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Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By drmarkf
Re: The return ofÖ

Can't imagine what they'll find to satirise these days.
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Upcoming Exhibition

I suspect thatís got more to do with the fading skin elasticity and hardening political leanings of many human beings as they age, Jim :D

Sagging flesh, inked now-illegibly with decades old...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

Great news to hear you're seeing again!

That sounds an amazing trip.

Before the Mara workshop I spent 3 nights at Ololo Lodge in Nairobi National Park. I hadn't expected too much of this before...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By drmarkf
Portugal servicing

Just got one of my M1ii bodies back from the Oly Portugal centre after a full check & clean.

It was coming up to the end of its standard 3 year warranty (I don't have any of the Pro service...
Forum: The lounge 14th September 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Upcoming Exhibition

Fantastic!
Iíve got several trips to London for meetings in October, so Iíll definitely be able to go.
Forum: Foto Fair 13th September 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By drmarkf
Mara River Crossings

The second instalment of my Maasai Mara trip.

https://www.microcontrast.com/new-blog/2019/9/6/mara-river-crossings
Forum: Foto Fair 1st September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Great Migration, Maasai Mara - introductory post

Sure, Dave, the Wild-Eye GM trip is expensive, but frankly IMHO you'd be wasting your money doing it under your own steam, as I think I'll be able to demonstrate in some later posts.

For a...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By drmarkf
Great Migration, Maasai Mara - introductory post

I've done a short introductory blog post on my recent 10-day safari trip to Kenya, a week of which was spent with a specialist photo company focussing on river crossings by the Great Migration in the...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 30th August 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By drmarkf
E-M1X £1999 at LCE

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/New/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-body_33093.html
Forum: General photography discussion 21st August 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 496
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: The lounge 19th August 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

Correct in my experience until now. However, I've just spent 7 days in the Mara Triangle in Kenya on a Wild-Eye Great Migration photographic safari, and I have to say that both sides of the river are...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 536
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 5th August 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 515
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 4th August 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 779
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 3rd August 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 843
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: 2,391
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: 432
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: 440
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: 385
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Otter Encounters

A lovely set, David.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 8th July 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 13,822
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: 5,861
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: 809
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: 809
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: 13,822
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: 8,204
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.
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