bradevans

Joined on May 6, 2013

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  • its all choices and preferences, not absolute.  we could walk many places yet we drive. I love my G7.  The 12-40 feels heavy on it.  I can "handle it".  I could walk around with Medium Format ...
  • Whe my G7 first arrived (no "hands on" testing in any store), I was a bit surprised at how light it felt.  IMO it has no impact other than the perception factor, but then sometime perception is ...
  • Wait for the features / reviews of the G8 come out....delay the GAS
  • Can you rent the 100-400?  The AF is several steps ahead of the 100-300. It's just snaps into sharp focus. Plus the OIS may let you back down the ISO
  • I went from a G5 with the frustrating single push/turn dial to the two dial setup of the G7. Its fantastic...in case you decide to 'come back'
  • Replied in hmmmm ...
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2016/07/21/olympus-patents-300-500mm-f-2.8-4.0-lens-possible-hint-for-mft-shooters maybe Olympus heard your voice?
  • If you want to get a sense of the OIS just zoom the lens out to 400 with the switch in the off position. (I did this inadvertently after using the lens on a tripod and forgetting to turn the OIS ...
  • <snip> Hi again - i suspect i was in AFS mode.  I will try all three modes in my next outing (August),  I was definitely panning with every shot i took. From the G7 Manual (pages 181 and 182) there ...
  • Hi Tom (Georgian) I will have to look more closely. I *think* i was using AFF/AFS set to AFF.  I say "think" because i did switch within the Airshow but today my camera is on AFF/AFS set to AFF and ...
  • Thank you Skeeter - i dont think that Panny has those four options but i can certainly see the virtue of having them. I'll dig more in the manual around C-AF as it is not a mode i use all that ...
  • Created discussion thread AF on the 100-400
    These are two OOC jpegs from burst mode, G7 body I thought it interesting that the focus jumped from far to near in consecutive shots.
  • Replied in hmmmm ...
    I think there are markets for such lenses, and hope they come forward in the next few years.  the 100-300 was one of the very first and it took a loooong time to get 300/f4 and the 100-400. On the ...
  • Replied in hmmmm ...
    In my experience, the AF on the 100-300 would hunt like mad, in/out full range of fuzzy viewfinder then lock focus.  Absolutely maddening. Especially true at the long end when shooting at air ...
  • (Adding on to the comments above) If you are a left eye shooter then the G7 use of Touch AF with your left hand *and* keep your left eye on EVF is absolutely fantastic.  No need to focus/recompose ...
  • The Raynox 150 / Raynox 250 can do a fine job. The 250 give more magnification / less DOF, so in some sense it is 'harder' to use but you may want the greater X. These "pinch" on to the end of your ...
  • One thing that struck me with my 100-400 is just how thin the DOF can be, especially at 400mm.  So the performance of "shorter" lenses may not be valid: focus errors at shorter lengths are less ...
  • I would *guess* no In the Panny lineup, its sorta G then GX then GH in terms of feature set and price. I might be more inclined to think a drop in GH3 or GH4. That said, the G7 is a fantastic camera.
  • I have both so a few of my observations G7 big improvement over G5 on the 100-300. The 100-300 does (can do) very well in these situations: 1) relatively close range.  2) good/decent light allowing ...
  • I have the 1.4 version of the Panasonic. To me the pictures have a "depth" to them / look more like how our eyes see.  It's special. Whether the price difference is justified is up to you...
  • Hi Vesku i can give this a test - shoot video and point the camera around to different exposure levels? Or more sophisticated than that? (and specifically what)
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