boxerman

Lives in United States Berkeley, CA, United States
Works as a Professor
Joined on Aug 28, 2010

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  • Like Isabel, I would ask if you sure you need such a filter? I am VERY pro polarizers, and leave one on on my 12-40 almost all the time, but don't use them much for long telephotos. You just don't ...
  • The lens does not automatically extend. Only when you zoom (manually, of course). You're probably fine. Give the zoom ring a twist.
  • Replied in monopod?
    I assume you know about the IBIS on half-press setting? I always have it turned on and framing is MUCH easier.
  • Replied in monopod?
    Really excellent shots. Thanks. But, I notice you say you're using a monopod. I have been using a monopod rigorously for my most important shots (safari), but that was with an E-M5. Now, I have the ...
  • It only hurts (cost) for a short while. The pleasures last and last! I've been amazed at C-AF on BIFs. IS is also amazing, making handheld 300 or 400 mm handheld shots easily manageable. Ergonomics ...
  • Excellent shots! I love pelicans. Great "dinosaur" (pterodactyl) look. And a chain of them skimming the waves at dusk is iconic. Geotagging: In my book, it's a specialized option. I have a friend ...
  • Thanks for taking my "critical" comments positively. Doesn't always happen! Right. Ambiguous. I write a lot, so editing means the whole shebang, selection PLUS refinement (probably means ...
  • You have some excellent shots there. Thanks. Kitten gets top marks, but most of the rest are excellent. However, from one who thinks disciplined editing is important, I would not have posted the ...
  • Great shots, but can you give us some information on settings and technique? I have no problem getting good focus on BIFS in the sky, or even that start out in the sky and then move into ...
  • I had not seen this. Thanks! It stands to reason that with such a huge increase in processing power and number of processing units that there would be a LOT of room to make changes and ...
  • Thanks for your help. For the Indian safari, we wound up getting the VideoMicro Compact. It worked pretty well, but it turned out that the problems we had in India (mostly wind) were much less ...
  • 1, 3, and 4 are near the top of my list. However, the way I use custom settings, I'd settle for (maybe prefer) a button that cycles through exposure modes (P, S, A) while not changing anything ...
  • Thanks for your testimonial. It gives me courage that things will change in a very important part of my photography. I used to be pretty practiced and attentive to stabilizing myself with long ...
  • A lot of the important trade-offs have been covered well in other posts. However, here's an eye-opener to me. If you NEED to shoot long (wildlife, birding, ...) just count the pixels on target. I ...
  • You deserve some feedback for your efforts, so here goes. (I did not do as well as you today...so I'm not posting!) Unluckily for you, I don't generally care for flowers, but... I think the first ...
  • Yes, and the scan rate of that sensor is given at about 120 cycles per second. The E-M1 II scan rate is definitely higher than 60 cycles per second, as that is the highest FRAME rate. It appears ...
  • Not to speak for Henr3y, but he hasn't replied yet. Perhaps you figured this out, but (I think) he meant, literally, at 100 mm the 100-400 maxes at f/ 4, with the 35-100 at 2.8. One stop. ...
  • No, I just don't believe this. I've always brought ALL my lenses (5 or 6) and a second camera, and been completely happy I did. With m4/3, I'm still around 5 kg. One of our bush pilots gave us a ...
  • Yes, but this has never really been an issue for me (3 safaris' experience, Africa twice, and India). Part of this is because the "early morning" drives are still mostly in good light, past the ...
  • Right, we are aligned in our understanding. M mode might provide a helpful option, but I'm loathe to give up the quick ability to say "camera, just take your best guess!" when I have those ...
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