Lives in Canada Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada
Works as a Retired IT Professional
Joined on Jan 1, 2009
About me:

I began shooting with an old Brownie Box as a kid in the early 70s, moved quickly through 126 and 110 formats to 35mm with an OM-2 for my high school darkroom club, followed by an OM-10, OM-1 and OM-4T. I bought my wife a Stylus Epic when our daughter was born, which produce lots of great photos, and then moved her into digital with a D560Z P&S in 2004, and since then a variety of Canon, Sony and Olympus P&S models. I followed in 2009 with my first DSLR, the Olympus E-410. In 2014, I moved to micro four thirds with the E-M5 and E-PM2. Currently enjoy using the Olympus 12-40/2.8, 7-14/2.8, Bower/Samyang 7.5mm fisheye, 40-150R, Lumix 12-32, along with a handful of legacy FF lenses such as the OM 55/1.2 and similar from the 60s and 70s.

I enjoy nature, macro and portrait photography.


zuikowesty's recent activity

  • Thanks for pointing this out. As I do shoot in a lot of wet environments, this is a big issue. I will be trying to limit salt exposure from now on though, as my E-M5ii is not dealing with salt ...
  • Created discussion thread Considering selling my 7-14/2.8...
    As much as I love my Oly 7-14/2.8, I just don't use it enough anymore, primarily due to weight/size, and the exposed front element, which is tricky in wet or dusty environments. When I was hiking ...
  • Replied in It lives again!
    After leaving the body with all the doors open in a warm dry place, it has begun working again, including the sticky buttons and touchscreen. However, I've opened a claim with my insurance, and ...
  • I am anticipating disappointment with the insurance angle, so I will also be looking into service. Thanks for the tip.
  • Thanks for the feedback. I've never made a claim in 30+ years, and this is supposed to be a zero deductible rider, so I'm going to find out what they will cover. If I'm not satisfied, then there's ...
  • And as I look at all the salt damage on my E-M5ii, I wonder if my next body should be plastic, now that most of my use is on the sea. Torrential rains were never an issue, but months at sea have ...
  • After some careful cleaning and rinsing, the camera no longer works correctly, although the buttons seem more responsive... The LCD panel is blank (just a backlit with no image), and the OVF is ...
  • Replied in Progress!
    I had a hunch that one or more buttons may be stuck on, causing my issues, so I started cleaning them with alcohol and activating the buttons to loosen them, and it seems to have worked. The clue ...
  • Thanks, tried that already, along with the shutter mode 2 for video. Will try a reset next, but I think there is a hardware issue.
  • Thanks, I wondered about that. I've never made a claim on insurance, but have carried this rider (zero deductible, no fault) on my camera gear for about 5 years now. Need to locate the USB cable ...
  • Created question thread Problems with E-M5ii
    Hello all, It's been a while since I've stopped by here. Haven't done much serious photography for a while, so my E-M5ii has mainly become an outdoor adventure camera, sailing, kayaking and hiking ...
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