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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By DavidB
Re: Extended Warranties

I bought my 40-150 f2.8 + MC-14 with a double discount after attending a workshop and got them for something over 900, plus a free additional (beyond Oly's) 3 year's warranty.

Got the same from...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By DavidB
Re: A Parable of The Millennial Son and the Wood Burning Stove

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2014/10/21/preventing-avoidable-deaths-this-winter

"we now advise that people heat their homes to at least 18C (65F)"

Below zero winter camping with ice...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By DavidB
Re: A Parable of The Millennial Son and the Wood Burning Stove

And we were chasticised for using our fingertips to make smiley faces in the ice on the inside of the window glass, for drawing attention to how flippin cold it was indoors.
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By DavidB
Re: A Parable of The Millennial Son and the Wood Burning Stove

Unfortunately, my FiL had the good idea of using his greasy fish and chip wrapping papers to get their fire going, and they went up into their chimney and caused a fire.
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By DavidB
Re: A Parable of The Millennial Son and the Wood Burning Stove

I get all my logs for free, but when I say logs, it's trees, so I need to buy petrol and chainsaw oil.


14 per 50kg bag delivered is a good price. We've previously bought stove nuts from Wickes...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By DavidB
Re: A Parable of The Millennial Son and the Wood Burning Stove

We have a multi-fuel stove and an open fireplace and tend to keep them going virtually every day from October to April, 212 days, sometimes each being lit around 6:00 and again early evening, so...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 4 Days Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 9,156
Posted By DavidB
Re: New MC 20 announced.

That offer still stands if anybody's interested (anything to get a break from refurbishing our 120 year old sash windows, replacing the back door plus garage doors, and wallpapering the stairwell,...
Forum: Site news 4 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,508
Posted By DavidB
Re: Amazon Prime Day is now live

Link to customer review of another product showing how that's acheived https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-reviews/R1EC4ED4CYNBWV/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B078SWJ3CF
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By DavidB
Re: Today only - E-M5 Mark II w/12-40 Pro 1028.99

The black version is cheaper at 1,009.99

(Thanks David - link below.)
...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By DavidB
Re: Another MC20 question...

Some more images taken this morning using 40-150 f2.8 (at 150) + MC-20 on EM5 Mk2.


Ringlet and Meadow Browns this time, all images uncropped.




https://i.imgur.com/29sGMC2.jpg
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By DavidB
Re: Another MC20 question...

I've previously been photographing butterflies using my 40-150 f2.8, both with and without my MC-14.


The 40-150 has been really useful, avoiding the need to get really close up to skittish...
Forum: Site news 5 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,508
Posted By DavidB
Re: Amazon Prime Day is now live

I bought the Sandisk Extreme 1TB I posted about above, because I want to replicate this backup setup using just a phone or tablet with it (+ a few bits), rather than taking a laptop ...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By DavidB
Re: Swifts and Arrows

I realy like Red Arrows #3 (heat haze), never seen one like that before.
Forum: Site news 5 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,508
Posted By DavidB
Re: Amazon Prime Day is now live

Sandisk Extreme portable SSDs reduced by approx 25%. 500GB 74.99, 1TB 128.99, etc.


@Ian, could you add the affiliate links?
Forum: General accessories 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
HELP! Lens covers
Views: 575
Posted By DavidB
Re: Lens covers

Like this?

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TYxK2MVxDIg/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: General accessories 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
HELP! Lens covers
Views: 575
Posted By DavidB
Re: Lens covers

The only neoprene on my 40-150 2.8 and 300 f4 is Optech lens hats to protect the plastic hoods in bags, plus slipped on again whilst walking about if there's a need to protect front element from...
Forum: Dealers' Den 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By DavidB
Exclamation LCE em1x

Sigma fp full frame compared to EM1X

https://camerasize.com/compare/#825,812


https://i.imgur.com/grYXp8c.png
Forum: Site news 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By DavidB
Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

I bought:

EM5 Mk1 from Amazon
Pen F from John Lewis
14-150 from Jessops
75-300 from Amazon
EM1 Mk2 from Jessops
40-150 2.8 + 1.4x TC from Wilkinsons
300 f4 from Wilkinsons
EM5 Mk2 + 12-40...
Forum: Site news 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By DavidB
Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

If opting for a free trial of Prime, watch out for these 2 offers (you'll need a personal invite message to appear whilst logged in, or receive one by email).

1) Download the Amazon App, sign in...
Forum: Site news 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By DavidB
Re: Amazon Prime Day from next Monday

I was 'lucky?' because despite cancelling an Amazon Prime free trial, they continued to (accidentally) charge me up to two times a month for it.

Then they finally (accidentally) refunded twice as...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By DavidB
Re: MC 20 question...

To my eyes the 300mm + MC-20 shot appears sharper (zigzag stitching to eye and beak) than that taken with 300mm + MC-14 and the 300mm without any extender.

Where was the focus point located?
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By DavidB
Re: 519 for E-M5ii at amazon

That's being sold by technolove, an Amazon Marketplace seller with 20% negative feedback in the last 30 days, not Amazon themselves, and is 523.64 including delivery.


I don't know if they sell...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By DavidB
Re: MC 20 question...

This looks like a great thread.

I'll go and buy some beer after my MC-20 arrives this afternoon.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 9,156
Posted By DavidB
Re: New MC 20 announced.

If anybody is tracking an order from the Oly Store, the tracking in your acount>order overview is usually one stage behind what shows on the UPS tracking link above. Also, UPS's tracking after...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 9,156
Posted By DavidB
Re: New MC 20 announced.

If anybody is tracking an order from the Oly Store, the tracking in your acount>order overview is always one stage behind what shows on the UPS tracking link above.

Also, UPS's tracking after...
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