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Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By Melaka
DIY Kruger Safari - the kit

Africa is dusty and the dust penetrates everything. It can also be very wet. Both these issues point towards a pro body with a pro lens. Consumer grade kit will do but you will need to be very...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By Melaka
DIY Kruger safari - admin

If youre accustomed to turning left on boarding the aircraft and staying in five star hotels, please turn to the next thread. If youve always fancied going on safari but are concerned about the...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Melaka
Re: More from Botswana

Some lovely photos there! We're off next month for a ten day DIY safari in the Kruger. There's been plenty of rain so some of the animals and birds will be difficult to see amongst the vegetation.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 14th January 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Melaka
Re: Lens recommendation

You might wish to consider FT macro lenses which you can use with an MMF converter. The Sigma 105 is good but the Sigma 150/2.8 is the bee's knees if you want a longer working distance than the...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th December 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

The likelihood is that the bite occurred in Bucks but we were walking an area we've walked for thirty years and never seen a snake. A less likely explanation is that it happened a day earlier in...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th December 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Melaka
Re: Flying Pig

I'm sorry to hear about the dog and the snake. My youngest Labrador was bitten by an adder (very much less venomous than most of yours) in the last week in November. The vet's bill was horrendous...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th December 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Melaka
Re: White Rhino resting

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Q9190342a.JPG (http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=101248)

Kruger September 2016. There was a severe drought and none of the animals...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 12th December 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By Melaka
Re: From E-510 to OM-D E-M5

It sounds as though you may have the 14-45EZ lens which will certainly be better than your 17.5-45 lens and considerably smaller and more convenient. If I recollect correctly the only other FT lens...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Melaka
Re: An impala, a leopard and a patient hyena

Thank you - interesting and informative as always.

One reason - there are lots - for going to the Kruger is cost. We've booked for ten nights in the park; three each in Satara and Letaba and two...
Forum: Site news 25th July 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20,181
Posted By Melaka
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I have been away and only just read this lengthy series of posts. I have donated and found no problem.

I find the forum an invaluable way of keeping up to date with what is going on in the...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Melaka
Re: Water Buck at sunset

I'm sorry to hear about the fire. It must have been a devastating experience.

Convenience wins! The Kenya safaris were either from ships visiting Mombasa or when I had a small fiefdom in...
Forum: Foto Fair 8th April 2018
Replies: 1,898
Views: 414,290
Posted By Melaka
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

If ever there was a bird designed by a committee it must be the Secretary Bird. Some years ago I got a shot of one in Umfolozi where it was eating a small snake.
Forum: Telephoto 15th September 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 4,564
Posted By Melaka
Re: Long Dilemma - please help

Versatility mainly. I can't detect any difference in IQ. If it's purely birds then the 300/4+1.4 gives the best reach and you need it to fill the frame. For animals, on safari for example, the...
Forum: Olympus E-5 27th July 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 5,459
Posted By Melaka
Forum: E-System User Group goodies 18th April 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 7,037
Posted By Melaka
Re: lens adaptors

In that range the Oly 50-200, preferably the SWD version, has no equals. It also goes well with the EC14 teleconverter.
Forum: General accessories 16th April 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By Melaka
Re: Batteries (especially for the EM-5 Mark II)

I, too have been very happy with Expro.
Forum: E-System User Group goodies 9th April 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,904
Posted By Melaka
Re: Telephoto lens for E410....help.....

Welcome! The E410 will take any of the Four Thirds lenses (not micro four thirds) made by Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma and one or two others. If you want to take wildlife the Olympus 70-300 would be a...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 21st March 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,477
Posted By Melaka
Re: Firmware 1.2 to 2.2

The instructions on the firmware update site tell you what to do.
Forum: Accessory talk 23rd January 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 6,812
Posted By Melaka
Re: Filter for eclipse?

A safe way of looking at an eclipse is its reflection in a bowl of water on the lawn. Presumably you could then photograph that.
Forum: Introduce yourself 3rd January 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Melaka
Re: Thanks for having me

Welcome aboard.
Forum: The lounge 23rd December 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By Melaka
Exif data

Am I alone in being disappointed that so many images posted on the forum contain no Exif data?
Forum: The lounge 23rd December 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By Melaka
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 20th November 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By Melaka
Re: Worth a repair?

Another outfit to consider for repairs is Johnson of Glasgow. They did my 300/4 which I bought from HDEW under the HDEW warranty rather than an Oly one. Unlike Oly they gave a full breakdown of the...
Forum: The lounge 12th November 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Melaka
Re: Windows 8.1 problem

Thanks for all your posts. I think I've tracked the problem down to Firefox which did not seem to be running properly and may have been affecting Windows. I did a new installation of Firefox and...
Forum: The lounge 14th October 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Melaka
Re: The Kruger - again!

This was my first outing with the 100-400 apart from a quick trial in the garden - I'd only had it a couple of weeks. It was/is stiff in use and it's irritating that the zoom rotates the opposite...
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