Diane B

Lives in United States United States
Works as a PT photographer, self employed/family business
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/picnic
Joined on May 11, 2001
About me:


Olympus OMD EM5
Panasonic GM-1
Panasonic GX85
Panasonic GX8

Panasonic 15/1.7
Panasonic 20 f/1.7
Panasonic Leica 25/1.4
Panasonic 45 2.8 macro
Olympus 60 2.8 macro
Panasonic 12-32
Panasonic 35-100
Panasonic 14-45 f/3.5-5.6
Panasonic 45-200 f/4-5.6
Olympus 9-18 4-5.6
Olympus 12-50
Panasonic 14-140II
Olympus Zuiko 17 f/2.8
Olympus 45 f/1.8
Sigma 60 2.8

Diane B's recent activity

  • I tend to agree with you. When I first added an m4/3 as an additional camera to my Canon FF where I found my big 24-70/2.8 was my most used lens (along with my 45 TSE) I found a huge size/weight ...
  • That’s exactly what I did.  I like the GX85 but don’t love it and did consider the GX9–but ended up buying a LN GX8 from KEH and am a happy shooter.  I didn’t see the GX9 much of an improvement ...
  • Replied in GX8 a mistake?
    I too did my research after coming here and having the GX8 recommended highly (but having read over and over about the shutter shock)—and owning a GX85,  I bought a LN  GX8 from KEH. Quite ...
  • +1
  • To stick up for the GX85–though its not one of the cameras being considered, its screen does tilt up and down-got used to that after my EM5 though earlier Pannys had the rotating screen.  Most of ...
  • Agree about the GX8–I have the GX85 and recently bought the GX8 (used like new)–primarily for the very large and clear EVF but really appreciate the good grip also—the EVF and grip are important ...
  • I have had a number of Olympus and Panasonic m4/3 cameras—thought I would try an RF body.  Bought the GX85 and like it a lot—but learned I really did want a better EVF and was going to add the GX9 ...
  • Not knowing what OS the X Iphone was using—but in IOS 12, XS, you simply go to settings, sounds & haptics (doesn’t that seem reasonable and intuitive?) and adjust your ringer volume with slider-or ...
  • I was a full frame Canon shooter (which I used for commercial shooting) but had been considering a smaller camera/system for personal/travel use.  The Panny G1 came out and I decided to try it-AIR ...
  • It has become my favorite lens
  • No answer but I feel your pain LOL.  I bought a brown Panny G3 years ago—took really good  photos and video for that period of time but everytime I shot with it I thought “What was I thinking?” ...
  • I have a 5xB in black that’s over 15 years old i think.  They wear like iron—its my “small” bag that I go back to over and over.  They used to have a red Domke label across the corner of the front ...
  • Replied in +2 (nt)
  • Just thinking the same
  • I haven’t found anyone, or few,  that don’t like the Gx8–I was a bit worried by the size/weight (and the slightly less good IBIS) but its wonderful in hand and I have average women’s hands.  I ...
  • Totally surprised how much I like handling the camera—bigger yes but not feeling appreciably heavier and the grip is much appreciated.  I use either a Peak Design wrist strap or PD cross body ...
  • My Gx8 comes tomorrow so glad to hear your opinion.  I had the Em5 and it was a game changer in m4/3 for me—sold all my Canon FF/lenses.  Always hope m4/3 improves across the mfgs and who knows, ...
  • Replied in About GX8...
    Thank you Adrian.  It arrives Friday so looking forward to shooting with it this weekend.  The more I read and hear from others (esp. those shooting with it) the more I am anxious to have it in hand.
  • All good points and no its not really “old” LOL.  Found a good price which made it a reasonable choice—not as good as I’d probably find on Ebay but reliable grading and easy return if necessary. ...
  • Replied in About GX8...
    I had the GF1–with the optional EVF that I shot with a lot—preferred it to G1, my first m4/3, at that point so it traveled with me and my FF Canon.  So yes remember LOL I made the compromise—and ...
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