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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Melaka
Re: Lens recommendation

You might wish to consider FT macro lenses which you can use with an MMF converter. The Sigma 105 is good but the Sigma 150/2.8 is the bee's knees if you want a longer working distance than the...
Forum: Lens focus 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Melaka
Re: Lens hoods and polarising filters

That was a good feature of the 50-200 and you'd think they'd do something similar for other lenses.
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

The likelihood is that the bite occurred in Bucks but we were walking an area we've walked for thirty years and never seen a snake. A less likely explanation is that it happened a day earlier in...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

Part of the problem with my dog was that he was not seen to be bitten and I've no idea where or when it happened as we'd not been in snake prone areas. A bite was an unlikely option in late November...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

I'm sorry to hear about the dog and the snake. My youngest Labrador was bitten by an adder (very much less venomous than most of yours) in the last week in November. The vet's bill was horrendous...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Melaka
Re: White Rhino resting

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Q9190342a.JPG (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=101248)

Kruger September 2016. There was a severe drought and none of the animals...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Melaka
Re: As E-M1 MKII owner, entitled to 125 cashback on PRO lenses.

I received the offer despite having only an EM1i.
Forum: Lens focus 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Melaka
Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

You can't really make a fair comparison between the 12-40 and the 12-100 because they cover different focal lengths, have different maximum apertures and are suited to different purposes.

To get...
Forum: Lens focus 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Melaka
Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

Since I bought the 12-100 my 12-40 and 35-100/2.8 have been gathering dust. The 12-100 is large and heavy by MFT standards but overall more versatile.
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Melaka
Re: Panasonic or Olympus on MFT

The 14-150 is undoubtedly convenient but I found the IQ to be well below what I wanted, so sold it. Two lenses to cover the range will give better results.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Melaka
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

I bought a lens from HDEW and they were very quick to honour their own guarantee when a problem arose. I would be happy to use them again.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Melaka
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

It's always worth looking to see what the major retailers such as SRS, Ffordes, Park, Wex etc have for sale as you then get a guarantee.

For example Ffordes have a new 40-150 for 279. They have...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Melaka
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

It sounds as though you may have the 14-45EZ lens which will certainly be better than your 17.5-45 lens and considerably smaller and more convenient. If I recollect correctly the only other FT lens...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
For sale 12-100 F4 lens
Views: 1,338
Posted By Melaka
Re: 12-100 F4 lens

I took advantage of a combined SRS/Oly deal earlier this year and got mine for 820. It's one of the best Oly lenses if you can get it at a price you are happy with.
Forum: Olympus E-510 7th December 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Melaka
Re: What next?

I once had the 14-150ii and found that in difficult conditions its IQ was poor in comparison with lenses with a shorter zoom range.
Forum: Olympus E-510 6th December 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Melaka
Re: What next?

The other thing you could consider is upgrading your main lens. The 17.5-45 is well short of being the best Oly lens in that focal length. The 14-54 or 12-60 would give much better results.
Forum: Accessory talk 5th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Melaka
Re: BLH-1 compact dual USB travel charger

On safari I do most of my battery charging in the car with an Expro 12v charger. I also take an Oly charger to use in camp if need be.
Forum: Foto Fair 8th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

That's a horrific experience. We were running late into Dundee from the Kruger about ten years ago and narrowly avoided an ambush as we came off the N11. I spotted the ambush party at the bottom of...
Forum: Foto Fair 7th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

South Africa is said to be the only country south of the Sahara where you can walk into a room, flick the light switch and not be surprised when the light comes on! The same applies to the roads...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

Thank you - interesting and informative as always.

One reason - there are lots - for going to the Kruger is cost. We've booked for ten nights in the park; three each in Satara and Letaba and two...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

Some stunning images there. We're off to the Kruger again in February and images like this serve as a useful reminder of why one travels thousands of miles to see African wildlife.
Forum: Dealers' Den 30th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By Melaka
Re: Hdew em-1 999

I bought my 300/4 from HDEW. After a while it developed a fault which was promptly repaired by Johnsons of Glasgow. i would be happy to buy from HDEW again.
Forum: Olympus E-400 14th October 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 9,623
Posted By Melaka
Re: Anyone still using their E400 in anger?

The E20 had a lot going for it and was my first proper digital camera.
Forum: Lens focus 2nd October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By Melaka
Re: Lens service advice/experience?

Johnsons of Glasgow sorted my 300/4 when out of warranty.

Are you going to post photos of your trip? We're booked for another to the Kruger in February.
Forum: Lens focus 28th September 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Melaka
Re: Broke my Panasonic Leica 100-400

Try this https://www.ajjohnstone.co.uk/ They did a good repair of my 300/4.
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