carlosvp

carlosvp

Joined on Aug 2, 2012

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  • Replied in Macro lens
    It's a no-brainer. jalywol's experience above seems atypical for this lens; perhaps the copy he tried was a bad one. In general, the Olympus 60mm seems to exceed the PL optically in every respect. ...
  • Replied in Macro lens
    Where do you get that?  The PL 45mm is around $900 retail (B&H today), while the Olympus 60mm is about $400 ... actually seems to have gone up to $449. FWIW, one of the links to Ming Thein's blog I ...
  • Replied in Macro lens
    The Olympus is sharper, is better-corrected, and is cheaper too. The PL 45mm was good when it was the only dedicated macro option for m4/3, but it's been outclassed by the Olympus lens. But don't ...
  • There have been a number of threads in here about the rear control dial issues you describe, one in just the last day or so. The advice seems to be send it in for warranty service. C.
  • As others have said, 120-180 is perfectly normal.  I've heard of the odd one that comes with several hundred -- perhaps those got slightly more thoroughly QA'd for whatever reason.  150 certainly ...
  • It's not that one brand is tight vs another is loose - both Panasonic and Olympus (and Sigma, and ...) work to the same mount specs.  It's just that there are manufacturing tolerances (which can't ...
  • Context is everything: I suggested the 17 for indoor *groups* in small, dimly lit rooms where longer lenses would not allow him to get the group in, such as the OP encounters *all the freaking time*. ...
  • I also think the Olympus 45mm would probably fill your needs best.  It's a moderate-length portrait lens and quite bright so you can get good shots indoors, but one of its biggest points is how ...
  • Replied in EM10 question
    "nose oil" is a well-known and useful substance (random example: http://web.archive.org/web/20061228041532/http:/www.tradetricks.org/archives/001259.html).  It's free, it's a good lubricant, it ...
  • Which one did you get?  Do you have a link?  I have this lens and would like a tripod collar for it, but I haven't found one. Are you saying this lens does not attach securely to your E-M1?  Are ...
  • 1/100s shutter speed is getting quite close to the 1/35mm-equiv-focal-length rule of thumb.  With good shot discipline at that sort of shutter speed, you *can* get good results, but you can also ...
  • There is no image stabilizer in the Panasonic G1 camera, or in any Olympus m4/3 lens.  If you want image stabilization with the G1, it has to be present in the lens. C.
  • Good flashes aren't cheap.  There are some no-name Chinese-made flashes you could try, but they tend to be hit-or-miss quality-wise (I've seen a couple die in a matter of months), and they're ...
  • These are leather instead of cloth, but I've got a couple of Gordy's wrist straps and love them. http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/ He also sells neck straps.  Getting the rubber bumpers to protect ...
  • You've forgotten the Olympus 9-18mm and the Panasonic 7-14mm.  They're both *very* wide at the wide end.  I have the 9-18 and am quite happy with it; I couldn't justify the much higher price of ...
  • Because it doesn't.  AF makes no sense with the 1:1 setting. Setting the lens to its 1:1 reproduction ratio is setting it to a specific focus distance -- specifically, its minimum focus distance.  ...
  • You seem to have forgotten the GX1.  It splits the difference between those two pretty evenly, and is still a current model. The flip-out screen and sensor-shift stabilization leave you only the ...
  • No.  The E-P1 simply is not a good camera for low-light situations; the sensor is very noisy in low light, and image quality suffers greatly.  A fast lens helps let in more of the light that is ...
  • I have the Olympus 9-18 and use it on my GX1 (and GF1), and it works great.  It's a super-wide rectilinear lens (in fact, the widest I've ever used), has good (though not outstanding like some of ...
  • The 50, I think, is their older series and no longer made.  You should be able to find the 52 easily, which I believe supersedes it. I have a couple of the Metzes as well (a 50 and a 52) and I ...
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