Lotus Cat

Lives in Gambia Serekunda, Gambia
Works as a retired wildlife conservation ranger
Joined on May 11, 2004

Lotus Cat's recent activity

  • I have too many lenses on my µ4/3 list to even consider playing with an expensive 4/3 lens, as much as I loved it circa 2010. (1) 45mm f/1.2 (2) 8-25mm f/4 (3) 300mm f/4 (4) 1 ...
  • True. In 2011 4/3 lenses on µ4/3 bodies was not yet all that viable. The ZD 35-100mm f/2 was worth too much money to tie up in a lens with seemingly limited potential (at the time). I ...
  • I never used any 4/3 lenses on my µ4/3 cameras. I saw the benefit out of the gate for having lenses designed specifically for the mount. They are generally smaller with faster AF than 4/3 lenses. ...
  • Replied in different lenses
    Also, each lens might interact differently with your E-3. Getting it calibrated might fix one lens and "break" three others. That's why, at least in the past, pro Canon shooters would send in the ...
  • Just a story: :-) I had sooooo much trouble with consistent accurate focus with my E-5 (never a problem with my E-1) that I dumped 4/3 in June, 2011 and moved to the nascent µ4/3 system just to be ...
  • Replied in lonely
    It seems as though you were one of very few people enjoying the beach. I enjoyed your compositions. Keep shooting! Lotus Cat
  • Replied in do not skimp
    Just get the Olympus WR-700 flash and flash commander. Go with the Oly 45mm f/1.2 prime. If on a budget, the Oly 45mm f/1.8. *** a Gambian meow ***
  • Replied in pixel peeping
    I did not mean to offend. Please accept my apology if you were offended. It is my experience though, that if a photographer is pixel-peeping, it is far more likely that the photographer is an ...
  • You lay out a compelling argument for the professional in 2021. The enthusiast wants the pixel-peeping ultimate and µ4/3 cannot provide that. The professional wants to make a living and µ4/3 ...
  • Replied in M.Zuiko 12mm f/2
    Although I have many other lenses, I tend to leave the house with the M.Zuiko 12mm f/2 attached to my Pen F. They are a match made in Olympus heaven. Second choice: M.Zuiko 12-45mm f/4 mounted on ...
  • Welcome! I'm a 4/3 and µ4/3 user since 2004. Good stuff. Refrain from mentioning µ4/3 when you visit other forums. They will hang you in effigy. I'm just sayin'... :-) Meow
  • Replied in X100V
    Please don't tempt me :-) For my purposes, the X100V seems almost perfect and it can be weatherproofed! Great for hiking. The X100 series had not been on my radar. I had dismissed earlier X100 ...
  • Thank you, Tom! You gave me the type of information I'm seeking. The bit about waist level shooting is a real drag, as I shoot my X70 that way maybe half the time. I think I would keep the 27mm and ...
  • Created discussion thread moving to X-E4 from X70
    Hey folks, I have used my X70 as a primary hiking camera for several years. The jpegs I get from it (never shoot raw) are just gorgeous and perfectly adequate for documenting my many hikes. And, it ...
  • Replied in ultrawide
    I shoot daily with µ4/3, and I assume you are looking at the Laowa for a µ4/3 body? It will give you a 15mm FOV. The iPhone 12 Pro gives you 13mm, noticeably wider if you believe the specifications. ...
  • Thank you, Craig. The harder I work the luckier I get. :-) I got several nice images that morning. Meow
  • Replied in nervous and sad?
    Ah. Lotus Cat was on high alert because his "sister" Raven was about 2 feet away flicking her tail and staring at him intently. As I made this photo, Lotus had already adjusted his posture ...
  • Replied in Raw developers
    Hi Andrew, I occasionally post on the weekly Cat thread here (I have one there now), but I cannot recall if I've ever contributed here. If I have, it has been a very long time (I've been on ...
  • On an early morning walk through the marshes on the perimeter of Apopka Lake, northeast of Orlando. (As always, click through to realize full impact). Processed from ORF using DxO Pure Raw, other ...
  • Lotus Cat on the lookout Meow
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