ecm

Lives in United States NH, United States
Joined on Aug 16, 2004
About me:

Using cameras:
- OMD E-M5, 12-50, Panny 45-200, FL36 flash.
- Pentax Q7 with 02 and 06, Pentax AF-200FG flash.
- Panasonic ZS50/TZ70

Equipment used in the past:
- Panasonic LF-1
- Panasonic G5, 14-45.
- Canon T3i, 18-55 II and 55-250, Yongnuo YN565EX.
- Panasonic ZS15
- Pentax Q. Better than the reviews indicate.
- Oly E-PL1 with trashy collapsible lens. Good riddance.
- Oly E-300, 14-45, 40-150.
- Olympus C-5060WZ with underwater housing.

Really old stuff to play with once in a while:
- Nikon FG-20 and EM 35mm.
- OM 50 F/1.4, 200 F/4, 300 F/4.5.
- Koni-Omega Rapid 6X7 with 90mm, Voightlander Bessa 6X9, Ansco 6X6.

ecm's recent activity

  • All sorts of great technical improvements coming, but you've missed my point - do we actually NEED or even WANT 8K for home use? In a theater with a 12 m (40 foot) screen, maybe, but in my home? I ...
  • I recently picked up a high-end, 4K, 75" TV - cost an arm and a leg but it's a nice TV with a top-of-the-line picture; hoping it'll last for many years. I have to stand within a few feet of this ...
  • I actually have a Sony HDR-CX405,that I bought a couple years ago. It's sensor is about the size of a phone sensor, but with an optical 60X zoom. It's fine for what it is..... the thing is, it's...

  • You'd be better off with modern kit lenses; I know it's heresy around here but most of the kit lenses are pretty good - not great, but better than a travel zoom.... The real deals in old lenses is ...
  • Obligatory I Am Not A Professional Photographer. I have a close relative who is an artist, who regularly (every year or so) goes through my computer to pick out a few of my shots to paint. She then ...
  • Replied in AMAZON WARNING
    There's lots of sellers with that many reviews; it's not a red flag at all. "New Seller" with zero reviews, OTOH, is an invitation to get fleeced.... The first thing I thought when I saw the 6000 ...
  • Very, very important point. I've had good luck with Amazon and "fulfilled by Amazon" sellers, and too-frequent terrible interactions with "Amazon Marketplace Sellers" -  mostly because the Amazon ...
  • I've used a Panasonic 45-200 for years, first on an Oly E-PL1, then a Pana G5, and now on my E-M5, it's a perfectly good lens especially for that price. IIRC I found it for US$250 brand new. If ...
  • Other. I don't take photos in "illegal places" - I don't fancy myself as a photojournalist nor a protester willing to go to jail for my convictions. Possibly that would change in the future, but ...
  • I have my E-M5 sitting beside me at the desk, ready to go in it's sling case. It's what I take on vacations and when I'm hiking in the woods around here; if I want an "art shot" or a shot when ...
  • Try www.worldcat.org - I've had some success with them when looking for out-of-print books. It's supposed to be world-wide, but I've never used it anywhere but in the US and Canada. I checked for ...
  • I'm waiting. I ask myself what the mk II has that I can't do without right now , immediately , and the answer is, very little. The mk II brings a few things I want , things like better/faster AF, ...
  • Replied in adapt or die
    The most unpleasant purchasing interactions I've had, EVER, have been with camera store clerks. I don't miss the small brick and mortar shops in the slightest, good riddance IMO.
  • @ Samaistuin - LOL.
    @Redzone - My understanding is that it was deployed, but it was the wrong answer to the question at the time it appeared - it took too much memory, too much processing power...

  • Of my current cameras I'd take my Olympus OMD E-M5 with the Oly 12-50 and Panasonic 45-200 that I own. Takes excellent photos, rugged, moderately sized and water resistant; could depend on it ...
  • Have to say, I'm no big help. I gave up buying the best and the brightest many years ago and now I only buy well used - makes me a parasite on the industry I guess. I'm never willing to pay the ...
  • Replied in Pocket cameras
    I'm gonna respectfully agree, and then disagree with you in the next breath..... My "carrying" camera is a Panasonic ZS15 or ZS50 (one in each car.....) and I get pretty good but not perfect photos ...
  • I don't know of any forums with your specific interests; nor do I know of any forums that eschew all mention of equipment or technique. A couple suggestions to try out and see if they fit your ...
  • Second this. I have a 565ex and it's every bit as good as any brand name flash I've owned.
  • That's.... so weird.... did they happen to be your in-laws?  Anyone who said something  so churlish wouldn't get an invite into my home a second time, that's for damn sure. I have numerous photos ...
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