Olgierd

Olgierd

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a EE
Has a website at http://olo.selfip.com
Joined on Oct 8, 2003
About me:

I consider myself to be a hobbyst. Like to travell and photography is one of the things that encourages me to go and see new places.

Gear:
Canon 40D, 10-22, 17-40 L, 24-105 L IS , 70-200 L IS f2.8, 50 f1.4, Sigma 105 Macro, 580EX.
Soon to be owner of 100-400 L.
Nikon D200, 18-200 VR and SB800.

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Petroglyph: Another release Canon users have been waiting for (7DII). This one is certainly on my watch list. I wonder how the new 100-400 with 1.4X TC 140-560 f/8 will compare to the Sigma 150-600 f/6.3 S? That's a 2600$ rig (the Canon + TC) compared to a 2000$ (the Sigma)

But Sigma is still likely to focus with more than just the center AF point.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
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raoulJ: "spot-meter unfortunately cannot be linked to the AF point"
Exact question I asked on Canon stand at Photokina.
I won't buy it.
:-(

Perhaps v2.00 firmware will enable AF linked spot-metering.... Sometimes in December of 2017...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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Josh SZ: Sony 7s is a small part of this impressive system. But it is impressive indeed.

What's so special about CINE? This lens shows aperture f4 rather than transmission (e.g.T4). Is this really cine lens or regular Nikon's 600 telephoto?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:54 UTC
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)

Hodor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 14th comment
On Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery article (99 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: A nice value for $300 however I would have liked Canon to upgrade the mounting plate to a more substantial plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the gold spurving contacts ran in a direct line with the panametric fan. Also, the hydrocoptic marzul vanes should have been fitted to the ambaphascient wain shaft so that side fumbling is effectively prevented. The main focus ring should have been of the normal lotus-odeltoid type placed in panendurmic semi-bulloid slots of the stator with the threads being connected by a non-reversible tremmy pipe to the differential girdle spring on the up-end of the grammeters. Oh well, maybe the next version . . .

I think my hydraulic motivator goes bad :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 14:19 UTC

Doskonale!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 20th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (765 comments in total)
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Olgierd: Could someone please educate me:

"The a6000 uses a lower resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (when compared to its predecessor). It's smaller and features 1.44m dots instead of 2.36m. This equates to a 22% drop in linear resoltion, since it now offers an 800 x 600 pixel (SVGA) view, rather than 1024 x 768 (XGA)."

I thought 800x600 = 480,000 dots and 1024x768 = 786,432 dots. So how's that compare to 1.44m dots and 2.36m dots?

Thanks.

Marketing :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (765 comments in total)
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Olgierd: Could someone please educate me:

"The a6000 uses a lower resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (when compared to its predecessor). It's smaller and features 1.44m dots instead of 2.36m. This equates to a 22% drop in linear resoltion, since it now offers an 800 x 600 pixel (SVGA) view, rather than 1024 x 768 (XGA)."

I thought 800x600 = 480,000 dots and 1024x768 = 786,432 dots. So how's that compare to 1.44m dots and 2.36m dots?

Thanks.

That explains. It's interesting then manufacturers tell rather number of dots than the display resolution. Until now I was convinced those small EVFs are HD quality squeezed in such small area.

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (765 comments in total)

Could someone please educate me:

"The a6000 uses a lower resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (when compared to its predecessor). It's smaller and features 1.44m dots instead of 2.36m. This equates to a 22% drop in linear resoltion, since it now offers an 800 x 600 pixel (SVGA) view, rather than 1024 x 768 (XGA)."

I thought 800x600 = 480,000 dots and 1024x768 = 786,432 dots. So how's that compare to 1.44m dots and 2.36m dots?

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 14:42 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Thanks Markintosh!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Thanks for links. Unfortunately EFM 10-21 is not available where I live. I owned EF-S 10-22 in the past when used cropped cameras. Since switching to FF I've bought 16-35 II and 8-15 but would love to have something smaller for travel and hiking that goes well with M.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 46th comment | 12 replies
On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 article (64 comments in total)
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John Koch: Nice if there were a graduated ND filter whose dark area could dim a full moon enough to allow a single photo to show lunar features and stars too. Of course, the moonlight tends to emit lots of flare anyway. I had no luck, a few weeks ago, capturing both the moon and mars in the same frame. Either the moon was blown out, or mars was too dim.

Could shooting multiple exposures and image stacking help here?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:59 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: Just can't get that song out of my head - I've got a splitting headache!

A one, two
A one, two, three, four

Half a bee, philosophically
Must, ipso facto, half not be
But half the bee has got to be
A vis-a-vis its entity, d'you see?

But can a bee be said to be
Or not to be an entire bee
When half the bee is not a bee
Due to some ancient injury?

Read more: Monty Python - Eric The Half A Bee Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Just when I was ready to perform yearly "Confuse-A-Cat".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (238 comments in total)
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AndreyT: What? "Post-Communist Romaina"? In 2014? Pray tell, where did he find "post-communist" Romania after 2011, as the intro states?

No, my silly little pumpkins, this is not "post-Communist Romaina". This is capitalist Romania, EU member Romania, NATO Romania that you have in these pictures.

Although, on the second thought, I do see a rather fitting reference to Communism in these pictures. The only thing "Communist" that is probably still left in that country is the proper understanding among people of what's right and what's wrong. And that, unfortunately, does not play well in Capitalism. That is your last obstacle on that glorious path. Sorry, my dear people of Romania, if you want to live the "American Dream" you will have to learn to steal, to murder, to rape and, most importantly, to smile while you are doing all that. And learn to repeat the "we are doing the right thing" mantra - it helps to kill the remains of your human conscience, if repeated a sufficient number of times.

I remember one of the lesson back from the days I was in the in the elementary school late 70's:

- "Who is your idol and why Lenin?".

-

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:57 UTC
On How many megapixels do you need? post (221 comments in total)

iPhone 5 screen res is: 1,136 x 640 not 1,136 x 6400. Typo.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 12:05 UTC as 15th comment
On Nature photography for city dwellers - yes, you can! article (7 comments in total)

These are spectacular! Love the water and amount of detail in the macro shot.

Would you care to share your technique for the last photo (one with starry sky)?

Once again fantastic work.

Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 16:26 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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birdbrain: Forgetting the size aspect for the moment, the sort of money this camera is going for I would get a Canon 5D3. Having used the 5D3 for a while now and seen what the real world results that one can get, then I can live with its size and with carrying it around.

This really needs to be a whole lot cheaper, or are Sony the new Leica? :)

Boerseuntjie: No. But my old Sony F505 (that I've bought more than decade ago) used CZ glass (which wasn't bad for 5mpix camera) not necessarily mean it was better than Canon's equivalent used on their cameras at that time.
So, making a statement that all CZ are better than Canon, Nikon, Olympus is simply foolish.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 15:51 UTC
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birdbrain: Forgetting the size aspect for the moment, the sort of money this camera is going for I would get a Canon 5D3. Having used the 5D3 for a while now and seen what the real world results that one can get, then I can live with its size and with carrying it around.

This really needs to be a whole lot cheaper, or are Sony the new Leica? :)

A pinch of salt for those who claim Zeiss > Canon L. There's Carl Zeiss glass maid in Jena Germany and there's Zeiss sticker glued to the glass made in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 14:10 UTC
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LDunn1: I don't have a 5d3, but I do have 5d2's & 40D's & have genuine Canon grips for both & also 3rd party for the 40D too.

One observation I had on the above review, is that the loading of the batteries will be a bit of a pain for anyone using something like a Really Right Stuff L bracket, wont it?

With all of my current grips & I can load the batteries without removing the L brackets.

Nope. You are wrong. I have 5d3 + BG-E11 with RRS L-bracket on it. It is machined in such way that there's no problem to unlock battery cartridge and slide it in and out.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
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