Sosua

Sosua

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Product Manager
Has a website at www.samwaldron.co.nz
Joined on May 25, 2006
About me:

I'm an amateur photographer who is fortunate enough to spend a decent amount of time in the field shooting.

My first love is landscape, although i'm really enjoying shooting more people, travel and the adventures it brings.

I am working towards dedicating two months a year to travel and landscape photography and while it is nice to subsidise part of the costs, I do it for the love.

Sosua's recent activity

  • I used both Canon and Nikon, but most recently Nikon's which I greatly preferred.
  • But I definitely prefer M43 to full frame. Full frame is great if you're genuinely pushing the envelope in specific areas and require professional results but for my style of shooting, M43 delivers ...
  • Images need some pure black and pure white IMO or it will look like early HDR craze efforts. I don't expect another two stops of DR from FF would manage to render shooting directly into the sun either.
  • Have the 12-40 which is excellent optically at 25mm. Still have the PL 25 1.4 in the bag for real low light though - does not get used too much but its brilliant for walking the streets at night ...
  • Replied in 12-35 IMO
    I went through the same dilemma when I had a GX8 - I put both lenses through decent outdoor tests and settled on the 12-40mm at the time because it was optically better IMO - better at 2.8, ...
  • Loving the elephant shots in the rain - I struggled a bit at a Thai Elephant sanctuary last year to get interesting shots - yours are great.

    Lens looks to be optimised to the wider apertures which...

  • But a wishlist (while keeping feet planted somewhat in reality) would be: 'Prosumer travel tele' - Optically excellent 50-100 F3.5/4 at 250grams and $500 'Occasional UWA' - Optically excellent 9mm ...
  • Replied in Measurebation
    I think its mainly due to the overly technical and gear focus here as you would expect. For actual photography and making high quality large prints, I've found my M43 kit to be both liberating ...
  • Mine is still very sharp at the long end - not quite as sharp as the wider end or the 45 1.8 stopped down, but certainly nothing that could ever be described as soft. My first copy had a weird ...
  • Replaced the 12/2, 20/1.7 and 45/1.8 with the 12-40mm. Its (IMO) a little better than the 12mm, on par with the 20mm and a little worse than the 45mm. I have a 25 1.4 for when I occasionally want ...
  • Shooting with the excellent 12-40mm on my old GX8 (20MP) I had very good per pixel sharpness across the frame (i.e. at 100% on screen) from F2.8 to 5.6 - easily as good as any FF or APSC combo ...
  • Combined with the ability to shoot fastish lenses at wideish apertures, knowing you will have sufficient DOF and sharp edges. I generally do casual (i.e. I no longer wait hours at one spot) ...
  • Especially at the level of refinement it is in the EM5 2 and EM1 2. I have zero qualms about shooting down to a 1/4 second at below 50mm equiv. and with a bit of concentration and chimping, up to 1 ...
  • I agree, with my EM5 and EM5 2 and good lenses I can get excellent 24x20's and huge 20x60' stitched Panoramas with detailed subject matter. With the cost of framing and the size of my house, no ...
  • I picked up a lightly used EM5 2 for a good price a few months back, kind of anticipated the pricing on the EM1 2 being through the roof. I have no need for AF-C or 18FPS and the sensor on my old ...
  • Replied in Sold my 12mm
    Really enjoyed my 12mm F2 for two years before I got the 12-40mm and sold the prime. Its a great lens, although I did go through a copy before I was satisfied. Obviously its a stop faster than the ...
  • What a great looking subject - I think the crop and black and white works better. Maybe not such a tight crop however and I would pump the micro contrast, drop the blacks and bump the whites to ...
  • Replied in Landscape C&C
    Very nice colors and a cool bridge - I would try cropping a little tighter to remove peripheral distractions and perhaps rotate a little to the right - fells like its leaning a touch? Hard to tell ...
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