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Forum: Lens focus 3rd October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,734
Posted By catkins
Re: Lens service advice/experience?

I’ve just had my 300mm Pro returned from an Olympus service in Portugal.
I had decided to take out the Advanced Pro Service scheme as my 300mm Pro is almost used as a standard lens, so is very well...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 16th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By catkins
Anyone lost an E-M10 MkII in Northumberland?

An Olympus E-M10 MkII and lens has been found in Hexham Northumberland and, after a fruitless local search via social media, is being sent to Olympus in the hope that the owner will eventually be...
Forum: General photography discussion 24th June 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By catkins
Re: One of the problems with the Subaru Forester.....

Having had estate cars for some years, Iíve tended to keep a plastic garden gravel tray in the boot, as itís useful for mucky boots, odds & ends that need containing, and even camera gear!
As an...
Forum: Olympus Pen Lite E-PL6 15th May 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,326
Posted By catkins
Re: Advice on E-PL6

I found it to be a really useful and under-rated workhorse, with it being used as backup to my E-M1 or in its own right for street photography, travel landscapes etc. I tended to use it with the...
Forum: The lounge 31st January 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3,623
Posted By catkins
Re: Can the real Teresa May .... An Apology

I think we're all learning and re-evaluating things that perhaps in the past could be seen to be 'banter' (maybe even so, questionable) but that Dwonold Clump has turned into a much more threatening...
Forum: The lounge 29th July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 5,995
Posted By catkins
Re: 12-100 f4 Pro lens coming

The non-Pro lenses are quite or more than capable for so many situations, and I like the fact that the Pro lenses had a logical sequencing with one or two major gaps that I await with minor...
Forum: Camera conference 13th February 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 5,701
Posted By catkins
Hard plastic case for BLN-1 batteries

At the moment I keep all my BLN-1 batteries in a very small sealable plastic bag, partly because they do not come with a base / terminal cover and partly to help protect the battery from dust etc....
Forum: Introduce yourself 5th January 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,559
Posted By catkins
Re: Hi from the Flooded Northeast :)

And as a fellow sufferer of these slightly damp conditions in the north east (lol), welcome. You'll find there's the occasional meetup, hopefully though when slightly less of the constant downpours...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 3rd January 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,866
Posted By catkins
Re: Olympus EM-5 mark II and several prime lenses, all mint condition.

Hopefully a PM will lead to the disappearance of the 60mm!
Cheers
Chris
Forum: Announcements 4th December 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By catkins
Re: Woofmix is now Kiwi Paul - please note!

Welcome Kiwi Paul, sorry to see you go/gone Woofmix!
Regards
Chris
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 2nd December 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 5,291
Posted By catkins
Re: Newly serviced E-M1 has died while making wifi transfer!

Hi Dave,
Well it went to Portugal and came back with a whole new shutter unit and additional warranty, which hopefully is the best solution considering the various visits to Service Plus. They have...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 9th November 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,522
Posted By catkins
Re: Strange judder

Thanks Cliff, I guess it at least it confirms the potential problem. Mine is on its third visit to Portugal too, rear dial, then shutter auto switch-off type event, and now shutter death rattle! So...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 9th November 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,522
Posted By catkins
Re: Strange judder

It's always difficult to know what is meant by judder, however some of the issue that you seem to describe could sound similar to an issue that I have just experienced and for which my E-M1 is now...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 2nd November 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 6,069
Posted By catkins
Re: My E-M1 is missing - Olympus Service Plus

Oh hurrah, thank goodness that a sensible solution has been worked out for you.
It's a shame that it had to happen at all, but I do hope that some of the important lessons to be learned from this...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 30th October 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 6,069
Posted By catkins
Re: My E-M1 is missing - Olympus Service Plus

Oh no, this really seems to be going from bad to worse. It's good to hear a bit more of the background to this story from Tom, and there is clearly a failure of the system that allowed the two...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 23rd October 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 6,069
Posted By catkins
Re: My E-M1 is missing - Olympus Service Plus

Phew, it's always a bit of a worry especially as we have to rely on a fairly non-reassuring lack of updates.
It would be good if Olympus Service Plus sent an email confirming receipt and then an...
Forum: E-System User Group goodies 5th October 2015
Replies: 82
Views: 32,713
Posted By catkins
Re: OM-D lens cloth give-away!

Pleased to see that Service Plus have added a Service Plus Lens Cloth into the returned box with my serviced E-M1 - I have of course immediately used it to wipe away my tears of joys for the return...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 30th July 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By catkins
Re: 40-150 Pro ... anyone ??

It was a fair price that was daft to miss out on, so really pleased that it has found a buyer before my wallet felt the strain - luckily for me, the 4/3rds Sigma 70-200mm fulfils most of me...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 31st May 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,190
Posted By catkins
Re: Strap lugs

Yep, I had what sounds to be a similar issue as per my posting From nearly a year ago - http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33282&highlight=Catkins+strap
I returned the camera and offending...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 16th February 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By catkins
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Forum: The lounge 24th December 2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,046
Posted By catkins
Re: This Years Photographic Lesson ?

Christmas Greetings to you all!
My photographic lesson is that within all the wisdom of all the ideas mentioned here and elsewhere, remember that we are privileged to be able to record so much of...
Forum: Site news 24th June 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 10,298
Posted By catkins
Re: Special Triggertrap offer for Olympus fans

Hi Ian:
If it my initial query to which you refer, I think that's been answered kindly by Bilbo - the promo code seems to be after the first few Checkout windows - the problem for prospective...
Forum: Foto Fair 16th June 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,946
Posted By catkins
A little bit of everything - E-M1 style

I thought I'd put a few photos together for the E-Group ImageSpace gallery and in doing so post a few sample photos of some of the assignments that my E-M1 has been put to in recent months (plus one...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 7th June 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 17,423
Posted By catkins
Unhappy WARNING: E-M1 Camera body eyelet has come away from camera body!

I've just had a very successful day of aviation photography in Lincolnshire on Thursday with a Sigma 70-200mm APO EXII lens plus Olympus TC-14 teleconverter attached. This is presumably within the...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By catkins
Re: Wildcat hunting low at Spadeadam but not an animal in sight

Hi All:
Thanks for the various comments, it's been busy times mostly for the 'wrong' reasons and posting on the Forum is something that I've missed out on this year! But part of the 'right' reasons...
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