markymark101

Lives in United States Southeast USA, United States
Joined on Apr 1, 2006

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  • +1 on the above.   Also the 35-100 f2.8 (version 1) has seen a significant price drop since the version II has come out.   I picked one up new off ebay for $649 several weeks ago. I also have the ...
  • I was thinking the same thing.  I'd be shooting that at f4 or f5.6 - not 1.8.   DOF is going to be thin at 1.8.  With that particular lens, (and most lenses), you aren't going to get razor sharp ...
  • I use the 12-35 for 95% of my pics as most of my images are travel related.   I don't think I'd want a zoom with less that f2.8 though.   I just purchased the 35-100 f2.8 (original version) as it ...
  • Replied in OEM for me only
    I bought two 3rd party batteries once - can't remember if they were Wasabi, but paid something around $15 for two batteries and a charger. One of the two batteries would swell and get stuck in the ...
  • Indeed, my last big hike was a 6 day outing in Yosemite last year. I had two batteries last the entire trip (I took 4 batteries with me). I did absolutely zero chimping, turned off the camera when ...
  • Replied in I agree, but
    ... they need to sell us new cameras, by creating an overwhelming desire to replace our old, obsolete cameras, which for some reason cease to be able to take good images almost the instant new ...
  • Indeed Geoffrey, not once have I heard/read that, and like you, the only comments I've ever heard is about how great the old 4/3 lenses perform.   Of course you'd have to deal with size and ...
  • I see in your gear list you have an em5 II. I had the original em5 and traded it for the em1 some years ago.  Frankly the em5 was every bit the equal if not the better of the em1 for IQ.   It was ...
  • I use the 12-35, 35-100 f2.8 and PL 25mm f1.4 on my EM1. On rare occasions I've had a bit of rattlesnaking with the PL25mm, but it's been very rare. The PL 12-35 is prone to flare, but that was ...
  • Indeed, I didn't notice the $200 budget when I made my response.   That limits things a bit.   The oly 45mm and the pany 20mm might be closest to that price range and they are both very good ...
  • I don't own the 12-60.   I do own the 12-35 and previously the 12-40.   IQ with those lenses is very close to the primes.   I still say primes are better corner to corner and I feel they render a ...
  • Growing more and more tired of carrying around the big heavy DSLR and lens, the em-5 finally got me to make the jump.   At that time the Sony NEX was about the only other realistic option, but I ...
  • Replied in 12mm
    For me when when traveling I need at least 12mm for a wide angle.   I do own the oly 12mm f2.0.   It renders very nicely.   Beware of this lens though as there are a lot of reports of sample ...
  • Might as well go ahead and buy it - otherwise you'll just spend countless hours negotiating with yourself back and forth, reading reviews, etc, and you could have been spending all that time with ...
  • Indeed, the keeper rate for sports, action, wildlife is worse with m43 than with my DSLR, but like you it's not my primary focus. To be fair, I am comparing a Sony G series telephoto to the more ...
  • I'm tempted to try out Fuji from time to time, but I got into m43 to reduce size and weight, and I'm not eager to again to be adding size and weight. As such I am disappointed in the size creep of ...
  • I've posted these before, but these just happen to handy in my gallery:
  • My rear dial quit working some time ago.  I assigned one of the many function buttons to toggle the front dial between aperture and exposure comp.   Takes a bit of practice, but it's pretty much ...
  • Cat pics - That's why I purchased an $800 lens! Although I often find it a bit strange that some get so wrapped up in what a camera or lens looks like and base purchase decision on it, but dang, it ...
  • That image has nothing to do with DR, but you not understanding what's happening in the camera. As other's have said, your camera metered on the sky and made everything else dark. All you had to ...
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