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Forum: The lounge 13th December 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 2,775
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Demon deal, or deal with a demon?

I would like to move on Ian expunge all my data from this site. Nothing I have read since my earlier posts changes my opinion. I am not sensitive, irrational or want to be "one of the big boys" nor...
Forum: The lounge 13th December 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 2,775
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Demon deal, or deal with a demon?

Thanks to both Administrators for responding. However, this is not a fit of pique nor am I indignant or angry. I just wish to leave the group because it is no longer for me. Please tell me how my...
Forum: The lounge 13th December 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 2,775
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Demon deal, or deal with a demon?

Wow!!! What a response. It was just an observation. I now consider this to be a very accurate one. I have no intention of ever involving myself in this group again. My post was friendly. The anger...
Forum: The lounge 13th December 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 2,775
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Demon deal, or deal with a demon?

Brexit divisive! This thread is very divisive. A member wants the thread closed another threatens to leave if it is closed down :eek: The site is titled Olympus System Talk UK - a site for Olympus...
Forum: Foto Fair 26th September 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: First attempt at BIF

Great set Steve. What were your settings? Did you use CAF + Tracking/5 or 9 point etc? I have the 300 and would like to try BIF.*chr
Forum: Site news 19th September 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,061
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Taking a Break

Sorry to learn of the change in your condition John. I hope that it can be improved with a change in medication. Take care. Best wishes, Colin
Forum: Foto Fair 9th August 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,121
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Tesni Ward Wildfowl Workshop

You certainly had a great day out Walti despite conditions. Like the water level/elbow approach. Did Tesni have any recommendations with regards to settings re BIF? *chr
Forum: Olympus E-5 2nd August 2017
Replies: 18
HELP! Bigma
Views: 6,375
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Bigma

I think I should clarify. I already have a Bigma and have taken a number of images that were acceptable having used it with the EM10 and the EM1 Mark 1. It is a heavy lens and you have to have good...
Forum: Olympus E-5 2nd August 2017
Replies: 18
HELP! Bigma
Views: 6,375
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Bigma

I am aware this is a very old thread and the Bigma may be completely out of favour now but I was wondering if anyone has used it with the EM1 Mark ii. I note the negative aspects of the lens but...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 31st July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

Thanks Alwin. I have been practicing with the Em1 Mark ii and the 300 pro + MC14 lens for the last few days and I am getting the hang of the combination. I still have focusing problems but I think...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

I do not intend using this lens just for wildlife. However, I always put a filter on the front of my lenses to protect the glass. I do not think this was a good idea in this instance*chr
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

Thanks Tony. Most helpful. Will have a try at butterfly images this afternoon. Testing the lens again this morning on stationary birds I have found that focus is very much improved if I remove the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 29th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

Thanks Walti. The 300 lens is clearly very capable of capturing butterflies with excellent image quality.

Joop. I think you have made a very good point aperture at this range is going to be a very...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 29th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

Update.

Thanks to all for the posts*chr

I am still experiencing focusing issues however, these problems are arising when I am taking images e.g. butterfly at 3-4m. The lens/camera combination...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 26th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

Thanks for responding Mike. I checked the MF clutch and the focus range on the lens and they were all set correctly. IS was also switched on (lens). I am perplexed at the variable image sharpness. As...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 26th July 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hemlockwood
AF - EM1 Mark ii and 300 pro lens

I have read numerous post/threads on setting up the EM1 Mark ii and they have been really helpful. Today I was experimenting using the new camera with the 300 pro lens and was surprised at the high...
Forum: Dealers' Den 1st July 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5,512
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: HDEW Cameras

They give a 3 warranty on the Olympus EM1 Markii.*chr
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 27th June 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Olympus HLD-9 Battery Grip

It has just cost me over 2000 to obtain the 300 pro + MC14 1.4. a few days ago. I cannot believe this offer has not been snapped up. A 300 pro sold on ebay for 1800+ a couple of days ago.*chr
Kind...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 27th June 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Olympus HLD-9 Battery Grip

I am indebted to you for identifying this bargain. The HLD-9 has been dispatched and will arrive tomorrow. I have been searching for the grip for sometime. A couple of second hand ones appeared on...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 26th June 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Olympus HLD-9 Battery Grip

I am very grateful Simon. I have sent an e-mail and will follow up tomorrow.*chr
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 26th June 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Hemlockwood
Olympus HLD-9 Battery Grip

I am looking for a second HLD-9. Anyone wish to sell? *chr
Forum: Dealers' Den 19th June 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,154
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Oly 300 mm offer @ Amazon UK

Delivery between 6 to 15 July Huw. I am happy with that timescale. I have been tracking prices on this lens and missed the last offer on Amazon. The HDEW price was slightly higher but is no longer...
Forum: Dealers' Den 19th June 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,154
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Oly 300 mm offer @ Amazon UK

On offer again at Amazon 1848.72. HDEW are out of stock. I have yet to buy the Mark ii but I decided this is a good offer and bought the lens*yes Now for the new camera:)
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 18th June 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 3,486
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Should I upgrade to E_M1 Mk II?

Exciting news. You have got a good deal too:D I really was hoping for a special offer from Olympus e.g. EM1 Markii coupled with the handgrip. I really like the marki and want to hold on to it as a...
Forum: Foto Fair 15th June 2017
Replies: 2,240
Views: 336,355
Posted By Hemlockwood
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Great angle on the butterfly. Sharp eye. Nice one Alf.
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