BorisK1

BorisK1

Lives in United States MI, United States
Works as a Software engineer
Joined on May 7, 2004

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  • Replied in Chamois
    Keep a small square of chamois in your PFD pocket. Wet it in the water, wring it with your fingers, then wipe the lens clean. Works like a charm - at least, in a kayak, where water is easy to reach.
  • It's grayed out because the current camera settings are not compatible with RAW.  RAW is incompatible with HDR, focus bracketing, live comp, some of the microscope modes, and many of the "special ...
  • Replied in Lens hood
    There are aftermarket hoods available, but they would have to be screwed onto the filter adapter. Here are the first two hits from Amazon search for "40.5mm rubber lens hood": http://www.amazon.com ...
  • Hey, don't diss it, that compass gave me a pretty decent laugh.  Imagine a camera with an image of a compass needle on the screen, with very prominent words underneath: "Updated 2 minutes ago"  :-D ...
  • A couple stops of DR would be *huge* for a 2/3" sensor. It's hard to believe that a modern jpeg engine could be so bad. Are you sure? Have you seen it with your own eyes? Are you talking ...
  • TG-4 is the best of the bunch as far as the still images go, but for video, I would suggest Panasonic TS-6.  That's based on my 6-year-old experience with the TS-1, so take it with a grain of ...
  • It's a huge improvement in flexibility .  RAW won't magically create dynamic range or fine detail that you didn't capture to begin with.  Sure, some DSLRs might have highlights/shadow headroom to ...
  • Disappointment depends on what you expect.  The TG-4 image quality is quite similar to the TG-3 and TG-2, so you can compare images from various reviews over the years. I haven't used Fuji, so ...
  • Yes, the TG series don't let you change any of the jpeg conversion results.  Sharpness, contrast, saturation, NR - none of these.  Some picture modes might affect these settings, but they come ...
  • I was just reading the manual, and there's a "Soft focus" picture mode. According to the manual, it "Expresses an ethereal atmosphere with a soft tone and makes an image dreamy." So I guess you can ...
  • I know it might contradict the tradition here, but I don't think the out-of-camera NR in TG-4 is excessive. What really happens, is that Olympus tunes their jpeg engine to produce the images that ...
  • So yes, there *is* manual focusing in TG-4. Unfortunately, it's not particularly user-friendly. To engage it, half-press the shutter button, wait for the green "focus confirmation" box, and (while ...
  • On the battery thing - with the GPS off, it lasts forever. But yes, it's removable, and yes, a spare makes sense. The OEM batteries are pretty expensive, but I saw a set of two batteries *and* a ...
  • Geo's original question in the start of this thread was phrased like this: "Does anyone here know a trick to turn off the noise filter in TG-4? Other than shooting raw?" So yeah, pretty obvious ;-)
  • Sigh.  I wish I knew about this during my July 4th trip, when we had a bunch of kids running around in the dark with sparklers in their hands.  I did a couple of captures, but they weren't very ...
  • Very nice! Funny - the WA lens makes the butterfly look about the same size as the raft :-) I've had the TG-4 for three weeks now, and I like it. No unpleasant surprises, just a polished version of ...
  • Mainly, there were two things that I wanted to see in those images: What was the exposure time - 1/4 or shorter? Exactly what did you mean by "dark" - darker than expected (underexposed by 2-3 ...
  • According to imaging-resource, TG-4 has a (undocumented) feature that allows adjusting focus manually. Yay! "(thanks to reader Juhamatti Rissa for the pointer!). To enable manual focus, you first ...
  • Well, hopefully the vacation itself will be enjoyable enough to make up for the poor video quality :-)
  • What exposure times were you getting? If I recall correctly, most modes won't go longer than 1/4 second. If you're at ISO 6400 and at 1/4 second, it *is* too dark to expect usable results from a TG ...
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