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Forum: Foto Fair 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 167
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Playing around - first trip out with my OMD EM-5

These are the types of subject where the highlight/shadow indications in the viewfinder are invaluable. Find how to turn them 'on' with the 'Info' button.
My bÍtes noires are White butterflies but...
Forum: The lounge 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 309
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New camera - what do you do first?

I have remembered that I do look at the manual for the little diagram of how to thread the strap correctly. I can never remember exactly how to do it. It is important to do it the way they show, if...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Oly 17mm f1.8...'little gem'

I agree also, even though I do have a 17mm f/1.8. It is not a great lens and relies heavily on software corrections, to remove severe barrel distortion. I bought mine for taking indoor shots of my...
Forum: The lounge 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 309
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New camera - what do you do first?

When I used a DSLR, I did set Raw only but, since changing to Olympus mirrorless, with excellent exposure information displayed in the viewfinder, I find JPEGs are almost always good, straight from...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: FREE: USB-C 16Gig OTG Memory

Perhaps a simple 'Thread Closed' mark would cover a wide range of possibilities.
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Panasonic 100-400mm test shots

When I bought mine, I had read a review saying it was 'ok' but nothing special. Well, I disagree and your photo shows why :) I have found this lens excellent for birds, dragonflies, and...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 556
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Vintage Kit

In my teens, I had a Philips EL3585 portable tape recorder - see Philips EL 3585 - YouTube
It was a remarkable design with two small (3" diameter) reels on top and was powered by 6 D-cells at the...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 17,903
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

While browsing the night sky with the 'Stellarium' program, I noticed that Uranus is quite close to Mars at present.

With Mars forming an easy aiming point, I decided to see if could also...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 17,903
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

A super image :)

I notice a slight overall 'cross-hatch' effect on the image, when viewed on my monitor, as though taken through a net curtain.

I recall getting similar effects when I had a...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

My other hobby is building model locomotives - although photography comes into that as well, since I like to record model scenes...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Lazy camera store

I trust all's well. I always remember ordering some small photo accessory from a mail-order store and a large package arrived. In my case, they'd sent completely the wrong thing - an electric drill...
Forum: Telephoto 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro v Panasonic 35-100 f2.8

The Olympus 60mm macro is a very highly regarded lens and I should be very surprised if it doesn't out-perform the zoom. I don't know what your photographic interests are but I use mine for flower...
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Topaz: Process JPEG as RAW

While I agree that RAW is not an acronym, it is still an abbreviation for a format that usually contains a lot more than just the raw sensor data.

The article in...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 774
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Resolution and Image Quality

For me, the zenith of the style of painting minute details and in representing the effects of natural light on various surfaces occurs in the work of Jan van Eyck.



I often call in at the...
Forum: Accessory talk 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

I use one and find it a useful tool for astro-photography. As I wrote in another thread (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost.php?p=433875&postcount=3), the biggest fault is that there is no...
Forum: Looking for improvement 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Yes, I think most of them are - although Betelgeuse really is red!

The NZ shot was taken on my old E-M1-i, so I can't go back and check.

I do see a few on my E-M1-ii, which disappear when...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: UHS-II SD cards on the E-M10ii?

Interesting. I did look at the E-M10-ii manual and only saw, on p130, reference to "The following types of SD memory card (commercially available) can be used with this camera: SD, SDHC, SDXC, and...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Does your camera have a certain perfume?

Your post brought back many childhood memories of the smells of the chemicals in my Father's darkroom and also the linseed oil smell from when he hand-tinted prints. I have his old Rolleiflex and...
Forum: Looking for improvement 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Another technique I could mention is to take a number of shots and then use software to register and stack the individual shots into a combined version with less image noise. thank you for your...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: UHS-II SD cards on the E-M10ii?

That's an important point. There is no point in using a card that is potentially faster than the camera's own data bus. The evidence from the tests quoted above, from the Camera Memory Speed...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: UHS-II SD cards on the E-M10ii?

There seems to be some confusion in the responses so far, most of which refer to the E-M1-ii and not the E-M10-ii as in the OP.


The E-M10-ii is listed as compatible with SDXC cards. XC means...
Forum: Looking for improvement 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Orion is surely the most striking object in the night sky and has fascinated observers since ancient times. The Pyramids of Giza are, apparently, aligned on the model of the belt stars. It has a...
Forum: Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,041
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Olympus Workspace - Replacement for OV3

I feel that's fair enough. They are offering their software free of charge to Olympus camera owners. If your camera is under warranty, then it's worth registering with them, anyway, since they...
Forum: Looking for improvement 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

Since my last post, I have checked by using 'Stellarium' that the star towards the bottom right, which still looks slightly oval after processing is, in fact, a close double: HIP26197 and HIP26199.
Forum: Looking for improvement 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hand held Orion

So do I - better contrast overall. My method of processing (using PSE) is to view the histogram with the 'levels' control and then move the left hand slider towards the right until the background is...
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