Astrophotographer 10

Joined on Feb 16, 2012

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Great images. What white balance did you use - daylight or auto?

Greg.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Try following the Sun - a moving object, without a tracking device at 500-1500mm on an APSc. I would say it would be impossible. It will move off the screen so quickly you won't be able to handle it.

All he said was fine but he omitted a couple of key points.
Firstly if you are going to photograph this event with a long lens you must have a portable tracker. There are several on the market. They are not that big nor expensive.

Secondly the exposure settings will shift a lot during the event. From a bright sunny scene to almost completely dark. So unless you want to be chasing and chimping your settings in the couple of minutes of totality and missing it, you need to work out the right settings or use suto for the darker scenes.

Greg.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Stunning work.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 10:20 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

Those images are all very soft. If I got those with my A7rii I would be mightily disappointed. Sony A7rii is much much sharper than that with a good lens like Zeiss Batis 25.

Greg.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:49 UTC as 68th comment
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5DS R Real-World Sample Gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Fantastic aurora shots. Well done. Superb.
Greg.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 09:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo SAM_023_ISO400 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Fantastic aurora shots. Well done. Superb.
Greg.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 09:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (525 comments in total)

A surprisnigly negative review. The reviewer clearly is biased against Sony. The excellent manual focusing ability of this camera - the best out there - is suddenly no good.
Not my experience at all.
Who tests an A7/r with junk legacy lense as well???
How about the beautiful Zeiss, Contax g, Contax Yashica, Canon FD, Nikon AIS, Leica R lenses. The images posted from these are stunning.

Noone in their right mind is going to use a 17mm Vivitar which is a lens unsuited to this camera which the reviewer obviously does not know.
A hatchet job of reviewing.

Greg.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 21:56 UTC as 183rd comment | 15 replies
On article Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse (231 comments in total)

Wow, what an amazing piece of photographic artwork. A masterpiece.

Greg.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 08:56 UTC as 111th comment
On photo L1000003-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Eric Sorensen: I'm sorry, but my 5DmkII with a prime lens is at least as sharp and has less noise. And I can shoot in color AND autofocus. If money wasn't an issue, this little camera might be fun - but the images it produces don't justify the price - and don't by a long shot. If this thing was $800, it might be fun.

I agree. These images whilst sharp are not as sharp as by my D800E.

Greg.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 20:59 UTC
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Eric Sorensen: I'm sorry, but my 5DmkII with a prime lens is at least as sharp and has less noise. And I can shoot in color AND autofocus. If money wasn't an issue, this little camera might be fun - but the images it produces don't justify the price - and don't by a long shot. If this thing was $800, it might be fun.

I agree. These images whilst sharp are not as sharp as by my D800E.

Greg.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 20:59 UTC
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