TomFid

Lives in United States MT, United States
Has a website at blog.metasd.com
Joined on Jan 16, 2004

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  • I just want a weather-sealed Mk III version of the 14-140. Obviously the 12-100 fills that niche, but it's a bit porky for my taste.
  • Replied in G85?
    I have an EM5ii and it's great for video for my minimal needs. However, if I were starting fresh, there are several things that would make me look closely at the G85 as an alternative: (1) The G85 has 4k
  • SS doesn't have to appear as a double edge. Have both of you used a proper mtf chart, or better yet, software like mtf_mapper to evaluate sharpness? Have you controlled your test by shooting the ...
  • Lightroom is still living in 2015. Check again in 2019.

  • Zzzzz. The 2015 in the version number highlights the fact that Adobe is milking Lightroom for cash. There hasn't been much in the way of interesting functionality lately. I hope long-standing bugs...

  • Nikon implemented that ages ago - my Coolpix 950 (year 2000?) had a feature called BSS - best shot selector, I think. It would shoot a burst and pick the best - I think it essentially went by jpeg ...
  • This all becomes amusingly self-referential when you pair automated photo capture with automated photo judging: https://www.dpreview.com/news/8594541449/everypixel-aesthetics-uses-neural-networks-t ...
  • Lame hood issue solved: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59391382
  • My knockoff hood didn't even fit, and I was loathe to buy the real thing from Oly, when it's expensive and bloated. Luckily, someone had already made a parametric CAD hood generator for Oly lenses, ...
  • I have one. I like it. It tests out about as sharp as my 12-40 pro. I'd say it's main weakness is that it doesn't have a lot of diaphragm blades, so the bokeh can be a bit geometric. At $60 for a ...
  • Indeed. I just switched from the 100-300 Mk1 to the 75-300 Mk2. I was actually planning to go to the 100-300 Mk2, but found the deep discounts available on the Oly too tempting. I've only had it a ...
  • And don't forget weather sealing! The other contender is the Olympus 75-300 II, if you have IBIS at least. It has a quiet diphragm and faster focus too, but lacks weather sealing, OIS (if you need ...
  • You'd expect some CA/fringing based on the fact that the lens design includes only one ED element. However, this has not been my experience at all. I can't think of a situation where I had to dive ...
  • I just got my 75-300 and an LH61E knockoff hood. I'm glad I didn't pay for the real thing; it's impractically large (and I'd hate to reward Olympus for being cheap buggers and not including a ...
  • Replied in plug pulled
    They're not going to happen: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/premium-compact-cameras/premium-compact-cameras.page Nikon says it's an IC issue, though I thought it was initially the ...
  • My bigger concern is that those sharp edges hurt like heck when you raise the camera too fast and bonk yourself in the head. My old 1Ds used to be a deadly weapon too, because it was soo heavy, but ...
  • The prism edges on my black EM5ii have worn down to silver. The problem is not that the finish is bad - it seems pretty tough - but that the edges are too sharp. I don't care, though I'd guess it ...
  • Replied in The 14-140
    I wanted something with the flexibility of interchangeable lenses, that could be simplified to a single superzoom for lightweight hiking. At the time, most superzooms were detestable rubbish, and ...
  • ... Zoom feel of the original Panny was definitely a weak point. The new one is supposed to be better. Close focus would be an advantage (I'm not tall enough to focus on the ground at my feet with ...
  • For landscapes, I'd take the corner performance, because I can get the DR with HDR bursts & photomerge. But in reality, I'd take the DR, because there are a minority of shooting situations where I ...
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