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Forum: The lounge 20th June 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 970
Posted By Wally
Exclamation Safer Computing: 19/06/2016

B U L L E T I N (ID: HKRI-AB4JGS)
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Security researchers have discovered a new strain of ransomware coded entirely in Java-script, which could increase its chances of being activated.Unlike...
Forum: Flash 19th June 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 7,497
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Macro flash

Ralph,

a) I have a set

b) It was years before I found one I could afford

c) I have never used them seriously, mainly because my subjects don't really need them.

d) Consider the thickness...
Forum: Photo challenges 12th June 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 4,879
Posted By MargaretR
Forum: Accessory talk 31st May 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,854
Posted By DavyG
Re: FR-2 Flash ring for the 60mm Macro

I have the FR-2 and paid a similar sum for it.

It's constructed of metal and plastic, the metal part being the end that screws into the filter ring at the front of the 60mm.

The FR-2 is a...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th May 2016
Replies: 2,872
Views: 1,930,350
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Ralph,

It is a larva of a seven spot ladybird Coccinella septempunctata.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 29th May 2016
Replies: 2,872
Views: 1,930,350
Posted By David M
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

The second looks like a Ladybird larvae but don't trust me, I'm going from memory, I don't have any reference books to hand.
Forum: Foto Fair 11th May 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By philjay
Re: Mercury Transit

Thanks guys it was a fascinating event, I took many pics but most with a dedicated CCD camera so didn't post on here, however I do enjoy doing full discs like this with the little Oly EM 10. With...
Forum: The lounge 11th May 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By Graham_of_Rainham
Another convert

http://steveashtonphotography.co.uk/2016/05/10/left-fuji-system-behind-moved-olympus/
Forum: Foto Fair 10th May 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By philjay
Mercury Transit

Thought you might like to see what all the fuss was about :D

Taken with the OM D EM10 mark 1, fitted with a x2 barlow lens to increase image size on the chip. Both chucked on the back of a Lunt...
Forum: Foto Fair 7th May 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tordan58
Osprey

While driving home I spotted this guy. I barely had time to deploy the setup before it was all over.

TS102 scope (700mm)
E-M5

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1167/P5060961.jpg
...
Forum: Dealers' Den 6th May 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,581
Posted By Phill D
Re: Olympus May cashback offer

It was Jessops, Park Cameras or Amazon. They were all the same 274 with the cash back.
Forum: Dealers' Den 4th May 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,581
Posted By pdk42
Olympus May cashback offer

Olympus have a cashback deal through May:

https://bonus.olympus.eu/customer-apply-for-promotion/?country_promotion=2&lng=en

The prize deal IMHO is 100 off the 9-18. Amazon are selling it for...
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd April 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,155
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Badgers (or shooting in the dark)

I have run this past Ralph by PM.

I have reworked the first image, believing it had more potential. The most surprising finding was that the noise level was about the same as my flash macro images...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th April 2016
Replies: 2,872
Views: 1,930,350
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

All these macros are really nice. It is good to see your enthusiasm and knowledge.

I have started seeing butterflies and will be hoping to get stuck in soon. I will try some of the macro stuff...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th March 2016
Replies: 2,307
Views: 489,594
Posted By art frames
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Hi Ralph,

Wanting to take pictures is half the battle. Take any birds you see and spend time trying to ID them later, we'll help. Knowledge of what they are will come. I am learning from a friend...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th March 2016
Replies: 2,307
Views: 489,594
Posted By KennyC
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I often take bird pictures through my double glazed Windows and I think you did very well. I usually get good images but with some very strange double image bokeh effects due to the glass. In fact I...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th March 2016
Replies: 2,307
Views: 489,594
Posted By Imageryone
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Some nice images for a first attempt, Ralph, well done for trying something new to you.
A couple of tips for taking through double glazing, although nothing is foolproof :)

Always make sure all...
Forum: Foto Fair 27th March 2016
Replies: 2,307
Views: 489,594
Posted By wornish
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Great shots.

#4 is the best for me.
Forum: The lounge 24th March 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 8,797
Posted By Zuiko
Re: One Down, Two To Go (Political)

Thanks Peter for answering the points raised by Nigel so comprehensively. I will just add a few observations of my own.

Nigel is right that the whole issue has become politicised and really that...
Forum: The lounge 23rd March 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 8,797
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: One Down, Two To Go (Political)

Since no one else has responded to your points I will hold up my hand and tell you that I am the sole carer for both my daughter, who has learning disabilities and my wife who is now physically...
Forum: Photo challenges 27th February 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 9,349
Posted By MargaretR
Re: Photo Challenge 80 - Flowers

Well, closing date just passed, so now the results!

There were more entries for this one than for several recent competitions, so that's great, and let's keep it up for the future ones - thanks to...
Forum: The lounge 6th February 2016
Replies: 116
Views: 11,689
Posted By pdk42
E-M1 and Sony A7R comparison (warning - lots of images)

As per my post on "Buying into another system", here are some comparison shots I've made with my E-M1 and a Sony A7R. The E-M1 had the Oly 17mm f1.8 fitted, the Sony the Zeiss 35mm f2.8.

All the...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 4th February 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mdb2
Metabones MB_EF-m43-BT2 adapter ( SMART)

I do a lot of nature photography so On Tuesday of this week I decided I must find out more about the above adapter. Therefore a drive out to park camera was a must, not before ringing them to...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 1st February 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,430
Posted By ayewing
Guide to firmware 4.0 E-M1

I came across this guide to the latest firmware 4.0. http://friedmanarchives.com/~download/1me/E-M1_Firmware_4.pdf

As those of us who have already installed this firmware know it considerably...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th January 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By OM USer
A Couple with the 300mm F4

I had a chance to play with the 300mm F4 on my E-M5 Mk1 courtesy of Olympus and the PEN-F launch.

The lighting was drab and flat. Consequently "The Gherkin" and "Canary Wharf" shots showed very...
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