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Forum: The lounge 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 88
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 170
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 216
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 216
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: 878
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 366
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 6th August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 463
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: 412
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: 652
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: 782
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: 2,276
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: 413
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: 422
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: 369
Posted By drmarkf
Re: Otter Encounters

A lovely set, David.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 8th July 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 12,505
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: 5,771
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: 781
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: 781
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: 12,505
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: 7,911
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: 12,505
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: 480
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: 497
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: 1,165
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: 497
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...
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