Lives in United States Lutz, FL, United States
Works as a Environmental Consultant
Has a website at http://www.gloriography.com/
Joined on Oct 16, 2005
About me:

"I notice things..."

rickreyn's current gear

Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Need I say much? All that everyone raves about is true and then some. Sold all my Canon gear. Best lens I ever had (12-40mm). Lots to remember, but muscle memory is kicking in. So light, even with the grip! Everyone get one! Looking forward to owning a few more pro lenses, and then going to Padagonia!
Took advantage of discount now that the Mark II is out. Will be my second body and backup. After a long search for a suitable backup, this was the best, and now, I'm ready for the rainforests and dusty roads.
My first real prime. Getting some great indoor shots now, and allows for one lightweight piece of kit, as they say across the pond.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R
Best lens I've ever owned and the most expensive. Beast in foul weather. Got the detail I need. Perfect range for me. Easy to go MF. Hood included!
Now that this is weather-proof, I wanted it on the second body, and maybe for general daytime purposes. No more missing the long range targets! This lens works fine on sunny days.
It costs what? Amazing. Generally, very pleased with performance. Needs some slight assistance with color, but easy to add. Sharpness is good. Will test out against the 14-150 II, but it was so cheap, and it's so light, it will remain in the bag.
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
Epson Artisan 835
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Needed a wide angle that allowed me to go small...
Cut above typical ink jet. Excellent prints, but trying to figure out if I need to calibrate my monitor to get closer match to output. Tech issue.
Got the deal from Adobe. Use it at Elements level!
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
HDRsoft Photomatix Pro
Using a fraction of its capabilities, but where would I be without this program!
I use this product tastefully.
Other gear:
  • Olympus FL-600R
  • Tiffen DFX 3.0 Add my filters after the fact, and Black Diffusion to all female family members, and they love me for it!

rickreyn's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8
Added Oct 17, 2015
Added Apr 8, 2015
I don't think I have any rich uncles left though...this may remain a pipe dream.
Added Jan 26, 2014
Still undecided on this because of cost and expected use. But I could see this really working for me if weather-proof.

rickreyn's previous gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Canon PowerShot S95
Canon PowerShot G12
Great camera but poor in low light. Great zoom. Alaska shots with it at http://www.gloriography.com
Gave to my brother for trip to Ireland. Bought a G12. Was with me on my Southern Caribbean cruise.
Sold because of lack of use once I got the Canon S100. Great camera, one I'd do a safari or missionary trip with. Took on my bike trips through Waynesville, Tampa and St. Augustine. Missed having one like it and I got the Nikon P7100 with a 200mm zoom.
Nikon Coolpix P7100
Canon PowerShot S100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Gave to my boss to encourage non-iPhone use!
Once pretty much my all-around utility camera. Now in my wife's capable hands. 24mm wide angle.
Still have access to this little gem. Using it for business purposes.
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
Sold to a second-generation wedding photographer who gave it to his 11 year old boy to play around with. This is a good camera, but heavvvy!
Gave to daughter for graduation (as an excuse for me to get a 60d). Superb IQ. Great for going mobile.
Had briefly and sent back. Was not fast enough for my style. Had the two lenses and I did not like having to change as often as my style dictated. Great image quality. Later became a M43 believer!
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Rebel on steroids, but the adds are very worthwhile. Fast enough. Not too heavy. Live view not the best, but only use it for video. Poor man's 7D.
One rickety piece of plastic, but superb lens. You need to have a relaxed setting to rely on it. I would want to get the USM 1.4 if I was going to use a 50mm under pressure.
The majority of my Canon photos are with this lens. It's my sweet spot. Ergo, the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm.
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Good lens but supplanted by 15-85mm and sold. Long in the tooth and a dust collector.
Kit lens on T2i. Great lens. Sorry I had to sell it with the T2i.
Heavy, very sharp, great stabilization, slow. Just know these going in.
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Quicker, had lock for lens creep. Pretty sharp.