northcoastgreg

northcoastgreg

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

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  • Yes, you can easily access the trail through the shuttle bus, at the Avalanche Gorge/Trail of the Cedars stop, just east of Lake McDonald. However, if I had to chose between Avalanche Lake and ...
  • The shuttle bus is a good alternative, as the traffic can be quite heavy on GTTSR during the summer season, and often there's no place to park (the Logan's Pass parking lot is usually completely ...
  • It's hard to say how much better the DA 15 is to the DA 16-45. The DA 16-45 is a nice, "dependable" lens, with very decent edge to edge sharpness across it's focal range. The DA 15 is a lens ...
  • If you're K-5 is working in ten years, then it is a ten year camera. If not, it isn't. My K-5 gave up the ghost early this year. It was nearly 4 years old and had suffered more than 40,000 shutter ...
  • Olympus does hope to attract pro and high-end amateurs with their f2.8 zooms, but I don't think that's the only reason why Olympus refuses to may high-end compact f4 or slower zooms (which would ...
  • I doubt Ricoh regards imaging as a hobby. They're actually quite serious about making money. Which is why they've adopted a far more conservative approach. Rather than trying to grow the user base ...
  • I think that's pretty much the truth of the matter. Olympus' camera division continues to lose money, which is bound to have an impact on how many new products are introduced, and how quickly they ...
  • What does is mean to say 1 to 3 percent of production? 1 to 3 percent of malfunctioning SDM off the assembly line? Given longer periods of time, that percentage is going to go up. They'll be a ...
  • It would have to be the older "non-VC" version, because that's the only version that is made in the Pentax K-mount. I would agree that the this older, less expensive Tamron 70-200 makes more sense ...
  • If you're not going to make large prints, I think you'll have plenty of detail with the E-M5II, provided you don't take the cropping to extremes. While you can capture more detail with the A7II, ...
  • The problem with the Pentax is not the "ancient" screw drive technology of the old F series lens. As a matter of fact, the old F series lenses tend to focus faster on the Pentax K-5 than most ...
  • I can only judge from what I've seen from these lenses online, but I prefer what I've seen from the DA 16-85. Better contrast, better color rendition, comparable sharpness. As a landscape lens, ...
  • The EM10 performance should come very close to the D90. Indeed, the biggest difference in terms of practical output would involve quality of lenses, rather than sensor performance (which is very ...
  • Do you really need fast ultrawides for landscapes? And would cramming more pixels on the smaller 4/3rds sensor really lead to increased resolution, or merely to more noise and diffraction issues? ...
  • Replied in Used 11-22
    I agree that the four-thirds 11-22 is probably the best cheap wide angle solution. I've seen them as low as $280. The four-thirds 9-18 is another option. It's about half the weight of the 11-22, ...
  • For me, it's mostly about the lenses. While I appreciate the photographer-centric nature of Pentax's cameras, it's the glass that keeps me in the system. As for cameras, just give me a decent ...
  • If you pixel peep, you'll notice lenses like the 7-14 and the Oly 12 are a bit sharper. In terms of practical output, you're not likely to notice these differences. What you will notice is that ...
  • Replied in Serious Lenses
    Given the FA 77 f1.8, how badly is this needed? I can see Pentax coming out with a lens like this later on down the road (there seems to be an absolute mania for a lens like this among the ...
  • Although I've never used the old Sigma 17-70, I do own and use the Pentax 17-70. I would expect any differences you find between the lenses to be subtle, and I don't think you'd find any ...
  • That's not been my experience. While there's often little difference in center sharpness between various m43 lenses, there can be differences in edge sharpness. Just compare virtually any m43 lens ...
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