Lives in Japan Fujino Township, Japan
Works as a Educator and translator
Joined on Apr 8, 2005
About me:

Originally U.S., but I've lived in Japan now for more than half my life.
Enjoy woodworking, hiking, photography, reading (not necessarily in that order).

Gear used: yes. Well, okay, you asked, so:
Olympus C-755UZ, Fuji XF1, Oly E-300, Oly E-1, Oly E-3, Oly E-5, Oly E-M1
Lenses (Olympus): 8mm FE, 25mm f2.8, 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 (MkI), 11-22mm f2.8-f3.5, 50mm f2.0 macro, 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 (legacy), M43 12-40 f2.8.
Sigma: 55-200mm f-whatever (meh). 150mm f2.8 macro (I take the 'meh' back).
Nikkor: 20mm f3.5, 55mm f1.2, 105mm f2.8, etc.
Oly EX-25, EC-14
Feisol tripod, etc. Reengineered Chinese focusing rail . . .

Hokuto's recent activity

  • Discovered when taking out the trash late last night. Body length about 7-8mm. Japanese orb weaver Olympus E-M1 mk1, Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO macro DG HSM (4/3 mount + Oly MMf-3 adapter), FL-50 flash. ...
  • My memory is shot, so you very well may be right (about the price, at least; it wasn't a refurbished item). I bought mine here in Japan, probably from Yodobashi--or Bic. SFAIK, Olympus almost ...
  • I never owned the 12-60 (the 14-54 was my first 4/3 lens and it worked great for me), but with regard to the Pana-Leica 50-200 I would ask: 1) is it weather sealed? and 2) is it going to be as ...
  • My assumption has always been that they would represent the first line of professional feedback to Olympus regarding what users need/want, how well new prototype models operate (or don't), where ...
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