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Old 13th January 2016, 12:58   #1756
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Ok, thanks for clarifying. I have heard people say 'my future son' will be a doctor. But you referred to your future son in present tense, thus confusing me

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It is much easier to take good photos today.
In 1993 I bought a state of art Olympus IS3, I felt the same. Latest cameras in any given day made it much easier to take photos than before.

In hindsight, the older cameras always look difficult. But not when they were new.
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Coming back to gears. Trioplan 100mm.

I never thought i would go after a lens made 99 years ago. But the images are very special thanks to Mirrorless.

here are couple of them
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Old 23rd January 2016, 13:34   #1758
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Why don't you (and others) start sharing more photos on the image threads ? There is too much dry talk about gear and too few photos
This is the kind of beast I shoot in my woods...

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attac...s-p1211421.jpg
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This is the kind of beast I shoot in my woods...

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attac...s-p1211421.jpg
Nice. Must be great to be in the midst of nature.

I can't post DSLR photos here since this is the enemy camp :-). But I was looking at old (2012) photos taken with the D90, which has an ancient sensor compared to what we get now. Reprocessed a few photos: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post3896788 (The Official non-auto Image thread)
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Olympus will be releasing another body soon... http://www.techtoyreviews.com/olympu...-image-leaked/

I don't see any reason to switch though.
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Good find. The price is actually reasonable considering the comparable cameras. I think Fuji i felt was doing exceptionally well in Mirrorless front just 2-3 years back with multiple releases. But i feel they have slowed down on R&D while olympus is now grabbing this market by neck.

Even on the lens front Olympus is making huge strides. Good to see that.
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These days my camera bag has OMD EM5 mkII and the following lenses:

12-40mm F/2.8 (primary walkaround lens)
45mm F/1.8
25mm F/1.8 (primary lowlight lens)

This leaves one big gap... no not telephoto. Telephoto holds little interest to me. The gap for me is wide angle. Often I come across scenarios where a fisheye or ultra-wide would have helped.

The Olympus 8mm F/1.8 is too expensive for something that is not a primary lens. So I have zeroed in on Rokinon/Samyang 7.5mm F/3.5 which has terrific reviews. It will be my first manual lens in m4/3 family, but in this focal length MF is not a problem at all.

http://www.amazon.in/Samyang-SY75MFT...ds=samyang+7.5
http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-FE75MF...+for+micro+4+3

It costs 30K in India and 17K in USA, so as usual I have to get it from US.

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You might want to try the Olympus fish eye lens cap lens. It is dead cheap and the results, for so little money, are actually quite good.

The real wide angle shots in this thread are all shot using this lens cap

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commer...vy-museum.html (The Dutch Navy Museum)
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I know it is really VFM, but that fixed aperture at F/8 is a big letdown for me.
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I know it is really VFM, but that fixed aperture at F/8 is a big letdown for me.

Yes, its VFM, but then again how much aperture control or rather depth of view control, do you need on a fish eye?

Its also by far the lightest lens in my camera bag! It weighs in at, eh, just over the weight of a lens cap!

But it can never compete with a real glass wide angle. Although It might not always be possible to tell the difference by looking at the photograph.

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Yes, its VFM, but then again how much aperture control or rather depth of view control, do you need on a fish eye?
It is not about depth of view, but aperture. Ideally I want the F1.8, but that is too expensive. So I am settling for F/3.5 lens, nearly 2 stops slower. The cap lens is further 2+ stops slower. I can never use it indoors. I shoot without flash most of the time.

Did you notice all my lenses are F/2.8 or faster?
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It is not about depth of view, but aperture. Ideally I want the F1.8, but that is too expensive. So I am settling for F/3.5 lens, nearly 2 stops slower. The cap lens is further 2+ stops slower. I can never use it indoors. I shoot without flash most of the time.

Did you notice all my lenses are F/2.8 or faster?

Sure, Im using the OLy E5 mk2. It's stabilizing system is phenomenal. All the shots inside the sub are handheld, no problem.

On a fish eye any movement of the camera becomes of course less of an issue anyway. But again, this is just a handy, light and very affordable wide eye gadget that I always carry with me.

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For a cheap lens, or an expensive lens cap, this isn't half bad

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Sure, Im using the OLy E5 mk2. It's stabilizing system is phenomenal. All the shots inside the sub are handheld, no problem.
I have both MK1 and MK2.

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For a cheap lens, or an expensive lens cap, this isn't half bad
I understand, but I don't want lose low light ability.
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Olympus will be releasing another body soon... http://www.techtoyreviews.com/olympu...-image-leaked/

I don't see any reason to switch though.
This has the same sensor has GX8.
However GX8 has better AF and better video capabilities besides being weather sealed. I think that makes more sense than the Pen.
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