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 ED 50-200 SWD/2.8-3.5
ZD ED 90-250/2.8
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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On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 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 73rd comment | 3 replies
On - Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings (+ Border) challenge (7 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 - Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings (+ Border) challenge (7 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 Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0 article (48 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 Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0 article (48 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 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 Door challenge (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 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 - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) challenge (9 comments in total)
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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 DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (57 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 - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) challenge (9 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 1st comment
On Old Tree Trunks. challenge (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 - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) challenge (9 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 - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) challenge (9 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 2nd comment | 6 replies
On Nothing but in the Telephoto Landscape challenge (2 comments in total)

Forgot to mention:
m4/3 FL 78mm equals FF 156mm, so it still complies w/ the challenge rules.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

qwertyasdf: since its a m43 lens, even without looking at any sample pictures, i know i will be blown away by the price.

@ arbuz:
Regarding the Panny 7-14, you say:
"Purple stains in random places on certain bodies is not an issue with lenses. "

Well, it actually seems it has a problem with that. It shows it even on the Panny GX7 body, although not as pronounced as on the Oly bodies. Scroll down to the samples from Cameralabs here (near bottom page):
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_G_7-14mm_f4_H_F007014E/index.shtml

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)

Not a single sample picture below ISO 400?
I think DPR should try spread the pictures out across the whole ISO range, and not mainly stick to the same value (in this case ISO 400) throughout the sample series, w/ just the odd high ISO picture in between. At least there are room for a couple base ISO shots among 64 samples?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 157th comment
On DSCF0367 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Not a single sample below ISO 400?
I think DPR should try spread the pictures out across the whole ISO range, and not mainly stick to the same value (in this case ISO 400) throughout the sample series, w/ just the odd high ISO picture in between. At least there are room for a couple base ISO shots among 64 samples?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 12:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

Min. aperture F16?
That is not normal for an FF lens, where F22 or 32 are the norm.
Why a min aperture even below the diffraction limit?
Must be a typo (like the initially wrong weight (85 gr), now corrected to 470 gr.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:29 UTC as 88th comment | 9 replies
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