David Kieltyka

David Kieltyka

Lives in United States Redford, MI, United States
Works as a Retired programmer/troubleshooter
Joined on Apr 14, 2002

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  • I love the 50/2 Rigid so much I own two of 'em, one for film & one for digital. IMO their one drawback is the minimum focus distance: 1 meter vs. 70cm for more modern versions. -Dave-
  • The 12–40mm easily bests the 24–70mm image-quality-wise at the 12/24 and 35/70mm focal lengths. The Oly is a much more consistent lens across the frame at all focal lengths whereas the Sony/Zeiss ...
  • Yep, looks like a lily to me. I like the split toning! Mine is a day lily...they last from just before sunrise to just after sunset. Here's another one, from last evening, with the E-M1 via a ...
  • I'd suggest starting with a relatively inexpensive (but good) lens like the Voigtländer 35mm f/2.5. It's available in Leica M mount. If you like what you see from your camera & that lens you can ...
  • Here's the Belle Isle Conservatory c. 1958, taken by my dad with M2, 50/2 Summicron and Kodachrome Type A (ASA 16). The transparency could use a proper cleaning.  ;-) -Dave-
  • With the Voigtländers I highly recommend using shutter priority...this keeps Auto ISO enabled while letting you set slower shutter speeds in accordance with focal length and IBIS capability. -Dave-
  • Lotsa folks have a hard time seeing things through other peoples' eyes. Whadaya mean you don't do things my way?! My way is always best ! I've recently found that I really like how my E-M1 renders ...
  • You'll see about one stop greater DOF from m43 compared to APS-C, assuming the same field-of-view and lens aperture setting with both systems. -Dave-
  • Replied in My suggestion...
    ...is to follow Bob's recommendation and shoot RAW + JPEG, then process whichever of the two you want while saving the other for possible future use. These days I only use RAWs for printing or for ...
  • I don't find this to be an issue at all. One thing to keep in mind is that the Oly 45/1.8 focuses much closer, down to 50cm, than a (non-macro) 35mm-format 85 or 90mm can. DOF decreases along with ...
  • The Four-Thirds Oly 50–200mm works well with the E-M1, via adapter, regardless of firmware version. You might find, though, it focuses a bit quicker with the latest firmware. If you opt for this ...
  • Replied in My comparison
    I posted some stuff re. the Voigt 42.5 & Oly 45mm lenses after getting the former last August or so. This is a link to a subsection of a longer thread: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52066380 ...
  • Here's the proper (full res crop from the) final version of my moon pic from a couple nights ago. D'oh! E-M1, 50–200mm at f/4, ISO 200. -Dave-
  • Just after sunset. Same camera/lens combo (Mk II version of the lens) as you. ISO 200, f/4. E-M1, 50–200mm lens at f/4, ISO 200. -Dave-
  • My m43 cameras are all capped at ISO 6400 with auto ISO enabled. If I use a manual ISO it's typically 'cuz I want a lower value than the camera's choice. With a fast lens and IBIS I have no need ...
  • If you don't already own any, there are three (that I can think of right now) kinds of non-native lenses I'd consider getting. 1) An 85mm f/1.2–1.4 for SpeedBooster use. Great for portraits and ...
  • Personally I don't want less noise. One of the things I like about m43 is that at lower ISOs it has similar texture (noise/grain) characteristics to my favorite 35mm transparency films. I know ...
  • Better compatibility with Four-Thirds lenses (via PD-AF), smaller focus points (though the E-M5 has these now via firmware update), more comfortable grip than the E-M5's, built-in intervalometer ...
  • Replied in A prime walk
    Pretty much everything I've posted online over the past 15 months has been via my iPad. I do my post-processing work in the Photogene app after import via Photos and (often) RAW conversion with ...
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