Dave Lively

Dave Lively

Lives in United States Atlanta, GA, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jun 24, 2006

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  • While 1/60 and 1/120 will work anything higher like 1/180 or 1/240 will not. The first two work because every part of the picture gets 2 or 1 full cycles of the lights output. Shutter speeds below ...
  • I saw in your profile you have a manual focus 300mm f4 lens.  If you want sharp pictures at low shutter speeds with that lens you are going to need a better tripod. Travel tripods are very useful ...
  • A lot of former SLR owners I know are going straight from SLR to cell phone, particularly on vacation. While the the ability to instantly share a picture is important to them the main reason they ...
  • A broken camera from 2004?  I doubt it.  At some point a camera is trash. If it was me I would just take the batteries out and throw it away.  There might be some lead in the solder of old cameras ...
  • I wish I could add that as a choice, it is a great description.  Or at least replace the "I like the results I get " choice with it
  • Replied in not true
    I did not see it when I searched just now either. But I remember hearing it used to describe the Sigma 60mm on the m43 forum so when I searched for that I found this thread . and several others ...
  • Replied in incomplete?
    That is part of the vagueness.  While I would tend to agree with you I typically see the term used without an specific object.
  • "Renders" as in "I love the way my xxx lens renders" seems to be the new buzzword here and in other photography forums.  The definition is a bit vague which bothers the engineer in me. In general I ...
  • The sliding tab is a write protect switch.  You should always be able to read from the card. Have you tried to read the card and failed?
  • Olympus and Panasonic have the advantage of offering a fairly complete system for those of us wanting something smaller but still versatile. That advantage could disappear of Canon or Nikon decide ...
  • No. But it does take longer to scan from top to bottom which increases rolling shutter artifacts and other problems.  The GX7 takes about 1/15s.  The GM1 is half that.  Not a problem with still ...
  • I noticed the same thing.  When I first got my GX7 I kept trying to adjust it so the image would be sharp before I realized the menus were fine, it was just the image was a little soft. It might ...
  • Yes, it does. Since I live in Georgia I go on a lot of hikes where I do not wear a jacket or even have one in my pack.  One of the purposes of the pouch is to keep sweat off the camera.
  • I have found the IBIS in the GX7 is worth about 1 stop when I use my 45mm compared to about 2.5 stops I get with the lens based IS in my 1-32, 14-42 and 100-300 zooms.  It helps but is not as much ...
  • By the time you add a small fast prime most mirrorless cameras are going to be way over your budget.  With m43 most of the small primes start around $350 if you wait for a sale and go up from ...
  • That is because return policies have changed.  It used to be there was a 15% charge for returning an item.  If that still applied there would be less online shopping.  I always try to do enough ...
  • Replied in Price
    I have never shopped for a camera in Europe but I often see threads here complaining about how cameras are cheaper in the US than in Europe. Having to pay VAT usually gets most of the blame but ...
  • If you are worried about having to clean fingerprints or dirt off the front element a filter is best. If you are worried about dropping the lens or smashing it into something a filter is best. If ...
  • It looks like the camera focused on the lily pad beyond the heron's head.  But it was not way off.  Selecting the smallest possible focus box might help.
  • Optical disks have never been recommended for storage because they degrade over time.  But I would not expect problems with a disk stored in a dark folder and not exposed to high tempertures. A lot ...
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