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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On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 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 (50 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 (50 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 (62 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 12th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2065 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 (2065 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 (2065 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 (2065 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 (2065 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 (2065 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 difficult 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
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2065 comments in total)

As with the EM-5, if you set this up to use as a "Real" camera ie: EVF only, post-shot review off etc then it is possible to comfortably exceed the CIPA rated shots / battery charge.

With both cameras, shooting sequential action shots (motorcycle racing, windsurfing, birds in flight etc) I regularly exceed 1000 shots / battery charge (even with a bit of Chimping)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:05 UTC as 183rd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2065 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?

look at it as a system not just the body if you want to see the advantage

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 21:58 UTC
On Focus Stacking in Macro Photography article (126 comments in total)

a useful article, thanks

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 06:44 UTC as 56th comment
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PaulSnowcat: 4.8-6.7??? O M G :(

no,
OMD :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
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Brian Wadie: I should have said $350 not $500 price drop so I'm glad NZ Scott corrected me :)

Wouldn't it be good if they do bring out a high grade long zoom, something like a 100-400 f4 would be nice :)

that would be good too! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 09:24 UTC

I should have said $350 not $500 price drop so I'm glad NZ Scott corrected me :)

Wouldn't it be good if they do bring out a high grade long zoom, something like a 100-400 f4 would be nice :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 08:28 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

I love to see all the negative comments from people who have never used a piece of kit.
The fact is that a lot of us are already using the original version on the EM5 and know that that is lighter than the 100-300, is faster focuing and sharper at 300mm even though it is around 0.5 stop slower at 300mm.
The main complaint about the mk 1 was the high cost, which Olympus have addressed, taking it down by about 500$ (no use to me but this should improve its sales in future)
the improved coating will probaby bring about a small improvement to IQ but its the lower price which is the biggest suprise for me

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 07:47 UTC as 16th comment
On Hatchling in the Honey Bees challenge (15 comments in total)

As another Bee macro shooter all I can do is admire the excellence of this shot and wish it was mine! Fabulous work

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2012 at 08:55 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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