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Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Did you know...

More info here: https://www.photographynews.co.uk/news/24-industry/344-olympus-launches-limited-edition-billingham-camera-bag
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Now Let Loose the Togs of War!

To save you from such a radical step as reading the manual, here's a diagram I once made for some other purpose:


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/StrapFix.jpg...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Now Let Loose the Togs of War!

When you reverse the strap, do look at the diagram in the manual. It's important to loop the free end from the camera backwards through the buckle, to get a really secure fixing.
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

My other hobby is building model locomotives - although photography comes into that as well, since I like to record model scenes...
Forum: Telephoto 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro v Panasonic 35-100 f2.8

The Olympus 60mm macro is a very highly regarded lens and I should be very surprised if it doesn't out-perform the zoom. I don't know what your photographic interests are but I use mine for flower...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th January 2019
Replies: 257
Views: 20,195
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

MJ224ís comment, above, set me thinking about the effects of using different Raw Converters so, being of an experimental turn of mind, I decided to put the raw data of my Pleiades shot, shown in my...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 19th January 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 45,746
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Shorter focal lengths and, especially, portrait lenses cannot take advantage of a smaller sensor in the way that long lenses (for sport and wildlife) can.



The problem is that many portrait...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 14th January 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lens recommendation

What to choose depends on what type of subjects you intend to photograph. For living subjects, such as butterflies, you need a fair working distance, which translates into longer focal length.

...
Forum: The lounge 4th December 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: LibreOffice

My MS Office is 2002 and still works on Windows 7!



I've used Open and then Libre Office for many years and, while some things are done slightly differently, there's a very high degree of...
Forum: Dealers' Den 18th November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
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: General photography discussion 28th October 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 641
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: General photography discussion 27th October 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 641
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 27th October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 408
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: Foto Fair 22nd October 2018
Replies: 257
Views: 20,195
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: Looking for improvement 14th October 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
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: Software 21st September 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Elements upgrade with Nik collection?

For 'stitching' I use the excellent Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE), which is a free download from Microsoft and integrates with file manager, for easy selection of the images to be stitched. ...
Forum: Introduce yourself 8th August 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: I give in.

Similar story for me, too, although in my case, it was Nikon. One day, I had been photographing butterflies in a steep-sided valley and climbing out in hot weather with all that photo gear was...
Forum: The lounge 7th August 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 818
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Mars...

I've posted a single image in the Communal Night Sky thread, with an appeal to any mods that look in. Could you make the Night Sky thread sticky, please? *chr
Forum: Foto Fair 29th July 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: UK Wild Orchids (I.D. Confirmation welcomed)

I use Anne and Simon Harrap's "Orchids of Britain and Ireland" as a very good guide to where and when to find wild orchids. The Military Orchid flowers in late May-early June. Sometimes, when a...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 17th July 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: focus point

Disable both the 4-way pad keys and the touchscreen. Also set a Fn key to reset the focus point to the central position after it has been moved for any reason.
Forum: The lounge 11th July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Infra red

You might find the selection of IR filtered images in my post at https://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost.php?p=450693&postcount=14 of use in deciding which filter you have
Forum: Lens focus 9th July 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: m4/3 lenses for IR

'fraid not - I had the lens tilted back a little and a blob of Blue-tac to form a raised ledge in the lower part of the filter ring, to raise the disk up, so that it completely covered the lens. OK...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 17th June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Any good tutorials for BIF settings?

There is no one setting that fits all so, if you're a 'general purpose amateur' like me, you have to think what you are going to be able to change in a hurry when the 'action' is going on all around...
Forum: Lens focus 11th June 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 4,063
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Pansonic Leica 15mm F1.7

There's a comparative review of the Pan 15/1.7 vs Oly 17/1.8 at https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/micro-four-thirds-lenses/panasonic-15mm-vs-olympus-17mm/
Although the focal lengths seem similar, I...
Forum: Looking for improvement 31st May 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: o why my pic is grainy

I think you will learn more as a beginner by using your own judgement of exposure, based on the image shown in your E-M5 viewfinder.



Auto modes can work in ordinary mid-day conditions but...
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