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Forum: Foto Fair 4 Hours Ago
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Posted By drmarkf
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Another one.
I was using the electronic shutter and I suspect we may be seeing a little skewing of the background from that: these were coming in at quite a lick so the panning was very fast as they...
Forum: The lounge 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 339
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Fiction becomes reality!

I think I’ve mentioned these points before, but they bear repeating:

First, in US households in which there is one or more firearms plus children, the children are 8x more likely to be killed or...
Forum: The lounge 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 339
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Fiction becomes reality!

https://edition.independent.co.uk/editions/uk.co.independent.issue.230218/data/8223516/index.html

A little sour, but appropriate in my humble opinion.
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 339
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Fiction becomes reality!

Only 3 countries have the right to bear arms in their constitutions, USA, Guatemala and Mexico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_keep_and_bear_arms

It seems there is some good kick-back...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By drmarkf
Re: ISO 3200 from Kodak

Yes, back in the day I shot a few rolls of that in my OMs.
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,505
Views: 262,341
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Scavenging Frigatebird, St George's, Grenada.
E-M1ii, 12-100 f4.0.
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Scavenging_FrigatebirdiComp1.jpg
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 232
Views: 3,454
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Yes, strangely enough Dr Fox didn’t mention the reason why US chicken is chlorine washed when he said he’d be happy to eat it.

Animal care standards are often criticised in the U.K., but folks may...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 232
Views: 3,454
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

On a related issue, currently as members of the EU, British manufacturers produce goods and services to the single EU standard, so they have a single specification and when doing business with non-EU...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Fujifilm X-H1

In day-to-day use the way to avoid problems with Xtrans is to process the images with Capture One, which has always coped perfectly well with them, unlike Lr (artefacts+++) or DxO (doesn’t process...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 244
Posted By drmarkf
Re: If you thought money could buy influence ..... (Politics USA)

One problem for most of the rest of the world is that currently he’s giving a lot of the core supporters (rust belt rednecks in those big square states in the centre of the country, plus a slice of...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Fujifilm X-H1

I still enjoy using my X70 when I want something really compact, and I find the 'hard' dials for aperture, compensation and shutter speed extremely rapid and positive to use, plus you just look down...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Lougher Estuary at Sundown

Very nice indeed: I agree with Alf that a small crop from the right would strengthen it a bit further.
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 244
Posted By drmarkf
Re: If you thought money could buy influence ..... (Politics USA)

Apparently the NRA only needed $30m to bribe him during his election campaign, so those tech guys would have done better just to give him the money rather than waste it on all those lobbying...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By drmarkf
Fujifilm X-H1

This seems potentially to be a big miss to me.

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x-h1-hands-on-review-31955

It's big and heavy (around 25% heavier than the X-T2 if I read this right),...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 4 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,429
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Firmware Update

So far there have been different stories coming out from different 'Visionaries' about how these features work and how they should be used (e.g. Tesni Ward and Scott Bourne relating to bird...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Location lists

Not a location list, but the ‘Shot lists for travel’ app by Ralph Velasco is sometimes useful when i run out of inspiration.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 4 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,429
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Firmware Update

Focus stacking with the 12-100 is nice, especially for more telephoto landscapes.
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 232
Views: 3,454
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

That's just a standard human trait, becoming much more prevalent when made fashionable by Thatcherism/Reaganomics' advancement of the cult* of the individual.

Of course, if we had only ever worked...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 232
Views: 3,454
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Indeed.

The reason that it is falling as a proportion of the whole is that the U.K. is successfully and significantly increasing its international trade with countries such as China, the US and...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,505
Views: 262,341
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Hmmmm I think they’re Whistling Ducks (I got a tip-off).
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,505
Views: 262,341
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Please can anyone confirm what this nice pair might be? Best I can guess is Northern Pintails in eclipse, but I'd be really grateful for an answer from someone who knows what they're doing :)...
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Geotagging with Oi.Share now with Oi.Track...

Many thanks for doing the hard work on this: I don't need to geotag very often, but knowing this in advance will save time and stress!
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 969
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

I am entirely unsurprised, and do take the efforts you mention when I want to take photos. I have always taken stringent efforts to keep out of other people's way when doing so (or doing anything...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 969
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Yes, of course, proper use is fine.

However there is already a proliferation of deliberately illegal footage posted for bravado (especially from American National Park sites where it is not...
Forum: Camera conference 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By drmarkf
Re: PEN E-PL9 Announced

I had almost forgotten the tooth-grinding frustration you got from a PEN having only one top-plate dial, which meant you had to spin your thumb on the spongy rear multi control, which sometimes even...
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