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.

Marianne Oelund's recent activity

  • It was sent in for focal plane misalignment and excessive aberrations at the left side of the image (these were optical issues and not related to AF).  Nikon replaced the focus helicoid and ...
  • Can't tell you how happy I am, to see you get out into the field with your magnificent lens. I quite like your photography, capturing such intimate and touching moments in nature.  This is what you ...
  • I sense a poll coming . . .
  • Yes, the factory has the best tools for assembling these lenses.  I wouldn't let a technician at a remote service center open up my US$ 18,000 lens unless it was truly in need of repair for an ...
  • That's an interesting thought.  Masking can be important to conceal imperfections in the decoded signal, but compromised hearing could interfere with the effectiveness of masking. Given your field ...
  • Highly unlikely, IMHO.  I certainly wouldn't expect one.  The lens is 100% functional as-is.
  • This f/1.8G example is no better than the first frame above from the f/1.4G - in fact, it looks even less sharp and might have some vertical motion blur.  Did you post the wrong example?
  • No conclusion can be drawn from your examples, as you haven't controlled camera position, exposure, lighting, etc. I own both lenses, and have found in careful testing (with D800E) that the f/1.8G ...
  • Certainly. Pick any one of the 800+ cases where you claim Nikon's guidance was not followed, and you will have at least a 2/3 probability that it was. There are examples on this very thread. Regard ...
  • Replied in Parts hold
    It was sent in for non-planarity, and excessive corner aberrations on just one side (what some would call a decentering problem). Nikon still have it on parts hold, and I have no idea how long it ...
  • Probably most of them, if not all.  It just depends on how carefully one looks.  I've never made a point of checking for dust in new lenses, because it doesn't matter.  I do, of course, carefully ...
  • That is because the viewscreens in current AF cameras aren't designed for accurate manual focusing.  Your 25% keeper rate is actually rather good. I have a good number of MF lenses, and enjoy using ...
  • Good job making that tiny speck look much more significant, in the first photo. I am sure that worse than this has been accepted on lenses costing £140,000 or more, such as lenses used on high-end ...
  • Replied in Your own claim
    It is not Nikon cautioning that they may not be valid. Nikon issue specific cautions, then you apply them to cases where they do not pertain. What percentage of contrast is usable? How much of a ...
  • Use the subject that you're photographing. Can you take a photo, and then figure out whether it's front- or back-focused?  That's all you need. The tricky part is simply understanding that anything ...
  • Replied in Your own claim
    Your dpReview profile states: "Was an Olympus beta tester for 2 decades."  Perhaps you need to update that? I will say quite explicitly, that AF isn't that simple, and that the owner's manual ...
  • Coma examples for left image edge (D800E 100% crops) at f/2 (top), f/2.8 (middle) and f/4 (bottom). Left pane is the Nikon 50/1.8G, right pane is the Sigma 50/1.4 Art. From these examples, you can ...
  • The last time I saw a lens produce images like this, was when my father had taken apart the lens of his Kodak Retina for cleaning, and had reassembled it with one of the elements reversed. Has any ...
  • Replied in Keep the Sigma
    I have both - and I haven't sold the 50/1.8G, in spite of the fact that I don't mind carrying the Sigma around most of the time. The little 50 is a nice lens to have around.  It's compact and ...
  • Perhaps Olympus?  He was an Olympus beta tester for some 20 years. Yes, it must be - except for Leonard, of course.  He's the only one who knows how to use it "to a good standard" while eschewing ...
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