SteveY80

Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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  • I use my Panasonic GM1 and its built in time lapse mode. Image quality of the 16mp 4/3 sensor is pretty good, certainly better in low light than most similarly sized cameras. When using small ...
  • I've emailed, although I'll be very surprised if they actually add this feature to existing cameras through firmware. I'll be happy enough if they implement decent auto-ISO on future camera bodies, ...
  • Replied in Perceived gaps
    I'd agree that manual focus isn't really an issue for macro -- apart from preventing any in-camera focus bracketing/stacking features from being used -- but manual aperture can be a significant ...
  • Bill Gates was a great businessman who played the cards he was dealt brilliantly, but I don't see how he was any kind of visionary. He certainly benefited from IBM's hardware obsessed lack of ...
  • I'd give Apple credit there, but not Microsoft. I do think Microsoft's conservatism, combined with the runaway success of the IBM PC and its clones, definitely held things back. As a PC user ...
  • I've voted for the 90mm f/2 because it's the nearest thing on the list, but I'd rather see a longer macro, like a 120mm or 150mm. That'd be more different from the 60mm, and would provide working ...
  • Personally, I'm just a bit bemused to see switching the mode dial to M presented as if it's some kind of remarkable and unexpected solution that you yourself "figured out". The existence of manual ...
  • The point is that pretty much anyone who wants a more sophisticated auto-ISO is already going to be aware of the existence of manual mode. If that worked as an acceptable alternative then people ...
  • This is a bit like presenting manual focus as a workaround for complaints about autofocus limitations. Yes, it can do the job, but it ignores why people might want the speed and convenience of ...
  • Depending on what's being shot, motion blur can be a much bigger issue than a bit more noise. I'd usually rather shoot at a slightly higher ISO than necessary if it ensures that all my shots are ...
  • I've just bought one used. So far all I've done is take a few shots sufficient to check the sharpness and decide not to return it. How often I'll end up using it remains to be seen. I've often ...
  • Anything that starts "Real/professional/serious photographers use..." as if it's owning specific gear that determines those attributes, not the photographer and the work they produce. Anyone who ...
  • I don't see how iISO can be as flexible as actually being able to choose a minimum shutter speed. The way it tries to choose an appropriate ISO for the shot is quite clever, but it doesn't always ...
  • Replied in GF9/GX850
    Does that mean that it doesn't allow exposure compensation when using auto ISO in manual? I'll be disappointed if that's the case, and I certainly won't be replacing my GM1 with a GX850. With that ...
  • Yes, apart from the brand name printed on them they're exactly the same lenses.
  • To me that seems like a downright bizarre thing to say. Like claiming that manual focus is faster than any auto focus mode, and somehow doesn't require you to think about focusing. I find that the ...
  • I own a Fuji X-M1 that still gets used for wide angle (with the Samyang 12mm), some low light shooting, and long exposures (where my GX7/GM1 produce atrociously noisy images). Like you I find the ...
  • I'm assuming the problem is that the camera doesn't allow exposure compensation while using Auto-ISO in Manual mode? Otherwise you should be able to bias the exposure (or more ...
  • It's certainly possible - one of these days I'll have to give it a proper test using a tripod. But personally I find it strange that I seem to consistently get less "shake" after stopping down and ...
  • The OP's examples were heavily downsized, so I don't think they were much use for judging sharpness either. I have taken some typical nature shots with the 100-300, but I didn't think the ones at ...
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