Tom Caldwell

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

Tom Caldwell's recent activity

  • Maybe not, myself I find my present bodies quite good enough for my purpose so I am in no hurry. Like always "price" is a big factor.  If the 20mp was installed as a premium processor it would push ...
  • They ran out of GM5 stock a few times and the end was predicted but then they were suddenly available again. Then eventually stocks really did dry up. I wanted to buy some more and there were only ...
  • Glad to hear that you enjoyed it Tim. About a month ago I did NSW coast to South Australia due west via Broken Hill over three days, mostly driving - no caravan.  Second time I have done it and I ...
  • Jeff, do you wish me to move this post to another forum?
  • The GM series are very well built, perhaps better than the GX800.  But the latter is the only one still officially for sale - one or other of the GM models might still be found yet. Comments seem ...
  • Whilst waiting for a flight I casually watched baggage handlers throwing cases on to lift to an aeroplane hold and I casually thought that perhaps they were performing a public service by...

  • Created discussion thread Small camera carry hands free rig
    There are many ways to do this.  I have posted much of this material on the M4/3 forum as it is particularly applicable to cameras like the Panasonic GM5.  But of course it could be useful for ...
  • Created discussion thread Panagor (Kiron) 28mm f2.5 FD mount
    Not particularly interesting - seems sharp enough
  • Replied in Sample Images
    Cropped (sorry about the foliage) Arggh ..the first two were with my newly cleaned Leica Hektor 135mm f4.0 that I had tested the week before (sorry). Memory slippage .... (sand sees more saturated ...
  • Must have been a simple way ... press the OK button (dumbo).  Once for 2x, rotate rear wheel for 4x and back to 2x.  Don't ask for any more as the lcd resolution just is not up to it. Compare to ...
  • Shows chrome insert in nameplate - decorative - rotates in plate to no effect. Nameplate is substantially threaded and actually acts as retainer ring for object lens. No notches and very hard to ...
  • I cannot argue with your logic Jake. There are so many accounting methods that can be used and the theory of "payback" is more cost accounting than "regular accounting".  In fact non-accountants ...
  • Good idea.  If you don't have any eye problems other than those caused simply by old age then the GX7/GM5/GX85 evf does not seem to cause any issues.  I now have all three of these cameras and ...
  • Yep Nikon > Fuji > Olympus (missed Panasonic - except for their tiny collapsible zoom (lens)). That lens was specifically made for the GM series bodies and we are winding up for yet another debate ...
  • Yes I am quite cool with that and it is understandable.  But outside the US Paris is always in France and London is always in England and it is not necessarily needed to specify a state or county ...
  • Not cruel at all. After all most wish to have romanticised images for their own collection. The fact is that reality says that the tourists should be banned in order that "real photographers" can ...
  • Replied in National foibles
    Bill Bryson tries to write with good humour.  It is not meant to be malicious. I have always been slightly amused that it is common in the USA to make references such as "Paris, France" and ...
  • I cannot defend Australia's share of racial bigots as we have them as well.  But there is a certain level of Australian poker faced humour that may not translate very well if taken literally. ...
  • Replied in GM5
    They made the GM7 but called it the GX85 ....
  • Ricoh used to do very well with the very small sensors 1/1.7" (I think).  The GRD model always were aimed at the very sophisticated end of small sensor cameras and was set up to appeal to ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Tom Caldwell has not added any gear yet.
Total messages 30266
Threads started 1103
Last post 7 hours ago
Total comments 445
Total likes 555
Last post 7 hours ago
Total reviews 20
Last review 5 months ago
Entries 0
Votes cast 0
Photos uploaded 134
Last upload Mar 12, 2012