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.

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  • I think I will review my JPG settings, and use JPG OOC for this project, to save time, and also provide a bit more of a comparative between lenses for colour cast, contrast, etc. Last night I did ...
  • At one per day, it will take a few weeks at least to get through the 50s... It's not so much the weight, but the lack of practice at such extreme focal lengths for me. As a wide shooter, 300mm ...
  • Great shot, well done!
  • I have several boxes of vintage lenses that I have been slowly trying out, usually shooting a few similar scenes, like closeups with various backgrounds to sample the bokeh, distant trees against ...
  • Sounds like the 12-100 might be a good fit for you. I am really tempted by it, but would rather make my next lens a compact prime.
  • Someone mentioned in a recent thread about common mistakes, that one of them was spending too much time on a photo in post... here are a few candidates perhaps. The first just has too much shadow ...
  • I would add that for video, smooth manual focus and aperture control, which is really only possible on fully manual lenses (especially those with de-clicked aperture rings and short throw focus ...
  • Wow, that is some seriously bad luck. Some vehicles are just cursed, I think. A friend once had a car which was broken into three times, each occurrence happening within days of getting the glass ...
  • Quite a difference, but that's also the kit wide open vs. a prime down 2+ stops. The 14-42 kits are 42mm would be interesting to see also. The kits would likely be closer at f/8, but then you're ...
  • Replied in Ah Sweet.
    I've bought a few things from Henry's ebay store - got a Thinktank pack for a great deal just in time for my travels in the winter. It was their Vancouver store, but they shipped it to me - I ...
  • No, it was Kerrisdale Cameras in Vancouver. I also got my 7-14 and E-M5ii from them, and they were happy to price match. I'm just glad to have a brick & mortar store, and will support them as much ...
  • I agree; there is no comparison between the 12-40 and 12-50 - the former is superior in every way when it comes to IQ and handling (unless you want E-zoom). I have tried the 12-100 several times, ...
  • A good summary, but I wouldn't pay more than $200 US/CDN, since Oly has been giving them away with E-M5ii kits for a while, or about $99 above the cheapest body only price. I sold my new in box ...
  • I don't do guns, but I would add to the list a vehicle you can't easily replace. I don't even take mine to a mechanic for fear of them screwing something up...
  • Really? How much brandy have you had? ;)
  • I don't have a body with PDAF to try it on, but I suspect it is much better on those, as you say. My old 14-54mki focussed very quickly on my E-410, but was very hesitant on my E-M5. PDAF on the ...
  • Swish it with brandy and you'll be fine... at least that's what my dentist said when I had 3 wisdom teeth pulled when I was in my teens! It worked though :) When our kids had some pulled this year, ...
  • Congrats. It is a great lens, and I also stumbled upon one at a local store for an amazing $199 CDN. I had to call to find out if it was a typo, but it wasn't... Absolutely mint with case, hood ...
  • You can't really go wrong, as you can probably sell the 75 for close to what you paid if you don't use it much. I don't have either, but have tried them out (the 45 for several days, the 75 only ...
  • Note the "really good" part. Many lenses that were ok on 35mm film are quite poor on mFT, although they might do better on FF digital. There is a very wide range of lens performance over the past ...
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