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

  • Hi Isabel, I have not used your particular camera, but I’ve used my 45mm f/1.8 on an E-PL3, E-P3, E-PL5, E-P5, and now the Pen F. I’ve never had complaints about sharpness. At f/1.8, it’s not at ...
  • Although you post somewhat it jest, it’s really very true. Carry a FF Nikon with a 70-200mm f/2.8 with hood and people will step aside to let you shoot. Really. That’s not a myth. I’ve been there. ...
  • Replied in Forgiving
    I like to be more forgiving of people here who struggle with English. I understand your concern about spreading inaccurate information, but anyone who takes this one review to make a camera ...
  • Replied in Rarely use it
    I am like you; I rarely use my M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro with my Pen F. But when I do, I smile when I see the images. Like the OP, I consider the lens spectacular. Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • Replied in Click through
    That’s a very nice image. You must click through to appreciate the sharpness and clarity. I wish dpreview would fix its web renderings. That’s been a problem since day 1. Again, a very nice photograph.
  • Replied in Olympus OV3
    On my next computer upgrade I'll have to consider Olympus Viewer. I have not used it in maybe 9 to 10 years, ever since Lightroom 2 was available. Maybe with the right hardware, it's worth ...
  • Hi Dr Hal, Just buy an X-E3 with a nice prime, such as the 23mm f/2, and use it as your point and shoot in New Mexico. If the experiment fails, sell and consider any loss a rental fee. I have a ...
  • I mean no offense: I find the blurred out automobiles more distracting than I think I would find them left as they were. I say that because my eyes went directly to the blurs when I first glanced ...
  • I have said here several times over the years that I would jump on a high-quality M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 “Plus”. By high-quality, I mean better glass and optimized (absolutely) for wide-open ...
  • “Splash resistant” is a legal term which allows the mfgr to easily claim user abuse and misuse. “Splash proof” is much harder to duck when the user comes complaining of water in the lens or camera. ...
  • Replied in +1
    Bob beat me to the answer. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Replied in I don't like it
    Everything but the car is blurry. ;-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • I have the exact same kit as you: Pen F, 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro, 75mm f/1.8, plus the 8mm f/1.8 Pro fisheye and a few nice primes. Two lens bag: Mirrorless Mover 20. Holds my Pen F with OEM grip, and ...
  • Sure. Sometimes the 40mm is too short. Sometimes the 12mm is too narrow. BUT, overall it's such a good lens with f/2.8 that I really don't find myself anguishing much over anything outside the ...
  • A perfect travel lens for tight city spaces and crowded venues. Hide the tiny M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 in your pocket if you occasionally want reach. My two-lens kit for most travel is my M.Zuiko 12-40mm ...
  • My Pen F travels with the M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro and the Olympus grip. It is an outstanding combination. I have resisted the 12-100mm f/4 Pro because I think, for my purposes, the 12-40mm f/2.8 ...
  • I'm a µ4/3 user. I look at the poll items and realize that almost all of the options are available today on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII and the Panasonic G9. I did not vote because I saw nothing...

  • Is this a new lens mount or will all of your old lenses fit natively? Just wondering.

  • Replied in Fast zooms
    If there are 48 combinations above, you will get 49 answers. :-) For my style of shooting, the f/2.8 zoom pair wins, hands down. For what they are, they are small and fast. I have often given some ...
  • You would actually return a lens that you’ve used and has no problems? I presume then your 25 mm was a used lens when you purchased it. If the lens was purchased new, the only ethical approach at ...
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