Lives in Canada Montréal, Canada
Joined on Sep 29, 2011

WhiteBeard's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
New prime camera as of Sept 2016. So far, so good but definitely noticeably heavier than the G3. Feels good and looks great in two-tone finish.
Truly excellent if a bit noisy sometimes.
The oldest zoom in its category and I still haven't found enough reasons to change.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
Rokinon 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye CS
Pretty good and luggable all-around tele at low cost. Just try to use it around F7.1 / F8. Squeezed new life out of it with the GX8 with E-shutter and F8. You also need to let the OIS settle before taking the shot; it's not lightning-fast...
Bought this puppy 3rd hand in mint condition at half the price of new. Reminds me of the fun I had with my 21 mm Rokkor but goes down to 14mm equivalent; just insane!
Fun to work with but focus ring has too much friction. Also pretty hard to get the right exposure when light is low. Gets less use now that I have the 7-14...
Other gear:
  • Rokkor 100mm F3.5 Macro With MC-µ4/3 adapter makes a superb 200mm equiv. macro lens (but damned heavy).
  • Rokkor 58mm F1.4 With MC-µ4/3 adapter (20$) makes a great 116 mm equiv. F1.4 portrait lens.

WhiteBeard's wish list

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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 ASPH Power OIS

WhiteBeard's previous gear

Canon PowerShot S100 (2000) (Digital IXUS)
Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
My first digital camera in 2000. Only 2 Mp (less than a cell phone's "selfie" sensor) but lovely object, all-metal and still works.
2005-era "power-zoom" camera. Well built and easy to use but lens not so sharp on the tele end.
First prime µ4/3 camera, bought July 2011 until an encounter between laser show and sensor. Replaced by the GX8. Now relegated to backup...
Other gear:
  • Minolta X-700
  • Mnolta SRT-101 The work horse for 10+ years
  • Rokkor 200mm F4.5
  • Rokkor 21mm F2.8 At the time, one of the most technically advanced ultra-wides