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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,805
Posted By Melaka
Re: E-M1 II Firmware Upgrade 2.3

The EM1i and the EM5ii and three lenses also have firmware updates.
Forum: Dealers' Den 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,823
Posted By Melaka
Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Now 889 at HDEW until 28th.
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Melaka
Re: More from Botswana

Some lovely photos there! We're off next month for a ten day DIY safari in the Kruger. There's been plenty of rain so some of the animals and birds will be difficult to see amongst the vegetation.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Melaka
Re: Lens recommendation

You might wish to consider FT macro lenses which you can use with an MMF converter. The Sigma 105 is good but the Sigma 150/2.8 is the bee's knees if you want a longer working distance than the...
Forum: Lens focus 1st January 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Melaka
Re: Lens hoods and polarising filters

That was a good feature of the 50-200 and you'd think they'd do something similar for other lenses.
Forum: Foto Fair 30th December 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

The likelihood is that the bite occurred in Bucks but we were walking an area we've walked for thirty years and never seen a snake. A less likely explanation is that it happened a day earlier in...
Forum: Foto Fair 29th December 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

Part of the problem with my dog was that he was not seen to be bitten and I've no idea where or when it happened as we'd not been in snake prone areas. A bite was an unlikely option in late November...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th December 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

I'm sorry to hear about the dog and the snake. My youngest Labrador was bitten by an adder (very much less venomous than most of yours) in the last week in November. The vet's bill was horrendous...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th December 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Melaka
Re: White Rhino resting

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Q9190342a.JPG (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=101248)

Kruger September 2016. There was a severe drought and none of the animals...
Forum: General photography discussion 22nd December 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Melaka
Re: As E-M1 MKII owner, entitled to 125 cashback on PRO lenses.

I received the offer despite having only an EM1i.
Forum: Lens focus 22nd December 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Melaka
Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

You can't really make a fair comparison between the 12-40 and the 12-100 because they cover different focal lengths, have different maximum apertures and are suited to different purposes.

To get...
Forum: Lens focus 20th December 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Melaka
Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

Since I bought the 12-100 my 12-40 and 35-100/2.8 have been gathering dust. The 12-100 is large and heavy by MFT standards but overall more versatile.
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 16th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Melaka
Re: Panasonic or Olympus on MFT

The 14-150 is undoubtedly convenient but I found the IQ to be well below what I wanted, so sold it. Two lenses to cover the range will give better results.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 14th December 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By Melaka
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

I bought a lens from HDEW and they were very quick to honour their own guarantee when a problem arose. I would be happy to use them again.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 12th December 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By Melaka
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

It's always worth looking to see what the major retailers such as SRS, Ffordes, Park, Wex etc have for sale as you then get a guarantee.

For example Ffordes have a new 40-150 for 279. They have...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 12th December 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By Melaka
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

It sounds as though you may have the 14-45EZ lens which will certainly be better than your 17.5-45 lens and considerably smaller and more convenient. If I recollect correctly the only other FT lens...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 12th December 2018
Replies: 11
For sale 12-100 F4 lens
Views: 1,473
Posted By Melaka
Re: 12-100 F4 lens

I took advantage of a combined SRS/Oly deal earlier this year and got mine for 820. It's one of the best Oly lenses if you can get it at a price you are happy with.
Forum: Olympus E-510 7th December 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By Melaka
Re: What next?

I once had the 14-150ii and found that in difficult conditions its IQ was poor in comparison with lenses with a shorter zoom range.
Forum: Olympus E-510 6th December 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By Melaka
Re: What next?

The other thing you could consider is upgrading your main lens. The 17.5-45 is well short of being the best Oly lens in that focal length. The 14-54 or 12-60 would give much better results.
Forum: Accessory talk 5th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Melaka
Re: BLH-1 compact dual USB travel charger

On safari I do most of my battery charging in the car with an Expro 12v charger. I also take an Oly charger to use in camp if need be.
Forum: Foto Fair 8th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

That's a horrific experience. We were running late into Dundee from the Kruger about ten years ago and narrowly avoided an ambush as we came off the N11. I spotted the ambush party at the bottom of...
Forum: Foto Fair 7th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

South Africa is said to be the only country south of the Sahara where you can walk into a room, flick the light switch and not be surprised when the light comes on! The same applies to the roads...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

Thank you - interesting and informative as always.

One reason - there are lots - for going to the Kruger is cost. We've booked for ten nights in the park; three each in Satara and Letaba and two...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

Some stunning images there. We're off to the Kruger again in February and images like this serve as a useful reminder of why one travels thousands of miles to see African wildlife.
Forum: Dealers' Den 30th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By Melaka
Re: Hdew em-1 999

I bought my 300/4 from HDEW. After a while it developed a fault which was promptly repaired by Johnsons of Glasgow. i would be happy to buy from HDEW again.
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