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D Lynch

D Lynch

Lives in Canada Hazeltown, Canada
Works as a X-Ski Instructor--35 years
Joined on Dec 10, 2002


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SeeRoy: As the owner of an EM5 (I guess we have to retrospectively assign it a "MK1" label) this sort of nonsensical product says a great deal about Olympus, and indeed the entire camera business. If the MK2 itself is anything like the MK1 then addressing the cosmetics with a "limited edition" - for people stupid enough to care how the top plate looks - whilst failing to address the fact that the camera has only two good attributes embedded in a host of failings, is to treat the consumers as fools: probably correctly.
1) The files are excellent, other things being equal.
2) The camera is small and light.
However the general handling, firmware and ergonomics are pitifully bad.
There's also the fact that in an industry where the replacement cycle is engineered to a frequency of about 18 months, the idea of "collectability" (as in film era hardware) is just a joke.

I have an OMD M5 that I bought when they first came out. I found setup extremely difficult. I read everything I could find.

It works well for me as long as my subject doesn't move.

I kept it.

concern? in my hands, with my settings, it doesn't focus on moving subjects fast enough.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
On article Olympus releases OM-D E-M5 firmware version 2.0 (86 comments in total)
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deep7: On the one hand, good on ya Olympus for doing this.

On the other hand, Grrr! I would have preferred an EM5 but just got the much more expensive EM1 simply for the smaller focus points (vital when photographing small birds in trees). I'm not made of money so, um, Grrr! Ah well, the EM1 is still a nice enough camera...

excellent tip! this has almost solved a problem I have had since I bought my M5

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 16:41 UTC
On photo The Perfect Camera Bag in SF Photo Gal's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Maxpedition has a similar bag. It's the "Colossus" I enjoy mine. it easily carries an ipad.
It works well in environments where I don't want to draw attention to myself due to camera gear. When I move quickly it stays in place, as a good holster should.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article Just Posted: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Camera Roundup (124 comments in total)

This review is so frustrating to gain access to. I think that it's because I'm using my iPad? Perhaps it's due to my habits with my iPad?
Looking at the review from my computer, it makes much more sense, and even has links to get the information that I want.
So thanks for putting this review together. It will help me with future purchases.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 14:31 UTC as 23rd comment
On Connect post Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes (77 comments in total)

Too little. Too late.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 14:26 UTC as 21st comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review (56 comments in total)

No thanks. I tried 3 S9100's and gave up.

I have used Nikon slr's as a pro starting in'72. Good reviews, and a good substantial camera. I wanted to like it, and tried hard.

No S9300 for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 03:35 UTC as 14th comment
On photo Jack's First Snow in windmillgolfer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Absolutely stunning!

(proud of our 2 Furkids!)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 21:26 UTC as 1st comment
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