Humansvillian

Humansvillian

Joined on Apr 23, 2016
About me:

I'm trying to document life in the Ozarks, circa 2019
And I need all the advice and help I can get.

Humansvillian's recent activity

  • Created discussion thread 1940 Leica Manual
    Leitz Ad from 1940 Leica Manual Micro Four Thirds lovers have a lot in common with Leica lovers of many years ago. When the Leica came out in 1925 it began the long drift towards “miniature ...
  • I'd rather have the Pen F than the M5 II, because the Pen F is soooooo pretty. But refurbished M5 II cameras are only $400 on eBay and your used Pen F would sell for at least $600 as fast you could ...
  • I think you should keep your PL8 and buy one of the refurbished M5 II cameras on eBay for $400. The M5 II takes no better pictures in ideal conditions than any other Olympus camera from the PL 5 up ...
  • I’ve taken video with my 20mm Panny But it’s noisy. So is my 25mm Panny f1.7 although not as noisy. My Olympus 17mm f1.8 is an excellent video lens, but for what they cost you would be close to the ...
  • Unfortunately, any lens wider than your 14mm is going to cost something terrible. But, the good news is that buying a used Panasonic 20mm f1.7 will not set you back more than about $150 as a used lens.
  • Replied in Taco Truck
    They had closed, but reopened for me. The young man asked me to take his picture. Lucky I had a PL1 in my wife’s Suburban. It helps to be a hero on Facebook.
  • Created discussion thread Using my $25 OM Vivitar 100-300
    Last night was a full moon, and my wife wanted a picture of it for Facebook. I took my Vivitar OM Mount 100-300 f5 and managed to take one, handheld with my P5 resting on a car. Full moon Not the ...
  • My P5 came with an 17mm f1.8 Olympus prime lens.  Compared to my Panasonic 20mm f1.7 it doesn't take any better pictures, but it's a thing of sheer jewel like beauty. Olympus primes are fancier ...
  • In my opinion the next camera you get, will not take any better pictures in good light than your PL1. However, if you buy another Olympus MFT camera your PL1 lenses will fit. And if you buy an M10 ...
  • One of the things I liked about my 1966 Mustang was it had a standard manual transmission.  I had the privilege of shifting gears myself. A lifetime later I was standing in a Chrysler lot looking ...
  • I hadn’t thought about it, but a JPEG is a RAW, translated. So back in the late zeros when Oly and Panny we’re testing their new processing engines for their new 12mp MFT cameras they had to ...
  • The Olympus P3 cost a thousand dollars. So does a new Pen F. I think both were worth the money. But if used in the same light film cameras were, results are similar.
  • I know that sooner or later I'll get some deal on a 20mp Olympus and I'll just think it's the most wonderful camera made since the first Ur Leica. But tonight I posted some of my hackneyed ...
  • Created discussion thread Olympus HLD-8G grip for OMD M5 II
    HLD-HG I'm waiting on my M5 II to get back from Oly service, and I've treated it to a genuine Olympus grip extension, the HLD-8G.  It was only fifty bucks on eBay, and it's in pristine condition. T ...
  • You can do anything you really have to do with a PL1 (or any other Olympus body) and a 14-42 kit lens. It's nice to have a 40-150 plastic tele and a 20mm Panny prime. I've never taken a better one
  • I keep an account in the Humansville Bank that's much older than I am, perhaps even older than my father. Every time I'd wreck a car, or get into some scrape or another, my dear old widowed mother ...
  • My first Kodak DC3200 had something less than one gig Compact Flash card. My PL1 came with a whopping big 16 gig card. I just treated myself to a 256 gig Samsung Micro Card for $40. All my saved ...
  • Every MFT camera ever made was an expensive luxury gadget that functioned well. I just love my M5 II with it’s 12-40 Pro lens, with Oly extended grip. It functions, perfectly. But I tend to leave ...
  • I’ve noticed that fine things don’t have to cost an unreasonable amount. Jim Beam is $15 a fifth, and for $25 you get Jim Beam Black. A good Seiko Five or Invitca watch is only about $100, with a ...
  • My children don’t wear watches. And while they all have PL1 cameras I’ve given them, only my daughter actually uses hers, but she prefers the Canon EOS 350 (Rebel XT) I gave her. They don’t even ...
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