1943Mike

1943Mike

Lives in United States Salem, OR, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Mar 23, 2012

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  • I, for one, think that would be a shame. I'm just going by my feelings now but I really believe that, at least for photographers of my generation, macro photography in the outdoors/wild is an ...
  • Joakim and the Bluesman, I've just bought the lens. Should be here Friday. I'm looking forward to using it at Mount Rainier National Park in two weeks. Thanks to you two and all who've contributed ...
  • CharlesB58, I appreciate your suggestion. I'll not be using adapters however - even with the considerable savings in $. I simply lust after the range of the lens in question.
  • seanie2322 Thanks for the reply. I'm sure now that I'll get the 12-100. I'm just not sure whether it'll be before my upcoming hiking at Mount Rainier National Park in a couple weeks or after that. ...
  • Replied in No, never
    Lacko, I appreciate your opinion and am grateful for the reply. Fortunately for me part of my retirement package from LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) was lifetime supplemental insurance ...
  • mwhyte, Thanks for the thoughts. I will buy this lens. It's just a matter of whether or not I dip into my savings to get it now or save up a little more for a few months.
  • Replied in Get it!
    Scott, Thank you for the positive input! I'm now convinced I'll end up getting the lens.
  • gnik1, Thank you for the reply. I appreciate your opinion. I have considered some other non-pro lenses (the ones you mentioned and the Oly 12-200) but I'm convinced that the IQ of Oly's pro lenses ...
  • Replied in Questions...
    Art, Thanks for replying. I really don't do any low light photography so the f/4 is of little concern to me. I don't quite understand what you meant when you said: "If you enjoy the manual clutch ...
  • Replied in Yes,
    Gary, Thanks for the quick reply. I do believe you've relieved me of any misgivings I might have had regarding buying the 12-100. I'll be saving up for it ... or maybe just buying it now with a ...
  • Replied in Yes!!!
    Jim, Thanks for the reply. I think, at age 76, I still have some moderately strenuous day hikes left in me but not backpacks! Keep hiking!
  • Replied in Yes,
    Gary, Thanks for chiming in. I'm definitely leaning toward buying the 12-100 but I wonder about the extra weight while on some moderately strenuous hikes? I've given some serious thought to the ...
  • Jeremy, Thanks for your thoughts. I use the 40-150 f/2.8 quite a lot these days ... usually at The Oregon Garden photographing  garter snakes, Pacific Tree Frogs, flowers, insects, etc. I just ...
  • Replied in Yes!!!
    I'm very grateful for all the well considered, logical replies. Rick, Garry, HRC2016, Alex, Photo Pete, BruceRH, ToxicTabasco, Tom, and Albert ... All your thoughts/input are worth consideration ...
  • Created question thread Should I get the 12-100 f/4?
    I'm retired, no longer a spring chicken, but I do still enjoy day hiking here in the great northwest. Although not visible in my gear list, I do have the 12-40 f/2.8 and the 40-150 f/2.8 (as well ...
  • Got it! Thank you!
  • So, Bobn2, Your discussion is making my head spin - not in a bad way - just trying to get to a conclusion as to whether or not the extended ISO's offered in the E-M1.2 are useful and when and where ...
  • mwhyte said: "I might recommend waiting a few months, saving a little bit more money and perhaps going for the new Olympus 12 - 200mm lens ($899.00). For just a few hundred more you would get an ...
  • I thought these articles might be of some interest to some people interested in photography in general. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190611155556.htm https://www.sciencedaily.com/r ...
  • Petr, Your nature photography is most inspiring! Lovely images - well done! Along with Dave I'm curious as to whether or not you found the 12-200 to be of any use? So, did you use it and will you ...
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