Dave Lively

Lives in United States Atlanta, GA, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jun 24, 2006

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  • No. The Obama rule made no exceptions.
  • It often amazes me how often liberals like to tell people to "get help" but then punish, stigmatize and strip the rights of those that do so. Like most gun enthusiasts I know there is no way I ...
  • That would be me.  I prefer the hood on my 45mm to the one on my 17mm or the one on the 12mm I used to own.  It is faster to attach and I have never had it fall off.  It does not need to be tight, ...
  • Replied in Yes there is
    Thanks for the samples on the other thread.  From the results I have seen the 75-300 and 100-300 have similar optical quality so they will probably perform about the same with a TC.
  • Replied in Yes there is
    Was one of those 3 lenses the 100-300? The last time I used an afocal TC was when I had a Sony NEX-5N and the mediocre 55-210 was the longest lens available. I had pretty good results with the ...
  • I am also looking at either 100-400 or 300mm with a 1.4 TC but the cost, weight and size of those lenses has kept me from buying one so far. I really want one but know I will have a huge case of ...
  • The 100-300 is not sharp enough or fast enough to work with a teleconverter, even if one was available for it. A teleconverter works by magnifying the image from a lens.  It is a lot like optically ...
  • Replied in GX80/85 EVF
    Usable but at best mediocre is how I would rate it.  I use it instead of the LCD whenever possible though.  I think part of the problem is a small rangefinder style camera may not have room for ...
  • I did that last year a couple of times. I would still be doing it except I was taking these at a friends bird feeder and she found out the hard way why you do not see a lot of feeders in the ...
  • Row vs wade
  • That looks pretty typically of the results I get at 300mm at 5.6.  The 100-300 works best if you stop it down a little at 300mm. The difference in contrast really stands out.  A year after the ...
  • Unfortunately that high sync speed comes at the cost of a loud, shutter shock blur inducing mechanical shutter. I found the shutter noise and vibration on the GX7 so annoying I used the electronic ...
  • The story said what the Russians have was opposition research by the RNC and Democrats. If it was really damaging they (the RNC during the primaries and HRC in the general) would have released it. ...
  • The lens that came with the GX85 I bought 6 weeks ago from B&H is plastic.  The lens I bought separately for my GX7 2 years ago is metal as is the one that came with the used GM5 I bought. I do not ...
  • Replied in Dream Camera
    Isn't cooling hardware just a big metal heatsink?  That might add some weight but taking it out of a $2000 camera is not going to make it a $700 camera. The other stuff required for great video ...
  • Replied in Dream Camera
    Video adds very little hardware cost to a camera.  And once the software to support video has been written it costs nothing to add it to all cameras.  So the big cost reduction you are hoping for ...
  • If the optical quality is as good I would find the lighter weight and increased zoom range more useful than an extra stop of speed on the long end.  And since the long end is longer on this lens ...
  • At 300mm my 100-300 is a bit soft wide open so I always stop it down to f7.1 or f8.  So it is not really any faster than the Olympus in practice.  I did not see anything about improved optics in ...
  • I just replaced my 3 year old GX7 with a GX85 after a piece of dust somehow got between the AA filter and sensor on the GX7.  I do miss the extra controls, tiltable EVF and 12 bit readout when ...
  • Same here.  The dust changes position slightly as I zoom and is not perfectly sharp so it is not on the sensor itself.  But is also not on the outside surface of the AA filter where I could clean ...
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