acahaya

acahaya

Lives in Germany Munich, Germany
Works as a IT Consultant
Has a website at www.acahaya.com
Joined on Aug 25, 2006

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On a photo in the Olympus 45mm F1.2 sample gallery sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Errr, i am looking for a portrait lens and honestly those bad snapshots of horses and riders do not belong in any gallery, putple fringing when wide open or not.
This is probably the sample gallery with the worst images i‘ve ever seen on dpr - is the lens so bad that the photographer lost all inspiration to at least try to take some decent photos? This is trash bin material.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 3rd comment
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bluevellet: This sounds like a gold award recipient at DPR. The DPR staff already gave a pass to many potential/perceived weaknesses (IQ improvements, price, EVF/LCD upgrades) while lauding its obvious strenghts.

The only potential pitfall is AF performance. But considering how some other serious sites are already happy with this feature and how DPR tends to be rigorous with their tests, I get the feeling that the EM1II merely has to be competitive in this department rather than a D500-killer king-of-the-hill type of camera to secure that gold.

i am looking for some images that can prove better C-AF and tracking but honestly did not find any good series. There is an OK image of an owl on mirrorlessons, Ming Thein did not test AF, Robin Wong admits that he is no C-AF specialist and posted a series that looks like my E-M1.1 results, on Iceland the weather was too bad to thest the AFand most visionaries are obviously deliriously happy but unfortunately do not post pictures matching the hype.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
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juhab: As a slow-speed stills photographer, I'm probably the only one who was kind of disappointed by this camera. The wait for a portable E-M5 / E-M10 sized body with an improved 20+MP sensor in a reasonable price range seems to be long. Maybe next X-mas then :-(

LOL, i would not call me a hipster ;)

Maybe you simply have to wait for the E-M10 III

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
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juhab: As a slow-speed stills photographer, I'm probably the only one who was kind of disappointed by this camera. The wait for a portable E-M5 / E-M10 sized body with an improved 20+MP sensor in a reasonable price range seems to be long. Maybe next X-mas then :-(

what is wrong with the PEN-F?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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acahaya: Fortunately some other photographers also tested the E-M1.2 and guess what, they managed to come home with nice images. Here is a link to Adrian Rohnfelders Iceland gallery.
http://rohnfelder.de/island/#gal16

I am usually looking forward to dpr reviews and hands on experience descriptions but have rarely read a review that was as uninspired as this one. The only thing i understand is that the author enjoyed a free trip to Iceland and then somehow did not feel like delivering. Fortunately there are other places in the internet where i can find valid information about a camera i am personally interested in. The only thing i learned here is that the author did not handle test equipment with the necessary care. I hope the "real review" is done by someone else otherwise it is not worth reading.

i am not working for Olympus but i can clearly distinguish between a review giving me valid information and one where i have to ask myself about the attitude of the reviewer. This is not about praise or criticism of the camera, i am in fact interested in a list of strong and weak points the tester found. If you read Ming Theins review you learn that Olympus has again missed to update their almost 10 years old Auto ISO algorithm, which is a shame. 60FPS full resolution RAW is nice but not if Auto ISO applies the 1/focal distance *2 rule and increases the ISO much higher than necessary. I'd also like to know why they added a second card slot but made it slow ... but i had to go and tead other reviews to learn about those facts. The dpr review features ignorance regarding camera settings and features instead.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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Franks38: Good sample pictures at Ming Thein: https://blog.mingthein.com/2016/11/02/review-olympus-e-m1-mark-ii/#more-13795

Various commenters below found the sample photos in the DPR story to be lacking. For a set of very good sample photos check out Ming's review. Overall he was positive about his experience with the Olympus E1-MarkII. But as others have noted he finds the E1.2 (his nomenclature) as large as the Nikon D750 with a 24-100 lens.

Here is the link to Adrian Rohnfelders photos from the Iceland event
http://rohnfelder.de/island/#gal16

Imo the problem with this review is the attitude of the reviewer.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 07:23 UTC

Fortunately some other photographers also tested the E-M1.2 and guess what, they managed to come home with nice images. Here is a link to Adrian Rohnfelders Iceland gallery.
http://rohnfelder.de/island/#gal16

I am usually looking forward to dpr reviews and hands on experience descriptions but have rarely read a review that was as uninspired as this one. The only thing i understand is that the author enjoyed a free trip to Iceland and then somehow did not feel like delivering. Fortunately there are other places in the internet where i can find valid information about a camera i am personally interested in. The only thing i learned here is that the author did not handle test equipment with the necessary care. I hope the "real review" is done by someone else otherwise it is not worth reading.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies

Lots of intersting new features for stills, don't care about the video BUT: still no visible Af field in sequential shooting is a no go. We've been asking for a visible AF field since FW 1.0 in the E-M5. What the hell is so difficult about hoghlighting the chosen frame and how are we supposed to shoot action in serial L wit C-AF if we cannot see the focus field from the second image on?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 27th comment
On photo 25/1.4 Studio Portrait (stopped down) in the Portrait shot with M4/3's challenge (10 comments in total)
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yabokkie: sometimes I use somewhere between f/5.6 and f/8 on 35mm format, and I know some people use f/11 but these are nothing near f/10 on 4/3"!

It is a studio shot and i was too lazy to change the power of the strobe becaus ethe setup was for a full body shot, this is why i stopped down to F10. The bg was originally blurd the way it is, at F10 even though i was very close to the face the bg could not be oof like this in the real world.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 22:29 UTC
On photo mFT Portrait in the Portrait shot with M4/3's challenge (2 comments in total)

TY :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 22:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)

I have a question that imo was not answered before.
I have a CS6 license (not extended). If i buy 1 month PS CC, i'll be able to download and use CS6 extended for a month because CC only offers the extended version. If i decide after 1 month that my original CS6 is enough for me, can i still use it or was my CS6 boxed license changed to a CC license and i cannot use what i already paid for?

I friend of me who owns a CS6 extended version bought a 1 month subscription for PS CC. Since the PS version available in CC is still CS6 extended and not CS7 as their adds make you believe, all he received was a notification that his CS6 extended installation is up to date and that his license model was changed to subscription. He paid for something he already has and although he contacted Adobe, he got no reply reagarding the question if he had to continue to pay the subscription and he also did not get a refund.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:08 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
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hfgerena: $9.99 for a month trial.

I think I'll give it a try to this CC thing and see what they are offering. I rather spend it on a couple of beers, but to be honest, I really like Photoshop, but I already started to look for another option. Or live happy for ever with my CS6 version.

id you already own a CS6 boxed license and buy the CC extended abo for a month, what do you think is going to happen to your ild CS6 license? Does Adobe guarantee that you'll be able to use your already paid Cs6 license if you decide to discontinue your abonnement or was your license transferred and you can't use CS6 anymore?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 09:56 UTC
On article Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples (255 comments in total)
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SnapHappy32: If this is close to the performance of the Panny 20mm - I'll gladly give up my X100.

I've carried two bodies on most "shoot-what-you-see" walkabouts.
Good to see Oly covering this focal length with a prime - I shoot my 12-35 on the OMD. No distortion correction..

It's still a wideangle lens optically - so I guess it'll perfom better than said zoom if the Oly can compensate for distortion.

Bravo, Olympus.

Now that you lot have covered every practical focal length with primes (save telephotos) - how 'bout some native OLY fast zooms?

I can't remember a mFt fw update for Olympus or Panasonic that was about lens correction. At least not aince 2010. Imo this is a parameter driven algorithm and the lens provides the lens specific data data when attached, i.e. no need for a fw update.

BTW: which fw version is on your cam, the latest one increases battery time, Fw 1.1 fixed a bug when using some lenses with IS .... might be a good idea to look for the USB cable ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 14:48 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)
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acahaya: Images look horrible on retina displays, lots of ugly compression artifacts.
You really need to fix this, i have no problems in several other forums, flickr, .... but right now i try very hard to NOT look at pictures.

Problem seems to be related to mobile provider settings plus maybe high resolution mobile devices. Images look OK as long as i view them via WLAN.
I used to have a similar problem with my provider where images were not shown at all on mobile devices on some websites but this was solved by changing some settings in my profile. I already checked but nothing changed regarding the provider.
I also checked other browsers on the iPad, same problem so it is not related to Safari.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)
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acahaya: Images look horrible on retina displays, lots of ugly compression artifacts.
You really need to fix this, i have no problems in several other forums, flickr, .... but right now i try very hard to NOT look at pictures.

too late to edit ...

Using Firefox on a desktop pc i have no problems and really like the new viewer. But unfortunately i'm rarely able to read dpr via the desktop, i.e. i'm visiting 99% via a mobile device with retina display.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:56 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)
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xtoph: i have not given anyone permission to 'download original' files of my photographs. dpr's inclusion of a dedicated button for this is bizarre, and suggests that i somehow do give such permission.

i am aware that people can copy my photos, but there's a difference between that being technically possible and it being actively encouraged and tacitly approved.

please change this. and shame on dpr, after facebook's photographer unfriendly changes (including a 'download original' button we have no control over) and the backlash against them, you would think that a photographer-centered site would have handled this differently.

@Roel: Like x 10!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:51 UTC
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)

Images look horrible on retina displays, lots of ugly compression artifacts.
You really need to fix this, i have no problems in several other forums, flickr, .... but right now i try very hard to NOT look at pictures.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:40 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1413 comments in total)
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acahaya: Dear dpr, may i suggest to simply drop the poll and this article. All those just posted comments really do not reflect very well on dpr as a site seriously dedicated to photography equipment. I understand that you need the clicks but this has turned into a kindergarden with lots of stupid brats and dpr as helpless or not really interested nanny. Rather embarrassing.

Your German has the same quality as the rest of your posts and you obviously need glasses. You may call me a girl or a smurf but for sure not a fanBOY :D

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 21:03 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1413 comments in total)

Dear dpr, may i suggest to simply drop the poll and this article. All those just posted comments really do not reflect very well on dpr as a site seriously dedicated to photography equipment. I understand that you need the clicks but this has turned into a kindergarden with lots of stupid brats and dpr as helpless or not really interested nanny. Rather embarrassing.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 20:09 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1413 comments in total)

Regarding all those posts complaining about a thread in the m43 forum where users were asked to vote: Anybody regularly reading the m43 forum can actually only laugh about the idea that every user there promptly gave his vote to the E-M5 after reading about the poll.
1. All those voting for the camera they own had other m43 choices like the GH3
2. There were so many users complaining about too many E-M5 posts in this forum that imo if they voted at all they probably voted for something else ;-)

Do you honestly think Panny and Oly zealots stopped hating each other for a week of united voting?

It is amazing that there is so much annoyance about a simple poll. Go out and take pictures, havie fun with your own camera, cuddle with your loved ones or read a good book. Or find a website that voted your favorite camera as cam of 2012.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 18:56 UTC as 122nd comment
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