James Pilcher

Lives in United States Summit County, CO, United States
Works as a database designer
Joined on May 11, 2004
About me:

Hiker and high country addict. Three months/yr in SW Florida. Fujifilm X70, Olympus Pen F, numerous native µ4/3 lenses, Gitzo carbon tripods, RRS ball heads, Lightroom, Spyder Pro color calibration

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  • Replied in Pen F autofocus
    My Pen F focuses very accurately in SAF, but not with CAF. I have little need for continuous autofocus, so the Pen F’s failing there does not bother me in the least. I have photographed birds with ...
  • Replied in Pen F
    Hi Liz, The Pen F is a particular type of camera. If you require greater flexibility, the OM-D E-M10II is your choice. I have a Pen F and I love it. It is not a camera for everyone, though. I will ...
  • Hi Nick, That is a very successful image. When you tell us what you did, I can see and appreciate it. Now you have me thinking... Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • When the Pen F was introduced, it offered some promise for custom color modifications to suit the photographer. I, for one, was hoping for some manipulations that mimic Kodak and Fuji films of the ...
  • The photography world, like much of the rest of the world, seems to have lost its collective mind. I could be wrong about that, but I don’t think so.

  • Really!? Can you point me to someplace where I can read about this? I quickly looked through the Pen F manual, and probably missed that paragraph. Does this capability require use of the FP mode ...
  • I believe it has happened to me...once. I rarely shoot with the LCD facing outward, but I do recall an incident when I put my eye up to the EVF and pressed a button (to move to my home focus ...
  • While some of the photographs are interesting, I find much of the prose to be filled with important-sounding hollow buzz phrases.

    Regarding the still life: "The work explores the tension between...

  • Hi Greg, How do you train a fly to do anything ? :-D Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Thanks, Albert. Completely useless to me at any price . I’m reminded of the astounding Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye from my youth: https://petapixel.com/2014/11/15/sample-footage-shot-legendary-nikkor- ...
  • This seems a perfect place to use the High Res Shot mode; get rid of any aliasing, detail to blow away even most MF digital. Did you give that any consideration? I realize this is a pro shoot and ...
  • Replied in My vacation kit
    I have a Pen F. My vacation kit:. (1) Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro (2) Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye Pro (3) Olympus 75mm f/1.8 This ...
  • Replied in Pen F
    I have a silver Pen F, so that must be the correct decision. ;-) Seriously, the Pen F is a truly excellent camera for a stills photographer. Colors are marvelous, it has great B&W modes and ...
  • I have no LCD protector on my Pen F. The beauty of an EVF is that you can pretty much nail the exposure before you trip the shutter. On my Pen F, the rear LCD remains turned inward except when I am ...
  • Replied in Canon lenses
    Seems to be a nice sharp lens. This Canon company may be going places and might gather a following if it can keep up the good work. ;-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the ...
  • Replied in left to right
    I would start with the seam between wall and floor in the lower left. The left side is much higher in the photo than the right side where it touches the stairs. I would level that out. The ...
  • Yes. I count an absolute minimum of 40 in the entire frame; too many people. You should have had them all turn around and wave! I was recently scaling one of Colorado’s tallest peaks, about 4300 ...
  • Replied in 28 mm cropped
    I like the 28mm image. I would crop it to 16:9, taking most of the crop from the upper cloud bank.  As I said, that’s what I would do because I’m very fond of the 16:9 aspect ratio. Yours is a fine ...
  • Replied in SL owners
    Will a Leica SL owner ever be fully satisfied with an adapted Canon lens, no matter how good, when a native Leica SL version is available? ;-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good ...
  • The tilt of the horizontals bothers my brain, but I like the overall image very much. Thank you for sharing this. Blanton Museum of Art. University of Texas, Austin. 2018 Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
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