Travis Butler

Travis Butler

Lives in United States Lenexsa, KS, United States
Joined on Sep 18, 2014

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  • Yeah, in isolation I think it's probably my favorite too. The thing I found kinda cool about the set is how the first one in particular could be mistaken for an actual dead leaf at a glance, with ...
  • The first one especially is very nice! Do you have a preferred lens for astro? I've got a Tamron 500/8 55BB mirror that I tried using the first night I found NEOWISE, but I had no luck at all ...
  • E-M1 II, OM Zuiko 35-105/f3.5-4.5 Which one is different? Do you know? (Apologies to Sesame Street) Does this help? :) I loved the way the shape of the wings seemed to fit so well with the ...
  • Dreaming is good, but it's hard for me to call a lens a favorite until I actually try it. ^_- Otherwise, it's just aspirational... If we're talking 'aspirational', the OM Zuiko 40/2 and 85/2 are ...
  • These are all for M4/3. Wide (although it's more of a 'normal' on M4/3) is still the OM Zuiko 24/2.8. Combines crisp IQ, small size/weight, and a great mechanical design (ergonomics/build ...
  • I have to wonder if the stacking program might have been part of the issue. If you look at the second comet photo at 100%, you can see a number of artifact trails; streaks of solid non-aliased ...
  • Ah! Yes, my bad there. I need to be more precise and consistent; 90% of the time I'm talking about OM Zuikos, but I do have a couple of Pen-F Zuiko lenses (and am reminded of them with ...
  • I admit... I value finding lenses at a sale a lot more than just searching eBay. The logical/pragmatic reason is I can inspect the lens myself before buying. The irrational reason is that there's a ...
  • Now I'm kinda regretting not picking up the UV Topcors I saw a year or two ago. ^^;; I saw them at a sale, did a quick bit of 'net research on my phone and saw there were big handicaps in ...
  • I'm no expert, but I'll try! 'Zuiko' seems to have been Olympus' brand name for as far back as I've seen. Older Zuiko lenses (including the Pen-F film half-frame cameras, some M42 lenses, and the ...
  • Between 8 and 15. Unfortunately, the clouds were moving fast enough that I really couldn't get many more than that. :( I couldn't find much on suggested settings - ISO range, exposure length, ...
  • Ran across this one when browsing Roberts Cameras' used section looking for something else. I do like the focal range, and thought it would be nice to have a Zuiko in that range if it were decent ...
  • Tuesday night, I was able to get NEOWISE. :) E-M1 II, Tamron SP 80-210 Definitely starting to dim at this point, and had to do a fair amount of PP to bring it out, and a lot of background noise; so ...
  • The closest thing I've been able to come up with is a combination: (1) I know it's kind of a bugaboo of mine... but to me, it seems like lenses with 'clinical' rendering tend to flatten the range of ...
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  • Yeah, I've noticed the M.Zuiko lenses I've used tend to have kind of a 'sterile' feel to them; certainly the 25/1.8, the 45/1.8 to a lesser extent, and even the 17/1.8 and 12-40/2.8 to some ...
  • Unfortunately, I wasn't testing looking for it, and as I said originally I'm not sure I would have noticed it if it were there. :( That's the sort of thing I generally have go right by me unless ...
  • Replied in Partial Success
    This time, comet NEOWISE could be seen. :) E-M1 II, Tamron SP 80-210 Unfortunately, it was dim enough that I could barely see anything through the EVF/Live View, so I was focusing by guess. Time to ...
  • It's kind of a soup-to-nuts book. There's a couple of intro chapters on the basics of SLR design and operation, and basic photographic concepts/composition. There's the lens database, which is ...
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