Ross Murphy: is this a composite image ? long exposure and the moon is not blown out is why I ask
Looks like the moon could be filtered by the haze. It wouldn't need to be blown out considering the rest of the environmental light.
John M Roberts: I hope this will motivate Nikon to upgrade. I don't place much weight on that though.
So the axis of the shift and tilt can be modified without having to pay Nikon to do it each time. Check out Canon's T/S. Canon's offering in this area is one reason why I would considered having both systems. I'd rather not.
I hope this will motivate Nikon to upgrade. I don't place much weight on that though.
rurikw: It's nice that they still come out with these old wysiwyg things in spite of pp.
Unless you prepare for it before shooting. I have seen some very impressive focus stacking with conventional lenses.
Tom_A: I have the XE-1 bought as a limited launch kit with the 35mm 1.4 lens.This is such a nice combination, giving very convincing bokeh and perfect sharpness and colours, that I was a bit disappointed when trying the 18-55 in a japanese shop. Yes the quality seems to be good, but the speed and bokeh is lost. I may eventually still buy the 18-55 as a good single lens for holidays.But for now, I think I'll just stay with the 35mm and walk a bit more instead of zooming :-) There is something to be said for minimalism !I am curious about the 23mm, it has the perfect angle of view for walking around like a classic full frame 35mm lens. However if I read the DOF charts well then at medium distances this 23mm f1.4 lens has a similar DOF as a classic 35mm lens at f2.8.
That's a tough one. My move would be to test with an object with more obvious contrast and various detailed shape and place first at a distance of success then start closing the gap. If you still have the X100 do the same. Those results may lead you to then try a portrait for the same test.
If none of this reveals anything that might be the cause and you have pretty well eliminated user error then at least you have clear samples to demonstrate when sending in the camera and lens for repair which is what I would do. If you could easily obtain another lens to compare that might narrow the source of the problem. Good luck.
Barry Fitzgerald: Woodford is a shining light in the culture of Japanese corporate corruption.His removal as the "honest CEO" Is a stain that Olympus will never be able to move forward from.
I would not spend my money with a corrupt company.
I doubt it. I'm sure they will continue and this will be just a bump unfortunately. Now if they could get some pressure from the buying public that would cause them to change, great but like I said.
I was considering the OM-D E-M5 but maybe I'll hold out for Fuji.
Yes Mono Lake is a great location to shoot. One thing I don't like about the 3 stop GND especially at these times is the obvious darkening in unwanted areas.I would have preferred the 2 stop myself. Better yet would be the Reverse Graduate filters more effective for scenes similar so more balance and detail can be achieved in the darker areas, though the left tufa would still be affected but less so with the 2 stop and more detail could be viewed in the upper sky. Blending exposure could be a great option for this type of composition.
You used the effect nicely. I enjoy this shot greatly.
DPreview, I will say it here as well. Please include "MLU yes, no" in your specifications. I suspect it has it since my Rebel Xti does.
Hello DPreview... Why no "MLU yes or no" listing? All the scrutiny of IQ I would think capturing images at prime times of dusk or using telephotos or macro to obtain sharpness MLU is more often a must and to know if it is a included in any dslr would be helpful.
I went to the Pentax site and no information to this other than it might be buried in their tech list Custom Function, available functions 23.
Great shot! A question regarding grad. Hard or soft and what size? I'm considering one for my 14-24. Lee, which doesn't offer reverse but uses 100x175 in regular grad while the Hitech is sized 100x125. If indeed you are using this size do you find you have enough movement with it or wish it were longer?
I'm puzzled by the green and blue colors in the background. What creates that? Looks like over saturation. It's a fun image.
I have seen this tractor countless times in photographs. Composing this with the monotone yellow followed by a thin colorful strip separating that fantastic multi-textured sky makes this one of the best images I have seen from there. Great eye, as usual Roman.
Bright Angel: Thank you both.
Well I'm not a professional and I can't imagine I'll get any commercial exposure through this photo.But, I'm available for employment, if anyone wants to hire me and buy my work.
I used a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 14-24 lens.ISO 200, 8 secs at f16.
Great shot. Was wondering why the clouds do not appear in the reflection. They seem to be within the dynamic range to be visible. Were they added?
grafli: Wow, the old Canon EOS 600D is as good with 18 MP!
If you want a tunnel vision forum then just skip ahead of comments that don't interest you rather than trying to control others interest. That comment you reacted to was indeed brief.
Some, as myself do like to hear of others viewpoints and limiting it just because of a brand name is not resourceful. Samples of brands other than Nikon's were included for comparison which seems reasonable to comment on in this particular discussion.
"Too much exuberance can lead to the expectation by the public that indeed all anyone ever needed was an iPhone, so why hire a wedding photographer..." in the final part of you article seems overly concerned to me. If that were the case then point and shoots would have already established your concerns. Pros shooting with an iphone only along side the guests at a wedding will still greatly outshine in their results and that doesn't take much to realize.
"It isn't just the tool" does apply here. Not to worry.
I did enjoy your article though.
Dan Ortego: Love the subject and comp, although a faster prime would have been ideal.
I too would like to know Dan why you think a faster prime would have improved the image.
I am a bit confused at deciphering your shutter duration of 16/5. Your text mentions a frame every 3.2 seconds. Is that the exposure time as well? Man! 2452 images!! Well worth the effort.
Very nice eye and technique. Impressive work on you flicker page as well. Since you mentioned being self taught, can you share any of the instructional reading you used to help you on your way in developing such fine stitching and HDR work?
The composition, tones and movement make this a dynamic image. Great eye.