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Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 140
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 749
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: 1,101
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: 1,487
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: 1,487
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: 1,487
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: 1,487
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: 1,487
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: 10,895
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: 10,895
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: 1,251
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: 1,251
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: 7,504
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: 7,504
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: 3,219
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: 654
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: 2,093
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...
Forum: General accessories 8th January 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Quick release straps?

I use Op/Tech USA and have never had any problems. they have a huge range and I find the smaller clips (Mini QD i think they are called) are fine for Micro 4/3 cameras. As a general principle, I...
Forum: Telephoto 30th December 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,870
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Bigma and EM-1..??

I should qualify this by saying the issue is the tendency for old telephoto lenses to give strong colour fringing when used on digital. This is the result of the interaction with the micro-lenses and...
Forum: Telephoto 30th December 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,870
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Bigma and EM-1..??

I had one and it is capable of good images. Best to keep the sun behind you as the optical complexity means that it can suffer from a general loss of contrast (veiling flare). I made a circa 6-inch...
Forum: Software 22nd December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Last lightroom classic update

If you like to keep updaters for future use (as i do), then you can download them from:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html

Click on the arrow next to 'Adobe Photoshop...
Forum: Looking for improvement 26th October 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 5,052
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Panning for Motor Sports

Wow. Thank you guys for those kind words. I'm delighted to contribute usefully to this wonderful forum.

Mark
Forum: Looking for improvement 25th October 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 5,052
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Panning for Motor Sports

This is quite normal with panning shots at slow shutter speeds. It is caused by the difference in motion RELATIVE TO YOU of the front, middle and back of the car. You will be panning by rotating...
Forum: Telephoto 11th September 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Long Dilemma - please help

A sample from Oulton park on the 27th August. Taken at 1/320s ISO200, f10.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Export-8275997_full.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/95244)...
Forum: Telephoto 6th September 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Long Dilemma - please help

Hi Rob,

I will look for some from my trip to Oulton Park two weeks ago. It will be Friday before I get chance to sort this out though. Mostly I don't go above 360mm, but I think I do have some...
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