He published this about 2 years before I did my first one, and I so agree with him about the warm and welcoming ways of everyone within the ‘loops, especially Shi. That is exactly what I experienced as well, from my first upload onward.
So have a listen to Ian‘s Album 1, he was wonderful.
Olympus has had this special camera, the Pen-F (talking/writing about the digital one here, not the original half frame film version from days long ago). And that digital Pen-F was special because no other camera did black & white as good as that one, in my humble opinion. They really should consider their decision not to continue it, it was simply brilliant, and lots of people loved it (at least those who bought and owned it).
Now a fellow photographer who has both the Pen-F as well as the OM-D E-M10 Mk2 (which I also have) has managed to get pretty close to the look of black and white images from the Pen-F when using his E-M10 Mk2. So here’s Rob explaining how he did that:
Of course I immediately had to try that, and I used the Mono-2 without grain settings to try. I also noticed that indeed applying a -0.3EV compensation helps with keeping a bit more infos in the highlights. Look:
That’s really very close to Kodak Tri-X if you ask me. And although this was at ISO 1250 it’s still much cleaner than film ever was – if you want to apply grain you can still do so with a few mouse clicks.
Cool. Thanks Rob, your tips help a lot. Really appreciated!
I have a friend from the UK who – like me – uses a GMX mail account or two. The only difference is that her domain is gmx.com while I’m using gmx.net.
And twice already some mail of hers landed in the internal gmx “assumed spam” folders which you only see via their web interface if you look – so my advice: don’t ignore their regular messages about that assumed spam folder, and go and check it – you might have missed someone who clearly didn’t send spam (in my friend’s case, not even a link was inside her mails, so it’s not clear why the gmx algorithms assumed that to be spam…)
I’ve told their web interface to not classify her mail addresses as senders of spam, still have to check if that works.
Otherwise they’re very good – and they really keep out lots of spam. Not bad for a cost-free provider at all – and if you’re using them with an email program like I do, you won’t even see all the ads which they need to finance it all.
… which I actually don’t like that much, really – because how could you award arts? But in my last post I congratulated Esperanza Spalding, and at the moment it’s the time of the 2020 BAFTA Awards, and that in turn reminded me of a series which I’m currently watching (we’ll have season/episode 2.4 later today), namely “Keeping Faith”, starring Eve Myles (also known from Torchwood and other series).
That series won 3 BAFTA Awards, for best story, best actress, and best music, and each of these is well deserved in my opinion. Listen to Amy Wadge and to Laurence Love Greed in these ones for instance:
The series is fully packed with music of that caliber from start to finish – quite the hit factory. So here’s the honour they received for it in 2018:
I’m glad that I can watch that. Thanks to everyone.
And as always, thanks to you for reading, watching, and listening.