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  1. PeterB666

    Nokton 10.5mm 0.95 samples

    I took some hand-held (well lens hood resting on surface) shots to give an idea of depth of field and bokeh. The focus distance is somewhere between 0.22m and 0.25m - I didn't take a note of it. Focus is on the word "gun" f/0.95 Depth of Field Test 0.95_S by Peter, on Flickr f/2.8 Depth of...
  2. PeterB666

    Nokton 10.5mm 0.95 samples

    I haven't noticed that (I also have the first edition of the Voigtlander 25mm lens) but it is only ever going to be apparent at very close focus distances anyway. Kitty shift is a major problem. It helps if the cat is mainly inert. Kris 1 by Peter, on Flickr Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 probably...
  3. PeterB666

    Nokton 10.5mm 0.95 samples

    Re the Kowa 8.5mm vs the Voigtlander 10.5mm - as a fixed focal length lens, I find the 10.5mm a much better choice and more versatile. Both lenses are sharp, have virtually no distortion and have great IQ. Both have a little fringing but not significant for ultra-wide lenses. Where the...
  4. PeterB666

    Nokton 10.5mm 0.95 samples

    I will be doing a review on my blog site - hopefully within a week or so. You can see a lens size comparison to the Kowa 8.5mm and SLR Magic 12mm lenses there now...
  5. PeterB666

    Nokton 10.5mm 0.95 samples

    My obsession with fast and wide, just got my Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95. Voigtlander 10.5 01_S by Peter, on Flickr Voigtlander 10.5 04_S by Peter, on Flickr I will give it a workout over the next few days but here are 2 very quick shots taken at f/0.95... Voigtlander 10.5 f0.95 08_S by Peter...
  6. PeterB666

    Wider than 15mm?

    I have this lens but it doesn't get a lot of use. It is adequately sharp, very compact and very light and the focus and aperture rings fine to use. On my example, the focus scale is way out and best described as useless. Certainly no issue focussing and step down to f/5.6 and you have an...
  7. PeterB666

    How necessary is the hood on the Oly 75-300.

    Hoods are great for shooting towards the sun and keeping fingers off the front element. It makes a lousy bucket as it has a large hole in the bottom.
  8. PeterB666

    Kowa Cine Lenses for m43

    Yes, HDR I got my lens from Mainline Photographics in Sydney Note price is in Australian dollars with GST which is taken off for export orders. Not sure if they are allowed to sell to the US as I...
  9. PeterB666

    Show clouds over your country - one shot

    Merimbula Lake Merimbula Lake Panorama v2 _S by peterb666, on Flickr Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f/2.8 - 5 shots in portrait mode and then stitched.
  10. PeterB666

    Kowa Cine Lenses for m43

    I took delivery of the Kowa 8.5mm f/2.8 two days ago. Here is one of my first photos... Mitchies Jetty II 2_S by peterb666, on Flickr I have written a review of the lens
  11. PeterB666

    Featured: 'Micro Four Thirds for Cyclocross - my journey from full frame (pic heavy)' by ean10775

    Interesting. I was intending to buy the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 but with the high price and delays in shipping my thoughts turned to the Panasonic 35-100mm (still expensive) and the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. I would be using the lens for indoor work, e.g. concerts, more than anything else. May be a...
  12. PeterB666

    Help..OMD Menu not selectable

    Check the shooting mode. Some settings are not available in iAuto and Program, certain Scene Select and Art filter modes. Set the camera to M, A or S shooting modes.
  13. PeterB666

    Micro 4/3 Native UWA Prime

    The Oly 9-18mm is a good compromise and quite compact although a little slower on the aperture side than ideal. The only other choice for MFT is the 12mm Olympus but after 7mm or even 9mm it is a bit on the "long" side.
  14. PeterB666

    Metabones Nikon to m4/3 speedbooster!

    I have just posted a review of the Metabones Speed Booster Nikon to MFT adapter on my blog site. Metabone - 07 - s by peterb666, on Flickr You will find my review of this little beauty here... Metabones Nikon to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster Review
  15. PeterB666

    Metabones Nikon to m4/3 speedbooster!

    For some strange reason, the vignetting that I see on interior shots with DX lenses doesn't seem to be a problem in the field. Here are a couple of quick shots this morning using my Olympus OM-D and Nikon 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 The first shot is at 24mm (34mm effective focal length), the second...
  16. PeterB666

    Metabones Nikon to m4/3 speedbooster!

    I just had a quick look with a couple of DX lenses on my Olympus OM-D last night and it vignettes a fair bit with my Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom and using a lens hood is out of the question. My Tamron 60mm f/2 macro showed no vignetting and was a joy to use with the Speed Booster.
  17. PeterB666

    25mm vs 20mm FOV - Preferred

    Autofocus of the Panasonic 20mm lens is slow on Olympus bodies. I have the 20mm and find it too long for indoor shooting so I would go for the Olympus 17mm f/1.8
  18. PeterB666

    Metabones Nikon to m4/3 speedbooster!

    Just ordered my Metabones Nikon G to MFT - looking forward to trying it out with my Nikon lenses.
  19. PeterB666

    Rock Pools in Sussex with the 7-14mm and filters

    Awesome - Can you provide some more detail about how you adapted the holder? Is that a 4" filter holder or a larger size? Surprised there is not significant vignetting in the corners.
  20. PeterB666

    King of the Mirrorless: GH3 or E-M5?

    EM-5 BTW, I shoot on "muted" colours and it looks fine. I use to process my images with very subdued colours and limited saturation to create as close as possible colouring to real life but as I now do stuff to keep others happy, I have been slightly seduced to the over-saturated "Canon" colour...
  21. PeterB666

    Showcase SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6

    I have written up a review of the lens here... PeterB Photography: SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm Cine T1.6 Lens Review
  22. PeterB666

    Pana 25 1.4 or SLR magic 25 0.95

    I have the 25mm Voigtlander and 12mm SLR Magic. For lanscapes the 12mm wins hands down. I don't use video in my camera but autofocus with video is terrible. Try it and you will see why. My short review of the 12mm SLR Magic lens here... PeterB Photography: SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm Cine T1.6...
  23. PeterB666

    Showcase SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6

    A series of sunrise photos taken at Cronulla this morning with the SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm on my Olympus OM-D E-M5 #1 Cronulla SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 - 1 - s by peterb666, on Flickr #2 Cronulla SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 - 2 - s by peterb666, on Flickr #3 Cronulla SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 - 3 - s by...
  24. PeterB666

    Showcase SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6

    Just received mine today. Ordered on Tuesday, shipped from Hong Kong on Thursday and arrived in my office in Sydney, Australia the next day!!! Very impressed with the build quality but focus ring not as smooth as on my Voigtlander. The "lens hood" step-up ring is a rip off, it is 36 years since...
  25. PeterB666

    OMD Owners: How do YOU focus?

    Unless I am using live view, I centre focus and recompose. Live view is great for tripod use and macro work especially with the screen angled so you can shoot at odd angles. I will use the touch screen to change my focus point if required. I do a lot of extreme-low light manual focus and...
  26. PeterB666

    Pany 12-35 vs Oly 12-50

    I have to say the 12-50mm is one of the most underated lenses out there. Fabulous bang for buck and the macro fuction is sweet. The only area where I think it could be better is with manual focus which is difficult in low light - partly due to the small small aperture and also the standard...
  27. PeterB666

    Showcase Olympus 15mm f/8 Bodycap Lens

    I just received my free* 15mm Lens Cap lens and look forward to using it with my Olympus E-P3 which I think is the ideal partner. * free as part of a promotion from Olympus in Australia when buying the OM-D E-M5 togehter a camera wrap and leather strap.
  28. PeterB666

    why many pros have not embraced M4/3 yet

    So were others like Minolta... Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  29. PeterB666

    Olympus OM-d E-m5 all around lens .....

    After the bad press the 12-50mm zoom got, I was pleasantly surprised how good the lens was. Nice having the extra zoom on both ends and the 1:2 macro. I have found it sharp and excellent detail with the OM-D. Weather proofing a nice bonus. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  30. PeterB666

    Which lens is your macro substitute ?

    That's what I was using until I got the 12-50mm MFT lens. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  31. PeterB666

    Olympus E-P3 owners! Please give me your opinion!

    The E-P3 is a lovely camera to shot with but the OM-D E-M5 blows it away with lower noise levels and much better colour for really long exposures in low light. I find the E-M5 RAW images need a lot less processing and therefore retain heaps more detail (and the extra mp helps too). It may be...
  32. PeterB666

    12-50 macro mode.

    Macro mode is at 43mm only and goes to 0.23m from the sensor and approx half size reproducton. I have found this gives a reasonable space for using natural lighting. Close focus in normal mode is quite reasonable. I think it is around 0.4 meters. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  33. PeterB666

    Good flash for the OM-D

    I have the Nissin Di466 Four Thirds - yes and I would expect that pretty much every flash made for Four Thirds would. The only ones that won't will be some of the cheap eBay (etc) sourced flash units that don't have the secondary contacts on the foot of the flash.
  34. PeterB666

    [OM-D] Which mode do you shoot in?

    Aperture priority mainly but Manual in really low light and Program mode when street shooting or similar, i.e. where things are going on and I don't want to think too much.
  35. PeterB666

    And the Best Camera of 2012 on DPReview is...

    It is a great camera and a load of fun too. Love it and in many situations, better than my Nikon D90. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  36. PeterB666

    Showcase Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

    I am loving the 12-50mm lens. Here are some from Bombala Railway Station (closed in 1986) #1 Bombala Railway Station 1 by peterb666, on Flickr #2 Bombala Railway Station 2 by peterb666, on Flickr #3 Bombala Railway Station 3 by peterb666, on Flickr #4 Bombala Railway Station 4 by...
  37. PeterB666

    Anyone using a Sekonic light meter?

    I have a Sekonic L-308 which I originally used for studio flash work. Don't do this sort of thing any more so rarely used. Good unit and easy to adjust ISO. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  38. PeterB666

    Is the 4/3 camera format dead?

    Dead. Panasonic have been out of it for years. Olympus may release one more half-baked body which I think was promised some time ago but would be a wasted investment and only to appease those with a stake in FT. No new customers likely. They should put money into porting over some of the great...
  39. PeterB666

    Showcase Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

    Took my 12-50mm on holiday This is my first serious use of the Olympus 12-50mm lens and it is quite a handy one to take on a holiday. Here are some shots from the beach and include some quite close hand-held macro shots. Cuttagee Beach from Sawmillers Bay jpg by peterb666, on Flickr...
  40. PeterB666

    Australia and New Zealand Olympus Promotions on Lenses, OM-D and Pen Purchases!

    Best choice has a lot to do with what you shoot. For examle, of the 60mm f/2.8 and 75mm f/1.8 in a theatre, I know the 75mm is the logical choice. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  41. PeterB666

    Australia and New Zealand Olympus Promotions on Lenses, OM-D and Pen Purchases!

    Very nice. I can see an Olympus OM-D and possibly 75mm 1.8 on the way for xmas. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  42. PeterB666

    Travel Often?

    I prefer to use non-TSA locks. I don't care if they can be cut off - at least I would be certain my luggage has been tampered with and that is important when collecting bags before presenting at customs. Theft is not a big problem in most locations and insurance will cover that. Having something...
  43. PeterB666

    Hello from Sydney

    Welcome to the forums. Nice to see more MFT in Sydney. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  44. PeterB666

    Hello from Townsville

    I deny all knowledge Matt. ;) Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  45. PeterB666

    Hello from Townsville

    Greetings from Sydney.
  46. PeterB666

    Members from 2009 and 2010 Reunion. Drop a line!

    I joined in January 2010. I bought an early build of the Olympus E-P1 and it was my return to more serious photography. I sill shoot with an Olympus E-P3 and use the E-P1 with the more recent lenses which overcomes the AF problems with the earlier lenses. I shoot about 50:50 between Olympus...
  47. PeterB666

    Loving my G3...not the Manual Focus...No Hyperfocal Distance.

    It certainly does and is no problem on Olympus camera as you can switch off infinity-reset. In any event, leaving the focus collar in the MF positin should be fine (I would have thought). The DOF scale on the 12mm lens is good but I have heard some claim the focus scale can be a little off on...
  48. PeterB666

    Taking pics of the moon

    Well I do my moon shots with a Sigma 150-500 zoom with a 1.5x crop Nikon D90 and want more!!!! Will get a Nikon G to MFT adapter before the next red moon. I have done moon shots with the Panny 45-200 and only so-so. Regardless of the lens, use MF. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
  49. PeterB666

    Oly 45mm vs. PL45 ... Which for you?

    I never considered the PL45 as I already have a slow macro lens for MFT via an adapted Olympus OM 50 mm lens. I picked up a 3-week old Olympus 45 mm from a deceased estate and it appears may have never been used. Such are the benefits of somking and lung cancer to the non-smoker. I am very...
  50. PeterB666

    What is your native m43 lens kit?

    Both Olympus and Panasonic make native MFT zooms that go to 300 mm but they do have rather small apertures at the long end. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
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