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Forum: Lens focus 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

That's the optimist's view, Andy! I hope you're right.
Forum: Lens focus 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

Doesnít look like the 12mm f1.2 fits in there; in fact (if Iím interpreting it correctly) it doesnít seem to contain anything new at all on the prime front.

So, no update to the 17mm f1.8 (eg...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019

A nice set.

Homo photographicus of all sexes is a great source of fun images. Normally I’d say anyone who uses their £3500 camera kit with the hood reversed over the lens is automatically marked...
Forum: Events 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Lakes photo trip with Alf?

Nice idea - many thanks, Alf, and Paul.
I almost certainly couldnít do March since Iím already away a lot, but depending on the date the autumn might work.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By drmarkf
Re: E-M1X thoughts and excellent Dave Etchells video

The technology here is way beyond my competency so I'm not going to express an opinion either way, but I have seen quite a few discussions about the value of back-illuminated sensors with some...
Forum: General photography discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

Yes, I see both the bodies weigh around 2.25lbs, which is also extremely heavy in comparison with the Z6/7, A9/A7Riii, Canon R etc. Itís around the same as a D850.

I do wonder how many mirrorless...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Signs of spring

These problems are what IBIS and flippy screens are made for *chr
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Resolution and Image Quality

Yes, I agree. This sort of thread is surely the bread and butter of the Lounge here.

Over the years Iíve learned all sorts of things from people on here that have nothing to do with photography...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Where Kookaburras Fly

Great shots.
Iím glad youíre back to balmier times!
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Cauliflower Slime Mould Enteridium lycoperdon

I guess theyíre part of the important processes that break down wood and return itís nutruients to the soil.

Lovely images.
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Resolution and Image Quality

Seems very self-limiting to me, Derek.
Havn't you ever learned to appreciate something by learning more about it?
Anyway, it's the individual's choice.
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 739
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Show Your Snowdrop Pictures

Lovely, folks.
I’m off to north Norfolk on Tuesday for a few days, and my cousin and I are aiming to visit a couple of woodland areas that are well known for snowdrops. We might be a bit late, but...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Resolution and Image Quality

There’s a perennial and entertaining debate to be had between ‘art’ and ‘craft’: so, for everyone laughing at piles of bricks and Tracey’s unmade bed, there are people who say the ‘perfect’...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

Yes, I also think the format encourages a lot of creativity.
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Resolution and Image Quality

Depends whether you want Ďartí or Ďreproductionsí and what your budget is (tens or hundreds of quid, or more), and whether you like modernist stuff and Britart. However, Iíve found these people a...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

Last autumn I came within a gnatís whisker of buying an X-Pan.

Back in the day I lusted after one, and I spotted that an acquaintance on another forum was selling his in immaculate condition, with...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Quick review of Sony Tough SD cards

A quick visit to Mr Google suggests theyíre about twice the current price of Lexar 300Mb/s cards from bricks and mortar suppliers: I reckon thatís not bad value considering the cost most of us invest...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 761
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Hey, Phil, that meal looks scrumptious! Hope you're able to enjoy it.

Obviously this isn't the place to discuss medicine & microbiology in any depth, but I will just say the journal Harold quoted...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 761
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

I can't think of any advantages of having helicobacter infection, while the only disadvantages of treatment are those associated with any antibiotic use.

Here's a decent summary of the practical...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Hummingbirds

Great stuff, thanks.
I remember from before the difficulties with the E620/50-200 speed of acquisition of focus of such transiently darting species. Great fun trying, though. Hopefully the E-M1ii...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Hummingbirds

Cracking shots, Tord.
Weíre off to Antigua in a couple of weeks and Iím hoping to get somewhere close to these, if Iím really lucky!
Iíve tried hummers in the past, but not since my E620 days, and...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By drmarkf
Re: 12-100mm Pro, works very well with extension tubes.

Iíve got the Kenkos, fully auto. Theyíre not cheap (although there are occasional offers if you monitor prices) but if Iím hanging the 300 off them I want something thatís strong enough to cope.
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

I wonder if some of the explanation is that weíre in a pause period in sensor development.

If you look on, say, Photons to Photos at the dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio performance of...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 761
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Blimey - hang in there, squire!
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By drmarkf
Re: 12-100mm Pro, works very well with extension tubes.

Iíll give it a go. I quite often use tubes with the 300: theyíre a great combination for shooting butterflies since you can be far enough away not to throw shadows and frighten them off.
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