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Forum: Foto Fair 6th January 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By brian1208
Re: Waxwings

I'm still waiting to see this species and these pics make me impatient, they are beautiful birds, thanks for sharing
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd January 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By brian1208
Re: Boxing Day Turnstones

Lovely shots of these busy little birds Ron, great to have them posed on the wall like that
Forum: Foto Fair 20th December 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By brian1208
Re: An Obliging Goldcrest

lucky you Ron and didn't you make a great shot when the opportunity arose.


Ours are the spawn of satan and even when they do finally rest its usually behind a branch of our tree where they...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 16,457
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

Hmm:


"The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th December 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By brian1208
Re: This is what I have been shooting most of this year

Thanks Jim, good thoughts for a crop but for me the pic needed to be as it as for its target audience.


I wanted to show the level of activity, interaction and the intensity of the sailing...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th December 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By brian1208
Re: Female Stonechat

They are definitely "the photographer's friend" and can always be relied on to show around here when nothing else is showing. I like these shots with the nice soft background and good detail
Forum: Foto Fair 6th December 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By brian1208
Re: Avon Beach Windsurf Festival Nov 2017

Mark, I promised to update you on what was done during the service of my mk2 and having just got it back looking like new, here is what they say they did:


Sensor Check


Images stabiliser...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th December 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By brian1208
Re: Avon Beach Windsurf Festival Nov 2017

Its part of the Olympus Pro Advanced service, the EM-1 mk2 + up to 3 pro lenses get a free service as part of the deal. In my case I just sent the 12-100 with it as the 40-150 pro is practically...
Forum: Foto Fair 16th March 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By brian1208
Re: Marsh Harrier or Buzzard?

from photographing our local Marsh Harriers my guess would be that they are all Marsh Harrier (note the word "guess" , 70 / 30 I reckon)
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1st March 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By brian1208
Re: Lockups with the E-M1 Mark II?

Having had severe lock-ups problems with my first copy of the EM-1 (replaced under warranty) I am delighted to report that after 57k+ shots I have had not one case of lock-up with the mk2

(I've...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 6th February 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,996
Posted By brian1208
Re: Has anyone had confirmation of the free experience day

I sent an e-mail off last week asking when we should hear about the final details, nothing back yet (and I have checked my Spam! :) )
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 28th December 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,271
Posted By brian1208
Re: E-M1 MkII Focus Point variations and C-AF

A better example of how CAF + TR holds focus when passing "Attracting" backgrounds (long range shots)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/440/31907483616_c6a811b61e_b.jpg...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 28th December 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,271
Posted By brian1208
Re: E-M1 MkII Focus Point variations and C-AF

I've just got back from a walk with the camera on our local Hengistbury Head reserve and found a limit for using CAF + Tracking.

By around 3.30 the light was getting very low and casting shadow...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 28th December 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,271
Posted By brian1208
Re: E-M1 MkII Focus Point variations and C-AF

for this shot I think it was 5 point cross with the green box active so I can watch it track the bird, mind you when I checked after the event the focus point shown isn't where I expected from the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 27th December 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,711
Posted By brian1208
Re: 4/3 Lenses on E-M1 II

Still enjoying learning how to get the best out of the mk2 + 100-400 Ron but for my kiting / windsurfing I'm totally comfortable with it. The new CAF and CAF + Tracking functions are almost...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2nd December 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,996
Posted By brian1208
Re: Has anyone had confirmation of the free experience day

I had confirmation of my Marwell day, but it went straight to my Spam folder so it took a few days to find. I know of several others who have had it do the same so it could be worth checking if...
Forum: Camera conference 3rd November 2016
Replies: 67
Views: 16,639
Posted By brian1208
Re: EM-1 MARK II review

I'm breaking from the trend and have placed my order already

Reasons?

- I had the money put aside from sale of my remaining canon kit and profit from our annual exhibition sales
- the spec and...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd October 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By brian1208
Re: I quite like 1600 ISO!

I'm finding that ISO 1600 is useful for my nature and watersport work too, clever cameras the EM's

I like this series of yours, the Gherkin and Street Face in particular grabbed my attention,...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th September 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By brian1208
Re: Kingfisher - Should I throw this back?

he looks almost embarrassed but is a fine looking fellow.

Love the detail and colour Dave
Forum: Foto Fair 29th August 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By brian1208
Re: What I've been doing recently

I didn't need one either Ed, then some unkind person showed me the shots they were getting ;)
Forum: Foto Fair 27th August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By brian1208
Re: Th Horse Woman

I love this on several levels

As a mono print it has a great tonal range and detail

The subject is great and the interaction between rider and horse is clear

but most of all, the...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th August 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By brian1208
Re: Got my EM-1 back and added the panny 100-400: first tests

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

First thoughts on how the two work together:

- it looks and feels like a well made professional lens (although the extending barrel feels like engineering...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th August 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By brian1208
Forum: Foto Fair 11th August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By brian1208
Re: Hairy planes?

shooting from the boat is a great location (so long as its not too windy! ) You will be a bit further out than previous years because of the new safety regs but the light will be in you favour,...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By brian1208
Re: Hairy planes?

Iso, welcome to the Bournemouth Air Festival (my local show :) )

A couple of tips, first if you are driving, get there early as parking fills up incredibly quickly. We usually park on the clifftop...
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