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

  • They're advertising it at B&H for $1697, body only.

  • snip I think THIS is the point we need to be pondering, not whether there will ever be a cell phone that will replace an ILC; it's comparing apples to airplanes. My personal feeling is that there ...
  • Hmmm. Sounds like he wants to re-create my old Minolta Hi-Matic F.....

  • This is much more interesting than the silly comparison between the $100 Sony CX405 video camera and the $50,000 Red Epic Dragon a while ago - I mean, a cellphone sensor in a cheap basic consumer...

  • Now the chemicals are dirt cheap, and scanning is trivial - but back then, 40 years ago, when I was making all of CAD$2.85 an hour - it was a whole days pay to get a single film developed and...

  • I loved my Zenit E, my very first SLR. Didn't get many good photos - I didn't really understand what I was doing, the camera was very manual, and it was too expensive to develop film - but it was...

  • Any card marked SDHC or SDXC will work with the TZ-10, according to the specs on DPReview. You should check your manual to make sure this is correct. Your camera will not be limited by a slower ...
  • 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.
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