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Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Melaka
DIY Kruger safari - admin

If you’re accustomed to turning left on boarding the aircraft and staying in five star hotels, please turn to the next thread. If you’ve always fancied going on safari but are concerned about the...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,115
Posted By pdk42
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

I posted a thread about it in detail over on mu43 :

Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By IPWheatley
Aurora HDR 2018 Free Download

Thought the above might be of interest to some members. Bought Digital Camera mag on the strength of this, crap mag but you don't even have to buy it to get this, as I discovered, just go to the link...
Forum: Photo challenges 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By MJ224
Re: Worthy Winner 2018

Worthy Challenge Winner 2018...……….


First place------------PDK42.........13 points

Second Place---------IainMcD……..7 points

Forum: General photography discussion 18th January 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,403
Posted By AMc
Re: Flickr changes - the end of the free 1TB

It was missing in the iOS app yesterday too so I dropped them a line.
To be fair they replied quite quickly.

It’s back in the app this morning so hopefully just a minor glitch ;)
Forum: The lounge 6th January 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Dewi9
Re: Dad Land

Did you sneak a peek at 'Victorian Dad' ? Adult humour.

Forum: Photo challenges 17th December 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 4,796
Posted By wornish
Re: November 2018 Challenge: Weather

I have been asked by Mark to make a few comments on all the entrants for the November Challenge - Weather.

I have never been a member of a photographic club and therefore not familiar with what...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th December 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By Olybirder
Robin Wong is now an Olympus Visionary

Olympus Malaysia has just announced that Robin Wong has become one of three new Olympus Visionaries. I think it is great to to see him associated with Olympus again as I love his photographic work...
Forum: Photo challenges 19th November 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5,101
Posted By OM USer
Re: October 18 Challenge: Harvest

Mark has kindly invited me to do a summary of the entries for the "Harvest" competition.

This is of course a two edged sword and honoured though I am I am sure I will be judged just as much by...
Forum: The lounge 19th November 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 929
Posted By peak4
Re: How does one do Smartphone?

I'll stand to be corrected, but I'm not sure that O2 offer the best deals for your requirements.

Have a look HERE...
Forum: Photo challenges 15th November 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,746
Posted By MJ224
Re: October 18 to March 19 Challenge Subjects...

Just a reminder of the Challenge subjects for the next few months...………...*chr
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 11th November 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By RobEW
Does picture mode 3 (Vivid) improve AF?

I read here http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:olympusem5_af and elsewhere on his wiki that - even if you shoot in RAW - setting a picture mode of Vivid improves the speed and accuracy of...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 26th October 2018
Replies: 576
Views: 36,779
Posted By griffljg
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

No, it stands for "X-tremely expensive". ;-)
Forum: The lounge 16th October 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 6,367
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: How are we going to save the planet?

Well it will double when smartphones all get wireless charging. :rolleyes:

I wonder how much energy is wasted by householders leaving their houses looking like Blackpool illuminations whenever...
Forum: Announcements 29th September 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4,400
Posted By pdk42
Re: Nothing new from Olympus at Photokina, but...

I don't have an FF camera anymore to compare Phil. However, a friend has a Nikon D810 and it would be fun to do some back- to- back comparisons. I may suggest it to him.

My past experience...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th September 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 11,074
Posted By Michael Sewell
Re: High Res shot and studio flash - not working on EM1 Mk2

No issue now, although there was initially, which was sorted with a firmware update.

Forum: Photo challenges 18th September 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 7,565
Posted By Wreckdiver
Re: August Photo Challenge: Drama

Sharks are not the vicious killers that has so often been portrayed in the press blu-by-u. Many are inquisitive and like to "check out" divers, others are extremely timid and can be difficult to get...
Forum: The lounge 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Norway is a wonderful country to visit with or without the aurora, but be warned, it is very very expensive!

You would probably need to visit Norway during the winter to see the aurora. On the...
Forum: The lounge 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
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 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Not necessarily. There are many factors which dictate how visible the aurora will be, so the fact that we get good displays in the northeast of England doesn't necessarily mean that those same...
Forum: The lounge 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Yes this is true, and I have said the same here before.

The aurora that we photographed at home were much more visible to the camera than to the naked eye. I would be interested to see what a...
Forum: The lounge 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

I believe that photographs of aurora are far more spectacular than are seen at the same time by the eye.

I think Henry (blu-by-u) found it so when he want to Norway(?) a year or two ago. He was...
Forum: Photo challenges 16th September 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,746
Posted By MJ224
Thumbs up October 18 to March 19 Challenge Subjects...

The next six months worth of Challenges;

October 2018 to March 2019

Forum: The lounge 15th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
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: The lounge 14th September 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 3,388
Posted By Clockwork Donkey
Re: The Windows10 Disaster

You may not need it. If you upgraded to Windows 10 from a free upgrade there is no key. It's a tad involved so have a look at the link below.

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