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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:04 PM

That's what I was thinking too!

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Gudgeon
Gudgeon  7128 forum posts England
29 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

Brian, does it take a better image if you paid for it rather than got it as a freebie? Wink

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110266 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 11:08 PM

I should blooming well hope so! Tongue

mikehit
mikehit  56463 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 11:58 PM

If you ever wished your OM-D had focus peaking, here is something that might interest you

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/10/25/olympus-om-d-em-5s-art-filter-works-nicely-a...

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 12:02 AM

The OMD already has it, but its deactivated for now.

http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/what-firmware-updates-would-you-like-to-s...

But if you need focus peaking, its probably time to give up photography Smile

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 1 Dec 2012 - 12:04 AM
StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014803 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM

Spent some time at my favourite river site this morning, and fyi, the batteries don't last very long at -14C ambient temp.Tongue I also learnt that I freeze much quicker than I used to. Keep them in an inside pocket next to your body; you can even restore a bit of useful life in them with some body heat. For all those who joked about my 5 batteries, this is why I have them.Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:05 PM

Has anyone got the macro close up lens that fits the 14-42 II, I understand the 14-42 and 45mm share the same bayonet fitting, the 14-42 hood will fit the 45mm so the close up lens should fit as well.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014803 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 10:37 PM

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014803 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:18 PM

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Watch yer back!

Panasonic 100-300mm

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014803 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:26 PM

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Olympus 14-42mm and Olympus FL36 Flash.

Last Modified By StrayCat at 4 Dec 2012 - 11:27 PM
brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110266 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:26 PM

I spent a few hours at the Hawk Conservancy Trust today experimenting to see if I could use CAF mode to get better shots of birds of prey in flight.

Under the rather poor conditions that prevailed (it looked "bright" but I was needing ISO800 and f 5.6 - f7.3 to get sensible shutter speeds of around 1/800th +/- when ideally I would prefer ISO200 with f8 and speeds of 1/1600th +) I couldn't get CAF to provide anything of use.

SAF + M on the other hand allowed me to get a fairly good "keeper" rate although because of the aforementioned poor light + the fact that I shot in .JPG (not RAW as usual - all part of the experiement) the image quality is not so hot (but the focus is good even with fast moving birds), I was shooting with 9 point focus grid and centre weighted exposure metering at 4fps.

So long as the first shot was focused it seemed to hold focus between shots quite well (but didn't correct an initially misfocused shot in subsequent frames)

Here are a few after much cropping and post-processing (as I said - IQ is not good )

Lanner Falcon at speed

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Saker turning over into a stoop

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Snowy Owl flying toward me

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 1:09 AM

I found this nice deal on the 35-100, 30% cash back.

http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/30--cashback-on-35-100mm-and-or-gh3-10054...

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110266 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 7:30 AM

seems a bit early in the cycle for Panasonic to be giving such a large cash back, I wonder if sales are below target?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 9:53 AM

They just want to sell more GH3`s Smile

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8509 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 - 10:42 AM


Quote: I found this nice deal on the 35-100, 30% cash back.

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The offer was limited to the first 50 applicants.....I think you'll find they've all gone ! Sad

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