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 E-P5, numerous native µ4/3 lenses, Gitzo carbon tripods, RRS ball heads, Lightroom, Spyder Pro color calibration

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  • Replied in Sick of waiting
    Wow. 12-40mm at f/2.8 just isn't good enough, huh? And the new Lumix 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 isn't good enough? Or the Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8? And the apparent coming Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO does not give ...
  • If you are buying the prime for its wide aperture, get as fast as you can afford. Something like the 35mm f/1.4 is the most affordable f/1.x lens in the Fuji lineup, I believe. If you have the ...
  • I must politely disagree at some level. :-) I moved from film SLR to DSLR and then to mirrorless. My move to mirrorless was cold-turkey after 40 years of SLR/DSLR, selling all previous gear during ...
  • Replied in Raw vs OOC jpg
    Hi Gary, I am just beginning to look at the entire Pen F. Although I've had it for five weeks, I have had almost zero time to shoot. More than once I've been told to continue shooting raw and just ...
  • Replied in Pen F ??
    Doesn't look like a Pen F to me. EXIF indicates E-M5 MkII. Fun photos though. :-) (edit: I now see that someone else pointed this out) (edit II: I now see that you explained!) Still fun photos! Jim ...
  • I thoroughly enjoy Olympus colors and rendering. I always have, ever since purchasing my first digital camera in 2004, the Olympus E-1. I'm still trying to come to grips with the new chrome ...
  • Replied in Good decision!
    You did the right thing and held them in your hands. The X-T1 will serve you well. Now you can save up for the X-T2 and a dozen or two lenses! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good ...
  • The X-T1 is arguably the "better" camera. So look at it this way: Is there anything about the X-T1 that makes you not want to buy it at the same price as an X-T10? In my case, size and weight would ...
  • I don't know about over the edge, but the new fully articulated LCD on my Pen F lets me see around corners. :-) I find the easiest range to use for landscapes is (in 35mm FF terms) the 28/35-70/85 ...
  • The lens does rack in and out a good bit when focusing from closest to farthest focus. I have the filter adapter, Fuji clear protector filter, and lens hood on my X70. The filter adapter and ...
  • I agree that a beginner probably wants the flexibility of a zoom and a viewfinder. My comment was based upon the very narrow question about image quality that philhlee posed. I have a Pen F with a ...
  • ...does that mean you should?? That is one over-thought packing job! :-) I have a Mirrorless Mover 20 and love it. But I have never stuffed it so full that I have to remove everything if what I ...
  • There. I said it. I disagree with any and all evaluations that claim the lens and camera are not up to standard. This is a beautiful camera. Images are sharp and colorful. f/2.8 maximum aperture ...
  • The X70 will far outstrip the X30. In very good light, you might think they are similar, but my own comparison shows me that the X70 is so far beyond the smaller sensor cameras that it's not even ...
  • I have been to Alaska twice in the last 8 years. Both times I traveled with a 4/3 E-1 camera and good lenses. I got great photos. Never once did I wish I had a "better" camera. You have good m4/3 ...
  • I can already use all of my lenses, unadapted, in full frame µ4/3 mode on my Pen F with 20Mp resolution. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Very rarely. I almost always pick one lens and go with it on a hike. It is unusual for me to have even two lenses in my knapsack. For me, It's always about the hiking, so weight is important. I ...
  • (please click the images below for the very best presentation!) M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 Gore Range, Summit County, Colorado M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Lake Dillon, Mt Guyot and Bald Mtn, Summit County, Colorado ...
  • Replied in Lumix LX200
    Well, a short wait might offer you the LX200. The rumor mill has it that Panasonic will introduce an LX100 replacement at Photokina, and one of the major additions will be a tilting touch screen. I ...
  • Based upon glowing recommendations from other folks, I recently purchased two Wasabi batteries for my Fuji X70. They did not fit in the camera, despite being the "proper" replacement for the Fuji. ...
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