mring1

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

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  • My 12-40/2.8 is on my M5MKIII about 75% of the time. If I had a "clean slate" I'd have bought the lighter 12-45. I very seldom need the 8-11 range. But that's only me. Look at your past shots and ...
  • Enola Gay went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Bocks Car (Nagasaki weapon) is in Dayton. You've got the history right. Patterson was in the cut of Rockefeller and Carnegie: ruthless ...
  • Incredibly impressive. I was born and raised in Dayton and your timeline resonated with me. Was at the base in 1969 when the XB-70 arrived and landed for the last time. And all those NCR ...
  • Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. One of their newest additions is the Memphis Belle, arguably the most famous B-17 from WWIi in Europe. Visited last weekend. Don't know if you've been ...
  • I had the 12-40 for about four years when I got my M5MKIII. For me, I didn't see the ROI on trading the 12-40 for the 12-45. But for you, it makes excellent sense to get the lighter lens. My ...
  • Replied in My hand...
    My 20 spends almost all it's time on my GM5. It's strength is it's pancake size, but if I start putting more on the setup, it loses the reason for it. Hence, the use of my hand which I can ...
  • I go to my M5MKIII/12-40. It's instinctive and virtually instantaneous. It...just...works. There's no doubt that an M1MkII or III would be the same. But the M5 fits my hand and my style.
  • Replied in Yup...
    My third m4/3s is my GM5😆
  • I was surprised how many people had both, and generally, the consensus on strengths, weaknesses and approaches to using two pretty different cameras. I thought my enjoyment of both was my ...
  • I own both. Two VERY different styles and feels. If you have to chose, M5MKIII all the way.
  • Yup, Oly is faster to focus and the 20 is  little large and slower to focus. But it's a sweet,sharp wide open and compact lens that fits perfectly in a cargo pants pocket ony GM5. Horses for courses...
  • Replied in Yup!
    Spends the majority of it's time on my GM5. Perfect in the pocket of my cargo pants. No, that's not a banana 😉
  • Replied in Alas..
    That's kind of the story is Oly in the US. Not only can you count the users on one (maybe two) hands, chances are you know them!
  • ...kind of mirrors my use. 12-25 is about 60% of my shots. Then I jumped to 40 for either the semi portrait or near macro applications. 25-40 is almost lost to me. Who knows when I'll get the 8-25? ...
  • I enjoy my hobby and don't feel the need to apologize or explain to anyone.  If the moment and and photo give me pleasure, it was worth it... When you can look at a photo and smile, it's a good ...
  • Replied in Nope...
    but I bought my Pen from a guy here in Phoenix who sold everything "small", went out and bought an M-1X and 100-400 and a 300 for birding. Frankly, I see very few dSLRs or mirrorless around here.  ...
  • are two great reasons for a long tele! It's pretty rare to see a series like this. Nicely done!
  • It wasn't just that they went the route of big cameras, it's how they started! E-1, as elegant as it was, was a large camera for the size of the sensor.  And that criticism was one of the first. To ...
  • It's neat how spontaneous inspiration leads to something surprising. Great contribution that stands on its own without pixel-peeping:-D
  • Handle both.  Bring your 12-40 and  any other of your preferred lenses and play with it. Full disclosure:  I have an M5MkIII that carries my 12-40.  It's on the camera 80% of the time.  I love to ...
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