Pedagydusz

Lives in Portugal Aveiro, Portugal
Joined on Nov 19, 2004

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oneofone25: hey Chris, check out my macro pages on instagram at 1of1images as well as 1of1snowflakes
i also post here in the Micro 43 forum a lot...
great article!

I second Memoochi! I think your work (oneofone25) is a fantastic piece of advanced work, with outstanding results, that should not be ignored in an article on this subject

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2020 at 19:21 UTC
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Biowizard: Two reasons the Olympus E-M1 III is fantastic for Macro:

1) It has built-in automatic focus stacking

2) If you attach an optic capable of genuine 1:1 magnification, your image is 2:1 viewed full screen

I know, I have a Canon MP-E Macro lens that I have used first with a digital Canon camera, and since have (long ago) changed to a Olympus system. And the image produced by the lens is the same size in both cases (for Olympus I use a Metabones adapter).
But anyway, discussing magnification nowadays is a false problem; it does not mean a thing. You make the image the size you want, and can, and the medium used is also decisive to see how much REAL magnification you get. I often crop parts of an image to suit the purpose of the photo (of course, the less cropped the better). And what really matters is how many pixels per bee do you have.
In general, with present day cameras, a whole frame 24 MPx four thirds image beats a cropped FF image for most instruments, at a fraction of the cost, and same high quality, not to mention the facility of in camera focus stacking that the author somehow makes to look a complicated thing but is, in fact, a HUGE leap forward.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2020 at 19:13 UTC
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Biowizard: Two reasons the Olympus E-M1 III is fantastic for Macro:

1) It has built-in automatic focus stacking

2) If you attach an optic capable of genuine 1:1 magnification, your image is 2:1 viewed full screen

James Stirling is entirely correct when he says that the magnification is DEFINED by the ratio between the size of the object and the size of the image formed at the sensor. That, obviously, does not depend on the sensor .

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2020 at 19:12 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (133 comments in total)

The UZI was the camera I took in my unforgettable voyage to the Galapagos Islands. It was a joy to use. Even in the years to come, using Canon and Olympus equipment, to the present EM1-MkII, I still go back now and then to the Galapagos UZI pictures and view them with pleasure!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 21st comment
On photo Rare Migrant Visitor in maybrit's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You say "possibly". Aren't you sure? The tell-tale distinction (I think) are the thighs, which are almost pink in the Great Blue Heron. I have seen one in the Azores, and several in the US (Florida), and I remember the distinctive flesh coloured thighs.
Good picture!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo The Grand Canyon in the national parks challenge (9 comments in total)

Striking image. One of the best "secondary bows" I have ever seen - and I mean in photography!
Couple this with the amazing landscape, and it is awesome!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 3rd comment

This is a marvellous picture! Congratulations, well deserved 1st.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography (108 comments in total)

I feel that #12 violates one common rule of decency: photographing someone inside his/her own house is an intolerable invasion of privacy.
And I don't feel anything special about them in general

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 21:45 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK (218 comments in total)

Does the x2 EF TC work? If so, I am going to order one. I want it to use with my Panasonic GM-1- That way I will have an equivalent FL of 4800 mm, and the whole combo will remain lightweight! ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 22:04 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Flickering fireflies in time-lapse (36 comments in total)
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nikon power: Beautiful light show?
It's more like random, unsystematic, unmethodical, arbitrary, unplanned, undirected, casual, indiscriminate, nonspecific, haphazard, stray, erratic; chance, accidental light show.

Yes. A bit of that. But amazingly beautiful!
And a fantastic imagination and technical skill.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On article In photos: Flowing fins of Siamese fighting fish (28 comments in total)

You missed an interesting and catching title:
"Fighting Fish Flamboyant Flowing Fins"

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 20th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (356 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: I would be interested in the 2,4x teleconverter in video mode, not a word of it :-(

I guess that it works like in the GX-7 or all the other current Panasonic cameras. If so, it works very well, from an amateur standpoint. Much better than the Olympus version that is very poor (in video mode).

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 17:42 UTC
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (393 comments in total)
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KariIceland: My opinion on the last years "winner of the year" the OM-D as an OM-D owner myself and having purchased it AFTER seeing that article:
I have owned this camera for almost a year now and in NO way did it deserve camera of the YEAR, neither does this camera, the X100s or X-pro 1
Deserved last years win in my opinion & this year?
Who knows who deserves the win but NOT this that is for certain.

An opinion is not "right" or "wrong", it's worth is to let us know what the writer thinks about a subject. An opinion as blank as "Rubbish" does not add anything, to do so it should mention what he/she does not like.
Of course a blank positive opinion is not very useful either, but in this context we can presume the writer endorses what has been written previously

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 18:37 UTC
On article What the new Nexus 7 tablet means for photographers (95 comments in total)

For me, as a photographer, there are two very important questions:
1. Is it possible to use it to fully control a wi-fi enabled camera? I don't mean just to transfer photos, but to use the camera tethered, so to speak, via Wi-Fi, with full live view and command of parameters?
2. Can an external USB hard drive, or SSD, be used with this device? That is not possible with the iPad, for example. I wonder if the mini-USB port allows that

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article Color Management – a Walkthrough (10 comments in total)

That is a truly excellent article! Very useful indeed. Very well and clearly written, as well. I only read the first page, Page 2 is for tomorrow, but thank you very much for the excellent tutorial.
I have taught for decades, and can recognize when an article is fit for learning from it. This definitely is!

(Sorry, I flagged "Like" my comment, thinking I was "Liking" the original article! Oops...)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 7th comment
On article Focus Stacking in Macro Photography (132 comments in total)
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Pedagydusz: It is interesting that, even after reading this (excellent) article, some readers didn't get an important fact: for DoF, what counts is magnification and aperture. FF DSLR or compact, the result is the same.
The author says it in the very beginning:
"[...] depth of field (DOF) depends almost entirely on two factors: aperture value and magnification. [...]"
It is important to keep that in mind.

No, read again: "depth of field (DOF) depends almost entirely on two factors: aperture value and magnification".

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 20:57 UTC
On article Focus Stacking in Macro Photography (132 comments in total)

It is interesting that, even after reading this (excellent) article, some readers didn't get an important fact: for DoF, what counts is magnification and aperture. FF DSLR or compact, the result is the same.
The author says it in the very beginning:
"[...] depth of field (DOF) depends almost entirely on two factors: aperture value and magnification. [...]"
It is important to keep that in mind.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 16:07 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies

Well, we will see... 50 mm aperture for photography is not all that much. And in any case, photography of very distant objects (birds, Moon, buildings...) is usually ruined by atmosphere turbulence (what astrophotographers usually refer to as "poor seeing").
But lets hope! It is a good thing that it is available.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article National Geographic celebrates 125th anniversary (26 comments in total)
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RichardAB: I went to Steve McCurry's exhibition in Brimingham (UK) in August 2011.

Obviously there were some fantastic images on display, including the 'Afghan Girl'. A detailed description was given explaining how the eyes were achieved, post production. Basically, the eyes are not those of the Afghan Girl.

For me, I don't like manipulation to that degree, it crosses the line, there is no authenticity as a portrait.

I expect some will agree and that some won't. For some, lines don't exist, anything goes. For others, lines are drawn but in different places.

I didn't know that, and I must say I am a bit disappointed with that revelation!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 09:59 UTC
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