Rens

Rens

Lives in United Kingdom Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Works as a Luthier
Has a website at www.sobellguitars.com
Joined on Jan 8, 2006
About me:

Nikon D700 and OMD E-M5 .

Rens' recent activity

  • I like that his canoe is called the African Queen.
  • While I have no problem with anyone who wants to add a grip to his GM1, I don't understand it. Such a small, neat camera, fits even into jeans pockets (just - is that a camera in your pocket or...) ...
  • Replied in Three points
    Three points; 1. While read the Fujis have great IQ, my friend's X-Pro 1 was hopeless at focusing in low light, completely failing to find focus where my Panasonic GH4 snapped straight into focus ...
  • What on earth are you all on about?  The GH3 and GH4 look absolutely fine, and for me do a better ergonomic job than the EM5 that preceded my GH4. Was the EM5 prettier?  I don't know I didn't spend ...
  • Replied in Pretty robust
    Mine sat in long grass (attached to my G1) for the wettest two months of the year, some torrential downpours. The camera was also somewhat battered, so must have also been knocked about a bit. The ...
  • Except perhaps the GX7. I've always assumed Panasonic owners spend their time taking photos while Olympus owners spend their time posting about cameras.
  • I bought the X-cap described as being for the Olympus 14-42, and provided you align it properly it needs no modifying and doesn't vignette at all on the Panasonic 12-32.
  • Of course you were teasing, but it was an excuse to use the photo. Not as orange on the bottom as it used to be, of course.  Described by Panasonic as Tan, who do they think they're kidding.
  • I didn't know you cared, but to keep you happy, here is a picture (after cleaning) showing the worst of the damage. Battle scarred GM1, working perfectly.
  • The EM1 photo looks to me like my EM5 shots that appeared over-sharpened, even in RAW files, and helped me decide to change to a GH4. The Sony photo looks either out of focus or suffering camera shake.
  • Replied in 142 posts
    But then the only thing about Panasonic that disappointed her was the lack of ecstatic reviews.  Once this was pointed out, what more could she say? Very happy with GM1 and GH4.
  • Created discussions GM1 tougher than it looks
    At the end of October I lost my orange GM1.  It went with me everywhere, and I'm pretty sure I pulled it out of my pocket along with my hat one day.  It could have happened anywhere. I decided not ...
  • Commented on Beautiful Calves challenge

    What a silly comment. The photo quality is poor, not offensive.

    Indoors, no flash, no light. The good bit about it (in my view) was the subject, the ridiculous high heels. But a different take...

  • Commented on Beautiful Calves challenge

    I see the rules state that any offensive shots will be immediately removed.

    I entered this:

    http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8290031639/photos/2771867/wedding-legs
    from my dpreview...

  • Commented on Beautiful Calves challenge

    I see the rules state that any offensive shots will be immediately removed.

    I entered this:

    http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8290031639/photos/2771867/wedding-legs

    from my dpreview...

  • Replied in Yes, but...
    Hi Geoff, thanks for the review.  I've also been wondering about this lens for a while.  I mostly use wide angle, but longer would be useful too. I feel we're spoiled these days.  If your 300 mm ...
  • Very welcome, I'm prone to senior moments myself. Rens There are optimists and there are realists
  • Replied in Yes but...
    If this is the same cap I lost with my GM1 and 12-32, it vignettes only when you don't have it orientated accurately.  But since I don't have mine to compare, it could be different.
  • Replied in Yes but...
    Yes, I also was very happy with this lens on my GM1, which went into most pockets and meant I could have a good camera with me at all times and no camera bag.  This made the downsides to the tiny ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Hens at Slaley show
    9 August 2014
    Placed 40th in the challenge. 9 August 2014
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