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Forum: Photo challenges 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 3,354
Posted By MJ224
Re: October 2019 Photo Challenge: Beer

October 19 Photo Challenge Results: Beer

1st place =--------AMc----------------The Hotel------------------7 votes

1st place =--------Bikie John---------Busy Night----------------7 votes

1st...
Forum: Events 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Phill D
Re: Olympus Event in Belper Derbyshire

Specifically there were demos of pro capture used on lemon slices dropping into water and live composite for light painting. Very simple to do and extremely effective. Just need to get my a*** in...
Forum: Events 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By MJ224
Re: Olympus Event in Belper Derbyshire

I know you have mentioned that to me before Henry. But I think it limits the entry of submissions to those who have certain cameras. There is no reason why you cannot use these special functions in a...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,333
Posted By griffljg
Re: External SSD drive

Hi Mark,

A bit of a round-about tale, but here goes:

A couple of years ago, my then 6 year old iMac was getting unacceptably slow. I had already added a 4TB external mechanical drive to hold...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By Bikie John
E-M5 Mark III hands-on

London Camera Exchange have an E-M5 Mk III that they are taking on a tour of their branches. Ours must be one of the first as they have it today so I popped in for an anticipatory fondle.

I know...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 23rd August 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Ross the fiddler
Re: Focus Peaking shortcut to settings with Info key on E-M1 II

If you have Fn2 as default with Multifunction then that has Focus Peaking as one of the functions available & if selected then the Info key will show the options the same (in the E-M1 II at FW 3.1)....
Forum: General photography discussion 21st August 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By drmarkf
ISO limits for prints

This in my view is a breath of fresh air: they’ve effectively applied real-world image standards to the runaway technology led rat-race. The methodology can be criticised in various ways (and I’m...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20th August 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Ross the fiddler
Focus Peaking shortcut to settings with Info key on E-M1 II

On the E-M1 II (& E-M1 Mk I) have you been aware there is a shortcut to changing the AF Assist, Focus Peaking settings with the Info key?

Just move the AF ring to MF (on Pro lenses) & rotate the...
Forum: Photo challenges 15th August 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3,915
Posted By MJ224
Re: July 2019 Photo Challenge: Frozen (As in Action)

Thanks very much, I think the Challenge gives us all something to work for. There are others who might like to run the Challenge, I don't mind stepping down if that's the case. But am very happy to...
Forum: Site news 9th August 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By Ian
Exclamation 17th/18th August hosting Co. maintenance

Our site hosting company will be undertaking low level maintenance on its servers on the mornings of the Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August. This involves software maintenance that will require...
Forum: The lounge 4th August 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By IPWheatley
Re: If Sensor Size Doesn't Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

As someone who has bucked the trend so to speak, I recently switched from a crop sensor system to a full frame one. I chose this option for a couple of reasons, the main one being, as the majority of...
Forum: The lounge 2nd August 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By pdk42
Re: If Sensor Size Doesn't Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

There are really only two differences in theoretical terms:

- Larger sensors give shallower DoF for a given field of view. A 50mm lens on FF gives a similar field of view to 25mm on m43. Point...
Forum: Accessory talk 2nd August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By chris
Re: Ball head, bit of a different brand

The Dorr one comes with both options as standard, you can rotate the whole head or just the clamp. The benefit of the latter is that you don't need the tripod to be perfectly level, just the clamp...
Forum: The lounge 2nd August 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By Walti
Re: If Sensor Size Doesn't Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

Hi Henry

There are differences in performance between the 4/3 and 35mm sensors and systems.

Focal length, as you know there is a crop factor of 2 meaning that a 4/3 lens focal multiplied by 2...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 28th July 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By Phill D
Free Teach Yourself Astro Photography book pdf

A free digital pdf copy of Teach Yourself Astro Photography is available now for anyone interested. It does have plenty of advertising in it but there are a lot of nice images and quite a bit of...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th July 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By MJ224
Re: Visit to Papuma & Bromo 2019

Wow, Henry, some terrain you have there. And I bet you are as fit as a fiddle now.

Super photos...………...*chr
Forum: Foto Fair 19th July 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By Phill D
Re: Visit to Papuma & Bromo 2019

Excellent documentary of an impressive trip Henry. You've got some super images in there.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 18th July 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Growltiger
Re: Another stupid question.

It is sensible. It reckons that even if you want to underexpose so much, it should still show (just) what you are looking at. Otherwise there is no point in looking at the viewfinder.

What you...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th July 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By Phill D
Re: Visit to Papuma & Bromo 2019

Great that you got to the bottom of the problem in the end Henry. Hope you still had a great holliday it looks like a fantastic place.
Forum: Site news 9th July 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ian
Site changes - some, hopefully, minor interruptions this week

Long overdue, but I will be adding SSL security (EDIT: now completed) to the forum and gallery this week.

There will be some short periods when the site is not accessible, apologies in advance. I...
Forum: The lounge 8th July 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By wornish
Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

Try and let the exposures run for as long as possible. 2 or even more hours. If your battery holds out. If you have a spare battery you can do it in two runs as long as your camera is fixed on a...
Forum: The lounge 6th July 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

It's interesting that the North Star is so low compared to the U.K. latitude. Further evidence (if any is needed) of the Earth being a sphere (more strictly, an oblate spheroid!

Jim
Forum: The lounge 5th July 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Phill D
Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

Cheer up Henry I'm sure you'll have a great trip and still get some stunning shots.
Those two don't look too bad to me.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2nd July 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5,066
Posted By Growltiger
Re: So, is the AF better with firmware 3?

Try shining a powerful torch on it.
Forum: The lounge 28th June 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Bikie John
Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

Good luck Henry, I am sure you will bring us some stunning photos.

John
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