JosephScha

JosephScha

Lives in United States Suffern, NY, United States
Works as a Software engineer
Joined on Apr 26, 2004
About me:

Former Pentax K1000 user, then Canon A70, then Panasonic FZ7 (an amazingly flexible camera), now Panasonic G10.

JosephScha's recent activity

  • A friend of mine had been a pro photographer many years ago, took on a different career, and recently began shooting for an Ultimate Frisbee league.  So, at least nominally, he's a pro again ...
  • Several companies make macro extension tubes for micro 4/3. Get ones that are "automatic", that is, they pass through the m4/3 electrical contacts. I have Meike "automatic extension tube set" for ...
  • Commented on Long Daytime Exposure challenge

    I assumed that it meant "persons", and that it was done in response to another challenge host who posts as one of his conditions that only people who have one a previous challenge are allowed to...

  • Commented on Long Daytime Exposure challenge

    I assumed that it meant "persons", and that it was done in response to another challenge host who posts as one of his conditions that only people who have one a previous challenge are allowed to...

  • Commented on Long Daytime Exposure challenge

    I assumed that it meant "persons", and that it was done in response to another challenge host who posts as one of his conditions that only people who have won a previous challenge are allowed to...

  • Commented on Long Daytime Exposure challenge

    Thomas15: Thank you so much for your "No previous Challenge Winners" rule. It is welcoming; it supports the purpose of dpreview - to help people learn. I recognize it is the inverse of the rule...

  • I realize I'm probably reading too much into your subject heading, but I need to say: micro 4/3 is not a religion.  you don't need to convert to it, or renounce your previous system when you ...
  • It is the lens I leave on the camera, since I got it. It is f/3.5 at 14mm but it rises quickly past f/4 as you zoom in, I could check my photos but just by my memory it seems to me that by 30 or ...
  • I can't enter! It's Passover, so I don't have any spaghetti this week! Oh ... but I couldn't enter anyway, since I've never won a challenge.

  • Replied in A few reasons
    re: "You can shoot in lower light without cranking the ISO up, and getting the noise and sharpness loss that seems to come with large leaps of ISO." Bingo! I bought the 25mm f/1.4 some time ago. ...
  • This sure caught my eye! Nice picture.
    Joe S, WB2FUL

  • Camera is not shown above. It's a micro four thirds camera, with a crop factor of 2. That's why 25mm is equivalent to 50mm on full frame, that is, "normal".

  • Submitted a challenge entry 50mm equivalent group shot
    Taken just before we went in to dinner, near the end of a cloudy day on which we started a cruise up New England into Canada.  The two on the right are the daughters of the two on the left and cousins to the one in the middle.  With f/1.4 I could shoot at 1/200 sec at ISO 100. And, the background is nicely blurred.  I'm sure I had the normal f/1.4 lens to take pictures in the dimly lit dining hall, but it was just right for this group shot too! Light was daylight, reflected off the white side of the ship. A handy large white reflector!
    Placed 52nd in the challenge. Taken just before we went in to dinner, near the end of a cloudy day on which we started a cruise up New England into Canada. The two on the right are the daughters of the two on the left and cousins to the one in the middle. With f/1.4 I could shoot at 1/200 sec at ISO 100. And, the background is nicely blurred. I'm sure I had the normal f/1.4 lens to take pictures in the dimly lit dining hall, but it was just right for this group shot too! Light was daylight, reflected off the white side of the ship. A handy large white reflector!
  • It's not my challenge, but I think 55mm should also count as "normal". It's up to the challenge organizer, I hope he will reply to you.

  • I was intrigued when the S1 appeared as a micro four thirds camera with a Kodak name plate.  Too bad Kodak didn't do that several years ago, before they went through bankruptcy. So, just for my ...
  • Excellent answer.   I just had to say, in a day so unusual, when people are trying to appear different than any other day of the year, the fact that the picture is tilted seems to fit the subject, ...
  • I looked at your picture and it appeared to make no difference. Now it certainly is true that polarizing filters make the most difference in highly directional light, for example bright sunlight. ...
  • Who says you should pick Oly?   If you want to save money on a camera that is small DSLR shaped go look at the G6 body on Amazon.   That will leave $2200 of your $2500 budget to spend on whatever ...
  • Yesterday I looked on Amazon and it was I think $290, just a couple of $ higher.  It's amazing. But ....  I didn't pull the trigger.  I must be stupid.  Three main reasons: 1) I'm still happy with ...
  • Replied in For protection
    I think that's true, in my case.
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