My first solar eclipse, no clue what to expect or how to photograph. My question was should I even try to photograph?, as the podcasts I listened recommend just enjoying the first eclipse. Decided just to enjoy than picturing it. Didn’t bother getting the solar filter.
Liked to try out the Panasonic zoom for an Chicago Air and Water Show and eclipse was also around the same time, rented panasonic zoom lens for both. Here is my experience with the lens, and some short comparison with the D800E Sigma 150mm-600mm.
I always wondered why there is regular ISO and then there is low. Most of the time I found that there is no difference and the low iso produced cleaner image. That’s what I thought, then I took series of images to find the difference. ISO low can be used to get clean image as long its there is no need for blown out details in highlight.
Well lit image
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 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.
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.