jwilliams

Lives in United States Chesapeake, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Dec 10, 2000

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  • Replied in Refinement
    Sometime 'old tech' that has been refined over several iterations just works better than 'new tech' that hasn't had the benefit of several rounds of improvements.
  • Replied in Why?
    You might be able to get something that works for sports in m43, but why would you want to?  You have the perfect gear right now.  Trying to spend more money buying expensive m43 gear that isn't ...
  • " lighter kit to carry with me daily, during hiking or long cycling trips" That has M6 written all over it.
  • Replied in Format Lexicon
    I like that.  Simple and true.
  • Replied in Try this
    Buy a good prime.  Inexpensive, but good ones are 20/1.7, 25/1.7 or 1.8, 45/1.8, 42.5/1.7.  Any of these will produce results much better than the kits lens.  Next shoot both RAW and JPG and see ...
  • Replied in OMG
    OMG my tele soom is a f21!  Holy cow.  Glad you told me that.  I'll have to go throw that lump of useless glass in the trash.  ROFLMAO.
  • Replied in Format Lexicon
    I remember the terms in the film days  typically being used to mean: Large Format: 4x5 or 8x10 (in inches) Medium Format: 6x7, 6x6, 6x4.5 (in cm) 35mm: 35mm (width of actual film roll, nothing to ...
  • Replied in Thanks
    Thanks.  Had it in AI Focus mode.  I normally never use that, but just remembered I tried it last time I was shooting.  Hadn't used the camera in a while.  I appreciate the help.
  • Created discussion thread 6D Af confirmation not beeping
    For some reason my 6D is not beeping when it AFs thru the viewfinder in any mode other than 'green' mode.  Put it in 'green' dummy mode and you get AF beep confirmation.  Not so in 'A', 'P' etc. ...
  • Maybe this could be a plus for Canon.  It does seem like a lot of people are shooting Sony cameras with Canon lenses (some m43 too).  Over time, I'm sure a lot of these people will probably slowly ...
  • "My lackluster EF-M 18-55mm was sharper than the EF-S 15-85mm in the overlapping rang" - Sure sounds like you didn't like it. I never used the term "lackluster" (actually you said it was worse ...
  • Maybe you had a bum 15-85. Reports from other users do not mirror yours. As to the 17-55, I can personally speak to that lens. If it wasn't for Canon not putting the L designation on EFS lenses it ...
  • I'm wasn't trying to scare you. In with a large tourist crowd you aren't likely to have any problems. Some of what I said is just my opinion that too many people obsess over carrying equipment on ...
  • Never had any issue with mine.  It would be the last lens I would ever get rid of. Maybe there is a problem that crops up with it sometimes.  What you have to consider is this is probably one of ...
  • Replied in Get another one
    You obviously have a lens with some manufacturing defect.  Send it back for another one.  In general this is peobably the best affordable tele zoom ever made.  Send it back and if the next one is ...
  • Replied in Canon's dilema
    Canon's dilema is they apparently do not want to develop a whole new line of lenses just for a mirrorless camera.  So, from all reports it appears they are going to use an EF mount.  That creates ...
  • Ok 8 yrs. A long time either way. The 12-35/40 are in no way equivalent to the 24-70/2.8 from Canon. They are bigger because they are FASTER. To use a tool for the task that it is best suited for ...
  • Replied in Sadly ...
    Only one FL.  Not as useful as wide zoom.  Still leaves a big hole in lens lineup.  A 20mm equivalent would more useful if sticking to one FL.  15mm equivalent really is much more limiting.
  • Those are also very good lenses.  Nothing is free in this world. There are very good EFS lenses that can easily be adapted to the M and are not overly large.  The most interesting is the 55-250 IS ...
  • Simple the FL range.  It includes all of the 40-150 range and also 14-39 range. It is a pretty good travel/general usage lens.  Neither of these is a super high IQ lens that will please pixel ...
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