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.

Mika Y.'s recent activity

  • This actually got me a little curious about currently available mini tripod options. My experience about them is quite limited; many years ago I did purchase some noname mini tripod for my first ...
  • Also regarding tripods and practicality, while they are an obvious solution for planned low-light photography in many cases, carrying a tripod along for any unplanned day-to-day (or vacation trip) ...
  • In my case, I've had two lens failures during the 11 years of my interchangeable lens camera history. The more severe one (AF motor died) happened a couple of years ago for my 200mm f/2.8 mk I ...
  • Or maybe here on DPR, but under the "News & Rumors Talk" forum?
  • That was indeed a sad, shocking and disgusting event. However, as far as traveling in England/Scotland/Ireland is concerned, the risk of getting caught in an act of terrorism is honestly almost ...
  • While I don't have a 1DX, I have lived practically my entire life in Europe other than some business travel and had around a dozen vacation trips to Ireland/Scotland/England and Wales with various ...
  • I'm still using a desktop PC I built in 2009 to process my RAW photos. Since that time I've only upgraded the RAM from 8 to 16 gigabytes, plus replaced my data storage HD and external backup HD ...
  • 16-35mm f/4L IS @ 35mm, f/4.0, 1/3s This was one of the test photos I took on the first evening after purchasing the lens to see how far I could push the IS. I was quite satisfied. (edit: corrected ...
  • I was also quite surprised how well the IS actually works on that lens when I purchased earlier this year (to get decent corners compared to the 17-40L). Almost all pictures I've taken at 1/2s ...
  • Nokia also demonstrated the benefits of optical image stabilisation on a Lumia 920 advertisement video some years ago . The stabilised video wasn't recorded with a Lumia though: http://www.theverge ...
  • One benefit is that frequent plugging and unplugging for charging purposes will not cause wear and tear for the phone's USB connector.  Myself, I haven't ever managed to wear out an USB connector ...
  • For me, the operation itself does not feel particularly fun (taking pictures is the fun part) or annoying (usually the change needs so little attention that I don't really need to think about the ...
  • I bought the 50mm f/1.4 at around 2005 and it worked nicely until 2014. In my case it wasn't the AF that failed, instead I think some lens element must have become partially dislocated, as ...
  • Just for the curiosity, why do you care what kind of equipment other people carry around? If someone is satisfied to carry and operate the bulkiest DSLR they can find, good for them. If someone ...
  • Mercury moving over the disc of the Sun Taken with 5D mk III + Canon 70-300 DO and a 2x Kenko teleconverter, not exactly the best lens to use with a TC, but the result was better than what I expected.
  • Mine lasted about 10 years. I think some internal element has come slightly loose, as it's not possible to achieve a proper focus even when focusing manually. I considered getting it serviced, but ...
  • Replied in Instameet?
    It's not necessarily that complicated with a camera; I do occasionally post photos to Instagram and they are almost always taken with my DSLR. In my case it goes like this: Take a photo with my ...
  • Even those outdoor pictures that have a shutter speed in range of 1/1000s are soft (getting visible camera shake with that short shutter speed and such as wideangle lens needs some serious effort...

  • Honestly, DRM has not worked particularly well with other medias; there are illegal copies of pretty much anything floating around, no matter if the original media has had DRM or not. In case of...

  • To be more exact, June 03 2003. I still browse the forums a couple of times a week and read the occasional interesting reviews, but it's been a long while since I've been actively commenting / ...
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