jalywol

jalywol

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

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  • Replied in A7 vs GX80
    I had a PL 25mm f1.4 in my first go-round with the M43 system, and it was a terrific lens (expensive, compared to the 25mm f1.7, for sure). When I got back into M43, I had to rebuy all of my ...
  • Keep it for a few months.  If you find you aren't using it, then sell it. Or, if you are fond of it, just keep it.  I generally find that if I sell a lens I really enjoy, even if I don't use it all ...
  • Replied in A7 vs GX80
    The move to the GX80 is a sideways one at best, and the 25mm f 1.7 is a pretty lousy lens. I think this is a waste of money, personally. The G85 (not GX80) would be a better choice, if you are ...
  • Replied in GX8
    Oh dear, I missed that.  Too bad, unfortunately. -J
  • Replied in GX8
    The GX8 is about 100g lighter and a lot less bulky than your GH4.  It has a more recent design 20MP sensor, mic plug socket, and has excellent video capabilities. I found the GH series just a bit ...
  • I was adamantly opposed to the software by subscription plan, and held out as long as I could.  However, I got a very good deal on a year's plan when I bought some computer hardware last year, and ...
  • 1) Use e-shutter whenever you can.  There is no IQ penalty in terms of information (Bits) recorded in the image file.  Of course, if you are shooting moving things, regular shutter is preferable, ...
  • Replied in Giggle
    https://www.adorama.com/ipcdcgh29.html This is amusing.
  • Different sensors, processors, etc.  If you want a very good 20MP sensor, at about half the price of the G9, get a GX8. The 20MP sensor is significantly better in some areas than the 16MP sensor.  ...
  • No...the GF1 had a 12MP sensor.  It's a totally different sensor than the current 16MP sensor in the GX85 and all current M43 16MP bodies. And, there are a lot of sensor hardware architecture ...
  • Oh, get real. The point of posting those shots was to show sharpness, color rendition, and DOF examples . Since that's not good enough for you, here's some other shots from it:
  • If you look at my post a couple of lines up, that's what I use and what I suggested :) It's a terrific lens. -J
  • There are a lot of them out there, and most of them are very good, and some can be had for very cheap. I have an old non-AI Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 that I got for around $50 when I started out with ...
  • Keep the one you will use. A little background: I had been an M43 user for 4 years, then sold it all and moved to an A7. I used the A7 for 2 years (and had a lot of the same objections you do to ...
  • When this lens was first introduced, the very first bird shots that were posted by one of the first owners were just terrible. They were quite unsharp, and pretty ugly looking. I was immediately ...
  • Oh, I tried, I tried.  But the powers that be put the kibosh on that, and I gave up on Modding shortly thereafter, after finally having enough of it all. :( -J
  • No, no, was just pointing out that M43 doesn't have a corner on obnoxiousness. -J
  • No, actually, M43 is not the only place that equivalence rears its ugly head. I wrote a pretty mild post on a G9 vs A7RIII post over there, and it got taken and run with to a really silly end point. ...
  • :) -J
  • It's sharp, but there is a brownish cast to it that I found very unpleasant.  I was using a Minolta AF 28mm f2.8 that was really wonderful, but I just was tired of having to use the LAEA4 for half ...
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