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Brian Wadie

Brian Wadie

Lives in United Kingdom Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a As little as possible - Retired
Joined on Jun 12, 2003

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I'm feeling left out as I don't find any problems with either LR or PS CC 2015, most unfair as I have nothing to moan about ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 05:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Brian Wadie: I had the EM-5 and EM-1 + a bag of lenses as I tried to recreate my pro canon kit (which I sold because of the weight involved which aggravated my arthritis, in neck, shoulders and hands). I then discovered that I had recreated the same problem I had with the canon kit so in a fit of sheer stupidity I sold the lot and went to a couple of 1" sensor bodies BUT the one thing I could no longer do to the quality I wanted was shoot my bees, bugs and butterflies

So - I have now had the EM-5 mk2 + 60mm macro for around 3 months in which time I have shot in excess of 5k images, mainly macro. It was like coming home but better, the quality of shots I can now get exceeds anything I was achieving with my canon 7D + 100 LIS macro (and they are certainly better than I was achieving with the EM-1.) For me its the perfect match for the job I have it for (I won't be buying any of the longer / heavier lenses this time round :) )

nope, I was specifically commenting on the quality of Macro images of living subjects, I'm getting with the mk2 + 60mm macro, which is all done hand-held so I can't use the HR mode

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 16:54 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (827 comments in total)

I had the EM-5 and EM-1 + a bag of lenses as I tried to recreate my pro canon kit (which I sold because of the weight involved which aggravated my arthritis, in neck, shoulders and hands). I then discovered that I had recreated the same problem I had with the canon kit so in a fit of sheer stupidity I sold the lot and went to a couple of 1" sensor bodies BUT the one thing I could no longer do to the quality I wanted was shoot my bees, bugs and butterflies

So - I have now had the EM-5 mk2 + 60mm macro for around 3 months in which time I have shot in excess of 5k images, mainly macro. It was like coming home but better, the quality of shots I can now get exceeds anything I was achieving with my canon 7D + 100 LIS macro (and they are certainly better than I was achieving with the EM-1.) For me its the perfect match for the job I have it for (I won't be buying any of the longer / heavier lenses this time round :) )

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 21:46 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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Brian Wadie: has anyone been able to read .orf files from the EM-5 mk2? (I still get the file format not recognised message even though the mk2 is on the list of supported cameras)

Thanks for the response, I've retried importing only the .orf files and its worked this time, most odd (I did check and I was using LR CC the first time, a good call though :) )

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 08:30 UTC

has anyone been able to read .orf files from the EM-5 mk2? (I still get the file format not recognised message even though the mk2 is on the list of supported cameras)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 08:13 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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matthew saville: It closes / crashes the split second I open. I see the splash screen for literally miliseconds and then it goes away. Hmm. Have tried un-installing LR5, un-installing and re-installing LR CC, ...we'll see how the night progresses...

Unfortunately, this is par for the course for Adobe. Grrrr...

a some what counter-intuitive process to get it to work but thanks for the tip

I see no reason for this comment however "A simple Google search would've solved the problem without you coming here to complain and blame Adobe." since one would have expected Adobe to have either automated this process or as a minimum made it clear that it was a required step

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 07:02 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (827 comments in total)

"so anyone with very specific requirements may be better served by more specialized models" would suggest that for most users this is the camera of choice? (as most don't have "Very specific needs")

I tend to read the factual information with interest and pay less attention to the rating, which tends to be subjective

Overall I found this an informative review - thanks

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 04:53 UTC as 90th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (827 comments in total)

I took delivery of mine today having previously owned and extensively used both the EM-5 and EM-1 (and then stupidly selling off my Olympus system having read and believed some of the reviews of competitive systems.)

I now own three different systems, each with one lens for a specific job and the EM-5 mk2 is now paired with my Oly 60mm f2.8 as my macro tool of choice.

It took me no more than 15 minutes to set the camera up how I wanted, having the SCP as default is a real joy, the IS system is definitely an improvement over both the EM-5 and EM-1 and so far it rates as the best EM I have handled to date

(note - if it were intended as my birding system it probably wouldn't be a match for the EM-1, but I have a Nikon 1 V2 + 70-300cx for that purpose :) )

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 184th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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Mike Dobbs: umm, how does glass corrode exactly?

there is a nice explanation of glass corrosion here http://www.ritec.co.uk/cmsfiles/International_Glass_Review.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:26 UTC
On _DSC0864 photo in dave's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Excellent

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:46 UTC as 1st comment
On _DSC1163 photo in dave's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

my favourite bird at the HCT to test focus speed and accuracy on any new system. This looks good (I'm waiting for time to take my V2 + the 70-300CX out there, you give me good vibes on this - thanks :) )

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (53 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

"I own both the EM1 and a few Canons. I love my EM1 but from my own use I don't know why people even begin to post nonsense like this."

Maybe because their experiences and perceptions differ from yours? (Doesn't make either party right or wrong - thank goodness we all appreciate and value different things ;) )

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (53 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

Sorry to say it's not even in the same ballpark with the 7D.

that certainly wasn't my experience with one key point of agreement. If you rely on the camera to track you subject (in my case things like Peregrine Falcon in flight, kite surfers aerialising etc) using CAF + TR, forget it, you will need to learn a different technique, primarily relearning how to track it yourself and refocusing as you as you do. What I will say is that the EM-1 isn't as easy to do this with as the 7D + fast L glass but it is perfectly possible to do it (and I have many proofs of this on my website) as do many others who use the EM-1 and post their results here for all to see

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (63 comments in total)

As a long term LR user and having heard a lot of good things about DXO I thought I download the trial pack and have a go. All I can say is that I must have been using LR too long, within 30 minutes of trying to get my head around DXO I removed it from my system (not a criticism of DXO, merely an indication of my current state of learning ability ;) ) The again, I have not yet found that I need anything other than LR for >90% f my images, for the rest, although I have CS6, I have started using Perfect Photo Effects Suite 8, its quick and simple and matches the way my aging brain works :D

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 20:15 UTC as 13th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Jon J. Both (Edgeman): Does anybody know if this new E-M1 can be tethered via a USB cable to show LiveView shooting to a Laptop would then be great for Commercial Product Table Top, just a question, I am using Canon 6D for that now.

at the moment that is not possible but as you say, it would be great. even better if the tether could be made via Lightroom :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 07:30 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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peevee1: Dear DPR, objective, quantitative testing of tracking performance please?

Can't argue with that peeve,

however, I put the pics up in response to this plea:

" It would be good if DPR or someone out there can shoot a bird flying across the frame or a motorbike zooming across"

so it wasn't there to satisfy your requirements (its over to DPR or some other outfit that cares to do that for you :) )

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:34 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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kingal: Many thanks... one last question.
Any advice as to Panasonic GH3 or Olimpus EM1 for shooting portraits? I would use the Olimpus 75mm 1,8.
Thanks in advance for any advice

I would imagine either of them will be more than competent for portraiture, whether studio based or not. I'm using my EM-5 for this (with either my 35-100 f2.8 or the kit 12-50, my copy of which produces lovely studio portraits)

Haven't had a chance to use the EM-1 but can't wait to try out the ISO100 option :)

In the studio the 75 f1.8 will be a bit long, even for head and shoulder shots but for open air work it will be superb, based on what I have seen in the way of results on the web

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:24 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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peevee1: Dear DPR, objective, quantitative testing of tracking performance please?

". It would be good if DPR or someone out there can shoot a bird flying across the frame or a motorbike zooming across."

have a look here:

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/gallery/thruxton-race-meet-12-10-2013-19933

and

here

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/gallery/hawk-conservancy-trust-15-10-13-19977

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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D1N0: It's the only camera in it's category. Of course it gets a gold award. It is not smaller than some compact dslr's though. (except in depth). So what is the advantage over those camera's?

Next? weight and cost to match the performance of the EM-1 / 5 + lenses vs DSLR + lenses (I'm still buying my Olympus gear with the money I got from selling my canon pro kit, the rest of the money I make from selling the images I create with the EM-5 (and now EM-1) to customers who can't tell the difference in output up to 30"x20" (except that they tend to prefer the colours from the Olympus compared to the warmer colours of the canon system) On the other hand, you clearly prefer to stick with your DSLR and that's excellent, for you, so no worries either way :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:22 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Digitall: "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?
My friends all drive DSLR's, I must make amends
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends
So Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?"

Depends on how you define "Sports", indoor basketball / soccer probably not, but for m'cycle track racing, windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing etc - its more than capable. If you want the ultimate, shallow DOF, continuous tracking shooting with minimum intervention from the photographer under difficutl lighting conditions, then you are stuck with the likes of the 1DX + top L lenses ( with the associated extra weight and cost) for anything else the EM-1 will meet the needs of 90%+ of most photographers (in my opinion, having come from a 7D + L lenses) YMMV of course, particularly if you haven't tried the EM-1 for sports shooting

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:11 UTC
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