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Forum: Foto Fair 52 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Iíve done a few game walks, in several SA parks and in Malawi. On none of them have we walked more than a mile or three, but the Pafuri camp specialises in longer ones, and there are some other areas...
Forum: Foto Fair 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Great.
We must get back to the Kruger, too.
I'd fancy spending at least a day or two doing the walking safaris available in the north of the Park - Pafuri is one of the places, I think.
Forum: The lounge 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Upcoming Exhibition

Fantastic!
Iíve got several trips to London for meetings in October, so Iíll definitely be able to go.
Forum: Foto Fair 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Yes, I strongly agree everyone should go at least once if they can possibly afford it (and David has given some wonderful advice on how to do it as economically as possible). The SA Rand is one of...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Many thanks, everyone.
Frankly it was difficult not to get decent images with the opportunities on offer plus the experienced advice from the Wild-Eye photo guides and drivers.

The Oly gear...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By drmarkf
Mara River Crossings

The second instalment of my Maasai Mara trip.

https://www.microcontrast.com/new-blog/2019/9/6/mara-river-crossings
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Great Migration, Maasai Mara - introductory post

Sure, Dave, the Wild-Eye GM trip is expensive, but frankly IMHO you'd be wasting your money doing it under your own steam, as I think I'll be able to demonstrate in some later posts.

For a...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By drmarkf
Great Migration, Maasai Mara - introductory post

I've done a short introductory blog post on my recent 10-day safari trip to Kenya, a week of which was spent with a specialist photo company focussing on river crossings by the Great Migration in the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By drmarkf
Re: E-M1X £1999 at LCE

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Yes, I had a flicker of interest, but I know I’m better off waiting for one of several possibilities: M5iii; M1iii; 150-400; 1X to have its first firmware update (including working BIF AI) and...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By drmarkf
E-M1X £1999 at LCE

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/New/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-body_33093.html
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Shorebirds

Lovely light and fine, creative use of your viewpoint!
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By drmarkf
Re: ISO limits for prints

Yes, I can certainly get better results than they list there for my E-M1ii (and by extrapolation to similar bodies for my Sony A7S and Fuji X70) but by use of a raw processor and when necessary,...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By drmarkf
Re: S-AF+MF not available

I love 3.1. Several individually small but real-world useful tweaks that I use every day.
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By drmarkf
ISO limits for prints

This in my view is a breath of fresh air: theyíve effectively applied real-world image standards to the runaway technology led rat-race. The methodology can be criticised in various ways (and Iím...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

Correct in my experience until now. However, I've just spent 7 days in the Mara Triangle in Kenya on a Wild-Eye Great Migration photographic safari, and I have to say that both sides of the river are...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

>> Hunting wild animals will always be controversial but I'm not opposed to it in principle. Botswana has recently introduced limited hunting of elephants because with unfenced parks there can be...
Forum: General accessories 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Third party batteries for the EM1ii (and EM1X)

Iíd say it was hard to compare different brandsí life unless youíre doing exactly the same things each time, for the same length of time. Mkii original batteries last me 2.5 - 3h to get below 20%...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By drmarkf
Re: A few Hours in London

Fantastic set. You have a great eye for images in complex built environments.

It would be fun to discuss exactly where each of us would crop these scenes (weíd probably all come up with something...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Rolling shutter example, add yours

Yes, that's it.

If I know I'm going to be shooting people in a museum, shop, shopping mall or gallery I quite often take my Fuji X70 - it has a leaf shutter which is almost silent and isn't...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By drmarkf
Re: F Stop.............!!

For sure, but getting them past first base by knowing where 'equivalence' lies in that area makes a huge difference, otherwise m4/3 has one arm tied behind its back.
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Rolling shutter example, add yours

For any others new to mirrorless, silent shutter can also cause banding problems under certain types of CFT and LED lighting. This is common in shops and museums these days, and is also sometimes...
Forum: General accessories 6th August 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Emulux Combi Filters

Yes, that would be convenient and not too expensive (£42 for the 12-100).
Some variable ND filters give artefacts in some skies due to their use of crossed polarisers, so what might happen with...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By drmarkf
Re: F Stop.............!!

My experience with several camera club members who have added or switched to m4/3 from FF gear is that they keep their old habits at first, and don’t take advantage of the dof advantages of the...
Forum: Foto Fair 6th August 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Honey Bee on Verbena

Cracker.
Extension tubes with the 40-150 and 300 Pros work a treat for this sort of thing and you can maintain a distance that stops you disturbing the insect (or getting stung!).
Iíve been...
Forum: Olympus Pen E-PL8 6th August 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Jessops deal: E-PL8 £150 off and you can claim a free 45 f/1.8

Thatís a killer deal if some or all of the components suited.

Iíve forwarded the link to one of our camera club members who was looking for a cheap m4/3 body to have converted for IR. The EZ is a...
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