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    My first Group Photography event

    IMHO, as you discovered, the size of the lens does not matter in that kind of shoot. You are not shooting LONG, so why a LONG lens? The other is portability. I found that it is a lot easier on the old body not hauling a big/heavy kit around, if you do NOT need the IQ of the bigger gear. As the...
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    1 camera, 2 lenses, 4 hours, 8 friends & 16 wheels.

    How cool :biggrin: I would not have though of bicycling in the snow.
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    The need to move forward with M43

    Kinda depends on how picky you are. I have the PLumix 12-60 and I find it just fine, for my needs. I pair that with the Olympus 17/1.8 for indoor low light. That makes a nice 2-lens kit. I have the Olympus pro zooms, but I have no issue using the PLumix 12-60. In fact, when I want a light...
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    Olympus vs JJC lens hoods

    Given the focal range of that lens, I was thinking that the multi position collapsing rubber hoods would work well. Because a 12mm hood is kinda useless at 100mm
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    New Peak Design Strap

    Exactly why I have to be careful packing my strap into the bag.
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    Olympus vs JJC lens hoods

    You were right, it is a bit fiddly. The bayonet flange on the hood is just a tiny bit long. I think if I shorten it about a mm, it will slip in easier. For how I use the lens, a simple inexpensive hood is better. One less thing for me to worry about. Now if I could find a similar inexpensive...
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    The Olympus M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 vs Panasonic 25mm f/1.7

    IMHO, the 15 or 17 f/1.8 would be a nice moderate wide lens. My first lens was a normal (50mm for 35mm film), and sometimes my back was literally up against the wall. So for indoors, wider is better (to a point). And these two lenses seem to fit this gap. I use the 17/1.8 as my indoor low...
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    Olympus vs JJC lens hoods

    Hood for the 40-150/2.8 arrived a day early. So I get to fiddle with it tomorrow. :)
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    Which lens to replace my PL 12-32 f/3.5-5.6 on a Panasonic body ?

    As you say, it is personally subjective. I have all three Olympus Pro lenses: 12-40/2.8, 40-150/2.8, 12-100/4. I have also been eyeing the Panasonic 35-100/2.8, and may still get it, just because of its smaller size and weight, compared to the Olympus 40-150/2.8. Each of the three lenses fills a...
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    I’m back with the em10mkIII

    What lenses did you get with it? 2) The only filters I suggest are UV filter, primarily to keep the gunk off the lens. I rather clean a filter than the front element of a lens. Depending on where and what you shoot, this can be a significant issue. Little kids/babies, can make a mess of...
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    The way you used your SRT-101 was contrary to how we were taught back in the 70s. Turn the meter OFF when you are not using it. So turning the meter OFF was SoP. And the cameras that I used were easy to do this. Until I ran into cameras where the on/off switch was difficult (not easy/fast) to...
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Strap getting in the way of the right hand is a common problem with MANY/ANY strap. Get a BOTTOM plate, then attach the right strap to the plate. That gets the right strap out of the way of your right hand. I do that with all my heavy use cameras. I use the Slide Lite on my Olympus and the...
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    EM10II(or III) vs. EM5II vs. nothing

    This statement I completely agree. The issue is that people build up an expectation/desire of what they want. Even if some of those expectations/desires are totally unrealistic. And when those expectations are not met, some become very negative. As if the company HAD TO meet their...
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    EM10II(or III) vs. EM5II vs. nothing

    I agree half-way with you. As you said over complexity, makes it difficult to quickly and easily use the camera. But, IMHO, that also comes from not being brought up with that gear, or not putting in the time to learn it. I had to have one of my student teach me how to use the camera on the...
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    Olympus vs JJC lens hoods

    Hood should be here on Sat. For $12, I will see what I can do about the "fiddling" to make it easier to use. I've had to fiddle with ALL of my plastic JJC hoods.
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    Equivalence (hypothesis): Could future FF mirrorless F/8 and F/5.6 lenses (ever so slightly press upon) the m43 pro system?

    What is with this "equivalent aperture" stuff? f/6.3 is NOT faster than f/4.
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    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    "Nicely dampened" zoom ring = stiff to turn :( Probably just like the 12-40/2.8 and 12-100/4. If you have to work that zoom ring for HOURS, "nicely dampened" = a tired arm and hand. Don't the designers use the lens for more than a few minutes?
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    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    Look at the pic in post #9
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    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    All right you guys in Europe, it is Feb 12 where you are.
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    Olympus vs JJC lens hoods

    I got to check what is causing mine to get stuck.
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    Olympus vs JJC lens hoods

    Thanks for the info on the JJC LH-78 II. Just got a 40-150/2.8, so I need a backup or knock about hood. $12 on Amazon. :)
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    Nd filters or software solution? Long exposure

    BTW, anyone have any experience with the variable ND filters? I think they are simply two stacked polarizing filters, where you rotate one filter, to adjust the light transmission.
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    Nd filters or software solution? Long exposure

    What looks "just right" to one person, may not look "just right" to another. So the "just right" shutter speed will vary based on the individual. When I shoot that kind of stuff, I bracket like crazy. Cuz until I look at the image on my monitor, I don't know how it will look. The screen on the...
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    Nd filters or software solution? Long exposure

    Nope The EM1X does it electronically in the camera, before it is recorded to the memory card. Not the same as PP. You have to do it in the camera, before it is recorded to the memory card, so ND filters are the only way to go. You don't need EXPENSIVE filters, but not the $3 junk either. 3, 6...
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    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    THREE more days :biggrin:
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    My wife on the sideline of class 5A sub state championship

    I was shooting the presentation at the football Senior Game. One person walked in front of everyone to take her pics. When I told her to get back so everyone could get pictures, she said "I have a prime lens, I have to go close." Then she turned back, ignoring everyone else. Only after I told...
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    EM10II(or III) vs. EM5II vs. nothing

    What is sad is that Olympus did not make an alternate Firmware that retained the feature of the mk2, rather than dumbing it down. That IS a LOT of work, but no factory difference, and you have a new camera.
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    Robin Wong about the E-M1 Mark i (in 2020)

    There are a couple bugs that have not been fixed. EVF and e-shutter auto ISO. Though at this point, the probability of them being fixed is pretty small.
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    Robin Wong about the E-M1 Mark i (in 2020)

    Data overload. Too much stuff to learn with a new camera. :confused: I regularly have to go back over the manual to look for stuff that slipped by me the first and second times. What also slips by is stuff that I think "nah I won't use that." Then I don't even think about it later. :(
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    Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II

    I was thinking about that. Take a look at this site. https://flightaware.com/live/airport/LGAV You can pick a flight and figure its altitude based on the flight log. It looks like 10-20 minutes from take off to 30,000 ft. Depending on route and how ATC directs them.
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    Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II

    Just checked a flight from London to Athens. Cruising altitude was about 30,000 ft. So the 45 degree diagonal is about 42,500 ft. ~13,000 meters.
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    Showcase Olympus 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II

    Probably about 35,000 feet (~10,600 meters) + or - as directed by ATC. Approx 49,500 distance, at 45 degrees elevation.
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    E-M1 Mk I to Mk II Transition Questions

    So how did the trip go?
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    Results of E-M1 mk1 at football game :-(

    Well I broke down and got the 40-150/2.8. I've been eyeing that lens for MONTHS. A little more reach and a stop faster than the 12-100/4. But as Ian said, about the same as the Nikon 70-200/4 on my D7200. Timing turned out to be good. The 70-200/4 has to go into the shop. The VR is...
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    My wife on the sideline of class 5A sub state championship

    Mel, I broke down and got a 40-150/2.8. Turns out it was just in time. My Nikon 70-200/4 is acting up and has to go into the shop.
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    HS Basketball w/GX85 & 42.5/1.7

    The school got a couple Tamron lenses, for use on APS-C/DX cameras: The 17-50/2.8 is MUCH better than the Sigma lens. The zoom ring turns in the same direction as the Nikon Zoom, and it is much easier to turn. The model of the lens that the school got, does not have IS/VR, but shooting...
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    Does the E-M5 Mark III have a plastic feel?

    I have FIVE batteries for my EM1-mk1 :eek:
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    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    That would pop the bubble of the rumor sites. :biggrin:
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    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    That is the reality of the world.
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    Did Olympus botch the roll-out of the E-M5 Mk III?

    If you want small, you need to match the body and lens. When I use my EM10, I don't use my big pro lenses, I use the smaller Lumix 12-60, or the tiny 12-42EZ.
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Olympus 40-150/2.8 from a forum member. I've been eyeing this lens for MONTHS, and finally gave in. Timing is right, cuz the Nikon 70-200 has to go into the shop.
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    Did Olympus botch the roll-out of the E-M5 Mk III?

    Hasn't worked in Calif. When I was in High School, I thought 8% in NY was BAD. Now in Calif we are over 9%, with 10+% around the corner. Cracking 10% is going to be a political hurdle. But once cracked, it is going to keep going up. :( The politicians keep finding reasons to want to raise...
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    Did Olympus botch the roll-out of the E-M5 Mk III?

    When I travel, I do not take my pro lenses. Too heavy and bulky, for this old man. For me, at my age and condition, travel requires a compromise to reduce weight and bulk. My basic travel lenses are the Panasonic-Lumix 12-60 + Olympus 17/1.8, then optionally the Olympus 40-150R. My last...
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    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    As @Holoholo55 said, can't mount the R lens on the M50. Yes you are correct, you can put a Z FX lens on the Z50. But the Z FX lenses presently do not have VR, they rely on the IBIS, which the Z50 does not have. So I was trying to avoid that confused situation.
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    Did Olympus botch the roll-out of the E-M5 Mk III?

    I thought you could reconfigure a button to turn "face recognition" off. Face recognition has been a love/hate thing for me. When it works, it is great. But in a party/group environment with a lot of people, it usually fails by grabbing faces that I do NOT want. Then I am back to single point...
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    Did Olympus botch the roll-out of the E-M5 Mk III?

    The 12-100 is significantly heavier and bulkier than the 12-40. While the extra reach is nice to have, you have to decide if the added weight and bulk is worth it. If you are young and strong, the added weight may make little to no difference to you. I have both of them, and selectively use...
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    Non-Pro Lens Price Increase?

    A 40-150/1.8 would be a cool but HEAVY lens. :biggrin:
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    Headed to Rome this summer...gear advise.

    Bring a "rope pod" for the museums. And practice using it. I would leave the 75 and bring a 40-150R, smaller and lighter than the 75. I would practice stitching, to see how well it works, as an alternate to the ultra-wide zoom. The UW might be more practical than stitching a LOT of images.
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    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    Or the TWO Nikon Z DX lenses. :eek: There are more Z DX lenses on the roadmap, but there are only two at the moment. As much as I hate to admit, the Canon M50 has a better native EF-M lens selection than the Nikon Z50 does, at the moment.
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