norman shearer

Joined on Aug 4, 2013

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  • Choose one with a good EVF and sometimes you can nail it without the aid of focus peaking or magnified view. Good IBIS will be a real help too. Bear in mind the crop factor though - 2X crop means ...
  • I have the 45-175mm and like it a lot. Not owned or tried the 35-100mm yet but like you I'm curious about it. The speed difference is the main draw for me, it broadens the conditions it can be ...
  • Replied in V2 vs. J5?
    I have both cameras. I'd say J5 for travel unless you are going on a safari in which case the V2. V2 is best for large lenses and the bigger buffer will help you catch the right moment. The ...
  • PL 25/1.4 is worth checking into. I have this lens and it's excellent but I don't shoot video so you'd best read a few reviews..
  • Does the mirrorless sales also encompass all compacts - that would skew them figures dramatically?

  • Oops! Yes, I meant Gravi. Fast tele's are beyond your budget. The cheapest fast (low light) option is prime. They tend to be faster, lighter, sharper and fewer aberations. However if getting a shot ...
  • I would disagree with hoakin1981 though I see his point. I'm a little biased in that it was the GX80 that brought me back to the m43 fold. Main reason was the big improvement in ibis over the GX7. ...
  • Hi, It's nice to hear m43's limitations compared to FF have not affected you. As someone who has their toes in various camps I can appreciate that means I probably have a lesser understanding of ...
  • Hi, Before choosing between Panasonic and Olympus I'd check out their lenses and match like with like. I know they are basically interchange-able but their focus rings turn different directions, ...
  • The P14-42mm MK 2 is an excellent kit lens matching the Classic 14-45mm with the added bonus of being compatible with GX85 ibis. It is smaller and lighter than 14-45mm also and has better build ...
  • Maybe it was copy variation but the P45-150mm copy I had was okay at best. P45-175mm on the other hand looked sharper even through the EVF and the AF was more accurate and faster, The P12-60 on ...
  • Agreed - it's a good option if you are not averse to buying 2nd hand. I'm not and buy more gear 2nd hand than new. Also DSLR can be very good value for a starter kit and you will generally get ...
  • I'd agree with what you say Bob but with some caveats in mind. I went from bridge camera to Canon APS-C. The DSLR impressed me so much I then went up to Canon 5D including some quality L lenses. Wh ...
  • I'm not into video so I can't comment on that but I did have A6000 and now have x2 NX500's. I disliked A6000's noisy shutter most. That camera would have been a very good street camera were it not ...
  • GX85 is worse imo (I've owned both). A6000 is lower res but bigger and can pan quite smoothly. GX85 has screen format suitable for video but smaller for photos (16:9 I think) - it also has more ...
  • Just to add - Pana G80 is a better all round camera that strikes a good size and balance that is ergonimically suitable for big and small lenses. It is also good value for money. It has one of the ...
  • Yes I use that with some bodies but don't have faith in it. However there's no harm because the AF tends to fall back to nearest object should face detection fail. It'll certainly be a killer ...
  • It does take a lot of practice. My first experience was with a 21mm lens on the FF Canon 5D. That camera has a pretty loud shutter and I tended to be too fearfull to shoot at the correct range and ...
  • To shoot people up closer I shoot blind from the chest. My thumb is usually permanantly resting on the shutter button, or very close to it. With some cameras this means zone focus in manual mode. ...
  • Depends on what is better to you. I'd say you would be hard pushed to notice difference in AF speed and precision - unless you have a dodgy copy. I believe not all 12-32mm lenses are equal. The ...
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