jalywol

jalywol

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

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  • High quality progressives/varifocals work remarkably well for me. They do take a little getting used to initially, and as others have said, the less expensive ones are useless, so go to a good ...
  • Presbyopia is a royal pain in the ass if you are used to working very close up to your displays/rear lcd lcd screens. I managed ok with rear screens and progressive lenses from my mid-40s to my mid ...
  • Two questions: 1) Are you using a monitor that has been calibrated?  Without using an external calibration device, the color rendering of your screen can vary wildly from the actual file info, or ...
  • On this particular lens, yes, a cheap UV filter can have an adverse affect.  Somewhere back in the archives someone did a test with some filters and the cheaper ones had some visible issues with it. -J
  • The last two are wonderful, they really show the bird family interactions. The first two are overexposed..you may want to use center weighted metering for shots like this, and also use AE lock when ...
  • Replied in Yes
    Have used 3rd party batteries on all my Panasonic cameras, going back to the G2, my first one.  No issues whatsoever on my current GX8 or GM5, either.  Generally I have the one OEM battery that ...
  • Replied in Pinpoint Focus
    You have your AF mode on pinpoint focus, not on regular single point focus.  See if switching it to 1-AREA mode solves your problem. -J
  • You will LOVE the 100-400mm, especially when you think of what you would have to be carrying to get the same reach on the Sony ;) Mine stays on my GX8 pretty much all the time.  It's far and away ...
  • Why are you flogging a dead horse? 1)  He was using the one lens that is KNOWN to produce SS on the GX8. I suspect he was going for big drama in his video, so why not, right? But it's crap like ...
  • Replied in Is this Bokeh?
    From my own personal experience, I have had one lens start to do that after operating normally for the first three years I owned it.  I still have no idea what caused it.  ( I ended up buying a ...
  • Replied in Jeff, try this:
    https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59912786 It's my simple, light, unobtrusive, quick release solution. I've never had my 100-400mm fall off, but, since I do use a sling strap now, I wanted the ...
  • When people can't see the forest for the trees..... Did it ever occur to you that perhaps the color processing of this shot was not unintentional? Here are two treatments of the same shot.  The ...
  • Replied in Poppies!
    Thanks! The first three were shot without extension tubes; the rest just with the one 10mm deep tube. That small a tube on this long a lens still enables focusing from a distance; it just lets me ...
  • Created discussion thread Poppies!
    I have two different types of perennial poppies growing in my yard.  The first, which bloom earlier, are pretty average, but they have the advantage of spreading on their own once they are ...
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  • Replied in Thank you!
    For returning it to the old style.  I was having an awful time adjusting to the change :) .
  • Replied in Exactly.
    Jorginho, I think you touched some kind of nerve with this, unfortunately. I don't know why people feel it necessary to argue a personal decision, based on an intrinsic comfort level with an item. ...
  • Had a similar experience with my EM1 mk I when I bought one right after it came out.  I tried for six months to adjust to the controls and menu system, and finally, after buying a GX7 and ...
  • It's not the field sequential thing that's the problem with these two cameras, so comparing it to the other ones you mentioned is not going to help the OP.  It's the 16:9 ratio that makes the ...
  • The only camera with a similar EVF to the GX9 is the GX85. -J
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