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Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Unfotunately not true in my case because i also tried. This might be a limitation of the Western Digital software based RAID.
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Unless you need your discs to be read by Windows PCs, stick with a standard Mac HFS+ journaled format. (There is a new format for Mojave, but I don't think you can format external HDs in it at the...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

IMHO, this is another disadvantage of the mirrored RAID. You are stumped until you replace the faulty drive, which means you need a spare drive on hand to avoid delays. This is fine in a enterprise...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Hi Mike,

Opening up the G-tech drives and swapping the HDs should be straightforward, though I've not done it my my current 6TB G-tech since it is still under warranty. I used to use Lacie...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Coming back to the OP, can you clarify the situation? You say you have 2x4TB back-ups, but also say the iPhoto library is on the external drives not on the MBP. This sounds to me like one of the 4TB...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Hi Mike, yes, no problem. It's yours if and when you need it.

Regards, Mark
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

They are 6mm long, which is a standard size. I am happy to post the M2x6mm countersunk screw I have to you FOC. It is slotted, but does seem to fit well. I've tried it on the MC14 a few times and I...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

The MC14 is not a lens? This is an outrageous response. The loose screw is obviously defective workmanship; they should have some thread-lock on them. It's not as if you take them in and out yourself...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Historically, the Japanese camera industry used JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) screws. However, I have removed one screw from my own MC14 and the thread seems to match metric ISO M2. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 4th February 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Thornton Pickard 5x4" half-plate view camera?

The Lens Collector’s Vade Mecum has a short entry for Thornton-Pickard. They were based in Altrincham (a stone’s throw from me in Sale!). Dates are roughly 1890 to 1930.

They didn’t make lenses...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 31st December 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Lens confusion

I bet they've sent you the old 4/3 E-system DSLR mount lens. This can be used on micro-4/3 but needs an adapter. If the seller said it was a micro-4/3 lens, i would send it back.

EDIT: the...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

It looks like Park are responding to the Amazon offer. I'm sure the ebay one is a grey import. HDEW are are asking 890 (grey import again). I'd probably go for an official Uk one for peace of mind,...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

I agree with you, Phil. When the promotion was originally launched, it was even less clear. The statment I quoted was added at a later date.

The 12-100 is a lens i would like to have, for use when...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

They do have another cash back promotion on at the moment, but it doesn't include the 12-100mm.

https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras_support/promotions/index.html

Are there any other...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

The T&C's seem pretty unambiguous to me

A sizeable extract below, but the key statement is

"This promotion is subject to the purchase of an OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Therefore to benefit the cashback...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

Unfortunately you also have to buy an EM1 Mk2 to get the cashback.

I am sorely tempted by the amazon offer, but I am not likely to use the lens much before next spring so it's not the best time to...
Forum: Legacy Lenses 3rd August 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 11,382
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Lens Fungus

Just to clarify any confusion, I was talking about 'white' LEDs, as commonly used to replace filament bulbs. IIRC, these work by either emitting in the UV, which stimulates emission from 3 colour...
Forum: Legacy Lenses 2nd August 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 11,382
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Lens Fungus

As has been pointed out, the UV from an LED may kill the fungus but this will be a long process (days or weeks of exposure). The LED should not be emitting in the UV-C band (required for germicidal...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1st August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: m42 lenses plus nikkor lens

Well, a Nikkor 50mm f1.4 is still a nice gift. Depending on version and condition, it is likely to still be worth 60 to 100. I would say it is worth getting an adapter for it to try. You might find...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1st August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: m42 lenses plus nikkor lens

I wish somebody would give me an f1.2 Nikkor! Likely to be worth 100 to 200

Are you sure it's an f1.2 lens and not 1:2 aperture ratio lens ie f2.

Without knowing the details of the M42 lens...
Forum: Site news 28th June 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 8,595
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Are you purchasing anything through Amazon?

Cheers Ian. Order placed.

Mark
Forum: Site news 28th June 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 8,595
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Are you purchasing anything through Amazon?

If you provide a link to

Tamron A035TM Tripod Mount for 100 - 400 mm VC USD Lens

I will buy it as I was going to buy one anyway.
...
Forum: E-System User Group goodies 11th June 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: MF adapter / Sunagor lens.

For OM to 4/3 DSLR, the official item is the MF-1 adapter. But there are plenty of Chinese clone items. I have several which I no longer use since I no longer have a 4/3 DSLR. You can have one for...
Forum: General photography discussion 28th May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 300mm f4.5

I concur with Dr Mark. The main limitation with the OM 300mm f4.5 is the colour fringing.

I have used a fair few old 300mm manual focus lenses in the past (on E3 DSLR). I found the Canon new FD...
Forum: General photography discussion 30th March 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,105
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: UV filter - all okay or get what you pay for?

Yes, you get what you pay for. I've always used Hoya filters. I use Hoya Pro1-D as they have very good coatings. But they are difficult to clean, as Richard mentions.

I always use some filter to...
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