Jim Mohundro

Lives in United States Seattle PacNW/King, United States
Works as a retired civil servant
Joined on Jan 4, 2004

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  • One can be easily discouraged, sometimes, by reading DPR. I've just sent in (last Monday) my D750 (for the second time). I've not so far noticed any issue because, perhaps, my D750 is fairly ...
  • Of course, without at least a bit of sleuthing, it's not always clear who actually makes some branded films. Many years ago I was stationed in Germany, shooting first with a Kodak Retina IIA, then...

  • For my use (e.g., no need for video), there are just two weaknesses: the essentially flat-to-the back AF/AE button, which impedes straightforward back-button focusing, and the grip. Re the grip, ...
  • Agfachrome 50 was my slide film of the early 70s, and shot with my Nikon Ftn. The film's slightly subdued warm skin tones and black shadows made it well worth mailing to Agfa (I seem to remember...

  • Replied in Solution
    A principal reason I settled on the Panasonic GF1 and, GAS-wise, its successors, including my current GX85, was the simplicity, relative to the Olympus system, of its menus, not unlike my ...
  • I'm a Nikon FF user as well a GX85 user.   Although I've not owned or used the Nikkor 55mm macro f/2.8, the lens has a great reputation and should be an effective focal length on the GX85, and I ...
  • I'll agree with the odd focal length, which seems rather a special-need field of view, given that there are plenty of f/1.4 and even f/1.2 and f/.095 options for those who favor and concentrate on ...
  • As a current GX85 user and (in M43 practice) solely a Panasonic (GF1, GX1 and GX7 before the GX85), I've gradually pared down my travel lens collection. Given the insight provided by my wife about ...
  • As am I with my 15mm f/1.7 Summilux on my GX85. The difference between an effective 30mm and 35mm is about as meaningful as the half-stop difference between f/1.4 and f/1.7.  As an experiment, I ...
  • I'm quite satisfied with my GX85 in my two years' experience. Although the GX8's EVF is very tempting, I comfortably moved from the GF1 to the GX1, and happily found the GX7's EVF, while smaller ...
  • I had to "hug" the Gx85 very close and tightly and, while the noise was barely discernible, the vibration itself seemed noticeable.  I installed the firmware but got distracted by other tasks so ...
  • Albert, I found on a recent trip to Nova Scotia to visit relatives there were times when I simply didn't want to walk around with second smallest of my bags, a Mirrorless Mover 20 (my smallest is a ...
  • Created discussion thread MegaGear Neoprene Cases for GX85?
    Occasionally I'd like to grab my GX85 with a 12-35 f/2.8 or 15mm f/1.7 lens and just the on-board (fully chareged) battery and a modest sized SD card (sufficient for the limited battery power ...
  • For years I've read about problems that may occur with tripod-mounted DSLRs and lens-based image stabilization, e.g., Nikon DSLRs using Nikon's VR lenses. The advice has been to turn off the IS ...
  • Created discussion thread To IS or
  • Replied in The Case
    I wasn't clear on my comment re the tripod screw.  The typical half case attaches itself to the bottom of the camera body by a male device that screws into the camera body's femaile tripod socket, ...
  • Replied in The Case
    The AliExpress case seems a handsome one and apparently pretty inexpensive.  Because the back of the case seems to be a part of the remainder of the case, one still has to stash away the case ...
  • Replied in Case for a GX7
    Panasonic has never seemed to get this right.  Part of the design difficulty, I suspect, is that, unlike film cameras, digital bodies (except, perhaps for a new Leica model) have LCD screens so to ...
  • I realize now after reading these helpful posts that I confused DFD with the post-shot multiple focus point option feature.
  • Created discussion thread GX85 Depth from Defocus
    I'm not sure that I'd use that interesting tool "Depth from Defocus" but I'm not sure if this feature is in the camera or is a quality of the specific lens; however, I note that there are no ...
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