Bob Topp

Bob Topp

Lives in United States Huntsville, United States
Works as a EE
Has a website at http://fotki.com/HBN-Photos
Joined on Nov 19, 2001
About me:

Slowly migrating from D300/D700 to m4/3...

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  • Of the three, I like the first two more than the third.  In a venue as deep/wide as the Grand Canyon, as you zoom out, it becomes more and more difficult to avoid a flat appearance because ...
  • If you want some more interesting history on the recovery of the city, read about Teufelsberg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelsberg The "listening post" shown in one of the pictures was built...

  • I just looked up the castle burning on the web. As you can see from your third picture, the old castle is a burned out hulk.  Each summer there is a sort of festival to commemorate the burning of ...
  • One of my favorite areas, also just south of Yellowstone, is Jenny Lake- great to hike around and plenty to see, but a bit too close to the mountains to get your panorama.  Thanks for the shots. Bo ...
  • Beautiful shots... but I was really hoping to see a few of the castle burning.  I shot it on film in 1973, but would love to do it again today.  Thanks for the reminders...
  • Does your 45/1.8 hunt in all lighting conditions?  I use my 45 strictly on the EM-5, and it is constantly looking for focus in good light, usually ready to shoot at any time.  However, in low ...
  • Yeah, I agree about the background, Henry.  Once a month salsa is held on the dance floor of a gym facility, and we have the main gym visible through two glass doors.  With few exceptions, my ...
  • You might amend that to say, "Here's to learning something new every day and surviving to show it off!"  Great shots, though...
  • Youngest granddaughter with 45/1.8 and (Cheetos for makeup) Last week's salsa shoot Bob Topp
  • Try KEH.com.  They are possibly the most reputable used gear source.  You'll find any number of testimonials here on DPReview.  They have quite a selection of Panasonic m43 bodies, including the ...
  • Funny you should mention that.  Around 1985 CR rated the Huffy 10-speed the best on the market, despite the availability of reasonably priced and well-fitted Peugeots, Raleighs and Gitanes, not to ...
  • A lot of people are using legacy lenses on mirrorless cameras.  I use my old SRT-101 lenses on the EM-5 and EM-1, in conjunction with a $25 adaptor.  The only problem is that the effective focal ...
  • If you want a vacuum, try living in the southeast.  In a city of 120,000 with one Best Buy, you have very little choice, even at the Best Buy.  Nothing is more infuriating to me than to have a ...
  • As several have pointed out, it depends on how much post-processing you want to do.  I shoot a lot of dances in club-level lighting using the EM-1, and ISO 3200 is my favorite.  Although I am ...
  • Replied in Is FOTKI dead?
    My directory structure is intact, and I was able to access the most recent folders, but access to older stuff was intermittent, then died.  I think they may be doing maintenance, but it's hard to ...
  • I've used a Tamrac Velocity 9x bag for about eight years.  I originally bought it to hold Nikon D300 and 70-200/2.8 lens plus extra stuff.  It was great for hiking, much better than holster bags ...
  • Nikon may know how many grips it sold, but not how they were used.  The same grip fits the D300/300s.  ...and we don't even want to bring up the disappointment Nikon doled out there!
  • Replied in So true
    Not to mention in-body stabilization- surely that would overcome the effects of the shuddering and make for a crisper brick wall... Bob Topp
  • Replied in So true
    I'm sorry to get in on this so late, but I really have to ask, Neil, what shudder speed you used, not to mention the effects of a rolling shudder on a brick wall...
  • One of our forum members provided a good description of his trip to Nepal a couple of years ago.  You might benefit from reading about it here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50642123 Good luck, ...
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