Paul De Bra

Paul De Bra

Lives in Netherlands Eindhoven, Netherlands
Works as a begger (some call it professor)
Has a website at http://www.de-bra.nl/
Joined on Apr 6, 2004
About me:

work less, take more photos (not likely to happen though), play more accordion (not likely to happen either)

Paul De Bra's recent activity

  • When a new model comes on the market there is an increase in used cameras of the previous model. If you can find a trustworthy seller of a used EM5 II you could go for that and make the 3-5 year ...
  • Lenses that extend are not easier to design or cheaper to make. It is hard and expensive to make the mechanism for extending the lens such that there is no wobble when fully extended. A wobble can ...
  • There is no shutter shock with the electronic shutter. If you shoot on tripod and using a remove trigger then no shock should exist. But if you manually press the shutter button (even on tripod) ...
  • The OP has a consistent pattern that f/6.3 gives the effect and f/8 does not and in one f/6.3 shot the speed is comparable to another f/8 shot... so that's more of a mystery.
  • Many thanks. A good reminder to keep coming to this forum as I'm learning something at least as much as contributing myself. As I'm filming with either dark subjects or dark backgrounds it's very ...
  • Replied in fly outs?
    Excuse my ignorance, but what are "the fly outs on the right side"? I can set exposure compensation with the front dial before I start recording, but during the recording none of the dials or ...
  • Yep, only at low speeds is the whole sensor exposed all at once. At speeds around 1/200s only a small fraction of the exposure time is still simultaneous (and in that small fraction the flash ...
  • Rolling shutter is a very common issue when using an electronic shutter because in many camera the electronic shutter is a pretty slow rolling shutter. But... the mechanical shutter is also a ...
  • Replied in front dial
    When I have my EM-5 II in movie mode, before starting to record, the front dial does exposure compensation. Once the recording has commenced I don't know whether it is still possible to do further ...
  • A number of things that can be quite clearly different are: - haze caused by "stray" light hitting the front element; a lens hood helps a lot and sometimes a haze (uv) filter can also help - ...
  • ISO3200 isn't very high for a full frame camera indeed, but to  get the "same" shot with m43, meaning same shutter speed, same exposure, and same depth of focus, the m43 camera only needs ISO800. ...
  • You may think that shooting at ISO500 is still pretty low but really it isn't. When you shoot at ISO200, under bright conditions, use RAW and expose to the right, then noise levels should be pretty ...
  • The OP may have read that a bit of +EV (0.3 or 0.7) is recommended, but it is only recommended to make use of the headroom that exists in RAW. In daylight I normally shoot everything with +0.3EV, ...
  • Using a Bayer pattern sensor leads to moiré (false color) and to reduce the risk of that appearing in pictures an AA filter helps. If you have a mono-color (grey) scene with a fine-grained ...
  • I looked at the two images at 100% and found the one that is zoomed in more less sharp than the other one. It also seems to have a bit more contrast. So I would tend to think that one is from the ...
  • The framing is too different: one is zoomed in a lot more than the other, making it impossible to compare sharpness on what is essentially the same scene. The one that is zoomed in more (first ...
  • Years ago when these lenses were newer there were raving posts and complaints galore. This indicates quite a bit of copy variation. I agree with your recommendation for the 12-32 which I never had, ...
  • Clearly the cows missed the lecture on social distancing...
  • When you just don't like the sharpness of a lens warranty repair is useless. When they test the lens they are very likely to find that the lens is within specification and manufacturing tolerance. ...
  • Thanks for that valuable feedback. Maybe I should have said that the light follows a different path through the glass (which is not nonsense because the zoom is changing). Maybe you have a ...
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