JLTaylor

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 25, 2004

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  • Cowbird:  Thanks for the ID. I have been trying to use apps but I am not very good at keying.  Probably had it blue in one search, finch related in another. I also mess up the habitat frequently. ...
  • All taken with an EM1 + Panleica 100-400.  The first four were from a kayak.  The 100-400 is a great kayak lens - small, lots of reach, a zoom, IS, and water resistant. Merganser with chicks. I ...
  • Overwhelming evidence from multiple lines of research. Much of what we know about todays climate is the result of studying the past. A quote from Richard Alley from a 2009 talk to the AGU talking ...
  • Thanks.  I'm one of those who benefited from the bill.  Collect a few syndromes and reach a certain age and suddenly you can't get insurance.  I've also know a few people who were really hurt by ...
  • There is more to this then the ACA.  Your company took advantage of a healthcare law to pay you less.  My company took advantage of the 401K to get rid of a pension - one that was backloaded so ...
  • Annual out of pocket limits. Can't be denied coverage for existing conditions, No lifetime caps. These are huge benefits that you are ignoring. Even though Obama selected a Republican plan, none of ...
  • I've had this lens for about a week, and the initial impressions are all positive. Got it for wildlife, but haven't seen a bear in a couple of years, so I tried it out on a kite surfer.  Good use ...
  • I would have been disappointed if the 300 wasn't noticeably better, but so far I'm very satisfied with the Panasonic. If you aren't at 100% the gap narrows pretty quickly. The 75-300 looks like it ...
  • Shot all three lenses wide open and at the same f stop. The 75-300 was slightly better slightly stopped down.  When wide open is 6.7, F8 isn't a very big step.
  • I put what I thought would be full size photos of from three lenses (fully open and F8) in this gallery: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6528805548/albums/300s#page=1 Electronic Shutter with 4 ...
  • Most of my shots from these parks are using a focal length between 14-150 150mm isn't really long, and 14 isn't ultra wide.  Why you may want to go longer or wider: UWA: In Arches you are ...
  • Replied in P mode
    I don't have a preference for shooting in P mode, but I do like to leave my cameras set in P mode, and usually auto ISO. If something happens that requires a quick shot, P mode is usually pretty ...
  • Small and light enough that I'll carry it on 5 day backpacks, or keep in the bag just incase. A Pileated Woodpecker in a shaded area. Handheld at 1/250. Another Pileated with the 150mm F2.0 (about ...
  • I have been moving from four-thirds to micro four thirds and recently sold my 50-200 and have a 100-400 on order (keeps getting delayed). I have some concerns that I will miss the short telephoto ...
  • Replied in Eagles, hawk
    We have had a minor eagle infestation for the last couple of days.  We often get eagles, but they usually don't fly buy frequently enough for me to wait out on the deck with a camera. This week ...
  • Between ultra wide rectilinear fisheye, or stitch my least favorite is the rectilinear ultra wide. UWA rectilinear (14mm equiv.) Same shot stitched. The stitched is much wider but the primary ...
  • I picked up a GM5 with the 35-100 and 12-32 lenses a few months ago.  IS isn't usually that important to me, and I never tested it.  Just tried both lenses and got the same results as you. Also ...
  • WRT the aspect ratio, it depends on what you are shooting.  If you are taking an exterior of a building, to avoid too much perspective distortion you would try to keep the camera level.  This ...
  • One reason for wanting to use flash with the electronic shutter. I am digitizing a couple of decades of slides and negatives.  I would like to be able to use flash, and not put thousands of ...
  • At full resolution I didn't think there was anything wrong with it. It's not a great background, and gets worse with compression.  There are some planted Noble Fir forests around here that look out ...
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Last entry Jun 7, 2009
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