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Forum: Micro Four Thirds 1 Day Ago
Replies: 340
Views: 20,952
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Shorter focal lengths and, especially, portrait lenses cannot take advantage of a smaller sensor in the way that long lenses (for sport and wildlife) can.



The problem is that many portrait...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 1 Day Ago
Replies: 340
Views: 20,952
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

There's nothing 'magic' about FF. The standard press camera used to be the Speed Graphic, with a 4" x 5" film format. When the Rolleiflex 2¼" square format proved perfectly adequate for the job,...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 195
Views: 14,828
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

I tried taking a Moon photo while the sky was still a fairly bright and clear blue, at 16:46 this afternoon.

It's a single shot, with the raw image processed in DxO Optics Pro 11,using some...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 5 Days Ago
Replies: 340
Views: 20,952
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

When I used Nikon, I had a D300s and never felt any desire, or need, for a D3s. Nikon make a clear distinction between professional and 'prosumer', or amateur models, and Canon do the same.


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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lens recommendation

What to choose depends on what type of subjects you intend to photograph. For living subjects, such as butterflies, you need a fair working distance, which translates into longer focal length.

...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 340
Views: 20,952
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

It's worth remembering that the big names in cameras established themselves by attracting professionals first. It has been said that Nikon rangefinders ousted Leicas during the Vietnam war, because...
Forum: Camera conference 15th December 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: An Optimistic Article about Olympus

Since Nature and Wildlife are my main interests, I am in strong agreement with this article, although the diagram seems to omit Outdoor Sports (other than extreme sports), which I would have thought...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 13th December 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

Don't be put off by the low price of the 40-150 f/4-5.6 MFT lens. Yes, it's very light and has a plastic mount but, optically (where it matters), the performance is far better than the price might...
Forum: Telephoto 9th December 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Sigma 150-600 mm adapted for MFT???

I haven't used one of these, but I believe the Metabones retains the electronic connections with Canon EF lenses.
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 7th December 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 20,952
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

He also mentioned a $3000 price for the EM1X
Forum: The lounge 4th December 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: LibreOffice

My MS Office is 2002 and still works on Windows 7!



I've used Open and then Libre Office for many years and, while some things are done slightly differently, there's a very high degree of...
Forum: Lens focus 24th November 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lenses: relative length & diameter

Most 'long' lenses use the so-called 'telephoto' design, which makes the overall length of the assembly shorter than the focal length would suggest. Conversely, many wide angle lenses use a 'reverse...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd November 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 14,828
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

I compared your photo (which I enhanced a little) with an image from Stellarium set to the same date, as shown below:


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/JupiterMoons20180727.jpg...
Forum: Dealers' Den 18th November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lexar 64Gb UHS-II 150Mb/s for £29.99

I bought mine to speed up the process of 'stacking' for macro photography. The 150MB/s UHS-II card reduced a frustratingly long wait to acceptable.



If your current card is adequate for the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 18th November 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

It happened to my E-M1 just before the end of its Warranty. Olympus (Portugal) returned it looking (and working) like new, so I traded it in for an E-M1 Mk.ii.
Forum: Dealers' Den 16th November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lexar 64Gb UHS-II 150Mb/s for £29.99

I find it interesting that you find the speed comparable between the versions in an E-M1-ii. If you are referring to write speeds, this implies that the camera may be setting a limit rather than the...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 13th November 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Easy lens changing

i have not had a problem with dust in my Movo carrier, perhaps because it is of metal construction and does not attract dust as plastic would. If, say, I have the 12-50 lens on my camera, I remove...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 12th November 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Easy lens changing

I have been using a Movo lens changer since March this year - see http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=47495


Mine is MFT mount although it is not currently available from Amazon UK.

...
Forum: Announcements 7th November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Photoshop won’t accept RAW files

You've found the best way of keeping up with new camera formats, otherwise, Adobe force you to upgrade to a new version of Elements for each new camera!



Several other raw converters can be...
Forum: The lounge 7th November 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Motor Insurance Question

Why not indeed. There is certainly no reward for loyalty. I had let mine renew without questioning over several years and got almost 50% reduction when I asked for a new quotation. Same for house...
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd November 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 14,828
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Last night, I tried taking a 'whole sky' photo with my Meike 6.5mm fish-eye lens, mounted on my E-M1 Mk.ii.

The lens was pointing vertically upwards on a tripod which I set up in the middle of the...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 29th October 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 20,952
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Is £6500 for a Leica body 'sensible'?


Perhaps Olympus are trying to enter that sacred space where aficionados will pay just for the name.
Forum: General photography discussion 28th October 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: E-m1 (classic) won't start - clicking

I hope you E-M1 is fixed soon :)




Sounds a good move to me. I never got on with Epson printers - they seemed to prioritise their own ideas over the user! For example, they would suddenly...
Forum: The lounge 28th October 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Another plausible-looking scam

A reminder to us all to change passwords regularly.
Forum: General photography discussion 28th October 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: E-m1 (classic) won't start - clicking

I'm sure it's repairable at much less cost than a new camera:)



I must admit that my E-M1 had more than its fair share of problems, including failure of a strap lug (a well-known defect),...
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