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 even 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
Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT
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.
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!
Actually, badged as Rokinon. Fun to work with but focus ring has too much friction. Also pretty hard to get the right exposure when light is low.
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...
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9)
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