Marianne Oelund

Marianne Oelund

Lives in United States Seattle region, WA, United States
Works as a Electronics Engineer
Has a website at actionphotosbymarianne.com
Joined on Jan 22, 2004
About me:

To have great value, life and knowledge must last, therefore we should first seek eternal truth and life, available to us through the abounding love and grace of our Savior.
I find inspiration from the following authors and works, which have my highest recommendation. Please do not miss reading at least a few of these!
The Word: Holy Bible. H. A. Baker, Rolland and Heidi Baker: various. Pastor Surprise Sithole: Voice in the Night. Mel Tari: Like a Mighty Wind. Dr. James Maloney: various. Guillermo Maldonado: various. Anna Rountree: Heaven Awaits the Bride. Dale and Paula Black: various. Rev. Elwood Scott: 40 days in Heaven, the story of Seneca Sodi. Praying Medic: Divine Healing made Simple. Blake Healy: The Veil.

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  • The only Sigma primes I have, are the 35mm Art and 50mm Art, and they both work as expected on all of my camera bodies.  Sorry I don't have experience with the 85mm. I did find another case of ...
  • Not a consideration at only f/2.8. It's 46.5mm versus 44mm.
  • Estimating from typical bloom size, if this was taken by a 35mm-format camera, the magnification would be in the ballpark of 1:8. Some examples of potential lenses and working distances would be: 3 ...
  • Makes it easier to achieve high IQ at close distance.  Of course, it also reduces the magnification at close distance, so many wouldn't consider it to be a worthwhile tradeoff.
  • Replied in Holding torque
    Discussing torque brings a mental image of someone holding the camera/lens with both hands on the camera body.  Reminds me of a couple of amazing stories. I was shopping for tripods at a camera ...
  • Replied in 300mm f/2
    Knowing how much of a joy it is to have the 200 f/2, I can't help but wonder what the rare 300 would be like (yes, I know it's manual focus). Being more realistic, the lens I'd really like to see ...
  • That is excellent, actually.  The hallmark of a great moon shot is a clean and well-defined perimeter, and this is a top-notch example. Given good equipment and technique, what usually limits moon ...
  • The OP was asking about the 105 f/2.8G VR, which has a bit more sharpness and contrast wide open, than the older f/2.8D version.
  • I have seen the 105/2.8 VR used for portraits where the object is high-contrast, very sharp and punchy style.  It works well for that, and the background bokeh can be attractive. For most portrait ...
  • Damping doesn't hold anything in place.  To do so, requires (coulomb) friction which creates static drag (not dependent on velocity). Damping produces dynamic drag, which means the drag is ...
  • Purple fringing is one of the weak points of this lens. The 85/1.4G exhibits about half as much, and requires less stopping down to eliminate it. Difference in sharpness between f/4 and f/2.8 with ...
  • Replied in Also Sigma 180
    In addition to the Nikon Micro 200 f/4 already mentioned, have a look at the Sigma 180/2.8 macro.
  • Although it focuses closely, the 24-70/2.8 does not make a good macro lens at all.  You will probably be shocked at how much better the Micro 105 is. Regarding 50mm primes, the Sigma Art is ...
  • Replied in 24-120mm f4 VR
    Nikon 24-85, Sigma 24-105/4. I purchased the 24-120/4 VR lens for my business, to cover the occasions when there is a group of skaters performing together.  At the time it was $1300, which I have ...
  • That is certainly an important point in many applications, and unfortunately something that Nikon have been lax about with recent f/1.8G releases, especially the 28mm and to a lesser extent the ...
  • I don't have multiple copies of any one TC, but I do have both the TC-14E II and III, so did some checking with a few of my lenses on five different camera bodies (two D3s, two D4, one D800E). With ...
  • First, you are working right at the lens minimum-focus distance, which could cause a problem.  Try again with the camera a little further away from the target. Looking carefully at the f/1.4 and ...
  • Mine is from a local store that is definitely an authorized Nikon USA dealer.  Serial number is 206xxx with no "US" prefix. As long as you received a Nikon USA warranty slip for the 5-year extended ...
  • Over corrected SA (spherical aberration).  It is showing up more frequently in new lens designs these days, as the designers seek to satisfy the consumers lust for sharpness at wide apertures. See ...
  • Replied in Cloud dodging
    Up to ISO 1600 for f/4.
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