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Forum: Photo challenges 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Invicta
Re: Editing Challenge No. 4

I used a plugin called "Flood 2" from Flamingpear. (Free trial period)

http://www.flamingpear.com/

I then used a gradient mask to blend the water line into the grass so it don't appear as a...
Forum: Photo challenges 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Invicta
Re: Editing Challenge No. 4

Lots of scope for variations on the theme inspired by the original so here is another one: With Water

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1866/2248512_with_water.jpg...
Forum: Photo challenges 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Invicta
Re: Editing Challenge No. 4

Make That A Double

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1866/2248512_double_v2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/97300)
Forum: Camera conference 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Invicta
PEN E-PL9 Announced

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-pen-e-pl9-announced-31926

Hands on review

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-pen-e-pl9-hands-on-review-31928
Forum: Photo challenges 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,345
Posted By Invicta
Re: Editing Challenge No. 3

Warmed it up a little

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=237&pictureid=2700


p.s. how do you add an image large than 600x600? The gallery down sized my picture to this size.
Forum: Accessory talk 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Invicta
Re: Dew heater advice

If you doing long exposures e.g. astrophotography or time-lapse at night (or any time when air temp drops below its dew point) then yes a dew heater is useful.

A lens is subject to local...
Forum: The lounge 24th November 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Invicta
Re: BLACK Friday - Deals

Macphun / Skylum Aurora HDR software:

https://aurorahdr.com/

Discount and added bonus things.
Forum: Lens focus 5th November 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Invicta
Re: Can you manually stop down a lens?

Thanks for the info, shame Oly cameras cannot read the aperture ring setting on the H-X015E.

I got all excited by the depth of field preview lock setting, but alas the aperture is still opened and...
Forum: Lens focus 5th November 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Invicta
Can you manually stop down a lens?

Keen to find out if it is possible to manually stop down a micro four-thirds lens.

E.g. set exposure to manual 1/60th @ f/5.6. In time lapse you take hundreds of images and the slight variation in...
Forum: The lounge 29th October 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 1,961
Posted By Invicta
Re: Windows 10 - Fall feature update

Did you see the part



If you are uncomfortable doing that way then you can do it via update.
Forum: The lounge 29th October 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 1,961
Posted By Invicta
Re: Windows 10 - Fall feature update

Hi John have a read of the text e.g.
Forum: The lounge 29th October 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 1,961
Posted By Invicta
Re: Windows 10 - Fall feature update

To quote Microsoft:



Worth trying the ISO file approach as this separates the network download from the actual installation; details at:
...
Forum: Software 19th October 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Invicta
Re: New Features for Photoshop CC 2018

Do you have the Adobe Creative Cloud app installed and is it up to date? Make sure that this is current and it should give you messages when new versions of the main applications and plugins from the...
Forum: Software 19th October 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,090
Posted By Invicta
Re: Lightroom as we know it is now Lightroom Classic CC

Big changes in Lightroom for sure. Agree some are of concern, others have potential.

Concerns

Vendor lock in. With Lightroom Perpetual Licenses now ended with Lightroom 6 a creative cloud...
Forum: Software 18th October 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Invicta
New Features for Photoshop CC 2018

The new features for the new Photoshop CC 2018 are very well described by Julieanne Kost at:

http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2017/10/adobe-announces-new-features-for-photoshop-cc.html
Forum: Software 18th October 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,090
Posted By Invicta
Lightroom as we know it is now Lightroom Classic CC

Lightroom as we know it is now Lightroom Classic CC. There is a new Lightroom Classic 7 and a new Lightroom CC cloud-based service.

See the Adobe web page for the details:
...
Forum: Lens focus 17th October 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 3,422
Posted By Invicta
Re: New lenses coming

Just over the 1K mark I would guess like the 25mm.

A pro macro lens would be of more interest to me.

The thought of carrying lots of bulky prime lenses kind of defeats the low weight advantage...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 16th October 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Invicta
Re: Shooting Menu 2 - am I going mad?

Found it. IS is now under Custom Menu C: Release

Oly just moved it rather than remove it.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 16th October 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Invicta
Re: Shooting Menu 2 - am I going mad?

Just had a look at my old EM5 and it does have Image Stabilser on Shooting Menu 2.

My newer EM5 Mk II does not have Image Stabilser on Shooting Menu 2. The respective PDF manuals for the two EM5s...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 16th October 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Invicta
Re: Shooting Menu 2 - am I going mad?

IS is not available in the menus, only the control panel. Looks like a typo in EM1 manual. The EM5 manual has the correct menus displayed in the manual.
Forum: The lounge 25th August 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Invicta
Re: Double Your CPU power ( Windows)

Look at the number of cores - there is no difference there are 4 before and 4 after - the claim is the number of cores are doubled. - It's a fake.

Core speed will change in CPU-Z. This is a...
Forum: The lounge 25th August 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Invicta
Re: Double Your CPU power ( Windows)

If it works then post your before and after benchmark results.

Easy in Photoshop to change the figures or he turned hyperthreading off and on in the BIOS.

The phone example is to show he is a...
Forum: The lounge 25th August 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Invicta
Re: Double Your CPU power ( Windows)

Actually I do.

If you believe this then no doubt you believe his How to Instantly Charge your Phone video as well. Get some wire and tin foil ready.
Forum: The lounge 25th August 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Invicta
Re: Double Your CPU power ( Windows)

There is no way those Windows commands have any affect on the processor chip. It is definitely a pure hoax.
Forum: The lounge 25th August 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
Posted By Invicta
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