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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    Congrats Toby, if only I'd known we were allowed to photoshop our submissions I might have done the same. :D Thing is, I don't think this is your best image, I like the one of JP hitching a ride with Collard, I thought that was more "on theme". :D
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    ^ yep, the EM1 Mk2 would do the trick, I use it for "real" cars rather than radio controlled but it's perfect for the job!
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    Absolutely, I have the 2 x f/2.8 zooms and the 2 x TC's, and they all go in a relatively small and light shoulder bag, but I still have (FF eq) 24 - 600mm covered.
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    It does, and if you absolutely must have the reach the PL 100-400 does the trick, I just don't need it, so it's an easy choice for me, I don't use the 40-150 + TC combo because it's better per se, I use it because it suits what I do.
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    @the black fox not that I could tell, the 40-150mm f/2.8 is lightning fast, and fitting a TC to it seems to make no difference in that regard, but then I'm shooting cars and bikes, they're not so twitchy!! I don't want to sound too disparaging of the Panasonic 100-400mm, I didn't have it for...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    I've only really used it in anger at Snetterton, and when you're shooting far away cars / bikes at race circuits then atmospherics tend to play a role, but they would even with a longer lens and no TC I guess? For the short time I had the Panasonic 100-400mm, and used it at Snetterton (and...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    I have a few shots on Flickr with the 40-150mm f/2.8 + MC20 -> https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHfwQpm Not sure how representative they are, they're just some photos I took that I wanted to share, as opposed to demonstrate the MC20 specifically. Whilst I'd say it's true the lens isn't as sharp with TC...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    Here some photos taken by my rain-soaked EM1.2 at Aldershot yesterday. The amount of spray was a challenge early on:- The 40-150mm f/2.8 still did a good job resolving detail from one end of the track to the other:- I do like to try reflections in puddles when there's so much water...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    The EM1.2 was out today at a rain soaked Aldershot. Hard working camera, never lets me down:
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    Realised I haven't posted anything around here lately, so here's some snaps from September .... This is the MSC Gulsun, apparently the largest container ship in the world, docked at Felixstowe, which is close to me, but taken from Shotley peninsula which is the other side of the river. Don't...
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    MICRO 4/3 CAMERAS with any lens fitted

    The MSC Gulsun at Felixstowe dock (taken from Shotley on the opposite side of the River Orwell estuary), apparently the largest container ship in the world, 400m long, 23,756 containers.
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    Lightroom classic or Lightroom?

    Been wrestling with this question myself lately. Only been doing photography for the last couple of years and never used Lightroom Classic so went straight for the new "cloud" version. Nice simple interface and I like that it uploads my photos to the cloud straight away, although I've set...
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    Donington - advice needed

    Looks like I'm going to Donington on Sunday, a friend competes in a club bike competition, but I've never been and I hear it's not the greatest for photography with lots of safety fencing everywhere. As a Donington newbie, and bearing in mind what the circuit's like now, any advice anyone can...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    This to me epitomises m4/3, can you imagine anyone uttering that sentence with the words "EM1x" replaced by "D5", and "300 f4" replaced by "600 f4" ?? o_O
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    @Sootchucker thanks, exactly the feedback I was looking for!
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