Velocity of Sound

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Medicine
Joined on Nov 11, 2009

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  • Replied in You said it
    You've said it absolutely right: it defaults to all points so that an amateur (or anyone, really) could pick up the camera and, without adjusting anything, have a high likelihood of getting a nice ...
  • Replied in ILIS vs IBIS
    There used to be some results indicating that IBIS was superior at the shorter focal lengths while ILIS was superior at the longer focal lengths.  I don't think anyone ever assessed for a ...
  • I almost always use the cross ("+") pattern, either engaging or disengaging face detect.  The nice thing about face detect is that I don't need to push the autofocus pattern around the screen, as ...
  • Thanks for taking the time to write this. It's pretty lengthy and you expressed your thoughts well. This is also one of those lenses that have a lot of allure, but that are less commonly seen ...
  • I technically own three ultrawides: the Zuiko Digital 7-14mm f/4, 8mm f/1.8 fisheye, and 8-18mm.   They are probably my least-used lenses, but that's partly due to circumstance. Ultrawides do offer ...
  • I have a few thoughts: 1) Regarding depth of field, understandably it is difficult to know what you gain or lose with various gear unless you try it for yourself. I would invite you to view the ...
  • There is a size and weight difference with µ4/3.  I came from the 4/3 system, which originally touted itself as being smaller and lighter than competing systems... but in reality, the highest-end ...
  • I agree with this.  A lot of modern photography has made it out to be that everyone wants the most shallow depth of field possible, and to shoot in near-total darkness. For high-ISO performance, it ...
  • Replied in Agree RE: f/4
    This was my first µ4/3 lens, and I was coming from 4/3, so the size and weight of the lens didn't seem large or heavy to me.  But f/4 was something I was afraid of.  f/4 is an acceptable aperture ...
  • Replied in Counter-points
    I know we're supposed to be providing reasons why the lens shouldn't be purchased, but as a user of the 12-100mm who is very happy with it I just had to chime in... That really depends on what your ...
  • I know it wasn't meant to be the focus, but those mountains and rolling hills looked really idyllic.  Very nice photos!
  • The 90-250mm focal length strikes me as being a pretty good focal length for sports photography (although I don't own one, and I do only sparing sports photography).  But I like when lens ...
  • If you're using a Mac, iMovie comes with the Mac for free (and can be downloaded for free from the App Store if you deleted it).  It can import and export 4K video.  It's also a nice program to ...
  • I looked over your gear list. It looks like on the wide end you're mostly using kit or the ultra-portable lenses. Having recently gone house-hunting, I also have some thoughts on what does and ...
  • Thank you for your effort in taking the photos, and doing the write-up.  You have some truly beautiful works. I own the 25mm f/1.2 and 17mm f/1.2.  I feel that I get different results from the two ...
  • It's a matter of forum defaults, I think.  On most internet forums, the default is to have a flat view, with threaded being offered as an option.  Most people use the default.  In flat view, ...
  • I don't agree that 40-100mm is the most boring of focal lengths.  "Travel photography" doesn't necessarily imply what type of photography you're doing on your travels.  Landscapes?  Street? ...
  • Welcome!  I was also a pure 4/3 shooter up until a bit over a year ago, when I went all-in on µ4/3.  The 12-100mm f/4 felt comparable to my 12-60mm SWD, but I bought the m.Zuiko 8mm f/1.8 fisheye ...
  • Back when I was shooting with the 4/3 system, before µ4/3 was a thing, the D700 was the camera that I liked the idea of buying some day.  I took a hiatus from photography and when I came back, ...
  • 1) You have a faulty lens/lens mount that frequently registers by the camera as being disconnected, even though the lens may just need a slight re-tightening, and you want to know if the camera ...
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