Jouko

Lives in Finland Nokia, Finland
Works as a teacher
Joined on Oct 10, 2005

Jouko's recent activity

  • I am using the old Zuiko 12-60mm lens as a main lens, the allrounder. But I have to admit, a smaller one would be tempting. And, as that lens is quite old, I am already cheking the options... F4 ...
  • Replied in Thank You!
    Excellent, both the text and the photos ( and the lenses too...)! Acute GAS... Cheers! Jouko 'The best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you need it' http://lehtokukka.smugmug.com/
  • You'll end on something like this (Lingonberries, about 5-6 mm width each, background quite far) Lingonberries, Samyang 7.5mm @F5.6. Copyright Jouko Lehto Edges softened in PP...  At about minimum ...
  • You were after a long zoom, so the 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD (with TC14 and/or TC20) would be a good start. Now very reasonable priced, also still available as new. A very good lens, focusing quite fast ...
  • Replied in Olympus version?
    Metz makes different versions of the flashes for different camera brands like Canon, Nikon and Olympus. The flash should be a Olympus / Panasonic model. If I remember right that 52 should also work ...
  • It all depends what you are searching for... The 15mm F1.7 is a great lens, and so is the 17mm f1.8. Own the first, not the last, but I have also the 17mm f2.8... So, for portraits, these suit best ...
  • Replied in Depends on...
    What you like to do with it... It's not the most used lens I have, but in low light and indoors it's the lens I use most. And I have the 15mm f1.7, 50mm f1.4 and 50mm f2 macro... I have the older ...
  • Replied in OM-series...
    At least Om-1, 2, 3 and 4 used the same base-plate, so the power grips and motordrives could be used on every model... But, if the camera shape is changed, the shape of the power grip needs to be ...
  • Replied in Depends...
    If I think there will be more options for a shot shortly, or I'm shooting sports or something like that, I'll keep the camera on, with supposed settings. If I'm just wandering around I'll turn the ...
  • Replied in Kowa
    KOWA PROMINAR 350mm F4, 500mm F5.6 and 850mm F9.6 - as far as I know they are based on telescopes, and I don't know if they have any aperture control - full manual anyway. Don't know about the ...
  • 1. Curiosity 2. More optical choises -> different focal lenghts -> more tools 3. Results: Sharpness is not the only value on photos. Those flowers are beautiful! Halos, soft focus, bubble-bokeh, ...
  • Usually Auto WB + RAW. In hard conditions (mixed light etc) either tungsten or  fluorescent pre-setting or, more often, one touch white balance from suitable surface or gray card... And skin tone ...
  • Replied in Diffraction...
    But in real world photography you don't have to stop down that much... Enough DOF anyway with a 7mm lens. Keep the aperture between F2.8 - F8. With mFT-lenses the sweet spot is usually around ...
  • Replied in Thank You!
    It's good to see some real life samples, even from this kind of scene! Cheers Jouko 'The best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you need it' http://lehtokukka.smugmug.com/ http: ...
  • So, if you need the lens now, there are about two top level options: Oly 12-40 f2.8 or Pana 12-35 f2.8. Of course there are the slower ones - and smaller ones - too. And primes, if you want ...
  • The lens was a very good macro 43mm, combined with about ok 12-50mm slow zoom... But I was hoping something to replace my FT 12-60mm. No match. 12-50 was softer in every part of the image on every ...
  • Search Konica AR  to MFT (m43)  lens adapter from eBay or somewhere. Easily found, quite cheap, no electronics... BTW, the lens is quite nice and sharp. Jouko 'The best camera in the world is the ...
  • Active mount has the contacts for AF and aperture + exif info etc. There are some passive mount versions (mostly manual lenses), which have no contacts, so no AF, no aperture control from ...
  • The 70-300 is quite a nice lens itself - not  the best in Oly line, but good travel lens. Mine was best at close focus distances, but good enough for the rest (birds etc). Focusing speed is not ...
  • Just came from a graduate party, where I did the photographing... I had my old 12-60 and 15mm, 25mm and 50mm lenses with - shot about everything with the zoom, it was the one wide enough for those ...
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