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Remote shutter release for FZ1000
Have you not got a mobile phone you could use.

3 23/11/2014 - 6:42 AM
By Ted447
Using Olympus ED lens on Canon 5dMkii
Cut your loses and buy new lenses.

No such adapter exist.

4 22/11/2014 - 8:11 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom

Quote:
[quote]Mike, it was Ade talking about 3 month catalogs not me.

Sorry about that - it was the lack of quotation in your response that confused me.
[/quote]

It was my fault Mike.

There is more about keywords here.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-lightroom-4/adding-keywords/

38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Need a good bit of help please.
Its a job to say.

There is a new version on the way with updated software but I read that it would only be available for the Japanese market.

I can`t see prices falling all that much between now and January.

Here`s another hands on review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGlVfuxz6IU
They have already dropped in price.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-Stylus-Compact-Digital-Camera-Black/dp/B00G67TK9...

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27 22/11/2014 - 8:22 AM
By Mozzytheboy
Need a good bit of help please.
See above post Mossy.

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27 22/11/2014 - 8:22 AM
By Mozzytheboy
Need a good bit of help please.

Quote: Mike, will it zoom in like a basic compact, or will 75mm be the best zoom level? If 75mm then that is not going to be enough for me.

Mozzy

Mozzy go and try out a stylus 1, it zooms from 28mm to 300mm and it has a constant f2.8 wide aperture, this is pretty rare for compacts.

It also has a pretty decent EVF, the same that is found on the EM5, for low level stuff it also has a tilting rear screen and the same wireless capabilities as found in the EM10.

Useful review here Mozzy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OxzPYun2Xg

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27 22/11/2014 - 8:22 AM
By Mozzytheboy
Getting more out of Lightroom
I`ve just and checked my CC and found updates for Bridge, Lr and Ps, have you all updated yet.

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom

Quote: I'd consider splitting in to two or three catalogues to speed things up, I'd sort them by date though. For example anything pre year 2000 in one, everything since in another. There'd be the odd time I'd not be sure which catalogue would have a particular image but I'd usually know.

[quote]My current catalog and images are all stored on my main SSD

I keep those on separate drives to avoid read/write collisions. The actual raw images only get used when you do certain things. Lr can use catalog previews for a lot of other stuff you might do.

Having said that, in tests everything on SSD seems the fastest, not sure if he means the same SSD though? http://www.computer-darkroom.com/blog/will-an-ssd-improve-adobe-lightroom-perfor...



[/quote]

Chis I store my hard drives like people used to store vhs video`s, on a shelf labelled by year, sometimes several years depending on the size of the hard drive.

All I need do is to plug the drive into my pc and within lightroom load the catalog and images, its quick and simple.

For me It makes mass storage simple.


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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom

Quote: [quote]
I don`t do 3 month catalogs Mike, mine or more like 12 months.



Oh, because above you said

Quote: Doing 3-monthly cataloges as trial now.

But even with 12-month caalogues my question still remains :
So if you want to find an image of your kids or of a relative and you don't know when it was taken how do you find it? Do you have to search each catalog in turn until you find it
[/quote]

Mike, it was Ade talking about 3 month catalogs not me.

I use bridge to find images when I need to.

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Is the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 too big for M4/3
If the pain gets really bad Denny, a low does of Diazepan helps, in low doses its used as a muscle relaxant, that's what the have me on at the mo, along with painkillers and cortisone injections (not that these help a great deal)

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7 18/11/2014 - 11:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom

Quote: Hi Paul
I know all about tagging but that does not answer my question as to what you mean by 3-month catalogues

I don`t do 3 month catalogs Mike, mine or more like 12 months.

By tagging I really mean key-wording, this is what Lr, Bridge etc uses Smile

38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Was 70's better or worse?
It would be interesting if they showed a clip of Love Thy Neighbour on the program Chris is on about, I bet they wont though Smile

Marry Whitehouse was ahead of her time SmileSmile

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16 18/11/2014 - 11:38 PM
By thewilliam
Is the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 too big for M4/3

Quote: All of that Paul, but it's a little early to make any decisions yet. I haven't had it diagnosed yet, and had no treatment. However, I'm beginning to see where I am being influenced by the hype, and it's a good thing that they didn't just put the lens out there. My only reason for switching to M4/3 in the beginning, and staying with it this long has been the size and weight of the kit. I won't be doing much of anything with the camera this winter, maybe a trip to the Rockies, a 45 minute drive, and a trip or 2 to the falls after a big freeze, so I've decided to hold off till next spring or summer. I am seriously considering getting the Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 to see how I get on, the weight is 260 grams I think.

I hope they sort it out for you Denny.

I needed surgery on my right shoulder two years ago and it now looks like my left shoulder is going the same way, they have just started me on the usual crap, injections, physio etc.

They will probably start you off with Physio and injections and other pain killers, from my own experience xrays showed nothing.

All of that Paul

Its more than likely shoulder impingement, not very nice, and very painful.

Don`t sop using the shoulder though Denny, it only makes matters worse.

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7 18/11/2014 - 11:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Flash for Stylus 1
These were the sort of brackets I was on about, if you want a hammer head style set up.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-L-Shape-Bracket-Holder-Camcorder/dp/B008UNAK0E/re...
Paul, I will be looking for a bracket and a stand

These are a good idea if your looking at getting creative.

Remember that other companies like Metz etc also offer decent solutions at good prices.

For second hand also check out LCE, they usually have a handful of decent second hand deals.

They currently have a good deal on a FL50 (old none RC type) its a good deal if you don`t need RC.
http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Secondhand-Search/?Order=Latest&View=Grid&SHMa...

4 19/11/2014 - 8:56 PM
By dpr59
Is the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 too big for M4/3
Anyway, I am now at the point where it's getting worse, and I'm having x-rays done this week; it's waking me up, and preventing restful sleep. Because of this, I can't see going with a much heavier lens.

Denny the chances are that exercising that shoulder will help, get the lens and use it.

Loads more fun than dodgy Cortisone injection and physio, chances are it will need surgery anyway.

Are you getting those tell tail stabbing pains or shooting pains down the arm when twisting the arm, putting coats on, that sort of thing.

7 18/11/2014 - 11:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Flash for Stylus 1
You wont find a hammer head unit, but there are plenty of third party flash brackets available.

I don`t bother with these, for me its flash in one hand, camera in the other.

What is your budget, will you be needing RC flash control, this will bump up the prices.

4 19/11/2014 - 8:56 PM
By dpr59
Need a good bit of help please.

Quote: This is really helpful. 'compact 'wise, just compact enough to pop in my pocket really. Cropping? mmmmm some I guess, a decent pixel size would be good.

FF is irrelevant as I preferred the cropped sensor on DSLR anyway.

Mozzy

Top of my list would be the Fuji x30 ( I still have the original x10) or the Stylus 1, there both of a similar size, the x30 uses a larger sensor but the stylus 1 gives you more reach, neither will fit a shirt pocket but they are both still reasonably small.

Note the x30 would be better for you than an x10 or x20 because the x30 uses a new EVF viewfinder,

Here are the two side by side
http://j.mp/1EXd0YX#sthash.dS04K1Cb.dpuf
Reviews

X30 http://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x30-full-review-26035
Stylus 1 http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/olympus-stylus-1-review.html

27 22/11/2014 - 8:22 AM
By Mozzytheboy
Getting more out of Lightroom

Quote: which form of "tag" Paul?

EXIF data? that kind thing?

I believe in Lr they call them keywords.

For your storage problems this could be a better option for you Ade, it is not to expensive, and there is no need to open up your pc to add extra storage.

Docking station
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tool-free-Inateck-Including-Comaptible-Tool-Free/dp/B00F...
Bare HDD
http://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Desktop-SATA-Drive-Green/dp/B008YAHW6I/ref=sr_1_1?s=c...
Storage case (1 per HDD)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SATA-Anti-Static-Storage-Tank-Case/dp/B003OBZQUQ/ref=pd_...

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom

Quote: [quote]Doing 3-monthly cataloges as trial now.

So if you want to find an image of your kids or of a relative and you don't know when it was taken how do you find it? Wouldn't it be better to do catalogues based on subject?
Or do you mean you have a single catalog but the pictures are loaded on drives, each of which has 3-month's of photos to reduce load times?
[/quote]

It a lot simpler to just tag the images, it makes finding them easier.

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom
It'd be nice to have lots of SSD to work on - maybe an option sooner rather than later - I do all my HDR blending on the SSD.

Its one very expensive option, 1 TB SSD`s go for around 300 each, a 2TB HDD could be had for about 50, that is double the capacity and 1/6 the cost.

My current catalog and images are all stored on my main SSD but being only 120gb and this also holds my operating system and programs space is more limited and catalogs and images need archiving more often.

Next year I might add a second SSD to be used only for my current catalog and images and this will allow larger catalogs and less archiving.


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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
What are you listening to?
Were Is My Mind Smile




In Light-hearted chat | Page: 1, 2, 3
1108 18/11/2014 - 12:25 AM
By Paul Morgan
Day 18 November 2014: Still Life Photography





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111 20/11/2014 - 2:22 PM
By robpalmer
Getting more out of Lightroom
Having huge catalogues is great for image sourcing, searching and generally keeping stuff in one place - but it kills lighroom. Doing 3-monthly cataloges as trial now.

These days I usually store the catalog on the same drive that contains the files, it makes better sense for me for hot swapping.

To date I have 7 bare drives, 4 of these were copies from IED Drives originally.

They have all been assigned with the same device letter, in my case F, there just numbered differently in the description, just so I can remember what is what.






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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom
The most costly form of upgrade is when all your slots are already filled.

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Tripod
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11 19/11/2014 - 9:50 AM
By ahughes3
Was 70's better or worse?

Quote: Has anyone seen It was alright in the 1970's?

It was gobsmacking to see hosts and guests on panel games smoking away, Manikin cigar adverts with nipslip models, suggestive material about underage girls, beauty contests that were more like dog shows etc

Is TV nowadays any better? There's hundreds of times more swearing, teenage sex guides, reality shows where participants have intercourse, sadistic and graphic violence etc.

I can remember a day trip to London back in the 70`s, my father got pulled over 4 times and when we got home I sat and watched Love Thy Neighbour on TV.

Racial attitudes and remarks were the norm and were even regularly promoted on TV.

Could you imagine the complaints if they stuck this back on the box now Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sOLgadNVoc

16 18/11/2014 - 11:38 PM
By thewilliam
Getting more out of Lightroom
My system is a few years old and guess it may be getting time to get another one.... maybe run 2 PCs,

Running 2 PC`s is not a bad idea Ade.

I`ve built three PC`s for friends so far this year and they all needed to be portable, two were for photographers and the third was for a keyboard player in a band, he does all fancy stuff with his keyboards connected to a PC and he also does some fancy psychedelic stuff projecting images and video onto the background behind the band.

Each had budgets of between 1200 and 1500 and out of the three the dearest cost 800 in parts so they were all well chuffed with what they got.

This has become my signature case for portable builds Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h77el9JOAs
Have a go at building one yourself Ade, if you can assemble lego bricks, you can build a PC and there are loads of resources out there like Toms hardware an pcpartspicker.

RAM prices are very low, You may be able to double your RAM for 25

This very much depends on the amount of ram you want to double Chris and if you have spare slots.

That keyboard player initially wanted 4GB but I suggested 8GB, the extra cost was only 20 quid and he was happy with that.

I doubled the memory in my PC from 16GB to 32 GB and that cost me 120.

Yes ram is all dirt cheap in comparison to what it was a few years ago.

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
olympus omd em5 and 12-50mm for 749 or olympus omd em10 with 14-42 electronic lens.i
In a nut shell the EM5 is still the better camera, not that the EM10 is bad, its a great camera as well.

The weather sealing only works if the EM5 is attached to a weather sealed lens, worth it if your going to be using mostly weather sealed lenses, in my case its only a small advantage, I use mostly primes and none of these have weather sealing.

For me though the main advantage of the EM5 is its two part additional grip and its 5 axis IBIS.

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5 18/11/2014 - 8:43 AM
By dazzaman
Getting more out of Lightroom
No matter how much we have it seems we always manage to fill the space.

True, I`ll be ordering a couple more of these soon Smile
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Drive-Plastic-Protector-Storage/dp/B00PI5Y0HQ/ref=...

38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom
I've got SSD and 32 gb of RAM with an i7 running Windows 8 and it absolutely flies along. It's the best configuration I've ever had.

LOl you don`t even need a scratch disk if you have that amount of ram Chris Smile

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom
Slap in an extra drive or two Ade, HDD`s are dirt cheap storage.

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
Getting more out of Lightroom
love the way lightroom handles those 32 bit TIFF files but they are way way to big for batch processing...

How up to date is your PC Ade, have you got plenty of memory.

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38 19/11/2014 - 8:58 PM
By Paul Morgan
dont know pink floyd
There a band that have stood the test of time, youngsters today are still buying their albums.

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
40 16/11/2014 - 12:54 PM
By lemmy
dont know pink floyd
David Gilmours very first solo album is pretty good as well Smile






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40 16/11/2014 - 12:54 PM
By lemmy
You'll never believe what happened next to this girl, my jaw dropped to the floor and it literally changed my life.

Quote: Anyone getting a little jaded by the "hyperbole" attached to every single article on social media these days?

Click baiting, as its called...

I definitely will never read anything again unless it says it will "change my life" or the outcome will "leave me in tears"...

Seen any good ones recently?

I get lots of stuff from the ISM, sadly its all very real Sad

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17 13/11/2014 - 9:01 PM
By Pete
Film photographers see more?
Since when did we photographers take advice from celebrities.

Several film actors have become well known for photography Smile

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12 12/11/2014 - 2:01 AM
By Paul Morgan
Forums
As it used to be, and as it is now, only now you have to click on Forums first.

I found it a tad confusing Smile

18 15/11/2014 - 6:29 AM
By davidburleson
Film photographers see more?

Quote: I've noticed on a couple of tv programmes with Rankin that he spends loads of time checking the computer screen rather than engaging with the sitter. Mind you, he also seems to get a bit tactile with many of his subjects, so he isn't really ignoring them!

That`s because its a TV program and he`s sharing the results with the viewer.

Recently I was watching a Peter Hurley YouTube video and he talked about the avoidance of constant chimping in a professional environment.

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12 12/11/2014 - 2:01 AM
By Paul Morgan
Remembering the Fifth
I`ve never been big on fireworks, its also something I could take or leave, what others do with them does not bother me in the slightest.

For the first time ever we had a few fireworks this year, not the sparkler crap, a proper display with some of ours weighing in at 9KG each Smile

8 10/11/2014 - 9:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
windows - not Microsoft related
Reflections.

5 17/11/2014 - 9:04 AM
By mikehit
Day 10 November 2014: Photos That Fit The Theme 'Urban'













102 12/11/2014 - 12:23 AM
By altitude50
Tripod fit for purpose

Quote: Paul,
Trouble is I am normally working with exposures of 30 seconds plus, even 1 or 2 seconds would be no good on a monopod.

Others here have been going on about monopod`s.

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22 10/11/2014 - 7:12 PM
By Paul Morgan
Tripod fit for purpose
Check out the junk shops, some of the older tripods were pretty much indestructible.

I still have one bought more than 30 years ago and its just as good now,

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22 10/11/2014 - 7:12 PM
By Paul Morgan
Forums
Thanks, found it.

It all looked so confusing at first Smile

18 15/11/2014 - 6:29 AM
By davidburleson
Forums
How do I get the most recent post without all these silly category list popping up.

18 15/11/2014 - 6:29 AM
By davidburleson
Stylus 1 & Capture One Pro 8
I'm testing Capture One Pro 8 with Stylus 1 Raw files

While your at it test Lr 5 as well.

I prefer Lr to Capture 1, I found Capture 1 slow and sluggish.

Capture 1 did not automatically correct lens distortion either and it can`t use color profiles, Lr does.

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7 10/11/2014 - 9:27 AM
By JJGEE
Been asked to shoot wedding. Help!
Shooting weddings for friends are a right pain, you can`t get pissed up with them Smile

14 10/11/2014 - 8:33 PM
By thewilliam
Tripod fit for purpose
Here is a cheap telescopic hiking pole I modified.

At the handle end I added a tripod thread (not pictured)

The other end was modified to take the various speedlite holders (30 seconds with a hacksaw) and doubles as a hand held lighting boom.






22 10/11/2014 - 7:12 PM
By Paul Morgan
Tripod fit for purpose
There's no law that says you have to use a tripod to support a camera and I wonder also about forgetting a tripod and using some kind of home-made monopod with a nice spike / screw on the bottom normal tripod head on the top, if, and a big if, it would be possible to get it to go into the sand.

Grab a cheap hiking stick and shove a tripod thread in the top.

If you just want to protect some joints, cling film works well.

In Accessories | Page: 1, 2
22 10/11/2014 - 7:12 PM
By Paul Morgan
Whats Your best accessory and why
Light meter, saves a lot a messing around and chimping in the studio.

Colorchecker passport, Profiles are good and again a time saver, less time in editing.

My Rogue Flashbenders, great modifiers that are compact, take up little room and easy to carry.

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19 06/11/2014 - 1:28 AM
By Paul Morgan