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Forum: General photography discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Lightbulb Re: Trail camera recommendation...

The "Browning Recon Force Extreme" gets good reviews.

But if it's for the back garden, why not go for a "Tough" camera and a remote trigger. An old iPhone with TriggerTrap APP set to "Changing...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: MC-14 + Panasonic 100-300mm

The MC-14 is designed to work with the 40-150 & 300 PRO lenses. I don't think it will fit the 100-300.
Forum: Lens focus 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Options available?

As soon as you say you don't want weight, there really is only the 300mm f/4

However there are some that have used the very long Sigma lens, but that too is heavy.
...
Forum: General accessories 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Recommend a sling strap...

I use a Sun Sniper with the same configuration you have, but often with a battery grip attached as well.

http://www.sun-sniper.com/en/rotaball-one.html

Years ago, when I first thought of...
Forum: Flash 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 835
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Inconsistent remote control of flash guns...

My first thoughts would be the recycle time to full power. I too have had one or two occasions when batteries have not been fully charged, or one is not up to full current delivery capability and...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: FL-50 working with the OM-d E-M1 Mk ii

I have used the FL-50Rs up to 1/250s quite regularly. Sometimes I have even gone over this, without using FP mode.

*chr
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Camera Body (Kent Area)

The average price of sold EP-5s on eBay is 225 and the VF-4s 105

My one has a leather Half Case, which would be included.

300 cash for the lot...

*chr
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Camera Body (Kent Area)

Would you be interested in an E-P5 with VF-4.

Unfortunately, it's Rainham Essex not Kent...

*chr
Forum: Photo challenges 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Editing Challenge No. 5

The winner with 3 "votes" is:

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/2082/P4248797.jpg
Forum: Looking for improvement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Please advise

Pre-Focus with "Focus Peaking" on a branch that you have seen them land on and hope they go to it. Birds often have a pattern of movement around the places they visit.
Forum: Lens focus 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: 90-250/2.8 is it worth getting?

Years ago, when I was much stronger, I borrowed Ian's and it was truly superb

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/664/PB096768.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9670)

That's...
Forum: Flash 13th March 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Is this Flash unit safe

Some "info" here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/jessop-300-ttl.html
Forum: Macro 13th March 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Show us your macro rigg

I wanted to try some continuous lighting for use with the old Four Thirds 50mm f/2 Macro. These are 12V panels from eBay.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/LED_Macro_Light.jpg...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 11th March 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Focus stacking !

Excellent lighting and a very clean image.

*chr
Forum: Photo challenges 1st March 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 3,243
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Editing Challenge No. 4

Yes please!


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Forum: General photography discussion 27th February 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Fish eye v Wide angle

Have a look at DxO Viewpoint. The early versions can be available for free. :cool:

So many cameras offer sweep panorama that the Ultra Wide image can often be "created"

Fisheye is something...
Forum: The lounge 22nd February 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 1,600
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: A Debenhams conundrum

Spoiler Alert...

They are spliced

How It's Made-Escalator Handrails - YouTube
Forum: The lounge 10th February 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 1,600
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Talking Re: A Debenhams conundrum

It's one handrail that serves all the escalators throughout the store.

Our local Debenhams has three floors and four sets for each level.

SO: It's roughly 20 ft between floors, four escalators...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 20th January 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: OM-3Ti Titanium body boxed

I have the OM4Ti. The Top & Bottom plate are Titanium, and there may be other bits as well.

*chr
Forum: General photography discussion 5th January 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: What comes between 12 and 30?

Personally, I've never had a problem with what numbers are on a lens...

I have always tended to think in terms of Wide-Angle for Landscape, Short-Tele for Portraits and Long-Tele for Wildlife.
...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 4th January 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Film / Slide Copying Rig

For the very few times I have copied Slides or Negs., I've used my old OM Bellows Macro with copy attachment.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P3139386.JPG...
Forum: Looking for improvement 2nd January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Trying to eliminate green cast in portrait.

You can get better results from scanning as a colour negative and post processing the results rather than have the scanner convert it to a positive.

The colour temp of the scanner light through...
Forum: Flash 21st December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Flash Newbie.

I have and use an extensive range of flash equipment.

The FL 36R, 50R, 300, 600 will all functionality via the small flash you have in Remote Control mode. However they are not cheap...

I...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th December 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Who's the Better Photographer?

Trying to look cute to get votes never has worked wit me... ;)
Forum: Photo challenges 28th November 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,506
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Re: Idea for a comp.

I thought of closing the challenge at the end of the month.

I like the idea of this being a "show and tell" of editing ideas along with feedback of people's thoughts and suggestions

*chr
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