markymark101

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

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  • I agree. Snobbishness, really.   It seems to me that some smaller sensor users have a built in inferiority complex. I'm a m43 user, and I have no doubt that a larger sensor offers IQ advantages ...
  • My em-1 does everything I need.   Nothing has changed, it's still the same capable camera it's always been with the only limiting factor being the photographer.   The main issue with my em1 is the ...
  • No disagreement, and I don't really worry about it.  Just providing my opinion on the OP's query.   But for me , m43 makes little sense at that size and weight.   To each their own, and enjoy your ...
  • Replied in Not for me
    To me, it's the complete opposite of why I bought into the system in the first place, but it seems to be the trend with m43.   Just doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but that's just one person's ...
  • I did figure, the em-1 weighs 493 grams which was on the borderline for weight for me. At 574 grams, I'd just as soon shoot a larger format. 574 grams is pretty close to the weight of my ...
  • I bought into m43 to have a much smaller system. For me, the trend to bigger and heavier is going the wrong direction, but with everyone wanting more performance and more gadgets on these cameras ...
  • You know, I had not noticed the loose hood before, but spent two weeks hiking in the Sierras and Yosemite and I did have a couple of occasions where the jarring from the hiking caused the hood to ...
  • We must be the only two - I like the purple as well, but I've never purchased a lens based on it's color in any event.  I got fantastic deals for both the 12-35 and 35-100 - I doubt there's any ...
  • I can verify the 12mm prime is wider than the the 12-40 at 12mm.   Assuming the 12mm prime is actually a true 12mm FOV, than the 12-40 is probably more of a 13-40mm.
  • I agree.  I bought the 12-35 when the price dropped here in the USA.   There are +- to each, but I prefer it to the 12-40.   Sharpness is a wash, size the 12-35 wins, close focusing the 12-40 ...
  • Replied in I own both
    The 12-40 is the sharper lens from f2.8. The prime is the best and only option at f2.0. Very subjective, but the prime does render very nicely - less sterile than the 12-40. Beware of the 12 ...
  • Nice Pics... I used the 12-40 for a couple of years, but decided to try the 12-35 when the price dropped so much. The 12-40 is a great lens, but I just never bonded with it. Razor sharp, yes, but ...
  • I've only used the PL 25 f1.4.   I have no direct knowledge of the other 25mm lenses, but according to reviews they are good lenses. If you already have the oly 25 f1.8, which from reviews it is a ...
  • I have an Olympus body, but I own a few Pany lenses that are outstanding. PL 25 f1.4 12-35 f2.8 34-100 f2.8 All three are great lenses with the 12-35 being my walkaround.   The PL 25 is one of the ...
  • Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but if it's bigger or heavier, I don't want it. That's the point of going m43 in the first place.  Any larger, might as well get a larger sensor camera.
  • I've experienced similar results with my 12-40 and my em-1. Spot on focus that virtually never misses focus up to say 30mm. Beyond 30mm it can be very hit or miss. That frustration was one of the ...
  • Replied in OP/Tech USA
    +1 on OP/Tech. High quality, good prices, and made in the USA, which may or may not be an important consideration depending on where you are from. I've used their sling strap for years.  It's ...
  • My purpose for switching to mirrorless in the first place was to save weight.   500 grams has become my psychological cutoff for camera weight. One reason I'll never be interested in the Sony A7 ...
  • It gives the pixel peepers something to gripe about, and nothing like an internet forum for that. I could print anything I wanted at 6mp, and noise was never an issue with any camera I had when ...
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