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Forum: The lounge 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 475
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 226
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: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Yes, love to see those!
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Iíve done a few game walks, in several SA parks and in Malawi. On none of them have we walked more than a mile or three, but the Pafuri camp specialises in longer ones, and there are some other areas...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Great.
We must get back to the Kruger, too.
I'd fancy spending at least a day or two doing the walking safaris available in the north of the Park - Pafuri is one of the places, I think.
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 222
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Yes, I strongly agree everyone should go at least once if they can possibly afford it (and David has given some wonderful advice on how to do it as economically as possible). The SA Rand is one of...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Mara River Crossings

Many thanks, everyone.
Frankly it was difficult not to get decent images with the opportunities on offer plus the experienced advice from the Wild-Eye photo guides and drivers.

The Oly gear...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 365
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 225
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 225
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By drmarkf
Re: E-M1X £1999 at LCE

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Yes, I had a flicker of interest, but I know I’m better off waiting for one of several possibilities: M5iii; M1iii; 150-400; 1X to have its first firmware update (including working BIF AI) and...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1X 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By drmarkf
E-M1X £1999 at LCE

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/New/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-body_33093.html
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Shorebirds

Lovely light and fine, creative use of your viewpoint!
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By drmarkf
Re: ISO limits for prints

Yes, I can certainly get better results than they list there for my E-M1ii (and by extrapolation to similar bodies for my Sony A7S and Fuji X70) but by use of a raw processor and when necessary,...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By drmarkf
Re: S-AF+MF not available

I love 3.1. Several individually small but real-world useful tweaks that I use every day.
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 389
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 475
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: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

>> Hunting wild animals will always be controversial but I'm not opposed to it in principle. Botswana has recently introduced limited hunting of elephants because with unfenced parks there can be...
Forum: General accessories 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,825
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Third party batteries for the EM1ii (and EM1X)

Iíd say it was hard to compare different brandsí life unless youíre doing exactly the same things each time, for the same length of time. Mkii original batteries last me 2.5 - 3h to get below 20%...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By drmarkf
Re: A few Hours in London

Fantastic set. You have a great eye for images in complex built environments.

It would be fun to discuss exactly where each of us would crop these scenes (weíd probably all come up with something...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Rolling shutter example, add yours

Yes, that's it.

If I know I'm going to be shooting people in a museum, shop, shopping mall or gallery I quite often take my Fuji X70 - it has a leaf shutter which is almost silent and isn't...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By drmarkf
Re: F Stop.............!!

For sure, but getting them past first base by knowing where 'equivalence' lies in that area makes a huge difference, otherwise m4/3 has one arm tied behind its back.
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 475
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: General accessories 6th August 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Emulux Combi Filters

Yes, that would be convenient and not too expensive (£42 for the 12-100).
Some variable ND filters give artefacts in some skies due to their use of crossed polarisers, so what might happen with...
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