I have been cataloging photos for nearly 15 years, starting from very first version of iPhoto mostly by scanning photos, film and negatives in a Canon and Epson scanner. After that years I finally felt comfortable with Aperture and had very good way of naming and importing things. Continue reading
Just received the O-M1 Mark II. Thanks to return policy and the many good reviews, it’s the first camera I am buying without trying it physically.
Packaged really well. Fells like something expensive is inside it. Doesn’t feel that heavy though. Felt like a very well made camera, no part of it feels cheap. Continue reading
The last few years there is so much advancement in the camera, mainly pushed by Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax. Apart from D500 nothing much groundbreaking from Canon Or Nikon.
Here are my wishlist…
I spend thousands of dollars for a camera and few more thousands in lenses, I have a very good knowledge of how to use them, I even have the camera hanging on the neck, still Continue reading
Most of us know the lenses are good at certain aperture. Instead of blindly choosing to shoot at f/8 or f/11, wanted to quantity what is ideal f-stops for the two lenses. (Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 and Nikkor 24-120mm f/4).
I went to local store to pickup my Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8, and was surprised that all the cameras I wanted to checkout were in display and ready to operate. It felt like X’mas Continue reading
I have four lenses that cover the same focal length of 45mm ( Why four ? Interesting question but the good thing my wife doesn’t read my blog! And the people who read this blog most likely have similar lenses).
Update 12/18/16 : Still learning how Wordpress formats images, so added the screen capture again for 100% view
- Olympus 40-150mm f/4 to f/5.6 $100
- Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5 to f/6.3 $200
- Olympus 45mm f/1.8 $299
- Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 $899
Though each lens is for different purpose, I wanted to test if it’s worth carrying all the Continue reading
Continuation of my final thoughts.. on FF vs M4/3
Planning to buy the E-M1 Mark II next week, before that wanted to get an idea of the system I like to build. As I can’t buy all at once, one more check on my planned purchase / rental.
Here is the details on the weight and price of each system I have to carry.
After a long review of both the format, here is the summary… Real world usage of Full Frame and m4/3
What I liked in D810 or FF sensor
Handling…some how it feels better than even D800E and other Nikon bodies I have used. Strength of sensor to pull back details from shadows, or recover highlights when mistakes are made in exposure, and a very clean image at ISO 64.
Something about capturing red color, Continue reading
I just saw in nikonrumors that many Nikon deals might end today…so I have to make a decision today.
After spending nearly $300 in rentals and $100+ in printing, painfully carrying both the camera’s, along with the tripod and lens. I thought the painful part was over to decide the camera.
Then I realized taking the photos is the easy part, selecting the right ones out of 500+ image is the tough part…
Combing through all the images at lightroom, aperture to find the best one. Printing at different print sizes and asking others for their opinion as well. I was happy, and I finally made decision on what to buy.
Full Frame or micro 4/3rds
Why an upgrade
I usually upgrade to new iteration of same camera mainly for better battery and screen resolution. But upgrade my system when equipment is limiting my shooting style. Upgraded to premium point and shoot when the focus speed and low light capture was limiting my first Canon. Upgraded to m4/3 when LX series didn’t produce good 16″ x 20″ prints. I tried Nikon APS-C sensor, but never felt the images are that much significantly better to warrant an upgrade.
I never imagined possibility of 60″ x 45″ prints from single file, but the D810 and the Hi-Res mode changed my mind.
Reason for real world try out rather than reading a review