zuikowesty

zuikowesty

Lives in Canada Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada
Works as a Retired IT 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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zuikowesty's recent activity

  • Thanks for the info - I was also surprised at the colours and star density. In my case, the camera was just outside my tent on a mini gorilla pod at ground level, so no trouble finding it... :)
  • Thanks, although I was awake most nights around 2am, between smokey skies and lack of energy, I only managed to get the camera this one night. 10s f2.8 ISO 800, unknown total time, but I am ...
  • I am looking forward to returning again in a few days. It's amazing to me that almost all of these are taken within a 500m radius at my brother's place - only the sunset over the water, and two at ...
  • I've been off grid much of the summer, and have only uploaded photos twice since June, but thought I'd drop by here with a few shots from last week at my brother's little piece of paradise. ...
  • Based on single exposures, that's what I expected also, but... Although a test exposure at 10s didn't show that many stars, I recall that anything longer than 25s at 7mm resulted in oblong stars, ...
  • Hello all, I am mostly off grid at the moment, so apologies for not searching for the answer to this one: is there a way to tell the overall time of a live composite exposure of star trails aside ...
  • While I think this is good advice, I suspect the OP might find the IQ lacking a bit, based on the other lenses he has. I would suggest waiting for the 8FE to arrive, and then see how you like the ...
  • Perhaps they feel that London Drugs is all they need in BC, as they have held several Olympus Visionary events hosted by London Drugs in the past year here. I think that is a mistake, as many ...
  • Created discussion thread Olympus in Canada (BC)
    Recently I mentioned that I received a gift card for a local camera store with 3 locations (Lens & Shutter), and wanted to order a 17/1.8 lens. I soon discovered that they will no longer order any ...
  • Fortunately, I have not yet had a firmware update fail on me. I have, however, had firmware updates fail on much more costly gear (Cisco chassis switches costing in excess of 6 figures) quite a ...
  • I have a Hoya HMC NDX400, 9 stop which seems quite good, with no visible loss of IQ on my 12-40. About $50 at B&H. I've always had good success with Hoya filters of the years, and still have many ...
  • I don't think it's a necessity, and sometimes it can be overdone. I will often shoot a bracket of shots from "normal" shutter speeds down to 1/2s or so and then choose which rendition I prefer. I ...
  • No question the GX85 is an upgrade to the EPM2, but it's always a fair bit larger, and size in the main reason I have the EPM2 (it's actually my wife's, and she likes the size). I carry two E-M5s, ...
  • I had thought of something like this but hadn't considered Craigslist. Thanks, I will think it over.
  • Created discussion thread Decisions, decisions...
    I mentioned on another thread that I received a gift card at a local camera store which almost covers the 17/1.8 that I have been considering. Problem is they have no stock and have apparently ...
  • I've had both, and also the 24/2.8 and 21/3.5. I didn't see much difference between the three OM 28s, except the 28/2, which is much larger, but also even more costly and rare. The 28/3.5s were ...
  • So with Olympus running another promo on the 17/1.8, I called the local shop to see if they had stock - answer was no in any of their 3 stores. I was told delivery was 3-4 weeks. I explained that ...
  • Very nice, especially the 2nd one. The 21/3.5 and 24/2.8 OM Zuikos are also excellent, but they are much more expensive so not really worth it on m43. The 21 was my favourite lens in film days.
  • Replied in progress
    Here in Canada, only a few kms from the US border, the issue is often just as bad, with price gouging on Amazon.ca still a common occurrence, with some products more than double the price of the ...
  • The LCD screw issue was a recall, fixed for free, IIRC. My E-M5, bought new in 2014, already had the updated screws and was not affected. It still works perfectly, along with my E-M5ii, E-PM2, two ...
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