Michael AR

Joined on Mar 31, 2021

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  • Always a worry.  Added to the worry whether I've picked the right equipment in the first place.  I know you are  a fan of MFT and Lumix, but I'm still nervous about the whole scheme. Thanks, Michael
  • I kind of feel the same  way, though the  tales around the forum of people quietly passing off their unsharp lenses onto the market isn't particularly reassuring.   Ha ha. Now it has come down to ...
  • In years gone by I would have jumped on most any deal I could find.  I find, sometimes much to my distress, that I'm getting more and  more risk averse as  I age.  Ha ha.  And while I was  never ...
  • Okay, I'm still at it.  Ha ha.  Today I ordered a Lumix 14-140mm II Power OIS and a Lumix 100-300mm II Power OIS, both used.  I found out I had saved more than I thought due to lockdown, so I ...
  • Thanks for the examples Albert.  The sharpness looks very good to me.  I'm thinking this might be the route I want to go.  At least if I can find the right deals. Thanks, Michael
  • Thanks for your reply Albert. Since the price of the G85 has gone up $100 since I started this thread, and they only sell it bundled with the 12-60, I've been looking at the used market. And that ...
  • It's all so complicated.  Ha ha.  I've looked at the Oly 75-300 vs the Pana 100-300.  I think it's available used at a lower price, but I lose the Dual 2 IS and I'm thinking I would really like ...
  • Thanks for the info, Kelly.  I don't often take photos indoors, so maybe 14 would be fine with me. Thanks, Michael
  • Thanks for your answers.  There are other lenses I would like to get eventually so what I'm mostly wondering about is if I was going to carry one lens with me which of these two would serve my ...
  • If I got with the G85 would  I be better served, ie happier, with the 12-60 Power OIS or with a 04-140 Power OIS?  This  would be for general walk around, town and country. Thanks, Michael
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    So it actually failed to compile when there was an out of focus area?  The manual just mentioned that it might look unnatural.  8MPx is probably good for most of my uses.  I could see where using ...
  • This is the one I was thinking of, AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G.  Seems reasonably priced, haven't looked too much for reviews yet.  But while I was looking for the model number I ran across a ...
  • I see the macro lens I was looking at is an F mount.  Has the adapter worked well for you? Thanks, Michael
  • Replied in IBIS
    Thanks for the first hand info, Albert. On reading the manual, one point I was disappointed to see what that focus stacking may not give good effect with shallow dof macro shooting. I think it's a ...
  • Replied in IBIS
    Theoretically, I'm very keen on IBIS.  In good part for being able to use non-stabilized lens, but also considering it's effectiveness for video.   And the rub in that last case is that I'm not ...
  • I should have said, perhaps, sufficient coffee intake to give me an unsteady hand, rather than too much.  Ha ha. I have read that the IS on the two lenses that come with the Z50 have very good ...
  • The truth will out.  I seem to recall my landlord telling me he had a Yashica of  some flavor in the days of yore. So I dove down the rabbit hole of looking into most of the suggestions in this ...
  • Thanks for the info.  I won't make a practice of it, but good to know what is going on somewhat more.  It's hard to catch up with what's what wen one is just jumping into the market. Ill start ...
  • Good to hear that I was remembering correctly. I see the G85 performed well in the bicycle rider autofocus tests here, though i noticed they didn't show the swerving rider tests.  The G9 did very ...
  • I agree that the one camera solution has  a lot of appeal.  As I mentioned in another post I saw one of the Nikon 650s today.  Unfortunately it wouldn't power up at the Best Buy.  I was impressed ...
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