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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

I remember when a 1GB CF card cost around 300GBP :eek:. Probably best to wait a while, unless you are experiencing real frustration, since prices will probably fall as these high speeds become...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

That shot of the ISS is really remarkable - I love the way you've composed the sequence and caught the trail right across the centre. Perfect timing and a very nice shot of the moon as well. ...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Film / Slide Copying Rig

I used a length of black drainpipe tubing, attached to the filter ring of my macro lens to make a simple slide copier. I designed it originally for my Nikon D70 but it works quite well with the 60mm...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Camera / Lens range as in distance...

Not just wildlife - the atmosphere can play havoc with distant tele-shots as well, especially in hot weather, when heat-haze blurs everything.
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Camera / Lens range as in distance...

I agree that the first shot looks 'over-cropped' but I think you could find a 'sweet spot' between it and the full frame.

I feel that bird photos can suffer from not showing the bird in context....
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Robin Wong review of 17mm f1.2

Well, you could always add a bit of Gaussian blur to the background in a photo editor *devil
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Robin Wong review of 17mm f1.2

I'm a bit puzzled by the statement in this review that "Neither myself nor MT are associated with Olympus in any way...." On his own blog (assuming it is the same Robin Wong) he states "I am an...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Sensor Cleaning

When I used Nikon, I needed to clean the sensors quite often - every couple of months or so - but, after changing to Olympus, I have only had to use a blower brush very occasionally and never...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Sensor Cleaning

I used to clean sensors myself, with wipes and 'eclipse' fluid. I have read, however, that it is unwise to do this on sensors with image stabilisation, because it is possible to damage the...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th December 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Love the startrails, especially. Great use of the live composite mode, which I have yet to try out.
Forum: Camera conference 11th December 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: EM10 Mk 2 upgrade

I assume you are aware that there's nothing "uk" about eGlobal. If you check their 'contact us' page you will see:

Our office is located at the following address:

West Wing, 2/F,
822 Lai...
Forum: General photography discussion 9th December 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography 2017 Round-up

Since wildlife and bird photography are my main interests, I found this an interesting review, which concurs with my own impressions of the E-M1 Mk2. A couple of things disappoint me about the way...
Forum: Introduce yourself 8th December 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Member - new to Olympus

Hi Chris and welcome from another very recent member. Good to see you've passed the 'magic' 6 posts, which opens up new 'freedoms'.

I've just been browsing your Cordoba and Seville photos,...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th December 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

I knew I'd learn valuable tips from this site. At least I remembered to extend my tripod as far as possible *chr
Forum: Foto Fair 5th December 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Following Bikie John's suggestion, I'm trying an image uploaded into my gallery:

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/MoonValley20171129.jpg

This is a crop from an earlier attempt at a...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th December 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

I'm pleased you approve - I didn't want to tread on toes :) I'd noticed that there are already 'communal threads' covering some of my other interests and am hoping this one will allow us to share...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th December 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Thank you for commenting MJ224 and I'll look forward to seeing photos from Hawaii. Perhaps you (or someone) could explain to me how to get photos to appear directly in a post, rather than just an...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th December 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Many thanks for commenting, Wornish. I hadn't got as far as finding galleries yet, so have enjoyed looking at your photos. Clearly, there's a long way to go before tackling deep-space objects like...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th December 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By MikeOxon
Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

I'm still new to this forum, so I hope it doesn't seem presumptuous to start a new thread. I suspect that I am not alone in having been encouraged to have a go at night-sky photography by the recent...
Forum: General photography discussion 4th December 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Stacking Query

Not at all, if your subject is the moon. In my reply, I tried to distinguish between two different types of 'stacking'.

For astronomical subjects, keep the focus the same (so long as you are...
Forum: General photography discussion 4th December 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Stacking Query

There are different types of stacking!

In astro-photography, stacking is used both to reduce noise and to reduce the effects of atmospheric turbulence.

Noise is reduced because, being random,...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 4th December 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lost Blinkies

It's what a community is for *chr
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 3rd December 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lost Blinkies

Try pressing the INFO button again - you may have pressed it by accident.
Forum: Introduce yourself 3rd December 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Member - new to Olympus

Same course as myself - Nikon got too heavy and I needed a lighter travel kit that was still weather resistant. I worked up slowly to the Mk.2 via the original E-M5 then an E-M1 but wouldn't go back...
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd December 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Another Moon shot

I was a beginner too, a few nights ago but, in case you don't get any more expert replies, I did the following:

Set my E-M1 with Leica 100-400 lens on a tripod and used maximum zoom, with the moon...
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