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Old 24th November 2017
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New to this Forum

I've just changed to an E-M1 Mk2 and have been browsing various posts for lots of useful tips already. My main photo interests are in natural history and you can read more about me on my website, although I find I'm not allowed to post a link yet. [it's in my profile]

I've been exploring the stacking feature, using the 60mm macro on m E-M1 and am hoping that the faster AF of the Mk2 will be good for Birds in Flight. I shall try some of the advice on AF settings that I've already read on this site.

I hope to have ideas to share, once I become familiar with my latest camera

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Welcome Mike

You will find it a friendly and helpful place

We highly encourage use of the in-forum gallery as it avoids issues with external sites and links, but like you I have a website with other images so get chatting away and you will soon be up to the required level (its just a rule to put of spammers and not a high number)

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Welcome Mike as Andy said it's a friendly place.
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Thank you for your response, Andy. I'll probably hold off for a little while, since I don't want to start chatting about things that have been done to death already!

At first glance, the E-M1 Mk2 looked to be very similar to its predecessor but, as I start to try things, I bump into quite major differences.

I've just bumped into 'Pre-MF', which took a while to find out about, but looks as though it could be very useful. My approach is not to try and learn everything at once (a good recipe for needing an ice-pack to soothe my head) but to look into things as they arise. I now realise (after reading a forum post) that I always used to use BBF in my Nikon days but never knew that acronym. It's good to know it's possible on the Olympus.

I've already moved the on/off switch to the function lever, since it makes the Mk2 more like my E-M5 that I also use - I use my right thumb for power. On my original M1, I turned the lever off, because I kept hitting it by accident and wondering what had happened to the camera It's a pity one can't make the original power switch do something else though.

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Re: New to this Forum

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Thank you for your response, Andy. I'll probably hold off for a little while, since I don't want to start chatting about things that have been done to death already! <SNIP>
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Hello Mike and Welcome to the Forum.

So few things that have not been discussed here, so please jump right on in.

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A warm welcome Mike.
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My thanks to all who have welcomed me - I appreciate these messages. I have already written a couple of posts about lenses and accessories.
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Yes very welcome Mike, get those 6 postings behind you and we look forward to seeing some of your work on the Photo Challenges. Don't be shy, I am usually bottom of that pile..............but enjoy it all the same
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Re: New to this Forum

Hi Mike, good to see you here as well as UKB.

I'm sure you will have some pictures to share as well as technical chat!

You could add to our butterflies, dragonflies and other insects thread! http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39448

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Hi Peter, I wondered how long it would be before I bumped into someone I knew.

I've not explored very far around this site, yet, and, so far, I've mainly been searching for tips on using my new E-M1 Mk ii - lots of useful stuff about settings for Birds in Flight, for example

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Re: New to this Forum

Just like you, I am also a newbie who loves to travel to see the beauty and experience the culture of other countries. Next year, I and my friends will visit the Tri-city in Asia.
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A warm welcome from me too, we are a friendly and helpful bunch.

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Welcome Mike, hope you're enjoying the Mk2
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Welcome - this remains the best place on the interwebs to find out stuff about Olympus cameras (and also about most other aspects of photography, too, for that matter!).

The collective experience on here has helped me countless times over the years, and advice is always given in good humour (well, occasionally with a gentle bit of ribbing, but only when fully deserved... ;-) )
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