Betarover

Betarover

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Joined on May 11, 2005

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  • I have an open mind for each of these lenses. I try not to be an armchair "expert" and instead have paid to have portions of Gordon's Prague images that he took with his Oly lens printed 2'x3' to ...
  • This discussion seems to be getting too extreme. Both the Oly 45mm and the Pany 42.5mm lenses appear to be sharper than needed for even large landscape prints. The 16MP sensor is incapable of ...
  • Your high res test was at 17mm FL, the normal at 12mm.  No wonder the high res looks sharper.  Please repeat the test using the same focal length. Thanks
  • Replied in Responses
    It has been pointed out that the Oly lens test above was on a 12MP camera and the Pany was on a 16MP camera. That would seem to give an "unfair" advantage to the Pany chart above. If the Oly lens ...
  • Replied in Further comment
    In the HDR image I sent you note the water on the left is blown out.  My range of 5 stops was not enough to prevent it.  It might be wiser to use 2 stop separation (instead of one stop), 5 ...
  • Hand held 5 shot HDR using Oly E-PL5.  Taken in Alaska. Above is an example I took hand held, HDR.  Not a great shot, but note the extreme glare on the river. I have hand held MP3 shots many times ...
  • Replied in Bad copy?
    After reading all the recent posts about some lenses having fuzzy corners and being "bad copies" I came to this thread. Wow, your lens also has fuzzy corners and must be a bad copy. Ha, ha. Just ...
  • Replied in Conclusions!
    Lets assume for a moment that you are right, and that Gordon got several bad copies over several years of testing and that you got a really good copy. If that is correct, then I, as a shopper for ...
  • Replied in Insurance
    Check your homeowners insurance, if you have it.  My policy covers my personal property wherever I am.  A few years back I was in Amsterdam at the RR station.  My bag with camera and binoculars ...
  • Replied in A valid point
    Being tested on a 12 vs 16MP sensor is an interesting concern. If you read Gordon's review of the Oly OM-D E5-II you may have noted the images of Prague. He compared the high res to the regular ...
  • Replied in More Elements
    Note that the Pany has an additional lens element (8 groups, 10 elements) compared to the Oly (8 groups, 9 elements). We can be certain that the Pany optical engineers, while developing their ...
  • I suggest you stop blaming him having a poor copy of the Oly lens. He had several copies!! Were they all bad ones? Not likely. Gordon says: "At this point the members of some forums weigh-in and ...
  • Look at this comparison of the resolution charts from ephotozine.com.  Unfortunately they did not measure corner sharpness.  Overall, the Pany is a bit sharper up to F4.  F5.6 is a draw.  The Oly ...
  • Replied in Here is one
    The only situation where corner sharpness wide open would benefit me is when I photograph paintings in art museums.  The painting's surface is flat and thus in the same plane.  Of course I want to ...
  • Replied in I'm cheap
    Trust me, my screen protectors look terrific and no one would ever know.  The protector on my LG cell phone fits under the lip of the cell phone protector case so does not need tape.  No one would ...
  • Replied in I'm cheap
    For years I have been cutting my own screen protectors out of the clear plastic that holds many items we purchase.  One example is the plastic "box" that fresh spinach comes in (also cookies and ...
  • Actually, I am looking at this in context. I may be the only one on this board dumb enough to be a part owner of Olympus (I bought some of their stock). The stock ticker is OCPNY. Right now the ...
  • Thanks for the comment. You are correct, such days are indeed rare. Thankfully we have a new super quality web cam on the Space Needle. On clear days it shows Mt. Baker in the distance (to the ...
  • Replied in Modify it
    Perhaps you could post a photograph of where the interference is.  If I understand correctly, your modification would be much simpler than mine.  All you need do is use a file and file off a ...
  • Since you seem to have "clients" and are an experienced professional, could you please demonstrate your better processing techniques by modifying this original image and then posting it here full ...
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