JLTaylor

JLTaylor

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 25, 2004

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  • One reason for wanting to use flash with the electronic shutter. I am digitizing a couple of decades of slides and negatives.  I would like to be able to use flash, and not put thousands of ...
  • At full resolution I didn't think there was anything wrong with it. It's not a great background, and gets worse with compression.  There are some planted Noble Fir forests around here that look out ...
  • Same reply as in the four-thirds post: If Olympus was going to make a 300m F2.8 I would expect this lens (300mm F4) to be smaller and lighter and less expensive then it is. If there was a faster ...
  • I want to add a bit to what Rick said. If Olympus was going to make a 300m F2.8 I would expect this lens (300mm F4) to be smaller and lighter and less expensive then it is. This lens would be ...
  • The snarky reply is The proper temperature for what is is the temperature what was. Meaning, from an biolgical perspective, everything evolved to be work in the envrionment that is. We have had a ...
  • Not quite. Martin O'Malley said solving it would create jobs, not the same thing as saying it was a good thing. Actual quote “The greatest business opportunity to come to America is climate change.” ...
  • I like to leave the camera in P mode in case something happens and I just want to grab and shoot. EC on the front dial, P-Shift on the back.  Usually instead of changing modes, and then having to ...
  • Both the ring and twin flash have an illumination mode. The manual for the flash system is here: http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/manual/esystem/man_mflashsys_e.pdf
  • The lamps move independently, or they can rotate together. The angle of each lamp can be adjusted (toward or away from the lens) about 170 deg. The ratio of the power between the two lamps is ...
  • I was a little surprised that Olympus changed the hood design of the 14-54 and 50-200. They stopped thinking of a system of products. I have the FR-2 - it attaches to the filter threads. It will ...
  • I had the 14-54, and added the 14-42 because small size is a priority for me.  When I had both I took about 40% more shots with the smaller lens. Perhaps some of the shots would have been better ...
  • Nice little lens.  For the lengths of hiking trips I do, I would opt to carry a longer lens.  The chance of wildlife photography is one reason I backpack. I borrowed a copy of the 35-100/F4-5.6 ...
  • In BaconHills world, any prediction that isn't perfect (ignoring the word could ) is taken as proof that the entire theory can be thrown out, everything is fine, and the source of the prediction ...
  • The 300 F2.8?  Should I throw in the 150 F2 for $150?
  • I think I'll get the first one to ship, I want to go over to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for the spring migration... My dilemma is should I keep the 4/3's 300mm F2.8.  I think the smaller ...
  • Replied in Where?
    I hope the 4.8 pounds is a mistake.  Maybe they got them reversed and it's a 1 pound lens ;)
  • Purely speculation, based on years of designing stuff. Any design is a bunch of compromises, and these are skewed based on the overall design goal. This could be the highest possible performance, ...
  • Replied in It depends
    I've used everything from a fisheye to 600mm in national parks (400mm if it includes backpacking). They are also a great place for macro, and my best photographs of my wife are in natural light. ...
  • Thanks, Interesting story behind that shot.  The kid was following it's mother.  She crossed the gap, the kit stopped, she kept going.  About 2 minutes of trying to decide which would be worse, ...
  • I like wildlife shots.  Most wildlife isn't conveniently located. All lenses are tradeoffs, if you have to carry a long telephoto a long ways, giving up some speed for weight is usually a good ...
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