SteveY80

Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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  • That's true, it just isn't always possible to put the sky or a distant background behind the subject. I was specifically thinking of some of the butterfly images on the site Hen3ry linked to, ...
  • I feel the same way. Using the screen rather than an eye-level viewfinder was liberating and for me makes photography more fun. The only time I find the viewfinder a benefit is when using really ...
  • There's some really nice work on that site - the butterflies in particular. He certainly does a good job of nailing the plane of focus, especially considering he's using a DSLR with an optical ...
  • Lack of AF may not generally be an issue, but personally I consider the lack of electronic aperture control to be a big disadvantage for some macro photography. I find that shooting stopped down to ...
  • I don't know what "sport macro" is - it's not a term I've ever encountered before. Judging by the macro photos I see shared, insect macro photography in the field is pretty popular. It's certainly ...
  • For Canon/Nikon/Sony/Pentax there are 180mm/200mm macro lenses that provide significantly more working distance even on FF (especially taking into account higher resolution FF sensors allowing ...
  • Many m4/3 lenses can happily be used wide open, but the 100-300 is definitely a lens that benefits significantly from being stopped down. Mine is at its best at f/7.1 or f/8, and not really usable ...
  • I personally haven't found this to be a big issue for waist-level street photography, but it can definitely make a difference when trying to quickly photograph high magnification macro subjects. Wi ...
  • I've not used any of the cameras with focus bracketing, but one difference I've read about (that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread) is that the Olympus cameras force the electronic shutter ...
  • It makes me wonder why they restrict the maximum flash sync so much if it's actually capable of more than double the speed? The advantage the GX7 has is that you can use off camera TTL flash at ...
  • I don't generally find using the screen to be a problem even in bright light. The screen brightness can be increased to compensate, and tilting the screen can help to shade it and reduce ...
  • One thing I find interesting about the GX7 is that if the internal pop-up flash is used as a trigger, it allows a flash sync of 1/320s to be used. That's something I use all the time - for hand ...
  • The built in eye cup is pretty shallow. Even with it removed the EVF would still stick out. The EVF can be a nuisance, and I hardly ever use it, but personally I've learned to live with it. I ...
  • The first thing that went through my mind when I saw that shot was how slippery those wooden posts can get after they've been under water. I've fallen on my backside stepping on something similar ...
  • I'm not a fan of high interest borrowing, but shut down legal payday lenders, without anything to replace them, and it's illegal loan sharks that desperate people would turn to. The interest ...
  • That's been my default flash setting for years, since long before I started using m4/3. It undoubtedly helps in some circumstances, and can be used to create a desirable creative effect in some ...
  • Flash that accentuates rather than overpowering ambient light doesn't freeze action. It can work great when shooting a static subject, like someone who's posing for the shot, but if ...
  • The original question was about preventing motion blur or high ISO noise when photographing a moving child (playing in the snow) in low light, without suppressing the background. Fill flash can be ...
  • One of the things I like about using smaller cameras is that it makes it easier to use a flash off-camera. Rather than keeping my flash stuck on the hotshoe, or having to carry and set up a ...
  • In the particular shooting situation discussed in that thread, a bit of fill flash wouldn't have got the job done anyway. I found it ironic that those rather insulting and condescending comments ...
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