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#141 Nick Hope

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:12 PM

There was a firmware update to version 1.1 for the Olympus 60mm macro in September. "MF shooting operations have been improved." Might be worth trying for those having trouble.



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:39 PM

There was a firmware update to version 1.1 for the Olympus 60mm macro in September. "MF shooting operations have been improved." Might be worth trying for those having trouble.

 

You can find firmware here (Oly 60mm update for Panasonic camera body).

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/pana/m_ed6028macro.cfm 


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 03:29 PM

The 60mm macro lens is an absolutely fantastic and sharp lens - but I can't see using this lens much hand-held - especially at close focus (which I usually do between 1-4" for small subjects). In 4k, the lens is equivalent to ~83mm on a APS-C sensor, 138mm on FF - hardly a fish portrait lens. That being said, I can't really see using any macro setup much without a tripod or some sort of stabilization to get decent video. Neither OIS nor IB stablization is likely to eliminate that need. I'm just starting to use this lens more, and although it can be challenging, especially in surgy conditions, I'm loving the video I'm getting from it!


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:41 PM

The 60mm macro lens is an absolutely fantastic and sharp lens - but I can't see using this lens much hand-held - especially at close focus (which I usually do between 1-4" for small subjects). In 4k, the lens is equivalent to ~83mm on a APS-C sensor, 138mm on FF - hardly a fish portrait lens. That being said, I can't really see using any macro setup much without a tripod or some sort of stabilization to get decent video. Neither OIS nor IB stablization is likely to eliminate that need. I'm just starting to use this lens more, and although it can be challenging, especially in surgy conditions, I'm loving the video I'm getting from it!


Hmmm, maybe I should give it another try....

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:11 PM

At which airport did SQ check the weight of your carry-on bag? Did they check everybody's bag weight?

I live in Singapore and Thailand and travel on SQ, TG, MI, GA, MH, KR, VN, etc. all the time and have never had my carry-on bag weighed. My underwater camera fits in a maximum-size backpack and weighs 15kg and it has never been weighed.

In fact, apart from the budget airlines, I've never even had a problem with overweight checked luggage. Just chat friendly with the staff, tell them what you do and they are usually very cooperative.

Maybe you need to hone your chatting technique... :)

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Peter I just returned from Raja Ampat. Amazingly enough Singapore Air weighed my ThinkTank Camera Backpack at JFK before the start of my trip. They made me take my Nauticam Housing out of my backpack and put in my luggage. Luckily nothing got broken and all my luggage arrived ok. 



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:37 PM

Seems like it's common for Singapore Airline to weight carry on bags at the gate for outbound flight from US. Did they give you the choice of gate check your Thinktank backpack?



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:41 PM

Peter I just returned from Raja Ampat. Amazingly enough Singapore Air weighed my ThinkTank Camera Backpack at JFK before the start of my trip. They made me take my Nauticam Housing out of my backpack and put in my luggage. Luckily nothing got broken and all my luggage arrived ok. 

 

Maybe it's a JFK airport policy.  The staff who insisted were probably not even SQ people, just their ground handling agent.