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Forum: Software 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
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Posted By pdk42
Re: Raw not recognised in LR 6

Are you running on Apple or Windows? I seem to recall that Apple introduced a raw file interpreter into the OS at some point. If Adobe switched to using that rather than their own then maybe that...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

Steve - words mean what most people agree them to mean. There's no prizes for sticking to a definition that no-one else shares. Every single reference I can find on the internet defines firmware as...
Forum: General photography discussion 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 386
Posted By pdk42
Re: Honestly, do you like autofocus?

I agree - I still fail to see the value proposition of Leica. Maybe there's a lifetime repair angle, but from a price/features/results perspective it doesn't make sense at all.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 328
Posted By pdk42
Re: Buttons..What do you do with them?

I challenge anyone to evaluate DOF properly on any camera of any type (RF, SLR, DSLR, MILC) by peering at a viewfinder that is much smaller than any final print or screen. Guessing DOF from the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

500 lines without bugs - dream on. I'd put it at fewer than 50 lines. Maybe 5 for the incompetents. But so what? Software dev is about an engineering practice that extends beyond coding. It's...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

OK, I'll accept that FGPAs are firmware then - if you'll accept that software (von Neuman style) in ROM is also firmware :). I accept that they go about it in different ways, but both are about...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

Hmmm - I think we could have a debate about that...

From Mirriam Webster dictionary:



I wouldn't call FPGAs firmware - or if I did I'd say it's very low-level firmware.
Forum: General photography discussion 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 386
Posted By pdk42
Re: Honestly, do you like autofocus?

I find constant muttering to myself helps too!
Forum: General photography discussion 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 386
Posted By pdk42
Re: Honestly, do you like autofocus?

It's not annoying since it tells me that the focus acquisition has worked. In any case, I use the small focus point so it's hardly distracting.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

Battery life is very little to do with the number of shots taken. It's primarily driven by how long the camera is turned on. I've shots thousands on some occasions and low hundreds on others.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

Yes, the update sets f5.6 (A & M) and 1/250 sec (S & M) into any custom settings you've got. This was a bug that was fixed some time ago - we've regressed! Minor point though, so I'm not bitching...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 386
Posted By pdk42
Re: Honestly, do you like autofocus?

AF on modern cameras is extremely good. Why would I not use it? The beeping is annoying though - it's one of the first things I turn off whenever I pickup a new camera.

MF is good if you want...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

Just updated mine. I see we're back to forcing f5.6 onto any custom modes that are assigned! Slightly annoying.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

I'm guessing that it's just some additional JPEG processing. I'd be amazed if raw noise is any different (unless they're doing a Fuji-esque non-defeatable NR in raw files - which I sincerely hope...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

It's the same - just that firmware is software installed in a EEPROM (or similar).
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

I guess you can't upgrade the firmware in a 35mm film camera. You should try one of these new fangled things though Steve - it can be fun sometimes ;)
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By pdk42
Re: Is it only the British ?

No, it's not only the British - the Japanese are worse. This is an amusing excerpt from the Nixon/Sato talks in 1969:



Source:...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 505
Posted By pdk42
Re: 10 Hour Working Week

We bought a kettle for the branch office we have in Huntingdon. About 30 avid tea and coffee drinkers - probably on the boil for 4 hours solid per day. Went to Argos who offered us a 5 year...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

The link provided by snerkler works though.

Looks like some nice improvements there. :) .
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 1,476
Posted By pdk42
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

There doesn't seem to be any firmware at that link - just some PDF blurb about the camera.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 328
Posted By pdk42
Re: Buttons..What do you do with them?

That's a personal opinion though Steve. I'm quite familiar with the old style camera controls, but find the dual dial-on-the-topplate approach of modern digital cameras much faster and more...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 328
Posted By pdk42
Re: Buttons..What do you do with them?

Film is for covering food in the fridge. Camera design went bananas when roll film was introduced. Why don't we dispense with all this flexible film nonsense and the silly little camera boxes that...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 328
Posted By pdk42
Re: Buttons..What do you do with them?

From memory...

- Back-button - back-button focus (!)
- Lever around back button - switch between CAF and SAF
- Video button - enable exposure/HDR bracket (set to 5-shot, 5-stop bracket)
-...
Forum: Lens focus 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By pdk42
Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

Very odd. Overlaps aplenty in the "Pro" space (esp zooms), but nothing to upgrade/replace the lower cost lenses. The 12/2, 17/1.8, 9-18, 12-50 etc could really do with a refresh.
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