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  1. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Gobbledegook Sign

    Either that or it is the new trend in Zen signage . . .
  2. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 GX85 . . . some sky shots

    (Images cross posted at M43) Cheers, Jock
  3. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Initial impressions of the GX85

    Martin, I owned the LX100 and loved it. BUT . . . it developed a dust spot on the sensor which is an expensive thing to clear ($100US at a camera repair shop), and there is no guarantee that it won't occur again. (I like to take pictures of the epic grandeur of the sky, and dust spots are...
  4. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Initial impressions of the GX85

    I've seen a lot of comments about the EVF, but I can't figure out why . . . I've had no problems with it. Cheers, Jock
  5. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Initial impressions of the GX85

    I like this camera. A lot. It seems “right sized” to me . . . not too big, not too small. It fits in my 11” x 9” x 3” shoulder bag with the 12-32 attached and the 45-150 next to it with room to spare. The “rangefinder” form factor seems right to me as well. It’s designed in such a way –...
  6. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 First light -- GX85

    Yes indeed! GX85 with 12-32 (top shot) and 45-150 (bottom shot). So far, it looks very promising. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 First light -- GX85

    Cheers, Jock
  8. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 A bit of lens porn

    F/1.2? I can feel the light being sucked out of the room. Cheers, Jock
  9. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Initial impressions of the Panasonic GX8 and 14-140

    (Also posted at MU43) It was this story in The Online Photographer that started this: That Addictive Little Sensor Several reviews gave the GX8 high marks for image quality. KEH had one used, as well as a sample of the Panny 14-140 lens. I gave KEH magic numbers, and a box of goodies arrived...
  10. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Say hello to my li'l frien' . . .

    I got it from KEH. About $360US, body only. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 Say hello to my li'l frien' . . .

    And, boy, is it little: I can hardly believe how diminutive the GM5 is. Check out this comparisons from camera size: With a 14-42 EZ attached, it easily slips into a jacket or coat pocket with plenty of room to spare. You can attach any M43 lens, get M43 IQ, and get at the sensor if it...
  12. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Surprise! I went nuts over a sunset . . .

    Thanks for the encouragement, Peter. I will keep them coming. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 Surprise! I went nuts over a sunset . . .

    Luke, I'm beginning to think that I "suffer" from SCD -- sunset compulsive disorder . . . I can't not photograph them. Actually, I don't suffer from it at all; I enjoy it! And my family are enablers . . . "Hey, Dad, did you look out the window?" The next sounds they are likely to hear is me...
  14. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Surprise! I went nuts over a sunset . . .

    (pix also posted at M4/3) Going out the door, I said to the better half, "It looks like it might be a good sunset. I want to see if I can get a couple of shots." 63 frames later . . . Cheers, Jock
  15. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Orion again . . . time exposure vs. "handheld starlight" mode

    You're right . . . good observation! It sparked a scenario in my brain: Poll taker: Sir, are you in favor of handheld starlight? Me: By golly, I am! However, you see more stars with a time exposure . . . Cheers, Jock
  16. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Orion again . . . time exposure vs. "handheld starlight" mode

    13 second, f/1.8 (17mm), OMD EM5 II, ISO 200 2x digital zoom, same settings handheld starlight (on tripod), ISO 12,800, takes multiple shots, stacks them: 2x digital, handheld starlight: All SOOC jpegs. Cheers, Jock
  17. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 What a difference a half hour makes . . .

    Cooper's pond at 4:47 pm At 5:15 pm: OMD EM5 II with 14-42 EZ Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 A little night music . . . Orion at 5 am

    OMD EM5 II, 17mm/f1.8, processed and converted to B&W through luminar Here are the originals Shot originally with "handheld starlight" mode . . . but mounted on a tripod. The second shots in each pair were done with the 2X digital teleconverter engaged. Focus was achieved manually by...
  19. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Neato pancake lens: Olympus 14-42 EZ

    Check this, caught today, solely because I decided at the last second to bring a camera: God blowing smoke rings??!! weird cloud Cheers, Jock
  20. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Neato pancake lens: Olympus 14-42 EZ

    My photographic style is "opportunistic." I like to carry a camera with me everywhere and see what happens. It seems to be an inevitable rule of life that if I don't have a camera with me, there is always something really striking that I could have taken a picture of. Right now, I have several...
  21. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Just fooling around with Macro

    I see that VenusLens has come up with a new 60mm 2x macro lens -- Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro -- and that prompted me to fool around with the macro function on the Olympus 12-50 lens. Push the MACRO button on the side of the lens, slide the zoom ring all the way forward (toward the...
  22. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 If you have ever wondered about the weatherproofing of Olympus cameras . . .

    This posting from The Online Photographer is pretty interesting: How Weatherproof Are Olympus Cameras? Be sure to read the comments. They are pretty good too. Cheers, Jock
  23. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Dust -- explicative deleted dust -- in my LX100

    Well, probably not, but I have seen a lot of nice pictures posted by happy LX100 owners. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 Dust -- explicative deleted dust -- in my LX100

    In my view, the issue isn't the warranty; it's that the LX100 has a fixed lens. Cleaning a camera with a fixed lens is more expensive than cleaning a camera with a removable lens. Both of my Olympus OMDs have a self-cleaning routine that shakes dust off the sensor. No problems so far. I picked...
  25. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 "Romantic" moon attempt

    Periodically, I have this conversation with the Better Half. BH: There's a beautiful moon out tonight, could you get a picture of it? Me: I'll try. Ten minutes later, superzoom in hand: Me: What do you think? BH: It looks like something NASA would take. I want a romantic moon. Below, some...
  26. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 An experimenting with creating a composite image

    A couple of more attempts, trying to maintain the same plane of focus, as Luke suggested. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 An experimenting with creating a composite image

    Thanks. Very helpful. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 An experimenting with creating a composite image

    I took these, shot at 24mm with the OMD EM5 And used ICE to pull them together into this . . . Cheers, Jock (one frame didn't lock focus; gotta watch that!)
  29. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Those lights in the window . . .

    OMD EM5, Olympus 14-150 Squiggles are caused by reflections of filaments. Cheers, Jock
  30. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 OMD EM5 owner purchases OMD EM5 II – impressions so far

    The initial purchase of the OMD EM5 (the mark I version) was purely a reaction to my much loved FX200 superzoom getting a spec of dust on its sensor. $100 later, it was fixed, but there was no guarantee that the dust-on-sensor problem would not reoccur. What was clearly needed was a camera that...
  31. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 While filling the bird feeders . . .

    Caught this contrail illuminated by the rising sun and a crow headed to, well, wherever crows head to in the early morning. OMD EM5 12-50mm, heavily cropped. Cheers, Jock
  32. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 OMD EM5 MkII first light

    Whatever you celebrate, may the joy and peace of the season and the love of family and friends be yours! Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 Sunset tonight OMD EM5

    Cheers, Jock
  34. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 A small experiment . . .

    The ability to take pictures unobtrusively seems like a useful skill, so I decided to experiment with shooting with a camera cupped in the palm of my hand while wandering around the house in the early morning. I tried it first with the Fuji XP90. A disaster . . . blurry, out of focus...
  35. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Some shots from today's assignment

    The great range of the 14-150/EM5 combo made it really easy to cover this event. I was able to photograph each of the brass ensemble members from the same position that I took the overall shot of the ensemble. There were media (TV, newspapers) working the event, so I didn't want to get in the...
  36. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Some thoughts on the OMD EM5/Olympus Travel Lens Kit combo

    Biro, First, thanks for the encouragement. For really long-range stuff, a superzoom is unbeatable. 1200mm, handheld? Doable. But when I shot the kettle kickoff for the Salvation Army here in Troy, NY, yesterday -- Some shots from today's assignment -- I brought both the Sony HX400V and the OMD...
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    Micro 4/3 Some shots from today's assignment

    Kettle kickoff for the Salvation Army, Troy, NY. Shot with OMD EM5 and 14-150. The camera/lens combo performed admirably. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 Some thoughts on the OMD EM5/Olympus Travel Lens Kit combo

    The Travel Lens Pack, which contains the Olympus 14-150mm zoom and the 17mm f/1.8 prime, has had the effect of transforming my opinion of the OMD EM5. Don’t get me wrong: the OMD EM5 is a fine camera. I picked one up as a factory refurb with the 12-50 internally zooming weatherproof lens with...
  39. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Nice sunset tonight OMD EM5

    Cheers, Jock
  40. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Important stuff I learned about the OM-D E-M5

    When my Panasonic FZ200 sucked up some dust onto its sensor and had to be repaired, I picked up a refurb OM-D E-M5 with weather-resistant, internally zooming 12-50mm lens. I figured I would use it for photography under inclement conditions. Mostly I used it for sky photography because I really...
  41. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Milky way attempt...

    This should prove helpful anyone attempting Milky Way photography Lonely Speck
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    Micro 4/3 Dust -- explicative deleted dust -- in my LX100

    Bill, Thanks for your kind and thoughtful reply. I have now made a personal resolution that I will not in future purchase high-buck cameras with fixed lenses. As to: "Why shoot at f/16?" In a very tangential way, you had some influence. Remember your post "F/8 and be there, I'm now an author"...
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    Micro 4/3 Dust -- explicative deleted dust -- in my LX100

    Have your Leicas been dust free? Am really looking for a dust free solution for my sky photography. No problems so far with with OMS and dust/moisture-resistant lens, but it is slow . . . Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 Dust -- explicative deleted dust -- in my LX100

    At f.16 it is readily visible But at f.5.6, it seems to disappear . . . Costs about $100 to clean, with no guarantee that it won't reappear. And, of course, shooting the sky is one way to really highlight dust. Who here has had problems with dust? Advice, counsel? Who has a camera with a...
  45. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 A bit of intel from Olympus tech support

    Thank you for contacting Olympus Technical Support, NO. The E-M5 will not withstand total submersion no matter how brief. The camera will surely fail in submersed. The camera and lens are considered splash proof, However I feel that I need to tell you that the potential force that one...
  46. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 The dawn patrol strikes again . . . LX100 time lapse

    Another experiment to see what the LX100 is capable of. Cheers, Jock
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    Micro 4/3 A couple of more tricks the OM-D E-M5 with 12-50 can pull off

    Awesome! I am so pleased the post proved useful. Nice image! Cheers, Jock
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