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Forum: General photography discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Un-Distorting Edges of Wide Angle Images

I'm surprised that the article in the link states that there's no Photoshop filter to do this.

I frequently use the Filter | Distort | Spherize - Horizontal Only menu to do exactly this! A...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

I think that the last British Ghost (Epipogium aphyllum) was seen in Herefordshire in 2009, the previous sighting having been in 1982. There are sites in Switzerland where this species is...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

Many thanks for your clarification. I use stacking frequently for my flower photos and find it very effective - worth a try, in my opinion, especially since you have all the relevant kit.

The...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: MyOlympus updated terms of use

I actually read both versions :eek: I copied them and laid them side by side to look for the differences.


The new version is much longer because it has a large section under '11. Data...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Focus Stacking

The 'focus differential' in the stacking menu relates to the depth of field for the lens setting in use. The individual focus steps are 1X, 2X, 3X etc of the depth of field calculated by the camera....
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 10th September 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Version 3 Stacking improvement

I usually use a tripod for this type of photography. I find that I need to have the camera fixed, while I manoeuvre the subject, to get the angle and the lighting as I want them. I often place the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 27th August 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Card slot settings..............

Same here - and if the little tab breaks off altogether, I cut a little sliver of plastic and super-glue that into the slot on the card.
Forum: General photography discussion 22nd August 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Harvard-metalens-better-than-human-eye

Try the original Harvard Gazette link : https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/02/researchers-combine-artificial-eye-and-artificial-muscle/


It looks interesting but could take quite a while...
Forum: General accessories 12th August 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Tripod pricing error?

I don't know who owns the Rollei name nowadays but I notice this is actually by 'Fotopro'. The Fotopro FPH-420 looks extremely similar and is priced at 89.99 in black on Amazon.
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd August 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: F Stop.............!!

Diffraction limiting of sharpness is a complex subject that depends on many factors, including pixel size and how the image is viewed. There are some calculations on the 'Cambridge in Colour'...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21st July 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Extended Warranties

I had quite a lot of trouble with my E-M1 Mk.i so was very pleased to receive a 3-year extension as part of the deal when I bought my Mk.ii.

I sincerely hope that the Mk.ii incorporates lessons...
Forum: The lounge 20th July 2019
Replies: 30
HELP! Pop Up Scam?
Views: 842
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Pop Up Scam?

That's not good news. If you think it is because something was left behind after all your removal efforts, I suggest you try using the Kaspersky Rescue Disk - but make sure you download it directly...
Forum: Wide angle 16th July 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Shortage of Prime Utlra Wides

My emergency small lens when I want to 'fit everything in' is my 6.5mm f/2 Meike fisheye, which I describe in this post: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=49035
Forum: The lounge 14th July 2019
Replies: 30
HELP! Pop Up Scam?
Views: 842
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Pop Up Scam?

There's a known McAffee scam - see https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-your-mcafee-subscription-has-expired-today-popup/
Forum: Foto Fair 11th July 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: The Compliant Admiral

Extraordinary shots! I'm not usually keen on flash shots of butterflies but the way the light has caught the blue scales is remarkable. How about having a go at stacking?
Forum: Foto Fair 30th June 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 28,693
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

... a great time of year for setting the sky in context with a well-chosen foreground. An inspirational shot :)
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 29th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Battery suggestions E-M1

I find that the Expro 'white' series work very well on both my E-M5 and E-M1, and seem fully compatible with both the cameras and Olympus chargers
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 27th June 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5,851
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

I note that Lexar 1000X UHS-II 64GB cards are now below 16 on Amazon. (Not market place)
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 24th June 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Back in business

I believe that the E-M5ii battery is the same as that in the E-M1, for which there are plenty of reasonably-priced, fully-compatible spares. I have had no problems with ExPro batteries in my E-M1...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd June 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 8,167
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

If you have a card reader, you can download the upgrade from https://lightsnowdev.com/Olympus/faq.html and then use an SD card to load the firmware into the camera.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 22nd May 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Advice on lenses

My first Olympus kit contained the 12-50mm, the 40-150mm, and the 45mm f/1.8. This trio of lenses served me very well, until I found a need for something longer. You already have a 70-300mm, so...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: My M1.2 has a New Wide Eye

I like fish-eyes a lot. As well as exploiting the fish-eye effect, the results can be 'rectilinearised' in software to give an equivalent (or wider) result to 'conventional wide-angle lenses. I have...
Forum: Introduce yourself 25th April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Return to Olympus

Welcome, Bruce. My first EM Olympus was a similar kit that they once did for the E-M5. I bought it for a trip to Borneo, when I just couldn't face the thought of lugging around my Nikon gear! The...
Forum: Foto Fair 15th April 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 28,693
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

On the basis of advice from this forum and other sources, I bought a 'Sky Watcher' Star Adventurer Pro Kit. This seems to represent an excellent compromise between cost and quality of construction. ...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 12th April 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Monochrome raw files

RAW-format files are not always raw! They include additional data that inform the processor about settings relating to the lens in use and choices made by the user. Many RAW converters apply this...
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