Two Candids

by Phinehas


Candid
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr


Candid
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr

I know: I almost always photograph birds, and that's what I seek out. However, when something else interesting appears, I shoot that also. That was the case with this family of "rock-chucks." They are much like the woodchucks in the eastern half of the US; these are a bit smaller and lighter in color, etc. Grizzly bears & eagles love 'em.
Taken with the E-5, 300/2.8 & 2X tc cropped. Hand-held, braced.
~Ken

adapter help

by rbelyell

hi
i am new to 4/3 having just purchased a Panasonic L1 with leica 14-50/2.8. that rig works great.

i wanted to use my zeiss 120/2.8 pentacon 6 mount on the L1. i have a P6>nikon AI mount adapter with focus confirm chip that i have used well on my kodak slr/n, also nikon mount. i get the green confirm light when subject is in focus.

to use on my L1 the same way i bought a Roxsen nikon AI>4/3 mount adapter, also with focus confirm chip. i turned the 'No Release Without Lens' to 'off on the camera. i attached the lens with P6>nikon adapter to the nikon>4/3 adapter. with camera off i mounted onto my L1.

when i turn on the camera i get an error message which reads Please Turn Camera Off Then Turn On Again. when i do i get the same message over and over. i rechecked all my adapter attachments and theyre all solid.

anyone have any idea whats wrong?

thanks!

Fire Dancer

by Phinehas

My first serious attempt at doing something like this, action at night. The 45MM 1.8 proved its worth to me. I think they came out 'acceptable'. The young lady was ecstatic when she saw them. It's so rewarding seeing the happiness of someone that you've done something for just for the reason of doing it for them and not for monetary gain.


Fire Dancer
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr


Fire Dancer
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr


Fire Dancer
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr


Fire Dancer
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr

So I've had my current lens line up for a while now, and I've grown a little tired of the focal lengths I am using. So I'm thinking of putting all of them up for sale (except the 60mm macro, I haven't had that for long), and getting something else.

The lens I really want is the 7-14mm f/2.8, but since its brand new there are none on the used market and brand new its $1300 which right now is a non-starter for me, I can't afford the damn thing even if I sell everything.

So should I wait and save, or should I settle for a 9-18mm as an in-between?

I'm also thinking of getting a nifty-fifty, but can't pick between the faster aperture of the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 and the smaller weight of the Olympus 25mm f/1.8!

At the same time, the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 has approached very good value for money, and since after selling stuff I won't have a telephoto lens, I'll likely need one :confused: I'm likely to travel to SE Asia during the winter and this would be the most useful of all lenses for a trip like that.

Oh, decisions, decisions.

I was at a wedding recently for my wife's brother, and I had organized a sunset photo shoot for them near the beach. The Photographer was in another car which drove past the location, so he was late.

Stressed out that the photographer might actually miss the sunset entirely (he couldn't find the right place as he had never been there, and the guy that did know it was in, well, "a very merry condition") I decided to shoot a few pictures myself!

E-M5 + 12mm f/2 + 60mm f/2.8, didn't have a flash with me that I could use.








Marian Days

by Phinehas

Marion Days is a Vietnamese Catholic festival held every August in Carthage MO. These are a few pictures of some of the traditional dances and candids of attendees.


Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr


Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr


Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr


Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr



Marian Days
by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr

[FONT=Tahoma]With my latest GAS attack (gear acquistion syndrome), I have some lenses I would like to off-load. Since this question is about the process of selling lenses, I won't list the lenses here.
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[FONT=Tahoma]I would like to hear how people have found selling lenses, etc. through the fourthirdsphoto.com buy & sell forum, compared to other forums (I would probably consider using dpreview.com's for sale sub-forum instead of here), or selling on ebay. I have never sold on ebay, and I realize it has greater reach than these forums, but perhaps greater risk. I've bought 376 items from ebay since 2004, and I have 70 ratings from the sellers.
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[FONT=Tahoma]I know another place to sell gear is Amazon marketplace, but I don't know anything about that.
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[FONT=Tahoma]I have sold a few things on fourthirdsphoto.com in the past, but that was a few years ago. My sense is things have slowed down somewhat in terms of sale, both here and in other forums.
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[FONT=Tahoma]If you are curious, I just ordered an Olympus 12-40mm from keh.com. I also bought the Olympus 14-150mm II lens and Olympus 45mm new from my local photo store (Hunts Photo and Video) during the current Olympus sales. While I would prefer a quick sale, I should mention that if the lenses don't sell, they will sit on the shelf, and it will take a few more months to pay off the credit card. But lenses should be used and not just sit on the shelf.
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this is probably a silly question, but are there any non-native 4/3 mount lenses that will autofocus on 4/3 camera bodies?
thanks in advance.

Boy and his toy

by Lucian_rider

I was at the local Marina the other day and this boy was parading up and down with this marvelous hand made wooden truck. He was extremely proud to show it off and after I had taken a few photos of him pointing out all of the features his father came over and he explained that he had made it for him. He had spent almost three months after work (he is a taxi driver) making it for him.

He was justly proud as his son much preferred it over other store bought toys, even remote control cars. It was really nice to see a father go to this much trouble to build a toy for his son that I wished to document it and hopefully provide him with these photos!


Demonstrating how the dump function works!


Working hydraulics!! LOL!


Check out the spare tire!


The engine and front grill!


The air break cylinders.


Seat adjuster, foot pedals and steering wheel!




Father showing off the under carriage!


Father and son pose for the camera!