jalywol

jalywol

Lives in United States Capital District, NY, United States
Joined on Sep 10, 2005

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  • I have had two of the PL 45mm macros over the years. It is a terrific lens, and I actually think it might be better for portraiture than it is for macro use. That being said, on my last go-round ...
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  • I actually returned my 70-300mm because about half the shots I took with it were not focused on the subject that the entire focus box was centered on.  I assume that I had a defective one, as it ...
  • Replied in No, but....
    I do have a Fuji Instax Mini LiPlay, for instant prints when I am with family..... I got a Mini 7S on a Black Friday whim, from Adorama, and it was just a  blast, but I couldn't quite get used to ...
  • Replied in GX85 or GX9
    The GX85 has a terrible lens in front of the EVF.  It makes it impossible to view except if your eye is dead center in the viewfinder.  The GX7's was a little better, but not much.  The GX9 is ...
  • Replied in Nope
    I have had a GX8 for about 5 years.  Lovely camera. But, not without flaws. I got a GX9 last year.  The GX8 now sits in its bag.  It's still a lovely camera, but the GX9 has better color, better ...
  • Replied in GX85 or GX9
    The GX7 had vicious shutter shock, and yes, also "warping" with e-shutter as WT21 describes.  These are two of the reasons that the GX7 was not with me for very long.  And the EVF was dreadful. The ...
  • Replied in It's a good one
    I love it.  I have it with the 20-60mm, and it's a great camera.  Its color rendition for landscape work is exceptional, by the way.  I do a lot of macro and flower work, and it captures what I ...
  • Replied in GX9, or G100
    The most direct replacement would be the GX9. It is a bit bigger, though, although it does have an EVF included, as well as IBIS, neither of which your GX1 has. If you want to stay small, the G100 ...
  • Replied in Depends
    I am the queen of the quest for better sensors, starting with my first M43, 10 years ago; an EPL1. 10+ years out, and lots of M43 bodies, and a few FF mirrorless, behind me, and what have I found ...
  • Here's the thing: There is a lot of really wonderful glass in M43. I would not, at this point, go with adapting, as it's a pain in the rear, and the adapters are only available as third party new ...
  • Since my 70-300mm was defective, and there were no replacements in stock when I returned it, and the price of the 70-300mm is now back up to $1250, I decided to rent the Sigma and see if it might ...
  • I wouldn't necessarily go with the GX9 unless real compactness is a goal. I think the G95 would be a better option, as the EVF is better, the grip is better, and it has the Dual IS 2 (the GX9 has ...
  • Replied in Bzzzzz
    Thanks :) .  The third is my favorite also. I am thinking of actually (gasp) printing it. -J
  • Actually, I think you captured it very well.  The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the old fairy tale woods.  Lovely! You should make a nice sized print of this.  I bet it looks ...
  • Replied in Bzzzzz
    Thanks! PL 100-400mm :) -J
  • All taken with GX8 and GX9, with either PL 100-400mm or PL 50-200 with TC. (Note: If you are strictly doing birding, I would get the 100-400, as it's faster at full tele than the 50-200mm with TC, ...
  • Replied in Bzzzzz
    Insect season :) Most with the S5, one with the GX9 The dragonfly landed in my (very weedy) backyard flower bed while I was out there with the camera, and I got a few shots before he headed back ...
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  • Thanks! No, just natural light.  It was bright out but with haze so the light was a bit more even with less shadows than it would have been in an equally bright, but clear-sky, day. -J
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