Olgierd

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a EE
Has a website at http://olo.selfip.com
Joined on Oct 8, 2003
About me:

I consider myself to be a hobbyst. Like to travell and photography is one of the things that encourages me to go and see new places.

Gear:
Canon 40D, 10-22, 17-40 L, 24-105 L IS , 70-200 L IS f2.8, 50 f1.4, Sigma 105 Macro, 580EX.
Soon to be owner of 100-400 L.
Nikon D200, 18-200 VR and SB800.

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Would love to have RT receivers for Alien Bees too.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (185 comments in total)

Can't they unify viewfinder layout? Why no vertical needles for exposure meter and flash compensation? It still drives me nuts that meter needle is in different place when shooting with two cameras (5D3 and 7D2).

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 21st comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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Vcize: Sounds like a great camera but two things that sound really worrisome/annoying to me.

No articulating screen, really? I know we hear that a lot of times but this camera seems built for it. Holding the camera down low and touching my son's face on the LCD screen to enable AF tracking on his face just sounds like the perfect way to shoot a toddler. Same thing for overhead stuff like at concerts. Yet no articulating screen means no go on that. What the heck were they thinking?

Secondly, did I read this part right. There's no way to access/view exposure compensation while using Auto ISO without removing your eye from the viewfinder (and diving into a menu)? Isn't auto ISO like the most common usage for exposure compensation? How the heck did that get approved past testing?

Exposure compensation in M mode with Auto ISO - exactly what I was bitching about since 7DMkII. Forget about using top illuminated LCD when camera on the tripod shooting nightscapes. Surprisingly didn't see many users joining me in mourning. Guess the ansew is to shoot in full manual.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1093 comments in total)
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Gesture: Wonder why finally released when Nikon already has D7200? (+D5X00 and D3X00 series).

Why? Here's short answer:
Canon 7d Mk II

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
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osan: I think the two highest ISO settings were included for enabling the trollers write lines like "Woww!!, RIP Canon" etc.

I'm happy to be a Canon user. Still room for progress. Like in low ISO DR department :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
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Forza5: Canon, you slap the US market in the face by not making the M2 available here and now you do it again. FU Canon, my next camera will be another Sony.

I've M and was hoping to get new one with faster AF. But if the don't want to sell it then I agree with you.
FU Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
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Petroglyph: Another release Canon users have been waiting for (7DII). This one is certainly on my watch list. I wonder how the new 100-400 with 1.4X TC 140-560 f/8 will compare to the Sigma 150-600 f/6.3 S? That's a 2600$ rig (the Canon + TC) compared to a 2000$ (the Sigma)

But Sigma is still likely to focus with more than just the center AF point.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
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raoulJ: "spot-meter unfortunately cannot be linked to the AF point"
Exact question I asked on Canon stand at Photokina.
I won't buy it.
:-(

Perhaps v2.00 firmware will enable AF linked spot-metering.... Sometimes in December of 2017...

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
On article Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial (279 comments in total)
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Josh SZ: Sony 7s is a small part of this impressive system. But it is impressive indeed.

What's so special about CINE? This lens shows aperture f4 rather than transmission (e.g.T4). Is this really cine lens or regular Nikon's 600 telephoto?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:54 UTC
On article Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon (150 comments in total)

Hodor.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 15th comment
On article Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery (99 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: A nice value for $300 however I would have liked Canon to upgrade the mounting plate to a more substantial plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the gold spurving contacts ran in a direct line with the panametric fan. Also, the hydrocoptic marzul vanes should have been fitted to the ambaphascient wain shaft so that side fumbling is effectively prevented. The main focus ring should have been of the normal lotus-odeltoid type placed in panendurmic semi-bulloid slots of the stator with the threads being connected by a non-reversible tremmy pipe to the differential girdle spring on the up-end of the grammeters. Oh well, maybe the next version . . .

I think my hydraulic motivator goes bad :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 14:19 UTC

Doskonale!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 26th comment
On article Sony a6000 Review (899 comments in total)
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Olgierd: Could someone please educate me:

"The a6000 uses a lower resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (when compared to its predecessor). It's smaller and features 1.44m dots instead of 2.36m. This equates to a 22% drop in linear resoltion, since it now offers an 800 x 600 pixel (SVGA) view, rather than 1024 x 768 (XGA)."

I thought 800x600 = 480,000 dots and 1024x768 = 786,432 dots. So how's that compare to 1.44m dots and 2.36m dots?

Thanks.

Marketing :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (899 comments in total)
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Olgierd: Could someone please educate me:

"The a6000 uses a lower resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (when compared to its predecessor). It's smaller and features 1.44m dots instead of 2.36m. This equates to a 22% drop in linear resoltion, since it now offers an 800 x 600 pixel (SVGA) view, rather than 1024 x 768 (XGA)."

I thought 800x600 = 480,000 dots and 1024x768 = 786,432 dots. So how's that compare to 1.44m dots and 2.36m dots?

Thanks.

That explains. It's interesting then manufacturers tell rather number of dots than the display resolution. Until now I was convinced those small EVFs are HD quality squeezed in such small area.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (899 comments in total)

Could someone please educate me:

"The a6000 uses a lower resolution OLED electronic viewfinder (when compared to its predecessor). It's smaller and features 1.44m dots instead of 2.36m. This equates to a 22% drop in linear resoltion, since it now offers an 800 x 600 pixel (SVGA) view, rather than 1024 x 768 (XGA)."

I thought 800x600 = 480,000 dots and 1024x768 = 786,432 dots. So how's that compare to 1.44m dots and 2.36m dots?

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 14:42 UTC as 139th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Thanks Markintosh!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Thanks for links. Unfortunately EFM 10-21 is not available where I live. I owned EF-S 10-22 in the past when used cropped cameras. Since switching to FF I've bought 16-35 II and 8-15 but would love to have something smaller for travel and hiking that goes well with M.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)

For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 46th comment | 12 replies
On article Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 (64 comments in total)
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John Koch: Nice if there were a graduated ND filter whose dark area could dim a full moon enough to allow a single photo to show lunar features and stars too. Of course, the moonlight tends to emit lots of flare anyway. I had no luck, a few weeks ago, capturing both the moon and mars in the same frame. Either the moon was blown out, or mars was too dim.

Could shooting multiple exposures and image stacking help here?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:59 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half (107 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: Just can't get that song out of my head - I've got a splitting headache!

A one, two
A one, two, three, four

Half a bee, philosophically
Must, ipso facto, half not be
But half the bee has got to be
A vis-a-vis its entity, d'you see?

But can a bee be said to be
Or not to be an entire bee
When half the bee is not a bee
Due to some ancient injury?

Read more: Monty Python - Eric The Half A Bee Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Just when I was ready to perform yearly "Confuse-A-Cat".

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
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