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  1. Luckypenguin

    Dale was right!

    It's an issue unique to Olympus cameras up to and including the E-M5 when used in combination with Panasonic OIS lenses. The body and lens IS are separate systems and if both are turned on there is no lockout to prevent them from working concurrently as is the case in the later model cameras...
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    Dale was right!

    I hope that you didn't have both lens IS and sensor IS activated at the same time.
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    News Want to buy an abused photo outfit?

    Terms of a flickr pro account: Flickr Pro Also, flickr's official response to a Petapixel article published in late 2014 regarding the displaying of ads. If you do have a free account you can still direct people to look at you photostream and albums through a third party site like...
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    My Laos Family

    Wonderful story, thanks for telling it.
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    Fuji Livin' the Low-Fi Life

    Yes, I'll stick to the Latin American form of the language if I ever go to Spain, but there are regional variations there as well. For example the double L might be pronouced as a Y or a J depending on where you are. Phonetically it's a very easy language to learn, however (and like all...
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    Street Art in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

    I love this one because the surrounds are as big a part of the image as the artwork itself.
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    What photo import functions does your photo software have?

    Try a batch file renamer. See replies on mu-43
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    Street - London Brick Lane & Environs

    It looks like you've found your range with the shorter focal lengths.
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    Micro 4/3 Olympus Pen-F announcement v.soon.

    I think that you meant to say, get a Panasonic body ;).
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    Micro 4/3 A question for OM-D E-M5 users

    You can assign AE-L to a button and lock the sky exposure first before focusing elsewhere. Conversely you can also assign AF-L to a button as Luke mentioned that allows you to use "back button autofocus" such that a half press of the shutter button is solely to set the exposure. M mode is also a...
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    Discussing Aperture equivalency (or something like that)

    To save you from de-railing this thread any further, think of what you've been told here as like learning theory at School or University. There is science behind it, but in a practical, real world situation it may or may not make all that much of a difference.
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    Ricoh GXR With A16 Module $269

    As much as I disliked Ricoh's compact camera inspired controls, there is still something compelling to me about the GXR. Maybe it is the semi-logical/semi-flawed "lensor" concept. I'm not too sure about the A16 zoom however as proportionately the two A12 primes are the best match for the GXR...
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    What's on your wishlist?

    My wish list would be: Silk Road, Mongolia, Patagonia, Australian Outback, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan, Iran, Israel, African Safari, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Malta, Greece, Northern Italy, Easter Island,... Re-visit India, Nepal, Jordan, Turkey, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore.
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    Canon Canon Forums Digital Photography Forums used to be a Canon-specific forum but some time ago they added a bunch of extra sub-forums for various other brands of camera. I think they were added because a lot of 5D owners kept moaning about (a lack of) dynamic range and were buying Nikon...
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    Is traffic on photo boards way down?

    It seems that I haven't been active here since November, so count me as "part of the problem". My main reason for participating on camera forums was to seek out information and to guage where I was against peers and how I could improve. When you hit diminishing returns in that area and don't...
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    Fuji Raise the height of Focus Assist Button on X-T1

    Get a packet of those stick-on boggle eyes from a craft shop. Edit: I should add that this is a serious response. I was looking for a solution to the exact same problem on the exp comp button of a Samsung camera and the only self adhesive options that I found were boggle eyes and fake plastic...
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    Samsung Upgrading from NX300 to NX500?

    Until the NX300, Samsung didn't apply any compression to the native SRW raw files which resulted in 20 megapixel images being saved to a file size of approx. 40Mb. The NX300 and alter Samsungs apply a degree of lossless compression to reduce file sizes. An NX300 raw file can be read natively...
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    Canon New Canon Serious Compact Apparently Coming

    The front dial looks like it might be a bit awkward to use.
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    Whats your favorite (Digital) camera for street photography

    I would personally avoid any of the lower tech cameras which only offer a more traditional user interface. Anything requiring the use of manual focus for street photography will usually require the selection of an unnecessarily small aperture, which can result in too much depth-of-field, too low...
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    Color photographs

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    Critique Wanted Request for Critique "portrait of a car"

    Perspective distortion caused by shooting not quite square to your subject or background can often cause an image to look tilted. A combination of rotational, horizontal and vertical correction may be required to make the image look straight.
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    Tasmanian Devil

    I remember watching a couple of young devil siblings "sharing" a kangaroo leg for dinner at one of the sanctuaries a few years back. Lots of noise!
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    Mysore India - Nikon D810

    I find the oversharpened look of the images to be a bit unsettling, but I assume that that effect could easily be dialed down during processing if desired. Anyhow, love the content of the images; they provide a window into a different world from my own.
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    Dead Camera Thread

    I remember the deltas but not the absolutes, however 920g sounds vaguely familiar (995g-75g). The SWD version of the lens wasn't simply the old lens with a new focusing motor.
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    Dead Camera Thread

    Comparing SWD and non-SWD 50-200mm lenses, the SWD lens is about 75g heavier than the non-SWD lens with caps only, and about 150g heavier when both lenses are kitted out with hoods and tripod collars.
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    My first Flickr image with 10k views

    Groups, along with tags, geotags, titles, descriptions, and exif data, are a very useful filter when researching or trying to get a bit of inspiration from different cameras, lenses, styles, genres, possible holiday destinations, etc. Even when searching through my own images I find all of that...
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    Samsung NX300 Noise reduction, excessive? Questions from a recent Samsung convert.

    I don't use jpegs so I can't make any comment from first hand experience, but I have heard others talk about excessive noise reduction in jpegs from Samsung NX cameras.
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    Ending in A "Nut" Study

    Great use of props. The texture of the fabric behind and the use of the shadows are excellent, although with the weave of the fabric not following the edges of the images I find myself tilting my head a little when looking at the last few :).
  29. Luckypenguin

    Micro 4/3 Olympus EM-1

    I don't feel that the E-M1 was that much of an upgrade over the E-M5, and most of the smaller operational refinements made to the E-M1 in comparison to the E-M5 can also be found in any of the other newer and smaller Olympus bodies such as the E-P5, E-M10 and E-M5 II. The most useful that I...
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    That would be a very cool trip to do. I'd love to see a Panda! I will have to remember to have a look through your flickr album (when I'm not at work!).
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    Tempe Town Lake 28-70mm Bridges, Building and Planes

    These look really nice as b&ws. The composition and reflections in the first make it stand out.
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    Dead Camera Thread

    The only camera that I still own which fits the brief of this thread is my Canon 350D which was my only camera between 2005 and 2009. I certainly got some good miles out of it back in the day and it has contributed a few of the images which I have hanging at home on 40" canvasses. Earlier this...
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    Canon Dynamic range of G1X

    That is correct since the DR vs ISO graph for a Canon sensor scribes a curve compared to the almost straight line of most other brand sensors, but a dynamic range advantage at low ISOs only is still a dynamic range advantage.
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    Samsung pentax-k adapter for samsung nx

    I have an Canon FD to NX adapter that came with my (second hand) NX200. Can't remember what brand it is but I think that it's a cheapy. I checked it for fit, checked it for burrs, and checked it for loose screws. It's all good so I'm happy with it; just need to use it more often.
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    Micro 4/3 GX8 announced. 20.3mp, DFD, 4k video, IBIS works with lens stabilization, dust/water resistant.

    I just wish that my old GH1 had a touchscreen, which was probably the last great technological advance in cameras.
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    Deal on the Olympus Air A1
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    Canon Newbie with New G1X

    It's quite possible given the age of the software that iphoto '09 simply hasn't been updated to be fully compatible with newer versions of raw files and dng conversions of them and especially any lens correction data built in to them. In respect to a converted dng file it's also possible that...
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    Canon Newbie with New G1X

    You don't mention which software you are using to open the dng files up with.
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    Hiking in eastern Oregon

    Spectacular scenery. There is a great sense of depth is some of these.
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    Ricoh Tokyo - Asakusa

    Very nice, love the high contrast look.
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    Glasshouse Mountains

    One of my favourite local walks is the climb to the top of My Ngungun which is one the Glasshouse Mountains in South East Queensland, Australia. These mountains are the plugs that remain from long dead volcanoes. The climb up Mt Ngungun is pretty easy with a well maintained trail that ascends...
  42. Luckypenguin

    Ebay bargain - Sony A7 II.

    Damn, already sold! :D
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    I've seen old video footage of cars racing around the banking at Brooklands; not for the faint hearted!
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    Samsung Upgrading from NX300 to NX500?

    Gary knows both cameras. I only have first hand knowledge of the NX300 which I'm going to keep using for the foreseeable future.
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    Panasonic FZ1000 Vs. ILCs With Superzoom Lenses

    The GH4 and 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 should actually be the lightest (just!) combination at 825g vs 831g for the FZ1000. I suspect that he is using the weight of the original (and heavier) 14-140mm f4-5.8 which would add up to the 1020g quoted. A more comparable Panasonic m4/3 camera to the FZ1000...
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