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Forum: Looking for improvement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Silhouette Macro

No worries, I'm happy to receive constructive comments :)

I was using that set-up in the expectation of shooting damselflies by our pond and find that it gives sufficient working distance to avoid...
Forum: Looking for improvement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Silhouette Macro

You're right on both counts but I couldn't think of a better way to describe it. Unfortunately, to get closer to the hoverfly I would have had to stand in the pond. As I explained in the OP, this was...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Damselflies attracted to our pond

Many thanks for the kind comments and the ID :)

The large reds were by far the most abundant, three pairs mating simultaneously at times, but there were also some blue/green ones (male/female?) in...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By JohnGG
Damselflies attracted to our pond

This has been a good year for damselflies at our pond, which is now well established in its third summer. We have seen several husks left behind by newly emerged critters but have always been just to...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Silverstone Moto GP 2019

Absolutely cracking shots, nos. 1, 5, 9 & 13 are my favourites, I just love panning shots from the inside, but they are all excellent *yes

Cheers,

JohnGG
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By JohnGG
Re: E-M1X 1999 at LCE

I clicked "Thanks" but now I'm in an agony of indecision, especially as I spent 599 on the 8mm f/1.8 just this afternoon ... I think it would be better to save for the 150-400 but this is so...
Forum: Looking for improvement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Silhouette Macro

Thank you, Phill & John, for your kind comments :)

Cheers,

JohnGG
Forum: Looking for improvement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By JohnGG
Silhouette Macro

I was sitting by our pond in the garden hoping for damselflies when I noticed a hoverfly perched in a shady area on the other side of the pond silhouetted against more distant sunlit foliage. I...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 2nd July 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By JohnGG
Re: MC 20 question...

Back in the days of film I took a similar series of shots, ranging IIRC from 21mm to 300mm, in preparation for a talk I gave at the local camera club. I also took a second series with the same lenses...
Forum: Foto Fair 16th June 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Some trees from February

The first is great, the second is damned near perfect *yes

Cheers,

JohnGG
Forum: Foto Fair 15th June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Echinopsis Hybrid Razzle Dazzle (Form)

I can't seem to get the hang of the stereo pairs. I can make the bottom set into a row of six blooms but I don't think that's what is intended :confused:

What is the recommended distance between...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By JohnGG
Re: The Yashica-Mat

I have my late father's Yashica-Mat. Unfortunately the shutter is broken; I had it repaired once but it failed again not long afterwards. It was given to my father by our elderly next-door neighbour,...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd May 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Another very rare butterfly having a good year

Excellent images *yes

I wish Olympus would make a MFT equivalent of the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 FT lens, compatible with the 1.4x & 2x converters, weather sealed and compatible with pro-capture. The...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Charger flashing amber. Normal?

I should have added that the light goes green when the battery is fully charged. I did have one Olympus battery that failed to charge, the orange light continued to flash even after several hours of...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Charger flashing amber. Normal?

Yes, that is normal for the E-M1ii charger. The frequency of the flashes changes as the charge increases.

Cheers,

JohnGG
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 2nd May 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By JohnGG
Re: E-M1X Terrific Red Kite Images

I used to travel up the A1 quite frequently when my daughter was at Leeds Uni and I often saw red kites near Stilton south of Peterborough. Somewhat flatter country than the Chilterns but something...
Forum: General photography discussion 20th April 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Recommended reading

I have been using Darktable for raw processing. Like RawTherapee it is a free, non-destructive raw editor with all changes being recorded in sidecar files. Again like RawTherapee, the UI takes a...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 20th April 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,423
Posted By JohnGG
Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

I'd like an EM1-X but I think I'll wait until Olympus do the customary "free grip" offer :confused:

Cheers,

JohnGG
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 14th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Can you save/store AF point by orientation?

If I have understood the reviews correctly, this seems to be a feature of the new E-M1X. It would be nice if this functionality could be added to the E-M1ii in a firmware update, perhaps even for the...
Forum: Photo challenges 27th November 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 5,208
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Steady Hand of the Year

Here are a couple from Crete, the harbour area of Agios Nikolaos by night. The combination of the E-M1 Mk2 and 12-100 f/4 is ludicrously capable of sharp, hand-held images at slow shutter speeds....
Forum: Telephoto 11th August 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 7,036
Posted By JohnGG
Re: New Olympus Patent: 400mm f4.0 MFT Lens

I have the Pana-Leica 100-400 and it is a cracking lens but if Olympus brought out an equivalent it would be tempting for two reasons. Firstly it would be nice to have image stabilisation in the lens...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 29th July 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Amazon deal? E-M1 Mark ii with free grip 1369

It is a very good deal but the wife would kill me if I went for it, especially as I already have one :o

Cheers,

JohnGG
Forum: Photo challenges 26th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 4,393
Posted By JohnGG
Re: Voting procedures...

With the "Thanks" and "Like" buttons we could implement a 1st, 2nd & 3rd voting scheme: both "Thanks" + "Like" = 1st; just a "Thanks" = 2nd; just a "Like" = 3rd. It might give more finely nuanced...
Forum: Photo challenges 21st July 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 12,673
Posted By JohnGG
Re: July 2018 Photo Challenge; Night Lights

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1714/NightLightsHQ.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/99815)

Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Cheers,

JohnGG

Edit: Substituted a higher quality...
Forum: General photography discussion 3rd November 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By JohnGG
Re: No medium telephoto primes

I agree, it really is a great lens but its great drawback on MFT is the lack of speed. It is slow to focus, although it is quicker on the E-M1 Mk 2 compared to the Mk 1, and it is glacially slow when...
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