OM-D E-M5 II
Preparing for Storm Chasing Class - Lens Recommendation?
Hi there! I am looking forward to participating in a meteorology class in about a month that includes 10 days in the field storm chasing. The goal is to capture great weather systems including lightning, cloud formations and tornadoes.
I shoot with an E500 & E520, and have a limited number of lens currently in my bag. The fastest I have is a 14-54 f/2.5-3.6 and the longest I have is a beastly slow 70-300 f/4.6-5.6. I'm feeling the need to have a better, faster lens for what I believe will be photography at a distance and possibly/probably in low light conditions. I will travel with both bodies but anticipating doing most of my shooting with the E520 due to the IS feature.
I am experienced in shooting the aurora borealis and using manual, long exposure settings on a tripod so that isn't too worrisome for me. What I'm in need of is some advice as to what lens I should be using for the type of experiences I'm anticipating. I won't be purchasing, but rather, renting from an online vendor. Any advice is welcomed!
A mug astro-photography question
My first attempt at astro-photography. I was out camping and Venus looked particularly nice so I put the E-M1 + 50-200mm on the tripod. I found it incredibly difficult to focus. Even the slight slack in the focussing ring was enough to put it off. I can't understand why it's so sensitive. In daylight, focussing at infinity is no issue.
Moving file from E-510 to iPad
I'm thinking of moving into the world of iPads and need to know how I'd move files from my E-510 to the iPad. I know the iPad needs an attachment and I know there's one to read SD cards, but is there one the will let me transfer via USB cable the way I do to my laptop? This is the last hurdle I need to overcome before I take the plunge. I originally went with the Toshiba Thrive because of its ISB port, but it's become too outdated and I'm ready to move on. Thanks for any help.
by Guy Roberts
I am putting together a photo book. I have read on Blurb that you must not upsize the photographs as the printed image will not be good. This means that at 300dpi I am restricted to approx 10x8 reproductions.
Is anyone knowledgable on printing, I am assuming offset printing, or has experience of Blurb and can corroborate this?
by Guy Roberts
I found the following interesting to read :
I hope there is a simple answer to this.
I'm using an E-620 body with a Zeiss 500/8 mirror lens attached.
I'm focusing on a fence line in full sunlight maybe a couple of Km away.
With live view 10X I can focus on the wire strands of the fence.
But when I make the photo (saved as RAW plus Hi Res Jpeg), I can't see the strands in the JPEG image on the camera monitor at 14X. It's like a resolution loss between Live view and the actual taken image.
So then I opened the RAW file in Olympus Studio, saved it as a 16 bit TIFF, and then opened that in Photoshop. I lifted the histogram a bit and viewed actual pixels. But no strands of wire.
I'm using a cable release, camera is tripod mounted, IS is off, anti shock is 4 seconds, ISO is 400. Image was not over exposed, in fact a fraction under exposed
Can anyone suggest where I'm going wrong ?
It also probably explains why my moon shots are not as detailed as I expected.
by Guy Roberts
My Vanguard ball head won't hold the camera in portrait orientation, it moves.
I have read that people use blue Loctite to solve this problem.
Does anyone have any idea how I would apply the Loctite?
Juvenile Bald Eagles
Took these eagle this morning with the metabones adapter, 1.4tc II, and the 400/5.6 usm l with the old em-1. the metabones firmware version was 2.2.
I only got focused when they cleared the trees.
Massdrop.com is offering the 40-150 f/2.8 PRO for as low as $940 plus $8.75 shipping. If you're not familiar with Massdrop, they ask a number of buyers to commit to purchase an item at a certain price and if that number of buyers is reached, then that's what you pay. It just came out this morning and only 3 people are needed to get the best price.
I'm not affiliated with Massdrop in any way and don't plan to purchase this lens myself, but it seemed like a pretty good deal and I thought some group members might be interested.
What planet have they been living on?
by Steven R
LOL. DP review just now acknowledged that Olympus no longer makes 4/3 equipment and everything is now mirrorless.