Trevor Carpenter

Trevor Carpenter

Lives in United Kingdom Fareham, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired and loving every minute
Joined on Mar 27, 2006

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  • This forum is indeed crazy.  The AF on my OM-1 is extraordinary and just 12 months ago that was a feeling shared by just about every OM-1 user on here.  At some stage a second type of OM-1 owner ...
  • Thanks for an interesting dialogue. My OP was purely hypothetical. I know I'm never likely to justify the cost of the 150-400 but since it was launched the 150-600 has been nagging at the back of ...
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  • Created discussion thread The m4/3s weight vs performance problem
    So you have got your 150-400 or maybe the 150-600. You couldn't resist but it is at odds for the reasons that you went with m4/3s in the first place, notably giving you decent performance at a ...
  • I think OMDs have more important things to think about then responding to firmware petitions.  If the manufacturer decides that a firmware upgrade is necessary or commercially  sensible then I am ...
  • Replied in Let's speculate
    I speculate that a few weeks after speculation has completed on this one, a rumour will drop that will introduce a new speculation thread that will speculate about what the next speculative thread ...
  • I empathise with you, flat is a word that describes many of my own pictures when I am being self critical.  For many years on this forum I have voiced my concern that my pictures lack "oomph".
  • Replied in Assorted Tits
    I normally do this sort of thing with 1/2500.  Even at that speed I often struggle to get shots as sharp as yours but I'm only using 100-400 so lose a stop or two.   If I can, I go to 1/4000 which ...
  • Replied in Assorted Tits
    Are those shutter speeds 1/10000 and 1/8000 real?
  • Commented on challenge B&W Train

    Great challenge, no bad entries, now that is unusual

  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
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  • Thanks Tom, we had three nights near Tarcoles, four nights at Arenal Volcano and four nights at Cano Negro
  • Thanks Danny.  There are over 900 species on the Cost Rica list so I guess there will be some that none of us have seen.
  • 100-400 was perfect for the trip other than on some dull day/shaded subjects an extra stop would be useful but I'm happy to push the ISO on the OM-1.  I know a lot of people prefer the 300 but to ...
  • A few more pics from Costa Rica showing the versatility of the PL100-400. 12 ft crocodiles to 1 inch butterflies. It would be interesting to know if the150-600 could handle that range.
  • On the mk1 the box works on quite distant subjects, often subjects that are too far for a workable shot and too distant to isolate the eye so what happens is a case like this.
  • I shot manual, wide open (unless I am trying to increase DOF) with as fast a shutter speed as I can manage.  I use auto ISO all the time.  The ISO 8000s are because of early starts and even in ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Magnificent Frigate Birds
    Tarcoles River, Costa Rica
    Placed 7th in the challenge. Tarcoles River, Costa Rica
  • very well explained.  If I were a beginner I would probably benefit from knowing that small aperture is not the same as a small F No
  • Cano Negro was superb.  Mostly accessed by boat and the numbers and quality of birds is fantastic.  This was my second time in CR and I went to two other places I have been before  Arenal ...
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