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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On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 news story (63 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?

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On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half news story (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".

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On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania news story (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?".

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On How many megapixels do you need? post (220 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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Ryan Gardner: The main thing that the PocketWizards have over this at this point seems to be the hypersync (where you can push the sync speed a bit faster) or the optimized HSS (where you don't lose as much power going to HSS) ?

The main thing that the Odin has over PW's is that it has a display, which is definitely better than the dials on the EC-3.

At least this means getting used Flex TT5's might be cheaper soon for those of us who don't care to switch systems :)

Yes, but so far Flex/Mini doesn't work with 5d3/1dx cameras nor 600 series speedlites. Plus range and accuracy still stinks. I have set and keeping it for now for my Alien Bees and 7d. Once I get ST-E3-RT i may look for cheaper triggers for studio and get rid of PWs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 10:48 UTC

A good solution is a simple solution. Why bother with something else if simple tape takes care of the problem. Plus it's inside the camera, means it's not changing aesthetic of 5D3 at all.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:16 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
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tobywhitstable: shizen house'n...Absolute crap from canon here.... The biggest over-hyped flop for 2012 is the EOS 5D MK III

Same here mate. Been waiting for 5D3 long time and it is what I was waiting for.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 15:52 UTC
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Olgierd: Got mine 5D3 Thursday. Upgraded from 5D2. After weekend I can say I love it. Has it better quality at low ISO than 5d2 - No.
Has it better quality at ISO3200 and higher - Yes.
But there's more then this. AF is simply stunning. Add silent shooting, more than 3 frames in AEB, HDR, really good overall handling and many other features. Trumps 1DS3 and still at half of its initial price. I guess I sound like another happy Canon customer. But I truly am.
I don't consider Nikon (too many EF lenses since my first Canon EOS 300D). And for those Canon folks who are not sure if 5D3 is worth buying, I strongly suggest to find one in local store and simply try it.

seminolecapt:

I got mine from Adorama (here in the US). But you are right It's hard to find local photo stores. Last good store in my state (Penn Camera in DC & MD) have closed down few months ago.
Other option is to rent one (after they are more available) or buy one and then keep or return if you don't like it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 18:58 UTC
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Olgierd: Got mine 5D3 Thursday. Upgraded from 5D2. After weekend I can say I love it. Has it better quality at low ISO than 5d2 - No.
Has it better quality at ISO3200 and higher - Yes.
But there's more then this. AF is simply stunning. Add silent shooting, more than 3 frames in AEB, HDR, really good overall handling and many other features. Trumps 1DS3 and still at half of its initial price. I guess I sound like another happy Canon customer. But I truly am.
I don't consider Nikon (too many EF lenses since my first Canon EOS 300D). And for those Canon folks who are not sure if 5D3 is worth buying, I strongly suggest to find one in local store and simply try it.

glonislaw: sorry, I meant hi ISO. I really doubt it has much of improvement (if any) at lower settings.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 11:22 UTC
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Olgierd: Got mine 5D3 Thursday. Upgraded from 5D2. After weekend I can say I love it. Has it better quality at low ISO than 5d2 - No.
Has it better quality at ISO3200 and higher - Yes.
But there's more then this. AF is simply stunning. Add silent shooting, more than 3 frames in AEB, HDR, really good overall handling and many other features. Trumps 1DS3 and still at half of its initial price. I guess I sound like another happy Canon customer. But I truly am.
I don't consider Nikon (too many EF lenses since my first Canon EOS 300D). And for those Canon folks who are not sure if 5D3 is worth buying, I strongly suggest to find one in local store and simply try it.

n1zr: like I've told you somewhere else on this forum :-)
Mainly features. And again 1ds3 has better shutter (rated for more clicks), built in grip and no mode selector dial (guess those two features make it better weather resistant than 5D3).
In every other aspect 5D3 has improvements over 1DS3 - AF, HDR, multiple exposures, video, silent shutter (this single feature is awesome), faster fpm, more custom functions, better at higher ISO. I find it more all-around camera than 1DS3.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 11:21 UTC

Got mine 5D3 Thursday. Upgraded from 5D2. After weekend I can say I love it. Has it better quality at low ISO than 5d2 - No.
Has it better quality at ISO3200 and higher - Yes.
But there's more then this. AF is simply stunning. Add silent shooting, more than 3 frames in AEB, HDR, really good overall handling and many other features. Trumps 1DS3 and still at half of its initial price. I guess I sound like another happy Canon customer. But I truly am.
I don't consider Nikon (too many EF lenses since my first Canon EOS 300D). And for those Canon folks who are not sure if 5D3 is worth buying, I strongly suggest to find one in local store and simply try it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 01:55 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
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Olgierd: Got mine 5d3 yesterday. Sold 5d2 - not looking back. Aftre just few hours I'm one happy customer. Better ISO (12800 perfectly usable, 25k OK).
Fast focus in poor light, greatly improved auto WB (at least in fluorescent/CFL light). HDR, 3/5/7 frames in AEB. IMHO better deal than 1dS3. Not comparing to Nikon because of I own qite few EF lenses.
Single thing that hurts - no luck with PocketWizard Flex/TT5 combo.
Will spend more time today trying to get them to work (at least as basic triggers). For now unfortunatelly no AC9 + zone controller + AlienBees option.

n1zr: cont...
Can't really give you hint about how good weather protection of 5d3 is but judging from use of 7D (and what other people said about 7D) it cannot be bad.
If that's important factor for you I suggest to wait a little and I'm sure someone will put this camera to heavy work in arctic environment.
I hope I didn't confuse you. This is just my opinion. I'll play with camera over the weekend and if you have some more questions I'll be flat to answer them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 21:55 UTC
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Olgierd: Got mine 5d3 yesterday. Sold 5d2 - not looking back. Aftre just few hours I'm one happy customer. Better ISO (12800 perfectly usable, 25k OK).
Fast focus in poor light, greatly improved auto WB (at least in fluorescent/CFL light). HDR, 3/5/7 frames in AEB. IMHO better deal than 1dS3. Not comparing to Nikon because of I own qite few EF lenses.
Single thing that hurts - no luck with PocketWizard Flex/TT5 combo.
Will spend more time today trying to get them to work (at least as basic triggers). For now unfortunatelly no AC9 + zone controller + AlienBees option.

n1zr: Yes, I used to own 1D2 for quite some time. Later I had 1d3s and 1d4 cameras (bought them for my friends on the other side of big pond) just for few weeks, which was enough time to learn them.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that 5D3 is/will be better than 1DX or is better than 1D4 with 10 fps for certain action shooting.
For me price of 5D3 is reasonable for what it actually have.
When I bought 1DS3 I paid $4700 (refurbished one) which still if you compare was $1200 less what I paid now for 5D3. And then again when both cameras compared only advantages of 1ds3 are built in grip, more durable shutter, bigger battery (not sure if valid when 2 batteries are used with 5d3 and grip) and likely better weather resistance.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 21:53 UTC
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Olgierd: Got mine 5d3 yesterday. Sold 5d2 - not looking back. Aftre just few hours I'm one happy customer. Better ISO (12800 perfectly usable, 25k OK).
Fast focus in poor light, greatly improved auto WB (at least in fluorescent/CFL light). HDR, 3/5/7 frames in AEB. IMHO better deal than 1dS3. Not comparing to Nikon because of I own qite few EF lenses.
Single thing that hurts - no luck with PocketWizard Flex/TT5 combo.
Will spend more time today trying to get them to work (at least as basic triggers). For now unfortunatelly no AC9 + zone controller + AlienBees option.

Rubenski: preordered one with a Adorama first day it was introduced. Wednesday got email from them it was shipped. Got it last night.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 21:52 UTC

Got mine 5d3 yesterday. Sold 5d2 - not looking back. Aftre just few hours I'm one happy customer. Better ISO (12800 perfectly usable, 25k OK).
Fast focus in poor light, greatly improved auto WB (at least in fluorescent/CFL light). HDR, 3/5/7 frames in AEB. IMHO better deal than 1dS3. Not comparing to Nikon because of I own qite few EF lenses.
Single thing that hurts - no luck with PocketWizard Flex/TT5 combo.
Will spend more time today trying to get them to work (at least as basic triggers). For now unfortunatelly no AC9 + zone controller + AlienBees option.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 19:15 UTC as 88th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (923 comments in total)
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Decked Out Digital: Read many previews and watched numers videos on the 5DMKIII. Any opinions on what I'm giving up if I replace my 1DSMKII with this?

shutter durability and likely flash sync speed. Was 1DS2 1/200 or 1/250?

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