Brian Steele

Brian Steele

Lives in Grenada St. George's, Grenada
Works as a IT Manager
Joined on Aug 1, 2001

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  • Well, not so fine.  I found that some of the pics I took post-surgery looked a bit... strange, so I did some further investigation, and... That's a view straight down the barrel.  There's fungus on ...
  • Sweet!
  • Here's the problem - I don't think we'll ever see from Olympus a m4/3 EM* camera that supports PDAF being offered at the same price point as the E5xx series or even the E6xx series. This is why I ...
  • The only one in that list that will do quick A/F with all 4/3 glass is the EM1. It's also unfortunately the most expensive option. It might be cheaper to go with one of the cheaper options and m4/3 ...
  • Replied in PD-AF
    The Grenada-specific site is http://www.grenadahash.com (FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/grenadahash/), and yes, it is a lot of fun.  Perhaps too much fun, even with the mud :-) I normally use ...
  • Replied in PD-AF
    This. My current main cameras are an E520 and E620 and I have a bunch of the 4/3 lenses.  Neither of those cameras cost anywhere near $1K when I purchased them, and they're the best fid for most of ...
  • Created discussions Cracking open a 12-60....
    Finally figured why the pictures taken with my 12-60 looked a bit "different" after I got it back from Olympus Repair (stuck aperture issue).  There's some sort of "residue" left on the internal ...
  • Just to follow up on this, I ended up taking a jewel driver to the damned thing and I managed to get the front element off, after prying up the little plastic ring around the front of the lens ...
  • Why not look at one of the Olympus E-PLx cameras instead then?  Same sensor, but smaller than the M10 and has the same tilting rear screen.  Should be cheaper as well.  The EPL5 and the 14-42mm ...
  • Well, I've tried it on a few hashes so far just to cover the after-hash events and I'm VERY satisfied.   I do have to keep an eye on the shutter speed to avoid blurred pictures at very low light - ...
  • I received my 17mm F1.8 last night. Boy, is this lens tiny.  Yes, I heard it was small, but didn't comprehend exactly how small it actually was.  Here it is, pictured next to a AA battery... Bear ...
  • Sensor-shift would be nice. IMO even nicer for me would be on-sensor PDAF that will allow my older 4/3 lenses to be actually useful on this body, at a price that puts it in the entry to midrange...

  • Wide-open, the 50mm with its F2.0 aperture will cut exposure time by over 75% compared to the kit 40-150 set to 50mm (which starts at F4.2 at this setting).  Interestingly enough, it should also ...
  • Hi fellow hasher!  I've been hashing regularly since 2006, so I'm properly addicted now to it.  FWIW I decided to go with the 17mm F1.8 prime. I may have a challenge or two capturing everyone ...
  • True, but beginners tend to get more experienced as they practice.  Lenses OTOH do not develop better DOF capabilities with use.
  • Good point.  The newer 40-150 is at F4.2 at its 50mm setting, so the corresponding DOF is going to be something like 0.4ft for a subject 5ft away.  Not as shallow as the 50mm F2.0 prime (0.18 ...
  • That should be: "The 50mm can give you a shallower DOF than the 12-60, which can be beneficial for portrait work".
  • What lenses do you have at the moment?
  • I have both lenses.  The 50mm can give you a shallower DOF which the 12-60 which can be beneficial for portrait work.
  • I actually went a bit further than that - I looked at the EXIF data for the previous photos I've taken with the E-PL5 with the 14-42mm lens under similar conditions to see (it's actually easy to ...
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