jf_tea

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a IT
Has a website at [removed]
Joined on Jan 20, 2010
About me:

Pentax: K5IIs, some DA primes, and, older manual M and Takumar lenses
Panasonic: GX1+20mm, LX3
Olympus: E-M1, 45/1.8, Sigma 60/2.8

jf_tea's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Bought it used in 2018. It has all the features that I need. I wish the power switch was on the right side.
Excellent ergonomy. Superb grip. Better IQ than GF1.
Pentax K-01
Pentax K-5 IIs
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Great sensor. Very convenient for manual focus lenses. For A-F, CDAF might be slower than PDAF, but, CDAF never needs micro-AF adjustments.
At last, a K5 that can AF properly under artificial light. Excellent ergonomy and WR.
Small and gives beautiful images. My most used lens on the E-M5.
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
It seems my copy is sharper than what some rumors say about this lens ;) It focuses quickly and it is very convenient because of its size. Easy to carry "just in case".
My love-at-first-use MFT lens. It still satisfies me a lot. But, its AF is useless for video. MF is better for video.
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS Lens
Pentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR
Small enough to walk around all day (about as big as the 18-55mm), WR, sharp enough on my K5(IIs) if stopped down a bit. (In 2019, I gave it to a friend).
Pentax smc DA 70mm F2.4 AL Limited
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN | C (Micro Four Thirds)
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art
Compact and amazing.
Very very sharp, beautiful contrasts, excellent bokeh. Faster and surer focus than the 45/1.8 (except in very low light).

jf_tea's previous gear

Canon PowerShot S200 (Digital IXUS v2)
Canon PowerShot S500 (Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500)
Canon PowerShot SD550 (Digital IXUS 750 / IXY Digital 700)
Much much better than the Kodak DC210.
The SD500 was the best of the (4) Powershot cameras that I had.
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Digital IXUS 80 IS)
Kodak DC210 plus
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
I had the DC210, not DC210 Plus. Film was better at that time, but the DC210 was convenient.
Surprising good lens. Light and satisfying super-zoom camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (Lumix DMC-FZ38)
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
Faster AF than in FZ-28
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Pentax K-7
(My copy was) Sharper than my FZ-200. Superb lens. Very very good sensor (for a compact sensor).
Amazing IQ, sharp lens. Uses same battery as LX3 (low mAh capacity). Latest version of SPP software is good enough, but, it's mandatory to process the .X3F RAW files.
Amazing ergonomy, tough, works during Winter, sub-zero & snow. Sensor with as much noise as GF1 or E-PL1.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
Pentax K-5
The kit lens was the 20/1.7 -- a great kit.
Amazing ergonomy, tough, works during Winter, sub-zero & snow. My copy had amazing back focus under Tungsten and Sodium lights. But, AF was good in dim dusk light (Sun light).
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Fujifilm X-E1
Olympus PEN E-PL7
Compact, WR, quiet shutter, great EVF... Minus points: the eye cup falls and falls apart easily, needs an extra grip to become comfortable to hold for long periods. The battery does not last very long (compared to a DSLR with OVF).
Pentax K-3 II
Pentax smc FA 43mm F1.9 Limited
Pentax smc FA 77mm 1.8 Limited
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS