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Forum: Foto Fair 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 451
Posted By drmarkf
Re: 40-150 Pro vs. 50-200 SWD

Quite a few people have reported their 40-150 hoods have suddenly fallen apart in a shower of little bits. The interwebs are full of reports - eg https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3990980
...
Forum: General photography discussion 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By drmarkf
Re: The 'M'

There's no doubt that the more different settings you use, the greater the chances that you'll have left the camera in the wrong one when you reach for it next, and so you'll waste time while you...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,551
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

That's quite good - current Wex prices for the 2x Sony full-frame version is £499, with the 1.4 at £549 (!!!, although neither currently available).

I'll be keeping an eye on real-life test...
Forum: The lounge 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Another photography workshop!

Excellent work by student & teacher!

Iíve been on a couple of her wildlife workshops and thought both were fine value, and I learned masses. She works very hard all day.

I tried to go on one of...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By drmarkf
Re: The 'M'

Like most photographers he has ups and downs. The two books you mention were wonderful, but I suspect his mind has been elsewhere in recent years with his establishment of the MP Foundation, curating...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By drmarkf
Re: The 'M'

Martin Parr says "Just stick it in 'P' and blast away".

:D
Forum: Lens focus 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

True, although several people have said the optical performance of the 17/1.8 has improved in those produced in recent years.

Weather sealing on it would be really useful, and it would be a very...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Buttons..What do you do with them?

Video - to DoF preview
Front buttons - to Focus Peaking and Magnify view.
L-Fn - to Digital teleconverter
Fn-2 - to ISO (via front dial) and WB (rear dial)
AEL - to Back Button Focus under SAF
...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Question: Do we do it for the dopamine addiction?

*chr

It is actually quite interesting to think on the different reasons people have for taking and (especially) showing their pikkies on any forum/page/wall etc etc. However, the bloke who wrote...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Question: Do we do it for the dopamine addiction?

Well, Iíd say the author of that has fallen in to several of the things he called traps by writing a click-baity article on Petapixel that tries to slag off many reasons anyone might want to take...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 451
Posted By drmarkf
Re: 40-150 Pro vs. 50-200 SWD

Yes, I agree a few images seem to bring this characteristic out from the 40-150 Pro, which is quite an old design now, dating to when sharpness, low distortion and micro contrast were the only design...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Noise issues

Yeah, but what happens if all 3 are wrong?
(On reflection, that does give you a chance of getting it right - better than if 2/3 are wrong in the same way!)
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Noise issues

Love it.
Seriously, didn't the pilot of one of the very early mach 1 exceeding aircraft discover the 'up' and 'down' responses of the stick were reversed around that speed? As I recall, 'left' and...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 451
Posted By drmarkf
Re: 40-150 Pro vs. 50-200 SWD

Yes, that's the way it looks to me.

It would still be possible for the older lens to have higher ultimate resolving power, though, that could be brought out more in PP. Testing lenses for...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Noise issues

Very glad thatís sorted, Paul.

Interesting point about having a laptop & cable when travelling - Iíve always travelled extremely light before, often with an iPhone as my only Ďdeviceí, but being...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 3 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,551
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

Those werenít actually on the site I remember (which I still can't now find despite a harder look) but the results look similar.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 3 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,551
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

When I got the 300 a couple of years ago I did a brief, rough and ready comparison of it and the 40-150 with and without my MC-14. Hand held, and framing only approximately the same field of view in...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By drmarkf
Re: City of Light (and Shadow)

Love the processing on that: very subtle, and the light is lovely.
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,110
Views: 455,337
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Next blog episode in my Botswana trip - more birds on and around the Chobe River (image-heavy):

https://www.microcontrast.com/new-blog/2019/6/8/birds-of-the-chobe-river-wetlands-ii
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Windows 10 raw image viewer

I see that Crashplan will be withdrawing support from 1803 in November this year: as ever, there are swings and roundabouts over installing updates that vary with different people's use cases.

I'm...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Did I make the right choice?

If it's not a grey import, it's a bargain: https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Olympus/Olympus-Micro-43-System-Cameras/Olympus-OM-D-E-M1-Mark-II-Camera-Body

It's cheaper than DigitalRev even if it...
Forum: Announcements 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 6,934
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Nothing new from Olympus at Photokina, but...

Maybe astrophotography, as long as the optical performance is good enough at 10mm. Niche market, though.

I suppose combined with a zoom starting around 40mm with/without a teleconverter itíd make...
Forum: Telephoto 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By drmarkf
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Playing with PRO capture...

Interesting.

Yes, if that's the speed you need then so be it, and I find the thing to do first is to establish the slowest shutter speed to give critically sharp results in the particular setup...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My M1.2 has a New Wide Eye

There’s quite a lot of information around the web (and on this site) about Astro and how to optimise the particular balance of m4/3 advantages and disadvantages for it.
The basic settings for a...
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