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    09-18-2014, 10:19 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Lens Topics The Beast is Coming in Discussion
    Panny is opaque on whether the 150/2.8 lives or not, given its lens roadmap disappearing act. In many ways the new zoom makes it moot, other than...
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    09-17-2014, 03:11 PM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics EM1 grip or after market battery issue in Discussion
    Will cautiously say that my HLD7 works normally with both OEM and Wasabi-brand batteries, auto-switching to the internal battery, included. The...
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    09-17-2014, 09:41 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Other Techniques Olympus Digital Camera Updater - I'm lost in Discussion
    FWIW I did the E-M1 update to FW 2.0 last night, via Viewer 3 (after first updating that to the latest version). This was with Win 7. The update went...
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    09-14-2014, 11:55 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics Time to replace the E-30 in Discussion
    Hi Wes, Owning both, here's a list of technical things the E-30 does better than the E-M1: -Battery life. The E-30 does fit my hand better...
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    09-12-2014, 10:19 AM
    Phenomenal portfolio, thanks for the link. He seems to cover all the bases, from portrait to sport to action to landscape to everybody's...
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    09-10-2014, 06:27 PM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics Question for sports shooters. in Discussion
    Hi Lawrence, Don't shoot football, but do shoot futbol from the sidelines. The games differ in one being continuous movement while the other is...
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    09-08-2014, 08:44 PM
    The 150 might be my favorite lens--if you can find one, get it! Add the EC14 for more reach (212mm) if needed, the combination is still very sharp. ...
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    09-08-2014, 11:16 AM
    Best of the best will, indeed take a combination of 4/3 and 4/3 lenses, since there are still holes in the micro lens lineup--primarily fast teles....
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    09-08-2014, 08:09 AM
    IMHO if you want better performance than the 12-40 you'd be better served with select primes in addition to the zoom. The 14-35 makes more sense for...
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    09-08-2014, 08:01 AM
    Love that the hood retracts, rather than reversing to stow. They will sell a ton of these. Now, bring on the 300! Cheers, Rick
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    09-04-2014, 09:43 AM
    This guy evaluates all five(!) fast normal zooms. http://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=68705 He likes the 14-35 a lot. Myself, am happy with...
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    09-01-2014, 10:32 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics New OMD Coming! in Discussion
    This "fact" has been taken as gospel by now at DPR? True? I cannot say, will only note that the E-M1 so far has eliminated the high-ISO banding that...
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    08-30-2014, 07:36 PM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Lens Topics Need Advice On EC-20 in Discussion
    You may be better off opting for the EC14, keeping the extra stop for faster shutter speeds, and cropping as necessary. The EC20 retains less of the...
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    08-28-2014, 12:57 PM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics What is a good upgrade from E-30? in Discussion
    If you want to stay with the E-series, I'd limit your choices to a second E-30 (hard to find), E-620 (cheap) or E-5 (not cheap). I would definitely...
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    08-28-2014, 10:42 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics What is a good upgrade from E-30? in Discussion
    E-5 is a step forward, as it's better in a hundred small ways, just nothing dramatic. Specific to IQ, you'll get more detail, less noise and greater...
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    08-26-2014, 10:24 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics So, I tried an E-M5 today... in Discussion
    Not sure I follow--are you asking for failed photos? I tend not to keep those. Cheers, Rick
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    08-24-2014, 02:12 PM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics So, I tried an E-M5 today... in Discussion
    Unacceptable loss of detail. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse510/18 To put it in perspective, my LX3 can shoot cleanly at higher ISOs...
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    08-24-2014, 12:06 PM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics So, I tried an E-M5 today... in Discussion
    My ISO progression has gone something like this: -E-510, keep it at and below 400 or expect a big, hot mess. -E-30, use it up to 800 provided you...
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    08-23-2014, 11:08 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics Slow learner? in Discussion
    Rather than the dramatic jump between the 510 and 30, the E-5 subtly improves on the E-30. What you will notice is in dim light, the viewfinder is...
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    08-23-2014, 09:44 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Camera Topics Slow learner? in Discussion
    Do you ever plan on doing two-camera shoots? If so, keep the E-30 and dump the 510. I had those two bodies and basically never used the 510, then...
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    08-22-2014, 09:35 AM
    Rick_D replied to a thread Lens Topics ED vs SWD Question in Discussion
    Will just add that the EC14 is certainly worth adding to the 50-200. You achieve a 283mm reach that is still quite sharp--definitely better than...
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