eaa

Lives in Norway Norway
Works as a IT consultant
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth
Joined on Sep 23, 2007
About me:

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Current:
Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII w/ HLD-9
Olympus OM-D E-M1 w/ HLD-7
Olympus E-5 w/ HLD-3
ZD 8/1.8 FE PRO
ZD ED 7-14/4.0 SHG
ZD 7-14/2.8 PRO
ZD ED 14-35/2.0 SHG
ZD 12-40/2.8 PRO
ZD 14-54 MkI/2.8-3.5 HG
ZD 35/3.5 Macro SG
ZD ED 35-100/2.0 SHG
ZD 40-150/2.8 PRO
ZD ED 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD
ZD ED 90-250/2.8 SHG
MC-14 PRO
EC-14
EC-20
EX-25
MMF-3
RM-CB2
Lee Filter Pro kit w/ hood, ND 0.9, ND 0.3/0.6/0.9 softgrad, CPL
Shapeways Lee filter holder for Zuiko 7-15/2.8 PRO
Benro A-457 N6 tripod
Novoflex Magic Ball MB50
Tamrac Slingpack Velocity 9
F-Stop Satori EXP w/ XL and Medium ICUs
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Sold:
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
ZD 14-54 MkI
ZD 40-150 MkI
Olympus OM10
Olympus OM1
Olympus OM2n
2 Olympus OM2 Spot
2 Olympus Winder 1
Zuiko 28/3.5
Zuiko 35/2.8
Zuiko 50/1.8
Zuiko 135/3.5
Zuiko 200/4.0
Olympus ext.tubes 7/12/25
Tokina 105/2.8
Tamron SP 17/3.5
Tamron SP 90/2.5 Macro
Tamron SP 300/5.6
Vivitar 600/8 Solid cat mirror
Vivitar 2x teleconverter
Sigma 600/8 mirror
Sigma 1000/13.5 mirror

Comments

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On photo Mount Titlis in the Mountains challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely landscape, but why does it show "Nikon" (mirrored) on the upper right sky?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 20:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo When tomorrow comes in the Best Landscape Ever! challenge (7 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Pretty amazing. You won with a six-year-old photo, taken with a nine-year-old four thirds camera, hand held, in a kayak. Yes, it's the photographer who makes the photo, not the gear. Congratulations on a well-deserved win from the guy in 12th place behind you.

Thx a lot, Jim!
You know, the old E-3 wasn't that bad a camera!
After that I had the E-5, now the E-M1, and along w/ that (since a few days) also the E-M1 MkII 😊.
Morever - I also gave #12 a good score myself 👍.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On photo When tomorrow comes in the Best Landscape Ever! challenge (7 comments in total)
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Denjw: Beautiful image and well deserved winner.
A least the two sandbagging 0.5 votes did not effect the outcome!

Ah - thx!
Didn't know that. You learn something new every day (still ;) )!"

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 10:41 UTC
On photo When tomorrow comes in the Best Landscape Ever! challenge (7 comments in total)
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Denjw: Beautiful image and well deserved winner.
A least the two sandbagging 0.5 votes did not effect the outcome!

Thx folks! :)

Sandbagging?
How can you see that?
If such bad behavior is going on, it's truly sad, and contradicts the whole purpose having these challenges. I mean, come on... :/

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 10:18 UTC

Where can I see how many times I've voted?
I dunno if I qualify for entering or not... ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 22:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (366 comments in total)

"Fullframe ILCs"...
And a 4/3 Olympus E-M1 adorning the main poster?
Yeah - go Olympus! :-D

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 12:20 UTC as 20th comment
In reply to:

GinoSVK: Bokehless style.

@ Mike99999
There is a general consensus within the photography world that "bokeh" is the term for describing the OOF areas. Some bokeh may be nervous, some creamy. Otherwise it has no meaning, as you could just say OOF, and be done with it. Yet still many confuses the term for DOF. Can't be helped, I guess. It is the internet after all... :/

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
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Tomi O: What it seem to me is that, even when the camera did took the pictures and resist the weather while most cameras would fail at that, the pictures got a hit on the noise perfomance because of the cold weather. If you look the pictures 28 to 37 all of them are taken at ISO 200 to 800 and only the pic 33 it has the detail level I would expect from this camera and those PRO lens. I'm not sure if it was the compression that apply DPREVIEW at their galleries, but the amount of noise at those ISOs I find it too high.

IQ is never influenced by cold weather! If anything, the cold improves IQ, as sensor (over)heating is less prone to happen. The details and noise in these pictures mostly stems from inadequate image processing (apart from the overall underexposure). Properly exposed pics processed correctly from RAW is a totally different story.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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eaa: I think the DR looks promising here, simply by watching the details in the snow surfaces. I doubt these pics have been processed for max rendition of the snow, and knowing there is a LOT to gain by the right PP, I find this very reassuring. Let's see when I get my MkII in due time..! :)

Yes, mirroless is king when it comes to control your shooting (i.e. histogram overlay in EVF). In addition, turn in-cam contrast to the lowest level (-2), to maximize DR output. Looking forward big time to the E-M1 MkII! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:45 UTC

Beauty beauty beautiful!
Some locations he's got there. WOW!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 19th comment
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GinoSVK: Bokehless style.

Hehe, indeed.
But maybe he should read again, then..? ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
In reply to:

2PK: Do we really need a shot of someone making yellow snow ( Image 7) or are you saying this camera p*sses all over the competition?

Hehe, that guy is probably shooting that very spot w/ a Nikon.
'Cause then it surely goes yellow! ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
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eaa: I think the DR looks promising here, simply by watching the details in the snow surfaces. I doubt these pics have been processed for max rendition of the snow, and knowing there is a LOT to gain by the right PP, I find this very reassuring. Let's see when I get my MkII in due time..! :)

I shoot a lot of snow scenes, and doing so in flat light surely is a challenge DR-wise. Making such surfaces "alive" and filled w/ details, requires precise exposure, followed by proper PP. Judging from my own experience, I do see that there is a lot of leeway for that here. Actually, flat light is much more of a challenge that snow in direct sunlight. It seems not to be related directly to the full DR range, but more to how the camera renders those subtle "shades of white", which is different between camera vendors, let alone between sensor types. And again, I think the E-M1 MkII looks promising in this regard.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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GinoSVK: Bokehless style.

You mean shallow DOF, I take it?
Bokeh is such an abused term, as it it describes the quality of the OOF areas, not the amount of it! But this kind of photography is not about DOF anyway! Actually, it is rather the opposite.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
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bleeboo: Image 34:

800 ISO

Is this camera really that noisy?

Please say it isn't so.

My heart was set on it until I saw that.

No - that's gravel! :-D

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 13:21 UTC

I think the DR looks promising here, simply by watching the details in the snow surfaces. I doubt these pics have been processed for max rendition of the snow, and knowing there is a LOT to gain by the right PP, I find this very reassuring. Let's see when I get my MkII in due time..! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 13:19 UTC as 64th comment | 5 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1296 comments in total)
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Saurat: Interesting, according to DPR's own compare-mode, Raw image-quality is less good than the original EM1. It is also less good than many entry-level cameras, such as the Canon 1100D and Nikon D3200. How accurate these algorithms are I don't know, but for $2000 I'd like at least token IQ improvement.

Then you'd better look at the comparisons w/ your own eyes.
Check out both on DPR and Imaging Resource, and you'll see that the MkII is clearly better than the MkI (and the others mentioned).

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1296 comments in total)
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Rssrsvp: The Oly menu system is often attacked as evidenced by these statements in the review.
Customization options can be overwhelming
Menu system is a step back from previous models

"Menus are a mixed bag. The Super Control Panel is here, of course, and the camera's touch interface makes it easy to navigate. As with other Olympus ILCs, the main menu is confusing and changes to the already dense custom settings submenu have taken usability a step backward."

Frankly when coming over to Olympus their menus do have a learning curve like switching from a Windows PC to a Mac. However IMO once you get used to the menus you will see that they are well laid out and totally logical. Also just because you can program so many dials and buttons doesn't mean you have to use all of them. You simply customize the camera to your needs.

Therefore I wonder how many points were deducted from the final 85% score because of the menus which to me is non issue?

I agree.
I find the Oly menus logical and intuitive, once you delve into them w/ the intent to learn. Yes, the OMD feature sets are very extensive, and this simply has to be reflected in the menus. But all it takes is some effort, and once learned, it is a breeze. You cannot expect to master this kind of hw with just a glance. It is not an entry level Rebel after all!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1296 comments in total)
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Bob Radlinski: To DPReview editors - There is a note in the Image Quality section regarding the E-M1 comparison: "note, the E-M1 suffers from shutter shock until you reach ISO 800 in our comparison"

It would be helpful to us E-M1 owners to know if the Anti-Shock mode was used for this comparison and if not, it would be helpful to see a comparison with the anti-shock, zero second mode turned on.

Thanks

Probably due to the studio samples w/ E-M1 MkI were shot before the Anti Shock feature (using the EFC) was introduced in a later FW upgrade. Thus the shutter speeds below ISO 800 were below 1/320s where shutter shock (back then) was an issue.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 12:51 UTC
On challenge An A to Z of Subjects- Week 6, F (3 comments in total)

The challenge intro narrative has a typo that should be corrected:
"This week the main subject must start with the Letter E ..."
It is obviously F, but some may read this wrong according to the intro ;).

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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