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Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By DerekW
Re: Reinventing the Wheel?

I ran the payroll suite of programs in the early 70s, to get the money transferred from the company bank account to the employees bank accounts a reel of tape was sent by motor bike courier to the...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By DerekW
Re: Do you recognise this place in OZ ?

Pic 4 is most likely in or near Parkes it featured in a movie about how it was to be used to communicate with the moon landing.

For more detail see
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0205873/

or it...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By DerekW
Re: Does Money really bring Happiness?

but think of the legal fees coiming into the UK.

With a bit of luck all the resources will end up in various barrister's bank accounts
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By DerekW
Re: British Rail

We have our Senior Railcard linked to the TFL Oyster Card, this gives a reduced daily cap on journeys in London, if you have a bus pass it doesnot give you any extra benefit on the buses.

To link...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By DerekW
Re: Send AF box back to the centre...!

Whales (spell check error etc)- yummy meat to eat - lets go and hunt them down, before long the Oly whale ships will be mustering off Swansea beach.
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By DerekW
Re: Pro-capture help

Pro capture also helps you to see how slow your reaction time is to pressing the shutter when hearing or seeing an event.
I was shooting a mallet striking an object, fully pressing the shutter on...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 684
Posted By DerekW
Re: When you gotta brag, you gotta brag...

Congratulations - please will you show us some of the images you used to start with to create these shots
Forum: The lounge 19th May 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,110
Posted By DerekW
Re: Wedding of the Year - so excited I can hardly wait

Away from the UK so watching CNN coverage of the foreplay of the grand event, surprisingly no mention that this is the second divorced american that has/is married into the German Royal Family.
Forum: Foto Fair 16th May 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By DerekW
Re: Eye Eye

and they cost peanuts to make.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3rd May 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By DerekW
Re: Gone all the way

Are there any precautions or settings needed if using a flash with the electronic shutter
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By DerekW
Re: Gone all the way

Why are you preferring to use the mechanical shutter rather than the electronic one?

Just interested in your views.
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 29th April 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By DerekW
Re: Olympus 12-100 F4 New, unused, UK warranty stamped.

I kept the 12-40 when I bought the 12-100 so that I would have a physically shorter lens for the odd occasion when I am using a camer top mounted flash gun, the longer lens will cast a bigger shadow....
Forum: Foto Fair 27th April 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By DerekW
Re: An Interesting Comparison

My criteria would be ease of use given that you can get comparable results for what you want. I find it very difficult to hold the smartphone steady and pointing at the subject, plus the reflections...
Forum: Foto Fair 25th April 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By DerekW
Re: Amazon Wants A Key to Your Car

Reading the text, the delivery person requests the car owner to unlocked the vehicle when ready to deliver and then requests the car to be locked whenn delivery completed. The weakest link could be...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd April 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,818
Posted By DerekW
Re: BLH-1 Clone Tests

The dealer has the ability to give a discount on the battery but not with the body.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd April 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,818
Posted By DerekW
Re: BLH-1 Clone Tests

I understand that the dealer margin on the official Oly batteries is much better than with the cameras and so the battery prices are negotiable - especially when bought with a camera. However YMMV
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd April 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By DerekW
Re: Yellow wall comes out grey?

Dave - Please will you postt the corrected image so thatwe can compare images, in the original image I thought the green vegetaion was a little mean, ie not luxurious enough - however my colour sense...
Forum: The lounge 22nd April 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By DerekW
Re: REDEX Fuel Additives Half Price at Tesco

Have you considered using diesl that includes additional addativees eg Shell V Power or equivalent from other diesel marketing companies
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 17th April 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By DerekW
Re: Peckforton Castle Experience Day

If it is a formal Oly day then they will have a collectiion of lenses for you to try out.
Forum: General photography discussion 16th April 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By DerekW
Re: Tough Call

If you wait until a year next October you will start to see the used price of the Mk ii come crashing down.
Forum: The lounge 16th April 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By DerekW
Re: Trash or Treasure?

A salutory warning to all digital camera users in that there is no items to review before being trashed - just a lump of chrome and black metal containing thousands of files.

At least a photo...
Forum: The lounge 12th April 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,024
Posted By DerekW
Re: Tina's New M5 Mkii +12-40mm PRO (1st images)

and for a poor old OAP the lighter weight of the OMD compared to the old EM3 (or is a EM5) is going to be the clincher.
Do not forget to get a MMF3 adapter so that you can use your existing lenses...
Forum: The lounge 8th April 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By DerekW
Re: OM-D E-M5 II - User opinions sought please

She can always get a 12-100m lens to take that along as well, ownership of one does not preclude the ownership of the other.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 7th April 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By DerekW
FL-50 working with the OM-d E-M1 Mk ii

So far my casual usage of the FL-50 flashgun and the OMD EM1 mkii has proved acceptible, I have read on here that you should use the mechanical shutter. Wisdom dictates one needs to use a shutter...
Forum: The lounge 4th April 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,240
Posted By DerekW
Re: Graffiti

David - I am dredging through my memories of the 60s will pm you something in the next few days. PM me your email address so I can send it direct to you.
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