Tom Caldwell

Lives in Australia Coffs Harbour NSW, Australia
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Has a website at tpg.com.au
Joined on Feb 19, 2002

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  • Replied in Decision...
    The world loves a volunteer .... :)
  • Just by the way - when I came back to Panasonic via the M4/3 mount system about 10 years ago Olympus was still selling some very desirable 4/3 mount lenses. Prices were sky high then.  I presume ...
  • Well said.  I might comment that I usually only process my RAW captures with images that I need to finesse or recover from a mistake I made at capture time. Recently I have been quite impressed ...
  • Replied in Answer:
    Thanks for all the considered discussion on the subject of equivalence. Only one thing remains - the proposition that a user might as well buy a cheaper/slower FF kit than an expensive faster M4/3 ...
  • I like manual transmission cars.  For years the showroom sales flacks have been telling me that they don't stock manual transmission cars any more because 'nobody buys them'. Need I note that if ...
  • Thanks.  Glad to hear that the G9 is rugged, more surprised that such treatment does not void the insurance cover.
  • Not into Mamiya RB67 so I skipped this thread initially. But I am semi-hooked into Mamiya 645.  I ended up with quite a few of these excellent lenses. They cost more than the general bucket level ...
  • Surprisingly perhaps - there should be no need to adjust the position of the lens if the start thread on the LTM is correctly positioned. Odd angled mounted screw thread lenses may be caused by ...
  • Replied in Leica lens haze
    I only have two Leica lenses - the collapsing original and a Hektor.  The Hektor is the subject of this post. I have trouble making myself afford regular Leica lens prices. When it (the Hektor) ...
  • Not going to investigate but there is usually a lot of other damage that can be done even before the sensor is reached.  Firstly the light baffles, then the electronic contacts - with psychodelic ...
  • Don't forget that if we are willing to try Manual Focus then there are reasonably priced Chinese lenses for M4/3 that are as fast as f0.95.  Verging on the too-shallow end of dof so this is not an ...
  • I have the original Viltrox and the MkII version and for the life of me I cannot see any difference in how they are used and as far as I remember they both use the same firmware. Presumably the ...
  • Metabones Ultra seems ok https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/66584036
  • Check my chart on an earlier post - the Viltrox is not as compatible as the Metabones but it does work well when it does work which is most times. I am happy with my Viltrox adapters which I bought ...
  • Deja vu?  Metabones had to re-issue one of their earlier adapters because of the excessive forward protrusion of it faux-dslr hump. Also the hump and tight clearance of the grip don't play well ...
  • I would not go any cheaper than a Viltrox.  It seems strange to take the risk of reduced or non-performance of a prized lens by opting for a 'cheap adapter'. I classify adapted EF lenses into a ...
  • This comparison is now getting long in the tooth but I don't really think that it is the worse for it. I only have Panasonic bodies G9, GX9, GM5 included.  S1 for L-Mount. I have an Olympus EM-1 ...
  • Replied in Very little
    Very little and you do get to browse a very wide range of lenses made specifically for the 4/3 sensor. Don't forget that Panasonic exists. Responders don't get sucked in to explaining just 'why' ...
  • Yes and I spent the extra to get the black Limited Edition. Some years later they dropped the price of the black one to the same as the silver edition. Some make complaints about the image quality ...
  • Chris: I was on a mission with my LTM-M4/3 adapters as I bought 20 Fotga ones to make my LTM lenses into M4/3 ones.  I also wanted to have some spares in case I had the urge for more. You would ...
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