Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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  • I enjoy looking at old photos, seeing how life once was. A friend bought a box of old Kodachromes from the late 30's early forties and they are still bright with color. Technically, those images ...
  • I was expecting $1k for such a FF lens because, well, FF prices, but the price is actually reasonable given the nice 20mm wide end and sharpness (if it delivers). f/5.6 isn't fast, but again, FF,...

  • I recall deciding between the QV-10 and the Epson PhotoPC. The Casio had the LCD screen, the Epson did not but it have VGA resolution (640x480), so I went with the Epson. I remember the slow serial...

  • That 17/1.2 Pro has exemplary sharpness and contrast especially at the frame center, standing out from the others. The 12-32 amazingly hangs in there for what it is. It held together even with the ...
  • Added 7 photos to their gallery
    Water Lilies: Frederick Meijer GardensP1000277P1000265Frederick Meijer Gardens 2: My friend is taking photos in the park.Frederick Meijer Gardens 1: Duck Lake State Park, MI: P1000126-1
  • Persnickety Prints is another good service in the US. I used them after a recommendation in the comments and was more than happy with my prints.

  • I tried Persnickety Prints and was happy with the quality. They do all the various print sizes and books (not sure about calendars though). I will use them again when I get some images together ...
  • Here is a shot from the Olympus 75-300. I was at a camera store and they let me take it outside for some "brick wall" test shots. With some processing, you can get very decent shots out of the ...
  • Thanks for the information. I was wondering if it were the older (metal mount) 12-32 lenses that had the problem with the cover metal coming off. I have two copies of the newer plastic mount ones ...
  • Here is a raw file without demosaicing. It looks as you say, far from what a finished image would look like. It is scaled up a bit so you can see the Bayer pattern from the sensor (click on it and ...
  • Decentered lens. The longer focal lengths show a softness on the right side of the image. It is very poor wide open at 180mm. I wish manufacturers would pay more attention to optical alignment.

    I...

  • You stated that you had a UV filter on the lens. The slightest imperfection in the filter will reduce the image quality of a telephoto lens. I once had a filter that would cause an astigmatism ...
  • I purposely did not make it easy for the camera. I could have used a sharper lens, I could have used a lower ISO, I could have used a camera with higher resolution, ect. I understand how the eye ...
  • Created discussion thread Camera Vs. Eye resolution
    After reading the Samsung 600mp sensor article, I wanted to see how a camera compares to the human eye in resolution. I used an old 12mp Olympus PEN EPM1 with kit lens set to 25mm (about "normal" ...
  • Lenses can vary a bit copy to copy, so you may see conflicting replies. I have the 45-150 and it is quite sharp a 150mm. I've had various 70/75-300mm & 55/70-200mm zooms back in the film and ...
  • I wonder if taking an expensive lens, such as a 600mm f/4 and using a 2x converter on a APSC or MFT camera would work any better than, say a Nikon P1000 at full zoom. The P1000 can reach to an ...
  • Yes. Shoot any 16+ mp 1/2.3 sensor at those apertures and you can see the softness. It depends on what you consider to be passable sharpness. For example, I have a micro 4/3rds camera and I do not...

  • Diffraction isn't a myth, it is a physical fact. The P950 can certainly take decent shots at shorter focal lengths where the max aperture is larger thus diffraction effects are less. Even if it had...

  • At full zoom, the aperture would be like that of a FF camera shooting at f/36, so the image can never be sharp. Also at such a focal length on a small sensor, atmospheric distortion will play havoc...

  • Same here but with primes only, I'm gonna need an 85mm.
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