knickerhawk

knickerhawk

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  • 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 ...
  • Indeed.  However, I read another article that made a more interesting and subtle point that Adobe has a reputation of outperforming its own estimates and the analyst estimates.  Ironically, ...
  • That shot is somewhat more "realistic" for a (heterosexual) female than it is for a (heterosexual) male but overall it's hardly realistic (even in the relatively low light setting). The point is ...
  • First of all, those were analyst estimates that were missed and they were missed by only fractional amounts - e.g., analysts estimated $1.02 billion in revenues for the quarter and Adobe realized ...
  • Post images of the 1.4G shot wide open or in other suboptimal conditions?  Why would I have those sitting around?  I don't make a point of taking and keeping bad images just in case I get into ...
  • Yep. I was actually referring to the 1.4G. I previously had a 1.8D. Never owned the 1.4D. Regardless, my experience with the 1.4G and the Panny 25mm definitely favors the Panny. Every once in ...
  • That was an OOF comparison. The first post (which you linked) showed the two lenses at different exposures. Here's one where they were at equivalent exposures: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/5 ...
  • Brings back memories.  My first SLR was a Konica with the 50mm f/1.7 Hexanon.  Nice lens for the time.  Also shot a fair amount with the old Pentax 50mm f/1.7 (and have tried adapting it to m4/3). ...
  • I'm glad you found it useful.  The bottom line is that most contemporary camera gear, when used within its "sweet spot" by a good photographer is capable of creating images with "presence".  If ...
  • As someone who owns both the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D (and continues to use it occasionally on my EM5 with the Metabones adapter) and the PL 25mm f/1.4, I can attest for the visible differences between ...
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