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 non sequitur
    ??? What did I miss? Or is this a post that is very much non sequitur? Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • So, I see a Pen F (wonderful camera; I own it also) Then I (maybe) see Olympus PRO lenses: (1) 40-150mm f/2.8 (2) 12-40mm f/2.8 (3) 7-14mm f/2.8 (4) 8mm f/1.8 fisheye
  • I can buy a blue one and it will match, well, nothing else that I have.

  • Replied in I disagree
    I disagree, Raymond. This is a hardware forum filled with photo geeks (I'm among them, so no insult intended) that relentlessly chase the best "anything." What we see is full-fledged G.A.S. in ...
  • Replied in ACROS
    Can you get ACROS on your RX1?  Just askin'... :-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Replied in Fuji vs. Olympus
    Anecdotal evidence would indicate that the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 is slightly better than Fuji's 18-55mm f/2.8-4. The Fuji lens, though, is much better than your average kit zoom. Given the larger ...
  • Thank you for the further explanation. It's all good information. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • You purchased the 4/3 version, not µ4/3 version. Even if you were to buy the adapter that allows you use this lens on your E-M5, autofocus performance will be terrible. It will work, but very very ...
  • Replied in exaggeration?
    It would appear, judging from this chart, that the P12-35mm f/2.8 is markedly inferior to the O12-40mm f/2.8, yet in-the-field user comments would indicate both are excellent lenses. I believe ...
  • Replied in GAS attack
    Unless you are a collector, it seems like a GAS attack to me. Having two such very similar cameras, but different enough, will make moving between them somewhat awkward, IMO. I would much rather ...
  • Replied in the nose knows
    I am left eye dominant. My nose kept touching the LCD and activating the touch pad! I used the dual deactivate technique mentioned in this thread to cure the disease. Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • I use an external IS system that is linked directly to the earth's rotation and, therefore, is immune to it. I get 15 to 20 stops of stabilization. It's made by Gitzo. Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • As this old thread has been resurrected, I'll contribute; I did not have an X70 when this thread first appeared. I have my silver X70 with me all the time. I have a Lowe Pro CompuDay 150 bag which ...
  • Replied in Mistaken
    And here I thought you were going to talk about the Olympus "E" system. :-) Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA Life is a breeze by the sea
  • Replied in haunting
    Hello Rodrigue, You say archangel and I say haunting . Can an an archangel haunt a person? :-) No matter the description, this is a fascinating photograph. Thank you.
  • Interesting thought. As far as the E-P5 bodies and repairs went, those cameras spent 90%+ of their time in cool dry Colorado. My Pen F has been about 50-50 Colorado/Florida since my June purchase. ...
  • E-P5, 19 months ago with the repair failing 9 months later. Too recent for me to forget. E-5? mid-2011. Based upon my recent E-P5 experience, little has changed. Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, ...
  • If you mean a photographic "dud" : The Fujifilm X70 is an exemplary camera. To suggest that it is a "dud" without owning one is just baiting, even if you mean it tongue-in-cheek. We see a smiley ...
  • I'm glad that you have had no problems. :-) Someone up there is looking out for you. This is a well-known problem on the E-P5, E-M5, and E-M1. Possibly on one or two other bodies also, but ...
  • Replied in EVF/LCD display
    Both the EVF and LCD remained on -1/3 EV. I really don't know if the compensation itself was also stuck or just the display. Doesn't matter now, because I (temporarily?) resolved the issue then ...
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