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Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 270
Views: 26,771
Posted By birdboy
Re: Astro Photos

Generally speaking for astrophotography cold nights are much better because the sensor temperature will be lower, and its the heat in the sensor that makes the noise generally. The longer you keep...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 270
Views: 26,771
Posted By birdboy
Re: Astro Photos

Mark It was a visit to your country that got me into astrophotography. We had a silver service dinner at Uluru (Ayers Rock). The night sky was just so amazing I tried to take a picture and failed...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 270
Views: 26,771
Posted By birdboy
Re: Astro Photos

After months of deliberation I decided to upgrade my mount and change to a mirror lens but still use my mirrorless OMD EM1 MKII camera.

I have gone for the iOptron CEM25EC with an iOptron RC6...
Forum: Foto Fair 6th May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By birdboy
Re: The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

That's great wide angle framing Phil. Gives the Flying Scotsman a presence in its lanscape.*chr
Forum: Foto Fair 1st May 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Chers Dave. I tried the flats calibration files and found them limiting. First I found dust bunnies can move when I change the battery and you need flats exactly as your camera and lens are...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th April 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Thanks Dave

For this image I only used 15 dark frames in DSS. I also processed it without dark frames and to be honest I can only see a slight improvement over the dark frame subtraction. I think...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th April 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) with NGC 5195 on its arm. 31 million light years away:eek: One nights worth of imaging.

Olympus Em5 MKII 300mm f4 + MC14 1600; 143 x 60sec about the size limit this...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st April 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Phil You can get great images of galaxies and nebula with shorter slower lenses. What have you got? But I would suggest that you put what Oly lenses you have in Stellarium and have a look around the...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th April 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Here's M101 the Pinwheel Galaxy using the above setup. Oly OMD EM1 MKII 300mm F4 MC 14. 192 x 60 sec ISO1600 stacked in DSS processed in Startools.

M101 is about twice the size of the Needle...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th April 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Just like to add to what Dave has already said. Yes such an image is possible with Oly equipment and a Star Adventurer with many riders. It would need an 300mm F4 lens + the MC1.4. You would need...
Forum: General photography discussion 18th March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By birdboy
Unhappy Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

I have just tried ISOBKT with my EM1 MKI and it takes 3 images, althoug I only hear one shutter press and if you you a 1 sec shutter it clearly takes 3 secs to take the picture. However I do find...
Forum: General photography discussion 18th March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

My understanding is that bracketing does not merge the images. With ISOBKT it takes the 3 frames with whatever ISO value you have set +/- the step. It only takes one shutter button press to create...
Forum: General photography discussion 17th March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

I thought it took several images at different ISO's and merged them in camera, so yes I think it does apply different levels of gain (pre ADC).
Forum: General photography discussion 17th March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO is Fake - Seriously

I would say that the video is misleading. As someone who is into astrophotography I have really tried to understand the ISO effect. From what I have read from trusted sources and books for Olympus...
Forum: Software 17th March 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By birdboy
Re: Olympus Workspace - first update.

Thanks Ross just updated mine. Interestingly when I launched Olympus Workspace it did not offer me an update! I for one like OW over OV3 I mainly use it when taking astrophotography images and it...
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd March 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Agree Sharpcap is amazing. I would go as far as saying you need remote focusing to do this stuff it is essential. Touching the scope or even cables to get sub 2 arc second precision on portable...
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd March 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

here you go Jim

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/B3020254.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/102048)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/B3020252.jpg...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st March 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

*chr Dave

The round stars are the product of the Olympus 300mm lens perfect polar alignment using Sharpcap and PHD2 guiding which I am getting sub 2 arc seconds. I keep looking at going your...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st March 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 27,513
Posted By birdboy
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Been a bit quite on here recently but had a rare few clear nights recently so had a good go at the Bodes galaxy (M81) and Cigar galaxy (M82).

All taken with EM1 MKii and 300mm f4 + MC14. PHD2...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th January 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2,710
Posted By birdboy
Re: Considering upgrading to the Mark II and have a few questions.

The first image was from Rockingham during one of Olympus's experience days. The bike iamges from the Isle of Man Classic TT 2017.

I only use Low anti-shock sequential frame rate about 5-7 fps in...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 30th January 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2,710
Posted By birdboy
Re: Considering upgrading to the Mark II and have a few questions.

I had the E5 and upgraded to the EM1 for motorcycle racing and cars. When panning and trying to follow the cars/bikes the EM1 was very poor compared to E5. I could never get good results with CAF...
Forum: Software 30th January 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By birdboy
Olympus Capture v2.0

So Oly have released a new version of Olympus Capture v 2.0. When it opens its asks if you want cable or wi-fi connection (in ready for E-M1X?) Being that both the EM1s and Em5s have wi-fi for...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 29th January 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By birdboy
Re: M1X has a heat pipe.

The review above claims that the heat pipe keeps the sensor cool:confused:

"An integrated 'heat pipe' helps keep the sensor cool while shooting bursts or videos for a long period of time."

I...
Forum: The lounge 29th January 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 1,610
Posted By birdboy
Re: Which words do you struggle to spell?

organism :eek:
I've been know to pronounce it wrong as well as spell it wrong!
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 29th January 2019
Replies: 659
Views: 76,614
Posted By birdboy
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Watching many reviews now I am beginning to think that the E-M1X will really come into its own once Olympus has in the shops lenses of 400mm+. I am thinking that those of us with the E-M1 II will...
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