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Forum: Dealers' Den 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lexar 64Gb UHS-II 150Mb/s for £29.99

I bought mine to speed up the process of 'stacking' for macro photography. The 150MB/s UHS-II card reduced a frustratingly long wait to acceptable.



If your current card is adequate for the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,517
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

It happened to my E-M1 just before the end of its Warranty. Olympus (Portugal) returned it looking (and working) like new, so I traded it in for an E-M1 Mk.ii.
Forum: Dealers' Den 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lexar 64Gb UHS-II 150Mb/s for £29.99

I find it interesting that you find the speed comparable between the versions in an E-M1-ii. If you are referring to write speeds, this implies that the camera may be setting a limit rather than the...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Easy lens changing

i have not had a problem with dust in my Movo carrier, perhaps because it is of metal construction and does not attract dust as plastic would. If, say, I have the 12-50 lens on my camera, I remove...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Easy lens changing

I have been using a Movo lens changer since March this year - see http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=47495


Mine is MFT mount although it is not currently available from Amazon UK.

...
Forum: Announcements 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Photoshop won’t accept RAW files

You've found the best way of keeping up with new camera formats, otherwise, Adobe force you to upgrade to a new version of Elements for each new camera!



Several other raw converters can be...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Motor Insurance Question

Why not indeed. There is certainly no reward for loyalty. I had let mine renew without questioning over several years and got almost 50% reduction when I asked for a new quotation. Same for house...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 174
Views: 13,110
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Last night, I tried taking a 'whole sky' photo with my Meike 6.5mm fish-eye lens, mounted on my E-M1 Mk.ii.

The lens was pointing vertically upwards on a tripod which I set up in the middle of the...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 6,578
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Is £6500 for a Leica body 'sensible'?


Perhaps Olympus are trying to enter that sacred space where aficionados will pay just for the name.
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: E-m1 (classic) won't start - clicking

I hope you E-M1 is fixed soon :)




Sounds a good move to me. I never got on with Epson printers - they seemed to prioritise their own ideas over the user! For example, they would suddenly...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Another plausible-looking scam

A reminder to us all to change passwords regularly.
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: E-m1 (classic) won't start - clicking

I'm sure it's repairable at much less cost than a new camera:)



I must admit that my E-M1 had more than its fair share of problems, including failure of a strap lug (a well-known defect),...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: E-m1 (classic) won't start - clicking

Sounds exactly the same as what finished my E-M1 - it tipped me into buying a Mk.ii.


Look into the front of the camera - is the shutter closed over the sensor?
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Images I Bought the Laowa 25mm x2.5 to x5 For e.g. Arcyria

It's not a UK plant but an epiphytic Orchid, Oberonia austroyunnanensis, from Yunnan province in China. For details, see http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=250092633
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 6,578
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

What about Sony A9 as the 'high end' model. That means £3,700 to beat :)
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Images I Bought the Laowa 25mm x2.5 to x5 For e.g. Arcyria

I always find it useful to have an appreciation of subject size. For, example, when photographing miniature orchids, I add a scale line because, otherwise, it could be completely mis-interpreted as...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: "NOISE!" (revised) by Terry Lane.

I did enjoy Terry Lane's comment that using ISO 6400 feels a bit "naughty".



I started on Kodachrome II (25ASA). Now that we have stabilisation and wide aperture lenses I rarely feel a need...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Images I Bought the Laowa 25mm x2.5 to x5 For e.g. Arcyria

Fascinating photos and the stereo is very effective. As one not familiar with these things, a scale on the photo would be helpful to appreciate their tiny size.
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 174
Views: 13,110
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Looking good Phil. Remember a lot depends on the speed of your SD card.



When I tested (LargeFine+RAW), my Lexar 16GB 1000X UHS-II card, in slot 1, took 8 seconds to write a burst of 20...
Forum: Wide angle 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Fish-eye and De-fish

I tried photographing a large wall from very close, to test the de-fish performance. The brickwork itself was not perfectly even but this is the result, before and after de-fish:

...
Forum: Wide angle 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Fish-eye and De-fish

So was I, when I first saw the de-fish results :).

The settings for FOV in the PanoTools menu are quite critical for controlling the curvature at the edges. Since I first posted, I've made a...
Forum: Wide angle 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By MikeOxon
Fish-eye and De-fish

I have a Meike 6.5mm fish-eye lens in MFT mount, which I use on my Olympus E-M1 Mk.ii. This lens has received very good reviews and at around £125 for a fast - f/2 aperture - ultra-wide lens, I...
Forum: Looking for improvement 14th October 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: To edit or not to edit! that's the question?

I don't know the viewpoint but I might have tried to include the next pylon to the right, if I were trying to show the impact of the power line on the landscape. Otherwise, I might try to take the...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th October 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 13,110
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Your deep-space photos are stunning, Dave. My son has recently acquired an astronomical telescope, so I'm looking forward to 'helping' him during the Winter nights to come :)
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 8th October 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Using the P mode?

I aim to turn the dial to P before switching the camera 'off'. This ensures that I get a reasonable result, if I pick the camera up for a 'grab shot' without having time to think!

Because of...
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