I have just begun experimenting with vector images. I have to say it's a lot of fun and I have a tendency to let my imagination run wild when I'm creating images. I downloaded a not so expensive program from the internet. It is called Line Form and is very intuitive and works like photoshop. Has anyone worked with this particular program? I would love to learn a few tips if you have any. Thanks.
I have decided to upgrade my basic equipment by Christmas, but don't know exactly what to do. I currently use an Olympus E-510 DSLR and I love the kinds of pictures it takes. However, the resolution of a lot of the pictures is not up to snuff when compared to some of the other photos I have seen on this and other websites.
I am thinking of purchasing a high grade camera lens in the $800 range and keeping the camera. I'm still using two of the lenses the camera came with when I purchased it. They are good lenses, but are not professional grade. I'm considering the Zuiko Digital ED 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 lens which might be a good purchase because I think the camera is still a good one, even though it went out of production several years ago.
[imgl]http://www.15348883[/imgl][imgl]http://www.[/imgl]15348883 Thanks Pati. Your information has been very helpful. I will probably take your advice and get the 12-60 SWD lens and keep using the E=510 for a while. Then I will upgrade to the new E5 when I feel the time is right. Again, thanks.
I upgraded fro the E-510 to the E-3 about three years ago. The E-3 is far superior, but the most important things when it comes to good photos are the lenses. I have upgrades from the kit lenses that came with the E-510 to the 50-200 SWD and the 12-60 SWD lenes. They are both great, fast lenses and provide great resolution. The E-5 that is comming out late this month, is the same camera with somm needed updates. It is 12.3 MP instead of (keep in mind that even though it has about 20% more megapixels, the surface area of the image sensore is only about 10% larger. This is true in any camera.), The E-5 has movie capability that the E3 does not, and the view screen is slightly large. Both camera weight about the same 28 oz or so. That's much heavier than your E-510. I I were you, I would start by gettint the 12-60 SWD lens (About $870.00) and if you like it, lokkk intop the E-3 of the E-5. Lastly buy the 50-200 SWD lens. I use the 12-60SWD about 95% of the time. I hope this info is helpful(More)
I was reading my news letter from Olympus Inc. the other day and I saw something that piqued my interest. There was an article about pixel mapping. The article stated that a person could improve the quality of their exposures by doing a simple maneuver using the menu function.
The article stated you should pixel map at least twice a year due to the fact that pixels located on your light sensor either malfunction, absorbing too much light causing "hot spots" on your images, or the pixels die, causing all kinds of optical aberrations. When you pixel map, the camera will identify these bad pixels and program around them resulting in a better image.
I had seen "pixel mapping" when I did other things in my camera's menu but was always afraid to mess with this function because...
It seems for Nikons, you apparently have to send the camera in to get the pixels fixed. I'm not that familiar with Nikons, but in reading about service issues with that brand, customers seem not to want to do that because it takes so long, and they get around the bad pixel issue by doing things in post production...like manipulating the pixels in RAW format.
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