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Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

My other hobby is building model locomotives - although photography comes into that as well, since I like to record model scenes...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lazy camera store

I trust all's well. I always remember ordering some small photo accessory from a mail-order store and a large package arrived. In my case, they'd sent completely the wrong thing - an electric drill...
Forum: Telephoto 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro v Panasonic 35-100 f2.8

The Olympus 60mm macro is a very highly regarded lens and I should be very surprised if it doesn't out-perform the zoom. I don't know what your photographic interests are but I use mine for flower...
Forum: Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Topaz: Process JPEG as RAW

While I agree that RAW is not an acronym, it is still an abbreviation for a format that usually contains a lot more than just the raw sensor data.

The article in...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 680
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Resolution and Image Quality

For me, the zenith of the style of painting minute details and in representing the effects of natural light on various surfaces occurs in the work of Jan van Eyck.



I often call in at the...
Forum: Accessory talk 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

I use one and find it a useful tool for astro-photography. As I wrote in another thread (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost.php?p=433875&postcount=3), the biggest fault is that there is no...
Forum: Looking for improvement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Yes, I think most of them are - although Betelgeuse really is red!

The NZ shot was taken on my old E-M1-i, so I can't go back and check.

I do see a few on my E-M1-ii, which disappear when...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: UHS-II SD cards on the E-M10ii?

Interesting. I did look at the E-M10-ii manual and only saw, on p130, reference to "The following types of SD memory card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD, SDHC, SDXC, and...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Does your camera have a certain perfume?

Your post brought back many childhood memories of the smells of the chemicals in my Father's darkroom and also the linseed oil smell from when he hand-tinted prints. I have his old Rolleiflex and...
Forum: Looking for improvement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Another technique I could mention is to take a number of shots and then use software to register and stack the individual shots into a combined version with less image noise. thank you for your...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: UHS-II SD cards on the E-M10ii?

That's an important point. There is no point in using a card that is potentially faster than the camera's own data bus. The evidence from the tests quoted above, from the Camera Memory Speed...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: UHS-II SD cards on the E-M10ii?

There seems to be some confusion in the responses so far, most of which refer to the E-M1-ii and not the E-M10-ii as in the OP.


The E-M10-ii is listed as compatible with SDXC cards. XC means...
Forum: Looking for improvement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Orion is surely the most striking object in the night sky and has fascinated observers since ancient times. The Pyramids of Giza are, apparently, aligned on the model of the belt stars. It has a...
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,562
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

I feel that's fair enough. They are offering their software free of charge to Olympus camera owners. If your camera is under warranty, then it's worth registering with them, anyway, since they...
Forum: Looking for improvement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Since my last post, I have checked by using 'Stellarium' that the star towards the bottom right, which still looks slightly oval after processing is, in fact, a close double: HIP26197 and HIP26199.
Forum: Looking for improvement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

So do I - better contrast overall. My method of processing (using PSE) is to view the histogram with the 'levels' control and then move the left hand slider towards the right until the background is...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Show us your first cameras

That's a relief *chr


I feel that my current E-M1 Mk ii meets my needs extremely well and I do make use of most of its special features.

The automatic stacking is great for macro...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Show us your first cameras

are you expecting an imminent catastrophe that will wipe us all out?
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: E-M1X thoughts and excellent Dave Etchells video

I agree with your initial comment that this is a 'pro' camera and, as such, is not for me - any more than Nikon D5 and Canon 1D are. I have a grip for my E-M1-ii and never use it!
If it enables...
Forum: Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,562
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

For anyone interested, I made a comparison of Olympus Workspace with some other raw converters on some night sky images at http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost.php?p=470311&postcount=202

...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Show us your first cameras

My first was the extraordinary Zeiss Werra 1. My father was a keen photographer from pre-war years and always extolled the virtues of the Zeiss Tessar lens. At the time, this camera was cheaper...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 211
Views: 17,031
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

MJ224ís comment, above, set me thinking about the effects of using different Raw Converters so, being of an experimental turn of mind, I decided to put the raw data of my Pleiades shot, shown in my...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 211
Views: 17,031
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Commiserations, Phil. Those slide switches on the side of lenses seems to have a habit of switching themselves 'off' ! I have got into a routine of checking the switches on my 100-400mm after...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 211
Views: 17,031
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

After having found both the 17mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8 to be very useful in low light situations, I decided to add the 75mm f/1.8 to my collection, especially since it has a very high reputation...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: FF or DX as second camera, which would you choose?

Somehow, landscape photography existed before 1959, when Voigtlander introduced the Zoomar Lens :)
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