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Smile Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

From Olympus UK:

Friday, 19th September from 1PM

Roll Up! Roll up!

Back by popular demand is our incredible photographic spectacular featuring extracts from Giffords’ Circus’ latest epic production. We’ve got 100 FREE tickets up for grabs for this invite only event set deep in the Cotswolds. We’ll bring a selection of Olympus cameras and lenses for you to test out on the circus stars and Olympus Ambassador and portrait photography legend Damian McGillicuddy will be on hand to offer hints and tips on getting the best shots. He’ll also take centre-stage (or centre-ring) to conduct a masterclass in portraiture, taking one of the circus’ amazing performers as his subject.

To be in with a chance of coming to this amazing event click HERE and fill in your details on the entry form.

The lucky attendees will hear from us soon.

Disclaimer: Please note that dates, details, fees and information are correct at time of online publication. Olympus Image Space advises you check with individual event organisers for their cancellation policies and rely on the contact details provided by individual event organisers for any updates or confirmation of event specific details after booking. Olympus Image Space cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations.

More information, see: http://www.olympus-imagespace.co.uk/...t-the-circus/0
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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

Sounds fun. Just put my entry in. I answered the question about Oly gear honestly, but I'm wondering if I would stand more chance of getting a ticket by saying that I own £10k of Canon gear that I'm looking to sell and buy into u43!!
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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

Thank you Ian for the opportunity of applying. Put in my submission.

I have asked to try a couple of lenses that I am interested in buying, but I will need to have a serious think about which lenses and camera would be most suitable (Em5 or E5). Anyone else been before with real-life experience?

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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

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Thank you Ian for the opportunity of applying. Put in my submission.

I have asked to try a couple of lenses that I am interested in buying, but I will need to have a serious think about which lenses and camera would be most suitable (Em5 or E5). Anyone else been before with real-life experience?

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Peter, last years event (August 2nd 2013) was attended by a number of members and there are several threads in Foto Fair starting with this one from Zuiko. http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28296
Seems it was a great event.

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Edit. Sorry the post referred to was from Cariadus not Zuiko.
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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

I'd really like to go again, it was a fantastic event. However, I remember the nightmare journey and don't feel up to repeating it.
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Thank you Ian for the opportunity of applying. Put in my submission.

I have asked to try a couple of lenses that I am interested in buying, but I will need to have a serious think about which lenses and camera would be most suitable (Em5 or E5). Anyone else been before with real-life experience?

Peter
It was very low light in the Big Top and the high ISO capabilities of the E-M5 were a definite advantage. A fast lens, of course, helps to get the best out of the camera too. I exclusively used a 75mm f1.8 that I borrowed from Olympus but really would have been better with a 45mm as the framing was mostly a little tight with the 75mm, at least from where I was sitting. I don't particularly remember any focusing issues, but for moving subjects I would imagine that the E-5 would have the edge.
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It was very low light in the Big Top and the high ISO capabilities of the E-M5 were a definite advantage. A fast lens, of course, helps to get the best out of the camera too. I exclusively used a 75mm f1.8 that I borrowed from Olympus but really would have been better with a 45mm as the framing was mostly a little tight with the 75mm, at least from where I was sitting. I don't particularly remember any focusing issues, but for moving subjects I would imagine that the E-5 would have the edge.
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I have the 45mm, and I already asked to borrow a 75mm for the em5 as I know I'd enjoy it! I also said I'd like to try the 150 f2 on the e5 but that sounds like it might be the wrong choice so I will have a look for my best performers in low light from what I have maybe the 12-60mm or 50mm macro?...It will be a huge challenge and fun if i get to go. It is a long way, but a lovely opportunity too.

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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

I've put my entry in too - hopefully I can get a ticket, but I will then have to clear it with SWMBO and get the time booked off from work, as a 400mile round trip between nights shifts doen't really appeal.

I hope to meet more forumers there, if I get a ticket!

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I have the 45mm, and I already asked to borrow a 75mm for the em5 as I know I'd enjoy it! I also said I'd like to try the 150 f2 on the e5 but that sounds like it might be the wrong choice so I will have a look for my best performers in low light from what I have maybe the 12-60mm or 50mm macro?...It will be a huge challenge and fun if i get to go. It is a long way, but a lovely opportunity too.

thank you

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Hi Peter,

I was fairly near the front, so you could always sit further back. Even so, the 150mm would be best suited to portraits of the performers rather than capturing the action. Not sure that the 50mm macro would focus fast enough but the 12-60mm should be fine, particularly at the wider end where you get f2.8 You can then compliment this with the 45mm on the E-M5.
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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

I was a bit closer than John last time and used my 14-150 all the time. That gave me the option for fairly wide angles and close-ups. But the low light was a killer with the E510 and I really needed wider aperture lenses. It was the super shots that Shirley sat next to me was getting, in almost pitch black conditions! at really high isos on her E-M5 that pushed me into getting a new camera. I got an E-M1 a bit later so it was an expensive trip really . As many things happen pretty fast I'd suggest if you have 4/3s cameras then use 4/3s glass if you have micro 4/3s cameras then stick to micro lenses.
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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

Well, this would mean moving out of my comfort zone, so I've decided to apply! If I'm lucky enough to be selected, I should get some "interesting" results!
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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

Have applied , hope to be able to try out some new gear as still sitting on the fence re jumping into M4/3 from my 4/3 gear
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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

Has anyone heard anything yet? I seem to remember that the draw was going to be on the 8th and I've not heard anything at all yet.

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Re: Back by popular demand: The Circus (free tickets to be won)

Just heard I am going!

I have to engage my brain and come up with what I will actually take. I look forward to meeting a few others on the day.

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Just heard Me too

oooh! Huge Thank You to Our Ian

It will sooo very exciting so many of us "here" meeting up ? I may go and stay with "nearby friends" the night before ... and that night too

I am taking my ONEs and m4/3 lenses and may get to try a 12-40 there
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