1. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 The gift that keeps on giving . . .

    The sky! Tonight . . . just minutes ago . . . Romanced with Luminar 3: Crop one: Crop two: Cheers, Jock
  2. L

    Micro 4/3 Oly omd em-1 mk II vs Panasonic G95

    Hi, I'm considering these 2 camera's. Does anyone have experience with 1 or both? Since the lens I'm inquiring about are pany lens. I might as well get 1 lens thrown in with the body for free. What is the performance like with both? Are they comparable? I already have the omd em 1 mark I...
  3. L

    Micro 4/3 Considering these lens

    Hi, I had lens lens bookmarked for purchase. Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Panasonic 45-175mm f4-5.6 Does anyone use these? I'm going to get the panasonic 20mm 1.7, for my fast prime. But want some general lens I had a similar thread, so if this is redundant please delete thx,
  4. Walter Palmer

    Micro 4/3 Morning fog. West Virginia, USA. 2021.

    Morning fog. West Virginia, USA. October 2021.
  5. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 This is one TOUGH camera . . .

    I fell yesterday on Peebles Island. We were 9/10 of the way around the perimeter trail. One moment I was walking beside the spotter-in-chief, and the next I was on my back in the dirt. Could be I stepped on a root or a stone or maybe just rolled my ankle. The spotter-in-chief would later say...
  6. gryphon1911

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6

    I find this lens to be rather underrated. I think the f/4-5.6 aperture scares some people away from it. I'll start off the showcase with some of my favorites images from this lens. 1 2 3 4 5 6
  7. Kevin

    Micro 4/3 What does this part of the Micro 4/3 logo mean?

    Trying to educate myself a bit on this one.... With the existing Micro 4/3 smilie, what is the mark at start of it and what does it mean? 🤔 Kinda' looks like an upside down 'n'.
  8. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Seen while out and about

    The Oly M1 is the quickest deploying camera I own. Push the power lever forward, and it's ready to go, no waiting for anything. Some quick grabs while the spotter-in-chief was driving. Cheers, Jock
  9. phigmov

    Micro 4/3 HDMI out for older m43 (-> USB capture card)

    I'm looking to experiment with using one of my older m43 cameras as a webcam replacement now we're stuck WFH in NZ for a few more weeks. I have a generic USB3 capture card which takes HDMI-in and is plug 'n play - Windows 10 picks it up and recognises it immediately as a video source. If I...
  10. L

    Micro 4/3 lens advice

    Hi I've compiled a list of lens I would like to purchase down the road. Does anyone use these lens and what is the sweet spot for said lens? 1) Olympus 17mm f2.8 2) Panasonic 17mm f2.8 3) Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 4) Panasonic 45-175mm f4-5.6 the sweet spot I'm referring to...
  11. L

    Micro 4/3 Getting started with manual focus

    Hi, I have an Olympus OMD-EM1 mark 1. I bought a Nikon adapter for it. I would like some set up tips for using Nikon glass in manual focus. I made shutter priority on the mode dial set for manual focus with 2 buttons dedicated to focus peaking and the other button for magnify. Is that all I...
  12. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Gave the "foul weather camera" a serious work-out today and found some interesting stuff

    Took a walk in the rain at Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville, NY, near Lock 5 of the Champlain Canal. We think this is a weather station: With optional equipment: We found holes dug in the ground with what we believe are the remains of turtle eggs nearby. We what we don't know is if the...
  13. drd1135

    Micro 4/3 New Pen Leaked

    This could tempt me if it’s small with decent ibis. I still have some nice mu43 lenses. https://www.43rumors.com/first-leaked-image-of-the-new-olympus-e-p7-and-8-25mm-pro-lens/#disqus_thread I’d really like to see this new company survive. I like the digital pens.
  14. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Sometimes gorgeous just is . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  15. William Lewis

    Micro 4/3 Pocket Rocket - E-PL1

    A bit long in the tooth and on the low spec side these days but it's still got a bit of charm to it. Now with the classic Olympus 17/2.8 and a VF2 evf, I'll probably keep it handy in the truck. A test image, shot in RAW, then played with a bit in Capture One Pro: I really love the way...
  16. Walter Palmer

    Micro 4/3 Mustang!?

    So..... this is a Mustang??!! This may be why it's better to "Never grow up!" I think my eyes are bleeding.
  17. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Anybody got a spare Olympus M1 hotshoe cover?

    Just read the Olympus encyclical on "Weather resistance," and apparently the M1 isn't fully weather resistant unless the hot shoe cover is in place. Or perhaps someone can recommend a replacement that actually worked for them . . . there are lots out there . . . is there one that works well...
  18. agentlossing

    Micro 4/3 DPR Interview w/OMDS Mentions Computational Imaging

    https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/1852244131/interview-aki-murata-of-omds-olympus-we-re-more-flexible-now Among the interesting things mentioned by this OMDS exec is computational imaging, in a way that's "new to the market." I have been thinking for a while now that the micro four thirds...
  19. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Pileated!

    Pileated woodpeckers are notoriously shy. They play coy. Get too close, and they slide around to the other side of the tree so you can't see them. But on a walk in Sodus, NY, I got one who wanted to pose for me. I call this a "God likes me" moment. Cheers, Jock
  20. bysearching

    Micro 4/3 Lens recommendations, please

    I lost my camera and lenses in Africa when we couldn't get back because of the pandemic. A short trip turned into a permanent move. I'm looking to replace the lost camera with an Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II. Most of the cameras I'm looking at come with no lens or the stock 12-42mm lens that I'm not...
  21. Turbogirlie

    Micro 4/3 Olympus build quality?

    I bought my Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Kit (F2.8 12-40 pro lens) back at the beginning of January this year, new from HDEW. Imagine my horror tonight when I realised the seal had torn & come free from the lens - so much for it being a Pro lens too! Have emailed HDEW as will be covered under...
  22. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Niagara Falls

    Today. Foul weather camera. Cheers, Jock
  23. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Quick . . . the sky is on fire

    Waaaay out west . . . western New York State, that is, my sister-in-law was opening the living room drapes, when the spotter-in-chief (aka better half), practically shouts, "Quick, look at that sky! Get your camera!" I'm lolling in a recliner, in my jammies, "Hurry up!" she says as I struggle...
  24. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 The mystery of the UFOs . . . solved!

    Marco Rubio was caught in an airport the other day by a Vlogger who was quizzing him about UFOs. He said: "We have stuff flying over our sensitive military installations, and we don't know what it is. If it is from 'somewhere else,' that is of concern. If it is from another country, that is...
  25. drd1135

    Micro 4/3 This is a Weird Rumor

  26. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Magnificent sunset tonight

    Cheers, Jock
  27. drd1135

    Micro 4/3 Which OMD for you?

    I was browsing the Olympus outlet’s refurbished camera site, and the E-M5 iii and E-M1ii were both available for $875. Which would you pick?
  28. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Sometimes I just get sucked in by the light . . .

    Solar-powered Christmas lantern with twinkling LEDs. Cheers, Jock
  29. gryphon1911

    Micro 4/3 Backlit Tree 4 Ways

    Used the Oly 9mm fisheye lens and processing in Nik Analog Efex, then created a collage with Google Photos app. Images processed with: TL: Classic Camera 9 TR: Double Exposure 6 BL: Motion 9 BR: Rich Ferrotype 8
  30. MiguelATF

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic's in-camera Monochrome filter/s

    I am currently using a slightly out-of-date Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera - but like quite a few Lumixes I've used in the past, it features some nifty in-camera monochrome 'styles'. Which, to be honest, most of the time I never use - I've always tended to do monochrome conversions from RAW files...
  31. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Peebles Island -- last day of the year

    A gray, grim day. The water going over the dam was amazing. The eagles nest looked forlorn. This was the only wildlife we found. The water flow almost flattened the rapids. Cheers, Jock
  32. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Two feet of snow, then high temps and rain wipe out the snow, then . . .

    Heartbreaking pretty today. Cheers, Jock
  33. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 This is what "hammered" looks like . . .

    Remember this . . . first light from the foul weather camera? This is what hammered by a snowstorm looks like (from this am) Cheers, Jock
  34. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 The Alps of the Sky

    Adirondack Northway this AM, northbound for church. The better half says, "Look, the Alps of the Sky!" Nuff said. The foul weather camera strikes again. Cheers, Jock
  35. AndyH44

    Micro 4/3 Startling Comparison ...

    Just had to find out what all the fuss was about the Olympus 12-100 f4 Pro lens, so I rented one to compare with my Lumix 12-60 f3.5-5.6 and my Lumix 45-175 f4-5.6. Now, both my Lumix lenses possess extremely good IQ, but I didn't expect them to be as good, if not better than the Oly 12-100...
  36. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Fooling around with the M1 and Oly 25mm f1.8

    All SOOC. Cheers, Jock
  37. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 North Ponds, Webster, NY

    Cheers, Jock
  38. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Christmas decoration-- sometimes the camera's response just blows me away

    Cheers, Jock (the foul weather camera strikes again.)
  39. grebeman

    Micro 4/3 My first ever JPEG only shoot, in the orchard

    As part of my cunning plan to stave off insanity during the covid situation I've spent some time trying to set up satisfactory jpeg outputs from some of my Panasonic cameras. This morning was my first attempt at anything other than a standard test subject, the view from my kitchen door. My...
  40. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Awesome skies again, tried a couple of panoramas

    And, a crop of the panorama: Cheers, Jock
  41. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Another sky party this evening . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  42. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 The "foul weather" camera strikes again . . .

    Just minutes ago. And what was the foul weather? The sky is on fire! Cheers, Jock
  43. AndyH44

    Micro 4/3 Sentinel Dome Sunset in Yosemite

    Last night on Sentinel Dome .....
  44. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Foul weather camera -- first light

    Thanks to the kindness of one of the denizens here, I am now in possession of a camera that will be my go-to rig when the snow flies, the rain falls, the sleet drives, etc. It is an Olympus OMD E-M1 original edition, fitted with the Olympus 14-150 MkII. This gives me 28-300 e, extending to 600...
  45. Steve Noel

    Micro 4/3 Favorite walkabout prime?

    I have the Olympus E-M5i. I am now carrying it with a 35mm adapted lens. I am thinking of moving to a AF prime, in the same general focal length. I shoot almost all outdoors, in all light conditions, and am looking for the cleanest detail and color, that I can get. My budget is very tight. The...
  46. Walter Palmer

    Micro 4/3 Adjust lens mount of E-M5.2?

    The mount of one of my E-M5.2s is quite tight. Tight enough to be a "bother" when it is used. Has anyone here ever adjusted your lens mount? Any special secrets? I'm sure it is "within tolerances", but surely mine is not the first one to just be too tight to mount or remove a lens.
  47. davidzvi

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Olympus 12-45 f/4 Pro

    Finally for a chance to get out with the new lens. Here are a few from my favorite local rock wall.
  48. gryphon1911

    Micro 4/3 EM5 mark iii shutter shock

    So, I’m playing about with the above mentioned camera and try as I might, I can’t seem to get a sharp image. I “think” I have anti shock shutter options on , set at 0 seconds. Unlike the older models, there is no “diamond” option to select. It appears from the manual that the turning on of...
  49. MiguelATF

    Micro 4/3 The Pergear 25mm f/1.8 - cheap fun

    A week or so ago, I bought a lightly-used Olympus E-P3 on a whim - I'd always wanted one - and the gentleman who sold it to me included a very inexpensive lens which he said he had no need for, but claimed was rather decent. The lens is made by Pergear - a Chinese company I know nothing about -...
  50. mike3996

    Micro 4/3 Despite lust towards FF and DSLR dinosaurs, I'm just drifting towards m4/3...

    Yeah... the title has it. The optical viewfinder appeals to me but when it comes to shop lenses for this new system I just can't seem to find anything that I'd like. For example... I'm visioning an older 70-200 mm lens to play around with Nikon. I'm imagining an old f/2.8 design won't be...