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Day 7 June 2015: Panorama

90 11/06/2015 - 10:42 AM
By ladigit
Nikon D5

Quote: Here are the first Nikon D5 camera rumors:

New 20MP FX sensor 173 autofocus points Same processor as the D4s, and 15 FPS

WHY............................

173 af points, I use one on my D4s, and have done since my 10D, the extra 4fps a sec won't make much difference as I shoot a lot on single shot, it will be interesting to see if the rise from 16 to 20Mp spoils the low light performance

http://nikonrumors.com/2015/02/05/first-nikon-d5-rumors.aspx/#comments

They obviously forgot to consult you on this. 172 wasted AF points and goodness only know why they should increase the fps when you won't use them. It's a travesty.

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12 14/05/2015 - 8:39 PM
By LenShepherd
Are they any good?
Olympus Test and Wow

And I'd get the EM5 mk2 over the EM1

9 24/05/2015 - 5:54 PM
By frankkingman
Do gullible people STILL fall for this

Quote: Oh please

30 years ago in fact to a few years ago people had to be told to cancel the milk and papers when they went on holiday

NOW only last week someone was burgled because they told people on facebook they were away on holiday,........ GOOD don't pay out insurance company

People STILL have their cars stolen outside shops or in garages because they leave the keys in..... GOOD, don't pay out insurance companies

Three years ago a person in Tavistock had all his camera gear on finance stolen from his UNLOCKED car when he visited someone to talk about a photo shoot !!!!!

People STILL hand out their card details to strangers, over the phone, in phishing emails,

And so on and so on and so on

Don't blame the crims for peoples dumbness

The best way to stop this crime is when anyone is found to have contributed to the loss as in car crime don't pay out, I am 59 and NO I have never been conned, 99.999% is common sense.



It must be difficult for you to be so perfect all the time.

25 01/05/2015 - 9:32 AM
By thewilliam
Tripod - quick release plate
Can you post a photograph of the head with something by it for scale?

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9 26/04/2015 - 5:04 PM
By helenlinda
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 PRO
Another plus side for the lens is its minimum focusing capabilities; just 70cm at all focal lengths. Great for bugs, butterflies etc. This is approximately a 50% crop of the full frame with 1.4x tc attached.


105 26/04/2015 - 10:25 AM
By CaptivePhotons
what is your pet hate

Quote: In the 30 odd years I smoked I can never remember once thinking "wow, that cigarette was so nice I'm going to have another one right away"

I remember having a couple like that in my younger years Wink

I gave up about 22 years ago after the birth of my first child. My wife continues to smoke. I have tried every method known to man to try to get her to quit; I've been supportive when she's tried, aloof when she hasn't, nasty when it bugs me, pointed out truths about what smoking will/is doing to her. The kids have also tried pretty much the same tactics although it upsets them now more than it does me.

In all the years and times she has tried to give up, it has always been at our prompting/nagging and therein lies the problem. Not once have I heard her say that she has a desire to quit, she has never thrown a half empty pack in the bin and announced an intention to try to stop smoking.

I have now given up trying to persuade her to quit, she's an adult, she has the facts, nothing I or anybody else does or tries to do will ever overcome her addiction. Only she can do that.

Getting back on thread and I suspect her pet hate would be people telling her to give up smoking.

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159 28/04/2015 - 9:10 PM
By petebfrance
what is your pet hate

Quote: Even if it's a guy on here who's exaggerated an event to stress a point, I can't look past it.

Really? I'm not sure anybody identified that particular trait Tongue

Sweeping generalisations, of which this thread contains many.

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159 28/04/2015 - 9:10 PM
By petebfrance
Day 22 March 2015: Seascape

















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161 24/03/2015 - 10:44 PM
By lumix5
Day 18 March 2015: Macro







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130 29/03/2015 - 7:55 AM
By exposure
Day 8 March 2015: Pets







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164 17/03/2015 - 11:24 AM
By GPC
Ethics in Macro photography
I've never seen a baby seal sitting on a dog turd and then attempting to eat my doughnut afterwards.

33 05/03/2015 - 12:00 AM
By Fogey
Ethics in Macro photography
So it's ok for me to put a pigs head on stick and take a couple of pictures just as long as I partake of a nice pork chop afterwards?

If a fly s in my house I will aim to kill it, or if its by a window I will open that.


Quote: I have never seen a Robin, Sparrowhawk, Fly or any of natures wonderful life in a Camera Shop or shopping online for kit to aid them in their quest to survive

I've seen loads of flies in the bakers sitting on a nice doughnut.

33 05/03/2015 - 12:00 AM
By Fogey
Ethics in Macro photography
[quote]...one day its a house fly or the like...[quote]

I feel the need to confess I have killed flies,impaled them and photographed them. Does that make me a psychopath?

33 05/03/2015 - 12:00 AM
By Fogey
Stuck between two lenses! :(
I have the 17mm and think it's great but I have never used the 25mm.

You can try the 17mm for free for a weekend using the Test and Wow facility from Olympus.

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38 29/03/2015 - 7:20 PM
By StrayCat
Day 26 February 2015: Family Photos

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66 27/02/2015 - 2:54 PM
By exposure
Day 20 February 2015: Waterfall Photography
Steall Falls


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70 24/02/2015 - 4:21 PM
By TyChee
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Discussion
Robin Wong review, but bear in mind he is an Olympus employee. Still impressive stuff though.

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74 20/03/2015 - 3:17 PM
By Metalhead
Day 25 January 2015: Seascapes















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138 26/01/2015 - 9:55 AM
By Kurt42
Filter systems.

Quote: is it really worth handing out the money for filters?

Good question. Here's one view

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14 17/01/2015 - 12:31 PM
By thewilliam
Christmas Prize Draw 2014 Winners
Didn't win (again) but congratulations to those who did and thanks to epz for the chance to win.

63 29/01/2015 - 2:50 PM
By tj
Yongnuo YN EF 50mm f/1.8 AF Lens ~ 40
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6 12/01/2015 - 6:59 PM
By CaptivePhotons
M4/3 must-have lenses
This could be interestingOly f1.8 fisheye

140 09/01/2015 - 6:04 PM
By CaptivePhotons
Day 09 January 2015: Water
Giving my new 16 stopper a workout.




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193 14/01/2015 - 6:30 PM
By photodll
iPod Alternative

Quote: Just to bring this to a close I decided on the Fiio X3, it knocks the iPod for six and listening to high resolution music has made me realise what I've been missing all these years with the crappy iPod.

Thanks for all your information on the various alternatives out there.

I trust you will now be changing your user name to fiiogod Tongue

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17 04/01/2015 - 7:03 PM
By CaptivePhotons
Just a little observation

Quote: squabbles are hardly a new thing on here Wink

I disagree.

6 04/01/2015 - 5:07 PM
By saltireblue
Advice Needed

Quote: [quote]Why did they insist on a full frame camera?

Presumably to sort the wheat from the chaff?!! - A ridiculous comment. How does having a full frame camera make one a better photographer than those who have crop sensors or M4/3 for instance?

no idea, they just did... Sounds to me that they don't know what they're talking about
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31 10/01/2015 - 8:33 AM
By Projumper
Drone Photography
Photographer arrested for flying a drone, although he appeared to know more about the regs to fly the drone than the Police did. However, bear in mind this is just one side of the story.

10 10/01/2015 - 12:04 AM
By cuffit
Automated software
I bet they win a top prize in the draw too Tongue

2 29/12/2014 - 9:58 PM
By CaptivePhotons
D750

Quote: I will be buying a Canon because of this

I had a high end canon once; it was crap, I couldn't get a decent photo out of it.

33 02/01/2015 - 9:58 PM
By stuwhitt
Ade raises his head above the wall!!!!
Best wishes for the new year Ade, fingers crossed the planned treatment will work for you.

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26 10/01/2015 - 7:52 PM
By andylea2
Trade in/part ex.

Quote: Has anyone used MPB to sell/part ex equipment? Do they give a fair deal?

I recently sold a fair amount of equipment. I contacted MPB and some other dealers who all gave me their quotes for the goods. MPB gave me the best price but I still thought I could make more so I advertised elsewhere I and also put the goods on eBay.

Most of it sold on eBay for more than MPB offered me, however when I deducted eBay and Paypal fees, there was very little in the end price between eBay sales and the MPB offer. Having said that I could also have been luckier with my sales or alternatively I could have lost out. I'm also very wary about selling high value goods on eBay due to the eBay dispute policies.

Ultimately it would have been less hassle to go through MPB with their pick up service and potentially forfeit a few quid.

The choice is yours!

8 27/12/2014 - 7:18 PM
By gingerdougie
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 PRO
The lens arrived yesterday and I had a couple of hours to play with it this morning. I think I'm going to like it.

It's a magical lens, so good I was even able to snap a shot of the elusive Father Christmas with it.


105 26/04/2015 - 10:25 AM
By CaptivePhotons
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 PRO

Quote: Did you have to split the order yourself or did you just get notified it was on its way?

Initially I split the order after the first email but then I received a second email informing me that the lens was now in stock and they could despatch it if I wanted. I had to call to confirm that I did and arrange a delivery date.

TC is still on back order.

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105 26/04/2015 - 10:25 AM
By CaptivePhotons
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 PRO
My lens is on the way but not the TC as far as I can tell.

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105 26/04/2015 - 10:25 AM
By CaptivePhotons
After a ring / LED flash.
I use this one from Meike. Cheap and cheerful.

These two were taken with it:






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9 07/12/2014 - 7:19 PM
By CaptivePhotons
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 PRO

Quote: I originally ordered end of Oct. but when WEX had a 10% off I asked if they would apply that to a lens already on order. Unfortunately the only way they could give me the 10% off was to cancel the original order and make out a new one, which they did in the middle of Nov. I might have to wait a bit longer but I could not pass up the offer.

Same here, annoying but I'm prepared to wait for 150 saving.

I know Jessop's have delivered the lens + TC to one person.

105 26/04/2015 - 10:25 AM
By CaptivePhotons
Publicise your event on ePhotozine to share with others
The first meet I went on. That's me at the bottom with a different moniker Grin


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20 03/12/2014 - 10:08 AM
By TanyaH
Day 16 November 2014: Cities And Towns
Looking across the Thames to the city.



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79 17/11/2014 - 4:57 PM
By altitude50
Wex Offer on Olympus lenses this weekend
Thanks, I owe you a beer Grin

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2 15/11/2014 - 7:11 PM
By Coast
Long Time Pro Makes the Switch

Quote: What makes it worthy of a thread?


Quote: struggling to see any link to photography at all!


Quote: A pretty pointless read to be honest.

I see the forum police are out in force. To whom should we address the future content of threads to for authorisation to post?

28 10/11/2014 - 9:29 PM
By StrayCat
Day 25 October 2014: Light Trail Photography

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50 26/10/2014 - 10:37 AM
By GPC
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 PRO

Quote: I have to ask, but do MFT users drive Smart Cars? Wink

I used to but I lost it down the back of the sofa. Found a couple of quid looking for it though.

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105 26/04/2015 - 10:25 AM
By CaptivePhotons
What's Your Idea Of Heaven?

Quote: A world without crank religions, that's all of them

Do others see the irony in that Tongue

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28 08/11/2014 - 6:21 AM
By brian1208
M4/3 must-have lenses
Lens lust alert. Apparently it will be available on 5 December.





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140 09/01/2015 - 6:04 PM
By CaptivePhotons
Day 03 October 2014: Spider's Webs

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65 08/10/2014 - 1:00 PM
By Martin54
M4/3 must-have lenses
For those who have the Oly 60mm there is a firmware update available here

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140 09/01/2015 - 6:04 PM
By CaptivePhotons
M4/3 must-have lenses

Quote: and then crop as required.

A lot of street photographers consider that to be an abominable act Tongue

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140 09/01/2015 - 6:04 PM
By CaptivePhotons
M4/3 must-have lenses

Quote: Lol how did you manage that Smile

New promotion, buy the EM-1 then buy another lens over 199 within 30 days to be eligible. So effectively I got the 45 for 68 (and one can still claim the grip). Result!

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140 09/01/2015 - 6:04 PM
By CaptivePhotons
M4/3 must-have lenses
I just got the 45mm, with cashback of 150 it was a bit of a no brainer Tongue

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140 09/01/2015 - 6:04 PM
By CaptivePhotons