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Forum: Site news 4 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,571
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Amazon Prime Day is now live

Iíll do my annual donation, Ian, while encouraging everyone who benefits from this great site to do the same.
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Berlin 2019

Love that Trabant trying to park on the bike rack! Understandable mistake I guess...

Nice scenes from a great, cosmopolitan, free-thinking city.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By drmarkf
Firmware 3.0 for dragonflies

Walti and I visited a local farm's wildlife area yesterday, Paul clutching his shiny new MC-20 and me with freshly-loaded firmware.

The reserve has several large, muddy & reedy pools, which are...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Otter Encounters

A lovely set, David.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1 Week Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 9,198
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

As expected hereís a balanced, detailed and useful review from the excellent Oly wildlife photographer Petr Bambousek:

http://www.sulasula.com/en/olympus-extender-mc-20-tc-2x-review/
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 5,410
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

Yes, I still have a first generation WD Passport drive, which sucks up the contents of an SD card you stuff in the slot. I’ve found this reliable, but a bit clunky (the accompanying app has improved...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Thanks, Phil.

I think thatís a Black-headed Heron by the way, from the dark feathers running up the back of the neck and along the face below the eye.
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Nice! Iíve got a couple of days there in August before my Maasai Mara trip.
Interesting images with the city in the background.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 9,198
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

Good article by Scott Bourne on teleconverters:

https://picturemethods.com/2019/06/24/teleconverter-basics/
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 218
Views: 6,935
Posted By drmarkf
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

Apparently thereís an undocumented feature in v3 that allows orf transfer via OI.Share. Iím not going to have chance to test that for a couple of days, but might be worth checking.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 9,198
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

Some early results from an Oly Visionary wildlife photographer:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62804272

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62798644
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Another photography workshop!

Excellent work by student & teacher!

Iíve been on a couple of her wildlife workshops and thought both were fine value, and I learned masses. She works very hard all day.

I tried to go on one of...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My M1.2 has a New Wide Eye

There’s quite a lot of information around the web (and on this site) about Astro and how to optimise the particular balance of m4/3 advantages and disadvantages for it.
The basic settings for a...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Playing with PRO capture...

Nice, Paul!
I’d have thought you’d perhaps be OK at 1/2500 for that sort of shot - certainly worth trying that to eke out the ISO. If it’s not sharp enough, try another click faster, then another.
...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My M1.2 has a New Wide Eye

Very nice, Mark. I got a mint-condition second hand one last month from one of our reputable U.K. dealers and Iím pleased. I sold my Samyang to contribute to the cost - the Oly is optically a tad...
Forum: General photography discussion 24th May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Sony RX100

Pretty much everything has been covered here I think, although I had an original mk1 for a year or so when they first came out and Iíd add just two things that havenít been mentioned:

It wonít...
Forum: Software 9th May 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,068
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

Iíve used Capture One for the past 12 years, with Photoshop Elements used very occasionally when I need to move pixels round more seriously. I use Nik Silver eFex, Viveza, Color eFex and HDR eFex...
Forum: Foto Fair 8th May 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Abandoned cemetery

Churchyards, especially the unspoiled ones, are often difficult to image because theyíre such a jumble, but those are very well seen.
Forum: Foto Fair 8th May 2019
Replies: 2,152
Views: 465,306
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A blog post with a lot of Botswanan wetlands birds, taken last September but only recently processed.
...
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Peak District B&W

Amazing sky!
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By drmarkf
Forum: General photography discussion 3rd May 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By drmarkf
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

This has been on a while and I only got round to seeing it a few days ago with my daughter, but I thought it worth raising a few points. It's been on at the Natural History Museum in Sth Kensington...
Forum: The lounge 28th April 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Cambridge Photography Club Olympus News!

Some twisting of the excellent David Smith’s arm was required last year...

If anyone’s interested to come, here’s a link to the club’s public page with details of venue and opening times:...
Forum: Telephoto 21st April 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Zuiko 300mm PRO glitch

I always leave my lens set to the full range, but I use the focus limiter on the body whenever itís appropriate and I have time. That makes a huge difference when youíve got a contrasty background...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 6th April 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Friend or foe for olympus?

Yeah, our Panasonic microwave is the same.

An Olympus one would have 27 customisable buttons, 6 rotary dials and a manual 3Ē thick, but you would be able to turn off the f-ing beeps :D
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