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

James Pilcher's recent activity

  • All of my m4/3 images are flat. I'm rendering 3D space into a 2D representation. My images are as flat as the surface of the sensor. I know that's not what you asked, but my answer is as useful as ...
  • I think Panasonic owners of this lens would like a Mk II with aperture ring and reversible lens hood. While Panasonic is at it, reformulating the optical design for better f/1.4 performance would ...
  • Yeah. I really needed to see that. I don't come here for what is little more than political commentary from the editorial staff. I'll probably be banned for not conforming. I dare not write the...

  • Hi Marty, Once you move to a fixed lens camera, sensor size is unimportant. The camera does not have to conform to any of your current systems; it is a system unto itself. I think the Fuji X100 ...
  • I don't know what you are on about. I saw the display. I'm going to guess that you will say it wasn't a real camera. No matter how long this discussion goes on, it cannot end well for me. I could ...
  • You make a valid point, OzRay. To those who say you are bashing Sony about weather sealing, I ask them if Sony has ever displayed camera and lens in a constant water shower at a trade show? Olympus ...
  • I have a couple of rather nice brick walls near my home. How do I go about getting them certified? That would give me something to photograph when I don't want to stray too far from the house. Jim ...
  • Putting your camera in a boot, which enhances your weather protection, is not useful. You cannot make photos when your camera is in the boot, and as soon as you remove it to make a snap, you've ...
  • Replied in You are mistaken
    The last time I looked, my Pen F is not an OM-D. I'm just sayin' :-D Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Just be aware that if you have been shooting a 14-42mm kit zoom, Exposure Plot is going to show you that you spend a lot of time around 14mm and a lot of time around 42mm. Many people tend to use ...
  • I would say there is a 50/50 chance that Olympus (and maybe Panasonic) will keep the 20Mp for high-end-only or flagship use for the time being. When a higher-than-20Mp sensor becomes available for ...
  • The Oly 25mm f/1.8. It's an excellent starter prime for many uses. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Well NCV, Prove your assertion or do the prudent thing and improve your spelling and then remain silent. Undocumented assertions such as yours are just so much noise to intelligent readers. Jim Pilcher
  • Jay, Prove your assertion or do the prudent thing and remain silent. Undocumented assertions such as yours are just so much noise to intelligent readers. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Li ...
  • I don't have any comparison photos to show, but my own evaluation of my M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro against my M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 tells me the zoom (amazingly) is every bit the equal of the 75mm at ...
  • I cannot say that I do, right off; I'm not a wildlife photographer. Why do you ask? :-) I have some bird photos made with my old 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 : The Three Stooges Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • Replied in Lots of choices
    Go with the 40-150mm f/4-5.6 at around $99 USD. Then add your 17mm f/1.8. There are some super zooms that top out around 150mm. Find a used M.Zuiko 75-300mm. That seems to go to 150mm. :-) I had ...
  • It all depends upon the reason for being outdoors, of course. If the walk is the purpose, a heavy camera is a liability. If photography is the purpose, weight be damned. :-) When I go hiking here ...
  • Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • m4/3 is the Goldilocks format - not too big and not too small. Goldilocks never killed anything other than a bowl of porridge. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
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