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In Topic: PNG Baggage restrictions

18 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

Another idea is to check if they offer a busines class flight to Alotau. Maybe you have more baggage allowance, and the additional cost is less than the overweight charges.


In Topic: Adobe Lightroom for iPad released (more platforms to follow)

08 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

If you already have a plan with a monthly fee, okay.

But if you have bought the PC/MAC Standalone version of Lightroom the app is useless. You MUST subscribe and pay a monthly fee to use the app.

BTW Just checked the app store again, the first update is out already... And yesterday there were five negative comments about this forced subscription. Today, at the time of writing this comment, they are gone. Strange...

In Topic: Sea & Sea YS-D1 Optical Slave TTL with OMD EM5

18 February 2014 - 10:18 PM

I've tried adjusting the flash power from full to 1/64 to work.

Don't know what exactly you did, but "full to 1/64" sounds as if your camera flash is set to "manual" whereas it should be set to "fill".


In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

29 January 2014 - 01:26 PM

Hi coroander (and others), 


just a quick hint: See my posting (#51) in the above mentioned wetpixel thread with my thoughts about low ISO and how to set the small focus pint.




p.s.: A big thank to you for all the detailed descriptions on how to set the E M5 - it was and still is a phantastic help.

In Topic: Underwater settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

29 January 2014 - 01:20 PM

Hi conchyjoe,


I think most users have been using the small field for UW exclusively, available until now via a "workaround" described by coroander. 


I just updated my firmware, and now the setting is easy to access: You need to make the grid with the larde AF areas visible on your monitor, then press "info" and choose your preferred AF field with the <up> and/or <down> buttons. That's it!


I am also very happy to see (at least theoretically, will have to make a field test) the new "low ISO" setting. When shooting macro, I sometimes like to use a wide open aperture, so I can isolate a subject (everything behind and in front of it is blurry). 


In bright conditions with ISO 200 there often is so much light that the strobe fires at very low power, and as a result the red color does not show. With my old Nikonos RS and Velvia 50 slide film it was much easier, and ISO 100 with the E M5 is a step into this direction. One f/stop makes at least a little difference.


Picture quality? Well I'm not a "pixel peeper" and have been satisfied with the quality up to now. Maybe in certain situations (long exposure time?)  there will be an advantage, may it be visible or measurable only...