Pete Berry

Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Works as a Retired MD
Joined on Jun 9, 2006

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  • The challenge with full-moon imaging is that it shows as an inherently very bright, but very low contrast body due to lack of shadows, with very little crater detail for the same reason. So normal ...
  • ...to pose for you like that. Suspended on wires, or what? We know that they can't be in any serious motion, as this isn't an Oly you're shooting! And speaking of that, it's refreshing to see a ...
  • On a three week 60th wedding anniversary Viking cruise up the Danube from Bucharest, then down the Rhine to Rotterdam last Sept., I took only two lenses for my G9: the superb, heavy adapted 4/3 ...
  • Can you show an example? Darks do vary in a real world scene, of course. I've shot dark frames and they seem uniform to me, and compared them to G9's. Subjected to the ACR torture test of pushing ...
  • Thanks! I was not really consciously using that, but wanting to keep the SS up with the gusty wind and 800mm true FL, on a tripod. I did try both HHHR @ 50 and 100MP Hi-res, but way too much ...
  • The real question is how often you bump up against the GH6 "black problem" in the real world. I shoot stills with fairly large prints in mind - eg 16x21.33" my m4/3 standard, and I have yet to see ...
  • As the title suggests, the original image was actually the down-sampled 100MP Hi-res version, reduced to 25MP dimensions, rather than the 25MP still. And thus the star-like dots were not from a ...
  • Thanks kgg and Pan. It's interesting that these weren't present on the 100MP Hi-res I did also - but really no better than the above, which was probably a wee bit better focused. I had to MF, and ...
  • Created discussion thread Last Night's Moon, GH6
    A clearer night than 5/9, almost directly overhead, shot with GH6, Canon 100-400-II & 2X TC on tripod. From 16-bit RAW, and an excellent view of Clavius near bottom. A 100% crop.
  • Thanks John. Yes, Clavius - probably my favorite. Here's a large vertical 2-frame pano from a 1500mm f/10 Mak-Cass. scope w/ 2X TC, GH4 some years ago on a very stll (astronomically speaking) ...
  • Created discussion thread The Moon and Six
    GH6, that is, with adapted Canon 100-400-II + 2X TC for 800mm @ f/11, ISO 800, 1/400 - handheld, but sitting in a chair, moon near overhead and mildly overcast. MF w/ peaking, as wouldn't AF as it ...
  • And Oly makes a 12-40/2.8 fixed aperture, as is the Panny above. The Oly is larger and heavier, and has no OIS, though. Comparison: https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=o ...
  • The Pixel:Pixel mode - with a 50% crop in UHD 4K for 1.5X mag - is not available during active recording, but can be assigned to a Fn button (the lower lens-side button in my case) and can be ...
  • Replied in Also wildlife
    Thanks Richard, beautiful wildlife! I've seen all the birds except the gorgeous Black-necked (eared) Grebe. The iridescent White-faced Ibis I've seen at Merced NWR - and it's Glossy cousin in ...
  • Replied in My "tulips"
    Thanks Richard. I do have active USGS topo maps down to F.S. roads detail, but that Atlas looks like a good companion for planning. Pete
  • Replied in My "tulips"
    Lovely! Is this N of Isabella up Hwy 99 past the hamlet of Riverkern? While we've explored the E. Sierra slope/Owens Valley, never gotten into this part - which is a heck of lot easier to get to ...
  • So true, but some I shant name don't! My adapted Canon 100-400-II does, even w/ TC. But it and four-score+ years (and the GH6!) are weighing me down a bit, and I think the P-L is in my near future.
  • Lovely images, and the bokeh...! I do believe the P-L wins the bokeh battle of the current long zooms!
  • Replied in Thanks Dann!
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  • Your 1st image is underexposed w/ the -2EV comp, thus more noisy and reduced contrast. In the 2nd of the jelly, the -2 EV was necessary though, and very nice!. My technique is to shoot in M w/ ...
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