knickerhawk

knickerhawk

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  • Replied in 12-40 vs 12 f2
    I never owned the 12mm prime, but after buying the 12-40mm, seeing the performance at 12mm and looking at the DXO sharpness profiles for the two lenses, I couldn't see any reason to also buy the ...
  • Replied in Mat color
    I agree that it ultimately comes down to personal preference.  There may be "rules" and standard practices but it ultimately is up to the individual photographer to present the work in a way that ...
  • Replied in Mat color
    I disagree with Guy on white vs black matting.  So does virtually every museum and gallery.  White is classic and expected.  A thin black (or other dark-colored) frame around a white mat around ...
  • Yep.  The bug is dead, so he had plenty of time to set up lighting, add the droplet and position the camera and duck perfectly.  Cool shot though.
  • That seems like a reasonable strategy.  Don't forget to give yourself time beforehand to test the lighting and settings you'll need to use.  Good luck!
  • You've already said it all, but to reinforce and extend the points a bit: (1) As the wedding photog you need to guard against making yourself the center of attention and that's very hard to prevent if ...
  • The best way to put the question to rest is to check the raw files in RawDigger.  You can download a trial version if you don't already own it.  It will show you what's going on at the raw level ...
  • Are you seeing the difference in the jpegs only or are you also saying there's a difference in the RAWs?  The former wouldn't surprise me but the latter would.
  • Replied in lol.
    This is where the Adobe critics trip over their own feet. They start out arguing that Adobe has to go to the rental model to ensure a steady income stream because they can't innovate their ...
  • From your lips to Olympus' ears.  Next year at Photokina: a new Oly top-end camera with 24mp, better QE (BSI?  Hey, if Samsung can do it...), lowered base ISO and RAW histogram/blinkie display. ...
  • I'm familiar with the trick but haven't tried it.  I rarely desire to do the water softening thing and haven't been motivated to track down a linear polarizer for other ND needs either.  Plus, it ...
  • Anders, I didn't work my way through the whole thread but one question I have for you is why you were worried about diffraction.  With respect to the water, it's more of a plus than a minus!  I ...
  • Nothing, as long as you plan to use the same computer, same operating system, same camera, don't care about feature improvements and don't need support. See above. The "traditional" personal ...
  • Stop scolding, Sergey.  You posted a link to a shallow DOF image and asked a question.  I answered it.  You posted a link to another shallow DOF image and asked another question about it, and I ...
  • Reading this thread has been a hoot. I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with the OP's "beautiful mind" ability to unearth a plot by by Nikon and DXO to put Canon out of business OR with the "new ...
  • Replied in Thanks Jay
    OK.  I see what you're saying now. I don't disagree. I'm skeptical about the meaningfulness of the 16-bit output of MF (vs. 12 or 14-bit for smaller formats) based on how difficult (or downright ...
  • It's classic aliasing/moire.  None of the MFT cameras/backs have AA filters.
  • That was my impression as well.  There's some artifiical lighting being used.  There's also a fair amount of aliasing going on in the guy's shirt!
  • Replied in Thanks Jay
    Except that stitching effectively increases both variables! Image stacking and merging with a tool like PhotoAcute is more like increasing pixel count without increasing sensor size. Even so, I'm ...
  • I personally find this image to be more acceptable (if still somewhat "unrealistic") than the other one due to the different FOV and associated focal length and the much greater distance between ...
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