Uncle Frank

Uncle Frank

Lives in United States San Jose, United States
Joined on Jun 21, 2002
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Oly EP5 + 5 native lenses (7.5 to 150mm)
Nikon D700 + 9 lenses (20-300mm)

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  • A pl5 + 20/1.7 would be a cost/size effective solution.  It would also allow you to try out other lenses if you ever tire of the 40mm FOV.
  • Replied in mountain scape
    The mountain scape is wonderful, and the addition of the herd of cattle, cowboy, and sheep (cow?) dog working in the snow give it an extra punch of interest.  Great colors and acuity.  It would ...
  • Replied in Firmware Fix
    Olympus firmware update 1.5 removes that limitation.  Once it's installed, you can operate the camera in all shooting modes.  It also provides a fix for the (overstated) shutter shock issue.  You ...
  • Totally agree, and that's why I've kept my 20 as a walk around lens.  But despite its fast aperture, the 20 is a poor tool for low light work unless the subject is static.  And that's the issue ...
  • I shoot with the larger Olympus ep5 body, so my comments only apply to the 20 vs 25, not the balance or portability of the 25 on your gm1. The 20/1.7 is a marvelous lens, and is considered to be a ...
  • Many say the 200mm f/2G offers the finest blend of acuity, selective focus, and bokeh. But it's too long for my style of event photography, and it's quite a bit over your budget. http://www.bhphoto ...
  • Created discussions The vintage 85/1.4D
    These days I shoot a small mirorless camera for personal and travel photography. But I've kept my full frame Nikon SLR and fx lenses for serious stuff. I had several portrait sessions this week, ...
  • Replied in Yes - 14mm 2.5
    Don't believe everything you read, WaterDog, because a lot of it is BS. It's best to rely on personal experience when you give advice, or if you have none, just provide a link to an informed source.
  • I agree, though I had to do a search to figure out what "haptic" means. :-P  In simple terms, my proper camera has to feel good, be easy to operate, and look good to enhance my pride of ...
  • 12-25-45 is a well spaced trio.   If the size of the 25/1.4 is an issue, I'd simply replace it with the Olympus 25/1.8.  Since you're buying an em10, you can bundle it with the 25/1.8 and get a ...
  • Take the pm2 +20/1.7 and the NEX6 + kit zoom. Don't  take the 30/2.8, since it gives you the same perspective as 20mm on u4/3. Leave the iphone in your pocket, unless you want to take some snaps ...
  • I'm a Nikon d700 shooter, but I bought an inexpensive pl2 a few years ago, just for fun.  I was totally unimpressed with the results from the kit lens, and it wasn't until I added he 20/1.7 that I ...
  • I've been a d700 owner for the past 5 1/2 years, and it has never disappointed, but dragging the camera and big lenses on trips drained the joy out of the hobby. I kept the d700, but added an Oly ...
  • Held level to the horizon (no de-fishing) Tilt
  • It isn't a lens problem or an operator's problem.  It's just that your expectations exceed the abilities of your system (camera & lens).  The primary subject doesn't have much contrast, the ...
  • Any answers you get on the u4/3 will be biased in favor of the u4/3 cameras.  But you've already made up your mind, so why fight it?  Buy the NEX6 and start taking pictures.
  • Replied in 14 - 25 - 60
    I think your plan makes a lot of sense.  I have 8 lenses, including the 45/1.8, but these days I travel with the Panasonic 14/2.5, Olympus 25/1.8, and Sigma 60/1.8.  The spacing between these 3 ...
  • I'm sure you can sense that both the gx7 and the ep5 are favorites for some of us.  I can assure you that both are wonderful cameras, capable of delivering outstanding images.  In fact, most of us ...
  • Replied in 14mm or 20mm?
    I own both.  The 20 is superior optically (and f/1.7 vs. f/2.5), but the 14 is a faster/quieter focuser.  The 20's fov is closer to your ideal of 35mm on full frame.  Based on my photographic ...
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