Michael Meissner

Michael Meissner

Lives in United States Ayer USA, United States
Works as a Computer Programmer
Has a website at http://www.the-meissners.org
Joined on Jan 14, 2002
About me:

Gear profile moved to:
http://www.the-meissners.org/camera-gear.html

FAQ for flashes that support Olympus DSLRs:
http://www.the-meissners.org/olympus-flash2.html

Older FAQ for flashes on Olympus C-2100UZ:
http://www.the-meissners.org/olympus-flash.html

Photo album:
http://www.the-meissners.org/photo.html

Michael Meissner's current gear

Olympus C-2100 UZ
Olympus Stylus 1
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Bought in April 2002, it still takes pictures. However, I tend to only take it out occasionally these days, when I want to remember how it felt when digital photography was new to me. I've taken more pictures (10,000+) with this camera than any other. The rating is somewhat lowered as I don't shoot with it as regularly. The Stylus-1 now looks to be the new C-2100UZ.
This is my new go-to camera for random situations, and just roaming around. It is the new C-2100UZ. It gives a decent focal length, and it only needs one hand to shoot. It is just a fun camera.
I bought this as a small weather sealed pocket camera, and it does a good job for these types of shots as long as you shoot at base ISO. If you shoot higher than base ISO, the noise reduction will sand away many of the details.
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
Olympus E-5
I've had this now for 9 years, and it is still going strong. I don't take it out as much as the newer cameras, but like the C-2100UZ, it has a place of honor on my shelf. In terms of camera, I down-rated it slightly since I don't shoot with it as much these days. But of all the cameras I own, it is at second in terms of the number of pictures taken (8,000+).
I bought the E-3 as my main all around camera, and now with the E-5, it is my backup camera, or the camera with the other zoom lens attached when I'm doing two camera work.
Like the E-1 and E-3, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I love the weather sealed Olympus DSLRs.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus PEN E-P2
Olympus PEN E-PM2
I did have a problem (fixed under warranty) where the EVF went dim on me.
My first Pen. I used this a bit, until I upgraded to the E-PM2.
This camera replaced the E-P2 as my small camera. I love the touch screen interface, and the small included FL-LM1 flash.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm 1:4-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter EC-14
Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro
I got this lens as part of the E-510 kit, but I don't use it. I do use the lens hood for the 14-150mm micro 4/3rds lens.
I don't use this lens. I got it as part of the E-510 kit.
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
Samsung Galaxy S II
Other gear:
  • Metz 48 AF-1 (for 4/3rds cameras)
  • Olympus 50-200mm (mark 1)
  • Olympus FL-36R

Michael Meissner's previous gear

Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Fujifilm FinePix F40fd
Olympus D-510 Zoom (C-200 Zoom)
Knocked off of table and broke camera battery compartment
Lousy auto white balance
Upgraded to C-2100UZ, gave to my daughter. She broke her first one, and I got her a second. She later upgraded to a Canon
Olympus D-40 Zoom (C-40 Zoom)
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Olympus SP-550 UZ
Eats SM cards if the battery drains.
Sold when I never used it. It had a funny auto white balance with some green colors.
Olympus VG-120
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
Olympus E-510 / EVOLT E-510
Dropped camera off of tripod, lens locked up
I got this camera because it had image stablization that my E-1 did not have. However, I felt the images from it were rather cold, and when I got the E-3, I sold this camera.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
Sigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC HSM
Slow lens, blurry image on non-IS cameras like E-1.