Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Lives in Australia Australia
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Joined on Jan 19, 2003
About me:

Hobby interest in photography since 1960. My avatar is Momotaro = Peach Boy, a fairy tale character from Okayama in Japan.

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  • Firstly Bill, sorry to be slow seeing this, I was away for a few days without connection. My feeble guess is that Olympus always had a starting path with even the most expensive bodies. That's the ...
  • Replied in Wide open
    Not for me as I'm satisfied with f/2.8 zooms. To answer your question - how will the measurebators here get those brick wall shots looking good with that lens wide open? :-) Regards.... Guy
  • Replied in Get real.
    Naturally, DOF is not the be-all and end-all of all photography. Too little or too much DOF helps sometimes and hinders other times. People who buy an f/1.8 lens will use it at f/1.8 when the light ...
  • Replied in Get real.
    You are adding to the equivalence confusion. In this case the DOF is ignored, I assume that the user buys an f/1.8 lens because he occasionally wants to use it at f/1.8 as the lighting conditions ...
  • Replied in Mk3 of the E-M10
    The E-M10 Mk3 is a very significant step backwards for any existing Olympus user. It is a crippled beginners camera to put it bluntly. It is not an E-M10 at all, the name is wrong. See Helen's ...
  • All I've dug up that I will trust is lighting standards for judging prints in camera club competitions in Australia.... PRINTS 9.18 PRINT ILLUMINATION: The total illumination on a white card placed ...
  • Replied in Get real.
    No, not really. You are just playing the equivalence game. No FF user is going to play the reverse equivalence game and only use his f/1.8 prime at f/3.6 just because that's what "matches" the M4/3 ...
  • Replied in He's right
    I didn't think you were, we are all free to join in or ignore threads. There's no such thing as a private conversation on the Internet. :-) Yep, some of those skate park designs are wildest and ...
  • Replied in He's right
    The specs and tests are usually good to make choices, such as would you have a prime lens that does this wide open....? Popular FF 50/1.8 lens at f/1.8. From imaging-resource, the lower and flatter ...
  • For me a couple of USB powered chargers for my OEM batteries for my E-P5, same batteries as in E-M5 Mk2. Found the chargers cheap on eBay. The after-market chargers usually only charge to the very ...
  • Created discussion thread PaintShop Pro pricing in Australia
    Someone at Corel in Australia is going crazy, here today it is again the result of a pop-up offering a discount. The offer only seems to last a day and and is only via the pop-up on my screen. It ...
  • The 200 to 300 camera pixels per inch of print is to do with people who get up close to see the detail. The big TV with its 4K screen is used by people sitting back at a comfortable distance and ...
  • Replied in More info.....
    No need to thank me, Jim, just relaying summarised information. Meanwhile some reading, here's the Feb 2016 info ...
  • Any size print gets it all if the paper shape matches the cameras' framing. If thinking in terms of fine detail then if the lens and camera was good enough then printing at between 200 and 300 ...
  • Not a video person but when I tried some videos while walking with my Oly E-P5 with its 5 axis IBIS I was shocked/surprised at how eerily steady the result was. Not quite Steadycam steady but ...
  • Replied in Going global
    The global shutter is really the holy grail of the camera industry, in one stroke it can remove that dreadful focal plane shutter or the in-lens shutter for the usual compacts and make a silent ...
  • That's not a step backwards, it's a step forwards to make the camera more versatile. Well, marketing dudes love selling big numbers to a gullible market, so big numbers of pixels sells even though ...
  • Currently they have 16MP and 20MP models. Years ago they had 12MP models. Olympus is famous for stating that 10 to 12MP is all that is needed to be better than 35mm film. In my case I found that ...
  • Replied in Fishy.
    Fisheye is a lens that will cause lines around or near the edges to gain a huge amount of barrel distortion. An ultra wide lens can be designed to be fisheye and all curvy, or rectilinear where ...
  • The difference between 70mm and 80mm equivalent is nothing. With a good image and sufficient pixels to play with then judicious cropping gains anything up to maybe 2x or 3x on top of what the lens ...
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