Fleabag

Fleabag

Lives in United States CA, United States
Has a website at nedbagno.com
Joined on Dec 31, 2002

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Superka: Epson V750 true optical resolution on film is 2300dpi. Too poor for film scanning.
I doubt v850 will be better. It is not a film scanner.
Used Nikon Coolscan, Imacon, Minolta, Plustek - that are film scanners.
6400dpi on Epson is a bad joke.
Can you compare it to Imacon 6300dpi? Here is what Imacon can at 6300 (24x65mm Xpan frame)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/15061496797_02e0b009de_o.jpg

Neither Epson user have ever saw this resolution on 135 film.

You can't scan 8x10 on an Imacon, Minolta or Plustek.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
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Qwntm: Fuji??? Seriously... There is NO decent flash for Fuji's. WTH? When?

It used to be that the Olympus users were upset that no one supported them. Still that way regarding TTL wireless...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 20:05 UTC

I've had up to 3 58AF-1's at a time. Still have one and IMO they are great flashes. They have responded to user complaints about the plastic foot and replaced it with the updated 58AF-2 and it continues with this version. Although my flashes always seems to creak a bit, it never failed in performance. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

People complain about the user interface and from experience you just need to get used to it. Looks like they updated the interface on 64 so hopefully it's even easier. For the several years that I owned the 58 AF-1's they have added features via the usb interface, another great feature.

People don't get fired for buying Metz ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 19:58 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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RichRMA: I believe he may have used an Olympus E-1 for any shots after 2009, I remember seeing a photo of him using one.

http://imagecollect.com/picture/dennis-hopper-jack-nicholson-photo-5865694/dennis-hopper-1936-2010

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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Dimit: It's success depends on how fast the widest level of aperture deteriorates in conjunction with the increase of focal distance.
Should it be F4 by-let's say-30 mm,wouldn't be a game changer.
Should it be F2.8 up to 200 mm,then YES!

It's success depends on which movie star they get to promote it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

Yes, CAF+TR is crap, unless you put it in position to win. One situation is holding the camera close to the ground or water line, flip the screen up and enable tracking. Great way to keep yourself out of the mud. And with wading birds that don' t move fast it's a nice solution.

I never said you can't get great C-AF images form the EM-1. I have lot's on my website. Like you said, it's just harder. However C-AF does not compare to even the 7D.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

The EM-1's CAF can't even keep up the the E-5. Sorry to say it's not even in the same ballpark with the 7D. If you are looking to Olympus for your continuous focusing needs, you need to look somewhere else.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

This was pretty good :-D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 195th comment
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BJN: I expect Olympus to put a 600mm 4.0 price on this 300mm lens. Or at least a ridiculously high price for a 300mm f/4 lens with a small image circle.

Nope, included with their pro lenses. Only $500 when you loose it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:54 UTC

Be nice if the lens mount on that 300 is removable. Wonder if it will need a focus limiter? Drop in filters? Maybe not necessary with the smaller front optic.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 19:34 UTC as 20th comment
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SHood: "Both new lenses are scheduled to be released from 2015 onwards."

I am a little concerned that we may not see one or both of these lenses until 2016.

The Olympus America press release is a little different

"Both Olympus lenses deliver first-of-its kind performance to the M.ZUIKO PRO series and are scheduled to launch in 2015."

http://www.olympusamerica.com/corporate/corp_presscenter_headline.asp?pressNo=990

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 19:30 UTC

Where are the cup holders?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 18th comment
On Hunter in the Transparent or Translucent Insect Wings challenge (12 comments in total)

That's a killer shot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 16:48 UTC as 6th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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Neodp: OK, look guys(and gals). If you don't like my opinion, then stop right now.

Finally improvements, and these are G R E A T. So go ahead, and call me all negative; but things are rarely all, or nothing, and the devils in the details.

m43 is still lacking in sensor competitiveness. This is a great platform, for the future; when M43 sensors are better, and yes that's a high standard. Wake me when that day comes. Right now, APS size, offers a better photographic value. But alas, we are not seeing a total balance, in new mirror-less APS based cams yet, either.

I'm waiting. If the camera industry can not get its head, out of its collective rear; then I will stay, with my old gear, and take better pictures anyway, until it does.

Your opinion does not encompass everyone's needs. That's why there are different cameras and not just one camera for everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 19:30 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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Mirrorless _ user: By far this is the best m43 camera for shots. Solved the great problem of continuous AF. OK its CAF it is not 10 point, BUT it sure is 8.5 or 9 . Good for the 1º m43 camera with a usable CAF. Keep going Oly !!

Do you have a critically sharp images shot in CAF to share? I have not seen one I would call sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 01:25 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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daqk: 1. Too Expensive!
2. No Flash?

Oly E5 pop up flash and weatherproof

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 05:12 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)

I wish Olympus would roll out new cameras at a faster rate just so I could read the comments.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 388th comment
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olyflyer: So, is this like an official announcement of the end of FT? No more mirrored DSLR from Olympus.

Another thing... Why wait until end of 2014? Come on, is Olympus really so busy? Haven´t we seen similar lens "release notes" before? What's the point in fooling people to wait for something which may never come, like the Olympus 90mm macro lens? Or was it 100mm? I don't remember any more. OK, I know what the point is... to make them buy the products and wait... and wait... and wait...

Well yes but then it's gong to act like a 180mm lens. Not sure you would want that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 13:48 UTC
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John Crawley: By the way, if you need a Photoshop-like program, check out GIMP. Runs on Windows, OSX, Linux and others.

Also, FREE! Link: http://www.gimp.org/

8 bit comment was based on the stable version for Mac OSX. I downloaded from the link that said download and imported a 16bit tiff image. It said, Gimp does not work in 16 bit and your image will be converted to 8. I'll try again when there is a stable 16 bit version.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:17 UTC
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John Crawley: By the way, if you need a Photoshop-like program, check out GIMP. Runs on Windows, OSX, Linux and others.

Also, FREE! Link: http://www.gimp.org/

Only 8bit :-(

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:29 UTC
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