1. MiguelATF

    Micro 4/3 Around town ... (PART 1)

    I live in Talent, Oregon, a small town in southern part of the state, whose population hovers somewhere between 6 and 7 thousand. I live in an old (1902) farmhouse just outside of city limits - where the countryside intersects, with varying degrees of discomfort, with the ever expanding city...
  2. Jock Elliott

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

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

    Micro 4/3 Micro 4/3 macro with Oly 60mm

    Noticed a few people on other threads mentioning the Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro lens - I have had the Oly 60 lens for a while now but not shot much with it (bought when local temps about -28C, not ideal for patient outdoor close focus), so now in temporarily warm place, I am doing more close range...
  4. 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...
  5. theoldsmithy

    Infrared Gear Kind of infrared-ish

    As per technique suggested by @ajramirez ... I hope I got this right Fake infrared-ish by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. S

    Micro 4/3 The battery is charging :-)

    I got the silver body LX100 today. Now I'll need some hicap cards. I have 5-6 of these web pouches. They are just the right size for the flash and 1 battery and the camera. I'll need to add a strap, the back is standard web gear clips. Don't worry that metal clip on the front, it's covered on...
  9. cacau

    Micro 4/3 One of my first shots with Panasonic TZ100

    Last week I received my new TZ/SZ100, and is under severe scrutiny. IQ seems on par with the best of it's class - actually corners are a little bit less clear than those of my RX100mkIII at 24/25-28mm eq. I've seen some reviews telling that the lens is somewhat soft at 50mm, but for me IQ is...
  10. gryphon1911

    Micro 4/3 EM1 Mk II... Is a beast

    It is a great for sure. Got it last night. Had a chance to use it today for a video shoot I was doing. More in depth review in a few days once I get a chance to really run it. It handled video like a champ though. Only used in 1080/60. No chance to try the 4k yet. Initial thoughts: Larger...
  11. Fadzai Saungweme

    Micro 4/3 LX100 RAW Picture Profiles

    As you all might know, Lightroom only supports the Adobe standard color calibration profile which is extremely muted and flat. What do you guys use in your Lightroom settings to get your images to appear as they do on the camera display? I've spent all day looking for a solution, and I can't...
  12. Tilman Paulin

    Micro 4/3 Micro43 photo "advent calendar"

    Thread can be deleted... changed my mind about it... Sorry about that :)
  13. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Sunset tonight OMD EM5

    Cheers, Jock
  14. 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...
  15. P

    Micro 4/3 Why can't I love my G5?

    Apologies for the thinking aloud, but maybe something will come out of it... My camera history over the last 7 or 8 years - LX3 which was my first serious digital camera, traded it in for a GX1 which I really liked but developed multiple faults probably due to being rattled about on a lot of...
  16. S Noel

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic or Oly 25mm for Landscape

    Looking for clean detail. Oh, the wife captured my Pana 20mm, sooo....
  17. Jock Elliott

    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
  18. Jock Elliott

    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...
  19. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Nice sunset tonight OMD EM5

    Cheers, Jock
  20. theoldsmithy

    Micro 4/3 Fireworks

    I tried to get some shots of the fireworks at our village display last week. It's harder than you'd think. These are E-M10 with Oly 17mm f1.8. And one of the local youths playing with fire! Just flaming torches, nothing for any health & safety professional to get worried about :)
  21. 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...
  22. D

    Micro 4/3 Milky way attempt...

    Shot with Panasonic 15mm and epl5. Just a single frame.
  23. Jock Elliott

    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...
  24. M

    Micro 4/3 LX100 Successor?

    With the LX10 having now been announced, seems like the LX100 successor is next in line. Anyone heard of an expected announcement date?
  25. S Noel

    Micro 4/3 Been gone for a while.

    Hello, Been gone for a while, with the camera in Summer hibernation. Decided to break it out for the coming Winter season. When I searched out the PL, I found myself back in time, at SC, and thought I'd taken a serious wrong turn! What's this? And, Amin as a cartoon creature? Anyway the battery...
  26. 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...
  27. 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
  28. S

    Micro 4/3 D-LUX 4 (LX3) - Can't figure out Auto Focus Area

    Hi. I've been wanting to try the LX series for a while and just picked up a D-LUX 4. I know this camera is old but I hope someone here can help. I'm having trouble with Auto Focus. I've tried both Spot and 1-Area but neither are doing what I would expect them to do. I'm in a dimly lit room...
  29. S

    Micro 4/3 First walk around Oly Pen-F and Pana 12-60 Lens

    I have had the Olympus Pen-F since it was released but just picked up the Panasonic 12-60 to see if I like it as a walk-around/travel lens. So far the impressions (after just getting it) are very good. Nice and light - balances well with the Pen-F. AF was very quick - even in some dimly lit...
  30. D

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic ZS-100 Latest Images

    No. 1: A memorial, temporary I think, outside of the Gibbes outdoor exhibit area in Charleston. Something to raise awareness about the homeless. No. 2: A very small leaf cluster, macro setting. No. 3: People playing Pokemon at the local park. Panasonic ZS-100, f.3.5, 1/2000 handheld, ISO 200...
  31. S

    Micro 4/3 A visit to the juggernaut etc.

    Some pics from a recent trip to India. The full post here: Visiting the Juggernaut
  32. JKLso

    Micro 4/3 Throwback kit

    I've migrated slowly (and not completely) from Pentax gear to an EM10 and ePL5 plus basic (excellent!) kit lenses. Rather than spend more on the Pentax gear I found a nice (Ex-) E500 and the bizarre kit team of 11-22 and 18-180mm, plus the 35 macro. I almost bought an E500 back in 2008 and have...
  33. MiguelATF

    Micro 4/3 GM5 Impressions

    It's taken me awhile to start warming to the (lightly used) GM5 I picked up a month or two back. Have been doing a lot of writing lately and that hasn't left me for much time for photography...apart from the ubiquitous iPhone that is always in my pocket (and which is a surprisingly powerful...
  34. S

    Micro 4/3 LX100 at Gardens by the Bay

    Just moved to Singapore and decided to put the LX100 through its paces. More here: Testing the LX100 in Singapore
  35. theoldsmithy

    Micro 4/3 Croft Castle

    Haven't been to Croft Castle for a few years. The walled garden was looking very pretty despite the recent rains. All LX100, processing from RAW in LRCC. If anyone knows what the plant is in #4 please let me know! Croft Castle 1 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr Croft Castle 2 by Martin...
  36. P

    Micro 4/3 Back in the game with a GF5

    My lovely GX1 has developed several faults after too many trips rattling around in a cycle bag, still usable but not ideal. I dithered with the idea of replacing it with something more compact like the LX100, but in the end I like the change of mindset a change of lens can produce. Now I've...
  37. Casey

    Micro 4/3 Got a new to me LX100, now what?

    Well, my willpower was all but gone today when I saw an open box LX100 at the store. Seemed in great condition, with all the goodies. I can return it if I don't love it so that's not a concern. Only thing is that it is missing a manual. So, what tips do I need to know right away? I know it's...
  38. theoldsmithy

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic LF1: worth swapping from TZ60?

    Of late I have been rather disappointed with the output from my TZ60, especially on dull days. In good light it's really quite good but when the skies are grey colours get muddy and contrast suffers too. I don't really use the long end of the zoom very often so I'm wondering whether the LF1...
  39. S

    Micro 4/3 AF of Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies

    I just received the Panasonic 12-32 Pancake lens with the intention of using it on my Olympus Pen-F. I have been "testing" it against the Olympus 14-42EZ Pancake that I already have and noticed that in low to dim lighting, the Panasonic lens hunts much more often and even when it obtains AF...
  40. S

    Micro 4/3 Exposure difference between Olympus and Panasonic Lenses???

    Has anyone noticed a difference in exposure between Panasonic and Olympus lenses? I have the Pen-F which really - at least for me - screams for small primes and pancakes. I had the Olympus 14-42EZ pancake and got the Panasonic 12-32 Pancake to compare. And while doing some VERY unscientific...
  41. S

    Micro 4/3 Olympus Pen-F (some flowers in B&W)

    Recently got the Olympus Pen-F and love it. Was doing some simple comparison shots between the Olympus 14-42EZ lens (that I had) and the Panasonic 12-32 (that I just got) and still have not decided which lens I prefer to keep. Anyway, was taking some shots of some nearby flowers that were still...
  42. S

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic 12-32 pancake zoom on Olympus body

    i just picked up the Olympus Pen-F and I really would prefer not to either deal with switching primes all the time (just me though I do love walking around with a single lens) or the larger "pro" zooms which to me are better fitted for the larger OMD style bodies. I have the Olympus 14-42 EZ...
  43. drd1135

    Micro 4/3 New Olympus video cam is really small

    (FT5) Detailed info about the new Olympus “TG-Tracker” action camera – 43 Rumors I admit I know next to nothing about video, but it's noticeably smaller than an E-P1. Maybe when I get grandchildren :-)
  44. theoldsmithy

    Micro 4/3 Across the seas with the LX100

    Well not very far across the seas to be honest, the 30 minute crossing to the Isle of Wight, but still new territory for me and my good lady wife. One of the highlights of the IoW is Osborne House which you may or may not know was the home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. I have to say it...
  45. S

    Micro 4/3 Times Square, NYC - first afternoon with Pen-F

    Some more shots from my first afternoon (pre-Concert) with the Olympus Pen-F. All SOOC JPEGs, albeit with Color Profile 2 and B&W Profile 2. Really enjoying the experience with the camera - even getting used to having the fully articulated LCD vs the tilt type that I generally prefer. Also...
  46. S

    Micro 4/3 First evening with Pen-F

    I picked up my new Pen-F yesterday afternoon (replacing my EM-10v2) and love it. Brought along a few charged batteries and my 14-42EZ lens, spent some time in Times Square learning the camera and changing most of my settings and then had a concert at BB Kings with The Rides (great Blues/Rock...
  47. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 The dawn patrol (LX100) . . .

    Sunrise about 5:00-5:45 am today at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, NY. In chronological order, from top to bottom. Cheers, Jock
  48. Biro

    Micro 4/3 The New King of Bokeh?

    The new king of bokeh... according to Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer... Open Mike: New King of Bokeh
  49. P

    Micro 4/3 Parkinsons Has Its Uses After All (Click to watch/listen)

    Can't beat a Parkinsons drum roll!!! Camera Video by Panasonic FZ1000 Music by ZZ Top Drumming by Me ! Drum Kit by Cinnamon Jelly on the iPad Parkinson's Has Its Uses!! by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
  50. theoldsmithy

    Micro 4/3 LX100 goes to Devon

    Another trademark packed weekend away. This time we stayed in Dartmouth, South Devon. A very pretty place on the Dart estuary with lots going on and a ridiculous number of hills! NB all photos have been tweaked to some extent; mostly just my LX100 preset applied in LR but a few also in Color...
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