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Forum: Announcements 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By RobEW
Re: Didn't see this coming..!!

Some people did.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=49668
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 565
Views: 34,666
Posted By RobEW
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Mr Mcgillycuddy needs an editor: "to be fare", "bare in mind" etc.
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By RobEW
Re: Non-political: We're doomed, Captain Mainwaring

Tesni Ward's review seems to confirm this. It's an additional model for sports and wildlife, not a replacement for E-M1 ii.
...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By RobEW
Re: Lens recommendation

Yes I agree. The Sigma 150 is great for macro and also a superb general purpose telephoto (so long as you don't min autofocus being a bit slow). The image quality on mine is breathtaking, and f/2.8...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 28th December 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By RobEW
today only - 15% discount on eBay

I believe this is only until 8pm this evening (18/12). The discount code POWWOW15 applies to almost all types of merchandise and deducts 15% (or 75, whichever is least).
Forum: Foto Fair 28th November 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By RobEW
Re: Loweswater afternoon reflections

I particularly like the firs one too. very atmospheric.
Forum: Foto Fair 21st November 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By RobEW
Re: The mighty 12-100

I guess the shots above were in very good light then, as they don't seem like high ISO.

You must have very steady hands if you can get sharp shots at 8 seconds! Can't imagine stabilisation would...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st November 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By RobEW
Re: The mighty 12-100

If you include MMF-3 with the 12-60 then they're almost identical in size but the 12-100 is lighter:

12-100 561g / D 78mm / L 117mm
12-60SWD 575g / D 79mm / L 99mm
MMF-3 100g / D ?...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 11th November 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By RobEW
Does picture mode 3 (Vivid) improve AF?

I read here http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:olympusem5_af and elsewhere on his wiki that - even if you shoot in RAW - setting a picture mode of Vivid improves the speed and accuracy of...
Forum: General photography discussion 8th November 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By RobEW
Re: Merits or otherwise of buying / selling in MBP, WEX or LCE

The thread which spawned this one also had references to CEX (Complete Entertainment Exchange), which is - I think - a very different kettle of fish. It is quite a chain in the UK (though I think the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 31st October 2018
Replies: 565
Views: 34,666
Posted By RobEW
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

There's a substantial (though I think speculative) article here https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/features/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-what-we-want-to-see-and-what-were-likely-to-get which concludes by...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 29th October 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By RobEW
Little tuna (FT 300 f/2.0) - 1150 o.n.o.

here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-150mm-f2-0-Professional-Telephoto-Lens/292793513331?hash=item442bda7573:g:WaIAAOSwOkhb1vpA:rk:2:pf:0

A legendary lens by all accounts. But not lightweight,...
Forum: General photography discussion 28th October 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By RobEW
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 19th October 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By RobEW
Re: Panasonic m4/3 20mm f1.7

It is great - especially for discrete photography. I already have one.
Forum: Looking for improvement 14th October 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By RobEW
Re: To edit or not to edit! that's the question?

Depends on your purpose of course. If you're a documentary photographer wanting to highlight the ugliness introduced to rural scenes by insensitive intrusions then leave it as it is (or even choose a...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 6th October 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By RobEW
Re: Olympus 4/3 7-14 f4 and Panasonic 20 f1.7

I *love* my FT 7-14 (Super-High Grade in the old categorisation). Doesn't get a *lot* of use but there's nothing else like it (in my kit) for when I want it, and the results can be stunning. Hope...
Forum: General photography discussion 30th August 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By RobEW
Oly compared favourably with Canon full frame

Full Frame vs Micro 4:3 - Where It Matters Most - YouTube

Marc Newton make huge (1 metre) prints and can't see the difference.

Obviously he's only considering resolution, not e.g. dynamic...
Forum: Site news 27th June 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20,082
Posted By RobEW
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

That's an amazing and wonderful commitment (and one that many of us could never afford). Very grateful.
Forum: General photography discussion 3rd June 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By RobEW
E5 just gone for 315

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-E-5-Four-Thirds-Professional-DSLR-camera-Black-Used-/173337985873?nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=70nbl0ZtdITo82NG7j8%252B5xIWcFo%253D&orig_cvip=...
Forum: The lounge 28th May 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 805
Posted By RobEW
Re: When you gotta brag, you gotta brag...

Brilliant work. I like them in a way I didn't expect to, as normally I like architecture images to be quite representational, and I'm not normally a fan of heavy post processing. (I've sometimes seen...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 28th April 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,740
Posted By RobEW
Re: Olympus 12-100 F4 New, unused, UK warranty stamped.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/llelectronics2007/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
Forum: General photography discussion 23rd April 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By RobEW
Re: Trail camera recommendation...

Never heard of a trail camera. But it sounds useful. I've spent a while with E-M1 on a tripod focused on a much frequented perch in our garden, connected by Wifi to my phone with Olympus OI Share so...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 21st April 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4,817
Posted By RobEW
Re: FW Update 12-50mm lens to Version 1.4

If you click on the tab labelled "Products of Olympus" (within the "standard zoom" heading) it lists 5 current lenses (12-40 f2.8 Pro, 12-100 f4 Pro, 14-42 EZ, 14-42 II R & 14-150 II). If you click...
Forum: General photography discussion 17th April 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By RobEW
Re: Tough Call

As well as being weather-sealed, E-M1 has better grip, and more sophisticated AF (intelligent selection of PDAF or CDAF depending on context) compared to E-M10 II. I think E-M10 II lets you use...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 7th April 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By RobEW
Re: Camera Body (Kent Area)

I'm getting confused in this conversation between E5 (which I take to be the old SLR version, and which some people hyphenate as E-5) and E-M5 (mirrorless, micro four thirds).
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