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

    .... @Sootchucker Andrew was selling his E-M1X in TP Classifieds but I think he has changed his mind. Olympus were offering some very heavy discounts but I think that campaign has ended now.
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... My lens hood burst apart on a sandy beach and so several springs were also lost! It is a very common problem which Olympus are aware of. There is a lens hood made by a third-party for Canon which is exactly the same size and profile and fits perfectly but only reversible, not clever...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... It's usual to need to reset the Language and Time after an Olympus Firmware update. Please let us know if the new version tracks cats and dogs is improved. Mine, not latest Dec2020 Firmware, did a very good job of tracking a Lurcher running on the beach last weekend - I think I have it...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... I'm very happy with this particular image, Jeff. The light was much better than the one in my Reply #21,991 and was coming at a slight side angle. The rock layers are at all sorts of angles and stepped tiers and some light is reflected from the rock pools etc. For me, a bigger crop would...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... Overall I had a great day and had enough shots to be happy with but did hit the limits of what I could do in poor light at a distance. Jeff is an excellent photographer but I'm not sure he could match his birds quality if standing side by side with me shooting surfers. I put the noisy...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... And if the subject is at long distance. Oh dear, this means I should start considering the big expensive ED 150-400mm+1.25x Pro. This was closer and much better and I am very happy with this shot, also on the MC-20: LIVING DANGEROUSLY! by Robin Procter, on Flickr The light was so much...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    For those interested in the Olympus ED 100-400mm + MC-20 combo (on a E-M1X), having spent a dawn-til-dusk day shooting surfers in action in Kernowfornia I can report that it's not good. All my images were shot on a tripod. It was a changeable day regarding the light and generally cloudy...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... No point giving feedback unless it's honest, so: #2 is soft focus and the Blue Tits heads a bit soft too, doubtless due to their ultra fast movement - Small birds are often tricky! Your shutter speed and aperture settings will influence sharpness too and we don't know what your settings...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... The ED 40-150mm Pro is a fabulous lens as others will also tell you. Just in case you find this info helpful, it performs very well with even the 2x MC-20 mounted - I have used that combo a lot until I bought the ED 100-400mm.
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    Sensible monitor for new Mac mini M1

    .... Have you had first hand poor experiences with EIZO monitors?
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    Sensible monitor for new Mac mini M1

    .... I have never experienced such performance problems on mine. But I have had occasional 'snow storm' if waking up the screen before the Mac has got going but an Off/On the monitor switch reboots everything as it should be. This does not happen often and is probably down to me and because I...
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... No problem Joe. We have each independently confirmed the same advice and this will help the OP superpippo.
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    Sensible monitor for new Mac mini M1

    ....EIZO 27-inch. I bought mine from WEX but don't remember the price. Superb monitor! Like you, I had also upgraded to a Mac Mini from a 2015 iMac (27-inch).
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... Leave both On and the body and lens will electronically communicate accordingly. The ED 100-400mm is unable to Sync to gain the extra IS axis which some bodies have whereas the ED Pro lenses can fully Sync.
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-M1, E-M10 & Mark 2 Owners Thread

    .... Shots #3 and #4 are the winners for me - Both stunning!!
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