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rssarma

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On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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peevee1: "AF works at apertures down to F11
AF works in light levels as low as 0 EV"

I wonder is it F11 and 0EV at the same time, or 0EV requires f/1.2 lens?

If you set your aperture at F11 and this leads to an incident light level of 0EV, then you're fine, but if your chosen F stop will lead to a lower level of incident light, the AF won't work. Regardless, do you ever see yourself using AF in a scenario where the incident light level is 0EV and you're required to shoot at F11?

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 23:30 UTC
On Alfred Hitchcock presents 'The Birds' in the Plethora challenge (14 comments in total)

That's the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, right outside the Gateway of India.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 14:28 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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rssarma: While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.

The only two reasonably priced lenses I've owned from Panasonic are the 20mm F/1.7 and the 14-140mm lens. Both are fantastic, but everything else seems really pricey to me.

Two examples that come to mind are the Pana 25mm & 45mm lenses, both are fantastic, but just so expensive!

Anyway, I love the system for what it is, but I'd be hard pressed to buy into it at this price. I'll unfortunately have to endure the weight of my D700 until the prices of m4/3 level off a bit.

To be honest, this lens, to me, would be awesome if it was priced around $599, simply because it's smaller and an F1.8 at that.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 15:05 UTC
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rssarma: While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.

Hi Tim, those are great options indeed, but I've always wanted something more in the same league as the E-M5, so I used a GH-1 before this. With 4/3s, the 12-60mm was my workhorse lens and with the D700, 24-120mm F4 is, I find it a little disappointing that there is no suitable replacement in m4/3s and the 12-50mm lens is pretty disappointing to me.

Also, I like wide-angle photography a lot and do head-shots as well, for this purpose, the price I paid for the Sigma 12-24, Sigma 15mm F2.8 & Nikon 85mm F1.8, all three combined would only be slightly higher than the cost of this one lens.

Don't get me wrong, I love the direction of m4/3s, but I find this borderline price gouging, something I never felt with 4/3s. Especially when Olympus decides to even charge such high premiums for lens hoods.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 14:38 UTC

While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 14:07 UTC as 60th comment | 6 replies
On Low-level flight in the Dogs... No longer lazy ! challenge (1 comment in total)

It indeed seems like your dog is in flight :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2009 at 15:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Red Eyed Tree Frog in the Depth of Field in a Macro! challenge (9 comments in total)

This is an absolutely stunning image that deserves 1st place! Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2009 at 20:46 UTC as 1st comment
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