Astrotripper

Joined on Jul 12, 2013

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  • Yeah, I know. Unfortunately, I have nothin up online at 12mm :-( Have a few in my TODO processing bin, but who knows when they will see the light of day :-)
  • Replied in Diffraction
    I would say this is normal. For a scene like that, you will get that with any camera and any lens and the only way to not have it is to underexpose to keep the highlights under control. I bet this ...
  • You haven't used a high quality filter then. Most people haven't, because they are rather expensive.
  • I love the close focusing capability of Olympus PRO lenses (I think all of them offer higher magnification than their competition). It's probably one of less appreciated aspects of those lenses ...
  • No idea if it's the best. It was the only I found readily available to me. Can't say as I have not used them.
  • Replied in Pros and Cons
    (1) IBIS - the one in GX8 is an older generation one that is less effective. But it still supports Dual IS. Neither supports Dual IS 2. Also, if I remember correctly, GX8 does not utilize IBIS during ...
  • Replied in Close focusing?
    Thanks for sharing. I'm a bit surprised about center sharpness. It's not that bad but I was expecting a bit better. Any chance this was a slight mis-focusing issue? Corners are basically what I ...
  • Replied in Few notes
    (1) Keep your horizon straight. (2) Make sure the shot is in focus (there's one image in the album that is obviously out of focus)
  • Meh, that's a myth. It's just that Panasonic is much better for video (until Olympus closed the gap a bit with E-M1 II) so if video was your thing, you had nothing to look for with Olympus. And ...
  • Can't comment on AF as I never had version I and my experience pushing it on version II is too limited. But I can tell you that with version II I see no slowdown when shooting bursts wide open vs ...
  • No. It will take 8 shots 8 second each and the time in between the shots will be the same as always, adding up to 1 second or whatever it actually is. It can yield great results, but it might be ...
  • Replied in Either or both
    Both. Olympus E-M1 II for big lenses and purely photographic excursions and Panasonic GM5 for everything else. Somehow I ended up with mostly Panasonic lenses, even when I used only Olympus camera. ...
  • Unless you are far away, of course. But then you have other things to worry about (air clarity and turbulence for example). Actually, I learned it the hard way that it matters. Quite a lot ...
  • There was probably some movement or vibration during exposure. At 100% you can clearly see the artefacts typical to Hi Res mode. This matches what I got on my trip to Iceland, although some of ...
  • It is more likely that things like handling and ergonomics will have a bigger impact on your enjoyment of using either. Have you had the chance to hold them in your hands? If not, I suggest you ...
  • The little flash that comes with E-M1 II is a perfect match for the tiny GM5, but unfortunately needs a little modification to sit properly on GM5. Here's how mine looks like after modification: Cu ...
  • Same here. It was decent at the wide end, but anything above 20mm was just really bad. Yeah, in general it has a good reputation (apart from a tendency to fall apart). But sample variation still ...
  • This is the best Micro 4/3 camera, in my opinion. Once I got mine, E-M10 basically went to the drawer and got very little use as GM5 became my main everyday camera. Now that I have E-M1 Mark II, I ...
  • They are optically identical (as in optical formula is the same), that is a fact. There might be few reasons for the differences shown there: (1) sampe variation - bad copy of the old one vs good copy ...
  • Replied in 4K: yes
    Yep, looks like it. It will be interesting to see if it differs in any way from what we have on E-M1 II. I'm betting lower bitrates (and thus no cinema 4K) to make sure everything works fine with ...
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