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Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Scotland - recommendation about itinerary

Many thanks all for the recommendations and advice, I am in the process of reading resources on Internet and studying maps.

The rather arbitrary 2 hour limit spent driving on average is to give...
Forum: Announcements 1 Day Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,308
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

Robin Wong latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m3QxEM2YY0
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Tordan58
Field test of MC-20 + 300 F/4

I recently ordered and got delivered an MC-20 and decided to put it to a field test today. The light was good with slight overcast skies however it was quite windy. After an hour or two trecking, I...
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Tordan58
Scotland - recommendation about itinerary

Hi,

Even though this is not a travel forum I'd like to ask this nice community about suggestions on a suitable itinerary in Scotland.

The idea is to make a DIY trip to celebrate a birthday...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Transit of Mercury 2019 - a few photos

Quite impressive. I am intrigued by the recipe for the home-made solar filter.
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Blackbird with Berries

Nice feather detail on these ones.
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Olympus OI share

Dave,

After you enabled WiFi (Menu Wrench->WiFi Settings->WiFi Connect Settings->Private) and then Menu Playback->"Connect to Smartphone" after a short while the camera will have started WiFi and...
Forum: Telephoto 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Rumour 70-250 & Oly 100-400

Reason/s for Olympus to produce a 100-400 with performance and price tag in par with the Panasonic Leica (F/6.3) would be an offering with dual IS compatible on Olympus cameras. Let's hope they also...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Tordan58
Guadeloupe carnival

Street photography is not my genre however I was lucky to be in the right place when there was a qualifier event preceding the Grande Finale taking place every year on Mardi Gras. At least 10 teams,...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Does anyone have the MC-20 Teleconverter in stock?

FWIW it seems a batch has recently reached Sweden the past days as several retailers have started to list them as in stock. Hopefully, there is a batch on its way to the UK as well, if not already...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Tordan58
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Tordan58
Tirana

Earlier this year I made a round trip through Albania, a country with a dark history. Before venturing deeper into the country I made a visit to the capital, an exciting and friendly city with...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Bearded reedlings revisited

Beaded reedlings, or bearded tits due to the similarity with the Long-tailed tit. Either works.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearded_reedling
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Tordan58
Re: An amble in the woods

I can see it.

The file is stored on Dropbox at this address: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pslhaf8mnj93ax/Skipton%20Woods_1.jpg?dl=1

It could be that you need a Dropbox account to be able to...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Tordan58
Bearded reedlings revisited

I revisited the same location this morning with full focus(!) on the Bearded reedlings hoping to see them again and during the two hour session, I had several observations of a flock with at least...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Tordan58
Finally... Panurus biarmicus!

Finally, after numerous visits to this place, I managed to locate two couples of Bearded reedlings. The last time I spotted them here was 5 years ago and I must have been passing by the place a...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Tordan58
Re: E-M1 ii with 4/3rds lenses

There is a forum member with nickname "katran" who shared very nice photos taken using the 50-200 SWD + EC20. His recipe for success is to stop down to F/9.
...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Tordan58
Re: E-M1 ii with 4/3rds lenses

I have the MK1 and MK2 and the 12-60 and 50-200 SWD. The AF performance/responsiveness is good for all the combinations however I had to calibrate the AF for it to become accurate, all combinations...
Forum: Telephoto 6th October 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Tordan58
Re: 4/3 50-200 f2.8

I tested too and can confirm Pro Capture L is disabled.

Pro Capture H is enabled though so Pro Capture can be used when the distance to subject is static. (That's what I meant with AF-S in my...
Forum: Camera conference 6th October 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Tordan58
Re: More Interest in M4/3 Recently?

To answer that question... first we need to agree on what you refer to with "spotting scope".

The focal length of the scope is the distance between the front lens and the point where the light...
Forum: Telephoto 6th October 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,511
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Olympus developing a new 500mm lens?

That's what I meant with mammals in my previous post. When in Tanzania I found the 50-200 extremely useful, that was before I had the 40-150. For European conditions I agree longer focal length is...
Forum: Foto Fair 6th October 2019
Replies: 2,341
Views: 495,793
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Bar-headed goose(!) among a flock of roosting Graylag geese. Not the best of shots, taken from quite some distance. Still, my first sighting ever of this central Asian species.
...
Forum: Camera conference 6th October 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Tordan58
Re: More Interest in M4/3 Recently?

Tom Boyer explains in this video why he switched to Olympus. In all a very positive review of the m4/3 system used for bird photography.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPmihWRyoNQ

As I travel...
Forum: Telephoto 5th October 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,511
Posted By Tordan58
Re: Olympus developing a new 500mm lens?

I agree a zoom would be the right choice when it comes to wildlife (mammals). Or possibly a shorter telephoto, the 300mm often has too narrow angle of view. Now, Olympus don't offer any high grade...
Forum: Telephoto 5th October 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Tordan58
Re: 4/3 50-200 f2.8

Hi,

"Pro Capture low" should not be constrained by the choice of lens. What may take some time is the initial focus acquisition as it is a 4/3 lens, however, once focus has been acquired the...
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