Lives in Netherlands Voorburg, Netherlands
Works as a ETL developer
Has a website at http://akustyk.fc.pl
Joined on Mar 9, 2005

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  • I've been using 2-stop Medium variant for a little more than a year now, and added a 3-stop recently. I like them a lot. Where I shoot, which is a very flat country of The Netherlands, they are ...
  • I'd say yes, for pure sharpness, at least if you plan on stopping it down to f/2.8, 50 STM version is better, yes
  • absolutely not. STM has much better bokeh. in terms of sharpness I couldn't say, I had mkII last on an 8Mpix body, I remember it needing to be stopped down to f/2.5 to get optimal. STM reaches ...
  • having both of them: I'll take 50/1.4 for everything < f/2.8, any day. STM's bokeh is just nice, 50/1.4 is lovely
  • that basically means STM lens to me. or just use zooms
  • lovely shot, well done!
  • I'd say: when in doubt, pick 50 STM. this is a great all around lens with fast enough and very accurate AF, also very solid in terms of optical quality. I had brief incident with Yongnuo's 35/2 ...
  • it's correct and it also makes some functional sense. f/4 is genrally an all around zoom for everyday people, better stabilization is very welcome here. meanwhile f/2.8 main area of excellence is ...
  • Replied in the 50
    I'm actually tempted to pick 70-300 IS mkII as my travel telezoom. it's lighter than 70-300L and draws much less attention than white lenses, and I happen to be perfectly fine with f/5.6 for 90% ...
  • Replied in the 50
    I actually like 50 STM a lot. it hits excellent spot in terms of price and quality. sure it's much different lens than 50/1.2 and of no interest to anyone using L version... but it is something ...
  • Replied in Dutch tulips
    And 5 too Thank you
  • I've never had f/2.8 version, have the f/4 for about 3 years now. very decent lens overall. great sharpness across the range, nice bokeh, very useful macro mode. I'm mostly landscape/travel shooter ...
  • Replied in few more shots
    8. famous village of Hallstatt on a summer afternoon 9. stormy clouds above Gossau Valley 10. golden afternoon in Steyr 11. Spitz in the Wachau region, on a rainy day
  • Created discussion thread Dutch tulips
    this year I've been very lucky with the weather at the local tulip fields. alltogether made just 4 trips to the Bollenstreek region (contrary to 8-10 on other years) but I'm very happy with this ...
  • never been to Ukraine so can't help, sorry... what I've seen in Slovakia (from West to East): Bratislava has a compact and uber-charming old town which is worth staying for a full day. don't forget ...
  • in practice: if you would like to be able to just add/remove polarizer frequently (ie. don't just leave it on all the time) then Nisi can be very cumbersome. this is a very slim sprocket which is ...
  • I do on my 10-18. and it doesn't seem to be very consistent on my 750D - some photos can be top notch from corner to corner, some have super soft corners. it might be an issue of mechanical ...
  • Created discussion thread summer in Austria
    in August 2017 I had an opportunity to travel to Austria. mostly for hiking but with varying weather I've also been to some new and already known places. a full set with photos (including exifs ...
  • if it accepts EF lenses? they can cripple it functionally, but if it works with 35/2 IS, 50 STM or 85/1.8... natively, unlike the Sony prothesis ppl are so high on? seriously: it's gonna be great, ...
  • yeah... in Duitsland/Belgie :) yep, very early. but this is actually a tourist windmill so it's open only something like 9:00 - 18:00 and then the drawbridge goes up and it's empty :)
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