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Forum: General photography discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By birdboy
Unhappy Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

I have just tried ISOBKT with my EM1 MKI and it takes 3 images, althoug I only hear one shutter press and if you you a 1 sec shutter it clearly takes 3 secs to take the picture. However I do find...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

My understanding is that bracketing does not merge the images. With ISOBKT it takes the 3 frames with whatever ISO value you have set +/- the step. It only takes one shutter button press to create...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

I thought it took several images at different ISO's and merged them in camera, so yes I think it does apply different levels of gain (pre ADC).
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

I would say that the video is misleading. As someone who is into astrophotography I have really tried to understand the ISO effect. From what I have read from trusted sources and books for Olympus...
Forum: Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By birdboy
Re: Olympus Workspace - first update.

Thanks Ross just updated mine. Interestingly when I launched Olympus Workspace it did not offer me an update! I for one like OW over OV3 I mainly use it when taking astrophotography images and it...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 20,428
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Agree Sharpcap is amazing. I would go as far as saying you need remote focusing to do this stuff it is essential. Touching the scope or even cables to get sub 2 arc second precision on portable...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 20,428
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

here you go Jim

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/B3020254.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/102048)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/B3020252.jpg...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 20,428
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

*chr Dave

The round stars are the product of the Olympus 300mm lens perfect polar alignment using Sharpcap and PHD2 guiding which I am getting sub 2 arc seconds. I keep looking at going your...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 20,428
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Been a bit quite on here recently but had a rare few clear nights recently so had a good go at the Bodes galaxy (M81) and Cigar galaxy (M82).

All taken with EM1 MKii and 300mm f4 + MC14. PHD2...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th January 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By birdboy
Re: Considering upgrading to the Mark II and have a few questions.

The first image was from Rockingham during one of Olympus's experience days. The bike iamges from the Isle of Man Classic TT 2017.

I only use Low anti-shock sequential frame rate about 5-7 fps in...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th January 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By birdboy
Re: Considering upgrading to the Mark II and have a few questions.

I had the E5 and upgraded to the EM1 for motorcycle racing and cars. When panning and trying to follow the cars/bikes the EM1 was very poor compared to E5. I could never get good results with CAF...
Forum: Software 30th January 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By birdboy
Olympus Capture v2.0

So Oly have released a new version of Olympus Capture v 2.0. When it opens its asks if you want cable or wi-fi connection (in ready for E-M1X?) Being that both the EM1s and Em5s have wi-fi for...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 29th January 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By birdboy
Re: M1X has a heat pipe.

The review above claims that the heat pipe keeps the sensor cool:confused:

"An integrated 'heat pipe' helps keep the sensor cool while shooting bursts or videos for a long period of time."

I...
Forum: The lounge 29th January 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 1,249
Posted By birdboy
Re: Which words do you struggle to spell?

organism :eek:
I've been know to pronounce it wrong as well as spell it wrong!
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 29th January 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 46,653
Posted By birdboy
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Watching many reviews now I am beginning to think that the E-M1X will really come into its own once Olympus has in the shops lenses of 400mm+. I am thinking that those of us with the E-M1 II will...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 27th January 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By birdboy
Re: M1X has a heat pipe.

Anyone know if this heat pipe is just for the Dual TruePic VIII Image Processors or will it reduce the sensor temperature as well. I am thinking of possible use for long exposure photography where...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 27th January 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 46,653
Posted By birdboy
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

It will be interesting to see how well this camera sells, I suspect better than predicted on here and for one reason; it looks the dogs bollocks:eek:

So often on here we have heard of professional...
Forum: General photography discussion 25th January 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By birdboy
Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning

Thanks Phil. I think remote control of camera using Olympus Capture and USB extender a big plus for astrophotography. Even able to remotely tweet the focus in the warm. I have USB2.0 Extender 50m...
Forum: General photography discussion 24th January 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By birdboy
Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning

Thanks Dave and thanks for the heads up on the typo now corrected.:tup
Forum: General photography discussion 23rd January 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By birdboy
Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning

For those that missed it for whatever reason here is a time lapse of the Moon eclipse taken with OMD MKII and 300mm +MC 14 on a tracker between 3:10 and 5:40am on the 21 Jan. First time I have tried...
Forum: The lounge 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

I agree strictly speaking there are so many other factors but the closer your are under or near the belt gives much better clearer displays. Its best to study the one of the many websites showing...
Forum: The lounge 16th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

This is a great image for the uk and is ok for us that live in certain parts of the UK but Henry (blu-by-u) lives in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Living near the equator I thought he was after...
Forum: The lounge 15th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Similar to milkyway focus to infinity, NR off and RAW but use shutter speed between 5-15 secs. 10 sec is good starting point if the lights are very frisky lower the shutter (5s) if they move slowly...
Forum: The lounge 14th September 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Henry as long as you are in the Aurora belt the rest is down to luck there can be no guarantees. Best advise is where ever you are if its not too overcast set up your camera and check in live view...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 31st August 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,550
Posted By birdboy
Re: A Question about Image Stabilization

Nobody has questioned which drive mode folks are using. My early experience was that anti-shock drives single or L Anti-Shock diamond mode works much better. Is Ron using non anti-shock drive mode...
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