Skeeterbytes

Lives in United States Northern, CA, United States
Works as a Technical writer
Joined on Jun 11, 2006

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  • Admit I thought of the lug thing last weekend when I found I'd left the BlackRapid tripod socket attachment off of my E-M1ii and decided to hang the camera--with 40-150 Pro--by only a single strap ...
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    OTOH you get second-to-none access to a continual string of great artists while "armed" with a camera and who wouldn't want that? Officially jealous, Rick
  • I am 100% in favor of this, even moreso (moar than 100%?) if it triggers a Picard facepalm GIF.
  • It does shove any post started by someone on the ignore list down to the bottom of the forum page, which can help. Cheers, Rick
  • Seem to remember when the last forum makeover rolled out both thumbs up and down buttons were part. They ditched the thumbs down because...well...negativity doesn't enhance community but I can't ...
  • The 40-150 Pro is very handy for portraiture and fashion, especially but not limited to outdoors. It has a very short minimum focus in case you wish to work close. For a unique look not replicated ...
  • Budget and tackling the new kit learning curve must play roles in your decision--it can be daunting to jump into a new system plus master a new subject. I've been shooting club and school soccer ...
  • No worries, it's good to hear you have some legit options. I became aware of Kastar only recently and they've come through with nice options for both batteries and chargers for a couple different ...
  • Nice. Love nontraditional approaches. Learn "rules" then break them. My kiddo, with the 300 Pro. Cheers, Rick
  • Here's one path. https://www.amazon.com/Kastar-Battery-Charger-Olympus-Digital/dp/B01KP82SFQ/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_421_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NQPHMP6Q0KQ52WEXE5AD Cheers, Rick
  • Admit I have no idea. It takes a good deal of force to bend a fairly hefty chunk of aluminum alloy like that. IIRC brass is softer but these don't seem to be made of that. No harm in checking with ...
  • Only scenarios I can come up with are it took a blow or was crushed by something. Has it ever been stowed without a lens cap? You'd know if it had ever been dropped. Regardless, agree it's a ...
  • Has somebody here actually instructed you to buy a certain camera? That would probably bother me as well Cheers, Rick
  • You're right, either type works fine with our mirrorless cameras. Linear are (mostly) less expensive and have a lower filter factor, i.e., they transmit more light than typical circular polarizers. ...
  • I'd make the choice informed by the lenses to be used. Panny's DfD system is exclusive to their lenses while the E-M1ii's PDAF system works with any lens. Their dual-IS systems only work with ...
  • Two E-M1s approaching 100k each with no issues, so I can't help on a reliability appraisal. My hunch is Olys outnumber Pannys and any difference between the brands' failure rates can't be ...
  • True enough, the GM5 is a well-made, solid little camera that oozes quality the minute you pick one up. Also an attractive, simple design. Compared to an E-PM, for example, the difference in ...
  • No, just the 300. Pondered the choice between the 300 or 100-400 but because I already had the 40-150 Pro the 300 made more sense for my kit. I generally shoot sports/action with two cameras so ...
  • I'm with you on removing the foot unless I'm planning on a tripod. Which is a small fraction of the time. BTW, kudos to Oly for the Arca Swiss grooves in the 300 Pro foot. Cheers, Rick
  • Crazy. Maybe Panny should put a big orange sticker on the carton: "Free prize in every box!" Hope the OP can connect with one--a lens that long with no tripod foot can be a challenge. Rick
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