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Jun 17, 2024 07:11:47   #
coco55 wrote:
My husband and I are going on a cruise to Alaska this Friday. We are taking a whale watching tour. I own an Olympus OMD EM1 Mark 2. I own a 12-40 f2.8, a 40-150 f2.8, a 14-150 f4.5-6, a 12-100 f4, a 9-18 f4.5-6, and a 7-14 f2.8. Which one would be the most useful on the whale watching tour? Thank you for your advice.


The 40-150 f2.8 for image quality. And a 1.4 or 2.0 TC if you can get one in time.
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May 9, 2024 10:15:09   #
BAchme wrote:
Last Tuesday, while walking over to do some photography, I was hit by a truck. My camera flew off my neck onto the grass. My Sigma 150-600 mm was damaged, as it will not go past 200 mm. From what I can tell, the camera is OK. However, I have been told that I should also replace it, as I can't be sure what it did to the actual life of the camera.

While I am trying to hire an attorney, which I honestly do not want to do, I need a better idea of what must be replaced. The company representative stated on the day of the accident that they would cover everything, but I am still being advised to hire an attorney. I only want my medical expenses and lens paid! I have already replaced my lens at my expense, as they have already stolen a week of my life, and I will not get in the middle of red tape! Hopefully, they will reimburse me. I purchased it from Amazon with a 30-day free return. I have no other lenses and need to return to my photography!

So what is everyone thinking should I replace the camera as well?

Thanks!
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I've heard that insurance companies will typically pay three times your expenses without batting an eye. You never know what aches and pains might pop up in the future. Don't let them off too easy.
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May 3, 2024 10:12:32   #
DaveyDitzer wrote:
I recently went on a deliberate landscape "shoot" with the intention of generating a large print on the order of 24x30. I often shoot both jpeg and RAW which gives me an opportunity to review in jpeg and then PP a RAW image. On this occasion when I compared the in-camera jpeg images with the best I could do post processing the RAW file, I could not do much better than the jpeg produced by my D850. Have any of you experienced this outcome?


Yes, to the chagrin of fellow photography enthusiasts. They don't like it, but that's the way I see it. I usually tweak the jpg but not by much.
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Apr 2, 2024 10:33:05   #
USCG 1959-64 SK2 E5
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Apr 1, 2024 12:10:24   #
PhotoMono123 wrote:
A week or so ago I wrote about acquiring a Rollator-style walker to cope with some balance problems I have. It is an all-terrain model with pneumatic tires. At the time all I had was a product photo from the seller's website.

This post includes some photos of my Rollator in use. The other day I took it out for a full-blown test. I loaded it up with more gear than I would ever take at one time, and then headed out for a two mile wander around a small lake at the local state park. The path varies between gravel and dirt and some grass, and it while it is flat, it is not smooth. The Rollator passed with flying colors.

I purposely over packed the gear in my photo bag for my test run. I packed with a DSLR camera body and 4 lenses and a Sirui travel tripod; a full-sized Benro tripod; and a Sigma 150-500 telephoto lens along with a gimbal mount. In other words, a whole bunch of stuff. Below are some photos that show the Rollator both packed and in action.

I am thrilled with this whole set-up. It will give me more opportunities than I have had in a while. If anyone reading this has some mobility issues, this might be something to explore.

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Thanks for the info. I will be needing one sometime in the future.
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Mar 24, 2024 10:38:15   #
DirtFarmer wrote:
What version LrC are you using and what OS?

Your solution doesn't work on my MacBook.


Sorry, I missed the MacBook thing. LR 13.2 on a Windows 11 PC
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Mar 24, 2024 10:27:55   #
flashdaddy wrote:
A few months ago I purchased a BenQ monitor which has a resolution of 2560x1440 and when I use Lightroom Classic the text is so small I can hardly read it. I looked through Preferences but couldn't find anything that would allow me to see larger text. Does anyone have a solution? My old Eizo monitor that died had 1920x1080 and was much easier to read.


Me too. The font was too small to read the sorted exif data.
Go to edit>preferences>Interface


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Dec 6, 2023 10:08:18   #
BBurns wrote:
There are a bunch of us out here that will know this one.
And there will be some younger up-starts who are clueless.


TRS-80
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Nov 8, 2023 10:54:50   #
hpucker99 wrote:
My copy of the 100-400 lens has a loose front piece (about 2" long). There are 3 screws that attach the front to the rest of the body and 2 of them are missing. I want to get it repaired but OMS wants over $400 for the repair. This seems to be some sort of set price regardless of what is required. The lens has not been dropped, so I have no idea when the screws went missing,

Can anyone recommend or suggest an independent shop in the US that can replace the screws?


Amazon Mini Skater 23 Size Nickel Plating Tiny Eyeglass Screws Sunglass Spectacles Watch Repair Replace Micro Parts Assortment kit,1650PCS might be worth a try for $14, or there's a Camera Service Center in Anchorage that can probably come up with a couple of screws for a lens.
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Oct 3, 2023 09:59:27   #
R.G. wrote:
You don't need PP skills, you need a chainsaw .


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Jul 2, 2023 10:34:49   #
jcolton wrote:
I have a Sony A73. I'm thinking of a smaller camera for travel in my old age! I'm looking a Fuji XT-5 or an OM1. Any input on this decision?


I am more than happy with my OM-1, and Olympus has some great lenses. I mainly use the 12-40mm f/2.8 for travel along with a telephoto, but would really think about the 12-100 if I had it to do over.
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Jun 23, 2023 10:09:42   #
Memories! Thanks for sharing!
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Jun 12, 2023 11:39:32   #
andrec1 wrote:
I have a Lumix G7 with 45-150mm and 12-60mm lenses and Lumix FZ300 camera. Trying to decide which one to take on cruise to Alaska.


Been there, done that. If you're into photography at all, you'll regret it if you don't take the G7 and lenses. Here are examples taken with an Olympus SH-1 and an Olympus EM-1 (similar to your cameras).




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May 31, 2023 10:29:07   #
jackm1943 wrote:
This is another nice car I saw in Milwaukee about ten years ago at a rod and custom show. Apparently the lady who owned the car had recently passed away. I don't know if the car was for sale.


Beautiful!
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May 11, 2023 11:31:07   #
riderxlx wrote:
Only $4000. Wow, I’ll order two.
Oh boy I just let out a real long fart so I’m over it now. I guess I’ll just keep the camera I’ve got.
Bruce.


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