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Forum: Wide angle 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Recomendation Wide Angle Lens 4thirds for E510 Olympus camera

I think the cheapest option will be the Zuiko Digital 9-18 mm lens, but I am not sure you will get one for 100. Ffordes Have one listed at 159, so I would expect a private sale on ebay to go for a...
Forum: Dealers' Den 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Can this price be for real?

Under the free delivery it says

'International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.'

Click in the info button an you get:

International delivery - items may be...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Extended Warranties

I agree with all your points. Both my EM1 Mk1s have been to Portugal to have faults fixed (rear dial and rubber grip falling off). Given this experience I would buy the extra warranty for the Mk 2...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 24,480
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: WARNING: E-M1 Camera body eyelet has come away from camera body!

My second EM1 Mk1 body went to Portugal last year to have the part of the rubber grip that had fallen off replaced under warranty. When it came back, the service report said the lugs had been...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 15th June 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: 14-54 mk 1 and ex 25?

The official Olympus line is that it is not useable on the 14-54 except at 54mm focal length due to 'focusing impossibility'. Even at 54mm it will only focus from 17.2 to 22.2 cm. MF only.

So...
Forum: Software 11th May 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: LR error message

That error message is utter gibberish to me. As a computer dunce, this is what I would try:
1. Check the files on the card. Are they readable if opened directly?
2. Quit and restart LR. I find...
Forum: General accessories 9th May 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Macbook Air

Take a look at macupgrades.co.uk which has a lot of model specific info and links to upgrade videos. This should help you work out what you need. They also sell OWC ssds and have an upgrade service,...
Forum: Macro 12th April 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO

There's a detailed review on Lenstip

https://www.lenstip.com/index.html?test=obiektywu&test_ob=450

He doesn't recommend it since it is expensive and underperforms compared to the Tamron 90mm...
Forum: General photography discussion 30th March 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Where to host files for controlled sharing?

I use Google Photos. Storage is free and unlimited as long as each picture is smaller than (I think) 15MB. You can create an album and share it via an email link. You can share your entire library...
Forum: Dealers' Den 24th March 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: HDEW..Ridiculous price.

They do have some very good prices on Olympus lenses at the moment. For example they have the 45mm f1.2 Pro at 689. Compare that to 1049 from SRS.
Forum: General photography discussion 7th March 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Unfotunately not true in my case because i also tried. This might be a limitation of the Western Digital software based RAID.
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd March 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Unless you need your discs to be read by Windows PCs, stick with a standard Mac HFS+ journaled format. (There is a new format for Mojave, but I don't think you can format external HDs in it at the...
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd March 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

IMHO, this is another disadvantage of the mirrored RAID. You are stumped until you replace the faulty drive, which means you need a spare drive on hand to avoid delays. This is fine in a enterprise...
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd March 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Hi Mike,

Opening up the G-tech drives and swapping the HDs should be straightforward, though I've not done it my my current 6TB G-tech since it is still under warranty. I used to use Lacie...
Forum: General photography discussion 2nd March 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Best practice external hard drives

Coming back to the OP, can you clarify the situation? You say you have 2x4TB back-ups, but also say the iPhoto library is on the external drives not on the MBP. This sounds to me like one of the 4TB...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 16th February 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Hi Mike, yes, no problem. It's yours if and when you need it.

Regards, Mark
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 16th February 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

They are 6mm long, which is a standard size. I am happy to post the M2x6mm countersunk screw I have to you FOC. It is slotted, but does seem to fit well. I've tried it on the MC14 a few times and I...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 16th February 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

The MC14 is not a lens? This is an outrageous response. The loose screw is obviously defective workmanship; they should have some thread-lock on them. It's not as if you take them in and out yourself...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 15th February 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Historically, the Japanese camera industry used JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) screws. However, I have removed one screw from my own MC14 and the thread seems to match metric ISO M2. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 4th February 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2,157
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Thornton Pickard 5x4" half-plate view camera?

The Lens Collector’s Vade Mecum has a short entry for Thornton-Pickard. They were based in Altrincham (a stone’s throw from me in Sale!). Dates are roughly 1890 to 1930.

They didn’t make lenses...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 31st December 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,977
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Lens confusion

I bet they've sent you the old 4/3 E-system DSLR mount lens. This can be used on micro-4/3 but needs an adapter. If the seller said it was a micro-4/3 lens, i would send it back.

EDIT: the...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

It looks like Park are responding to the Amazon offer. I'm sure the ebay one is a grey import. HDEW are are asking 890 (grey import again). I'd probably go for an official Uk one for peace of mind,...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

I agree with you, Phil. When the promotion was originally launched, it was even less clear. The statment I quoted was added at a later date.

The 12-100 is a lens i would like to have, for use when...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

They do have another cash back promotion on at the moment, but it doesn't include the 12-100mm.

https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras_support/promotions/index.html

Are there any other...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 24th October 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mark_R2
Re: Olympus M4/3 12-100mm 899.00 at Amazon.

The T&C's seem pretty unambiguous to me

A sizeable extract below, but the key statement is

"This promotion is subject to the purchase of an OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Therefore to benefit the cashback...
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