Sierra Dave

Sierra Dave

Lives in United States Oakland, CA, United States
Joined on Feb 17, 2011

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  • Created discussions Walkaround zoom for Nikon DF
    I'm starting to look at the Nikon DF for my next camera (had a D700 way back when - looking for something similar but smaller - well build, good OVF, modest pixel count), but not sure what to do ...
  • I think you got it backwards.  The E-P5 is less expensive ($500 vs. $600), and it offers everything the E-PL7 has and more, with the exception of 'selfie' mode.
  • Replied in RX10 mk3?
    As much as I enjoy watching a good public tantrum, you might consider fact-checking your posts before submitting them.  Best to leave the greenhouse before you commence throwing stones.
  • 12mm gives you a significantly wider view than 14mm.  The 12-40 is better corrected for CA and is sharper, particularly in the corners, up to 25mm or so.  AF is also faster, especially in low ...
  • You'll have a hard time getting more than $150 for a 14-54 I in any condition.  Just look at eBay right now.
  • IMO considerably better than the Canon in terms of across-the-frame sharpness.  Also, the close-focus ability is great. Unfortunately, it's hobbled by the E-620's so-so AF system and relatively ...
  • You can't.  One of Olympus's annoying decisions is to only allow firmware updates via their application, so there's no option to just download it and stick it on an SD card.
  • Yeah, that's pretty much been my experience too.  I've had the SWD motor die three times with the 12-60, twice on one lens and once on another.  I've also had the front element come off when I was ...
  • It gives precisely the delay it says - 1/8 s or however much you set the value to be.  You can't use burst mode with Anti-Shock.  But if you're using burst mode, presumably you'll be using a high ...
  • They make sure that it works.  Many people have gotten stuff through the Olympus reconditioned store, and the proportion of duds isn't really any higher than Amazon/B&H etc. If you're concerned ...
  • Uhh... 4/3 was just as arbitrary - it was based on what Kodak could affordably fabricate at the time.  And considering where things stand today, that doesn't look like an especially smart bet. ...
  • Olympus OM mount lenses.  These are from Olympus's older film SLR system. No.  4/3 lenses will not work with it. No.  m4/3 lenses will not work with it. This is an item for people who old ...
  • There're also the refurbished 12-40/2.8s that Olympus sells through their store for $640.  They're not always available, but they have influenced how much people are prepared to pay for secondhand ...
  • Not on 4/3 and m4/3 it isn't.  On a 4/3-sized sensor, there are no primes better than the 12-40/2.8 in the 12-20mm range.
  • Nor should it be.  The 45/1.8 makes no sense for macros (1:9 magnification), and the 50/2.0 is a bizarre choice for a portrait lens (focusing takes a year and a half). The mZD 60/2.8 is every bit ...
  • Replied in Not so fast
    There are many reasons, but the most common one is people who have a long experience with 4/3 lenses and have yet to do a careful comparison themselves.  Or in other words, nostalgia.  But it's ...
  • Replied in Not so fast
    Except of course when they're not.  It gets rather tedious refuting the same stuff over and over again, but the SHG 7-14/4 is not 'certainly' better than the Panasonic 7-14/4 - they're about on ...
  • Sorry to hear about your dog - she definitely takes priority over gear tests. As to the lens, for low light, I'd think primes would be a significant advantage (even 1/3 stop helps).  The main thing ...
  • I don't suppose you'd be able to put up some side-by-side shots at 14mm f/2.8?  I'm curious, just not curious enough to spend the money to rent the 14-35/2 for a weekend! The 14-35/2 had really ...
  • Not all that many are out there yet.  The Olympus 14-42 EZ just started shipping.  The Panasonic 14-42X is no longer sold as a kit with current bodies.  The 12-32 is available as part of the GM1 ...
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