mike_smith_uk

mike_smith_uk

Lives in United Kingdom Reading, United Kingdom
Works as a Accountant
Joined on Jul 31, 2007

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  • Olympus E-620, 50mm macro, tripod, cheap light booth/cube, natural light, black felt backdrop, iso 200 1s at F8
  • One from a couple of years ago but reprocessed with Adobe Elements and Snapseed. I am currently going through a retro look to my landscapes, what do you think? Olympus E-620, 50- 200 mkii with 1.4 ...
  • Replied in Ferrari
    Whilst on holiday in Piedmont, Italy  14 French Ferraris turned up ar our hotel for lunch.  They were on their way to the Maranello Factory for a tour. Oly E3 and 14-54 mk!
  • As I said there are many forms of macro, you didn't make it clear that 1:1 was an important factor. FWIW I don't buy any of my lenses new, I acquired the 150 F2 at a price less than a new 50-200SWD ...
  • Depends upon what you classify as macro photography and what you are trying to achieve. The following were taken last year with; Damsel fly with the 300mm F2.8, at a garden pond set up, the rest ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Coming home
    Hooper Swans at Dusk.  My first entry into a challenge
    Placed 57th in the challenge. Hooper Swans at Dusk. My first entry into a challenge
  • Replied in Eh??
    I used to shoot Canon pro equipment before switching to the Olympus 4/3rds system for its size advantage. The 100-400 Canon lens does not have the optical quality of the 50-200. To be honest I am ...
  • All taken with E-3, 300 F2.8 plus 1.4 tc, using car a blind and shooting through the window Woodpigeon; Moorhen; House Sparrow;
  • Replied in Bewicks swans
    Thanks all, much appreciated I gave up with CAF long time ago as too erratic and now use a repeated SAF refocus technique for tracking BIF with the E3.  As these swans are relative slow moving and ...
  • Replied in Bewicks swans
    Oly E3, 300 F2.8 handheld, iso 400, 1/1000s at F5 and and a whole lot of patience ;-)) Orf file conversion with tweak to colour temperature to chance the sunset colours, cropped from native 4/3rds ...
  • Replied in OK but.....
    subjects moving parallel to the camera test the photographers ability to pan smoothly and hold the subject on the active AF sensor point(s), there is usually little change in subject distance so ...
  • Not too sure what you are trying to achieve? Surely using anything other than Manual mode ,e.g. Aperture or Shutter priority modes will correctly expose as the lighting conditions change? But if ...
  • Flash NO Cable YES The only commonality is the pin position, the Canon flashes connect the funcions up differently to the pins. so a Canon TTL flash unit would not work.....  and you have to be ...
  • The CY mount Zeiss (West German) lenses are well renowned for their resolving power and contrast, so much so they are still THE LENSES to use on the full frame Canon 1Ds series cameras. There used ...
  • I think the analogy is stepping back to how Film and early DSLR camera AF sensitvity worked - the magic number used to be an "effective" F5.6, darker than this and a lens would hunt. Mount a 2x ...
  • Replied in No Stacey
    Don' get me wrong, as a first stab at the technology required for PDAF on a mirorrless system, it seems to work quite well. Its just that existing users had hoped for a camera with good predictive ...
  • Hurrah, at last some real world examples of the Oly SHG telephoto glass..... and the 90-250 shots look very encouraging indeed Only potential criticism is that they are nearly all running shots ...
  • This has been an issue since the days of using legacy Zeiss/Leica on Canon 1Ds bodies.  It is well known that there is sample variation in cheap adapters.  The issue is whether there is enough ...
  • I for one wasn't expecting the rather novel solution to make PDAF work on mirrorless camera systems. ie mounting the AF receptors in the sensor matrix.  This must be ripe for development rather ...
  • Colin - like you I have serious money invested in Zuiko 4/3rds glass - 300 F2.8, 150 F2, 50-200 SWD and mk1, 14-54 mk1, 50mm macro, 11-22 and 8mm fisheye, 1.4 tc, 2xtc and EX14 - phew! -and thats ...
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