Betarover

Betarover

Lives in United States United States
Joined on May 11, 2005

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  • I have lived here for over 50 years and do not fear the rain.  I take a small towel in my camera bag.  I have had many cameras over the years but have never had one ruined by rain.  Many ...
  • This is the final example of my tests of Olympus focus bracketing. The image was taken with a Panasonic 14-45mm lens at 14mm and F5.6.  I set the camera's focus bracketing settings at 999 images ...
  • Replied in Example 2
    I am still testing focus bracketing and will report more results later.  My objective is to take landscapes having a very near foreground and extending to infinity. As you know, long lenses have ...
  • Replied in My first test
    Below is my first test of taking bracketed focus shots with my Oly OM-D E5 2.  I used a Panasonic Lumix Vario 14-45 lens.  I set the number of exposures at 999 and the separation at one for best ...
  • Replied in Good comments
    Thanks for the good comments.  Yes, I will post my results here when I get outside to do some testing.  It might be a few days or so.
  • Replied in Thanks to all
    Thanks to you all for your helpful comments.  Yes, my camera is the OMD E5 2. I have made myself a spreadsheet that calculates how many shots should be taken by the camera to cover the range to ...
  • Created discussion thread Olympus OMD focus bracketing questions
    I have updated my firmware and am about to test the focus bracketing feature but would appreciate knowing the following before I begin. I am wanting to shoot landscapes that are in focus from a ...
  • Thanks for the info. I checked and Burpee seed company has a variety called Mammoth Russian sunflowers and it looks like what you photographed, except for the height. Unfortunately this variety ...
  • Wow, these sunflowers are just what I want to grow.  I currently have two varieties bought in seed packets from two different seed companies.  Mine are puny and not nearly as nice as yours.  Mine ...
  • Some of you may not know how quick and easy it is to fix blurry moving water and trees when using the new high resolution mode of the new Oly E-M5 Mark 2, so this is for your benefit.  You others ...
  • I use these old lenses for stacking images of still lifes using a stacking program such as Zerene Stacker. Why do I use manual lenses? Because when you rotate the focus ring you know what distance ...
  • Replied in My solution
  • Replied in My solution
    Interesting comment.  The purpose of my various covers is to avoid the sun doing damage to the EVF while hiking between shots.  When hiking, the camera's power will be off and the EVF cover will ...
  • Replied in My solution
    When my new EM5 II arrives I intend to solve the problem.  I have thought of several solution that I will try, and you can try if you are handy with basic tools. 1:  The most simple solution is a ...
  • I tested the lens on landscapes because I take mostly landscapes and that is my intended use.  As for why so many test a lens on a landscape, I can see several reasons doing so would better reveal ...
  • I should have added a variation that would be simpler for the Olympus engineers to design and also simpler for the user.  Do not have the split screen that I suggested.  In the stacking mode have ...
  • I take stacked images for both still lifes and landscapes.  From the viewpoint of Olympus I can see problems in designing this feature to the satisfaction of us "stackers" compared to satisfying ...
  • What is an OOC JPEG?  These are JPEGS straight from my E-PL5 at its LSF setting.  There has been no post sharpening.  The camera's noise filter setting is on STANDARD. I also took RAW and my ...
  • Replied in Here is why
    I bought the Pany lens because of multiple advantages: Rave review by cameralabs.com compared to the Oly 45mm, An apparent corner and edge lack of sharpness for the Oly 45mm per camerlabs (some on ...
  • Created discussion thread My final test of the Pany 42.5mm F/1.7
    WARNING:  THESE FULL SIZE IMAGES MAY LOAD SLOWLY For landscapes I wanted to know if my new Panasonic 42.5mm F1.7 lens is noticeably sharper than my 3 year old Panasonic 14-45mm 3.5-5.6 ASPH lens at ...
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