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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 6th March 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 8,843
Posted By catkins
Re: Hands E-M1X on at Brands Hatch

Hi Mark. Good to see a familiar name from the Olympus fold with a new title ... and this seems to be a great idea for those wanting to test the EM1X in real life conditions!
I could have done with...
Forum: Lens focus 3rd October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3,701
Posted By catkins
Re: Lens service advice/experience?

I’ve just had my 300mm Pro returned from an Olympus service in Portugal.
I had decided to take out the Advanced Pro Service scheme as my 300mm Pro is almost used as a standard lens, so is very well...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 17th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2,496
Posted By catkins
Re: Anyone lost an E-M10 MkII in Northumberland?

Some great suggestions but as camera wasn’t in my possession I only acted as a conduit to get the camera to Olympus UK ... I think the finder put some of the verfew photos on its card online in his...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 16th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2,496
Posted By catkins
Anyone lost an E-M10 MkII in Northumberland?

An Olympus E-M10 MkII and lens has been found in Hexham Northumberland and, after a fruitless local search via social media, is being sent to Olympus in the hope that the owner will eventually be...
Forum: General photography discussion 24th June 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By catkins
Re: One of the problems with the Subaru Forester.....

Having had estate cars for some years, Iíve tended to keep a plastic garden gravel tray in the boot, as itís useful for mucky boots, odds & ends that need containing, and even camera gear!
As an...
Forum: Telephoto 23rd August 2017
Replies: 264
Views: 66,518
Posted By catkins
Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Another obvious advantage of the mZuiko 300mm Pro is wildlife, which is a whole new field for me, so I'm loving the challenges!

Kestrel photobombed by a Swallow ...
Forum: Telephoto 23rd August 2017
Replies: 264
Views: 66,518
Posted By catkins
Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Cheers, that said, the helicopters flew so close overhead that I probably could have used every Pro lens going! But ... the 300mm (& teleconverter) gets the distant to medium range shots and that's...
Forum: Telephoto 23rd August 2017
Replies: 264
Views: 66,518
Posted By catkins
Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

A couple of recent examples of work with the E-M1 MkII, MC-14 teleconverter and mZuiko 300mm Pro
An USNavy Seahawk from aircraft carrier CVN-77 USS George W Bush and a Royal Navy Wildcat on Exercise...
Forum: Olympus Pen Lite E-PL6 15th May 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3,447
Posted By catkins
Re: Advice on E-PL6

I found it to be a really useful and under-rated workhorse, with it being used as backup to my E-M1 or in its own right for street photography, travel landscapes etc. I tended to use it with the...
Forum: Photo challenges 16th April 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 17,123
Posted By catkins
Re: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Monthly Photo Challenge April 2017

Of course it'll be a comfortable flight!

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab79/justswanningaround/Spadeadam%20electronic%20warfare%20range/FDE15534-F5A3-48F3-8BBC-B67AADFD1160_zpsmqz0aras.jpg...
Forum: The lounge 1st February 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By catkins
Re: EM1 MK2 first price drop

And there is occasional secondhand availability which, this soon after release, can mean a pristine camera for a slightly better price!
Forum: The lounge 31st January 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3,915
Posted By catkins
Re: Can the real Teresa May .... An Apology

I think we're all learning and re-evaluating things that perhaps in the past could be seen to be 'banter' (maybe even so, questionable) but that Dwonold Clump has turned into a much more threatening...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 30th January 2017
Replies: 7
FOUND Heads Up
Views: 749
Posted By catkins
Re: Heads Up

Dewi9 - well all I can say is that I found the post useful as I've been keeping an eye out for an E-M5 MkII grip (even though this was a MkI version) so thought to check their website and then, like...
Forum: Telephoto 3rd December 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,580
Posted By catkins
Re: Problem with 300mm f/4 and E-M1

I've used both manual, C-AF and S-AF fairly extensively while testing out the 300mm Pro and have not had any lock outs on the E-M1. This includes continuous sequences of shots on the highest drive...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 1st December 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,684
Posted By catkins
Re: EM-1 Update

Have you tried it with the 300mm Focus Limiter set to 1-4m option (i.e. For use just with the closest focus range)? I haven't checked to see if there are any limitations but I'd assume with that lens...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 14th November 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By catkins
Re: What is the 'mileage' of your E-M1?

Well I guess it won't help when my E-M1 has been to Portugal for various works including shutter problem that involved replacement .. but I'm at 17741 which I guess is since the Dec 2015 shutter unit...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2nd November 2016
Replies: 80
Views: 11,248
Posted By catkins
Re: Confirmed: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Will Start Shipping in Early December

It'll be quite a significant hit pricewise £1850 by the time you add in the battery grip £280 (essential if using bigger lenses), 3 extra batteries at £75 each & assuming that one battery comes with...
Forum: Events 19th September 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 14,303
Posted By catkins
Re: I'm at the big Olympus Photokina launch!

Having been one of the early sufferers of the E-M1 camera strap lug detachment, one of the interesting external changes for me is the offset location of the camera strap lugs on the new MkII ... and...
Forum: Events 19th September 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 14,303
Posted By catkins
Re: I'm at the big Olympus Photokina launch!

121 all cross type AF points whether phase detection and contrast AF, covering a 80% x 70% of the sensor ... now that alone sounds so much better for especially my Low Level Aviation photography, and...
Forum: Events 19th September 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 14,303
Posted By catkins
Re: I'm at the big Olympus Photokina launch!

Oh well, let's just give it a new name as a brand new Pro spec camera, and then all the previous denials of an E-M1 MkII makes sense!
Looking forward to hearing your views and updates from the...
Forum: The lounge 29th July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 6,227
Posted By catkins
Re: 12-100 f4 Pro lens coming

The non-Pro lenses are quite or more than capable for so many situations, and I like the fact that the Pro lenses had a logical sequencing with one or two major gaps that I await with minor...
Forum: Telephoto 23rd July 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By catkins
Re: Olympus have patented two new zoom lenses.

Based upon my use of an old 4/3rds Sigma 70-200mm APO EXII f2.8 with MMF3 and EC14 teleconvertor for low level military aviation, I'd tend to agree with the ideal of a 150-300mm f2.8 Pro lens. For my...
Forum: Accessory talk 17th April 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,997
Posted By catkins
Re: Battery box ?

Hi, I posted a thread about boxes that I found for my BLN-1 batteries at http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41183&highlight=Battery+box
Cheers
Forum: The lounge 26th February 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By catkins
Re: New lenses

Glad to hear (or should that be, see) that the op. has gone well - it's amazing what modern technology can do, so it's pleasing that there is something better than Zuiko lenses!
Forum: Introduce yourself 22nd February 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,420
Posted By catkins
Re: How to become a professional photographer?

I've only had a chance to have a quick look through, but that certainly looks very comprehensive, with very useful advice & ideas for anyone looking to a career in photography.
Probably the only...
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