mring1

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

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  • If you're happy with your current set-up, why don't you supplement it with a good 1" sensor camera? You aren't into 100% crops and 20x30 enlargements, so get something compact that you can carry ...
  • I just got a Lowe Pro Adventura SH100 II. It takes my GM5 + 12-32, an Oly 45/1.8, and my Oly FL-LM3 flash that I've modified for Panasonic. Also has a small interior pocket for a memory card and ...
  • ...which is why I use my GM5 when I break out my beautiful old 4/3s 50/f2.  The picture-in-picture and focus peaking of Pany's is soooo much superior to Olympus.  And even though it would seem to ...
  • by about 1/2 - 5/8 inch, but I discovered that when I hold the camera, that slight extension on side makes the grip a bit larger, if you will, without substantial bulk.  Combined with a Flipbac #3 ...
  • Sorry about the second post.  I accidentally hit the "Enter" key.  What I was going to say is that I have the RRS grip/L plate for my E-M5 and it works superbly.  The problem is that this ...
  • and we've talked about this in some other threads...I don't believe there will be a GM-sized successor in the near future, or more likely, ever.  I won't use the word "dead" to describe the line. B ...
  • about cameras.  They're told by their managers which lines to push (Sony and Canon) because the stores and managers get rewards for that.  The sales people there use their smart phones and post on ...
  • I own and love my GM5 and i see you own m4/3s gear. The chief advantage of the GM5 is the larger sensor compared to 1" sensor cameras and interchangeable lenses. You can also use any m4/3s or 4/3s ...
  • Replied in Olympus C-5050
    purchased in 2004.  The capacitor is dead, so when I change out the AA batteries, I have to re-set everything.  But, every once in awhile, it's kind of fun to pull out and play with.
  • and after 31 years, it's just easier to tell her what I NEED (easier to quantify than what I want), and save for it. Ironically, it was the fourth camera bag that put her over the edge.  "if you ...
  • Replied in Get the E-M10
    and this comes from the very happy owner (four years) of an E-M5 Mk I.  I love the rugged construction and weather resistance, but the -10 had some distinct improvements that other posters in this ...
  • so sell the gear you don't like and go find something you do!   Sheesh....
  • so I'll say "highly doubtful."  I really like the size of my E-M5, it works well, and so far I haven't come across a situation in my type of photography (big caveat, there) that my old OMD ...
  • But I'm really not holding my breath. There are too many Pany features that won't fit in a GM-sized body without larger battery, larger frame for heat dissipation. Another part of the reason it ...
  • Replied in Thank you....!!
    for again justifying why I love this lens.  I use it on my GM-5, and it looks pretty funny with the lens + MMF3 adapter but wow...what a great piece of glass. Don't forget, this was DPReview's ...
  • WR + wider range + video/manual zoom + pseudo macro + internal focus + smaller (relatively) size + a release point price that left people thinking they were getting a HG lens when they were not.  ...
  • I'm in Phoenix, AZ.  Fine sand is always in the air.  That's also why I have a high quality clear glass filter on virtually everything I own.  In five years the filter will have a slightly fuzzy ...
  • Loved my Pentax Spotmatic MX with the Super Takumar 1.4 and still have a Nikon that I use periodically.  Spent a lot of time in the dark and coming out smelling like stop bath.  Was fun, but I can ...
  • I put an OpTech wrist strap on my E-M5 + 12-40 and carry it with my fingers around the base of the lens.  It balances perfectly, and doesn't put a lot of stress on the left eyelet on the camera as ...
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