Spider Cube

by Guy Roberts

I have bought a Spyder 5 monitor calibrator and it came bundled with a Spyder Cube.
Anyone here use this device and if so how useful is it?

Wow, it's very quiet these days.. I guess I'm not the only one who stopped following Olympus 4/3 so closely once any prospect of a real E-5 upgrade faded away. I come back to admit that with all this awesome glass I'm actually finally considering the micro 4/3 body in desperation and it's like crickets in here! discus.. :tony:

Does anyone know of a place that will still service an Olympus E5? My E-5 is having some autofocus issues and after a month at Olympus they have informed me that they are unable to repair the camera body.


by Guy Roberts

Taken at Muncastle Castle in Cumbria. E5, 50mm macro, ec20.

Six frame HDR of the Corona from the August, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse as seen from Teton Springs Lodge, Idaho.
Shot with an Olympus E5 with an Olympus 50-200mm zoom and an Olympus 2x tele-exender, ISO 800, F8.0 with six exposures from 1/640 to 1/15.
Manual alignment was done in Photoshop, then imported into Easy HDR Pro, then returned to Photoshop for noise reduction, contrast enhancement, and sharpening.

Well, I did it!

by Daniel Bradley

I just got the 300/4 Pro and MC-14. Wow!:beer: What a great lens!
Samples and comments here:

This thing is so sharp it hurts my brand new eyes!;) Just got a pair of new lenses. Great!


Hey folks.
An old timer here.
But away for a long time.

I need help.

I have been sitting on (a licensed copy of) Photoshop CS3 for a l-o-n-g (obviously) time.
But it had always served my needs so I had never bothered to upgrade it.

But now...

I have upgraded my Mac OS from Lion (ouch, another "oldie") to Sierra.

Went to open Photoshop and got this popup:


I clicked on "More Info" and got this:


Can anyone advise, help me, walk me through what to do???

- it seems to want me to download the LEGACY Java that would go with my OLD LION OS
- but I don't still have Lion, I have Sierra (why does it think I still have Lion?)
- so do I download the new Java that "fits" with Sierra?
- but then is that not going to work with CS3?
- so... do I need to upgrade from CS3 to... WHAT???
- what is this "Creative Cloud" stuff? I just want an application on my computer that I can use to do stuff
and I'm not sure "Creative Cloud" sounds like what I want/need/am used to

Anybody talk with me about my CONUNDRUM?



need advice

by zack0

I want to change a new camera bags . What is your favorite brand?

I was very, very fortunate to be with the right people (mostly birders and photo/birders) when the Least Bitterns were first sighted. Also, since the young were on one side of the trail and the marsh, where the parents hunted fish, was on the other side. The parents had to fly over the people on the path or wait for a quiet moment and burst out of the reeds and cross the path very low. The young were climbing up the little trees to get fed.

Very exciting time for about two weeks.

I made the trip to Douglas in central Wyoming for the eclipse event. It was exciting, indeed. There were no clouds at the time, but the air was heavy with smoke from the huge forest fires in the western part of Montana and eastern Idaho. You will see some of that in the glow surrounding the sun in the second and third images, which normally would be jet black. The pic with sun's corona at maximum came out fairly well. F 5.7. Had some wind so upped the iso more than I intended to 500 to get enough shutter speed. There's lots of guesswork in such things, and one has to act in haste, putting filters off and on, etc. --it happens quickly and not without anxiety to "capture the moment." If I live to see another one, I'll just lay back and watch it for the magic and mystery that it is.
Taken with the E-5, 300 2.8 and 2X tc, the combination producing 24X. No cropping on the first shot.