Comments for Admiring Light Photography Reviews, Photos, News and Musings Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:27:40 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Review: Sony a6000 by Jim Radford Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:27:40 +0000 I’m weighing APS-C cameas … A6000 and the 7D2 … quite different, including price, thus a dilemma. Any thoughts? Choice?

Comment on Waterfall Season by Jordan Steele Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:49:40 +0000 Thanks for the kind words!

For most waterfall shooting, it’s not a big deal to not use weatherproof equipment, as the gear doesn’t get too wet. I got a few drops here and there on the lens barrel, which posed no problem (even though the 10-24 isn’t sealed). The biggest issue when shooting close like this is drops splashing on the front. In this case, on my polarizer. It’s not so much a problem for gear damage, but for having blobs in the frame, as wide focal lengths stopped down for deep depth of field will show small drops on a filter or front element. You just need to check the front of the lens from time to time and wipe off any drops with a microfiber cloth to keep the images clean.

Overall weather sealing, I’ve had great success with the OM-D series and their sealed lenses: really good weather resistance, and aside from keeping drops off the front, it’s no issue to shoot in the rain. I’ve also shot in the rain with my X-T1 and some of the WR lenses, and they do a good job too on the actual lens body and camera body. I think Fuji’s sealing system at the lens mount isn’t quite as robust as many other makers, so I wouldn’t feel comfortable shooting in heavy rain with it for a significant amount of time, but it’s fine for a passing shower or occasional splashes here and there.

My tripod poses no issues getting wet, though it’s important to extend the legs and loosen the locks and allow it to air dry so you don’t get mold growth or anything after shooting. Luckily, my tripod comes apart pretty easily if I need to clean the locking joints as well, so if things start sticking or smelling, I can take the legs apart and clean them, letting all parts dry before reassembly. If I don’t need to be super low, I’ll extend the lower leg sections (as seen in the photo of the tripod) so that the leg locks stay out of the water.

Comment on Waterfall Season by Alex Dodis Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:42:43 +0000 I “admire” your blog site, your realistic unbiased opinion, technical knowledge and photographic technique.
Most impressive is that your photos are much to my style and stand on their own, even without the accompanying article.

Converting to mirrorless, after a lot of soul searching for what really mattered technically and practically to allow the camera to be an unobtrusive tool conducive towards better photographic creativity, I had to compromise between a OMD EM-5 mk. II and a Fuji XT-1 system. I still feel insecure about that decision…

What is your experience with equipment water proofing?
I was thinking of the tripod for example.
How do you deal with mist sticking to the lens?


Comment on Thoughts on Tripods by Waterfall Season - Admiring Light Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:52:57 +0000 […] compositions for waterfalls are very often in positions that are extremely awkward to hand hold.  Having a good tripod is also a necessity.  Often the terrain will be uneven, and often the best compositions come from […]

Comment on Butterflies! by JEAN-LOUIS NATHAN Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:12:54 +0000 Hello Sir,
Thank you for responding so quickly; I still have another question: how much distance has Were Here you butterflies?
Waiting for your reply

Comment on A Mysterious Morning by Franck Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:11:13 +0000 hello !
GREAT ! GREAT ! b&w picture.
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Comment on Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II by Eleanor H Sarren Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:01:44 +0000 I recently bought 75-300 mm lens to use with my OMD-EM1 system in Jan 2015. (Note: I used to own the OMD-EM5 and this same lens but all was stolen in April 2014). I never had a problem when using the zoom all the way out on this lens even in low light on a tripod.

With this lens extended all the way out, I hear a very loud shifting noise like an element is loose? I am unable to focus on SF or manual. The warranty technician has said all is ok. I am asking they review the lens more.

I am new to the 3/4 system so I have no idea of the internal working parts on this lens. What parts could come loose in manufacturing. Do i have a lemon?

Is there problems with the newer version of this lens and the OMD-EM1?

Comment on Review: Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Art (Sony E-Mount) by Derek Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:52:18 +0000 Dude,

Comment on Review: Zhongyi Lens Turbo (Minolta MD to Fuji X) by aavo Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:52:52 +0000 Jordan,

Thank you for this review. Great to know your opinion. There is lot to accept.

Comment on The Mirrorless Camera Industry and the Search for the Perfect Camera – Part 1 by ask Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:18:43 +0000 What’s up, all is going nicely here and ofcourse every
one is sharing facts, that’s actually fine,
keep up writing.