Replacement BLM-5

by Guy Roberts

I bought an Olympus BLM-5 off Amazon, and it does not hold charge. I suspect that it is old stock as Olympus probably don't make it anymore.
Anyone have third party recommendations?

I am going through the e5 manual trying to understand all of the things the e5 is capable of, and got to Dynamic single target AF mode. However when I delve into the menu system on my camera that feature is greyed out.
Any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong?

Upgrading sensors

by Guy Roberts

Could it be it possible to upgrade the sensor in a camera, say put an em1 sensor into an e5, or is it far too complex for that.
It just seems to me that instead of having to buy a whole new camera to get higher resolution etc, if manufacturers could make it so that you could upgrade the old sensor with the new one, cameras would last so much longer.
Just a thought.

I haven't done much shooting these past couple of years. Going through my old files, found some I thought I'd throw into the mix for comments and critiques. Thank you.

Merry Christmas

by Guy Roberts

Merry Christmas to you all, and may 2018 be filled with light for you and yours.


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.