SteveY80

Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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  • Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't noticed the separate backlight option and that looks like a good way of saving some battery life when the LCD is active. The 8 second option seems just long ...
  • I'm a big fan of the design and compact size of Nissin flashes like the i40 and I used them for years. The main issue is that not all features (e.g. focus bracketing) work when using them with ...
  • Like Avian, I was caught out by this when I first bought my OM-1. It's not how I expected it to function and it hasn't stopped being an annoyance. After years of using cameras without this quirk ...
  • Replied in G9 today
    Personally, I much prefer the G9 over the OM-1 for macro work. I often focus bracket with flash when shooting insects and find Panasonic's implementation more usable and flexible for my needs. In ...
  • Yes, if you've got relatively undemanding photographic needs then the GX9 is a fine camera. I just think it's misleading to downplay the rather huge difference in specification compared with the ...
  • I'm assuming that your needs don't include birds in flight, sports/action, airshows, focus bracketed shots of insects, or anything else that's really demanding of the camera's CAF or buffer? You ...
  • I think your definitions of "substantially" and "slightly" must be very different to mine. Other than the 20mp sensor, and a few additions like the EC dial, the GX9's spec is pretty much identical ...
  • The 40-150 f/2.8 is one of the last lenses I'd praise for its bokeh. To me the bokeh it produces is anything but "buttery smooth", in fact I find it rather ugly and distracting in some situations. ...
  • I've tried some HHHR landscapes and test shots with my OM-1 and 8-25mm f/4 Pro. Any detail improvement was barely noticeable even when pixel peeping side by side. Maybe that lens just isn't sharp ...
  • It's 2:1 magnification, not 4:1. Olympus, and now OM, quite consistently use "35mm equivalent" magnification in their press releases and marketing. You'll find them calling their 30mm a 2.5x ...
  • To be fair, I think the 2:1 magnification would justify some extra cost. I don't think any of the 150mm/180mm full frame lenses went beyond 1:1.

  • Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't see any mention of teleconverter compatability. Still, a 2:1 magnification macro lens with AF/IS is very welcome. The f/3.5 aperture should keep the size ...
  • On my G9 I have the back ring (around the menu/set button) configured to directly control EC. When changing it that way, rather than pressing a function button and using the thumb wheel, it does ...
  • Panasonic were rather late to add this, years after Nikon/Canon/Sony, but most of their recent cameras do have this feature. I think the GX85 was about the last model that didn't, while the G9 and ...
  • It's a habit that the OM-1 encourages by activating stabilisation on half press. OM cameras seem to be one of the only ones to hide focus peaking like that. I'm not sure about other brands, but it ...
  • It's sometimes possible to successfully stack a subject even when there's some hand shake or it's on a flower blowing in the breeze. As long as the subject itself is sharp and isn't ...
  • I'm not using autofocus. As I said, half pressing the shutter activates IS and stabilises the image even when using manual focus. Also, because half pressing the shutter before taking the shot is ...
  • In some circumstances, e.g. shooting birds in flight with CAF, I use half press to activate focus rather than AF-ON. Even when that isn't the case, or I'm using manual focus, half pressing ...
  • It stops peaking when the shutter is half pressed, not just when it's actually capturing the image. As I've said repeatedly, my main issue with peaking on the OM-1 is that pretty much anything I do ...
  • You stated that you were happy to shoot birds at ISO 25,600 because NR software can "all but eliminate image noise without making the image notably softer". I assume you're walking that rather ...
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