knickerhawk

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  • Since the Oly 60mm is one of your favorite lenses, you presumably shoot at least some 1:1 macros with it. What is the typical aperture for those shots you've taken? In what respect?
  • No, the EXIF data for the  seated dummy series shows f/8 for the PEN F and f/4 for the D750. The term "anti-equivalent" might be a better one to use here than "non-equivalent". Consequently, the ...
  • Unless you adapt your 105mm to your mFT system. I've had nice success with the Tamron 90mm (Nikon mount), especially when adapted using the Metabones focal reducer.
  • I have to question the intellectual seriousness and insight of any article that cites and quotes Ken Rockwell! The article breaks no new ground with it's description of this purported rediscovery ...
  • I use both. Does that make me an idiot savant? Sure, go ahead. And when we're done with that we can start pulling up every DSLR issue since 2005 also. In the end, we'd both be pulling cr@p out of ...
  • Well, since we're playing amateur Las Vegas oddsmakers here, I think it's safe to say that the odds of a mirror disintegrating in a DSLR are "incredibly higher" (see here for instance) than in a ...
  • Two comments: (1) Current HiRes implementation presumes absolute stabilization (tripod). Therefore, IBIS must be utilized to ensure different color sampling at each pixel position. The 1/2 diagonal ...
  • You're quite welcome. Fingers crossed here that Oly is smart (literally and computationally!) with it's next generation of HiRes. I'll be the first in line to purchase the EM1ii, if Oly adds that ...
  • There's a lot of confusion about handheld HiRes, starting with the assumption that it will only work if the aggregate time from the first frame to the last is no greater than the maximum amount of ...
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    Those are nicely composed shots of a very photogenic location. As a fellow EM5 shooter I hope you don't mind my offering a suggestion, but I find it very helpful to utilize an ETTR strategy with ...
  • That's true if the question is what can be done automatically in-camera; but theoretically at least, you could do a series of high res shots with each focused at a different depth and then focus ...
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    7. It would be helpful to post somewhere a high-res close up of the etching of the Dutch(?) family. The PhaseOne benchmark is helpful but doesn't clearly show the actual "real"...

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    6. Care should be taken when shooting to avoid drafts and air movement in the room during shooting. The fuzzy green feather stuff at the top right and bottom left tends to move as...

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    5. The scene now lacks any indication of depth. The flat scene makes shooting easier but it creates a bias in favor of non-equivalent aperture setting. I don't mean to turn this...

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    4. The scene lacks useful real world objects and over uses printed objects such as the cards. You need both, of course, but more "real" objects like the paint brushes would be...

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    3. The scene lacks extreme highlight and shadow detail. Thus, efforts to see what happens when you pull up deep shadows and push down extreme highlights are not very informative. In...

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    2. There is no good continuous tonal ramps in the scene. The Kodak gray scale is step-based and there's no good continuous color ramps in the scene. That's a shame.

  • I have a couple of comments/suggestions for the studio scene itself. Due to the restriction on comment length, I will post these separately below.

    1. The "neutral" grays used throughout the scene...

  • The article explains that the aperture setting that represents some kind of "overall" sharpness and "across the frame" consistency is used. There is a correlation with the aperture setting used for...

  • Please elaborate. What are the shooting conditions that "often" require f/11 to f/22 when using an mFT camera?  (Personally, I can only think of one specialized scenario in which there would be ...
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