SteveY80

Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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  • As far as I've seen, all the ones with Sony sensors are fine and there isn't a huge difference between them.
  • Just avoid cameras with Panasonic's 16mp sensor (including the original E-M1) - the long exposure noise they produce is appalling.
  • I'd mainly want a slightly longer focal length macro lens like that for shooting skittish bugs and butterflies while out walking. Size/weight is definitely a consideration when deciding what ...
  • Sirui make some excellent CF tripods, especially considering their price. I'm very happy with my T-025X as a small travel tripod, although I tend to keep it fairly low and use a tilt screen rather ...
  • I agree completely. I really hate fully articulated screens. I can see how they're useful in some circumstances, but for me they're just too slow, clumsy and inconvenient. I find that's especially ...
  • I had the 14mm f/2.5 on my GM1, along with a handy 16mm extension tube to try it with, so I thought I'd give it a go. As other people have suggested, the biggest practical problem is the extremely ...
  • Are you looking for continuous lighting for video work, or something to light up macro stills? If it's for video there are 3rd party LED lights similar to that Olympus one - Google something like ...
  • It works fine on Olympus. The only thing that won't function is the aperture ring on the lens, but you can still control the aperture from the camera dials.
  • I'm saying that it's hard to comment on the quality of <1mp images because they're so low resolution. A lot of issues with sharpness/DOF can be reduced at longer viewing distances or smaller image ...
  • It's hard for me to judge such low resolution images. Resizing down to <1mp can hide a lot of issues. Personally I prefer a deeper depth of field than those images show. The robber fly in ...
  • Replied in why not
    I don't use my GX7 exclusively for macro and value the versatility offered by interchangeable lenses. Some people get fantastic results shooting macro with small sensor compacts and bridge ...
  • Replied in Moon Critique
    Definitely give it a try with electronic shutter. Even at fast shutter speeds I had trouble getting sharp results with my 100-300mm on a GX7 using mechanical shutter. Things improved a lot when I ...
  • Replied in why not
    If anyone made a suitable camera system with a 1" or smaller sensor then I'd definitely consider it. Nikon 1 is/was the only 1" ILC and I used the system for a while (I still have an IR converted ...
  • You obviously aren't someone who shoots the kind of macro photography I enjoy. Even at f/22 the depth of field can be too thin to get the whole subject in focus, let alone the background too. Here' ...
  • This works both ways. If FF and 4/3 lenses have the same range of f-stops, the one on the 4/3 sensor will have a larger shooting envelope when it's deep DOF that's desirable. Being able to get a ...
  • It works great with the 60mm. If you use a step down ring (46mm-43mm) you can screw the Raynox directly to the 60mm rather than using its clip on adapter. Otherwise you'd need a 46mm-52mm step up ...
  • Unfortunately you can't do this trick with the 15mm f/1.7. All the Panasonic aperture ring does is electronically tell the camera which aperture to select  - it won't function in shutter priority. ...
  • It might be worth trying another copy of the Fuji 18-55 lens. I'm quite happy with mine - sharpness seems comparable to my 12-35mm and 16-50mm lenses for Panasonic and Sony.
  • To me the blur looks natural. I can't see any obvious signs of blurring around the edges of the subject. If it is the result of PP then it's well done and makes a much better argument for the use ...
  • It's definitely better to have too much DOF than not enough, but in some circumstances the option of a shallower DOF can still be an advantage. The ease of successfully narrowing the apparent DOF ...
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