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  1. Bokeh Diem

    Show: Coffee

    Brewin' on the Beach... great context shot!
  2. Bokeh Diem

    E-M1/M5 with Lumix 7-14mm Test

    The 7-14 was designed to work with Pany cams, not Oly. No blobs on my G2's, G2's, Gh2's or G5's over a span of four years. Notwithstanding supposed adaptability across the standard comments about the 7-14 being an inferior lens when used on Oly cams seem somewhat out of place. If users are...
  3. Bokeh Diem

    Kauai: The Garden Isle...

    Those shots say a lot about your love for the islands. They also show off a lens that everybody thinks is garbage. I use the 14-42 a lot of the time. I have two of them. Aside from a difficult zoom function in video (it really sticks) the lens works well enough. I manage output in LR5 where I...
  4. Bokeh Diem

    First unflattering review of GX7 EVF/IBIS changing anyone's mind?

    Built In Image Stabilization: Take a deep breath, do one last compose check, let it out slowly while squeezing the trigger. Camera Review Strategies for Predatory Females: Do the evaluation the same way you would picking up a man in a bar for the night. Determine that your fatuous and temporal...
  5. Bokeh Diem

    Showcase Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 DG Summilux

    I do exactly the same, and with LR5. You have opened up a whole new world for yourself.
  6. Bokeh Diem

    Time to say farewell.

    bliz you are leaving a hole in the wall behind you. Come back and fill it once in a while. Jeffrey
  7. Bokeh Diem

    Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

    150/2.8 also announced Panasonic promises 42.5mm F1.2 and 150mm F2.8 lenses for 2013/2014: Digital Photography Review
  8. King's Castle, 165 Year Old Manse, Oakville Ontario

    King's Castle, 165 Year Old Manse, Oakville Ontario

    Pany 14, Mastered in LR5 for vertical adjustment. Love this technique for architectural work.
  9. G5


    Early tests of work on the G5 using P14, P20, and Kit 14-42 Lens
  10. Stone Man

    Stone Man

    Mastered in LR5, adding colour dimension to central flower..
  11. Bokeh Diem

    41 Reasons "to" Date a Photographer

    The very first reason to date a Mu-43 photographer: Because size matters.
  12. Bokeh Diem

    Micro Four Thirds might "vanish" by 2018?

    The entire industry is due for a consolidative shagging, from Sony on down. We are just starting to get a sense of it. Sonymakes most of its money selling insurance for crying out loud. What influence do you think their compact camera afficionados have at board meetings and AGM's?
  13. Bokeh Diem

    Photography thesis during II W.W.

    Is the subject general and not just about Americans in WWII...
  14. Bokeh Diem

    OT - *Sharp* MFT WA Lens for Landscapes?

    I guess I should have read between the lines when you said you wanted edge to edge sharpness. I should have added that you needed your lens to be able to use filters. The 7-14 flares, ghosts and burps purple on Oly's. I like a lens that is sharp. But, even more than that, I am after data...
  15. Bokeh Diem

    OT - *Sharp* MFT WA Lens for Landscapes?

    You might consider this.... The Pany 7-14 Digital Interchangeable Lenses | PRODUCTS | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global Fiat 500 Interior: no cropping, no PP whatsoever, no sharpening in camera, all on a G2
  16. Bokeh Diem

    Shooting the Panasonic G1 in Anger Next Weekend

    I've had two G1's and used 7-14's on both of them. In good light they will never let you down. Just remember to shoot right, keep yer ISO low, and take a few exposures (I know you will). The rest is between God and your magic hands. Bokeh Shot on a G1 with 14-45. Lots of opportunity to...
  17. Bokeh Diem

    Frank Gehry - Panny 12-35

    Frank has become a cartoon of himself:)
  18. Bokeh Diem

    Further tweaking my kit: Panasonic 35-100mm

    I tested my new 45-150 hard and sold it immediately. Far too much corrective work on it req'd in LR, and the specs just kept coming up short on it. I have been spoiled by much better lenses in the past, long ones, from 90 on up by Zeiss, the Contax series, and the Oly SWD Pro 150 2.0. You...
  19. Bokeh Diem

    OM-D owners...what do you *HATE* about your camera?

    I hate that it doesn't have a force shield around it protecting it from falls.
  20. Bokeh Diem

    E-PL2 Fixed Beautifully in One Week

    Dropped my pocket girl hard. It sports only the 14.5 or 20mm primes. Olympus service in Canada is alive and well. Very quick turnaround involving new shutter, gears, other parts, plus a total cleaning, calibration and testing... all for $129.00, out of warranty. I left it with Trinitek and...
  21. Bokeh Diem

    Panasonic Develops Micro Color Splitters

    From February of this year, a write up in 'Image Sensor World' features what is termed as a radical development from Panasonic... saying that the company 'announces that it has found the holy grail of color image sensors design - the way to implement the color separation with no losses' by...
  22. Bokeh Diem

    what's up with GH1/GH2 used prices?

    I've often wondered of some unsaid understanding amongst the organized onliners, trying to inflate prices. I believe it. Between them and ripoff PayPal, fugheeddabowdit. I now do all my secondary shopping locally, Kijiji or Craigslist mostly.
  23. Bokeh Diem

    Olympus OM-D E-M5 Image Thread

    You can just feeeel the TriX Pan in there:)
  24. Bokeh Diem

    Showcase Panasonic 45-150mm f/4-5.6

    Mine arrives on Monday this week coming. I am paring it with a Pany G5... which has a built-in (electronic) 1.4 Teleconverter. Will be checking the lens out using this at infinity and will post.
  25. Bokeh Diem

    Lightroom over Aperture

    Hahn... I am doing roughly the same in LR5 for those nasty Panasonic reds. BD
  26. Bokeh Diem

    Cracked my skull open: Om-d A-OK

    Geez Damian... were you setting up to shoot at the time? I ran out of the house recently, camera in hand, and hit an icy step... everything went upside down and I landed hard. E-PL2 was ruined (its at the Doc's now to see if anything can be made of it). It can all change so fast. You've...
  27. Bokeh Diem

    My "definitive" post on the 7-14mm "Purple Blob" Problem

    Those alien purple blobs are already there, floating in space. It just takes this fantastic lens to be able to see them.
  28. Bokeh Diem

    G5 kit now $359.99 New @ Amazon

    B+H Deal I bought the G5 deal from B+H at 4:30 P.M. Friday afternoon.. just got in under the wire. I had seen the 45-150 bundle deal come and go over the last couple of days and lo and behold, it was there again. So, for $543 I have a new Cam, the ubiquitous 14-42 (and I will use it and abuse...
  29. Bokeh Diem

    Panasonic G5 Deal at Adorama

    Deals are still on. Just scored a G5, with both 14-42 and 45-150 kit lenses for $543.
  30. Bokeh Diem

    If Someone Offered To Fly You Anywhere In The World For Free To Take Photos...Where Would You Choose

    The dark holes of Calcutta, only to work on my shadow detail rendering technique.
  31. Bokeh Diem Lightning Deal on Panasonic G5 $399.99

    Adorama and B+H Pany G5 TGTBT Deal $498.00 @ ea. online store Panasonic DMC-G5 Camera w/G Vario 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S Lens, Black DMC-G5KK Panasonic Lumix G5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital DMC-G5KK
  32. Bokeh Diem

    Huge LowePro sale at BestBuy...

    I use their range of Classic AW Series and very much like them. Tough, urban good looking, and don't scream 'CAMERA KIT INSIDE!'. Plus, they have integrated stow-away rain pouches.
  33. Bokeh Diem

    Showcase Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6

    Tough shot to get right Mr. LuckyP. And you did. But, Clint Eastwood is missing somehow...
  34. Bokeh Diem

    Shoulder Camera Bag for M43 kit Poll

    Take a look at the Lowepro Classified AW160.. I have had several Lowepros in this series, all spectacular. A true over the shoulder bag, it doesn't scream 'camera!' as it employs a classy flap theat drops over the bag removing all hint of zippers, fastenings and contents. The 160 has a strap...
  35. Bokeh Diem

    'Lens disappointment, Lumix G HD 14-140mm'

    An underrated workhorse, designed for GH-2 video but works fine as a mid-tele, inexpensively. One of the many reasons MFT is getting noticed. Own two.
  36. Bokeh Diem

    More evidence - MFT gaining acceptance

    I just bought a 14/2.5 Pany Cake from a professional videographer... he has sold off all his primes, including the 25/1.4 and Voigt/.095 in order to buy the two new Pany Zooms, which together cost him almost 3G's.... He got out of full frame and large format some time ago. Makes his living...
  37. Bokeh Diem

    OM-D E-M5 and 12-50 Lens at Dell

    $1099.99 OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED and 12-50mm Lens (Black) : Camera, Photo & Video | Dell Canada Dell sales do not last long.
  38. Bokeh Diem

    What ratio do you use most - 4:3, 3:2, 1:1 or 16:9?

    I shoot 4/3rd and crop from there. I like the ultra-wide format a lot.... long horizons, closeups have backgrounds creeping 'round the edges, all sorts of neat tricks.
  39. Bokeh Diem

    FL600 + GH2, tips and advice? Off camera flash?

    peri.... Good advice is to get to know your flash on camera or barely off using TTL, meaning keeping it close to the cam and bounce it. With the knowledge you gain from how your flash works on the GH2 graduating to the complexity of true off-camera manual mode won't seem so daunting... a method...
  40. Bokeh Diem

    ....driven up the wall !!!

    Hello Livnius; Desktop PC for sure. Get a new i7 microprocessor on a monster motherboard, add 16Gigs of frontal lobe Ram, an other 8Gigs on an Nvidia GTE650 HDMI 1.4 video card, all wrapped up in a new PC with 2 hard drives and an external unit for backup, and some archival media, and you are...
  41. Bokeh Diem

    What's everyone use for portable digital storage?

    Corsair Voyager Air Portable Wireless Drive Blog - Introduction to the Voyager Air Portable Wireless Drive
  42. Bokeh Diem

    Put something exciting between your legs!

    I have a dealer near me, also selling Triumphs. Thanks for the inspiration!
  43. Bokeh Diem

    Showcase Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 DG Summilux

    Not another penguin shot :)
  44. Bokeh Diem

    Thoughts on GH1 as a first MFT?

    View image in gallery 14-45 on a G1 is a dandy starter.. I ran one for two years, then went to G2 and then GH2 and a pocket Oly EPL-2 This one image above demonstrates how the combination performs while responding to a variety of light conditions within the same frame.....
  45. Bokeh Diem

    username--whats behind it?

    My username here is 'Bokeh Diem', which I thought had a nice lilt to it. My grandmother was always rhyming off Irish ditties and I think some of the poetic trickled down. Elsewhere throughout the internet I am known as 'fringe remnant'. The moniker has been in use for almost fifteen years...
  46. Bokeh Diem

    IQ & Gear Obsession - Do you actually use the camera?

    I run an EPL-2 with a 20/1.7 and that's it. I've had 2 GH2's, 2G2's, a G1 and at least twenty-thirty lenses including the full range of early Panny lenses and some of the 4/3rds offerings, adapted. I realized I had an obsession and sold it all. I miss the ability to switch lenses to get the...
  47. Bokeh Diem

    Need opinions about switching to mainly mu43

    Keep your Pentax stuff if you can afford to. Once its gone you will never get it back. Best regards, Bokeh Diem
  48. Bokeh Diem

    7-14 Another Day in NYC

    I found that there was a lot of chromatic aberration with my 7-14..... actually preferred the 43rds version, quite the brute though. I suspect this lens would be better on a more modern sensor than on the G2 I used it on.
  49. Bokeh Diem

    DMC-G5 / GH2 choosen #1 & #2 cameras!

    I've had two GH2's and loved them both. Yes, flaws, but a major step forward for M43 in every respect. G5 as well. Watch this space and what Panny is up to. I hope OLY can get the kinks out of the OMD, especially in the menu department.
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