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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21st June 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 17,328
Posted By Gwyver
Re: E-M1 Mkii Menu settings spreadsheet

I have edited the OP to add a zipped attachment containing the spreadsheet updated to match the menu settings changes corresponding to the v3.0 firmware.

Note that Olympus have made some...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 16th June 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By Gwyver
Re: New firmware finally imminent?

Cog E1 - ISO Auto = All
Cog B - Fn Lever Settings = mode 1
Cog B - Fn Lever/Power Lever = Fn
Cog B - Dial M Fn Pos = 1 > Shutter & Aperture, Pos=2 > ISO & Exp Comp

With these settings when...
Forum: General photography discussion 8th March 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,839
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Best practice external hard drives

When you put your old drives in the new (Synology) NAS in the same slot order as in the old NAS and launch the 'Migrate' function, it reads the existing (RAID) configuration data from the old HDDs...
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd February 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Castlerigg stone circle in snow

I prefer the first (based on your position w.r.t. the circle) and the last because of the sky.

In both cases I think they might look even better as letter-box format with the top 50% of the sky...
Forum: General photography discussion 15th December 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Suggestions - suitable bag for larger lenses

Have you looked at the Tenba Messenger DNA range:
I use a DNA 11 and have configured it to hold Em1 mkii with 12-100 attached + either:

40~150Pro with MC14 attached or
300F4. You can just...
Forum: Wide angle 9th December 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 5,260
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Which filters for 7-14 pro

Another vote for both the Phil Norton adapter and Nisi filters.

I decided to sell my m43 7~14mm because UWA wasn't a style of photography I felt comfortable with. While I had it, I found Phil's...
Forum: Events 19th October 2018
Replies: 51
eGroup Meetup Autumn colours - North
Views: 10,021
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Autumn colours - North

Same Hope Valley as you know Jim but...
... the photo location is "Surprise View" - perhaps it's called that because folk are surprised not to see the cement works (which is hidden behind Shatton...
Forum: Foto Fair 6th October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Tides up

Your wish is my request!
Here are a couple taken in September 2011 using my E3 + Pan Leica 14 - 150 lens.

#1) A four shot pano of the South Bay - taken from Holbeck Cliffs ( spot the Grand...
Forum: Lens focus 27th September 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,640
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Broke my Panasonic Leica 100-400

Panasonic UK send all lenses for repair (or an assessment of repairability) to DK-AVS.
See:- https://www.dkavs.co.uk/our-services-customers/digital-camera-repair/

If it's not repairable...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st September 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Gwyver
Re: That Castle...

The castle is called Eilean Donan, and stands on a small island in Loch Duish - near Kyle of Lochalsh on the 'Road to Skye'

Her's a link to the Wikipedia entry:...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th August 2018
Replies: 2,249
Views: 480,657
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Wonderful - it reminds me of old photos of dreadnought battleships steaming in line astern
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 21st May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 2,474
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Sleep reset frustration

I think that the only way you can prevent this is by assigning your (Landscape) Myset to one of your least used positions on the Mode dial (instead of a button).
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 22nd March 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Manfrotto compatible Arca plate for E-M1 II?

Not sure about Manfrotto compatability, but for an ARCA clamp I use a RRS B6 plate - with a piece of bike inner tube glued to the plate between it and the camera body so that the lip on the plate...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 20th March 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 5,336
Posted By Gwyver
Re: How Big is the MC-14?

No problems with mine, which Iíve had since they first shipped in 2014.
It looks like a solidly made piece of kit.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 20th March 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 5,336
Posted By Gwyver
Re: How Big is the MC-14?

The 14.7mm dimension is from mounting - face to mounting face (i.e. the overall length increase when mounted on lens & camera). This dimension excludes the internal hump which protrudes approx...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Woodpecker on the bird feeder

Fine shots - I guess the OOF is inevitable given the very shallow Depth of Field for a wide open 300 + MC14 at that close range.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 28th February 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 17,328
Posted By Gwyver
Re: E-M1 Mkii Menu settings spreadsheet

I've created a new version of the settings spreadsheet which includes the changes corresponding to Firmware release v2.0.

To access this see the 2nd zip file in the OP this thread
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 24th February 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gwyver
Re: A settings question

You can do this on the E-M1 Mkii using the Fn Lever.
In Manual Mode with the Fn Lever in Position 1 the dials adjust Shutter Speed and Aperture.
Then flicking the Fn Lever to position 2...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st February 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Gwyver
Re: First try at an image share from flickr

Great light in the foreground.
I'd be inclined to tone down (or remove?) the blue panel on the central building in front of Hollins Hill as this seems unduly distracting.
Forum: The lounge 20th February 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Location lists

Have a look at the "PlanIt! Pro" app.
This lets you visually check out sun (& moon) position and many other aspects (e.g. FOV, DOF, distance to subject etc.) at the location of the image you wish...
Forum: Foto Fair 19th February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Gwyver
Re: West Cumbrian beaches last year

#1 is my favourite - there is so much action - in the waves and the clouds scudding across the sky - yet the image excudes a kind of balance & calmness.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 5th February 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 17,328
Posted By Gwyver
Re: E-M1 Mkii Menu settings spreadsheet

Hi deejay
and welcome to the forum.
Not sure about Custom assignments for Wedding photography but, if you search the sub E-M1 Mkii subforum for "BIF" (Birds in Flight) you should find numerous...
Forum: General accessories 31st January 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By Gwyver
Re: External SSD's

I have been using a SanDisk Extreme SSD for some time now and it works well for storing photos. Connects via USB3 which provides more than adequate performance for this task. It is very compact -...
Forum: General accessories 8th January 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,592
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Quick release straps?

I use a BosTail permanently fastened to one of the camera lugs.
See here for details: http://bosstrap.com/shop/bostail-frees-tripod-socket-attach-to-camera-strap-lug/

and then I can very quickly...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2nd January 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,540
Posted By Gwyver
Re: Viewing RAW images in Windows 10 Explorer

What Mark & Growtiger say.
The FastPictureViewer codec works with file explorer (and other programs such as ExifToolGUI which use the file explorer API).
You can download it here:...
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