LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

Lives in Berlin
Joined on Oct 17, 2010

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On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (286 comments in total)

I am more the strobe type.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 55th comment
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petreluk: Well done - and very enjoyable images too. The M43 system is ideal for this kind of thing and is generally of excellent quality. I use that same Oly 12-40mm f2.8 for a fair proportion of my own photography. Of course folks might have want to carry larger cameras but for many people M43 is already plenty and will yield good prints of at least 16 x 10 or so.

The largest I got printed is 80cm by 60cm taken with the 12MP PEN E-P1 and the kit-lens. It looks marvelous. With the 16MP E-M5 and sharper lenses I have taken pictures that could be easily printed and much larger sizes. But it depends on what kind of prints you make. Lightjet/Lambda prints are not as sharp as inkjet prints.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:48 UTC
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Everythingis1: Or you could use a Full Frame Sony A7 with 24-70 F4 lens which weight about the same, and have much higher picture quality...

@Everythingis1:
What are you talking about? 24MP vs. 12MP? It has been a while since Olympus moved from 12MP to 16MP and the PEN F features a 20MP Sensor. And if you crop the 3:2-ratio 24MP of the A7 to 4:3 there will be 20MP left. I know, it is still not the the same because the sensor of the A7 is bigger, but beleve me, the 12-40mm is suprisingly sharp exept at the long end.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
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Jozef M: Oz??? Gram??? Dpreview could do the mats for us decimal users, that would be helpfull and nice.

And dpreview just moved to the US seven years ago.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
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cosinaphile: THOUGH I HAD ALMOST COMPLETELY MOVED TO FUJI

when the pen F came out I bought one immediately based on simply the concept of a pen with a corner EVF something I wanted strongly..... my first mirrorless camera
was the Olympus ep1 ... it changed was a camera what a camera needed to be in size and convenience

within hours drilled out a lens cap and mounted with glue and washers a Nikkor
50mm f1.4 for a nice 100mm equiv portrait lens ... that was summer 2009
before adapters were available

the pen f is small and powerful ... backpacking with a big dslr is an unnecessary weight burden today ...so many mirrorless cameras would do fine

but the Pens ability to do a good 50 mp file on a tripod with sensor shift is a real plus for scenic shots

I had the E-P1 too. I liked it very much, but I missed a VF strongly. Thats why I added a E-P2 to my equipment very soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article Five useful photo apps for travelers (67 comments in total)
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Christop82: Is this an actual list or and advertisement for the few apps mentioned. Open Camera and snapseed make a great combo for phone photography and they're free.

Open Camera is really worth a try.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)
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utphoto: Most of the negative comments seem to come from individuals who don't have a need to produce very large prints from single image files and fail to realize there is a market for images of a quality that can't be matched by FF DSLRs, regardless of their cost.

What I found with a quick search was this:
http://rngwangen.de/fileadmin/gymnasium/pdf/Notentabelle-2014-Schueler.pdf
(It's for Germany, of course.)
With 14s you get 5 of 15 points. To get 15 of 15 point you have to run the 100m in 11.90s.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
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Theelderkeynes: For an equally thorough review see:

http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=507

They did not mentiont the predecesor, but I looked up the old review of it at lenstip. In the center they are quite similar, but the new one is much better toward the corners.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
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John Bean (UK): Erm... No comment ;-)

True, ist is a picture of a pipe, wisenheimer.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
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John Bean (UK): Erm... No comment ;-)

That is allready a comment.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
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onlooker: I wonder why some manufacturers seem to have an aversion to a fully articulating LCD?

A tilt screen fails in portrait mode.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
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Carerra: why are these not made for ff cameras like Nikon etc, i would love a lens of this quality, I dont get it? the user base is huge?

Thats why they have LiveView. Oh, only Nikon's LiveView really sucks.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:42 UTC

It is not some 10 years old camera, it is a D3. At the time it was released the D3 was a milestone in low light capability. I am not surprised.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 18:26 UTC as 48th comment
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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aven59: Macro photography can't be done with a MF camera. Period.

But your mobile device will show you a mobile version of a site automatically if present. That does not work vice versa. My browser at my nonmobile an not-so-much mobile deivces will show me the ugly mobile version and I have to edit out the .m out of the URL by hand to get the normal version.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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aven59: Macro photography can't be done with a MF camera. Period.

Or a greater magnification.
And please stop linking to mobile sites! Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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aven59: Macro photography can't be done with a MF camera. Period.

My grandfather used to make macros with a Rolleiflex SL66, a 6x6 medium format camera. With this system all the lenses can be mountes reverse without any adapter and the body has build in bellows and ability to tilt from 0° to 8°.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: It is not that important what you use for mobile editig as long as it has a good matte screen.
I would say it depend on what you have as a desktop computer. If you allready have a mac, why should you choose a PC as laptop and vice versa? Isn't it that simple?

For me a non reflecting screen is utterly important. In my wifes family everybody has got a macbook pro for whatever reasons. Every time I see those screens I find the reflections very distracting. I have seen a modern iMac recently and made the same judgment. Those screens are to glossy and to bright.
I have a few buisness laptops wich I have bought used. One is a thinkpad T400 and its keyboard is indeed the best among the crowd.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 07:42 UTC

It is not that important what you use for mobile editig as long as it has a good matte screen.
I would say it depend on what you have as a desktop computer. If you allready have a mac, why should you choose a PC as laptop and vice versa? Isn't it that simple?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies

It is much better than the old Olympus 12-60mm 2.8-4 SWD.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 20:46 UTC as 16th comment

I have seen his first film "Timescapes" in cinema in 4k. It was the first time I had seed $k projection and I was a bit curious. The whole experience of that movie really took me. It was memorable for me and set some new standards. I defenitly will see this follow up, but I doubt it will impress me like Timescapes did.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 19:09 UTC as 33rd comment
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