Mika Y.

Lives in Finland Espoo, Finland
Works as a Software developer
Joined on Jun 3, 2003
About me:

The plan: Take less and less truly bad pictures.

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  • On the other hand, it's always possible and not hugely difficult to tone the stars down in post-processing if they seem to be too prominent for one's personal taste, so not having the star-eater...

  • For the sake of curiosity I did check the distribution of pictures taken with the three lenses I had with me during my trip to Scotland (about a week at Outer Hebrides, a little less than a week ...
  • On my last couple of vacation trips to UK/Ireland I typically have had the 16-35mm and 100-560mm ranges covered, with a 50mm prime lens as a bonus (and a fast ultrawide prime if it's not midsummer ...
  • Around ten years ago, I was enjoying an amateur astronomy session and in addition to enjoying the heavenly bodies through the telescope, attached my camera to one of the metal bands holding the ...
  • On the other hand, there are a lot of photographers who are also technically able and equipped with a sizable portion of natural curiosity. I'd be surprised if several them wouldn't have tested, ...
  • I can pretty much connect with this; while I share my photo stuff, as far as I know it's primarily people with local'ish weather and astrophotography special interests that primarily look into my ...
  • Replied in Hello Guys
    What would you like to photograph generally?
  • Even though I'm a Canon user, the idea of having image stabilization on any lenses and possible additional IS benefits with IS-equipped lenses sounds very attractive. Hopefully something like that ...
  • Currently 5D mk III body, Canon 16-35 f/4 IS L, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma, 105 mm Sigma macro and a 100-400 mm Canon lenses, as well as a 77mm polarizer, a 10-stop ND filter, a programmable remote, a spare ...
  • Then again, sharing images with any camera that has a built-in wifi or can accept an wifi-equipped SD card can do the same; I often convert RAW images to jpegs on my camera with minor exposure ...
  • It depends on whether you do or don't see any value in the satisfaction of capturing an above average photo of something where the gear does make a difference. Personally, I do think I'm happier ...
  • Replied in Stability
    Ah, that clears it up. That sounds more like it could be an issue with a particular IBIS implementation than a fundamental issue with the concept though, perhaps not unlike how the Canon lenses ...
  • Replied in Stability
    Image stabilisation, holding the camera as stable as possible while shooting and fast lenses all complement each other, so it's not either-or. I'll happily have all of them if possible.
  • I like the additional support for keeping the camera stable against the head that comes with using the viewfinder, as well as having less concerns about seeing what I'm doing when it's a bright ...
  • Or a Canon 135mm 2.8 SF, although I don't know if they are still in production. In any case, they seem to cost a couple of hundred euros/dollars when purchased as second-hand so I'd either get that...

  • Hardly. Looking back at photos taken with my first digital compact camera about 15 years ago, they show obvious limitations (very small resolution by today's standards, noise with all but lowest ...
  • Ah, multi-frame super-resolution. Why not, something like that does sound like it could be more robust at least as long as the scene is mostly static.
  • To illustrate the potential problems, here's a pair of pictures of a beer bottle. The right-hand side is the original image. The right-hand side image is an enhanced image based on first shrinking ...
  • The main issue I see with using machine learning to upscale and enhance a part of an image to imitate a telephoto is that the additional detail is essentially just an educated guess rather than ...
  • Thanks, while 9 days out of 10 there's nothing particularly exciting to photograph during traveling to/from work, the occasional exceptions are always nice :)
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