David5833

Lives in United States Miami, FL, United States
Joined on Feb 21, 2015

David5833's current gear

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
Makes high quality photos, excellent AF, does awesome tricks, and is truly pocketable but lacking a viewfinder the screen can be hard to see in bright sunlight. I have trouble with the menu system and the touchscreen icons feel too small to me. For most things where I want pocketable, I'd rather just use my phone.
An amazing bargain for a very competent, durable M4/3 body with IBIS, focus bracketing, and lots of useful features. Small, light, and cool retro styling. Makes a great travel kit with the kit lenses.
Like the E-M10ii, only pretty much more everything. I'd give it more stars but the shamefully badly engineered tripod socket and dismissal of the problem by Olympus bothers me. Otherwise, a joy to use.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 300mm F4 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4 Pro
Surprisingly good kit lens overall. Small, light and sharp. I don't see the need for the zoom lock to store it collapsed...at least you don't have to push the lock to deploy it, you just have to turn the zoom ring about 30 degrees. It's a minor annoyance but an annoyance nevertheless.
It's not a forgiving lens, especially with the MC-14 TC on it. Spot-on focus is essential and despite great IS I have to remember to keep the shutter speed up, like 1/1000 or higher or use it on some kind of support to get consistent sharpness, but it is magical when I do it right.
Optically excellent, solid build, great focal length range. Getting on the heavy side for a good general purpose M4/3 zoom but a decent compromise in size, weight, and cost vs speed and features of the 12-40 f/2.8 version.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT / Rokinon 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT
I think I paid something like $79 on sale new. Incredible bargain for a very usable plastic fantastic.
Sharp, light, and small. As good or better than any macro lens I've ever used. This lens is the main reason I got rid of the Nikon FX gear that I used mainly for macro.
It's OK for the price. It's actually quite sharp when focused precisely, especially close-up. Magnification and peaking are really helpful for close up, farther away is less critical.
Other gear:
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e

David5833's previous gear

Other gear:
  • Lots of Canon, Nikon, and other bodies and lenses.