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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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 (1657 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 156th 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 (245 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
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)

Thx, and likewise!
Keep up the good work!
You're doing an amazing job, and visiting DPR is always both exciting and educational. Looking forward to 2014! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 12:43 UTC as 26th comment
On Autumn snow in the Enter the cold challenge (2 comments in total)

A truly great picture, but too bad it's not oriented upright when seen in full view/scale.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 12:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Snow Ash in the Winter Wonderland. challenge (2 comments in total)

Just for the record, this is not an ash, but a rowan :)
Nice mood!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 14:46 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On road to the unknown in the Road to Nowhere challenge (9 comments in total)

"road to the unknown"

Looks familiar to me though...
This must be at Namaskard, just east of Myvatn, northern Iceland, no?

Congrats! A very well balanced composition, which I like a lot.

In fact I believe I have almost exactly such a picture myself :) Brings back good memories! Provided I'm right about the location, that is... If so, you'll find a few more from that location here:
http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth/island_2009

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 09:02 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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eaa: It's not the worlds lightest DSLR.
Compared to the Olympus E-4xx series it is narrower all right, but deeper, and equally high. And heavier.

100D - 407g - 117 x 91 x 69

E-410 - 375g - 129.5 x 91 x 53
E-420 - 380g - 129.5 x 91 x 53
E-450 - 380g - 129.5 x 91 x 53

Yes, I can see that, but as said, I didn't read that part (Canon's). If you go further up, above the camera pic, the ingress of the DPR article still says:
"Canon has announced the EOS 100D/Rebel SL1, the world's smallest, lightest DSLR."
That's what I read, and that's what I commented on. And it's still wrong.
So, read once again.
(that said, we're both right here then ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 13:08 UTC
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eaa: It's not the worlds lightest DSLR.
Compared to the Olympus E-4xx series it is narrower all right, but deeper, and equally high. And heavier.

100D - 407g - 117 x 91 x 69

E-410 - 375g - 129.5 x 91 x 53
E-420 - 380g - 129.5 x 91 x 53
E-450 - 380g - 129.5 x 91 x 53

@ cgarrard:
I haven't read Canon's statement...
I read this article, and the very first sentence atop THIS page states:
"Canon has announced the EOS 100D/Rebel SL1, the world's smallest, lightest DSLR." Full stop.
Reading issues, you said?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 21:48 UTC

It's not the worlds lightest DSLR.
Compared to the Olympus E-4xx series it is narrower all right, but deeper, and equally high. And heavier.

100D - 407g - 117 x 91 x 69

E-410 - 375g - 129.5 x 91 x 53
E-420 - 380g - 129.5 x 91 x 53
E-450 - 380g - 129.5 x 91 x 53

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
On Steamy challenge (5 comments in total)

Most of what's coming from the smokestack is actually steam, although mixed w/ smoke from the burning coal. Just observe how white it normally is, and how fast the "smoke" dissipates and disappears behind the locomotive. Pure smoke won't do that. Moreover, when the engine pistons are fully decompressed (the phase before new compressed steam flows in), the "used" steam from the last stroke must be let out. Just observe how the steam pulsates through the smokestack in sync with the beat from the working engine. The smoke from the furnace alone won't do that either. The used engine steam therefore flows up the smokestack, to prevent it escaping down by the pistons/wheels, which would hamper the sight from the cabin. Hence, in my view, any steam engine is qualified for this challenge. No?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 08:39 UTC as 1st comment

Yes, lots of stitch flaws, but I'm sure they will brush it up over time.
I.e. here a whole building just fades into the surrounding pavement. Also note the very "mini" black ford Ford Fiesta in the upper right corner of the crop :)

http://btlondon2012.co.uk/pano.html?view.hlookat=-145.7905&view.vlookat=58.0096&view.fov=8.5133&imarkerath=-145.7905&imarkeratv=58.0096

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 13:07 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Really really impressive! I've been touring London for 2h now :)
Found two Buzbys so far... With such a gigantic stitch, I guess some flaws have to be reckoned with. What about a small earthquake for starters:

http://btlondon2012.co.uk/pano.html?view.hlookat=-96.9681&view.vlookat=5.7381&view.fov=6.1855&imarkerath=-96.9681&imarkeratv=5.7381

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 22nd comment

I found Buzby! :-D
By pure serendipity, just randomly zooming in and out, scrolling about, and bang on - after just 20s looking...
Amazing pic btw! You can look at this for a really looong time!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 15:08 UTC as 27th comment
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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dark goob: Anyone who says the OM-D is not full frame is retarded. It is full frame, by definition.

Technically speaking, all sensors that are fully utilizing its area for capturing incoming light are full format. They only become cropped if i.e. using another aspect ratio for the picture than their physical size (IOW masking the full format). Thus m4/3 is also full format.

But for the sake of comparison, the term FF is used for the old 135 film format (24x36mm), to be compared to the physical size of other sensor formats. Which is more than OK, as almost any photographer is familiar with that format. Which in the end makes it easier to compare and understand the different formats, w/ their inherent cons and pros...

So again, any non-masking sensor (by aspect ratio change) is full format. Yet the term FF is usually used as a synonym for 24x36mm sensors today. So everybody are actually right then. Happy now? :-D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 22:28 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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WCguy: New rules have been set in place for the poll to be redone, everyone must use every camera made in 2012 that was rated at 70 or over by Dpreview ,using each camera for a min. of 1 week.Then you will be eligible to vote for what you consider to be the best camera for 2012.
This existing poll that has been put on by Dpreview proves nothing more than fanboyism, voting more for what they own,than what they know. Many cameras brought out at the end of the year haven't been in many hands compared to the earlier year models, so this vote for best camera is just pure fanboy nonsense.

@ WCguy said:
"everyone must use every camera made in 2012 that was rated at 70 or over by Dpreview, using each camera for a min. of 1 week."

BS. That's like saying that before voting, everyone should at least live one week together with the candidates for precedency!

What people have voted for here, is what they find the most innovative, revolutionary and trend setting camera of the year. As opposed to iterative and incremental evolution of current mainstream tech. In that respect the OMD surely wins.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 21:56 UTC
On Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 & PEN Mini E-PM2 preview (152 comments in total)

Page 3:
"If they live up to the promise and manage to offer an approachable shooting experience for beginners, with the E-M5's excellent image quality, in some of the smallest and least expensive models on the market, then it's far too early to write-off the PENs."

Yes, I should think so!
What do they even mean?
That we should write them off at the very day of launch?!
Geez DPR, c'mon :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 15:17 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On Great Blue Heron Posing in the Birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Fantastic! What a light, and the lovely complimentary colors really adds to the mood. Is this all natural lighting, or is there any flash involved (ref. the reflection in the eye)? Anyway, one of the best heron pics I've ever seen :)

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Spring is Sprung in the SPRING challenge (16 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: One or both of the two foreground sheep look photoshopped. There is no shadow beneath either of them, and the "out of focus" areas look like they could have easily just been blurred. Note that there does appear to be a shadow behind the background sheep and that is plainly lacking in either of the two in the foreground.

And on top of all that the composition is uninteresting, the colors are too cool, the image lacks depth, and at the end of the day it's three sheep on grass; this photo should not have even come close to winning.

C'mon - how can the shadow be behind the background sheep, when the light is coming directly from the left?! The darker stripe in the grass behind it is some kind of trail or track in the grass. Moreover, it will not throw a shadow anyway, as the animal is already within a shade, thrown by something outside the frame. The lambs' shadows are also thrown out of the frame, without even touching the ground within the frame, due to the very flat light.

A worthy winner, with a very nice, positive mood and atmosphere. Make you smile, doesn't it? :-D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 21:32 UTC
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