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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    Crepuscular rays over the sea
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    Mist rising from freezing water:
  • Replied in Personally no
    I enjoy the flexibility provided by my gear far too much and even though I don't use some of my gear frequently, I don't feel the need to sell less-used items. However, this falls under the ...
  • I tried Rawtherapee about an year ago after getting disillusioned with pace of AfterShot Pro's development and wanted to see if it could be replaced with an open source solution. Haven't looked...

  • Actually, now I remember getting a "what are you doing?" inquiry from a security guard after all when I was taking a night-time picture of the university where I was studying (and doing part - ...
  • I don't recall this happening to me. The closest I can think of was when a self-service train ticket machine had crashed and displayed an error message which I took a picture of with my DSLR. A ...
  • While I have a mk III instead of IV, I'll chime in and mention that I have copied images from one card every now and then (typically just individual images after noticing that after taking the CF ...
  • I'm not sure the pace of development for DSLR (or mirrorless) bodies is these days rapid enough to sustain genuinely exciting new releases consistently every 24 months. (Sure, I know that what ...
  • I moved into RT about an year ago from Aftershot Pro and haven't really felt like I'm missing anything as far as my personal needs are concerned. Of course, YMMV.
  • Personally I prefer comparatively high-end camera equipment, probably because I like to play with a wide range of photographic targets and be safe in knowing that the camera and lenses are ...
  • Two lenses: - Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS (as an upgrade for 17-40L, although I still have that as well) - Canon 100-400mm mk 2 (not a direct upgrade, but now I mostly leave the 200mm f/2.8L at home ...
  • It's kind of hard to pick one particular favourite pet photo, but here's one from at least around the top of the list, taken about two years ago.
  • For casual "let's upload something to social media via my phone after a quick tweak in Snapseed" sharing a SD card with Wi-Fi has worked for me well with 5D mk III, although if you want something ...
  • I don't know about the camera bodies, but I'm pretty impressed by the recent lenses like 16-35mm f/4L IS and 100-400mm mk II. I upgraded my UWA zoom and telezoom with those this year and the ...
  • The one I use with Astrotrac and the ballhead is Manfrotto's 055XPROB; somewhat heavy but still convenient enough to carry along for occasional astrophotography outings to the nearby seashore. ...
  • For the regular photography I use a pan head rather than a ballhead. However, for astrophotography with Astrotrac tracking mount and a DSLR & regular lenses I do use a Manfrotto 498RC2 ballhead.
  • CTA-102, a quasar 8 billion light-years away This is a very non-spectacular photo as far as appearance is concerned. Still, it feels pretty awesome to capture light that has been on its way for ...
  • I'm happy to be an amateur; I can photograph whatever I want just for my own fun without pressure from customers, having to handle financial matters or other comes-with-the-job things a person who ...
  • Ah, I recognised Tobermory and the surrounding area at Isle of Mull, I also stayed there for about a week a few years ago, very nice place offering plenty of photogenic sights to anyone, ...
  • You listed more or less the same issues you had with that camera quite recently and got plenty of responses. However, I don't really think nothing much has changed meanwhile; different people have ...
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