Dr Hal

Lives in United States Owings Mills, MD, United States
Works as a Dentist
Joined on Jul 11, 2007

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  • Very nicely done and even more important....very nicely explained. Hal
  • My red GM 5 always has the 15mm 1.7 on it. Used to have the 20mm on it but I like the 15mm better.  However, either lens is wonderful.  I also carry the 14 -140 II.  I do have the 12-32 and do use ...
  • Created discussion thread Storing as DNG or RAW
    I have recently began to use Lightroom.  When I watch the different instructional videos on YouTube, some of them say to store your pictures as DNG files and others say store your files as RAW ...
  • I travel with the Panasonic GX8 and GM5.  The GM5 is really tiny and has very good IQ.  The two cameras use the same lenses and have the same menu system.  The m43 lenses are much smaller than ...
  • When I got my GX8, I found a site called camera ergonomics and it was much more help than any book I got. He now has a blog about the G80/85. Here is a link http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com/201 ...
  • There are plenty of GM cameras on ebay.  I bought mine from Adorama used.  BandH and Adorama are gold standard companies.  It is NOT chancy to buy a used camera from them.  From having both ...
  • I have both the GM1 and GM5.  I am giving the GM1 to my granddaughter and plan to keep the GM5 for many years.  It is a wonderful little camera and as much as I like the GM1 the GM5 is just easier ...
  • Replied in 15mm 1.7
    An absolutely wonderful lens.  When you asked the question, that is what comes to mind.  I enjoy using my other lenses but this is the gold standard. Hal
  • The 15mm 1.7 is a great lens.  For me it is a must lens that I always take with me.   Whenever I go out to shoot pictures, I take my 12-35, the 15 and the 14-140.  For some reason, the 15mm almost ...
  • When my daughter was in college, I went on a shopping trip with my wife and her.  I did not begrudge them what they spent on clothing and makeup...in fact I am glad to buy them what they want.  It ...
  • you are right.
  • That is not a fact.  It is your opinion.  The Q system has been a loser.
  • Pentax Q system is inferior to the Lumix GM system.  Not even a contest.  System not as good, IQ not as good.  Why start off already behind?? Hal
  • I have both the GM1 and GM5.  Am giving the GM1 to my granddaughter.  The GM 5 is an absolutely wonderful little camera.  Very small when matched with a small lens.  Very good IQ and easy to use. ...
  • Replied in No Regrets
    I was not a big Trump fan before the election an am not a big Trump fan today.  I thought long and hard about my vote.  I felt then and I still do now that neither party represents me and that ...
  • I also was visiting NYC and went to B and H.  Just out of curiosity tried the GX8 and fell in love.  Never even thought of owning one until I tried it then had to have it.  Love the camera. Hal
  • The first step is to enjoy photography.  I think that you would enjoy using the Pentax camera with Sigma lenses.  Your friend knows and understands the Pentax operating system and can help you.  I ...
  • What I saw was a mob that was destroying property.  I guess I did not see the "peaceful protesters".  The students who were there watching encouraged the Jackasses who were destroying property. ...
  • At no point did I refer to Galileo.  I did not know whose statue it was but I did know that it was not Galileo.   Thanks for giving me the correct name.  I am not trying to make this an issue of ...
  • Created discussion thread Riots at Cal Berkley
    No matter where we stand in the political spectrum, there is absolutely not excuse for the debacle at Cal Berkley .  When I went to college at Maryland in the 60's, there was going to be this ...
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