Gato Amarillo

Lives in United States TX, United States
Works as a Retired journalist / photographer
Has a website at http://www.silvermirage.com
Joined on Apr 11, 2008

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  • At ISO 125 and 1/200 shutter you're going to be down around f11 for a good exposure on the ambient light. I don't know if your YN 560 can deliver enough power for fill or not, unless you're using ...
  • I use it but find the bars and arcs very distracting. Don't know what Panasonic was thinking on that. If there is something to line up with I prefer the grid, but the level is handy. Gato
  • This is a difficult one. The original, in my opinion, could have used a little more exposure, which would have help. A sensor with more dynamic range (regardless of size) would have helped, but ...
  • Some sound is normal, but it is difficult to judge from forum posts just how much. My 35-100 is comparable to my other Panasonic lenses for OIS sound but a bit louder in focusing. The OIS sounds ...
  • Replied in portrait lens
    If you don't mind manual focus check out the various 105mm 2.5 and 2.8 models made over the years. These are legendary and I believe all but the very earliest version can be used on your camera. I ...
  • Why is this a problem? It's not that kind of photo. Nice, smooth even lighting. Not every photo has to have drama. I think this light works well for a child. Maybe, The window on the left bothers ...
  • I generally use A setting, watching the review and histogram and using exposure compensation as necessary. This is especially useful if the overall light is changing, say on a partly cloudy day or ...
  • You need to list the Sigmas -- the 19, 30 and 60 2.8 -- if you're doing best value for the money. I agree with the others who have posted on this. The 60 especially is a killer for it's price. IMO ...
  • A lot of good advice already. None of us can give you a magic solution, but perhaps you can take some of the advice and put together your own solution. My suggestion, if you can afford it, is to ...
  • Loving mine. I've had it for about 3 weeks and it's working really well for me. Nice clean images, really good stabilization, quick and accurate focus. Wish I had bought it sooner. To be fair, I ...
  • Yep -- I think that gets it. I'd skip the 45 and stick with the 12-40. Diffuser and fill flash should work well. At least well enough. Keep an eye on the image review and histogram and adjust ...
  • PNG files seem to do better than JPGs. In the past I used JPGs saved at 90 quality in Photoshop, but PNG8 files look a little bit better. I got that tip a few months back and it seems to work for me. ...
  • Replied in Uv filter
    By "working" I mean any situation where I life won't wait for me and I want to be sure to get the photo. Could be a pro job, could be my kid's graduation. No, I don't carry extra filters, I'll ...
  • Replied in Uv filter
    For me UV filters are mostly protection against grit and physical damage. I live and work in an area where dust and sand in the air are pretty much a constant. I don't like the idea of cleaning ...
  • Replied in Switched in 2009
    I wanted full-time live view with the seamless transition between eye-level finder and LCD. A tilt and/or flip LCD was another incentive. Panasonic was the first and only maker of mirrorless ...
  • Before I bought it: The high flash sync speed and convenience of a one-lens solution. After I used it: The extremely accurate focus, excellent lens and overall image quality Yes, but ... My main ...
  • I have only had my GX8 a short time -- two weeks tomorrow -- but I have been very pleased with the focus -- finding it both quick and accurate. Like some of the others I wonder if your camera ...
  • Another thought -- I almost never post photos in groups -- I post individually at least an hour or so apart to get more exposure. And I follow the old rule never post any but my best work, and work ...
  • I never post before the client has seen the photos. And even though I have a signed release I never post a photo if the client asks me not to. (Obviously you should have the client's express ...
  • I like it. I like the natural expression and stance, plus the way the background gives a sense of place without being intrusive. There is  nice feel to the light and I like the way the wind just ...
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