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  1. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Debating the Olympus 75mm VS Sigma 56mm

    I think those shots are as good as it gets! The lighting is why I have mostly gone with primes. My go to is the 12-40mm f/2.8 for most things, but I found indoors that hit fairly high ISOs pretty quick. Looks like you were pretty close to the action! Nice!
  2. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Debating the Olympus 75mm VS Sigma 56mm

    Oh no worries - I always appreciate feedback on things I enjoy. I'm moving back to Washington State in a few weeks, so no purchases for me at the moment, but the 75mm in particular has been on my list for a while. I really would like a prime with a bit more reach. The R7 doesn't look like a...
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    Micro 4/3 Debating the Olympus 75mm VS Sigma 56mm

    Thanks, that's a good run-down. It sounds like the AF speed would be OK-ish then. The challenge I had when I was shooting was limited mobility. So shooting a far end of a court from somewhere in the middle-ish. Not extremely far, but not uber-close either. I saw some indoor sports pictures...
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    Micro 4/3 Debating the Olympus 75mm VS Sigma 56mm

    OK, so how about for indoor sports (basketball/volleyball)? It does not come up very often at all, but historically, I've had trouble capturing the action with f/2.8 zooms. My go-to thus far has been the 45/1.8 but often that just hasn't been enough reach. TBH I only recently learned of the...
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    Micro 4/3 Logitech Mevo - new m43 streaming camera

    I'm really curious about this one - and in fact, it's already got a competitor - the YoloLiv AlphaCam -- with not a lot of information, especially no price yet, but the YouTube videos say it is better than the MevoCore :) https://www.yololiv.com/alphaCam . YoloLiv makes the YoloBox, basically an...
  6. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Back to building up M4/3 setup.

    Really good run down. I have a few of the pro zooms (12-40mm F/2.8 I and II, 40-150mm f/2.8 and f/4.0). For primes, I had the 17mm f/1.8, and still have the 45mm f/1.8, and then Laowas on the wide side (4mm f/2.8, 10mm f/2.0, and a 7.5mm f/2 coming soon). Probably missing some other ones too...
  7. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Thinking of switching 40-150 F2.8 to 40-150 F4

    I just got back from about three weeks in Poland, and I have to admit my opinions have changed quite a bit! As a bit of context, I have a Manfrotto Street CSC waist bag (don't know the rule about product links, so please google if you want to see it). For a guy with back and knee problems it's...
  8. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 What Do You Use MFT For?

    Oh yeah, for sure. And this one isn’t competition for my E-M1.2. I just don’t think the size of the sensor is the limiting factor. Canon was clearly going for the “something better than a smartphone” consumer market and priced it accordingly. But it is 16MP…
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    Micro 4/3 What Do You Use MFT For?

    Oh, on the question "Should mFTs be considered the smallest of the large sensors, or the biggest of the small sensors?" Interesting question. I know I’m speaking to the choir here, but it seems to me that’s like asking “is this car the biggest of the compacts or the smallest of the mid-size?”...
  10. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 What Do You Use MFT For?

    Yeah, @John King that's what I love about hanging out with you, and @Petrochemist and all the old MU-43 gang... You know the math. I'm just a guy who's spent too much time in the Army and loves not having back pain from carrying equipment :) As near as I can tell though, the whole thing about...
  11. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 What Do You Use MFT For?

    I think where the challenge is at... Not too many, even from the biggest of M43 advocates, would argue that our smaller sensors are "better" than full-frame. And frankly, a challenge we as photographers have -- physics is a thing. There's no power on earth that can change the fact that the...
  12. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Thinking of switching 40-150 F2.8 to 40-150 F4

    Oh we are all quite safe, thanks for asking. I've somehow lived most of my life near active volcanoes, so this wasn't a big deal. I didn't even know anything was up until a comment came on WhatsApp not to drive on the roads. I'm glad you had a chance to come out here. Sicily is beautiful. I...
  13. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Thinking of switching 40-150 F2.8 to 40-150 F4

    Yeah, I am absolutely certain that the weakest link in my bird photography is the photographer. :) I see great pictures taken at 150mm, let alone 300mm, so I think I just need to wake up early, go to some good spots, and shoot more. Diffraction at the moment might be a thing here in Sicily...
  14. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Thinking of switching 40-150 F2.8 to 40-150 F4

    Yeah, when I got the 40-150mm f/2.8 I didn't know a whole lot about teleconverters and the MC-20 just came out, so I thought I'd go for the latest and greatest. I'm sure most of it is my skills, but between the loss of an extra stop, and general softness at the wide end, I just haven't really...
  15. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 Thinking of switching 40-150 F2.8 to 40-150 F4

    I am in the same boat. I currently own both lenses, and I got the f/4 primary because of the weight, and I don't regret it. It sits in my "light" kit bag. I particularly love the fact that it shares the same filter size as the 12-40/f2.8, so I have one set of filters for my two main lenses...
  16. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 What Do You Use MFT For?

    M43 really does that for me. You can't get around physics - and that's much of photography. Bigger sensors require bigger lenses for the same amount of light. Add things like weather sealing necessarily add weight. I'm not so old - only 52 - but I'm old enough that carrying too much weight...
  17. dionhouston

    Micro 4/3 What Do You Use MFT For?

    Well, like many others, M43 is my main ecosystem. I started with the normal players -- Canon and Nikon APS-C bodies. I found for a long time I went through a cycle -- I'd get an interest to take some photos, I'd do so. But then between the weight, everything associated with dragging...
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