Peter Del

Peter Del

Lives in United Kingdom Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 19, 2006

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ysal: Do you mean Lilies in general or Water Lilies?

It is now obvious to me as all the photographs are associated with water, which is why you correctly withdrew mine, as the lily was sitting in a vase! I apologize for my error, I did not scroll down to read the comments!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
On Quick Review: Photographers.pro article (59 comments in total)

Clikpic also have this easy to use service with what appears to be a greater range of templates. The cost is £40 per year and customers' sites look very professional.

https://www.clikpic.com/

I have no connection with the site.
Peter Del

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 12:58 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Years ago, in my film days, I would smear a tiny amount of Vaseline on the filter in a circular motion, leaving a small central clear aperture. Or place a stocking in front of the lens; if shooting in colour, fine muslin. They could also be placed under the enlarging lens, for a similar effect.
Peter Del

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:22 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Peter Del: I posted this request yesterday, but I must have forgotten to click on the 'Submit' button.
Could a reviewer please take a few high res photos of trees, with the camera on a tripod, as I, and many others, would really like to see how the leaves looks on, say, an A3 print!.
Thanks

"Robin Wong posted several "product shot" like images of the food. In one of the shots, the salad leave had moved during HR shot too."
I could not see any movement in his salad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Peter Del: I posted this request yesterday, but I must have forgotten to click on the 'Submit' button.
Could a reviewer please take a few high res photos of trees, with the camera on a tripod, as I, and many others, would really like to see how the leaves looks on, say, an A3 print!.
Thanks

"There was an air movement in the studio, what caused some of the feathers to move during the HR shot."
Thank you for correcting me; the reviewer did not mention a breeze.
This might explain why the Nikon D810 shot looks slightly better.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Peter Del: I posted this request yesterday, but I must have forgotten to click on the 'Submit' button.
Could a reviewer please take a few high res photos of trees, with the camera on a tripod, as I, and many others, would really like to see how the leaves looks on, say, an A3 print!.
Thanks

Thanks, but no, that is not what I meant. The feathers are in a studio and not subject to even the slightest breeze, whereas leaves on a tree would be.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

I posted this request yesterday, but I must have forgotten to click on the 'Submit' button.
Could a reviewer please take a few high res photos of trees, with the camera on a tripod, as I, and many others, would really like to see how the leaves looks on, say, an A3 print!.
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies

I'm disappointed, the reviewer went all the way to Bermuda, with a tripod, for three days, to test the E-M5 mk.2, and did not give a thorough workout to its most talked about feature, namely - high res!

In my view, the camera should have been mounted on the tripod, pointed at some trees, to see how bad it is!!

Perhaps you'll do this when you return to Seattle!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 16:42 UTC as 4th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

CS6 costs £650, if one keeps it for ten years it costs £650. If one rents it at £9/month for ten years that's £1080. I would sooner have the £430 in my pocket rather than theirs!
However, I'm still using Elements 3!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:45 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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al_in_philly: I've been using (and loving) the E-M5 since it came out. I almost bought the E-M1 but I couldn't justify paying more than $1000 for the evolutionary advances which that model provided over the original E-M5. I am feeling like that once again: I'm impressed with what I'm reading about the E-M5II, but are those changes worth another $1100 (and even more with the handgrip!)? I'm left waiting once again, hoping that the next E-M1 will have enough real-world advantages over the original E-M5 to warrant the $1300-1500 which that camera will run. That said, I'm keeping my fingers crossed--do you hear me Olympus?

Al,
I'm in exactly the same position as yourself with the E-M5 and the Mk.2. The only changes I can see that would be beneficial to me is the articulated screen and the re-siting of the remote cable socket. At £900 that's a lot of pounds for the modest changes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 23:38 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

I take pictures of trees with my E-M5 mounted on a tripod. So all this talk of high
res this and that does not interest me. However, I would very much appreciate it if Mr. Butler would take the Mk2, (not when there is a gale blowing), somewhere around Seattle where there are trees which are not distant (running water as well) and comment as to the results in an uncropped A3 print. I would really like to know how bad the results are! (Using a tripod, of course).
Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 16:11 UTC as 125th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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miemo: Are the MySet presets assignable to PASM-dial modes like they are on E-M1? (One of the biggest gripes I have with E-M5 is the overly difficult and confusing way of changing between MySets...)

I've never really understood photographs problem with changing MySets - it takes me a matter of seconds.
However, I do think that Olympus missed a great opportunity; a lockable five position lever on the front of the camera for the four MySets and a factory reset would be a tremendous selling point!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Sirandar: Comparing the standard res Mark II images to the original OMD E5, they just don't look as sharp or crisp with the II. Am I missing something? Look at the green feathers...

Also, the addition of a articulating display is very welcome, but can you turn the display to face inwards when not using it? Since even with a screen protector the display tends to rub against stuff and take damage, turning it in would make shooting a much more carefree experience.

My old Pana FZ30 had this feature and I took advantage of it a lot as I tend to use the viewfinder.

The screen can be turned inwards.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:21 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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johnsmith404: Why did you think a 200$ lens would resolve 64mp? And on top of that at f5.6 where diffraction is already visible at 16mp on m43?

I bet you'd get better results using something like the Nocticron at f2 or f2.8.

As it is, the RAW comparison with the D810 shows that the high-res mode has just recorded high-res blur with very little added detail. If you resize the RAWs to print mode, even the a6000 shows more detail.

Samuel Spencer
"and are saving any further hi-res testing for the review,"
I am looking forward to seeing your images, but could you also test the differences (if any) with a consumer lens, such as the 14-150!!!!! Please.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 08:40 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Peter Del: I was really interested in the articulated screen, but unfortunately it is not shown in this preview and the specifications suggest that it is no longer a touch screen - is this latter point true?
I am surprised that logs in the high rez image of the driftwood (with the lady) shows hardly any improvement of detail over the regular image - unless I'm missing something.

It seems that the images are not the same size, so I will have to wait 'till someone posts comparable images.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:30 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

I was really interested in the articulated screen, but unfortunately it is not shown in this preview and the specifications suggest that it is no longer a touch screen - is this latter point true?
I am surprised that logs in the high rez image of the driftwood (with the lady) shows hardly any improvement of detail over the regular image - unless I'm missing something.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 06:52 UTC as 326th comment | 3 replies
On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (58 comments in total)

A great selection of photographs. Thanks for choosing my picture of a lily, which was a Christmas present. It was taken with an E-M5 and 14-150 using two Elinchrom RX One's.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 39th comment
On Mystical - Enchanted Valley in the Mystical challenge (32 comments in total)

Fabulous image.
Peter Del

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 19th comment
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)

Many good pictures, but I am surprised that dpr have not made a comment on multiple entries.
If there are 1200 entries and you post 1 picture, you stand a 1 in 1200 chance of it being selected, but if you post 25 pictures your chances have unfairly increased to 1 in 48!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 17:48 UTC as 9th comment | 8 replies
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)
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Peter Del: I don't get it, the item clearly states 'my-best-shot' not 'shots', so why are contributors posting more than one image? dpr should simply not consider those from Members who have posted more than once!

ecube, I did something similar; I tagged the last picture I took.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
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