eaa

eaa

Lives in Norway Norway
Works as a IT consultant
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth
Joined on Sep 23, 2007
About me:

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Current:
Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/ HLD-7
Olympus E-5 w/ HLD-3
ZD ED 7-14/4.0
ZD ED 14-35/2.0
ZD PRO 12-40/2.8
ZD 14-54 MkI/2.8-3.5
ZD ED 35-100/2.0
ZD PRO 40-150/2.8
ZD ED 50-200 SWD/2.8-3.5
ZD ED 90-250/2.8
TC-14
EC-20
EX-25
MMF-3
RM-CB1
Lee Filter Pro kit w/ hood + ND 0.9 + ND 0.3/0.6/0.9 softgrad
Benro A-457 N6 tripod
Novoflex Magic Ball MB50
Tamrac Slingpack Velocity 9
F-Stop Satori EXP w/ XL and Medium ICUs
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Sold:
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
ZD 14-54 MkI
ZD 40-150 MkI
Olympus OM10
Olympus OM1
Olympus OM2n
2 Olympus OM2 Spot
2 Olympus Winder 1
Zuiko 28/3.5
Zuiko 35/2.8
Zuiko 50/1.8
Zuiko 135/3.5
Zuiko 200/4.0
Olympus ext.tubes 7/12/25
Tokina 105/2.8
Tamron SP 17/3.5
Tamron SP 90/2.5 Macro
Tamron SP 300/5.6
Vivitar 600/8 Solid cat mirror
Vivitar 2x teleconverter
Sigma 600/8 mirror
Sigma 1000/13.5 mirror

Comments

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Thx Oly!
Now this is real customer care :-D.

A question though:
Does Focus Stacking (comprised of 8 pics) produce a RAW or JPEG output?

If JPEG, I wish for Large Super Fine to (finally) be the camera default when JPG is required due to such features!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 12:15 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies

How to initially focus when using the new Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing features?
How do these functions alter the focus?
I mean where do the focus wander after the first shot?

Does it first get closer and closer for the first half of the series, then farther and farther for the other half?

Or must you place focus for the first shot at one "end" of the desired focus range (either closest or farthest), and thereafter the focus will wander in one direction only from there?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 12:05 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On photo Frozen in time in the Quiet challenge (20 comments in total)

@Utterlyotter:
No polarizer used. The use of an extreme UWA (FourThirds 7mm = FF 14mm) will often add a polarizing effect to skies/surfaces like this, with a pronounced deepening of the colors. Not much PP either, just the usual finer adjustments of contrast, vibrance and sharpening (all set to a minimum in the camera).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 12:56 UTC as 13th comment
On photo Frozen in time in the Quiet challenge (20 comments in total)

@JackM:
Sorry to say, but from your comment I dare say you are clueless about paddling. This is definitely no trick shot! I don't do trick shots - ever. Sit perfectly still in a kayak in such conditions, and the surface will quickly calm down and become totally flat like this. Provided no currents, you will not drift off either, as no winds will push you along, once the kayak is positioned and lying dead still. You can see more pics in this album, many of which shows similar situations w/ totally flat water:

http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth/kayaking

I.e. this one:
http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth/image/129847584/original

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 12:49 UTC as 14th comment
On article Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes (59 comments in total)

Sadly the lava pics cannot be loaded/enlarged neither in Firefox nor in Safari.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (194 comments in total)

Very interesting report!
It is rather amazing what level of ingenuity, knowledge, whit, craftsmanship and even pride that goes into a production line like this. From the design, to materials, to handling, to the machinery... Let alone the theoretical calculations and design of the lenses themselves. The Japanese are good at this! I mean, what would photography and gear as we know it have been without them?
Respect! 😊👏

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 10:45 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On challenge - Rich Vivid Colours - Work of Art (+ Border) (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

eaa: Hasn't an identical challenge just finished? :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10294&View=Results&Rows=4&Page=8

Sorry, I somehow confused this w/ the title of the other challenge.
I see now that the details and rules are different. My bad!
Good luck w/ the challenge then :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
On challenge - Rich Vivid Colours - Work of Art (+ Border) (6 comments in total)

Hasn't an identical challenge just finished? :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10294&View=Results&Rows=4&Page=8

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On article Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0 (49 comments in total)

Great news!
But I doubt the native FT lenses will cope w/ 9 fps.
Will be interesting to test my 90-250/2.8 w/ fw 3.0 :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:07 UTC as 18th comment
On article Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0 (49 comments in total)
In reply to:

tecnoworld: Oly revamping a 1 year old camera with fw update is a sign of grreat customer care. Well done.

Yes, very good.
But it's still the flagship, so it should be maintained by fw improvements whenever possible!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:01 UTC

Just so you know, I rated this as one of my favs in this challenge :)
Very appeasing image w/ the delicate high key impression!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Anno 1850 in the This Old House challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

JoePhoto: Only a "nice" image that could have been much-much more creative if shot closer/lower, (w/ house "fully" reflected in the circular pond).

It seems to me the 19mm lens could have easily allowed this.

Opportunity LOST !!!

WHERE is it located ???

Hmm - if shot from a lower position, the pond will be too "narrow" to reflect the whole building. And going closer to embrace the entire pond and building reflection, requires a wider focal length, which again will make the building too small. So I found this to be the best solution. That said, I did try your proposition during the shooting though :).
The location is described in the picture narrative.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On challenge Door (10 comments in total)

Rarely have I seen a challenge with so many high quality entries!
Looking forward to the verdict here... 😊

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 12:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo The Side Door in the Door challenge (2 comments in total)

The coolest outdoor lamp ever! 😀

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 12:32 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

eaa: I got a PM feedback from the challenge Admin, saying one of my entries have been disqualified because it (quote pm) "It's too silhouette like".
Sadly the PM cannot be replied to as a system account (?), so I resort to asking here...

The picture showed a scenic sunset landscape, shot during cold winter conditions, with a very vivid and warm natural lighting. The foreground is two big birches, standing in silhouette towards the evening sky. Why that is not in compliance w/ the challenge rules, I don't understand. The rules do not say anything about silhouettes....

The picture (in a smaller version) can be seen here:
http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth/image/90657528/original

Can the host please elaborate?

Huh?
Bad judgement?
I point out some plain facts, about your rules which are deficient and inconsistently enforced, and the obvious and visible facts about a submitted picture, that clearly complies to the stated rules, but is disqualified nonetheless. Moreover, in a comment (not in the rules) you say "no birds", but still allow bird pics. Go figure. Who talks about poor judgement..?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 18:56 UTC
On article DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 (58 comments in total)

Tanks DPR, for taking on such an effort!
Good to see some emphasis on photos as well as the gear-talk.
It is this what it's all about after all 😊.
Congrats to the selected few as well!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 10:00 UTC as 26th comment
On challenge - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) (5 comments in total)

The host says: "No bird pics please. Scenery is required."
But still such pics are allowed into the voting phase, while scenery complying to the stated rules are not. Pretty inconsistent and confusing. Better luck next time! :/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 12:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Old Tree Trunks. (3 comments in total)

Does this include standing/living trees as well?
And not just dead or fallen trees?
I mean, a trunk can be old while still alive... :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 13:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

eaa: I got a PM feedback from the challenge Admin, saying one of my entries have been disqualified because it (quote pm) "It's too silhouette like".
Sadly the PM cannot be replied to as a system account (?), so I resort to asking here...

The picture showed a scenic sunset landscape, shot during cold winter conditions, with a very vivid and warm natural lighting. The foreground is two big birches, standing in silhouette towards the evening sky. Why that is not in compliance w/ the challenge rules, I don't understand. The rules do not say anything about silhouettes....

The picture (in a smaller version) can be seen here:
http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth/image/90657528/original

Can the host please elaborate?

OK.
But I find that a rather strange decision, as sunrise/set subjects normally ends up with silhouettes anyway. Ought to be stated in the entry rules then.
Besides, it is only the two trees that are silhouettes in that picture. The rest is not, but a grand vista in natural light... Tough and somewhat inconsistent rules, I have to say.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
On challenge - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) (5 comments in total)

I got a PM feedback from the challenge Admin, saying one of my entries have been disqualified because it (quote pm) "It's too silhouette like".
Sadly the PM cannot be replied to as a system account (?), so I resort to asking here...

The picture showed a scenic sunset landscape, shot during cold winter conditions, with a very vivid and warm natural lighting. The foreground is two big birches, standing in silhouette towards the evening sky. Why that is not in compliance w/ the challenge rules, I don't understand. The rules do not say anything about silhouettes....

The picture (in a smaller version) can be seen here:
http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth/image/90657528/original

Can the host please elaborate?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
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