Brian Steele

Brian Steele

Lives in Grenada St. George's, Grenada
Works as a IT Manager
Joined on Aug 1, 2001

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  • Created discussions Cracking open a 12-60....
    Finally figured why the pictures taken with my 12-60 looked a bit "different" after I got it back from Olympus Repair (stuck aperture issue).  There's some sort of "residue" left on the internal ...
  • Just to follow up on this, I ended up taking a jewel driver to the damned thing and I managed to get the front element off, after prying up the little plastic ring around the front of the lens ...
  • Why not look at one of the Olympus E-PLx cameras instead then?  Same sensor, but smaller than the M10 and has the same tilting rear screen.  Should be cheaper as well.  The EPL5 and the 14-42mm ...
  • Well, I've tried it on a few hashes so far just to cover the after-hash events and I'm VERY satisfied.   I do have to keep an eye on the shutter speed to avoid blurred pictures at very low light - ...
  • I received my 17mm F1.8 last night. Boy, is this lens tiny.  Yes, I heard it was small, but didn't comprehend exactly how small it actually was.  Here it is, pictured next to a AA battery... Bear ...
  • Sensor-shift would be nice. IMO even nicer for me would be on-sensor PDAF that will allow my older 4/3 lenses to be actually useful on this body, at a price that puts it in the entry to midrange...

  • Wide-open, the 50mm with its F2.0 aperture will cut exposure time by over 75% compared to the kit 40-150 set to 50mm (which starts at F4.2 at this setting).  Interestingly enough, it should also ...
  • Hi fellow hasher!  I've been hashing regularly since 2006, so I'm properly addicted now to it.  FWIW I decided to go with the 17mm F1.8 prime. I may have a challenge or two capturing everyone ...
  • True, but beginners tend to get more experienced as they practice.  Lenses OTOH do not develop better DOF capabilities with use.
  • Good point.  The newer 40-150 is at F4.2 at its 50mm setting, so the corresponding DOF is going to be something like 0.4ft for a subject 5ft away.  Not as shallow as the 50mm F2.0 prime (0.18 ...
  • That should be: "The 50mm can give you a shallower DOF than the 12-60, which can be beneficial for portrait work".
  • What lenses do you have at the moment?
  • I have both lenses.  The 50mm can give you a shallower DOF which the 12-60 which can be beneficial for portrait work.
  • I actually went a bit further than that - I looked at the EXIF data for the previous photos I've taken with the E-PL5 with the 14-42mm lens under similar conditions to see (it's actually easy to ...
  • Created discussions 17mm F1.8 or 12mm F2.0...
    Trying to decide which one of these to buy.  I'm presently using the kit 14-42 on my E-PL5. The prime reason is for low light photography, particularly group and other shots at the weekly hashing ...
  • FWIW, I own the E520, the E620 and the EPL5.  The E520 is the oldest of the cameras and remains my favourite of the bunch, even though the EPL5 has a much better sensor.  The E520 IMO was the ...
  • This might be an easy one - is there any way to lock the settings on an E-PL5, i.e. basically disable the control dial while the camera is in record mode?  Reason? I use the camera a lot for a ...
  • Agreed.  I have both the E620 and the E520, and the E520 is the one that I find myself using more, for your reasons and because it's a better "fit" for my hands.
  • Thanks - the ThinkTank Mirrorless 5 looks very much like what I'm looking for.
  • Any recommendations for a good camera bag for the EPL5/14-42IIr combo? I do a lot of hiking and I'm looking for something small and light that offers decent protection. TIA
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