So Christmas has been and gone, and Santa delivered my new lens.But the British weather has decided to act up.The snow of the last week or so has started to melt leaving brown, slimy sludge on the roads. on the grass and fields patches of green showing through a once white covering, like a tatty … Continue reading Got the lens – need the weather!
Blogs from 2010
New Zoom for Christmas
After some time deliberating, it was the ever present restrictions of cost and availability which made me choose the Zuiko 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 II zoom lens as my Christmas present this year.I had originally wanted the Zuiko ED 12-60 2.8-4.0 SWD zoom. It has been getting rave reviews and seemed to be the perfect standard zoom. … Continue reading New Zoom for Christmas
Where’s my money?
It's been a couple of weeks or so since my last blog, so I thought I would fill you in on the E-1 saga.Well, surprise, surprise, I was not contacted about a replacement E-1 camera and so at the end of the week I contacted Mastercard and registered the transaction complaint. Over the next couple … Continue reading Where’s my money?
What consumer protection
So SRS get the E-1 that won't read memory cards back.I rang them to ensure my refund was going through and was told that someone would ring me back. he/she didn't.So the next day I was duly on the phone again and reached somebody who knew about the E-1. When I asked if my refund … Continue reading What consumer protection
After getting my excellent second-hand Olympus E-1 body from SRSMicrosystems, my brother asked me to keep an eye out on their site for another one to become available as he would like one.Another one did appear and it was duly ordered.This too was in excellent condition except for a couple of light scratches on the … Continue reading E(rror)-1
E-620 and exposure
It seems, after reading information found elsewhere that by value of quite comprehensive tests that some people have done, the E-620 underexposes by 1 stop when the ISO is set to 200 and the file system set to RAW.There does not seem to be the same problem if the file system at 200 ISO is … Continue reading E-620 and exposure
Back from Florence – over exposing
Mrs M. and I are back from Italy after 3 days in Florence. The weather was good apart from the evenings when it rained a little.Camera equipment-wise, I took my Domke bag with my E-620, the 14-42 zoom and the pancake lens.It was whilst I was using the 620 on the first day, that I … Continue reading Back from Florence – over exposing
Inside the camera bags wot I use.
As promised I have taken some pictures of the three bags that I use, with the normal amount of equipment I use with them, installed.First up is the Lowepro 400AW Flipside. As I stated, this is the bag that I use to store most of photographic equipment - well at least 95% of it anyway.As … Continue reading Inside the camera bags wot I use.
Camera bags wot I use.
I use three camera bags at the moment. I have a Lowepro Flipside AW400 backpack in which I store all my gear apart from the little odds and ends like USB cables etc. The bag has numerous removable, padded partitions and can be arranged in numerous ways in order to fit your equipment. It has … Continue reading Camera bags wot I use.
Got some more E
I have just bought myself a second-hand Olympus E-1 DSLR to go with my E-30 and E-620. The E-1 was the first of the Olympus pro DSLR's, magnesium body, waterproofing and fantastic ergonomics in relation to controls and usability. It only has 5 megapixels (more than enough for superb quality largish photographs) but the results … Continue reading Got some more E