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Forum: General photography discussion 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 211
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-M5 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Anyone lose their eyepiece off their em-5?

Similarly, I use a small rubber band for the same purpose.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 349
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 260
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By MikeOxon
Version 3 Stacking improvement

V3 firmware brought an increase from 8 to 15 exposures when using in-camera focus stacking. I found this enhancement very useful when photographing a very 3-dimensional Toad Lily (Tricyrtis) flower....
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New territory for me - E-M1 shutter stuck!

Mine stuck and didn't respond to 'percussive maintenance' It was repaired by Olympus as just within its extended warranty. I then part-exchanged it for a Mk.ii - no problems with that, so far ...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: More than one camera

My first Olympus was an E-M5, which I took to Borneo and shot loads of things. including many birds. See http://home.btconnect.com/mike.flemming/Sabah2015/Sabah2015.htm for examples.



It...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: More than one camera

My iPhone is my main backup but I also have my old E-M5 which has stood-in a few times when my E-M1 needed repair. No problems so far with my E-M1-ii though.
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 323
Views: 28,376
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Saturn is looking good in the Southern sky at present. It's nice to be able to take astro photos in reasonable warmth!


https://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Saturn_20190830.jpg...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 762
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 276
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: Introduce yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

Welcome from another one-time Pentax user (a Spotmatic from only 46 years ago), although I came to Olympus via Nikon DSLRs.

I do feel that Olympus missed a trick when they launched their 300mm f/4...
Forum: Foto Fair 14th August 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 538
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Jensen Interceptor

FF - Ferguson Formula - was developed for racing cars and a Coventry Climax won a race with Stirling Moss at the wheel but the system was banned for Formula 1. It was developed by the same Ferguson...
Forum: Foto Fair 14th August 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 538
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Jensen Interceptor

I never seem to be able to 'do' cross-eye stereo but, once I've swapped the images over, I see the stereo very well! The interior view is excellent in stereo. I remember the earlier Jensen 541 but...
Forum: The lounge 13th August 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Is the Olympus Camera Menu Complex?

I suggest that the Olympus menus are 'comprehensive' rather than 'complex'. There are so many things that can be adjusted, should you wish to. The difficulty arises because the function you want is...
Forum: Introduce yourself 12th August 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New to Olympus

Either link to photos on another website (e.g.Flickr) or upload them into the Gallery on this site (a menu on the header bar). From the Gallery you can copy a link to paste into a forum post.*chr
Forum: General accessories 12th August 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 363
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: Introduce yourself 11th August 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: New to Olympus

I made the same change a few years ago. Once you've found the Highlight/Shadow displays in the finder, you'll wonder how you ever managed without them *chr
Forum: The lounge 11th August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you really enjoy classical music, I suggest that you have to be prepared to pay! On the other hand, there are often opportunities to find 'not the latest' model being sold for a reasonably low...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 8th August 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: C-AF preferring the background

You can downloaded the firmware files from https://lightsnowdev.com/Olympus/OMD/OMD-E-M1II.html then copy the (large) file to an SD card after re-naming as per the instructions.


Save your...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 8th August 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Turn off instant playback

It's down in the Set Up [spanner] menu under Rec View - turn off or set the time interval you want *chr
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 7th August 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: C-AF preferring the background

I only tend to turn to C-AF for fast moving subjects like birds in flight. For subjects like Seals (recently photographed in the Scillies)

I prefer S-AF, which is very fast to acquire on the...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 6th August 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: panasonic lenses

I use the 100-400 on my E-M1 Mk.ii with no problems other than that, as noted previously, one cannot use Pro-capture L mode.
Forum: The lounge 4th August 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 668
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: If Sensor Size Doesn't Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

The PF 300 f/4 came out just after I switched to Olympus and, when the Oly 300 f/4 turned out to be much larger and heavier, I wondered if I'd done the right thing!

I wish Olympus would embrace...
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd August 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: F Stop.............!!

Super shot, Paul - I've never thought of stacking fish-eye shots*chr
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