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  1. agentlossing

    Does the thought of various dangers keep you from shooting in the city?

    I'm not old enough to know how life felt differently before the defunding, but I imagine the inside of those places was also pretty sad. Is that a "needs of many vs needs of few" type of situation, where keeping them off the street, yet submitting them to the possibility of a hellish living...
  2. agentlossing

    Does the thought of various dangers keep you from shooting in the city?

    I don't know what the answer is regarding homeless, mentally ill people. It's very sad, and very prevalent along the west coast. My intuition is that the vast majority of these have been wrecked by drugs - which isn't an accusation necessarily, because many people are born into the drug...
  3. agentlossing

    Does the thought of various dangers keep you from shooting in the city?

    Um, no. For my part, the west coast US has really bad homeless problems. But we aren't scared.
  4. agentlossing

    Does the thought of various dangers keep you from shooting in the city?

    Homeless and either high or permanently addled make for a dangerous combination. There have been two times, one in Seattle and one nearer home, when I was approached by a transient who was raving and threatening. Thankfully both times I was in my car, and could (and did) drive away. But both...
  5. agentlossing

    Does the thought of various dangers keep you from shooting in the city?

    Man, this forum is getting angsty again! Waiting for the mod hammer to come along, I'll keep quiet in the meantime :whistling:
  6. agentlossing

    Does the thought of various dangers keep you from shooting in the city?

    I've shot in Portland a bunch, and never been anywhere I'd be afraid to shoot... I've seen a few people I'd be afraid to be seen shooting, but that's totally different. I find it hilarious when people think downtown Portland is somehow dangerous - they should try some cities back East.
  7. agentlossing

    Rumoured Panasonic GX10

    Yeah, I keep wishing to have the 20MP sensor and bought a Yi M1, but the AF performance on that camera makes it an alternate at best, it isn't good as a main body. The sensor is good, though.
  8. agentlossing

    RICOH GR III - Images

    It's great to see another wholehearted GR convert! I finally have mine back in hand, a couple weeks is far too long to be without it. Went on a mini vacation/long weekend and I only had my Voigtlander with film, which is just so much less flexible than a go-everywhere GR in the pocket!
  9. agentlossing

    Rumoured Panasonic GX10

    Especially since no such sensor exists???
  10. agentlossing

    Voight to announce 60mm 0.95

    60mm is a little tough for a prime on M4/3. I loved the optics of the Sigma f2.8 but I found it hard to get anything inside of the frame. This kind of lens is for setting up a scene, not taking what comes.
  11. agentlossing

    My Full Frame is Film

  12. agentlossing

    My Full Frame is Film

    Expired Superia 400 overexposed a stop, the Bessa T with 50mm f3.5 Heliar (before I bid farewell to that lens).
  13. agentlossing

    Panasonic reviews from a (former) Olympus user standpoint?

    Your logic makes sense on the surface, and I've heard it before, but there are a ton of Panasonic and Canon users out there to debunk it. If anything, with Panasonic, making cameras that are good electronics is every bit as important in this day and age as any other heritage, legacy detail of...
  14. agentlossing

    RICOH GR III - Images

    I had a similar lens cap for the GR II but it was lined inside with velvet, which actually picks up extra dust. The JJC version I have has silicone foam inside which is smooth and easy to keep clean. With both of these on the camera it has a very pleasing chunky ruggedness to it - to me it...
  15. agentlossing

    RICOH GR III - Images

    From my year (very nearly anyway) of experience with the GR III let me recommend two small accessories: a tempered glass screen protector (literally saved the screen by taking a fall and crack awhile back) and the cheap JJC metal lens cover. This slips over the whole lens assembly, which means...
  16. agentlossing

    RICOH GR III - Images

    Welcome to the cult club! The GR III is certainly a showcase of what you can do with a good sensor and an extraordinary lens. I find myself really wishing the M4/3 RAWs were as good as the ones that the GR pumps out. And the jpeg effects are terrific too. I'm currently pining away without mine...
  17. agentlossing

    Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Released

    Maybe they are using lenses which aren't compatible? I am thinking of something like AF-C not working with the Panny 20mm.
  18. agentlossing

    Netflix series recommendations

    I second Broadchurch and Stranger Things. Also, a temporary subscription to CBS All Access might be worth it if you're in to Star Trek at all - I've really been enjoying Discovery so far. Brings ST into a modern, slick aesthetic and it's a bit darker than previous shows.
  19. agentlossing

    Panasonic reviews from a (former) Olympus user standpoint?

    I went from a Panasonic GX1 to an Olympus EM10 to a Panasonic GX85. In my time with both (I used the EM10 for over two years, then the GX85 for over three), I feel that, while Olympus makes a better impression in the hand, the software on a Panasonic camera is unarguably better. Easier to use...
  20. agentlossing

    OEM Panasonic Grip for GM1/GM5 $24.95

    Posting the link for Adorama but I believe eBay and Amazon are also selling it for this price. Some folks don't like the HGR1 grip but when I had a GM5 I really liked it - along with the decent thumb indent on that camera, the extra for my fingers in the front of the grip made the tiny camera...
  21. agentlossing

    Rumoured Panasonic GX10

    I really wish Panasonic would implement some sort of zone focus stages in the camera, like what Ricoh does with the GR. Being able to preset the 20mm to 1.5,2,2.5,3,5 meters and shoot that way would be amazing. However using the GX85 I never had a problem with AF speed with the 20mm. I set up a...
  22. agentlossing

    Rumoured Panasonic GX10

    There won't be a faster focusing 20mm pancake, at least not without significantly reducing IQ. The simple lens design that moved the whole lens assembly is the reason the transmission is so good, and the size is so compact.
  23. agentlossing

    Rumoured Panasonic GX10

    You might be on to something there. Many popular photographers have M4/3 cameras but they're rarely their flagship cameras. Maybe if Panasonic were really thinking they would price their M4/3 bodies as low as possible (excepting the video powerhouse GH) with their new L-mount cameras slotted as...
  24. agentlossing

    E5 Mark III on sale for $999

    Recent purchasers might want to see if they have price protection as a credit card feature, providing of course that they used a card to purchase the camera.
  25. agentlossing

    E5 Mark III on sale for $999

    If it was this easy for Olympus to make the decision to drop it in price this much this early, why oh why didn't they just price it more competitively at launch? Seems a bit greedy.
  26. agentlossing

    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    HP5+ is my staple film, I like that it looks more "30's-50's" in its grain than Tri-X which looks more "60's-80's" in my 100% subjective opinion. It does well with DF96 up to ISO 800, and scanning with my Epson V550 is quick and easy, some contrast tweaks and sharpness in LR and it's good to go!
  27. agentlossing

    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Just ordered from B&H, not the most exciting, but two jugs of Cinestill DF96 Monobath, some more negative sleeves, a bottle of Ilford fixer (I need it for the ancient bottle of Rodinal that I have but haven't even dared open yet...) and a roll of Holga 400 B&W film thrown in for good measure...
  28. agentlossing

    E-M5ii and 14-150ii $699 (USA Best Buy)

    Too bad the street price for the 14-150mm ii isn't nearly that good. I guess you might get $350 for it, making the body $350, which is a good price.
  29. agentlossing

    Leicaness and The Leica Look

    Let's be real, it's not the bank account, but the brand new multi year financing, my bank account could seldom handle the acquisition of a Leica kit :rolleyes:
  30. agentlossing

    Leicaness and The Leica Look

    I muddled through the article, and think it uses an awful lot of words to say very little. Here's the plain and simple truth: classic rangefinder lenses (of which Leica was the most prominent and used by the most photojournalists due to their reliability and availability) have a "look" which...
  31. agentlossing

    Advice on a GX80

    If you're really reconciled with the slow aperture of the 12-32mm, then I would say get it, it's quite a decent lens! I suspect you will miss large aperture lenses pretty fast, but the 12-32mm is still handy to have around.
  32. agentlossing

    Advice on a GX80

    The camera is great, it was my main body for 3 1/2 years, which speaks to its versatility. What has been mentioned above about the form factor can be true, personally I taught myself to shoot right-eyed to get over the issue with the EVF. However, if you are used to the DSLR style and like it...
  33. agentlossing

    CNN's Travel Photography winners

    A number of these are waaay overprocessed to my eye, did anyone else notice that? The tea kettle woman in the window, the standing elephant in B&W, oppressive vignette on the incense bundles, and the Batwa tribesman with the obviously cranked up tonal contrast (see it in how the out of focus...
  34. agentlossing

    Which Olympus 17mm lens?

    I don't mind it either, at all. The 17mm f2.8 is almost like a Lomo lens - it's not sharp but the colors are good and the overall macrocontrast is really nice. Images it makes are what I would call filmic, i.e. they feel like they have some texture, especially in high ISO.
  35. agentlossing

    Rumoured Panasonic GX10

    I'd be fine with the EVF too - none of the screen tearing artifacts have ever bothered me - but it's just hard to use with glasses. When the viewfinder is electronic I want to see more than when it is optical, since I'm sort of looking at a representation of what the sensor sees. So I really...
  36. agentlossing

    Rumoured Panasonic GX10

    Surprising to me - if it's a successor to the GX85 - GX9 (AKA GX7 II and III) then it really needs a better EVF. Other than that, I don't see that it needs to be too different from the GX9? Unless they have some features up their sleeve that we haven't seen yet. If this means GX9 bodies get even...
  37. agentlossing

    My Full Frame is Film

    Ilford HP5+ toothy grain when pushed to 800.
  38. agentlossing

    Monochrome for m43 would be awesome

    I think it's kind of funny how supportive the online photography media is being about this $8000 camera. In the past they've made some jabs about Leica but everyone seems to think this model is above reproach. Sure, I love the concept, and I understand why Leica has the cachet that it has, but...
  39. agentlossing

    Show your film cameras

  40. agentlossing

    Balancing expenditure between hobbies......

    That is true, the brass Sport model is definitely heavy. I can go under or over if I must, but generally I just keep my hand in the same position for as much line writing as I can and then advance. So I am used to using quick-drying pens, and most of the time when I'm writing with a fountain pen...
  41. agentlossing

    Balancing expenditure between hobbies......

    Oh, I have, but so far I haven't gone off the deep end. I have a Parker Jotter and a couple of Kaweco Sports (just the plastic ones, but I will probably buy a brass one sometime). Both these types write really well - but I will probably never write longform by hand with a fountain pen, as I'm...
  42. agentlossing

    Balancing expenditure between hobbies......

    I loved air guns as a teen. Plus they were the only type legal to discharge in the area of CA where I grew up. Certainly the modern precharged pneumatic rifles available these days are quite a bit fancier than the ones I had, however! I should pull out my rusty Crosman .22 air pistol and see if...
  43. agentlossing

    Balancing expenditure between hobbies......

    For better or for worse, photography is my main hobby that costs the big bucks. Reading (and collecting books/building a library) is another one, but I am always looking for deals on books, and don't usually spend a lot of money on new books. In fact, I like a used book as long as it hasn't been...
  44. agentlossing

    Another Silly Idea

    I think the tiny mirrorless was in vogue when the GM1 was first released, but I guess I would agree that the Air was a unique creation.
  45. agentlossing

    Another Silly Idea

    The problem is that M4/3 cameras are all made to appeal to the greatest audience possible, none of them (with the singular exception of the GH5S) are truly specialized. Which is a real bummer, in my opinion, and says that Panasonic and Olympus have never been quite confident enough in the format...
  46. agentlossing

    Debating on trading GM5 and GX8 for a GX85, and adding a G9

    Your You've got a great feature set with those two choices, but it'll be a step up in size for both bodies. The GX85 isn't big but it's considerably bigger and heavier than the tiny GM5. Less easy to throw in a pocket. I made a similar choice and ended up going another route for my small...
  47. agentlossing

    New Olympus Camera Mid February

    Uh, that's my birthday! :P
  48. agentlossing

    Bumping threads in buy & sell

    There is an "ignore forum" button on Buy & Sell, you could try that.
  49. agentlossing

    Bumping threads in buy & sell

    This is what I'd do if you don't like bumping showing up in your feed. Personally I think it's a little dumb to bump if you're still on the first page, but folks are different.
  50. agentlossing

    Insulated/Waterproof Winter Boots

    I hadn't seen where the OP specified how cold the weather was going to be, I am certainly coming from a point of experience that is above 0 degrees f. Naturally when things get a lot colder, you have to take measures! Although I would personally call your bunny boots clodhoppers, myself! :P
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