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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By birdboy
Re: Considering upgrading to the Mark II and have a few questions.

The first image was from Rockingham during one of Olympus's experience days. The bike iamges from the Isle of Man Classic TT 2017.

I only use Low anti-shock sequential frame rate about 5-7 fps in...
Forum: The lounge 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

I agree strictly speaking there are so many other factors but the closer your are under or near the belt gives much better clearer displays. Its best to study the one of the many websites showing...
Forum: The lounge 15th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Similar to milkyway focus to infinity, NR off and RAW but use shutter speed between 5-15 secs. 10 sec is good starting point if the lights are very frisky lower the shutter (5s) if they move slowly...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 961
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

Yes I feel your pain too Phil. In the daytime you think you are fully prepared and then when night falls everything is different and starts going wrong.. Planets have to be the most difficult and...
Forum: Foto Fair 9th August 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By birdboy
Re: A few images from Bempton Cliffs.

Great collection of best seabirds.:tup
Forum: Site news 7th August 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20,072
Posted By birdboy
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I also would like to say thanks to Ian and his team for keeping this forum as it is.

I first read this call for help when it was posted. I then stood back for a while to see what direction it was...
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd August 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,521
Posted By birdboy
Re: Mt Bromo & Papuma beach Adventure.

More stunning images. Thanks for sharing.*chr
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd August 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,577
Posted By birdboy
Re: Milky Way

Tonight should be a good time to photograph the milkyway in the UK between 10:30pm and 11:30pm. After 11:30pm the moon will start to pollute the dark skies. Look for the bright "star" which is...
Forum: The lounge 30th July 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By birdboy
Re: County Durham

I don't know the area myself but looking it up on google maps if the skies are clear I would head to some higher ground with a view due south focus on Saturn with as wide a lens as you have do the...
Forum: Looking for improvement 28th July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By birdboy
Re: Eclipse of the moon

Thanks for posting this Henry I agree a great sequence. Its the same rules for milkyway images you have motion blur. For a 500mm lens you would have needed a 0.4sec (200/500) shutter speed. Using a...
Forum: Foto Fair 27th July 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,521
Posted By birdboy
Re: Mt Bromo & Papuma beach Adventure.

Looks like some great images in there Henry and some stories to be told as well. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Foto Fair 20th July 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By birdboy
Re: Another Night of Deep Sky Photography

If you have not come across it before there is a really interesting article on how to pick the best exposure setting. It comes from Robin Glover of Sharpcap and it is worth running his sensor...
Forum: General photography discussion 5th July 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,577
Posted By birdboy
Re: Milky Way

For a non tracking mount such as tripod your shutter time is governed by how fussy you want to be over star trailing 500, 400 rule (shutter time =400/efl). Your ISO is then governed by your shutter...
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd July 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,577
Posted By birdboy
Re: Milky Way

Stacking has been mentioned a few times so I thought I would revisit my images I took from Peru these were the 17mm fl 10 sec f 2.8 ISO 1600 images.
The ealier one was a single frame without a...
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd July 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,577
Posted By birdboy
Re: Milky Way

Chris the key to all astophotography is clear skies and as low light pollution as possible. Currently the night sky is polluted everywhere in the UK because the suns light is still scattering its...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th May 2018
Replies: 210
Views: 16,986
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

For me its a big improvement Dave I like it, got some good detail and colour in the whirly bit as well. Its only taken the light 23 millon light years to get here.
Forum: Foto Fair 4th May 2018
Replies: 210
Views: 16,986
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Why not take your calibration files now. I am try to build up a bank of dark files exposures, time and ISO, and create a set of masters and use those not perfect but better than nothing, worth a try.
Forum: Accessory talk 21st January 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 4,388
Posted By birdboy
Re: Dew heater advice

Just seen this but do not have the 7-14mmpro
I use dew heaters on the 300mm f4 and 40-150f2.8 for astrophotogrphy they are a must have in the uk in winter IMHO. Once a lens forms dew that's it for...
Forum: The lounge 10th November 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,298
Posted By birdboy
Thumbs up Re: UK Northern Lights heads-up

I like this and it is a good example in that you do not need 100% clear skies. I think the clouds add to the image:tup
Forum: The lounge 9th November 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,298
Posted By birdboy
Re: UK Northern Lights heads-up

Earlier this year we went to Iceland specifically for the northern lights. What I remember the most about the holiday was just how poorly informed people were with what you could see. Its only when...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2nd June 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 5,027
Posted By birdboy
Re: C-AF disappointing

The quick way is in camera. Go to view and press info button until it shows the display with the histogram. The focus point should show as a small green square.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th December 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,302
Posted By birdboy
Re: So how good is the EM1 MKII sensor for low noise?

I have not tested the high res shot for astrophotography because of the restriction of the slowest shutter speed being 8 seconds, but having now used the EM1 MKII I now realise that it may be worth...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 27th December 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,302
Posted By birdboy
Re: So how good is the EM1 MKII sensor for low noise?

Strickly speaking it might not be a single frame although it came out of the camera as a single frame 10368 x 7776 pixel dimensions:eek:

It was a high res shot so 8 x 40 secs = 320 secs. Still a...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 27th December 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,302
Posted By birdboy
Re: So how good is the EM1 MKII sensor for low noise?

This is M42 Orion nebula which is in the milky way. It is sort of visible by the naked eye as a white blob.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 27th December 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,302
Posted By birdboy
Re: So how good is the EM1 MKII sensor for low noise?

I have seen 30 min astrophotograpy challenges which look amazing but the EM1 MKII seems to me to be a game changer for astrophotography. When I have used the EM1 (mkI) with the 300mm prime lens it...
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