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Glasseye Snapper

Member Since 11 Oct 2005
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In Topic: New Olympus WA lenses

14 January 2015 - 06:33 PM

Hi Oskar,

 

Is it the anticipated higher optical quality or the extra light you are most interested in. From recent discussions on shooting wide angle lenses behind a dome I got that you need to stop down to get sharp corners. In that case the only benefit from extra light is during focusing, which may not be that much of a deal.

 

Bart


In Topic: Olympus 60mm macro focus distance display.

18 December 2014 - 05:25 PM

Hi Bill,

 

I used exiftool to extract the information (free download) for my EM-5. I posted info on how well the distance allowed you to calculate the actual size of subjects in your image. You can find the post here http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=52938

 

Bart


In Topic: Triplefins X 2

16 December 2014 - 05:05 PM

Thanks for the update. E. tutuilae is in my books but I would never have guessed it. The description states that is the most widely distributed and most common species of the genus and that its coloration is variable. The one thing Reef Fishes of the East Indies is less good in than the Reef Fish ID books is hightlighting exactly what aspects of the appearance are visually distinguishing marks. Fin ray counts may be of interest to their scientific audience but for us visual ID cues are critical.

 

By the way, the image for the male shows it with a bright red cheek, chest and leading part of the central dorsal fin. The description never mentions it so I expect it may be a mating or territorial coloration. It is supposed to also occur in the Red Sea so I can keep a look out for it on my next trip in May.

 

Bart


In Topic: Olympus 60mm macro focus distance display.

16 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

I would have thought that for manual focus finding 1:1 was actually the easy part. Just turn the focus all the way. Like Phil I don't think there is a way to display the focus distance while taking the shot. However, you can get the distance later as it is stored in the EXIF data.

 

Bart


In Topic: Threatening to violate copyright. At least they're upfront about it!

03 December 2014 - 06:36 PM

Just in time for Xmas.

 

Congrats,   Bart