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Forum: General photography discussion 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 81
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 293
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 846
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 661
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
HELP! Pop Up Scam?
Views: 787
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: 1,078
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: 787
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: 386
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: 318
Views: 27,513
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: 834
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: 5,692
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: 951
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: 7,662
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: 1,458
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: 481
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: 1,267
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: 318
Views: 27,513
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: 832
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...
Forum: Foto Fair 9th April 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Blea tarn in the morning

I was there myself last week and took the same scenes but at the other end of the day, as the water calmed down for the night! Little Grebes were courting and calling one another continuously.
Forum: Foto Fair 8th April 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Woodland photography is difficult!!

I agree with you about the difficulty in getting good woodland shots. The slight mistiness (or even a little drizzle) does help to produce a 'depth' effect and I think you have made a very nice...
Forum: General accessories 26th March 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1,255
Posted By MikeOxon
Battery Status

I was browsing through the menus on my E-M1-ii (as you do) and came across the item 'Battery Status' in Cogs J2.

I've not seen this mentioned before (apologies if I've missed it) but it looks...
Forum: Flash 24th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By MikeOxon
Flash Diffuser

When I used Nikon, with their SB600 flashgun, I found that a Sto-fen flash diffuser was a very useful accessory.
I've just found an ultra-light, ultra-cheap solution, when using the flashgun bundled...
Forum: Events 20th March 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,981
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Panasonic 100-400 Photo Show saga. Buyers warning.

I bought my Pan100-400 soon after release and the 'fit' seems much the same as my other Oly lenses. Out of curiosity I photographed the mounts of both my Pan lens and my much-used Oly 12-50.

Forum: General photography discussion 17th March 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Did you know...

More info here: https://www.photographynews.co.uk/news/24-industry/344-olympus-launches-limited-edition-billingham-camera-bag
Forum: Foto Fair 12th March 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By MikeOxon
Re: Now Let Loose the Togs of War!

To save you from such a radical step as reading the manual, here's a diagram I once made for some other purpose:

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