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Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 13th September 2017, 18:33
Replies: 22
Views: 10,376
Posted By PaulZr
Sorry to hear that! Given the high cost of these...

Sorry to hear that! Given the high cost of these heads, we should expect years of trouble-free operation.

The U.S. Repair center is C.R.I.S., in Arizona. They didn't provide any detailed...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 12th September 2017, 12:08
Replies: 22
Views: 10,376
Posted By PaulZr
Just following up on my post here. My 2720QR...

Just following up on my post here. My 2720QR head was repaired under warranty (2 years), and now performs as good as new. After it gets used through this winter, I'll know how the repair holds up.
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 20th May 2017, 23:20
Replies: 7
Views: 4,158
Posted By PaulZr
Yes they are! (Conquest HD, that is) I contacted...

Yes they are! (Conquest HD, that is) I contacted Zeiss about how easy they fall off, and their answer was they have no alternative available at this time. Now my rain covers have broken the little...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 20th May 2017, 23:04
Replies: 7
Views: 4,158
Posted By PaulZr
Opticron makes a complete line of lens caps,...

Opticron makes a complete line of lens caps, they're available on Amazon. The 42mm versions (50-52mm outside diameter) fit on the objective of 8x42 Conquest HD Binos.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 24th April 2017, 12:40
Replies: 22
Views: 10,376
Posted By PaulZr
I use the larger Gitzo 2720QR, and after less...

I use the larger Gitzo 2720QR, and after less than 2 years, it's essentially unusable, the vertical tilt is nearly locked solid, even with the control knob all the way loosened. This is the 2nd one,...
Forum: Olympus Friday 14th April 2017, 00:17
Replies: 32
Views: 13,960
Posted By PaulZr
AcDSee supports the EM1 MII, but their MAC...

AcDSee supports the EM1 MII, but their MAC product doesn't look currently available, except in beta, perhaps that's worth a look. The subscription model for lightrooom is really unappealing, this is...
Forum: Olympus Thursday 13th April 2017, 00:55
Replies: 32
Views: 13,960
Posted By PaulZr
Last time I checked, RAW for the OMD EM1 Mark II...

Last time I checked, RAW for the OMD EM1 Mark II wasn't supported. I just looked again, and as of 3/27/2017, it is now supported. Of course, I'm forced to upgrade to Sierra, which will break other...
Forum: Olympus Sunday 9th April 2017, 21:30
Replies: 32
Views: 13,960
Posted By PaulZr
I'm really enjoying this lens, despite the fact...

I'm really enjoying this lens, despite the fact that I'm stuck on crutches a few more days. This Pileated Woodpecker visited our yard yesterday, and was taken at 300mm, 1/1000, f4, ISO250. When I...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 1st April 2017, 22:55
Replies: 32
Views: 13,960
Posted By PaulZr
This photo of an Eastern Meadowlark isn't...

This photo of an Eastern Meadowlark isn't anything to write home about, but given the dreary day, requiring ISO 3200 at 1/500, cropped from about the center 3rd of the image, it's OK. The noise...
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 28th March 2017, 15:48
Replies: 32
Views: 13,960
Posted By PaulZr
Oly 300mm F4 - My First Pics

It was overcast yesterday, and I was trying to get a photo of this Golden-Crowned Kinglet in the woods. With my 75-300, I would have had either a pretty high ISO, or too low of a shutter speed for...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 25th March 2017, 13:10
Replies: 147
Views: 47,444
Posted By PaulZr
A few thoughts - Does your GX8 have an...

A few thoughts

- Does your GX8 have an anti-shock setting like the Olympus cameras? Some of those mechanical shutter shots seem less clear than the e-shutter.
- Perhaps test your lens/camera combo...
Forum: Wisconsin Saturday 25th March 2017, 01:48
Replies: 0
Views: 4,400
Posted By PaulZr
Quiet Place Here!

The WI Sub-forum looks pretty quiet, anyone else here? :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th March 2017, 01:42
Replies: 165
Views: 67,578
Posted By PaulZr
I always count heard-only birds, if I'm confident...

I always count heard-only birds, if I'm confident in the call or song. I agree about thrushes, they're my favorite singers, especially the Wood Thrush!
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 24th March 2017, 15:20
Replies: 72
Views: 33,320
Posted By PaulZr
I'll be intested to see how you like this combo. ...

I'll be intested to see how you like this combo. I've been using an EM5/II with that lens, and recently upgraded to the EM1 Mark II. The speed, battery life, and ergonomics of the EM1/II is a big...
Forum: Opticron Monday 20th March 2017, 13:35
Replies: 3
Views: 4,551
Posted By PaulZr
I concur! I purchased the Opticron MM3 50 w/SDL...

I concur! I purchased the Opticron MM3 50 w/SDL v2 for a trip to NZ in 2016, it fit in my carry-on with room to spare for binocs & camera. Along with a Sirui CF travel scope, it weighs svelte 4...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 22nd January 2017, 22:29
Replies: 13
Views: 9,567
Posted By PaulZr
The OMD EM1 Mark II is on my list, but is on...

The OMD EM1 Mark II is on my list, but is on backorder everywhere, as is the 300mm f/4 lens. Interestingly, this combo weighs about the same as the D500/300 PF/TC1.4.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 21st January 2017, 22:00
Replies: 13
Views: 9,567
Posted By PaulZr
Reading this thread with interest - I'm looking...

Reading this thread with interest - I'm looking for a better bird photography setup than my 4/3 system, without getting too crazy heavy. I usually carry my Camera when walk-around birding, to get...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Sunday 13th March 2016, 03:43
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
Thumbs up So, more practice on Common Redpolls today, which...

So, more practice on Common Redpolls today, which will be migrating north any day now. These were all hand-held, about 5m away, no window, at 300mm, S-IS 1, full silent mode, speed priority, with...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 9th March 2016, 00:03
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
So, I was finally able to get some bird shots in...

So,

I was finally able to get some bird shots in good sunlight. It's been rather dreary here of late.

This is a Long-Tailed Duck, migrating through, which I was fortunate to see close to shore,...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Tuesday 8th March 2016, 15:48
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
That's an interesting thread, using the 400 lens...

That's an interesting thread, using the 400 lens with metabones. He has some very sharp photos through a window, far better than what I've been able to achieve. He notes that the large mass of this...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 4th March 2016, 16:36
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
Thanks Niels, those are good suggestions. I've...

Thanks Niels, those are good suggestions. I've been cropping to about 1200x900, since I thought that was the maximum size I could upload to the forum. If there's a way to upload larger images, I'd...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 4th March 2016, 16:24
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
Ron, I agree S-IS 1 is probably more appropriate....

Ron, I agree S-IS 1 is probably more appropriate. This last set of 4 pictures used S-IS Auto, as Graham had asked for some shots using factory default settings. Previous posted photos, starting...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 4th March 2016, 16:14
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
A pertinent question Jim. I have my left hand...

A pertinent question Jim. I have my left hand holding the lens, supporting the lens from underneath, with left elbow held against my body, right hand holding right side of camera, index finger to...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 4th March 2016, 14:05
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
I stated in my first post my previous camera was...

I stated in my first post my previous camera was a Stylus 1, with the TCON-17x adapter. This has a small 1/1.7" sensor, and at max zoom with the TCON, this gave me about 500 mm equivalent focal...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 4th March 2016, 13:43
Replies: 61
Views: 18,046
Posted By PaulZr
Mike, I load my photos into MAC OSX Photos app,...

Mike, I load my photos into MAC OSX Photos app, then crop to the subject, then export. Full sensor resolution of this camera is 4608 x 3456 (15,925,248 pix). This 1/250s image was cropped to...
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