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  1. Glevum Owl

    Moving from Adobe: the story so far

    I'm done with Adobe. Up until recently I defended them and their offerings, tolerated the bugs unfixed for years, put up with that distracting line around the full screen images in LR, worked through the constant changes to the UI necessitating me relearning where commons tools now were, spent...
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    Micro 4/3 OM System 90mm F3.5 Macro IS Pro

    Please stop posting these very interesting images as they're making me dissatisfied with my 60mm lens and I can't afford the inevitable divorce if I buy the 90mm lens. Thank you.
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    Looking for a simple PP workflow

    That's impressive. I'd be interested to know how you get on with Mountain Duck.
  4. Glevum Owl

    Looking for a simple PP workflow

    My background is primarily IT Audit / IT Security. Every year, from the mid 90s to now, I’ve received at least one call from a friend or contact asking for help restoring data. Every. Year. Never do any of the callers have a backup and, despite my best efforts, in some instances precious...
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    Looking for a simple PP workflow

    Cheap but effective DAM = FastStone Image Viewer* PP = Affinity Photo 2** (50% off at time of posting) All in one solution DAM & PP = On1 Photo RAW** (50% off at time of posting) Cloud Backup IDrive (currently 5TB for $9.95 for first year, $99.90 pa thereafter) As @doobs recommended and I...
  6. Glevum Owl

    Adobe is trying to steal users data in Terms of Service

    Well, I've done it, I've cancelled my Adobe subscription. Their recent poor response to their own poorer decision to own people's images - added to the slowing performance and long standing bugs - finally tipped me over and out. Also their competitors have improved a lot since I last looked for...
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    Adobe is trying to steal users data in Terms of Service

    Slightly OT but here's another reason not to like Adobe. My Adobe subscription renews in October. I logged in to my Adobe account to cancel the auto renewal. I can't. There is no way to stop the auto renew. I therefore have two options: - continue to pay the monthly fee for the next four...
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    Adobe is trying to steal users data in Terms of Service

    Am I reading this situation correctly: the use of 'our' images is confined only to those stored on the online services? I don't use these at all. I can't see how Adobe can access let alone upload my images stored locally. Am I missing something here? If I hadn't moved over to Apple I'd be...
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    Adobe is trying to steal users data in Terms of Service

    Bit late to the party on this one. (Life is full.) @L0n3Gr3yW0lf Thanks for the link. Usually I'm apathetic towards ToS changes but this one got my attention. It came in the middle of a long message exchange discussion with an ex-colleague about the impact of AI on IT and the world generally...
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    Micro 4/3 If you'd known then what you know now.....

    During my foray into M43 with a Panasonic G3, the Lumix 20mm f1.7 was on the camera more or less permanently. I took more with this lens than the other three combined. In my experience, the L20 was not as sharp as the Oly 45mm f1.8 but it was just right for family stuff especially indoors. Darn...
  11. Glevum Owl

    Affinity (Serif) Sold

    Not long after the release of the first Mac only Affinity software, Serif hinted that they were considering an LR alternative. I contacted them directly a year or so later and they confirmed it was planned but only when the Affinity line was well established. I honestly can’t see that happening...
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    Affinity (Serif) Sold

    Anyone else notice that UK based Serif, makers of PS alternative Affinity Photo, were bought out by Australian company Canva? I’m puzzled as to why there is nothing on the forum about this. Too few Affinity Photo users here? Or are we all happy with the alternatives?
  13. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 If you'd known then what you know now.....

    Welcome to the forum and the world of M43. If you're a lens addict then M43 is certainly the right format to adopt. Nine lenses already is impressive. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with using your new kit.
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    Micro 4/3 If you'd known then what you know now.....

    By a happy coincidence, the YouTube channel Micro Four Nerds posted this video a couple of day ago. I think some of Emily's videos are channel 'fillers' presumably to maintain an income stream and I'm not a fan of her sometimes harsh looking photographic style. However, I do find her...
  15. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 If you'd known then what you know now.....

    Call me odd (you’d not be the first) but I’m fascinated by the lens choices other photographers make. Some interesting insights here into our lens needs / wants particularly how they change over time.
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    Micro 4/3 If you'd known then what you know now.....

    I’ve noticed a few threads mentioning repeated purchases of the same lens. This got me thinking about the large number of lenses we micro four thirds users have to choose from and, if I had my time over or had to start from nothing, would I pick the same glass I have now. Here’s the results of...
  17. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Attention - Updates for OM Workspace / OM Capture / OM DVR Updater

    @John King ”As flash as a rat with a gold tooth”. Love it. I’ve worked with people like that. :ROFLMAO: I was once anti Apple. Then I retired and the need to keep up with everything IT simply evaporated. It was quite liberating. Then I 'bought into' the Apple ecosystem which takes care of my...
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    Micro 4/3 Attention - Updates for OM Workspace / OM Capture / OM DVR Updater

    You have my sympathy. I retired from the IT world and jumped ship from MS to Apple with no regrets. Life is so much easier, more expensive for sure, but easier. OMW is working fine on my M1 and all my Oly kit now has the latest firmware: only the 300mm needed an update. "Rat with a gold tooth"...
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    Micro 4/3 Attention - Updates for OM Workspace / OM Capture / OM DVR Updater

    Thanks for posting. I hadn't noticed this. Just uninstalled my out of date version of OMW and downloaded & installed the latest version. Not that I use it much but it's better to have and not need than need and not have. Edit: Think this might have something to do with the urgency of the need...
  20. Glevum Owl

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I am so glad you posted this. Spot on. I recently helped a friend set up his new Win 11 laptop during which MS shoved so much in my face that it wanted me to use. Even the Mac version of Edge is doing it e.g. constantly opening new tabs in the MS news page despite whatever’s in the settings. In...
  21. Glevum Owl

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    Definitely this. I PX'd my 5MKii for a MKiii mainly for the PDAF. I miss the MKii for exactly the reasons @BruceRH mentions but at the time I couldn't afford to keep it. Nowadays I look around for a small MF3 body to carry around in my pocket when out dog walking like an Oly Pen, Lumix GX800...
  22. Glevum Owl

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    A mint condition Olympus OM-D EM5 MkII body, black. I have and enjoy the plastic MkIII but miss the feel of the metal MkII.
  23. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Valoi easy35 - OK with M43?

    The price, delivered but before import costs was €214 or roughly £184. Total was therefore about £227. Since my purchase, I’ve noticed occasional deals come and go on the site. If you do go for the system and you want accessories then buy everything in one go to save on delivery charges.
  24. Glevum Owl

    What books are you reading for pleasure these days?

    I remember reading about the Mosquito in Commando comics. It fast became my favourite plane, beating the Spitfire, in my mind at least. Book added to Amazon wish list. Thanks @Richard! Anyway......... I’m trying to stay true to one of my New Year’s resolutions: to cut down on TV and read proper...
  25. Glevum Owl

    A Lightroom Reality Check

    @John King I have one friend who uses a very old version of SilkyPix (and another who still grumbles about the cancellation of Aperture). Software, like camera kit, is a highly personal thing. The only reason I persevere with LR and it's multiple niggles is that it does everything I want and...
  26. Glevum Owl

    A Lightroom Reality Check

    I've always held that the two primary principles of any technical hobby are "please yourself" and "whatever works". There's a piece of software my WinTel box I use for managing content on my Nokia 3330 (original version). The program's over 20 years old but works just fine. In using the word...
  27. Glevum Owl

    What books are you reading for pleasure these days?

    It's been a while. I keep forgetting this thread is here. To relax and gain an insight into the man: "We Need To Talk..." - Kevin Bridges' autobiography (2014). Because I think I need to be better informed: "How To Prevent Dementia", Dr. Richard Restock.
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    A Lightroom Reality Check

    Thanks. I'm 99.9% certain I'm OK but fear lives in the .1%! :ROFLMAO: Thanks again. At the beginning of last year I did try re-running face recognition and perceived some improvement but the 'hit rate' following the last two updates has dropped noticeably. One thing the Lightroom Queen thread...
  29. Glevum Owl

    A Lightroom Reality Check

    Okey dokey, then. I like Lightroom. It does everything I want in a way I'm used to, I can afford the hardware + storage to run it efficiently and effectively enough to fulfil my needs and the subscription model bothers me not one jot. I’m not having the best of weeks. An elderly relative’s...
  30. Glevum Owl

    A Lightroom Reality Check

    I'm the only person I know in the non-digital world using Lightroom Classic so would appreciate a reality check on my perception. Is it me or is LR's face recognition function getting worse? I have memories of it finding 90% of faces. Then a few updates ago the recognition rate fell to below...
  31. Glevum Owl

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I'm having similar performance issues with my 'small' 44K image collection so may I ask what drive and enclosure you've bought, please? Ta.
  32. Glevum Owl

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Congratulations on the 20D bargain. That was my first DSLR. Lovely, rich colours from the sensor. Have fun with it.
  33. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Your Treasured M43 'Sleeper Lens"?

    Us M43 users are somewhat spoiled for good portrait primes. We have the 45, 60 and, as you say, 75 lenses from which to choose. I considered the 75 but felt I couldn’t stand back far enough in the circumstances in which I usually shoot portraits. There’s also something about the feel of the...
  34. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Your Treasured M43 'Sleeper Lens"?

    Seconded. The O45 f1.8 is sometimes commented upon but gets far less attention than some other lenses. Punches way above its price point. I know someone who also had one but sold it. A while later he waxed lyrical over a few pictures I’d taken with mine then enquired as to what lens I’d used...
  35. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Valoi easy35 - OK with M43?

    Righty ho. My time is limited between now and Christmas but I’ll see about getting some info up in the New Year.
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    Micro 4/3 Valoi easy35 - OK with M43?

    The Valoi arrived today. It only took a five days in transit from Finland via DHL. That’s faster than some deliveries to me from UK suppliers. There was a sting in the tail: HMRC import duty and VAT adding another £43 to the bill. Not unexpected and not too bad considering I bought the unit at...
  37. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Valoi easy35 - OK with M43?

    Thanks for the swift responses and the useful tips. Just purchased the easy35. New toy here soon! :D
  38. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Valoi easy35 - OK with M43?

    Kamera store have a tempting Black Friday deal on the Valoi easy35 negative digitising system. I’ve tried a few other ways of digitising many years of 35 negs with limited success. Therefore I’m considering buying the easy35 system for use with an EM5iii and the Oly 60mm macro prime. Does...
  39. Glevum Owl

    Software Recovery Software

    Thank you for taking the time to look this up. I made time to try out Klennet's Carver software but sadly that didn't work either. Looks like I lost some of the files required to reconstruct the movies. Thanks again.
  40. Glevum Owl

    Use For Empty Canon Ink Bottles

    Canon Maxify GX7050. Model details are here. A fellow forum member took them off my hands and, judging by the rate at which the tanks are emptying with use, it might be some time before I have to order refills. Hands down it's the most ink efficient and therefore the most economic ink jet I've...
  41. Glevum Owl

    Software Recovery Software

    Final update. Concatenation failed so looks like I've lost the movies. My assumption is that either I didn't have any matching pairs or that the movies are split into more than two files. Anyway, with PhotoRec I have a new tool in the software kit bag. Thanks to @Taneli and everyone for...
  42. Glevum Owl

    Software Recovery Software

    Quick follow up for anyone interested. I downloaded and used PhotoRec to get back as much as possible from the SD Card. Good news - it recovered over 900 files, mainly .ORF photos, whereas the other solutions I tried managed a mere 200, at best. Bad news - the movie files are split in two...
  43. Glevum Owl

    Panasonic Considering getting a Panasonic LX10/LX15

    I had an LX15 (UK name for the LX10) and loved it but it didn't use it enough to warrant keeping it. Never wanted for an ND filter when using it and never had a real problem with (rare) sunshine in the UK. Smashing little camera. Enjoy.
  44. Glevum Owl

    Advice Wanted Lapel Mic Recommendation

    I sometimes use an Olympus LS P4 voice recorder as a video microphone on my Olympus OM-D EM5iii. This picks up ambient sound way better than the camera's built in mic(s). A friend's just asked me to record a few teaching videos for her clients and I need a lapel mic for the LS P4. I'm in the...
  45. Glevum Owl

    Software Recovery Software

    Not sure if this belongs here but I couldn’t see a more suitable area. Apologies if it’s in the wrong place. I stupidly erased all the images from SD card before I’d manually copied off a few .MOV files. I thought it’d be no problem as I have a data recovery program on my PC; Bitmart Restorer...
  46. Glevum Owl

    Software DxO PhotoLab 6

    I honestly cannot see anything to justify the general user buying the update. Certainly not me now that the M1 blue cast bug has been sorted in v6 although I've switched to LR's Denoise for most things. There's no, new big 'wow' feature in v7. I don't think I'm missing anything here. Given the...
  47. Glevum Owl

    October 2023 Lightroom Update

    I've just spent half an hour playing with the new blur function. This, coupled with the recent addition of the Denoise feature is saving me so much time. No more laborious manual editing or switching to another app. I still have to get my head around the Point Colour feature though.
  48. Glevum Owl

    Software DxO PhotoLab 6

    @Ghostbuggy Thanks for posting. That release slipped out. No email to established users either, certainly not to me. Comparing 7 with 6, there's no compelling reason for me to upgrade. All the new features seem to be for specialised workflows that I don't use. Pity as I've been a DxO user for...
  49. Glevum Owl

    Smartphone Cell Phone Camera photos

    It took me a few moments…. Very clever.
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