Rmark

Rmark

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Dentist
Joined on Aug 19, 2011
About me:

Semi retired dentist. Became addicted to underwater photography about 20 years ago. Also like to photograph water birds and shoreline landscapes, macro odds and ends

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  • An updated GX8 would be ideal fo me as well. I think a tilt screen would be handier, but actually am ok if they stay with the articulating one. PDAF, would be a big improvement, it’s a fairly ...
  • Adapters are fairly cheap, especially “dumb” ones that only allow the lens mounts to adapt. I don’t use old film lenses, but I still use the 4/3 50-200 and a 105 Sigma macro. I just keep the ...
  • The original EM is still a fine camera....for stills. The video on your GX 80 has much better specs. I go for the EM 1.2
  • Replied in Nikon N70
    I’m not a Nikon user, but looking at eBay prices, the camera body goes for about $30, they have one twin flash with the Canfield controller listed for $71, and the 60mm micro lens has buy it now ...
  • Yep. The visual difference is certainly a lot more subtle than the price difference
  • I have to agree about the articulating lcd. The only thing I don’t like about my GX8 is the lcd. But it’s other qualities make up for it. If Olympus wants to  issue  a Pen F ii and assuming they ...
  • I can attest the FL-LM3 works fine on the GX 8, though it requires a bit of minor surgery on the front edge of the foot of the flash. I simply removed about 1 mm of the plastic on the foot so it ...
  • Its still hard to figure why I would get the 12-45 over the 12-40. The savings of 4 ounces and 14 mm of length hardly seem compelling for a slower lens.
  • My first mft lens was the 17 1.8, for me it was ok, small and light. I sold it when I got the 12-40 2.8 for my EM1.1. After I bought a Panasonic GX8 I picked up the 20mm 1.7. It is smaller and ...
  • Not terrible but I bought a used EM1.1 with the battery grip and 3 Olympus batteries for $270.....5 months ago, less than 6000 shutter activations. It is still a very good camera, especially if you ...
  • I’d also be happy to pick up a used II, and also a cheapskate. But the question to ask is what will you be able to do better with a new camera that you, that you can’t do with the one you have.
  • Being a PRO lens it will be a lot
  • The Sigma I will probably buy, and may give up the 45 1.8—-or maybe not. The lens I keep thinking about , and almost bought twice is 75mm 1.8. Every time I prepare to click the buy button, I try ...
  • Replied in Very nice
    I’ve never done much with fisheye lenses as I never liked my results. Clearly, in my case, a lack of requisite skill . Will have to dust off my old FT fisheye and give another try, maybe even ...
  • Replied in Wide open?
    I recently picked up the 20mm to go with a used GX8 I bought last year.  Haven’t had much time for photography , when I did I just put on the 12-40. Wondering how the lens is at 1.7 Now that I’m ...
  • A cruise ship? In addition to the current covid19 pandemic, cruise ships are like giant human Petri dishes. Norovirus, flu, chicken pox, are diseases that have had major impacts on cruise ships in ...
  • In the dark ages ( before AF) that's how pretty much all macro was done....moving the camera fore and aft to find the focus. Seems like a tried and true technique.
  • Since I have the 12-40 I certainly wouldn't buy a slower zoom of the same FL range. However if I didn't have either,  I can see the case for the 12-45 for size, weight reasons. For me the larger ...
  • I recently replaced a 12 year old Jeep with 2015 Mercedes, The Mercedes does not have all the features of a new one, but it's still a very nice car and quite an upgrade for me,  and it cost less ...
  • Recently I bought a second hand EM1.1 in pristine condition, plus the battery grip , 2 Olympus batteries and a RRS L plate for $270 including PP and shipping. Seemed like a good deal to me. It was ...
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