northcoastgreg

northcoastgreg

Lives in United States Eureka, CA, United States
Joined on Jul 5, 2013

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  • I wouldn't make this judgment on the basis of photozone reviews, which over-stresses the measurable, quantifiable aspects of lens performance at the expense of the non-measurable, qualitative ...
  • I've shot with the Olympus 14-54 (on an EM-5) and the DA 16-45 and DA 17-70. Honestly, I didn't see much difference between sharpness between the 14-54 and DA 16-45. Indeed, the DA 16-45 was ...
  • The reservations people have against equivalency has nothing to do with whether equivalency is true and obvious. It has to do with how relevant the data provided by equivalency is when comparing ...
  • No, the companion for the 12-32 is the new 35-100 f4-f5.6 super compact zoom. Both lenses were designed for the GM1/GM5. They may be very nice lenses, and surprisingly sharp for consumer-grade ...
  • Replied in Sorry ...
    Nowadays, because of digital technology and the whole digital ILC revolution, there are a great many more landscape photographers, both professional and amateur, who are doing landscapes on FF ...
  • I have found the same thing with all the variable aperture m43 zooms I've shot with (which includes many of the 14-42s, the 12-50, the 14-45, the 14-150 and the 40-150). The one exception is the ...
  • You may be right. But then m43 would be unique in this respect, since most of the other systems offer "prosumer" slow zooms. The most popular zoom lens in my camera club is the Nikkor 16-85 ...
  • Pentax and Tokina are clockwise, not counter-clockwise.
  • The mistake here is to assume that merely because a few people are willing to shoot big lenses on  small cameras, then everyone will do it. I just listened to an episode of This Week in Photo, ...
  • Given how big and heavy Nikon and Canon full frame lenses are (and must be: an f2.8 FF zoom lens has to be big and heavy), it's hard to believe Canon and Nikon will consolidate their dominance ...
  • Some of the most spectacular scenes in Glacier are on the eastern side: Many Glacier, St. Mary Lake, Two Medicine. These lakes are open on the east (to a certain extent: no mountains are blocking ...
  • How much "better" are other companies 18-250 lenses? If you shot identical images with those 18-250 lenses and the DA 18-135, would anyone be able to tell the difference in 24" prints? Are the ...
  • Replied in Photokina?
    Sorry, not going to happen (it would be too heavy and expensive in any case). More likely we'll see: HD DA 18-70 2.8-4 HD DA ~150-~450 f4-5.6 Maybe HD DA 12-28 f4? I think we'll see the 70-200 f2.8 ...
  • There are compromises involved with the 40-150 as well. It's just a consumer grade zoom lens, and compromises have been added to keep the cost way down. There really isn't that much difference ...
  • I have both the Panny 14-45 and the Olympus 14-54 mk1, both of which I have used on an EM-5. While one can praise the Panny 14-45 for reasonable sharpness across the focal range, I never warmed to ...
  • Yes, but it's more challenging. Little if any professional service. Fewer choices in high-end/specialty lenses. No high-end action/sports cameras. Inferior flash system. Fewer accessories. You can ...
  • I would add the DA 15. It's the best of the lenses on your list, and probably the best overall wide angle lens available for Pentax APS-C DSLRs.
  • I'm expecting the announcement of two new K-mount lenses at Photokina: 1. The telezoom: HD ~150-~450 f4-5.6 2. Standard zoom: HD 18-70 f2.8-4 I suppose there's a slight chance that the wide angle ...
  • Given that the four-thirds 12-60 weighs 575 grams and sells new for $999, is it realistic to expect a 300 gram m43 version at $500? Would such a lens even be possible? How much smaller could an ...
  • Replied in Just 1 Lens.
    That would be wonderful but it's entirely unrealistic. If you want to get weight and size down, you'll have to make compromises in terms of focal length and aperture. More realistic: 14-54 f3.5-4.5 ...
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