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Mar 21, 2019 12:22:15   #
BlueMorel wrote:
I haven't used my camera much because of crummy weather this winter. So, when we had a nice sunny day yesterday I thought I'd take my 50mm lens out for a stroll and see if there were any closeups I could shoot. But I couldn't get the darn thing to autofocus when set on AV mode! I tried everything, thought maybe the contacts were dirty, but AF worked fine on auto setting or any of the presets, just not on any of the set-it-yourself modes. What the heck??!!!?? Thought maybe it was the battery so I charged it, then got the camera out today to see if I could figure it out before posting to UHH.

Turned out I had set back-button focus up last time I was out. I didn't work with it long enough to make a memory, I guess. So a little red sticker is going on the outside of my lens cap to remind me I have BBF on until it becomes second nature. Guess the brain cells are getting harder to access.

BTW, thanks to all who discussed BBF before. It really does make it easier to focus while keeping the camera still. Looking forward to another sunny day, maybe this weekend.
I haven't used my camera much because of crummy we... (show quote)


Don't feel bad. I have the "note" and still forget why I can't focus some times.


 
Mar 5, 2019 12:35:36   #
Wingpilot wrote:
I know I've posted before that we're going on a cruise in October, up the east coast from Boston, terminating at Montreal. I don't want to lug my A6300 and lenses, at the same time not wanting to mark myself as a potential victim of theft by the camera slung over my shoulder. So here's the dilemma: What do you veteran cruisers recommend for a compact travel camera? (yes I asked before). Is 200mm enough zoom or should I look at something longer. Something longer would have the 1/2.3" sensor in order to get the reach, but I could get 200--250mm zoom and a 1" sensor in a compact. This is driving me crazy. I've done enough researching online to know the strengths and weaknesses of both, but I'd love a good recommendation, as I have no idea of what is adequate for this, not having done a cruise before. Thanks for your indulgence and patience with me.
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I would say 24-70mm always, and maybe a longer lens. This photo is from a similar cruise. 400mm equiv lens on a micro 4/3 camera.


Feb 19, 2019 10:54:34   #
lwhitlow wrote:
I am looking at restoring some old family photos and looking for suggestions as the best way to do this. I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera with a 100mm lens. Is it better to scan the photos into the computer to work on it or is it better to photograph the photos to put into the computer to work on. Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am planning on using PS for the PP, but listening to any other suggestions, also. If you know of any websites, etc. that would help with the steps for this process that would be greatly appreciated. My knowledge of PS is not great, but slowly improving with use. Thank you in advance.
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May I suggest a great book on the subject? Adobe Restoration and Retouching, Eisman, Palmer & Dunbar
It not only shows you how to restore/retouch old photos, but introduces you to the many tools that Photoshop offers.
Feb 18, 2019 14:59:23   #
Willis53 wrote:
Yep, I spent many happy hours building Heathkit gear. And then there was Lafayette Electronics...........


Me too. I remember being blown away when I first heard a Heathkit stereo amp with Acoustic Research AR2a or something speakers and a Garrard turntable with magnetic cartridge. I had to have one. For some reason I ended up getting an Eico ST-70 as my first kit.
Feb 18, 2019 08:51:46   #
GoofyNewfie wrote:
Someone should take your D 850 away from you if you are asking this question.


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Feb 18, 2019 08:46:35   #
I was a regular Radio Shack customer for many years as an electronics tinkerer. My first computer was a “Trash-80” and I remember staying up all night playing a text based flight simulator when I first got it. What fun that was.
 
Feb 14, 2019 11:02:10   #
sloscheider wrote:
Polarized glasses don’t work with evf’s? I hadn’t heard that...

If you’re buying new and money isn’t an issue, go for the D500. If I were going on a “trip of a lifetime” I’d want the 2nd card slot set as a backup drive.


It's true. I thought my camera was screwed up when it happened with my Oly mirrorless, then realized it was the polarized glasses.
Feb 12, 2019 13:27:21   #
Longshadow wrote:
Ha. if I ever got an Alexa, I would re-name it to "Computer".


If I ever got an Alexa, I would re-name it "Gort." Klaatu barada nikto.
Feb 10, 2019 08:35:42   #
As you age you don’t quit your vices; your vices quit you.
Jan 10, 2019 10:37:48   #
pesfls wrote:
I’ve been using a digital body about 18 months and have been amazed, frustrated & what not by all the options, menus & complexity of these machines. I use a Nikon Df fwiw.

What I’ve noticed is that sometimes ec doesn’t seem to do anything I can see. After fiddling around with this I’ve learned that the phenomenon is related to shooting in full manual. What I now understand is that in full manual mode using the ec dial only changes the meter scale, not the exposure itself. So one must readjust exposure manually after entering ec mode to recenter the meter reading. In the other modes such as aperature priority the ec dial functions as I expected. I had no idea this was the case when in full manual.



So I pass on my admittedly naive notion as false. Perhaps this thing I’ve learned will be of use to another shooter. That’s my only purpose in bringing this up. It seems one could spend years mastering all the options built into these modern cameras. A good day to all.
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This issue came up at a camera club meeting, and after some experimenting, it was found that if you are in full manual mode, there is nothing left for EC to tweak. One side of the exposure triangle has to be in auto mode in order for EC to work. Take two or three shots in full manual with EC adjusted each time then look at the EXIF data. What changed? Nothing. On the other hand you can see what changed when shooting shutter priority, aperture priority, or auto ISO.
Dec 28, 2018 09:46:36   #
Olympus EM-10
Olympus EM-1
Nikon D750
and a couple of point and shoots
 
Dec 27, 2018 08:54:22   #
Olympus EM1 - 12-40 f2.8
Olympus EM10 - 100-400
Nov 20, 2018 15:48:14   #
Lagoonguy wrote:
Jerryc41 I agree that most of the full frame mirrorless camera and lens combos do not save substantial weight over a DSLR but that is not the case with micro 4/3. My D750 & Sigma 24-105 f/4 weighs 60.7 ozs vs the G9 & 12-60 f/2.8-4 (24-120mm equivalent) weighing in at 34.5 ozs. Believe me that makes a big difference plus it is a great deal smaller when carrying it all day plus toting the gear through airports. I like the size and feel of the D750 & the Sigma but not for overseas travel.
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I agree with Lagoonguy. My Oly EM1 Mark 1 with a 12-40mm f/2.8 pro lens weighs in at just under 2 lbs. My D750 Nikon with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is over 4 lbs. The Oly fits in a personal carry on with other essentials. When I'm flying, I take the Oly.
Oct 29, 2018 12:32:22   #
Shopperon wrote:
Looking to purchase a Olympus EM1ii and want some feed back
as to how affective is a 4/thirds system?
Thanks

I have an EM10 and a EM1 Mark 1 and couldn't be happier with them (except in low light situations). Here's an example shot with the EM10, just playing around with the 60mm macro lens.


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Jul 15, 2018 08:48:58   #
captainkauai wrote:
I own an Olympus OM-D M10 II and have been wondering what difference I would see in the quality of the images I take with it if instead I used an OM-D M1 II. This would assume I used the same lens for either camera, say for discussion sake the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-150. I am an average amateur photographer.


I own both cameras — only Mark I versions. I dont see any difference in image quality. the EM 1 has more buttons and a better grip. It is easier to change settings on the EM1.
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