John Byrne

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a retired
Joined on Dec 13, 2005

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  • Replied in This may help.
    This may help, I had a similar problem some time ago with my E30. I removed the eye piece and put a single very narrow strip of masking tape along the vertical edges--It has never come adrift ...
  • After looking further I find the earlier "Japonica" photo I posted is often referred to as " The Japanese Quince Flower" a deciduous species It is fruit bearing under the right conditions (sun) but ...
  • Replied in Japonica
    Good for you Rich, yes it is heavier but it really was a piece of ergonomic magic by Olympus. I have 2 of them and one  is virtually unused, with less than a thousand activations a bit of a show ...
  • Replied in Japonica
    Yes still  great photography tools, which I don't use tha much anymore having the OMD Em1 and a few M4/3 lenses but I won't part with the old champs (I have 2 0f them) Best to you Rich, John
  • Hi WhyNot, "Quince Japonica" -- scientific name (chaenomeles)--hoping this makes it clearer, I'm certainly no expert when it comes to the names of flowers, but I very much admire their beauty. Cheers,
  • Replied in Japonica
    Thanks Andrew, and I must research why that behaviour happens, it really is quite different. Cheers, John.
  • Replied in Japonica
    There's one really good reason that this flower doesn't look like a Camellia, because it is a Japonica. Maybe you just had a quick look at my photo without referring to the text. Anyhow it really ...
  • Replied in Japonica
    This from Home garden. Unusual plant behaviour loses its leaves then it flowers then loses flowers and the leaves return.
  • Nicely done Enrique enjoyed viewing them. John
  • Just shows these highly venomous creatures can be found anywhere and at any time,  We have any amount of Eastern Browns, Tiger, Red Bellied Blacks and Copperheads (all dangerous) living in our ...
  • Thanks for the Tip on Gaffer tape should I need to fix the problem again in the future. JB
  • Replied in My Fix
    I suffered the same problems (both the E30 and E1) some time back and overcame it by cutting some very narrow slithers of normal masking tape and applied it around the solid edges of the eye ...
  • G'day Ray, Spiders, don't like them much, but they do make good subjects for photographers. That little fella shouldn't be hungry for awhile either. Just like to share this with you, somewhere on ...
  • Replied in Geoff
    Hi Geoff and thanks for your comments. The lens is a Lester Dine 105 mm F2.8 macro lens which were used predominantly by the dentistry profession. It is built like the proverbial Sherman Tank and ...
  • Replied in 111Jackny44
    Thank You and your view is thoroughly welcome. John
  • You're 100% right about the repaint--its on the agenda. thanks for your comments Mate. "Hi Ho", Silver, oh no got that mixed up a bit that's the Lone Ranger from memory. Best to you and yours Cheer ...
  • Replied in JK
    Thanks Mate--noted. JB
  • this is the first to not garner any response--not sure why, especially when I asked for critique/comment at the bottom of the original. Cheers, John.
  • Created photo thread Keeping a "Handle" on the news
    This was taken using my Oly mount M/F Lester Dine 105mm F2.8 lens at F8 in conjunction with the EM1. With the superb feature of "Peaking" this lens has become so much more user friendly for me. ...
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