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 Stylus 1
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Olympus Air A01
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.
I am waiting for delivery of the AIR A01
Olympus E-5
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus PEN E-PM2
Like the E-1 and E-3, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I love the weather sealed Olympus DSLRs.
I did have a problem (fixed under warranty) where the EVF went dim on me.
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 45mm 1:1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II
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 50mm 1:2.0 Macro
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6
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 C-2100 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.
I still own the C-2100UZ, and take it out occasionally, but I don't actively shoot with it.
Olympus SP-550 UZ
Olympus VG-120
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
It was an ok camera when I had it. It is not that fast at focusing. I have given my SP-550UZ to a friend. The Stylus-1 now occupies the niche this camera used to.
I got this cheap on a Black Friday special to take on a vacation to Disney World. I eventually gave it to a friend.
I dropped camera off of tripod, lens locked up
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
Olympus E-510 / EVOLT E-510
I still own the E-1 and shoot with it every so often, but I don't actively shoot with it.
I still own the E-3, but I no longer shoot with it on an active basis.
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 PEN E-P2
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
My first micro 4/3rds camera. It was a fun camera, until the E-PM2 replaced it (and later the Stylus-1). I still own the camera, but I don't shoot with all that often.
I let a friend borrow the lens when his lens broke. When I got the E-PM2, it came with the 14-42mm mark 2-R lens, making this lens redundant.
I used this lens occasionally, but once I got the 50-200mm, this lens tended to sit home more often.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm 1:4-5.6
Sigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC HSM
I bought the 14-150mm mark 2 for its weather sealing, and this lens will likely be offered for sale.
Slow lens, blurry image on non-IS cameras like E-1.