zuikowesty

zuikowesty

Lives in Canada Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada
Works as a Information Technology Professional
Joined on Jan 1, 2009
About me:

I began shooting with an old Brownie Box as a kid in the early 70s, moved quickly through 126 and 110 formats to 35mm with an OM-2 for my high school darkroom club, followed by an OM-10, OM-1 and OM-4T. I bought my wife a Stylus Epic when our daughter was born, which produce lots of great photos, and then moved her into digital with a D560Z P&S in 2004, and since then a variety of Canon, Sony and Olympus P&S models. I followed in 2009 with my first DSLR, the Olympus E-410. In 2014, I moved to micro four thirds with the E-M5 and E-PM2. Currently enjoy using the Olympus 12-40/2.8, 7-14/2.8, Bower/Samyang 7.5mm fisheye, 40-150R, Lumix 12-32, along with a handful of legacy FF lenses such as the OM 55/1.2 and similar from the 60s and 70s.

I enjoy nature, macro and portrait photography.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zuikowesty/

zuikowesty's recent activity

  • Replied in Two bodies
    I've carried two bodies, occasionally three, since 35mm film days. Back then it was OM bodes with 21,35,50,85,135,200, but usually 21 and 85 mounted. If I took one body only it would have the 35 ...
  • Not quite every feature - HR mode from the E-M5ii. But you're right, the E-M1 has been given several serious feature upgrades since release, probably more than any other camera, and it was very ...
  • Replied in Thought
    A wonderful portrait, and the processing works very well!
  • Very nice! Like the expression of the sheep on the first, and the depth in the second.
  • Truth be told... I didn't like my pasty skin colour, so I made it b/w! :)
  • It was a magical place, and the place I was reclining was a perfect hollow in the rock. As we left, a girl was setting up a tent near this spot, and I was so envious of her. Have to be carefuly ...
  • From a New Year's Day hike up Loy Canyon in Sedona, Arizona. Our view at lunch. A rare photo of me. I couldn't get her to join me in this shot, as it's about a 500' drop below my boots...
  • That is quite a bargain, and the lens does appear to be working just fine!
  • Agree, the 7-14 is quite versatile, and has replaced my 12-40 much of the time for the past year since I bought it. A few from an outing on Sunday. First shot of the day, only a few steps onto the ...
  • Replied in Sedona, take 2
    Thanks all! I agree we are often our own worst critics. I also need to be in the right frame of mind for both shooting, and for processing. The latter is much more difficult, as I don't have the ...
  • You'd be surprised... I've sold quite a bit of legacy gear for more than I paid for it many years earlier. At least 4-5 OM lenses and even my OM-4Ti body. Last week I sold my 14-42IIR kit lens for ...
  • I am interested in hearing his rationale also, as they are quite different choices, aside from speed. My copy of the 7.5/3.5, while sharp and contrasty, is not as sharp as my 7-14 @ 7mm. I thought ...
  • Ignoring the fact that they are very different beasts, the Oly is far more likely to hold its value, IMHO. Both lenses currently represent the fastest in their class, but Laowa is still relatively ...
  • Replied in Honolulu
    Nicely done. I am impressed with the sharpness and exposure of the moon shot - getting the moon along with a foreground right is tricky. And the 9-18 shots show excellent detail; certainly nothing ...
  • Nice shot! My mom had a hand held Sunbeam from the early 60s which reminds me of this. I still have it somewhere, but the motor finally gave up from years of abuse...
  • Wonderful set, but #3 is my favourite - great sky and b/w processing.
  • Wow, what an amazing set! I have only visited Italy once, but am so envious of those who have experienced it as much as you clearly have. Unlike many, my wife and I never did the backpacking across ...
  • Replied in Sedona, take 2
    Thanks, and the pano was the spur of the moment shot - after taking a few with my 7-14, I grabbed my wife's E-PM2 and shot a quick sequence for the pano. Yesterday's outing back at home was much ...
  • Replied in Sedona, take 2
    I hadn't heard of that one, but it certainly makes sense. At the very least, if you do go back, do so with the intention of capturing different light. In this case, I needed to get out earlier, or ...
  • Perhaps not in real time, but I think we will see (and in some cases already are seeing) the application of AI to discern the interesting parts of an image, and apply the most appropriate image ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 3662
Threads started 181
Last post 2 days ago
Total comments 33
Total likes 36
Last post 1 week ago
Total reviews 2
Last review Mar 28, 2014
Entries 4
Votes cast 1
Last entry Jan 31, 2016
Photos uploaded 22
Last upload Dec 21, 2016