James Pilcher

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

Hiker and high country addict. Four months/yr in SW Florida. Fujifilm X70, Olympus Pen F, numerous native µ4/3 lenses, 2 Gitzo carbon tripods, RRS ball head, Lightroom, Spyder Pro color calibration

James Pilcher's recent activity

  • Thanks for your insight Amb72. My experience is in Zambia and Botswana, with a small bit in Zimbabwe. I found speed more versatile than reach, but I was happy with images of animals in their ...
  • No worries. Really. :-D Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Sorry, I can’t help when it’s a GH5. My general comments apply to my Olympus bodies. I’ve never owned a Panasonic body. I would look for a jpeg profile that’s marked “neutral” or something that ...
  • Replied in Need for speed
    The PanaLeica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens is sloooow... The Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO is faaaast... A faster lens opens up opportunities on early and late game drives. That 2+ stops of speed at the ...
  • Hi iano! If the 50-200mm is more expensive, I happily stand corrected. ;-) Either way, it's a Panasonic zoom. My point is valid. It's clear that pricing varies wildly across the globe. Again, my ...
  • Replied in False assertion
    The most expensive lens in all of m4/3 is Panasonic (200mmm f/2.8). The most expensive zoom in all of m4/3 is Panasonic (100-400mm). The most expensive portrait prime in all of m4/3 is Panasonic ...
  • Replied in Happy Ending
    Enjoy that lens. There is no better tonic for creative photography than a great new lens. I told you that you were overthinking it! :-D Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the ...
  • If nothing is wrong with your reconditioned lens, just take it out shooting. Your decision is no more difficult than that. ;-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Replied in Kill the DSLR
    Size had little to do with my decision. I was sick and tired of finicky PDAF on my Olympus E-5. I fought it for almost 10 months, with several trips of bodies and lenses to Olympus. I finally gave ...
  • Combine the camera, filters, and location and the result is surreal. The photographer probably had something to do with it too. Thank you!!! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in ...
  • I can’t say I’m overly impressed by social justice commentary on a photography web site. The photos, as a test of equipment, are excellent.

  • Replied in Cropping a Q
    Oh, but it is the same thing. Imagine you have a camera that offers infinite resolution (pixels), infinite dynamic range and, say, an optically perfect 28mm f/1.7 lens, sort of like we would all ...
  • Replied in Trying hard...
    ...to think of a better combination than m4/3 and a beer. I just can’t. So, Cheers!
  • Replied in Lumix 24-105mm
    Judging from photos of the mockups, it will be f/4, just like Canon's. It's the same size. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Replied in Three from me!
    Pen E-P5 with M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro @ f/2.8 Pen E-P5 with M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 @ f/2 Pen F with M.Zuiko 25mmf/1.2 Pro @ f/1.2 Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Replied in Australia albums
    Hello Choi! I took at look at your Western Australia albums. There are some nice images there. I was thinking you should have shown more of your trip here, then I realized that you were relying ...
  • Replied in Nice stuff
    I like these images. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Replied in Are you sure?
    Hi Mike, I was under the impression that the lens was made with dragon heart strings. There is a difference, you know. Either way, wonderful images. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is ...
  • Replied in That lens
    The one you mention in your original post as that “wonderful lens.” Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Replied in Impressive
    That is a really nice environmental portrait. Congrats. :-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
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