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  1. BillN

    Featured Forum Thread "Namibia with OMD" by Oloap

    Looks like a (Southern) Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus) Great images
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    [FS] Metabones Zeiss Contax G to m4/3 adapter | Location: UK | Ships: UK

    Buy & Sell Listing - Want to SellSelling Metabones Zeiss Contax G to m4/3 adapter Prices £55 posted Location UK Ships to UK Description original condition, bought a few years ago ....... hardly used Zeiss lens now sold Payment accepted Bank...
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    Share Birds

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    Canon FDn 200m f2.8

    Thanks Dave - yes I see that - pity!
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    Canon FDn 200m f2.8

    Does anyone use this "adapted" lens I have never been able to get anything in focus - shots appear to be in focus in the EVR but turn out badly - OOF and soft Looking thru the G1 EVR - at Infinity, (on the lens barrel), is a blur and just before infinity seems to be infinity, (i.e. in focus on...
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    Share Birds

    Ric you should help the Singapore tourist office - your images make me want to visit Singapore just to see the birds, (the feathered variety of course!)
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    Am I expecting too much from m4/3?

    I agree with you but I'd do the test again as the M43 image does look poorer than expected You can compare anything with anything and it's a valid comparison I have read reports that the 14 42 is inferior to the previous 14 45 ........ but that's not the issue and your comparison is still...
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    G1 Lens questions.

    At the longer end from what I have seen, if you are into wildlife photography using M43 go for the Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 - (I know that you may think that it is expensive), - go straight to the 100 300mm and don't mess around and waste your money (and time) with MF legacy...
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    Show: Random picture thread

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    Bicycle

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    Review Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F/4.0-5.6 OIS Lens Field Review

    Thanks Zach - great video - really enjoyed it
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    Panny 20mm vs 14mm for Street

    a new unboxed 14mm, (part of a set, when the cam and lens are sold separately), now seems to be selling in the UK for less than £150
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    Show "People"

    Vichy, France If you are retired and French it can be your paradise two of their favourite occupations
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    [EXPIRED] Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS - NIKON fit - UK

    I need a "birding lens" to stick on the end of my Nikon D300 If any of you guys have a Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS or even a Bigma in good condition that you wish to sell I would be grateful if you would let me know. Or if there is a 300mm or 400mm AF Nikon out there at a price...
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    Sexiness! G3 w/Voightlander Ultron 40mm SL! (pics)

    To tell the meter on the Nikon F what the aperture on the lens is set at the rabbit ears "couple" the lens to the meter I usually take them off when using them with M43 cams or indeed with a Nikon DSLR as they can easily scratch anything that they touch
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    New York Remembers 10 Years Later

    Thanks - taken in January 2006 - (with a Fuji compact) - the above is a crop another
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    Fuji x100 or E-P3: for BEGINNERS?

    my three penny worth to start with buy a good used G1, (unless you can still find a new one at a good price), there should be plenty around as guys have upgraded plus a 20mm f1.7. (the kit Panasonic 14 42 is also good and cheap) The G1 has all you need (plus a swivel VF - as well as a LCD...
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    Show: Random picture thread

    G1 plus 45 - 200mm and full stretch in good light f5.6 @1/1000 ISO 400 at 200mm, (400mm)
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    Showcase Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6

    A few more - all taken at 200mm
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    Show: Random picture thread

    who parked his jet fighter plane at the supermarket
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    Panasonic 45-200

    I must admit that I rarely have any success with the 45 200mm and do find it disappointing, (compared with the 70 300mm on my D300) Here are a few that I took yesterday It was not a good day for photography as it was very sunny and there was a haze in the mountain here in the Aude in Southern...
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    Canon S95 or M4/3?

    If they are both jpegs "out of the camera" with no colour adjustment - Yeh - I'd say G1 on the right - (although I do not have an LX5) - I have an S95
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    Time to Vote! June 2011 Photo Contest - Sponsored by Nik Software

    There are some very good entries - all should be pleased, even if they do not win or gain many votes - it is not an easy chioce
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    M42 Lens options for Panasonic G2

    Surely the Manual Focus DSLR Nikkor 50mm f1.8 or a similar Canon is inexpensive in Romania Chinese M43 to Nikon adaptors are quite cheap and with the Nikon very simple in design - the Canon FD mount to M43 is slightly more complicated and less "user friendly" Good luck
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    Win a Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 ASPH lens from Mu-43.com #mu43

    I'm waiting for it - do you mail to the UK
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    [EXPIRED] Nikon 135 f2 AI, 35 f1.4

    The 35mm f1.4 has a top rating by Rorstlett - he does not give 5/5 to many - he only comments on the AIS model but I would guess the NAI, (this one has been converted to AI), will be just as good "Nice piece of glass"
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    COMPLETED WTB Nikon Nikkormat FT3 AI Body

    getting onto Nikon SLR camera "porn" here is one of my favourite combos, an F2 with 55mm f1.2 S Auto - (lens 1979) Have used the lens on my G1, but wide open at 1.2 it is very difficult to focus as all this M43 stuff has no "focus confirm" - works well on my D300 which has a "green light"...
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    Show "Motorcycles"

    Called in at the local cooperative wine "open day" this morning Quite a few bikes on display - (maybe part of their "drink AND drive" campaign)
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    COMPLETED WTB Nikon Nikkormat FT3 AI Body

    Hi Icon been hanging around on the SC site most of the time I had, (still have - somewhere), an F3, plus a few other Nikons - all were good from the heavy to the (lighter) They all seemed really expensive at the time - I forget all the differences but, if my memory serves me correctly...
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    COMPLETED WTB Nikon Nikkormat FT3 AI Body

    IMHO - the one to go, (have gone for), is the F3
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    June 2011 Photo Contest - Sponsored by Nik Software

    EP1 -PL20/1.7 - 1/10sec @f2 - ISO400
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    Micro four-thirds cameras are wimpy

    when I pick up my D300 with a Nikkor 55mm f1.2 I do get a feeling of exhilaration versus the G1, EP-1 etc., In fact last week when I did this after a couple of D300 "non use" months, I dropped it; the shock was just too much!! Fortunately it landed on the UV filter - so only a small dint and...
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    Welcome Back, Brian Mosley!

    Brian - - there are a few of us on the SC site who have been awaiting your return - great to see that you are back, (we have missed you), and I hope all is well and that your work was successful Very best wishes
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    New to 4/3 need advise

    electronic viewfinder - expensive piece of kit
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    New to 4/3 need advise

    just get a PL 20mm f1.7 and stick it on the front of an Oly EP1 and just use that it's is what the M43 is good at
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    GH2/Zeiss Planar 85/1.4 portrait

    The first image is what she feels - nothing will change that!
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    Canon FD same as EOS EF?

    do a search on here; the FD/M43 mount has been discussed It is quite a "fiddly" mount and you need to get "the lever" in the "right position" otherwise the aperture remains fully open I bought a couple of mounts from Hong Kong - RJ Camera - they are well made, a good price and work fine - (as...
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    Aperture Available on Mac App Store for $80

    cheap as it is probably now "losing out" to LR - maybe a poll on this forum would tell us if this is true
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    "A - Z pictures new style"

    4 of 16
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    exclusive: nikon to launch a mirrorless system (april)

    that's nice Brian - mine has got a serve attack of the Zeiss bumps why can't the "chinese" put a digital sensor and all the "gubbins" in a 35mm film body?
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    exclusive: nikon to launch a mirrorless system (april)

    Here's my Nikon S - are they going to put a Sony sensor in it
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    Congratulations to the winners of our 'People' photo contest!

    Well done everyone - some great images - congrats to the winners - roll on the next one
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