Astrotripper

Joined on Jul 12, 2013

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  • I'll try to keep this in mind next time. I definitely do share your sentiment on this. I really do think they should offer a 4-shot version as a handheld option. Half the time needed, and they can ...
  • This E-M5 rumor is as much a rumor as stating that tomorrow the sun will rise in the east and set in the west. :-) Here's something more: E-M5 Mark III will be announced in September 2018 with ...
  • Yeah, same here. And Panasonic was too late in bringing their 42.5mm to the market for me. I already had the Oly. If I were buying second time I would pay extra for Panasonic, which has much ...
  • I would not. Image quality degradation is pretty bad with the Oly 45. It is significantly worse than with the extension tube. And it requires a step-up ring that is not common to find to actually ...
  • Out of focus. Note how the trees on the right (further away) are sharper than the bird and tree on the left (closer to you). This one is a bit harder to tell, but I think it might be similarly ...
  • I would give a slight edge to the 100-300 II. But it probably depends on individual lens samples compared. I posted a direct comparison, see for yourself here and here . Didn't pay enough attention ...
  • Then you have achieved that goal. Now get that camera out, start shooting and stop worrying about totally insignificant stuff. Because a tiny difference in number of pixels it totally irrelevant.
  • Do you mean you cannot think of any use for this feature? Coz it seems quite straightforward to me and does not require a big stretch of imagination I would think. Sure, I don't use it all the ...
  • It is a very nice super tele considering its price. It is very good in the 100-200mm range, less so at the 300mm mark, where it's just good/ok with pretty bad corners. The biggest flaw I found ...
  • Was fooling around trying to get some decent pics of the city dwelling birds. Got a bit lucky and could approach fairly closely. And the payoff was really nice. The amount of detail in the ...
  • As for your original question, E-M10 is still a good camera is you want something small. I would say that the 12-50 fits more with the E-M5, as that makes for a weather sealed kit. But E-M10 does ...
  • Mind you, he refers to the 25mm prime, which is the only one so far whose T-stop was tested (by DxO). And this happens to be a massively over-engineered lens with a whooping 19 lens elements in ...
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    Nice set. I especially like the one below. Really nice composition. And so much going on in it.
  • I had a noticeable jump in quality of my output after shooting with the Sigma DP2 Merrill. That camera is so slow and so barebones, that it basically forces you to slow down and take your time. ...
  • Ah, sorry for that. Didn't know I would fuel your GAS :-) Let me help with some nasty truths about it (this will be hard). Lens hood is just pedestrian plastic, and since it needs to work at 12mm, ...
  • Yep. The constant mantra of supposedly massive DOF in Micro 4/3 leads people to believe they need super fast lenses and shoot them wide open all the time. And then they learn the hard way that the ...
  • I haven't had any issues either. Until I took it to the forest :-) For the exact kind of portraits you posted, the 75 is truly excellent. I got some gorgeous candids from it. But when I took a full ...
  • I guess it depends what you use it for. While the "shallow DoF/blurry background" envelope is smaller with 12-100, it is still capable of delivering very good separation for tighter portraits ...
  • I was playing around editing yesterday's shot and it got me thinking. How often do you guys add noise to your images? And if so, in what situations? So, here are the shots. I got it to my liking ...
  • It's basically the ultimate travel lens. There is nothing like it in any other system. And while its zoom range is the most obvious thing about it, there is much more to make it a truly amazing ...
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