1. Nawty

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    Only you can really know what focal lengths you need, you have the classic lengths covered so what else do you want?
     
  2. Sootchucker

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    Everything :D

    Thanks all.
     
  3. the black fox

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    There is a thread for MFT pics in photos for pleasure , can you post these there as well please
     
  4. Jake

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    Sure.
     
  5. Ste_S

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    My E-M5's shutter has just stuck, annoyingly while I'm on holiday. Tried whacking the base plate with lens off and power on, no joy.

    Borked ?
     
  6. snerkler

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    Unfortunately it sounds so :( What's the shutter count roughly, any idea?
     
  7. Ste_S

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    No, can't get to the menus either with the shutter down. It was a purchase from MPB just over three weeks ago so will see what their customer support is like I guess...
    Annoying that it's happened on holiday, luckily I have Canon EOS 300x with a few rolls of Ektar with me also
     
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  8. Jake

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    Contact MPB asap even if you can't send it back until you're away.

    Warranty is for 1 month, so you should be good!
     
  9. GreenNinja67

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    According to MPB's T&Cs they give normally a 6 month warranty so you should be fine.
     
  10. Ste_S

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    Contacted MPB, will await a reply.

    Has anyone here experience the shutter lock up problem with OM-D cameras ? It appears it was a common failing with early E-M5 and E-M10 models ?
     
  11. snerkler

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    No, but after a quick google it does seem like it's not an uncommon issue :(
     
  12. Ste_S

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    Yeah, I noticed also. I really like the E-M5. It does everything I need to whilst being cheap second hand, shame it appears as though it's not that reliable over time
     
  13. snerkler

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    Whilst not ‘uncommon’ you’re still pretty damn unlucky to have a failure :( I haven’t a clue really but I bet percentage failures is less than 0.05%
     
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  15. jakeblu

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    I feel for you, I had the sunspot issue in my EVF, and there are seemingly lots of posts when I googled it. But in all reality, its quite rare and I was extremely unlucky for it to have happened to me. I don't think anyone on this forum has had the same issue.

    As disappointed and annoyed as I was when it happened, It didn't put me off olympus, still shooting with my, replaced, EM5 MKII (y)
     
  16. jakeblu

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    Just a heads up, I have a wanted thread looking for a Oly 40-150mm f4-5.6 if anyone is thinking of moving one on.
     
  17. popcorn

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    From a recent trip to the North East

    EM10mkii +12-40mm f2.8 @ 23mm, 30sec, F9, ISO200

    [​IMG]Steetly Pier by Chris Gash, on Flickr
     
  18. jakeblu

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    Lovely image excellent front to back focus.
     
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  19. popcorn

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    thanks, much appreciated
     
  20. Box Brownie

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  22. AMcUK

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    Nothing within a 100 miles of me by the looks of things.
    Pity it might be fun but I really don't need my appetite whetting for a camera and lenses I can't afford ;)
     
  23. Box Brownie

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    Perhaps worth bookmarking in case something comes up?
     
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  24. akr

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  25. Jake

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    Got up earlier than needed for work today and took my camera gear then made a pit stop on the way to the Office.

    [​IMG]

    Been spying this location out for a few weeks and have been waiting for the right combination of low tide and sunrise time!

    Been in the office all day just itching to get home and process up the photos.
     
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  26. jakeblu

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    @Jake Another lovely shot. It must be great to have that scene on your drive to work.
     
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  27. Jake

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    Thanks! This is just the behind the scenes from the phone. Fingers crossed the one from the actual camera is good :D

    Location wise I am blessed. LOTS of good spots all within close proximity either by car, foot, or train. A friend at work does landscape work and in a few works when we start getting clouds we're gonna go out scoping more locations on weekends. Should be able to share some REALLY nice stuff then :)

    (providing I get the shot, hehe)
     
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  28. Jake

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    Sorry for the delay, not had a chance to finish these off and get the processing where I want them!

    Enjoy :) - Some Portugal sunrise!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Also just ordered a reverse ND filter! Looking forward to having a play with that!
     
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  29. Mark Johnson

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    No, but when I had my EPL-5 I did, Had to have a new shutter mechanism, £90 from Oly service. Seems like a not uncommon problem with Oly cameras. With my EM1 ii, I mainly use the electronic shutter :)
     
  30. mikew

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    Not something i have seen a lot about
     
  31. Jake

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    Cheap 4eur chinese remote shutter has made its way from somewhere in China all the way to Portugal, it arrived in the country at the end of last week. Looking forward to testing that out this week.
     
  32. maarten.dhaese

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    The Canon RS-60E3 works great as a wired release for the E-M1II as well.
     
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  33. Box Brownie

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    This should really be a WAMT (might post there too)

    This morning I swapped onto my 12-40mm f 2.8 Pro and the lens cap just pinged off while I was lifting it out of the bag.......ok thinks clip it back on whilst I sort the gear.

    Well it did not just pingoff it actually fell apart :(. Examining carefully it looked like the construction relies on two <0.5mm lines of glue to hold it all together.........and for the life of me (glue failure aside) I could not get the thing to refit so that it looked (worked) ok

    Suffice to say Olympus will be getting a call from me but compared to the apparent construction of the cap on the 40-150m Pro it is one delicate poorly designed embarrassment!!!!

    Alternative action as well as getting an Olympus replacement is that get a non brand 62mm centre action cap.
     
  34. ianp5a

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    I buy packs of cheap ones online for about 1 euro each. Slightly thicker. But for protection, that's OK.
    Ironically, I always lose the Olympus ones, but 'never' lose the cheapo ones!
     
  35. Jake

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    Back from a quick trip to a new location. Praia do Abano.

    [​IMG]


    Overexposed the sky, but still just about works I think. A graduated ND would have been perfect here as the rocks were quite dull and dark and I was metering for there instead of the bright sky. Must buy one of those next!
     
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  36. AMcUK

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    Sounds like pretty bad luck there. As above I buy cheap pinch centre caps from eBay for a quid or so with strings on them to clip to the strap.
    My "official" Olympus and Panasonic caps stay in the boxes at home in case I choose to resell.
    Also as above, never lost a cheap lens cap... :)

    Good luck with Olympus, hopefully they'll pop another one in the post to you without charging these ridiculous prices!
    https://shop.olympus.eu/en_GB/lenses/accessories/lens-cap
     
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  37. jakeblu

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    Looking to take a photo of the moon last night with my EM5II and the Panasonic 45-175 and I had loads of bother. Basically I couldn't focus on the moon at all, even manually and using the magnify. The moon was just a very bright ball in the viewfinder, but when I viewed the image on screen it was slightly under exposed. Anyone any idea what I was doing wrong? Is it a setting I've got wrong that shows the moon as a bright ball regardless of the exposure setting?
     
  38. JasonPC

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    Have you got ‘live view boost’ on or off? That caught me out first time I used manual mode.
     
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  39. jakeblu

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    You're right, I did have it on. Thanks. If the moon is out tonight I'll try again.
     
  40. Jake

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    Should only be limited by cloud cover tonight mate! :)
     
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