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    I've just changed to an E-M1 Mk2 and have been browsing various posts for lots of useful tips already. My main photo interests are in natural history and you can read more about me on my website, although I find I'm not allowed to post a link yet. [it's in my profile]

    I've been exploring the stacking feature, using the 60mm macro on m E-M1 and am hoping that the faster AF of the Mk2 will be good for Birds in Flight. I shall try some of the advice on AF settings that I've already read on this site.

    I hope to have ideas to share, once I become familiar with my latest camera

    Mike
    Mike
    visit my Natural History Photos website:
    http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

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    Re: New to this Forum

    Welcome Mike

    You will find it a friendly and helpful place

    We highly encourage use of the in-forum gallery as it avoids issues with external sites and links, but like you I have a website with other images so get chatting away and you will soon be up to the required level (its just a rule to put of spammers and not a high number)

    Regards
    Andy
    My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
    4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
    m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
    FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
    The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

    My places
    http://www.shenstone.me.uk
    http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
    https://vimeo.com/shenstone
    http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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      Re: New to this Forum

      Welcome Mike as Andy said it's a friendly place.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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        Re: New to this Forum

        Thank you for your response, Andy. I'll probably hold off for a little while, since I don't want to start chatting about things that have been done to death already!

        At first glance, the E-M1 Mk2 looked to be very similar to its predecessor but, as I start to try things, I bump into quite major differences.

        I've just bumped into 'Pre-MF', which took a while to find out about, but looks as though it could be very useful. My approach is not to try and learn everything at once (a good recipe for needing an ice-pack to soothe my head) but to look into things as they arise. I now realise (after reading a forum post) that I always used to use BBF in my Nikon days but never knew that acronym. It's good to know it's possible on the Olympus.

        I've already moved the on/off switch to the function lever, since it makes the Mk2 more like my E-M5 that I also use - I use my right thumb for power. On my original M1, I turned the lever off, because I kept hitting it by accident and wondering what had happened to the camera It's a pity one can't make the original power switch do something else though.

        Mike
        Mike
        visit my Natural History Photos website:
        http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

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          Re: New to this Forum

          Originally posted by MikeOxon View Post
          Thank you for your response, Andy. I'll probably hold off for a little while, since I don't want to start chatting about things that have been done to death already! <SNIP>
          Mike
          Hello Mike and Welcome to the Forum.

          So few things that have not been discussed here, so please jump right on in.

          Graham

          We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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            Re: New to this Forum

            A warm welcome Mike.
            Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
            Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
            Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
            Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
            Learn something new every day

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              Re: New to this Forum

              Welcome aboard!
              Pictures on Flickr
              https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotts_photies/

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                Re: New to this Forum

                My thanks to all who have welcomed me - I appreciate these messages. I have already written a couple of posts about lenses and accessories.
                Mike
                visit my Natural History Photos website:
                http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

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                  Re: New to this Forum

                  Yes very welcome Mike, get those 6 postings behind you and we look forward to seeing some of your work on the Photo Challenges. Don't be shy, I am usually bottom of that pile..............but enjoy it all the same
                  Mark Johnson

                  My Sailing Page

                  My Flickr

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                    Re: New to this Forum

                    Hi Mike, good to see you here as well as UKB.

                    I'm sure you will have some pictures to share as well as technical chat!

                    You could add to our butterflies, dragonflies and other insects thread! http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39448

                    best wishes
                    Peter
                    Peter (Art Frames)

                    You can see some of my things on Flickr

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                      Re: New to this Forum

                      Hi Peter, I wondered how long it would be before I bumped into someone I knew.

                      I've not explored very far around this site, yet, and, so far, I've mainly been searching for tips on using my new E-M1 Mk ii - lots of useful stuff about settings for Birds in Flight, for example

                      All the best,
                      Mike
                      Mike
                      visit my Natural History Photos website:
                      http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

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                        Re: New to this Forum

                        Just like you, I am also a newbie who loves to travel to see the beauty and experience the culture of other countries. Next year, I and my friends will visit the Tri-city in Asia.

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                          Re: New to this Forum

                          A warm welcome from me too, we are a friendly and helpful bunch.

                          Regards

                          Tom
                          "Who is watching the Watchers, watching the Watchers watching us"

                          Its not what you see, it's the way that you see it"

                          Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/photofxstudios

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                            Re: New to this Forum

                            Welcome Mike, hope you're enjoying the Mk2

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                              Re: New to this Forum

                              Welcome - this remains the best place on the interwebs to find out stuff about Olympus cameras (and also about most other aspects of photography, too, for that matter!).

                              The collective experience on here has helped me countless times over the years, and advice is always given in good humour (well, occasionally with a gentle bit of ribbing, but only when fully deserved... ;-) )
                              Regards,
                              Mark

                              ------------------------------
                              http://www.microcontrast.com
                              Too much Oly gear.
                              Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
                              Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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