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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    Assuming the situation is the same as it was a few months ago, these are all the MK 1 lens. The Mk 2 is rarely found s/h and a lot more expensive. Optically the Mk1 and Mk 2 are the same, but the Mk2 is weather sealed, works with dual IS, has improved speed of autofocus, and I think it might...
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    Camera straps?!

    Like a few others, I use Optech straps (my oldest one is over 30 years old and still in use), along with Optech and Peak Design camera attachments. The range of straps designs and accessories makes it a versatile system to buy into. It also tends to be cheaper than the competition. The utility...
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    Waterproof Tripod Leg Covers

    I suppose it depends on how long they last. Are they likely to last twice as long as the polythene based models? If so, that makes them cheaper. But, of course, I have no hands-on experience of either them.
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    Waterproof Tripod Leg Covers

    Thanks for this, I had seen the optech ones but never come across these, and have been toying with the idea of getting something.
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    Waterproof Tripod Leg Covers

    For something more robust (though I think I would prefer the lightweight option if carrying "just in case") there is the Tragopan leg covers. https://tragopan-shop.com/en/e-shop/camshield/7833-tripod-waders-understorey-all-seasons.html
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    The doing this with a moving subject (at least roughly) was the point of me using HWM. Assigning it to the Pv function key means I can easily press the BBF (back button focus) the Pv button (which is now the HWM button) and the release button all at the same time and instantly bias the exposure...
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    Actually, I find it difficult to confidently draw any conclusions on what works ! Lots of variables at play with these things.
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    I understand what you say, but I've ended up here empirically, where I've taken images without EC, then decided to add some EC and realised with direct comparison, I get better shadow noise/detail when I add a bit of EC. But I will have another look and do some more testing. Thanks,
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    But increasing ISO can still result in less noise in a final image than brightening it at the processing stage.
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    Or indeed reduce noise, depending on circumstances.
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    Thanks for this, your assumptions are correct. It's a D500, which I use in manual + auto iso with more recently a minimum ISO of 400 (based on the graphs at Bill Claff's site, before that, I used base). I have it set up to show the ISO in the viewfinder and just keep an eye on it when adjusting...
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    Fair enough, I obviously want to have more insight into "how" the camera sees the world so I can better match what I "think" I want, with what the camera is going to give me. But I also have Winogrand moments as well as Ansel Adams moments (in approach, not in the quality of photographs)...
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    But that is the entire point. It's not about making technically perfect photographs, just for the sake of making technically perfect photographs, it's about developing your technical understanding to a level where you have the skills to achieve your creative/aesthetic choices. I assume when you...
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    I think this "depends" on how you are using photography and indeed what you mean by science. If you are struggling to make photographs that look the way you want them to look, then understanding how things work can help you work out why. But I don't really see papers like Stevens to really...
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    Understanding Digital Exposure Theory

    Ah well, that is a different discussion.
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