Lives in United States Olympic Peninsula, United States
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Joined on Mar 25, 2004

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  • Thanks, that helped. I tried fixing the masks in Photoshop. Went to the layer where the bulb is in focus, and painted in a hard mask at the edge of the algae.  Then selected the layers where the ...
  • I think this stack has frames with the area in focus.  The 60mm had a fair amount of focus breathing, but it looks like photoshop was able to do a pretty good job of resizing when it aligned the ...
  • I left a bit out. I was using in camera focus stacking: In camera focus stacking (TG-4) I use it a couple times a year.  It usually works really well, the following photo is of much smaller smelt ...
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  • I hoping for a quick tip like reversing the order of the stack, or a link to a photoshop tutorial that covers what to do if auto_blend doesn't give acceptable results. If not I may try paint the ...
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  • Created discussion thread Help with focus stacking
    One reason I like shooting Olympus, is they pack the cameras with cool features that I seldom use, in this case focus stacking. We had a herring spawning event in a local bay, and a low tide today ...
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    herring_eggs_stacked: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAherring_eggs_frame
  • I am a big fan of the collapsible lenses. Traveled for a couple of months last year and took the 12-32, 9-18, 35-100, 12mm F2, bodycap fisheye, 20mm. When walking around I prefer a small lens to a ...
  • I checked my library - only 128 photos with the E-M1.2 + 300mm F2.8.  Only one flying bird, probably never used C-AF.  S-AF was very usable.
  • I'm concerned about parts, but so far I haven't had many lenses fail.  I've decide to sell the SHG lenses a couple of times and changed my mind.
  • E-P2 - horrible E-M5 - bad E-M1.1 - good E-M1.2 - better I think the mark ii may be a bit better than any Four Thirds cameras, but I never used them side by side. Not sure if I will get a M1X.  I ...
  • but that's an example of Richard Thaler's irrational economics. The 300mm F2.8 has quality that exceeds it's value, so I kept it.  It has too many issues to be worth the going price, so I wouldn't ...
  • Actually a whole series. I wasn't planning to shoot anything.  I was having coffee. I was lucky enough to have the right lens (100-400) on the right body (M1.2).  They were even performing in the ...
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  • I really like the projection.  Everything seems to stay in the proper prospective. Often for nature, or architecture if there are arches or curves, you don't need to correct at all. I think this is ...
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  • The phase detection AF in either M1 is a huge improvement over the M5.  The M5 would hunt even in good light with a standard zoom.  Often it would give up an take out of focus shots. I use to get ...
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