Michael Jardine

Michael Jardine

Lives in United States Harper's Hill, WA, United States
Works as a Software developer and published author
Joined on May 17, 2005
About me:

See the world.

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On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

Looks like a specialist lens. Since I already have an 85, I'm still waiting for a 135 f/2 like Nikon's. I would be interested in a DOF/Bokeh comparison of the 100 at 2.8, and a similar lens at 1.8 or 1.4...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 15:28 UTC as 16th comment
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nipa: Very good work, captured the atmosphere in a unique way, travelling light has its benefits! I wonder however, when you are going to travel with a single prime lens, if a 17 mm lens 4/3 lens (34 mm FF) would be more useful. Has anybody done that?

Agree on 20 vs 17, like you I usually prefer the 20 because I also feel it is sharper, has better DOF, and is just right for taking panoramas when needed.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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nipa: Very good work, captured the atmosphere in a unique way, travelling light has its benefits! I wonder however, when you are going to travel with a single prime lens, if a 17 mm lens 4/3 lens (34 mm FF) would be more useful. Has anybody done that?

I travel with two lenses for my m43 system: Lumix 20mm (or sometimes the 17mm), and 75mm.

I decide which lens to put on my m43 camera depending on which lens I use on my full frame mirrorless camera, which is usually a 85mm f/1.8.

I typically have two cameras in my bag so I don't have to switch lenses. The bag is a tiny sling.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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User5273771010: SORRY FOLKS,

Do not agree with DPR this time out... I have been shooting Nikon-only for over 50 plus years, from my first SLR in 1962, the Nikon F and everything else to my F6! DSLR's, the D700, D800, D3, D3s, (2) Df's and my D4 (still have everyone of them and all the Pro glass along the way, LOL!). About 3 years back I jumped ship and purchased (2) Oly E-M1's and now have the entire Oly Pro Lens line up including the outstanding Oly 300mm f2.8. I will be investing in the E-M1 Mk II very soon. Yes, I still shoot my D4 and 2 Df's but I do enjoy using my Oly gear more now than ALL my Nikon collection combined. I believe that my opinion is very subjective, as well, I respect others opinions, more so the ones that invest in, own and use the gear they talk about. The armchair guy & gals, well, keep drooling! 😜

V/R The PhotogDog (Kent)

Perl, have you tried a M43 camera with the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 or 75mm f/1.8? I'm pretty happy with both DOF and bokeh on both. Also pleasantly surprised with same on Lumix 20mm f.1.8.
https://qamera.smugmug.com/Galleries/My-Favorite-Lens/

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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User5273771010: SORRY FOLKS,

Do not agree with DPR this time out... I have been shooting Nikon-only for over 50 plus years, from my first SLR in 1962, the Nikon F and everything else to my F6! DSLR's, the D700, D800, D3, D3s, (2) Df's and my D4 (still have everyone of them and all the Pro glass along the way, LOL!). About 3 years back I jumped ship and purchased (2) Oly E-M1's and now have the entire Oly Pro Lens line up including the outstanding Oly 300mm f2.8. I will be investing in the E-M1 Mk II very soon. Yes, I still shoot my D4 and 2 Df's but I do enjoy using my Oly gear more now than ALL my Nikon collection combined. I believe that my opinion is very subjective, as well, I respect others opinions, more so the ones that invest in, own and use the gear they talk about. The armchair guy & gals, well, keep drooling! 😜

V/R The PhotogDog (Kent)

I'm similar to you. Jumped to M43 several years ago and haven't looked back. Still use the Nikons for sports photography. Recently dipped my toe into FF mirrorless (Sony). Jury's out but bottom line for me is, it's all about the joy of photography - and about having a camera with you when you need it :)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (276 comments in total)

OM-D E-M10 for < $500 with kit zoom, includes EVF. Great camera.

http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/omd/e-m10.html

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 04:46 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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rmcohen: My 64 gig iPad was a complete bust on our trip to Africa last year. Once you blow past your storage limit you're pretty much SOL for backing up your shots. iOS devices are very, very weak for getting data in or out unless you're near a desktop unit. With gigs of images, WiFi is not really practical.

I had just got an iPhone 6 then with 128 gigs as a reserve backup. Uh, the camera connect kit isn't supported there!!! SOL!

Do you shoot RAW?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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love2travelfar: Nobody is mentioning the most important factor -
this device runs a useless iOS. If it was running full Mac OS,
I could run real Photoshop, now it's some kind of gimmicky
useless sub-version. No file system. But they called it "pro" LOL

Read the biography of Steve Jobs. One of the key design features of iOS was to address his dislike for the clumsy Explorer/Finder filing system - and replace it with application-based document storage which is essentially seamless. Spotlight is their answer for this on OS X; the idea being that it should always be faster to find something by searching, than by browsing through a virtual filing cabinet. I am working on a solution that I believe is more simple and intuitive. It's basically a 'playlist' but for everything on your computer and mobile device. It's currently under development :)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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rmcohen: My 64 gig iPad was a complete bust on our trip to Africa last year. Once you blow past your storage limit you're pretty much SOL for backing up your shots. iOS devices are very, very weak for getting data in or out unless you're near a desktop unit. With gigs of images, WiFi is not really practical.

I had just got an iPhone 6 then with 128 gigs as a reserve backup. Uh, the camera connect kit isn't supported there!!! SOL!

There are some good forums here about travel photography. I also looked into iOS (I'm an iOS developer) but the system is not designed to be independent of a parent device - be it OS X or Windows. As Cloud technology becomes more mainstream, the differences will probably merge, but for the foreseeable future you'll have to bring along a 'parent' device. If size/weight is critical, you might want to take a look at the MacBook. Another option is to use a smaller camera system, where greater size/weight compromises can be made. I personally travel with a 13" MacBook Pro retina, and I have 'downsized' my camera system from DSLR to mirrorless. I can fit everything for a world trip into one small Patagonia carry-on bag, and my 'camera system' (two bodies four lenses) lives in a relatively tiny sling bag that swings to the front for safety in crowded places.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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rmcohen: My 64 gig iPad was a complete bust on our trip to Africa last year. Once you blow past your storage limit you're pretty much SOL for backing up your shots. iOS devices are very, very weak for getting data in or out unless you're near a desktop unit. With gigs of images, WiFi is not really practical.

I had just got an iPhone 6 then with 128 gigs as a reserve backup. Uh, the camera connect kit isn't supported there!!! SOL!

Why would you ever travel without external storage? 2TB disks are cheap these days, as are SD cards themselves.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
On photo Librawlian_QCRG in the Panning. challenge (8 comments in total)

Beautiful. I've tried this with action sports but it's really difficult to capture inconsistent action (running, etc) unless I get lucky.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 01:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Mystery road in the Landscape with a road challenge (10 comments in total)
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MattiD80: Jealous of those big trees. In Europa, most 'big' trees here are 5 times smaller, and the average tree 100x smaller. Looks like a Sequoia Sempervirens.

I've been through the grove a number of times. The first time through, I just used wide angle. Didn't even occur to me to use telephoto.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
On photo Mystery road in the Landscape with a road challenge (10 comments in total)
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Vermeero: Beautiful scene... enormous trees!

It was difficult to figure out what kind of lens to use. The obvious choice was a wide angle but in the end, this shot with a telephoto seemed to provide a better feeling of scale.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 13:45 UTC
On photo Mystery road in the Landscape with a road challenge (10 comments in total)
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MattiD80: Jealous of those big trees. In Europa, most 'big' trees here are 5 times smaller, and the average tree 100x smaller. Looks like a Sequoia Sempervirens.

The photo was taken at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, you can learn more about the trees here: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=413

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (467 comments in total)
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Michael Jardine: Just to put things in perspective, the cost - at least here in the U.S. - is $10/month compared to an average of $40+ per month for a simple cell phone. For people in the enterprise space - defined as 'my livelihood pretty much depends on it' - the price is a steal. Enterprise software typically runs $40~100/month (I pay that for basic project management software for my business). For the rest of us hobbyists and amateurs who spend probably $2,000 a year on cameras and gear, what is $10/month? Particularly when so much of the visual equation is moving from the hardware end to the software end?

As I said, Enterprise software typically runs $40~100/month.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 01:58 UTC
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salsaguy: good capture. background is a bit distracting though

Totally. I could have given it reduced clarity in LR but I think that would have looked 'too edited'.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
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