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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    The screws just arent long enough, look back at the cutaway pic and see there is more material to screw into.These examples are breaking the round portion at the end of the screw length.
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    Would Canon make a Retro ILC?

    Canon would be well served making a "Canonet".
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    Olympus 12-40 Ouch!

    Looking at the cutaway view posted, we can see the piece with the lugs on it, is a barrel the length of the lens so it was probably never intended to be a shear point as the entire lens has to be dismantled to replace it. Also notice the cutaway lens has no shim washers. The addition of the...
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    The official Olympus Stylus 1 camera thread

    Cool, but.....no filter threads??
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    E-M5: New firmware

    If the shutter is mechanical, how can firmware make it louder? Not disputing the claim, just doesnt seem right.
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    Battery life for OM-D

    I think I might have a problem with my OMD, the battery drains while not using the camera. If I let it set a week on a full battery then pick it up to shoot, I only get about 40 shots before it goes dead. Also I only get about 150 shots with 10% chimping on a fully charged Oly battery, the one...
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    Epl3 questions

    Thanks , that worry is over, I'll get in the monitor settings and see what I can do.
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    Epl3 questions

    I picked up a refurb from Cameta and upon arrival the shutter fired as soon as you turned on the power button, I called them and they said to return for replacement. The replacement arrived and it does the same thing, fires when the power is turned on. Is this what it is supposed to do? The...
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    Tamron Announces 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Image Stabilized Lens for Micro Four Thirds

    Another vote for a 17-50, that would be fantastic!
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    Metabones Speed Booster - New Focal Reducer Makes Lenses Faster, Wider, and Sharper

    Old tech being adapted to cameras, Celestron used to make a "Rich Field Adapter" which would halve an eyepieces focal length and widen the field of view. I dont know whatever became of them.
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    Polarized, amber filter?

    Make one , unscrew the retaining ring in the polarizer ,drop in an 81a filter on top of the polarizer glass , screw the retaining ring back in.
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    Fumbling about

    Sorry, OMD.
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    Fumbling about

    I was shooting the Zombie Fest friday night and noticed I acidently hit buttons somehow and kept changing ISO,very frustrating. It came to a head the next day, I was asked to shoot a local band and they had chosen a train trestle as their background. We arrived and no longer got set up than...
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    OMD wont update

    Always something simple, I wasnt pressing the ok button on the cam to select storage. Thanks! Someone pointed that out on the thread you listed. All set now and we will see how much more battery life there is now without IBIS constantly on......Dave
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    OMD wont update

    Yes I turned the camera on and it is set to storage, I also downloaded the latest version of the updater from the Oly site, still says unable to detect camera.
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    OMD wont update

    Trying to update firmware, all I get is a message "unable to detect camera" "check connection". I tried different USB ports and even removed and reinstalled the updater, restarted computer also. Any ideas, scared to death Im going to brick it. Using windows 7.
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    Pan 20 warning!

    Thanks, I checked that ,but, I use a uv filter on it before the hood which doesnt cause that problem. I like the lens, I will wait till it dies then get another as I think repair would be too much compared to the cost of another.
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    Pan 20 warning!

    Sorry, big time lurker lazy poster. I have been using an ebay vented metal lens hood on the 20 for about a year and thought the lens started getting louder when focusing a couple of months ago. Well, it came to a head a week ago, I picked the camera up and was focusing in a quiet room and it hit...
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    Olympus Introduces BCL-15 f/8 Body Cap Lens

    Does it come with a lens hood or is it sold seperately?
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    Yashica GSN Butchery

    I finally got out and did some shots with the GSN lens, seems to work pretty good and was easy to focus, I shot wide open to 2.8. You can see them on my Flickr. Flickr: zorki1's Photostream
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    Yashica GSN Butchery

    If you are refering to the ring around the rear element, remove the rear element and see i you can get a soldering iron tip down to the ring and heat it up, that should expand it and come loose. I dont have mine in front of me so I dont remember how much room there is.
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    Yashica GSN Butchery

    How I did it I did mine a little differently. That center piece looking from the rear that slides up and down the brass tabs, I shortened it in my mini lathe as it would hit the c-mount adapter when extended out. You can screw that part in or out to get the infinity close then install tabs...
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    New Toys

    Looks like a Practika camera, that 50 might actually be a Pentacon lens, if so, it'll rock.
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    Industar Collapsible 50mm Comparison

    Here's a trick I do with mine. Take the Ruskie push on filter for the collapsibles and knock the glass out, then take a 40.5mm filter and remove the glass, then glue the 40.5 to the push on as it will slip snug into the back of the 40.5. Now you have a 40.5 filter ring for the collapsible, I use...
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    Industar-69 hack - easier than you think!

    Im hitting ebay right away, exactly what i need!! Thanks
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    Helios 103

    Those mounts pictured above from Rainbow, will a Jupiter 12 work?
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    HELP! Which Nikon adaptor to buy?

    Get the first one, it has more screws holding the mount in so it is proably better built.
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    Bag Recommendations Anyone?

    I have chosen for my EPL1, a two water bottle fanny pack. I always carry a bottle of water for walks and the other water bottle pocket holds a zoom.Inside I have a couple of adapted lenses chosen for the day and the 14-42 on the camera.Also is a lens cloth,extra card and battery if I think Im...
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    Fuji!

    I was half joking, of course I will get it and have a complete system.
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    Fuji!

    A few days after the X100 was announced and more info came in, my plan for a D7000 evaporated. I have a soft release here in the drawer waitng for it. My new plan is the EPL1 as the telephoto,macro, and adaptive lens machine. The x100 wont be the second camera, it will be the OTHER camera. I...
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    Fuji!

    Its in this review by someone who was at Photokina,not confirmed,but suggested by the Fuji Reps. Fujifilm FinePix X100 First Impressions Review - DigitalCamerainfo.com
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    Fuji!

    Thats it for now unless it hasnt been said you will have settings for Velvia,Provia, Supria,Neopan, etc.
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    Fuji!

    It is being reported on RFF that an acessory ring for mounting converters both wide and tele will be available, this whole kit ends up being SMALL. The little ring screws in the filter threads and has a bayonet for the converters.
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    VF2 settings

    Issue resolved, heres what was happening. I was using an adapted lens,Takumar 55mm, with a polarizer . I kept it stopped down to f8.That with the combination of the polarizer wasnt letting enough light in for the sensor to balance the scene. The whites and reflections were hot and the rest of...
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    VF2 settings

    Even though its heavy overcast out, I gave it another try. I dont think I have a defective unit anymore, I think it is the nature of the beast. The real problem I was having was using the magnifier like on those white license plates, that was magnifying the blow out. Removing the polarizer...
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    VF2 settings

    We have heavy overcast here today and rain predicted for the next couple of days so testing will have to wait. When I was trying it out looking at license plates of parked cars, the white of the plates was so blown I couldnt read the numbers, Ill ditch the polar and see what happens. Maybe I...
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    Fuji!

    Hmmm , look at the focal length and suddenly focus controls are on the right side of the body, is there more than one? Fujix100-8
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    Fuji!

    Check out the viewfinder, sorry if its been posted. Hybrid Viewfinder | FUJIFILM FinePix X100
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    VF2 settings

    How have you guys got your VF2 settings set as far as color temperature. Ive had mine only a few days and just played with it a little. My issue is stuff like concrete , a white flower, or sun on tree bark blows out. I use a polarizer so that could be a factor. It shows a scale in the menu...
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    Adapter blues

    Thats a good method, it beats swapping out shims until you get it right.
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    I got the adapters from Rainbowimaging on ebay and made my own shims from thin plastic and paper.

    I got the adapters from Rainbowimaging on ebay and made my own shims from thin plastic and paper.
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    Adapter blues

    Heres my method. Put an autofocus slr with a 50mm on a table tripod with a bright light behind it. Set the 50mm wide open and focus set at infinity. Put whatever adapter/lens you are testing on your camera, set to wide open and infinity then look into the 50mm on the slr. The focus brackets...
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    Adapter blues

    Another thing I noticed is that looking into the back of the Nikon and the m42 is some chrome shining, the Nikon bayonet is visible and the threaded insert of the m42 is visible. Time for a little flat black.
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    Adapter blues

    I was experiencing 2. I have them fixed now, the Nikon required an .011 shim under the bayonet and the m42 a .023 shim. The m42 is the kind with set screws to loosen to align the lens orientation so it was easy to remove the threaded part and stick a shim under it. I made shims out of thin...
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    Adapter blues

    I have an EPL-1 and have bought four adapters. None of them will focus to infinity. I have a Nikon, m39, an m42 and another m42 which I bought since the first one is off. The second m42 is off the same as the first, it hits infinity at a little past 30ft.I thought maybe the camera is defective...
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    Hey, from Hoosierville

    Indiana! I havent set up a gallery yet, I need more time to get a handle on the EPL1 .Right now Im going thru menus and testing,but, Ive a few on my Flickr if anyone wants to take a look. Flickr: zorki1's Photostream
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    Hey, from Hoosierville

    Hello, Finally got settled in reading thru all the posts. My photo interest is sort of scattershot, I like to just take the camera and go with no real plan and survive with what ever I brought with me that day lens wise. My other thing is to repair yard sale cameras, it is a good feeling of...
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    7x

    Hello, newbie here. Picked an Epl1 last week and have been lurking around here. I got an adapter ,39mm LTM, and have been messing about. My question is, on the magnifier, is there any way to reduce the magnification below 7x? Is there a setting somewhere Im missing? 3 or 4 x would work better...
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