mring1

Lives in United States Phoenix, United States
Works as a Training Manager
Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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  • and went with a 15/1.7 on a GM5. I could have also put it on my E-M5. Never needed the IS, and the AoV is perfect for museums. Food for thought...
  • Replied in "Too" X 2
    Too big and too expensive. So, no. I'll hang in there with my E-M5 Mk I and see what features roll down to an E-M5 Mk III or Pen.
  • Replied in IOW...
    It was always an open marriage...uh....standard.  I guess the Pany rep found a new way to state what's always been the case.  Yeah...I think there's a veiled (cheap) shot there, but what he said ...
  • Replied in Tripod for GM5
    My travel tripod is a Sirui T-005X.  Comes with a head.  The important caveat about any of these light, inexpensive tripods is to leave the center column down.  It also has a nice little hook to ...
  • E-M5 Mk I + GM5.  I'm straddling the line between zooms and primes.  12-40/2.8 on the OMD and 15/1.7 on the GM5.  Bad habit....very bad habit.
  • ...and it's the reason a lot of folks own m4/3s cameras.  It's the reason a lot of FF users have an m4/3s as their second system.  It is, or rather, WAS the chief differentiator between m4/3s and ...
  • Nobody better EVER talk to me about the size of m4/3s gear again😉

  • Absolutely agree that focus speed of those two lenses on my GM5 is almost instantaneous in S-AF.
  • Replied in Not Lost...
    My E-M5 Mk I + the small RRS grip/base/L frame + 12-40/2.8 melt into my hand.  You call it retro.  I call it functional.  If having a pentaprism look is retro, then darn near every bloody dSLR out ...
  • Replied in Mine is stellar
    And after three years, seldome leaves my E-M5 Mk I. Two weeks in Europe in July and 80%+ of my shots were with that combination. Six months from now you'll wonder how you lived without it. And if ...
  • I'd love to own this lens. It's beautiful. But bigger than I want and way too expensive FOR ME. Emphasis added because I think/hope Pany sells a lot of them. It's further growth of a very mature ...
  • Replied in Absolutely agree
    My GM5 + 15/1.7 was my "museum camera" for two weeks in Europe. The other body was my E-M5 Mk I/12-40 2.8. I had my 35-100/2.8 (seldom used) and 100-300 (didn't use it). I have absolute confidence ...
  • The OP is in California, which along with NYC, is one of the few places with multiple retail options.  I'm in Phoenix, and we have one good camera store (which has a couple of disconnected Oly ...
  • P and O ARE listening to folks like this blogger.  While excellent, the best and latest are larger cameras.  Of course, consumers - especially those in the US, who equate size with quality - are ...
  • I also tried the 2 but it was larger than I wanted.  The 3 makes all the difference in the world for ME.  YMMV.  the 15/1.7 is now what sits on my GM5, but I also use the 35-100/2.8 on it, and it ...
  • My E500 + 14-54 remains my throwback camera. We'll, so is the C5050 but it's gotten cranky with age. With good light and bright colors, the Kodak CCD shines. It's fun, but I wouldn't say it beats ...
  • notwithstanding what the experts, talking heads, etc., say SHOULD be right. Look at my profile and youll see my format is a dead man walking. Pentaxes are elegant cameras built by a company that ...
  • E-M5 Mk I + the 12-40/2.8.  That took 90% of my shots.  Had a GM5 with the 15/1.7.  Used that in museums and worked VERY well.  Brought along my 35-100/2.8 and used it less than I expected. I could ...
  • The collaboration between P and O is informal at best .I don't see any compelling reason for Panasonic to share either sensor or shutter technology. DFD is an excellent focusing system and ...
  • Spent two weeks in Italy with an E-M5, GM5, 12-40 and 35-100/2.8, 15/1.7, and 45/1.8. Small bag, light weight. Went all over the place and never wished idI had a different lens. Could I do that ...
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