Chris R-UK

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
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Joined on Jul 3, 2002
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Long time Canon user now switched to M4/3

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  • Have you downsized the image before posting or is that the full size of the image?  If it is the full size then setting that determines the "quality" of the image may have been changed to output a ...
  • IMHO you don't need the sharpest lens, you just need a lens that is sharp enough for the type of shots that you want to take.  If you are a very serious photographer then none of them is sharp ...
  • I think that if you are having focusing problems on the 70D then you will have even worse problems on the 5D iv because of the smaller depth of field. You better get your focusing problems sorted ...
  • Where are you going, for how long and what do you want to photograph? Will you be doing any low light photography? Do you want to carry more than one lens?  If the answer is no, do you want the ...
  • The ones without IS are older and inferior to the newer lenses. If you don't need f/2.8 the 70-200mm f/4 is a pretty good lens and lighter and cheaper than the f2.8s. If you need f/2.8 then the ...
  • You can't bounce flash off a 50' roof so that explains why the ISO maxed out at 3200 if the flash did go off.  Somebody else has said that the EXIF data shows that the flash was not used, but ...
  • Replied in Go artistic?
    Get a copy of "Wildlife Photographer of the Year", "Bird Photographer of the Year" or, best of all, "50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year". All of these competitions have a strong bias ...
  • There is a very slight noise when I turn the 12-40mm upside down, as if something is just changing position slightly.  I have to hold the lens quite close to my ear to hear it.
  • I am not a professional photographer but I have shot quite a few weddings for family and friends as the principal photographer and quite a few more where there was a pro doing the shoot (I kept ...
  • Replied in DSLR for film
    DSLRs aren't very good at video because the viewfinder blacks out when shooting and most (but not the 200D) have very poor AF during video and a rear LCD that isn't good enough for manual focusing ...
  • That is a pretty big and expensive camera for hiking, especially if you are only going to be shooting landscapes and not wildlife.  Most hikers on these forums are looking for something ...
  • I think that the camera phone is blurring the background artificially using software.  You can do that on a computer as well.
  • Can you give us some more information such as, what experience you have and what equipment you will be using?  Are you a professional photographer?  Do you have backup equipment? Will you have an ...
  • I am going to say much the same things that Albert has said but in a more concise way. The main problem with the image is that the camera was set to ISO3200 and that has caused all the noise.  I ...
  • You have picked a very difficult subject, birds in flight, with the target a long way off and with the exposure all wrong and on what appears to be a grey day.  You also have a camera which ...
  • That is like comparing a car with a motorcycle. Totally different lenses for totally different types of photography. Lens design cannot be optimised for all focal lengths in a zoom lens - that is ...
  • I shoot wildlife including BIF with M4/3, having downgraded for weight purposes from an APS-C DSLR several years ago.  Like you I photograph birds but I am not a birder.  Also like you, I have ...
  • From pdk42's original post: "- 40-150 without the TC is notably sharper - 40-150 with the TC is about the same" Isn't that a comment on image quality? Personally I found his post very useful.
  • Well I think that you should keep one of the 14-42/45mm plus the 45-150mm because this combination will give you better image quality.  I have no idea why you have 3 kit lenses. So the question is ...
  • The concept of a "kit" lens for a "professional" camera is a bit strange.  Professional cameras are not normally sold in kits because the buyer already has lenses. However, I guess that the kit ...
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