boxerman

boxerman

Lives in United States Berkeley, CA, United States
Works as a Professor
Joined on Aug 28, 2010

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  • Yes, OP, I got a bigger, deeper eye cup for my E-M5, and it helped a lot. Actually, it also helped with the darn cup always falling off. (The bigger cup seems snugger on the camera but I had to ...
  • Ah, good point! However, the two main points stand. Black and white reduces complexity by mapping DIFFERENT colors to the SAME shades of gray. It's just that the mapping WAS not solely based on ...
  • I'm not sure what you are looking for when you look through the viewfinder, but I'm looking at the excursion of the image due to camera motion, how far the image is moving. When I put on a smaller ...
  • No, that's incorrect. I was attending to the EXCURSION of image movement in the viewfinder, not any quality of it (like blurred or not). If the picture moves up and down 500 pixels, you can see ...
  • Doesn't work for me. Here are two considerations that do work for me: (1) Black and white REDUCES the complexity of images by making all colors with the same brightness the same. So, it can be a great ...
  • Hmm. I think you'd better come up with better arguments to convince me: Experience: Just look though the darn viewfinder! At 300 mm, the image is jumping all over the field of view, MANY pixels ...
  • Oh. Of course, you are correct. If you want trails, and not point stars, you don't need to keep your exposure very short. My standard exposure (f/ 2, ISO 200, 30 seconds) turned out to be pretty ...
  • Just to amplify on OrdinaryInordinate's comment, yes, stars are very richly and differently colored. You just don't see them that way, much, because they are also dim. When light gets dim, your ...
  • Here's what I'd recommend for you: If you can find a little time, go try your 12-40, and also play with stacking. I would find a nice place to drive, away from city lights. Maybe west past I95, or ...
  • Technically wonderful shots! I hadn't even THOUGHT of stacking a hundred images. And even just 6400 ISO scares me, much less 16000! But, just aligning and stacking is not enough if your shots ...
  • I mean, in my judgement, it's marginal. People obviously draw the line in different places. If you read what I wrote, you'll see I do some night sky shooting, but it's not something I'm willing to ...
  • My judgement is that if you want a bright 12 mm in your arsenal for more than astrophotography, that may be the way to go. Lots of people love that lens. For me, it would be basically only for ...
  • Excellent move. I'm very confident m 4/3 works well for color rendering for the vast majority, probably all, if you are willing to do a little work (settings and occasional PP). Oh, and, I had ...
  • (Sorry. Posting long delayed by many DPReview server errors.) To add to Astrotripper's comments, here's what you're up against. My standard night sky exposure (because it's easy to remember and ...
  • Replied in Color rendering?
    With all this talk of sharpness, what happened to color rendering, which was one of the things you originally mentioned as inferior in E-M10? Could be: (1) It really wasn't a serious problem in the ...
  • These look killer sharp to me. The 20 is definitely my after-dark go-to, and I recall getting shots like this in LA not that long ago. But, you're not really stretching IBIS, with is rated 4 stops. ...
  • Really lovely and well-captured! Is there a haze filter in LR-6, or did you just "hack" it. (Just enhanced contrast usually helps, but I know there are other tricks, too, like adjusting RGB levels ...
  • Replied in Nostalgia!
    We visited there in 1985, but have not gotten back. Too bad. I'd love to take a modern camera there, and I'm a more dedicated photographer now, too. We had an Uluru at dusk with moon on our wall ...
  • Oh, another stupid-simple potential help. Crop! Here's a thought: (I don't mind unusual aspect ratios. Others obviously will have other opinions.)
  • I think I'm pretty much in sync with the drift, here. The photo doesn't stand out as one I would prize and spend a lot of time on. But, that doesn't mean a little work wouldn't help. Since the ...
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