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  1. jdcope

    Site upgrade feedback, bugs, and requests thread

    "Mark Completed" button missing in buy-sell forum? Did it move? Is there another way to do it now? Am I just not seeing it?
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    Link to Ebay: Zenit Helios 44M-4 58mm F2 with adapter | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    What type of listing is this? Link to Ebay What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Zenit Helios 44M-4 58mm F2 with adapter What are your prices? 60.00 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? USA Description Zenit Helios...
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    What are you listening to?

    Been digging a new band I found called Spiral Guru. Reminds me a little of Jefferson Airplane. A bit more modern. And a bit more "hard rock." But good stuff.
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    Anyone been to a "Clean and Check"?

    I mean if you do it yourself from that website linked above. Its not an official Olympus site, or procedure.
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    Anyone been to a "Clean and Check"?

    Interesting, thanks. I was under the impression the only way to update an Olympus camera was with the cable and update software. And this doesnt void your warranty?
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    Anyone been to a "Clean and Check"?

    Portland, Oregon.
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    Anyone been to a "Clean and Check"?

    Also, pretty sure they updated the firmware with an SD card. They didnt plug my camera into anything while I was there, but they did put an SD card in it. How come we can't do it that way ourselves?
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    Anyone been to a "Clean and Check"?

    Olympus finally had a "Clean and Check" here in Portland this weekend. I took my E-M10 and lenses in today. Everything went really well. They even updated the firmware on the camera. I didnt actually know there was one available, and after I bricked a Panasonic lens with their update software, I...
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    I finally picked up a Peak Design "Cuff" wrist strap. Its pretty nice and very well made.
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    What would we do without our cellphone?

    I dont carry a cellphone. I carry a rather powerful portable computer that happens to have a phone function. I might make or take a call 2 or 3 times a week.
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    In search of alternative to amazon prime

    You are looking for an alternative to Prime? Prime is two day shipping. I just don't think you are going to find anything that fast without paying for it.
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    ebay & tax

    Or move to a state like Oregon with no sales tax. :-)
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    Northrup and M43 - "Normal" buying cycle

    There is another caveat to be aware of for that Google phone's camera being "slow". Not only is the main processor in the phone slower, but the new cheaper models do not have the dedicated hardware processor for the camera like the more expensive model has. That is what makes the more expensive...
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    Northrup and M43 - "Normal" buying cycle

    I think the reason you don't see M4/3 in stores is because most people see M4/3 is more of a hobbyist format. And my experience with camera stores is they don't seem to care about the hobbyist photographer at all.
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    Did Adobe send you a Scary Letter yet?

    That possibility has always been there. With any software. You dont "own" anything. Its all licensed. User agreements have said this forever. People just dont read them.
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    Adobe price rise rumor, again

    Glad I cancelled Adobe last year and bought On1 Photo Raw. With that and some others I purchased as a package for $25 though Humble Bundle (ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate (1 year sub), Photo Lemur 2, Aurora HDR, Imerge Pro, PaintShop Pro) I have not missed Adobe products at all.
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    Help me pick computer for photo editing

    The monitor is going to be the part you want to worry about for calibration. You dont need a dedicated video card for photos. Maybe for video. But the newer Intel and AMD cpus have pretty capable video hardware built right on the cpu die now. And almost every mainstream PC you would buy from a...
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    Help me pick computer for photo editing

    Your price point shouldnt be a problem. But honestly, just buy something from Dell. They are really solid machines. Your monitor is what you need to be picky about, as its what you will be looking at when editing.
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    Show your cell phone photos

    Olympic Coast, Washington State. Taken with Oneplus 6T. Olympic Coast BW by jdcope68, on Flickr Hall of Mosses, Olympic National Park. Taken with Oneplus 6T. Hall of Mosses by jdcope68, on Flickr
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    Share Hikes, Treks, and Trails

    Olympic National Park, Hall of Mosses Trail Hall of Mosses by jdcope68, on Flickr Roots by jdcope68, on Flickr Creek by jdcope68, on Flickr Moss by jdcope68, on Flickr
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    A day out with the Panasonic 25mm 1.7 Pic Heavy

    Very nice! I really liked that lens when I had it. Unfortunately, I rendered it useless with a botched firmware update on my Oly camera. I ended up selling it for parts on ebay. I have since replaced it with the Oly 25mm 1.8.
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    Showcase Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6

    We spent the last few days up in the Olympic peninsula and Olympic National Park. I got a few great shots of some Roosevelt Elk just chilling near the side of the road. This really is a great lens considering I paid $99 for it. Roosevelt Elk by jdcope68, on Flickr Roosevelt Elk by jdcope68...
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    Scammed by McAfee

    Sorry, I took your comment "I haven't run any sort of virus protection" to mean you didnt run anything at all, including Defender.
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    Scammed by McAfee

    Interesting. What OS are you running? Because Defender is built in to Windows now (since Win8), and turned on by default. Do you disable it?
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    Scammed by McAfee

    FYI- MS Security Essentials is only for Windows 7 or older. Windows Defender included its funtionality for Windows 8 and later.
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    Scammed by McAfee

    I was an Avast advocate/user until I went to Windows 8. I was an early adopter, and Avast didnt have a version of their AV that worked with the new version of Windows. So I just used Defender and I have never looked back.
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    Scammed by McAfee

    Good call. I have been using a Windows Defender plus Malwarebytes anti-malware combo for years. I got a lifetime license of Malwarebytes for like $12 several years back. It all works great, no issues.
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    Is Leica pricing insane?

    I don't know how well known he is, but this article caught my eye.
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    Luminar and free upgrades

    I doubt it, I was bit by this with On1 Photo Raw. They tout their software as "subscription free" but put out a new version every 8-12 months. I bought 2018.5 last July and a few months later they released 2019 and I don't get any more updates. If I have to buy it twice a year at $70, just to...
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    Focus settings E-M10

    Also, as far as the lighting, I was using the flash.
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    Focus settings E-M10

    I usually use Aperture Priority, but this time I had it on Auto to see if it made a difference. This is all helpful. Thank you.
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    Focus settings E-M10

    I am having a focus problem with more than one person in the frame. As you can see in the picture, one face is in focus, and the other is not. How do I make sure both are in focus for pictures like this? I have had this issue a few times, with different lenses, and I assume I am just not setting...
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    Showcase Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

    Still Water by jdcope68, on Flickr Siesta by jdcope68, on Flickr
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    Show Orange

    Orange by jdcope68, on Flickr
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    For the cat lovers (aka "Requisite Kitty Picture")

    ash by jdcope68, on Flickr Ash by jdcope68, on Flickr Jasper by jdcope68, on Flickr Luma by jdcope68, on Flickr Jasper by jdcope68, on Flickr
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    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Image Thread

    Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon. E-M10 with Olympus 25mm f1.8. P1140027 by jdcope68, on Flickr
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    Wildlife: show us your walk on the wild side and post your wild animal photos

    E-M10 with Canon FD 135 Bumblebee2 by jdcope68, on Flickr E-M10 with Olympus 14-42 IIR Ducks by jdcope68, on Flickr
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    Portland's Eastbank Esplanade at Sunset

    Haha, not quite. Sorry, the glass building at the end of the Hawthorne Bridge in your first few shots. Next to the new county courthouse that is under construction.
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    Portland's Eastbank Esplanade at Sunset

    Nice pics! I work in that glass building you can see at the end of that bridge.
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Finally was able to pick up a new Olympus 25mm f1.8 to replace my dead Panasonic 25mm f1.7. It also happened to be my birthday present from my wife.
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    What are you listening to?

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    COMPLETED FREE Olympus stuff

    I will take them. How do you want the shipping $$?
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    Changes to site subscriptions

    It all sounds fine to be honest. Im only at a $5 sub now, but I would happily pay $10. This place is completely worth it. I will resub for $10 when my current sub expires in January. Thanks for such a great site!
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Today on eBay I scored a Panasonic LVF1 viewfinder for my GF2. Should be here by Thursday. No more washed out screen in bright sunlight!
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    About the new OM-D.

    I have never heard of a Panasonic user bricking anything during an SD card firmware update. The SD card method removes more areas where communication to the camera can fail. The USB port, the cable, the internet, and your computer itself are all removed from the chain during an update. Using an...
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    About the new OM-D.

    At least with an SD card you can't brick your hardware. I have already lost one lens due to a "communication problem."
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    About the new OM-D.

    If its very expensive, I hope they update their unbelievably stupid way of updating firmware.
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    On1 Photo Raw lost my edits!

    From what I read, it was only deleting stuff in the user folders created by Windows, like the "My Pictures" folder. But they did pull that update until the problems are sorted.
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Last night I ordered an LH-61D lens hood for my Oly 40-150mm from Amazon. Couldn't pass it up for $18. Should be here tomorrow.
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    On1 Photo raw 2019

    I might think about it if I didnt have to pay for the update. But I just bought 2018.5 in July.