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  1. PakkyT

    Used lenses w/ “extremely minor” amount of dust inside

    Sounds like he is the ONLY lister to be honest and mention it since ALL lenses will have some dust in them. He may also be trying to protect himself noting it since he knows they all will have a spec or two, he doesn't want some unrealistic buyer coming back to point out a little dust and make a...
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    Show Cemetery Angels

    I have always liked the ceramic photos added to headstone. Here in the great Boston area, when I do see them they tend to be most prominent on headstones with Italian surnames. I am always surprised at how durable and unfaded many of them are. Look at Frank's. It has been outside in the elements...
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    New Peak Design Strap

    Ya I too was thinking the same thing the other day looking the redesigned version online. Wasn't sure if I wanted the metal parts but the exact same thought about being adjustable. Mine too is set for max length and rarely adjusted. As we all know, just because something is cheaper doesn't...
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    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    Two comments that when taken together are kind of interesting (not sure if he realized what he implied): and So since he says the 12-45 & 12-100 sharpness looks identical to him (first quote) but then says he thinks maybe the 12-45 is sharper than the 12-40 (second quote), he is implying...
  5. PakkyT

    To sell a camera on OfferUp...

    Judging from all the posts like this one on Reddit's "Choosing Beggars" sub, you should add to your list: * If it is available cheaper elsewhere then go buy it there. * I don't care if you "don't really need it", the price is the price. * How much I paid for it doesn't matter. * I don't care if...
  6. PakkyT

    To sell a camera on OfferUp...

    I found the exchange entertaining.
  7. PakkyT

    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    Do you mean new from the M5.3 or new from the M1.2? The E-M1.3 got the OLED EV from the M5.3 where as the M1.2 still had an LCD version I believe?
  8. PakkyT

    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    Ah remember the days of 4/3rds when EVERY lens came with a lens hood? Ah those were the days.
  9. PakkyT

    Nd filters or software solution? Long exposure

    Just noticed that the new E-M1.3 has "Live ND (Neutral Density Filter)" under the special features. Will be interesting to see some reviews showing that feature and how well it works.
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    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    Got the email from Oly. I must say it looks like a winner to me. A lot of checkboxes ticked. Nothing super revolutionary but over all a LOT of great things packed in there.
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    E-M1 Mk I to Mk II Transition Questions

    Keep us posted once you hear something. i am curious. Where did it go btw? Precision in Connecticut?
  12. PakkyT

    E-M1 Mk I to Mk II Transition Questions

    Oh ya, what happened with that? Have you sent it in for repair?
  13. PakkyT

    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    Does that come with a carrying case or strap? :roflmao:
  14. PakkyT

    Nd filters or software solution? Long exposure

    Probably due to the well done use of foreground objects. A lot of landscape type photos will look a bit dull if everyone is along back at the same distance. This shot is a great use of including lots of foreground features which are in the same good focus as the background which makes you look...
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    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    Ya so are we. Problem is you tried to present something here that has issues where many of us thought you wanted feedback and tried to give it. But so far any feedback has been met with resistance, name calling, feigned confusion at counter points, etc. It would seem you thought this article was...
  16. PakkyT

    Using 4/3-mount lenses on MFT cameras

    Compared to a 135mm film camera or "full frame" digital, that is correct, the "Bigma" is equivalent to a 100-1000mm field of view on those larger sensor cameras.
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    Robin Wong about the E-M1 Mark i (in 2020)

    BTW, I just noticed that B&H has a handful of original E-M1s used for sale. The cheapest one is only $199 USD and is rated a "7". Hard to beat that price if anyone was looking for a second body or to upgrade from an older lesser model, especially considering you get a 90 day warranty with B&H...
  18. PakkyT

    What potential new feature would make you buy the E-M1iii?

    Ya but they should be doing that now with the currently released models with FW updates. No need to wait for a new model release.
  19. PakkyT

    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    Keep in mind that the vast majority of this thread and discussion is assuming you are shooting in raw format so you can push the exposure in the camera then dial it back on the computer using the entire 12-bits or 14-bits per channel of information. If you are shooting JPEG on your camera, then...
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    Robin Wong about the E-M1 Mark i (in 2020)

    When I first got mine, it was so small that I initially went to mount it on the camera I wanted to mount it backwards because the front element side was so much smaller than the mount side that I just figured the flared end with the front end. My only issue is since I don't normally shoot...
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    Robin Wong about the E-M1 Mark i (in 2020)

    Agreed as well. I waited to jump into micro 4/3rds because I wanted to continue using my old Oly ZD lenses which until the E-M1, no m43 camera supported directly. It was my step into m43 coming from the old Oly E-3. The only thing I miss in the E-M1 that the newer models have are the cross type...
  22. PakkyT

    Show: Beer!

    @phigmov 2020.02.01-15.11.51 by Patrick, on Flickr
  23. PakkyT

    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    My point isn't that using a higher ISO is wrong. In both examples, the actual shooting settings ended up identical. But the article writer claims that if you raise the ISO you are not using ETTR even though in his examples he often starts up with a higher ISO, then claims he is using ETTR...
  24. PakkyT

    Tips for Using Japanese Language Only Bodies

    Do you have an Android phone? If so download the google translate application. It has a cool feature where you can point the camera at text and get a translation. Great for things like signs in foreign countries, but also seems tailor made for pointing at your camera's menu screen and seeing if...
  25. PakkyT

    EM1-X .. shutter count

    There is no "max" count. It is an average or expected life, but your shutter might failed half way before that number or twice that number or even tomorrow (hopefully not). Hopefully you will have moved on to another model before this one fails.
  26. PakkyT

    A telephoto dilemma

    I don't have the 12-200 but from the sample photos I have seen online after it was released, I was rather underwhelmed with that's lens's performance. I do have the 12-100 PRO for which I sold my panny 12-35/2.8 to get and can say it has great image quality. From those sample shots I have seen...
  27. PakkyT

    Show us your personal pets

    Penelope. I had my Adorama branded monolight set up with the softbox at the time. Kind of a pain to get it all setup so I don't use it much, but when I do I will often leave it set up for a few days and see what happens. She happened to be in the area with her bone so get a nice photograph out...
  28. PakkyT

    EM1Mark II firmware fail

    There is a chance they might still do it under warranty being the flagship model. Regardless, since the shutter is the main mechanical piece in the camera (other than switches and buttons) if the shutter gets replaced it will be virtually brand new again.
  29. PakkyT

    EM1Mark II firmware fail

    Well that sucks and bad timing. Is it under warranty?
  30. PakkyT

    Is there an "influencer" who hasn't been "fuji-x100V-ified"?

    Do the Fuji lenses have an aperture ring or is it still on camera with a dial or button?
  31. PakkyT

    Why not a 10-50?

    Probably. I think this is what some of the really wide lenses have traditionally come in a much more controllable 2x optical zoom design such as the Oly 9-18mm, Pan 8-18mm, O&P 7-14, and the Oly 11-22 in the old 4/3rds system. You would think if they could go 3x or more easily they would have.
  32. PakkyT

    Using a Circular polarizer on an E-M5 III

    It should work equally as well on mirrorless as any other camera. It may simply be the difference between looking through the filter purely optically with just your eye and how it looks on the EVF (is that one OLED?) or the back LCD. I have found the effect does seems a bit harder to detect when...
  33. PakkyT

    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    OK I can see you are not open to help or constructive criticism, so I won't comment further other than to mention your made up quote of mine is not anything I said nor implied. If you would like specific examples of where I think you can improve your article, I would be happy to make...
  34. PakkyT

    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    With all due respect, this is a cop-out. First line basically says, 'I don't care if I am right or wrong, I spent a lot of time putting this together, therefore you should just accept what I wrote.' Several of us did study your article and even re-read it on following days to see if we maybe...
  35. PakkyT

    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    So you don't see a error in your logic when in your article you write: Then immediate on the next line start with "Let's discuss ETTR and the three images below." and all three images are already at an ISO of 1250 or higher? You just violated your rule that with ETTR we only "only" refer to...
  36. PakkyT

    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    But you are saying those two lines as if they are two different results. In the end, both photographers used identical settings so both photographers ended up at the exact same noise levels. One method did not result in lower noise than the other, right? Your camera 2 example violates your...
  37. PakkyT

    How do you carry the lens mounted glass filters?

    Like @Hannety I love metal stack caps and typically I am not carrying around a boat load of filters or lenses. So if, for example, I am going out with my 12-100 PRO or old 4/3rds 12-60 SWD which both use 72mm filters, I can easily screw together a polarizer and a 3-stop ND filter with metal caps...
  38. PakkyT

    What is the best exposure for your Olympus? (ETTR and other techniques)

    Great article. Thanks for posting that. Your contention is that the vast majority of the noise is due to the sensor and we can ignore the photon shot noise. No opinion on that one myself, but let's go with that. Then anytime you raise the ISO you are going to raise the sensor noise levels, so...
  39. PakkyT

    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    I believe at one time Oly sold the original E-1 along with the 12-60 SWD as a "kit" so some people referred to that lens as a kit lens even though it was a premium lens. :doh: For you the only change that would make any sense would be trading those two for the single 12-100 PRO. You give up a...
  40. PakkyT

    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    With respect to the short cord for the charger concern, I simply made my own shortened cord. I took one of the many of that type of cord I had laying around, cut off the plug part (that goes to the wall) making the cord to the length I wanted, then re-terminated the wall plug end with one you...
  41. PakkyT

    Olympus 12-45/4 Pro lens details

    If lenses were only two dimensional like your illustration. But they are not, so they have volume and weight. As an example calling a new lens that in only 66% of the weight of the Panny "essentially the same size" is clearly incorrect. That is an excellent point. If you remove a larger lens...
  42. PakkyT

    Olympus lens roadmap updated 2019-11-27

    Sure but there is no magic here. They simply went from an f2.8 aperture to an f4 aperture. Quite frankly you could get that same weight savings in a number of other zoom lenses if you are OK with that one loss stop. Kind of like dropping a car model from an 8 cylinder to a 6 cylinder. Sure it is...
  43. PakkyT

    Going both ways

    You would of course need chargers for your batteries that could run off the voltage provided by the battery pack, which I assume is your standard +5V USB output power brick? Also keep in mind that even with two output ports there is going to be a limit to the amount of current you can output...
  44. PakkyT

    What potential new feature would make you buy the E-M1iii?

    Same here. For me, I simply can not justify spending over a grand for any piece of photography equipment. Not to say I don't have equipment that retailed new for over a grand (my E-M1, my 12-100 PRO, etc.), just that *I* would never spend that much. I always wait until the second hand or refurb...
  45. PakkyT

    Apple Photos - how do I break free?

    Still does. Works great.
  46. PakkyT

    Show: Cocktails!

    2016.12.03-21.41.48 by Patrick, on Flickr
  47. PakkyT

    Olympus MMF-3 now obsolete

    It would appear that the pair KEH had are already gone. Maybe people here saw the post about the being obsolete and scooped them up. They seem to be getting scarce in the wild. If someone was thinking about one, I would scoop up that Adorama demo unit for sale that @Holoholo55 mentioned.
  48. PakkyT

    New patent Olympus 8-24mm f/4.0 lens

    Perhaps but with super zooms we have seen a number of them been done before. In the 4/3rds days Oly had an 18-180, sigma an 18-125 and now in m43 we have a 14-140 and 14-150, so for those types of lenses there is a precedent. With the 12-100 it was finally a lens that took the known & effective...
  49. PakkyT

    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    Hi, Welcome to the internet. Sounds like this is your first time here, so let me give you a quick tour of what you can expect to see... :rofl:
  50. PakkyT

    New patent Olympus 8-24mm f/4.0 lens

    Not knowing much about lens design I have to wonder if at these wide angles that 2x optical is about the best you can do with the glass alone not having too much distortion in your image. This would point to why Oly in the 4/3rds days had the 7-14 and the 9-18 lenses and did them again for the...
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