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

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  • The 12-100 will ultimately struggle in low light but the OIS in the lens works very well and will stabilise the image to 1/3 hand held on a GM5 body.  More that the ISO runs away than any fault of ...
  • As a Canon 5D owner with an EF 400/2.8 that weighs 5.5kg the G9 with the 200/2.8 is very capable of being hand held and is very versatile.  I don’t have enough variety of experience with it yet to ...
  • Regional specialist stores in Australia struggle to keep stocks of slow moving gear. Those who graduate from mobile phones to try camera systems tend to buy what the store carries in stock which ...
  • .... maybe just for this thread alone?
  • If you are going slr-type lenses then the early multi-blade Meyer Optik Orestor 100/2.8 is a very compact and good performing lens.  (Aperture rng at front of the lens). Probably not easily found ...
  • I am a habitual user of many lenses and only really have had one truly serious dust on sensor problem and that was on a Canon 5D dslr body.  I was a guest at a weddng but had taken my camera gear. ...
  • I have had mixed experienced with Japanese sellers.  The vast majority are very anxious to please and sell stock in good condition with almost over the top descriptins of faults.  To the point of ...
  • EBay descriptions are all over the place. It seems that ‘everybody” will warn about some dust inside the lens more or less to cover their backside against a purchaser complaining about dust inside ...
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    John, Your reply warrants a longer more detailed response which (surprisingly)I don’t ahve nough time to address properly .... :) But a comment on change of thread title - I culd chaneg it - ...
  • These are all interesting points - the per component cost is not that high but there are a lot of individual parts involved and the cost would accumulate - making the tooling and assembly might be ...
  • Pensioners of the world unite! Thanks to your little clues (thank you) I have a printed copy of the GM1 service manual and also have a GX85 service manual and the LC1 service manual in digital ...
  • As I am the owner of a whole batch of these critturs your instructions are very valuable to me - thanks :) I note from way back in my film camera days when those cameras only needed one little cell ...
  • Handy to know as I have just called them "plastic" :)
  • Thanks for the thoughtful reply I will accept your assessment. I did miss those two extra screws - I personally don't see anything negative in screws neatly placed and recessed.  On my Ricoh gear ...
  • Tom It is <<very>> sensitive but I became used to the sensitivity very quickly and I personally don't mind it.  But if you have fine motor control issues then your situation might differ.  ...
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    They are obviously not paying you enough Charles.  :)
  • That seems to be very good advice. I have had the lens for a fairly short while and the hood is still intact. Obviously I wish to keep it that way.  Also I wish to use it on the lens as it is a ...
  • Pop up evf does not suit me - I prefer the idea of how the GM5 does it even if it means a smaller lcd screen.  In truth and in use  don’t ever notice the differences between the lcd of the GM1 and ...
  • I liken success in all professonal services to a greater or less extent to the performance of a dancing bear - to put it bluntly.  I was a professional before I retired and I do know that no ...
  • John I thought I had picked up the title from a post that you had made and said that you would return to when you had time.  I thought it a good idea and started the thread for you :) Myself I ...
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