Colin K. Work

Colin K. Work

Lives in United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom
Works as a Photography
Joined on Apr 4, 2002

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  • Overkill? For some perhaps - but for me and others, this is a pretty key lens ... indeed, had this lens not been announced I certainly would not have moved from Canon to Oly ... at that time I ...
  • I was never really happy with the look of the diffractive Canon lenses - in my experience, there's always a trade off for smaller size and weight. Of course if size/weight is a big issue, there's ...
  • So far everything in the PRO range has been later than anticipated. Either Oly are overly optimistic or demand is putting unanticipated strain on production. Only today I went to pick up a 1.4 ...
  • The good news is that for the most part, modern cameras either work or they don't - things don't tend to wear out so much as fail completely, so a check that all the buttons and switches actually ...
  • In fact a few spots will have nil effect on your images - I wouldn't worry about it. You can prove this to yourself by adding some "spots" to a clean lens (maybe tiny bits of Post-its) - I think ...
  • 4x crop factor! 10,000mm FF equivalent!
  • OK everyone here has given good safe advice - which I fully agree with. But I do think its possible to get over concerned about this. Lenses and coatings are pretty tough. I shoot a lot at sea - ...
  • Tricky - leaving the merits of either camera aside, I've never enjoyed working with 2 systems - unless you carry everything, so often you have the wrong one ... and it gets expensive as you will ...
  • I would think that since the mounts are the same, then a seal on one system would work on the other. However, that's not really the issue - the question is will this be covered under warranty - ...
  • If you mean turn it off, then no problem. But if you leave it on you will need to set a value for best results - the IBIS system can over or under correct if the wrong lens value is used. IMHO, ...
  • Don't forget manufacturers modified their lenses to better suit digital - eg to deal with reflections off the sensor. Old OM lenses would not have been designed for digital, so little point in ...
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0064Z9678?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00 But I should stress I have not used it for copying (yet) - it just occurred to me it might be ...
  • Just another thought to throw into the mix - I recently bought a smallish LED video light for £25 it uses an array of bulbs, is balanced to 5500K, dimmable and comes with a diffuser. Strikes me it ...
  • Since I haven't used the cheaper models, I can't really say though I see the 550 can only scan 4 slides at a time/2 film strips, which would be a big productivity issue for me. Given the time I ...
  • I used to run my Coolscan with Vuescan, no problems. Yes, it is slow esp. with ICE but then how much time is that saving you in cleaning up the image afterwards? I've used a few scanners but ...
  • I think the first thing is to decide how hands on you want to be with this - copying or scanning slides is time consuming, both in the initial capture and then post-processing. Having tried various ...
  • I think the reason is that the FOV is close to that of the human eye under "normal" viewing. i.e the perspective in a print viewed at a comfortable distance will seem natural. The convention is to ...
  • Well they MIGHT do it for many reasons posted in this forum "Oly must catch up" etc. etc. And we know that whatever the facts are, megapixels are still perhaps the single biggest selling factor to ...
  • What you say may be true, yet every time someone asks here "why do you need more resolution?" the most common reply is "greater scope for cropping" which means you don't reap the benefit of more ...
  • Yes the 5D produced beautiful images - I moved on to the 5D3 because for my work the much improved AF system was important. But I don't think the IQ was any better (I'd say slightly worse) at base ...
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