mring1

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

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  • 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 ...
  • Just came back from two weeks in Italy.  E-M5 Mk I + 12-40 took 90% of my pix.  Second camera was my GM5 with 15/1.7.  Marvelous for museums. Also had the 35-100/2.8, 12-32 because it's so small ...
  • I have both the 12-40 and the Pany 35-100.  My body is an E-M5MkI, so it's larger than your Pen, at least a little bit.  I supplemented it with the RRS grip, and with that combination, the 12-40 ...
  • Got it for $99. Use it occasionally with my GM5. The Olympus 25/1.8 may be a tad better at the edges, but that's more pixel-peeping distinction than observable difference. Mine works just fine ...
  • An E500 and 14-54 is my "let's have some fun" throwback kit. Sunlight is its friend. Use Wrotniak's guide and you won't go wrong.
  • "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
  • Replied in EM5lll
    That's the feature that would make me seriously consider a Mk III.  My Mark I has served me very well for six years.  The LCD screen died late last year and I paid $170 to get it fixed.  But at ...
  • Happened to me in December while visiting my sister in New York City.  The LCD screen on my 6 year old E-M5 died.  (Understand that Olympus's Super Control Panel on the LCD facilitates most ...
  • Replied in No
    I love my hobby and managed to get some gear at the same time as our two kids went through college.  OK...they both had some scholarships and worked, but you get the point. What the financial ...
  • Much as I'd like an updated GM5, I have to wonder if they'd be able to pull off the updates/enhancements with the same battery it has now. 20 mP sensor, updated firmware/processor = more power ...
  • Replied in It's only May...
    ...so for now we get stuff that ...might...have a grain of truth, some head fakes, and stuff that someone pulled out of thin air.  I'm sure there are prototypes out there (probably in Japan), but ...
  • I wouldn't doubt an announcement of an E-M5Mkiii at Photokina.  I'd guess we'll start seeing some more authoritative rumors (if I can call them that) in June/July. I really wonder about a Mk II ...
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