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Forum: General photography discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 188
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: General photography discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 381
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: Introduce yourself 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By drmarkf
Re: London calling...

Welcome!
I see you still use the original Pen occasionally - youíll find a few others on here that do the same.
If you are going to sell off your OM gear do advertise it here first, since several...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 600
Posted By drmarkf
Re: If Sensor Size Doesn't Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

I use Capture One, and when I need to go via TIFFs I do indeed use 16-bit when the target app will accept that.

Yes, you have clearly made a rational decision Ian, based on a proper test for your...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 734
Posted By drmarkf
Re: A beacon in the sea of political iniquity

Alternating current, maybe?

Positive by his exposure of war crimes perpetrated by the US military.
Negative for pretty much everything else.
Forum: Site news 17th July 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,163
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Amazon Prime Day is now live

Iíll do my annual donation, Ian, while encouraging everyone who benefits from this great site to do the same.
Forum: Foto Fair 10th July 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Berlin 2019

Love that Trabant trying to park on the bike rack! Understandable mistake I guess...

Nice scenes from a great, cosmopolitan, free-thinking city.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 9th July 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By drmarkf
Firmware 3.0 for dragonflies

Walti and I visited a local farm's wildlife area yesterday, Paul clutching his shiny new MC-20 and me with freshly-loaded firmware.

The reserve has several large, muddy & reedy pools, which are...
Forum: Foto Fair 8th July 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Otter Encounters

A lovely set, David.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 8th July 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 11,641
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

As expected hereís a balanced, detailed and useful review from the excellent Oly wildlife photographer Petr Bambousek:

http://www.sulasula.com/en/olympus-extender-mc-20-tc-2x-review/
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 28th June 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5,695
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Memory Card OM-D E-M1 Mark II suggestions

Yes, I still have a first generation WD Passport drive, which sucks up the contents of an SD card you stuff in the slot. I’ve found this reliable, but a bit clunky (the accompanying app has improved...
Forum: Foto Fair 26th June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By drmarkf
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Thanks, Phil.

I think thatís a Black-headed Heron by the way, from the dark feathers running up the back of the neck and along the face below the eye.
Forum: Foto Fair 24th June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By drmarkf
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Nice! Iíve got a couple of days there in August before my Maasai Mara trip.
Interesting images with the city in the background.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 24th June 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 11,641
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

Good article by Scott Bourne on teleconverters:

https://picturemethods.com/2019/06/24/teleconverter-basics/
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21st June 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 7,685
Posted By drmarkf
Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

Apparently thereís an undocumented feature in v3 that allows orf transfer via OI.Share. Iím not going to have chance to test that for a couple of days, but might be worth checking.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 20th June 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 11,641
Posted By drmarkf
Re: New MC 20 announced.

Some early results from an Oly Visionary wildlife photographer:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62804272

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62798644
Forum: The lounge 19th June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Another photography workshop!

Excellent work by student & teacher!

Iíve been on a couple of her wildlife workshops and thought both were fine value, and I learned masses. She works very hard all day.

I tried to go on one of...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My M1.2 has a New Wide Eye

There’s quite a lot of information around the web (and on this site) about Astro and how to optimise the particular balance of m4/3 advantages and disadvantages for it.
The basic settings for a...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,146
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Playing with PRO capture...

Nice, Paul!
I’d have thought you’d perhaps be OK at 1/2500 for that sort of shot - certainly worth trying that to eke out the ISO. If it’s not sharp enough, try another click faster, then another.
...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By drmarkf
Re: My M1.2 has a New Wide Eye

Very nice, Mark. I got a mint-condition second hand one last month from one of our reputable U.K. dealers and Iím pleased. I sold my Samyang to contribute to the cost - the Oly is optically a tad...
Forum: General photography discussion 24th May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Sony RX100

Pretty much everything has been covered here I think, although I had an original mk1 for a year or so when they first came out and Iíd add just two things that havenít been mentioned:

It wonít...
Forum: Software 9th May 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,672
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Adobe LR - no more updates - options?

Iíve used Capture One for the past 12 years, with Photoshop Elements used very occasionally when I need to move pixels round more seriously. I use Nik Silver eFex, Viveza, Color eFex and HDR eFex...
Forum: Foto Fair 8th May 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Abandoned cemetery

Churchyards, especially the unspoiled ones, are often difficult to image because theyíre such a jumble, but those are very well seen.
Forum: Foto Fair 8th May 2019
Replies: 2,211
Views: 475,021
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A blog post with a lot of Botswanan wetlands birds, taken last September but only recently processed.
...
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Peak District B&W

Amazing sky!
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