Wallybipster

Lives in United States Dutch Harbor, AK, United States
Works as a Fisheries Biologist
Joined on Mar 27, 2009

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  • Hi Gary, that's not a bad idea, a cheap extended warranty.  But I guess for the way I put the camera through the wringer, it's hard to know what may be covered or not.  Maybe I'm just worried ...
  • Yeah, it's true, but I feel part of that is very important to the proper mentality of getting the shot.  I could leave the camera tucked away more, but for me there's nothing as great as having ...
  • Hmm, good idea, I may just give that a shot.  My refurb unit was shipped yesterday, and I can't ship my current camera until the refurb arrives, not when I have nights like this that pull me out ...
  • A reasonable theory, but I have not used 3rd party batteries at all on my E-M5, and don't see any issues with battery swelling.  It could be that the ding on the bottom of my camera from a ...
  • Well, it seems in the past couple weeks, as I've used my gear on one hike or climb after another, I finally did more than cosmetic damage to my E-M5II.  At first, I just thought it was a problem ...
  • That's what I did. I'd much rather do field cleanings in potentially less-than-ideal situations on the filter instead of the front element, and I shoot in enough rain and other less than perfect ...
  • It's a great camera, and I bought mine knowing it may be the end of the line, but there's no real equivalent anywhere, other than it's GM1 predecessor.  If they could just squeeze one more control ...
  • I'm not sure exactly what the OP was referring to either, but he did mention the old FT 300mm F2.8, and compared to that lens, I can see why you would mention it.  I sold mine after realizing the ...
  • Replied in +2
    I bought the Rokinon as a cheap fill-in until I could afford an UWA rectilinear.  But now that I even own the 7-14, and owned the 9-18, I still bring a fisheye along more often and find it more ...
  • Replied in Unalaska, Alaska
    Thanks!  I just took a stroll up a hill near the town I live, Unalaska on Unalaska Island in Alaska, USA.  It's an isolated treeless wilderness for the most part.
  • Thanks! I haven't been using a case...  But now that you mention it, I could see a case being pretty useful, especially now that I'm way more likely to bring that big lens on expeditions.
  • Haha, totally.  But then if I had that, I'd still use the extender and shoot it at 550mm all the time!
  • Replied in Tough call...
    Tough call, I've shot some really cute birds over the years. Fat fluffball Or maybe this fluffball These two were pretty darn cute.
  • Created discussion thread 300 Pro on a stroll
    I took the 300mm F4 (and 1.4x TC) on a short evening walk, and was very impressed with the versatility and practicality moreso than ever before.  I carried it easily for a couple hours of walking ...
  • That doesn't surprise me.  This lens has blown me away.  And small enough that I actually climbed a mountain with it strapped to my shoulder harness. Well, all you really need to know is that I ...
  • Replied in Wow! Lovely!
    Oh cool.  Those cardinals are native to South America, but are now common in Hawaii, so I figured something was up.
  • Replied in Wow! Lovely!
    Great shooting!  As someone who was into birds first, this lens is exactly what I had hoped for in M4/3 for years, so I'm not surprised that even a non-birder would find it to be very good for that. ...
  • Hi Dick, I'm basically hand-holding for those birds, with a little bit of support on a window sill.  I shot a bunch that weren't quite perfect, and I wondered what was up, and then realized I had ...
  • All good pictures, I love the Killdeer on the nest!  We get Semipalmated Plovers here (they just arrived for the summer) but they behave similarly, and I've never been able to get one on a nest ...
  • Hi Hen3ry, The 9-18 would still almost nail that same shot, especially since I ended up cropping just a little bit.  I've done really well on similar shots at focal lengths closer to 20mm like the ...
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