MJohns

Joined on Dec 7, 2012

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  • Thank you for pointing this out. I had found this well-hidden (and non-default) Camera Calibration mode recently. What a difference. I have really liked the Portrait setting for portraits (duh!), ...
  • I have been shooting HDR panoramas for a while, sometimes more than one row. In addition to setting manual exposure and focus, be sure that ISO is also set to manual, and your polarizing filter is ...
  • I have the ASUS PA248Q, 3" smaller and factory calibrated. I ran XRite iPro calibration, and have no trouble matching Epson SureColor P800 printer output using lightroom printing and the default ...
  • Some longer range zooms come with a mounting bracket on the lens, like the Olympus Pro 40-150. This is one way to go. You do want to balance the rig (more or less). A longer mounting plate as ...
  • The good news is that the repairs now from Olympus seem to actually work, and keep working, unlike my first dial replacement.  Has anyone had a dial replacement done in the past, say, 18 months, ...
  • I have no special knowledge about the non-responsive rear wheel but... I have replaced my rear wheel twice. After the second replacement the returned camera seemed to have much "crisper" response ...
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    A woman in my office inherited several large glass plates from a relative. She asked me to make prints of them. Turns out you can digitize glass negatives easily on a flatbed scanner. The pictures ...
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    Agree. I was in Chicago a year and a half ago. The Aquarium is another good place to visit. Took a water taxi back from the Aquarium to the pier. The Navy Blue Angels were running their full ...
  • Have purchased most of my new stuff from a local camera store usually after shopping online. They matched prices, and were knowledgeable, and helpful. Also could try things like tripods and camera ...
  • As noted by the Moderator, do not tolerate a failing rear dial on the E-M1. It will just get worse. I had mine replaced twice. After the second replacement, the dial action appeared far "crisper" ...
  • Anybody else notice that the March US Olympus "trade in your old gear, get up to an $800 Bonus" is very hard (impossible) to use? (a $200 coupon per item traded in (plus whatever value ...
  • M mode with auto-ISO seems like a pretty strange choice. Of course it will "correct" for you until it hits its limit. You keep trying to under-expose, and auto-ISO keeps trying to "fix" it for you ...
  • Clearly, updating the m4:3 mount standard could incorporate the functionality needed (and "grandfather in" both Olympus and Panasonic's "non-standard" uses of the mount. I would argue that this...

  • I have gone to photo workshops. Yes, there are lots of FF pro model Crankons in evidence. There are no pros (aside from the instructors). A pro is someone who publishes his or her work for money. I...

  • I found that when chimping I often would move my hands too close to the auto-EVF in-use detector, and the image would disappear (on the E-M1 i). Finally just shut off the eye detect stuff (push ...
  • Please read the Google Translate of the posted portfolio that the OP was also good enough to post just above. His discussion of the use of controlled depth of field for isolation is pretty ...
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    Thank you. I had not looked at the translation until you posted your link. It's a nice lesson--and well told wedding stories. I am strictly an armature, but did end up as the photographer of my ...
  • Great lesson for anyone posting to DP Review forums. The person you take exception to may well make his/her living doing what you do as a hobby. They may also have a website and portfolio you can ...
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    Would like to see color on the plant with the background black and white. Should make the foreground stand out more. In a perfect world, focus stacking would have gotten more of the stalk in ...
  • Wow! Thank you for posting these. Had I taken them, I would have been very well pleased. They also prove that the keys to landscape photos are scouting, patience, and a very good eye. Getting to ...
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