olyflyer

olyflyer

Lives in Sweden Europe, Sweden
Joined on Jun 29, 2007
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https://adapting-camera.blogspot.com
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On photo F-16 in the My best aviation picture challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice capture. Congratulations, you deserved to win.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2020 at 10:08 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Be-200 at MAKS 2019 in the Firefighting aircraft challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice image, and a nice plane. Never seen one for real, but I guess it is a fire fighter. It would be nice to see one landing and taking off from water, as well as filling the water tanks skimming the water surface, assuming that is the way it does it.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 07:52 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Afterburner in the Loud challenge (7 comments in total)

Very nice capture! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 11:39 UTC as 4th comment
On photo chillin' on the wing in the Airshow challenge (1 comment in total)

You should have waited until the guy stops picking his nose and that the woman would have taken her picture and would have gone away, out of yours. He was not going to run away and the picture would have been MUCH better that way.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 06:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cerulean Sukhoi in the Airshow challenge (10 comments in total)

Excellent image, nice capture.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 11:16 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo Sunrise in Budapest in the Your City - Sunstar challenge (9 comments in total)
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olyflyer: Very nice. Also very difficult to capture that image on that spot without any traffic. It's always busy there. I know this was early in the morning but still...

I have never stayed in that hotel yet, but maybe next time... just for the view. Did you know that once a year they close the bridge for all traffic and then people walk up on the metal plates and sit there, drinking and eating... and risking their lives...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 16:58 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2413 comments in total)

That's just exactly my point. None of that holds unless you compare apples and oranges.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 15:08 UTC as 264th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2413 comments in total)
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olyflyer: It is huge and heavy. I am sure it takes nice images, but... At this size, weight and price... why would anyone else than a real Oly fan buy this camera?

That's just exactly my point. None of that holds unless you compare apples and oranges.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 15:03 UTC
On photo Sunrise in Budapest in the Your City - Sunstar challenge (9 comments in total)

Very nice. Also very difficult to capture that image on that spot without any traffic. It's always busy there. I know this was early in the morning but still...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 10:30 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2413 comments in total)
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Phileas Fogg: Part One: Follow me through all parts.

I was just looking around at comparing this EM-1X prograde/built camera and lens choices to the FF alternatives from Canon, Nikon and Sony.

Ok first yes, I know given aperture a M4/3rds has basically double the depth of field and double the sensor noise... I and I dare say for all of us M4/3rds shooters we get it. But I say 99% of any clients or viewers given viewing the same shots, same conditions, same subject WON'T GIVE A FRIG!

So Lets put a kit together for say sports, motor sports, wildlife, birding.

Olympus

2- OMD EM-1X
1- 300mm. F4.0 pro (600mm FOV equal to FF)
1- 40-150mm. F-2.8 pro (80-300mm FOV equal to FF)
1- 12-40mm. F2.8 pro (24-80mm FOV equal to FF)
1 - 45mm. F1.2 pro (90mm FOV equal to FF)
_______________________
$12,200.00 US.

As usual when Oly users compare Oly with FF, it's apples and oranges. You take Oly f2.8 lenses and compare them with FF f2.8 lenses. That's nonsense. You can't just take the beneficial part of equivalence and leave the negative part out. You have to compare your f2.8 lenses with FF f5.6 lenses and those are considerably cheaper and lighter.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 16:25 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2413 comments in total)

It is huge and heavy. I am sure it takes nice images, but... At this size, weight and price... why would anyone else than a real Oly fan buy this camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 15:46 UTC as 268th comment | 3 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Barney's choice: Nikon Z7 (358 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: The reality is that we now have sooooo many superb camera models - from all brands, that the choices becoming increasingly more difficult (especially if you're starting afresh). But me thinks that many folks will tend to focus on brands that they've been using in the past, and adopting (stepping-up to) more advanced models. Of course, there are many - me included - that love to shoot with a variety of different brand cameras. The result is that the age of the one-brand only "f-a-n-b-o-y" is seemingly gradually coming to an end. The choices are staggering anymore (not to mention the price levels).

You are not a f-a-n-b-o-y just because you use one brand. That's a far too simple conclusion. There can be many reasons for that.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 16:11 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Barney's choice: Nikon Z7 (358 comments in total)
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s1oth1ovechunk: The lack of a second card slot keeps the body smaller?

Stockholm syndrome...

Of course a second slot would make it larger. How else would they fit in otherwise?

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 16:06 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Barney's choice: Nikon Z7 (358 comments in total)

The Z7 is the best travel camera I ever had. Small yet not too small, light but still not too light so it can be held firmly stable, takes excellent low light images, very well made is quiet, easy to use anywhere and is not grabbing the attention of the people who are around you. The discrete size makes it easy to transport in any small bag. Nice to use. Perfect until Nikon makes an even better one...

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 16:04 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

What's the point other than the "cool factor"? When I shot film I always knew what sort of film I had in my camera. Also, there are different type of films, so knowing 100ASA is not enough.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 17:40 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Refueling before sightseeing flight in the Vehicle Refueling challenge (1 comment in total)

Hi,

Nice planes... I have been flying the GRAF and the BUDQ between 1998 and 2001. Never thought I'd see it in a DPR challenge, but it's good to see that it is still around. Never flew the BVID though...

Good luck.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 11:58 UTC as 1st comment

Totally pointless.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 05:36 UTC as 42nd comment
On photo Mig-17-1 in the Low Pass challenge (19 comments in total)

Excellent! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 5th comment

Nothing new. It's been possible to use any camera to copy slides and negatives but you had to flip the colour of the negatives (very simple thing) and clean the images from scratches and this is the biggest problem. This is why a film scanner is much better. Also for colour corrections. So I will continue using my scanners even in the future, even though I have the recommended Nikon 60mm macro lens and a D800, which is good enough also.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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maculatum: After anxiously awaiting the verification of the focus shift mode to facilitate the production of images for focus stacking-------I am a bit dismayed. Nikon's own engineers claimed they wanted this feature to facilitate focus stacking for insect photography. Please follow my logic as follows. The vast majority of macro insect photos shot with nikkor lenses are shot with 105mm macro lens. The smallest focus increment is 1/30th the focal length which works out to be 3.3mm. One main point of focus stacking is to facilitate using the macro lens at its best aperture to avoid diffraction effect. With 105mm macro lens this is generally F5.6 or F8. A 3.3mm minimum increment you will only be useful down to 1:4 or 1:5 life size. How many insects are large enough to shoot at 1:4 life size. While the focus shift feature will be great for landscape and tabletop shooters. Nikon's own engineers stated they incorporated this feature due to requests by insect and macro photographers. FAIL!

There are many insects which are larger than 3.3mm but the biggest problem with focus stacking is tha image size change as you change focus if you are using the focus ring. A macro slider works best but that is only usable on dead insects. But with so many megapixeles you can just take an image with a magnification ratio which brings the whole insect in focus and crop the insect to the size you want. No big deal, one single shot and you still have plenty pixels so you can print it very large.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:09 UTC
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