tonybelding

Lives in United States Hamilton, TX, United States
Joined on Dec 6, 2006

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  • Don't overlook Pentax, they have some excellent and compact DSLRs. The big difference in shooting experience is the optical pentaprism viewfinder versus the EVF.  Some people have a strong ...
  • I snagged a used one off eBay, and it's been great. Personally, I'd be surprised if you "outgrow" the image quality of M4/3.  I loved the shots I got from my OM-D E-M5.  It could darn near see in ...
  • Replied in The Obstacles
    That actually is my biggest complaint.  I don't want the program to leave my images where I put them and where I organized them. I don't want to have to organize them at all. The app should do that ...
  • Given the choice between these two, I'd pick the Olympus in a heartbeat.  The M4/3 lens catalog is so much better. . .  and often more affordable, though they do have impressive "pro" lenses as ...
  • If you're used to Micro Four Thirds, then you may think of 20mm as a normal lens.  On full frame it's ultra-wide!  From what I've read, the 20mm Flektogon was a breakthrough in its day.  Nobody ...
  • Replied in The Obstacles
    I've long been interested in Linux, but every time I give it a spin, some obstacle, some deal breaker, pops up.  Right now there are two major programs on my Mac Pro that I depend on heavily, and ...
  • Sony A7 with Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4/20
  • Created discussion thread Exif Madness
    Sometimes I find a need to manually add some Exif data to photos, such as recording the lens used and the aperture value.  I've got two Exif editors, and also a viewer that can examine Exif.  They ...
  • I think Micro Four Thirds format in general is an excellent and versatile all-purpose format.  It also has a great lens catalog.  If sticking with native lenses, then M4/3 is a comfortable ...
  • I've owned both a Fuji X-T1 and a Sony A7.  I also prefer the Fuji's dedicated ISO dial, shutter speed dial, and the aperture rings on the lenses.  It seems like a more sensible and ...
  • I had an Olympus E-M5 and was very happy with it for a while.  I still think if I only could have one system camera to do everything, it would most likely be something in M4/3.  It's efficient and ...
  • Replied in Sensor Size
    When it comes to M4/3 versus APS-C versus Full Frame. . . They're all very much in the same ballpark. The difference in size isn't all that much, and the difference in performance isn't all that ...
  • You might get more-and-better answers if you ask this question in the "Adapted Lens Talk" forum too. Your lenses can be easily adapted to most recent mirrorless system cameras (not DSLRs), ...
  • You mean the Olympus 45mm F1.8 lens?  That's what most of us would think of as a portrait lens. I've used the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 a lot.  It's less expensive, it's compact, and 20mm is a great ...
  • As I look around this site and others, it does seem to me like many people are utterly obsessed with sharpness -- sometimes to the point of not caring about any other characteristic.  They go on ...
  • This would lead me to think that you don't need ultimate in pixel-peepling "image quality" to print 3X2 foot aluminum wall hangers. Every camera, and every format, is a compromise of one sort or ...
  • I have an E-M5, though it's in need of some minor repairs right now.  IMHO it's a modern classic, and I've gotten great results out of it.  M4/3 is an efficient and highly versatile format with a ...
  • No, I've decided AF is a passing fad.  It has let me down too many times over the years! Manual focus on the A7, with peaking and magnification in the EVF, is fantastic.
  • I've never mounted a native lens onto my Sony A7.  It's all been Pentax-K and M42 thread mount, and they're working Just Fine for me.
  • Nice comparison.  I liked this one too. . . Pentax ZX-5n and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Going mirrorless let us cut away the DSLR bloat and return to the size of 35mm film cameras.
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