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    Peter Frank
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  • Location
    Ottawa, ON
  • Photographic Interests
    nature, landscape, close-up/macro, whatever catches my eye
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  • Fav. Camera
    Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mkii
  • Fav. Lens
    Olympus 12-100mm Pro
  1. Yes, I can see this one too but, as Akira, not the initial ones.
  2. Not seeing any images here, nor in your other post under 'Birds'. I only see strings of numbers and letters.
  3. There is a vineyard in Nova Scotia that has one in the middle of the grapes. It is not just for looks; you can make calls from it.
  4. PFrank


    I received two copies this morning, delivered two minutes apart.
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    Spouting Rhubarb

    I love rhubarb crumble but ours is under two feet of snow and it has just 'warmed up' to -7C so not for awhile yet. Peter
  6. It is certainly doable. Check out the forums at http://www.mu-43.com. There are a couple of threads dedicated to aircraft/air shows. However, be aware that not all photos are taken with m43 gear and some do not identify the gear used in the text and the exif data is stripped..
  7. All of my bargain acquisitions are film-based and most have been free. A few months ago I got a Canon AE-1 with 50mm f1.8 lens (free) A few years ago I got a Nikon F2 with a Photomic finder and 24mm lens ($150) Shortly after I got the Nikon, I got a Nikkor 50mm f1.4, a 55mm Micro-Nikkor, a 135mm Nikkor, a Nikkor 80-200mm and a motor drive for the F2 (all free) At the same time as the above, I got a Bronica S2a with the Nikkor 75mm and 200mm lenses (free) At the same time as the above, I got a Rollei medium format projector (free) Several years ago I bought a Rolleiflex 2.8C from an elderly friend for $150. This was her first good camera and she used it through the 1950s and into the 60s, when she bought her first Hasselblad. The items in 2, 3, 4 and 5 were from a lab that was getting rid of all the old film camera and darkroom gear. I was one of several people who helped "clear out" the old gear. Anything not sold or taken ended up in the dumpster.
  8. I came across an article a few days ago describing a similar technique (see here). He recommends using an Artograph Lightpad which he claims has a daylight colour balance. He describes techniques for colour negatives, colour reversal and b&w films and his images look pretty good to my eyes. Note that the Artograph Lightpads a more expensive; the 6x9 version is about $130 locally. Peter
  9. There are alternatives available for PDF files too. There are several free or low-cost PDF readers available (e.g., Foxit) and many office suites (e.g., LibreOffice) can create PDF documents.
  10. My first medium format camera, in the early-mid 1970s, was a Bronica S2a. I sold it after a couple of years but have since had a couple of others, and including several lenses and the bellows (with swings and tilts). I adapted a view camera lens to work with the bellows. A great system, and I still have a S2a with the 75mm and 200mm Nikkors. In the early '90s I got into the SQ series and used various bodies and lenses for almost 15 years. I only had problems once, with a SQAm that refused to advance the film, and that was corrected quickly with a trip to the service centre.
  11. It seems to load faster for me. Well done.
  12. Affinity Photo will do panoramas, at least the Windows version will. Look under the File menu and you should see "New Panorama...". It also does HDR and focus stacking (it calls it Focus Merge). One of the things that I like is that it will do these techniques with RAW files (Olympus .orf in my case) while most other apps require tifs or jpgs. Peter
  13. The PL 100-400 is a m43 lens so it mounts on any m43 body without an adapter. On my EM1.2 body AF is as fast and as accurate as any other lens that I have, including a couple of Olympus Pro lenses.
  14. Hi Ann, In fact, they overwinter as adults. In 'The Butterflies of Canada' the authors state that there are two broods per season, with the second emerging in August, flying until late October, overwintering and then flying again in early spring, until May. In the Ottawa area, where I am (and a bit north of you in NY state), they have been seen from late March to early November. Peter
  15. The caterpillars in the first photo look like Mourning Cloaks (see here and here). Peter
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