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troporobo

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
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In Topic: D810 vs D7200

06 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

I hesitate to critique a photo without knowing more about it but I've got to agree with Chris.  The first photo looks like it has had the saturation and contrast dialed way up, whereas the second shot looks more like it is straight out of the camera (with more believable blues too).  Try playing around with adjustments to your shot to see what might be possible with some post processing.

 

Of course that won't make the gear lust go away . . . 


In Topic: Is this wet close-up lens in useable condition?

03 December 2017 - 06:21 PM

I agree, looks like mineral deposits, should be able to clean as described.  Definitely not all look like this however!  But since it is a wet lens, there's no harm in trying it on the housing regardless, any residual marks may not be visible in your images. 


In Topic: New camera time and need advice please

01 December 2017 - 11:41 PM

You might also be interested in a comparison that I posted between the 60 and 12-50 lenses with and without diopters.  The takeaway conclusion is that if you want to save a few bucks by getting the cheaper port and gear, you can add a diopter later and come close to 60 macro performance while preserving the flexibility.

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=56141


In Topic: New camera time and need advice please

01 December 2017 - 11:23 PM

The 12-50 lens produces about the same IQ as the 14-42 II, maybe slightly better, and it is noticeably sharper than the 14-42 EZ which IMO is a cheap toy compared to Olympus standards.  I was very happy with it for years.  I've only switched because I discovered I take better shots if I jump off the boat with either WA or macro in mind and don't try to do both. However it is not in the same league as the 12-40 PRO which is a fantastic lens. 

 

Since the 12-40 zooms externally, I don't believe it can work in the Oly flat ports designed for the 60 or 12-50 lenses without extensions, and I don't know what that might mean for vignetting at the wider end.  I have not tried it though, so take this advice for what you paid :-) 


In Topic: Probably going to scrap Lightroom for ON1

01 December 2017 - 11:04 PM

I feel the same, but what do you do with your years of edited images?  Yeah, you can export them as full resolution JPG etc, but seriously who is going to do that with thousands of images?  It was so painful going from Aperture to Lightroom that I just cannot imagine another migration.  If there was a way to preserve nondestructive edits, I'd look at switching too.