Dave Lively

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

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  • After selling my 100-400 Iupgraded my my old 100-300 to the mkII version mostly because I was very impressed with how well the Power OIS worked on the 100-400.  The improved IS  of the 100-400 was ...
  • If you are seeing the blur at 1/2000 shutter shock is the not the cause. It shows up in the 1/60 - 1/320 range, not faster or slower. The range varies from camera to camera and some lenses are ...
  • I bought the original 100-300 shortly after I switched to m43 several years ago. It struck me as fairly typical for a consumer grade long zoom. About the same performance as my 70-300 Nikon and ...
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    I just double checked by moving my eye back and forth while going through the entire range of the diopter adjustment.  That picture is pretty much as good as it gets on my GX-85. It would be ...
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    Looking at my previous post it was much angrier than I intended it to be, sorry about that.  I need to quit posting stuff in the morning before I leave for work.  I certainly would not expect ...
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    Maybe there is a lot of sample to sample variation in GX-85 viewfinders. Right after I got my G85 I took pictures of the the viewfinders of both my G85 and GX85 and posted the results in a thread at ...
  • Its not just the tearing effect.  Compared to EVF in my considerably larger G85 the one in my GX85 looks a bit smeared, particularly in the corners.  Its kind of like the difference between a ...
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    You don't have to choose between cloud and physical back.  Both is an option and that is what I do.  Keep making a backup to the external drive and also store them to the Apple or Android cloud ...
  • Depends on your camera body.  On my G85 there is a menu item of page 7 of the custom menu called "Lens position resume".  When set to on the camera stores the focus position of then lens at power ...
  • A 300mm 5.6 would be nice. I mostly use my 100-300 at 300mm but have to stop it down a little for best results. A light, inexpensive and sharp wide open 300mm prime would be a nice alternative.  ...
  • Or how about: "Do you want a 7mm lens but don't want to spend $800 to $1300 for one of the zooms?  Introducing the 7mm f2.8 from Olympus, all the wide of our 7-14 zoom but only a third the weight ...
  • I would really like to have an ultrawide lens, mostly for the unique perspective you can get with such a lens outdoors. Something in the 7 to 9 mm range. As someone that rarely takes pictures of ...
  • I would like a camera the size of my GX-85 and if possible a little lighter but with a EVF as good or better than the one in my G85. Size and weight are why I am still using m43.  The G85 is bigger ...
  • There is no way the small sharply defined dust spots on that photo are due to dust on your lens. Even dust on the rear element is too far away to show up that clearly defined. Even if you are ...
  • Since "very, very good" is subjective I want to add some numbers.  With my GX85 and the 12-32 kit lens set to 12mm about half my shots at 1/2 second will be sharp.  Which I find pretty amazing.  ...
  • How often do you use continuous auto focus or shoot video? I rarely shoot video and usually use single auto focus. Under those conditions the contrast based auto focus has always been fast and ...
  • The mass market is headed towards larger sensors which means m43 will be more of a niche market in the future. Olympus (and Panasonic if they are still interested in m43) should embrace that and ...
  • I have had dust resist all my efforts to clean it off the sensor and had to send the camera out for a professional cleaning.  If you have a backup camera you can try calling Panasonic and seeing ...
  • When I replace my broken GX7 with a GX85 I found shutter shock was much reduced but not eliminated.  Due to the loud and harsh sound and shutter shock the mechanical shutter in the GX7 generated I ...
  • What limitations with EFC cause problems for you? The  only limitation I have found with my G85 is the top shutter speed is reduced from 1/4000 to 1/2000.  The only time that causes a problem for ...
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