Very nice. At some indeterminate date I'll stick my E∙M10 on my 8" f<4 telescope, which will be stuck on my platform drive. I hope that livetime and bracketing will help me collect photons as well as you folks!
So that's where our snow went! :)
Pictures tomorrow of the (remnants of the) fallen tree that stopped our one road into town, about six of us hacked and dragged it off the road. A windy night on the lower Columbia.
Hm, you aren't shooting much but plan a G9 for more serious shots? That does come across as wishful shopping.. but if you think it will recharge your interest it's your call!
I retreated to elder bodies to better align with less frequent shooting time due to spousal health; i pray that's a...
An edited phone shot of our sea-level snow on the Columbia :eek:
Just saw a golden eagle chatting with a pair of crows, bummer only the 45-150 was handy.
UPDATED Images from the GX7
Wide view, resized
and the great bird, cropped 100% at 150mm. Crap, shot it wide open - my 45-150 definitely...
I decided I needed a native :mu43: macro to replace the 4thirds 35/3.5 Zuiko. I then tested both my 20/1.7 and Sigma 30/2.8 with 10mm extension tube, and found I already had one!
Before that I was seeking a 25 Lumix or Oly to fill a gap; buying the 20 narrowed the gap and 'forced' me to keep...
Two Pentax FA zooms at Goodwill, $17 +tax. The 28-90 seems OK but my goal was the 80-200; though slow at f/4.7-5.6 its AF is speedy, it's very light and has internal zoom so it stays small, similar in bulk to the 45-175. First shots look decent esp. at the price!
My answer for now is to use my old Vanguard pack, with zippered gear pocket below and open area above; the Jazz 36 fits in the upper zone nicely. As noted it duplicates padding this way, but better too much I guess. A larger bag with a few more pockets and less padding in appropriate places...
Does anyone make a nesting-bag system? I like my small (jazz 36) bag, but on days where every lens could be useful a larger bag or side-car would be nice. I shouldn't need to offload the Jazz 36 gear!
Most of my lenses are small but the 70-300 4thirds lens and wireless flash setup are...
Big spender: JJC 46mm hood. I bought a screw-on type and will leave the CPL on the back, so turning the hood adjusts the filter ;) Once it arrives I'll learn if a 52mm or 55mm can attach to the filter's nose.
p.s. takes 58mm cap, no vignetting on lumix 14 or 20mm lenses.
I'm very happy with 14+20 lumix +30/2.8 sigma. Convenience of the f/2.8 zoom is very useful but I am happy with these. I have the cheap but efffective xiaoyi 12-40 3.5-5.6 for when a zoom is best. If I didn't have what I have the oly 12-40 or impending 12-45 would probably sway me.
Look for photos of the actual item, not generic company photos of the lens. Also check the seller's status - how many items they have sold and the feedback rating. Those who have not sold much before usually know to ask less since people look for established sellers. Also check for return...
Sold my K-5 and a couple of K lenses. Its features were too similar to my :mu43: bodies so it got little attention. I now have a K200d for wet weather and CCD shooting, no video, high ISO or wide range of lenses so it can stay as a niche product.
Just an ecg1 grip for the em-10. That's all, nothing else. Certainly not the silver 20/1.7, I'm seeking a 25mm.
Ouch, stop twisting my arm, I'll take the 20 too :eek:
Never had a silver one, that makes all the difference!
p.s. 12/9 -- ah cr@p I won the Rokinon fisheye..
I've enjoyed the 35/3.5 with similar disclaimer. A nice lens at any distance, and even with adapter it's acceptably compact. Several 30mm macros are available though.
On the other end of things is the massive 70-300, which focuses quickly on any body, can go 1:2 closeups (in MF) and is f/5.6 at...
I'm a big fan of small but really like the AF/MF switch, which allows me to keep shutter AF but stop it now & then with ease. (Back AF is often useful but less so for my shooting.) That switch pushed me back to GX7 from gx85 for now, and the gx9 is now the next one forward for me. No hurry...
User name: jimr.pdx
Items to sell/buy/trade: Oly 14-42 IIR
Location: washington USA
Ships to: US
Description: In excellent condition with caps. Came with a GX7 but I don't need four kit zooms :laugh:
Works fine & looks great.
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Maybe this is the winter i shoot/digitize a bunch of slides with gx7 and zd35 macro? Plenty of negatives too, but slides first.
And like @tkbslc the library needs work, I've dumped all to a 2Tb drive and re-sorted but that's all.
35/3.5 zuiko macro
50/1.7, 100/2.8, 200/4 pentax
I have a Vivitar 24/2.8 in PK mount, but something isn't right about it optically. Plans are to move the 30/2.8 and pick up a native 25.
Argh, I keep forgetting the nameless 8mm f/3.8 fisheye..
12/13 update (that didn't...
I mean in real terms though, not the equivalent. A true 17-70 as in 34-140 mme would be my most used lens. I see Sigma made 18-50 f/3.5-5.6 in 4thirds mount, maybe I'll seek one out if I find a cheap copy. I'd still prefer a small native lens in this range.
Kirk's 90%-of-use lens range is 40-110mme; that keeps lens size down and lets one choose primes for wider and longer FLs. The complexity of wide-angle corrections is removed by such a range.
This is the YI M1 kit zoom, not the Oly f/2.8.
I've found this lens to be very similar in performance to the other kit lenses. It zooms Oly/Canon direction not Lumix/Nikon, and has no internal IS so a stabilized sensor is a nice option. It is a retractable design but is not nearly as compact as...
Welcome! I have the ZD 70-300 and use it with a GX7. It is one of several 4thirds lenses that is CDAF compatible and it does nice work. It may well be faster to focus on an em1.x body with PDAF sensor points, but it will do nicely anywhere; I prefer a body with internal stabilization for it.
Right now I'd go with the (now-reacquired) GX7 with eP5 a close second. I like 'em small ;) wish those bodies were weather resistant though. GX1 is very close too, but tilt screen, some form of IBIS and starlight AF are improvements I cannot ignore. The big deal for me though is an AF/MF rotary...