Lives in United States Ramstein, Germany, United States
Works as a Combat Photographer US Army Retired
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Joined on Mar 17, 2008
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When I grow-up; Move to Lake Garda, Italy and do freelance photography.


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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (351 comments in total)
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samfan: I know it's really tiny and that's its selling point, but I do wish it would have an EVF port instead of that useless GN4 flash. Give it an EVF (port) and I'll be ready to declare it the most awesome digital camera in history.

I have the GX7 and the Fujifilm X-PRO1 cameras to use for capturing with the Tiny Mighty Nissin i40 Digital Flash; as well as a flash bar to add flash to the GM1.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (351 comments in total)
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photobeans: Panasonic did something amazing here. The body of a true small point and shoot with a m43 sized sensor. Now, please release one with a fixed 1.8 or f2.0 lens.

You are exactly right. The 14/2.5 is what I use for discreet street capturing, as I did in Paris in the 60's with my Leica M2 with a Summicron 50/2.0, a much larger and heavier package. I'm counting my blessings with the Mighty, Tiny GM1 Package. The silent shutter makes it a Secret Weapon!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 08:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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babalu: Since this is an open forum, I hope DPR will agree to having more than one opinion. Here is a link (from Panasonic) to the awards this camera has received elsewhere.

Phil Askey must be enjoying his current endeavors, as he is responsible for the most fantastic Digital Photographic Body of Knowledge in our Galaxy! He founded, "online", Digital Photography. PERIOD! Please don't drag down his admirable aspirations. I hope his successors will, KEEP UP THE SAME STIFF UPPER LIP! a Yank.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 23:04 UTC

Like Omega! If you like it, buy it; if you don't like it, don't buy it! It's so easy.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 07:27 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply

Normal lens 135 format: 47mm is diagonal of FF. Some american 35mm cameras had 47mm normal lenses. Camera industry in 50's/60's was almost all German; i.e..the 35mm inventor Leica, Contax, Voightlander etc. Until the cheap Japan made cameras took over the market. A round -up to 50mm became the,"normal, what the human eye sees", lens. Rangefinder and dual lens cameras were the standard cameras. Then a great breakthrough in camera technology came upon the scene along with, SPUDNIK! "SINGLE LENS REFLEX", TA DAN TA LA!The greatest milk cow that NIKON and CANON, "have ever invested in"! Hang on to this SPUDNIK, 50'S Era GOLD MINE AS LONG AS YOU CAN,
Because of the long "flange-back" of the SLR cameras, caused by the mirror, it became necessary to make the 55mm, the normal, 135 format lens,"Normal".
Cameras are tools. When you go to the hardware store to buy a tool to do a job, ask the pro which is the best tool!


Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 18:59 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

It ROCKS!, I just tried it and it gave me even more than expected. RIGHT ON!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 16:10 UTC as 31st comment
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