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    Musical performance photos thread

    Tried the Panny 100-400 for a change to see how it could do concerts. Slightly worse than 40-150 pro or my clear favorite 75MM F1.8., but still usable. Doggy in hand so I'm staying static as far as perspectives go from my normal modus operandi. Early evening w/EM1. Beppe Gambetta.
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    f4 is too slow

    The 12-100 is superb for all the reasons already mentioned. Unlikely to disappoint. Get that and a 12 mm F2 or one of the other small/wide primes for when you need a larger aperture and seems like all you'll need pretty much.
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    For the dog lovers

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    Targeted Advertising - WHAT!!!

    Wouldn't use anywhere near as much power as GPS, which sucks my battery dry and usually keep it off unless I really need it navigating.
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    Targeted Advertising - WHAT!!!

    Your phones microphone could have also picked up your voice ordering the ice cream and correlate w/GPS
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    For Sale: Panasonic 20mm lens | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Is this the grey or black version?
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    Free or Charge? If charge how much?

    They found a sucker somewhere to do it for free probably.
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    Eclipse Questions

    Having witnessed my first and only eclipse in 2017, be sure to actually enjoy it and take it in. It's awesome and it will be over in a flash. Try to automate/practice ahead of time, so you can truly take it in. I have no other advice. Good luck! I'm looking forward to 2024 catching the next...
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    Post Your WTF Photos.

    They should bring these back. People may 2nd guess their stupid actions.
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    Official MFT Landscape images thread :)

    Next time use video or time lapse to show :-) I often forget to hit the video button, like it doesn't exist.:doh:
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    ebay & tax

    NJ..NO thanks. I actually made more in NC than Here.
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    ebay & tax

    Pennsylvannia has it all High property tax (really high) Income tax Sales tax Soda tax Beer Tax City wage tax Local county tax Use tax Tranfer tax (on sale of home) High gas tax What a state! Even NJ tax HQ has cheaper gasoline, cheaper booze.
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    ebay & tax

    I hear the thing to do is live in WA (no income tax), shop in OR (no sales tax) if you're on the border.
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    ebay & tax

    It's about time for a tea party. Should not be taxes on used items. Period. That said I only rarely get charged sales tax (PA) on ebay and the state knows where they can stick their use tax. I'll toss them $1 every so often. Olympus store is in PA, so they charge me sales tax too.
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    Are the Panasonic-Leica lenses as good as 'real' Leica lenses??

    I don't really see how they could get any better than what M43 offers, other than wanting them on a FF mount. They are sharp, nice contrast/bokeh. What more could one need? :drama::mu43:
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    Been gone a while. Dropped my EM5. Oh well.

    You can buy another EM5 (probably w/a kit lens) for $200-300 and sell the kit lens to make it less.
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    What photography related item did you SELL this week (and why)?

    Two Oly 14-42 kits and a 40-150R (2nd one listed). Bought a few bundles recently (Ep1, EPl6) and parting out the lenses. EP1 was free after selling the lens.
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    Official MFT Landscape images thread :)

    I've been pondering moving to Boise (never been even) for a few years and your photos (and Brent Watkins) are not making it any easier to accept my current place. Thanks for sharing. It's gorgeous there. I've only been around Bear Lake heading to Provo from Yellowstone (I love WY, UT, MT, OR...
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    For Sale: Olympus E-P1 White w/charger/battery | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Olympus E-P1 White w/charger/battery What are your prices? $100 + USPS shipping Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? USA Description Good condition. Normal signs of wear. No...
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    Photo Association

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    Unsplash... from an Affinity Photo user's POV

    Maybe it's got Chinese tracking, spyware etc., like the free video games they are giving away.
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    Amazon 10 day adventure or tear drop trailer?

    Trailer. I'm envious of those who live out West with the unlimited diverse scenery. Personally, I'd rather see the Amazon on a digital screen. However, going to Peru or Bolivia would be a different story.
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    Photo Association

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    8-18 in exchange of my 12-40?

    I would take the trade. You can always buy another 12-40 if you have regrets (or get the 12-100 instead of the 12-40 + 40-150). There are tons on the used market. Less so of the 8-18. You can recoup your money on the 8-18 if you think you no longer like it, but I think you will.
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    For the dog lovers

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    Landscape - M43's best vs Nikon Mirrorless and Zeiss Milvus

    You won't be disappointed. The 12-100 is stunning. It loses nothing to the 12-40, 40-150 pro IMO. The primes only advantage is low light/larger aperture if/when you need it. IQ wise, I've never seen anything to complain about. Super contrast, and very punchy output. It almost makes the...
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    Photo Association

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    For the dog lovers

    Are you still getting snow? That looks pretty deep.
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    Showcase Olympus 75mm f/1.8

    He's been wonderful. Really helping me get through a rough start to the year. Thanks for asking. Total joy around other dogs. I need to get some good video to show his true personality. He hops around like a giant rabbit. I've been taking him everywhere with me. He's still shy at times...
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    For the dog lovers

    EM1+ 75MM F1.8
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    Flickr down 20 hours and counting - May 23rd, 22:00 GMT

    Yeah...when I try to view on PC (not android) it won't let me even view my photos. I have to chose PRO or Delete 1000+ photos (I don't even know how many I have). They make it sound so scary. They don't give me to option to go in and delete the ones I want to keep my account below the minimum...
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    Showcase Olympus 75mm f/1.8

    One indoor, one outdoor.
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    Show "Contextual Bokeh"

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    ND filters for small M4/3 lenses - 46mm filter threads: Cost vs Quality?

    Haida (10 stop) and Hitech (only had square ones) have been good for me and reasonable cost for ND filters. Haida often comes recommended. In the $20s-30s on ebay.
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    Photo Association

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    Your Ideal m43 Travel Kit? (No more than 3 lenses)

    There's no perfect kit. 12-100 does have dual IS though and you can get shallow enough DOF for portraits. That all said, unless I was going somewhere by car or that was specifically photo related like Iceland, I'd probably take 12-100 and a smaller kit prime like the 17 F1.8 or some other...
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    Your Ideal m43 Travel Kit? (No more than 3 lenses)

    Take out the 12-40 +40-150 and sub the 12-100 and you got a perfect kit. (for 3 lens requirement)
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    Anyone using the "ignore" setting more now ?

    Never used it, but sometimes I wish the buy/sell forum had an ignore. Been killing my wallet lately. :doh::roflmao:
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    Portraits only Thread -Share yours please her hair/eyes. Have a link to more of her or post more here?
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    Lumix 100-400mm purchase options

    There are a few used ones for $1100. You can buy a third party warranty with the savings and save the difference, if that's your worry. I noticed on the 8-18 this week they were extending warranties to 3 years (on new). Maybe they are also for the other lenses?
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    Lumix 100-400mm purchase options

    You can find a better deal on ebay.
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