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How accurate is the white house siege in the film "Olympus Has Fallen"?

I read online that the director did a lot of research and consulted with military experts on how an actual terrorist siege on the white house could work. Of course, he also said that white house security experts have already planned for such an attack. I'm curious what would have been done differently in real life by the white house and DC security?
posted by Wanderer7 on Jun 28, 2013 - 10 answers

 

Looking for Classical Greece themed art

Help me look for Classical Greece themed art for Monty Python-esque animation backgrounds! [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Aug 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me choose a camera!

I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Great old lenses on Canon EOS mount?

John Carey uses an old Olympus 55mm 1.8 lens on his Canon 5D with beautiful results. Which other similar old lenses have you found great on a Canon EOS mount?
posted by jgwong on Jun 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me take pictures with Dad's 1967 rangefinder camera

I've inherited my father's 1967 rangefinder camera. The metering doesn't work anymore. Help me take pictures with it again. [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Feb 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Transcription pedal incompatibility?

Finally got my office four universal transcription pedals (Infinity Foot Control IN-USB-2) and Olympus DSS Player Pro software ("with foot pedal support") after two months of bureaucratic red tape. Foot pedals aren't working. Google fu failing. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jul 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Sound on sound

I'm looking to buy a good quality digital audio recorder, mainly for recording gigs and rehearsals. I already have a little Olympus voice recorder - is upgrading worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Jun 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Buying Advice for a Micro 4/3 Camera

Looking for advice on purchasing a Micro 4/3 camera for the wife. As always, special snowflake details apply. [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Dec 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Gariz leather half-case for Olympus E-P2

I am looking for this Gariz half-case for my Olympus E-P2. Unfortunately, I do not speak Korean, and I don't trust myself to figure out how to order. Where can I find one online (from an English site) or in a Toronto-area brick and mortar store? Any leads are much appreciated. I really, really love this case.
posted by anekona on Aug 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Is this camera what I really want?

I am thinking of getting an Olympus PEN E-PL1. Will I regret not getting a digital SLR instead? [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Jul 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Is my camera haunted?

Why is my film camera making a weird noise? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jun 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Pro-sumer overload - help me choose.

What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Apr 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me pick a digital voice recorder.

I'm about to graduate from journalism school, and that means I'll soon lose access to the equipment I've been borrowing for the last few years. Is it worth purchasing my own Olympus LS-10 voice recorder, or should I be looking at something else? [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Mar 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Olympus LS-10 recorder repair?

Olympus LS-10 recorder repair? I can send it to Olympus but they want $85 (plus shipping) as a flat rate. There must be a cheaper option. Anyone know a spot in NYC that does repairs on such things? Thanks in advance.
posted by Liquidwolf on Dec 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Olympus LS-10 recorder help?

Olympus LS-10 recorder help? [more inside]
posted by Liquidwolf on Nov 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Looking for non-fugly camera case!

I need a case for my new Olympus E-P1, but I can't find one that I like! I really love the leather one I've been seeing in pictures of the camera everywhere, but that case/strap is hard to find and exorbitantly expensive to boot ($85-$200 everywhere I've found it online). [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Nov 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Camera reviews are taking over my sanity

Following my previous question, I've narrowed down my camera options and done a lot of reading, but I'd love some Hivemind input. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Sep 6, 2009 - 21 answers

EV RE50N/D-B mic + Olympus LS-10 recorder = hollow, tinny sound

Recordings made using an ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B microphone with my Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder sound quiet, tinny and hollow. Why could this be? [more inside]
posted by BugsPotter on Jul 26, 2009 - 9 answers

In the works Canon DSLR features?

Does anyone know if Canon has plans for releasing a consumer DSLR that will have Multi-Aspect Ratio Shooting, as Olympus has done? [more inside]
posted by albernathy0 on Jun 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Pokémon Snap was about as far as I got with photography.

What are some absolute beginner DSLR tips and tricks my wife can pick up on quickly and start using today? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 27, 2008 - 26 answers

I think I have a winner but

Digitalcamerafilter: Tell me what you think of your Olympus 1020 [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Jun 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Camera Control

How can I control my Olympus E500 with my mac? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Sep 29, 2007 - 1 answer

Olympus SP-350 battery/firmware issues

Olympus SP-350: How can I fix the battery issues or update the firmware? (for free) [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jun 1, 2007 - 3 answers

I'm thinking of buying Olympus EVOLT E-500 8M, what to look for?

I recently found this digital SLR Olympus EVOLT E-500 on sales at costco.com click here It seems a good deal with a complete package. It's very attempting to me since I'd like to move from point and shoot to DSLR. I'm a beginner amateur. I've read and learned about how SLR works, but with so many choices out there on the market, I'm kinda lost. $699 is right on my budget. However, I'm willing to step up a little bit if there is a better choice for the long run and without paying a whole lot more. On the other hand, stepdown is also an option if major/critical functions are not being compromised. With your experience and knowledge, what do you think the pros and cons are for Olympus E-500. Say if i get a Canon, or a Nikon DSLR, what models are comparable to E-500, and what will I gain or lose? I'll appreciate it if you can share your thoughts with me. Many thanks. Olympus EVOLT E-500 8MP $699.99 After Rebate Digital SLR 2.5" 40-150 & 17.5-45mm Lens
posted by dy on Apr 25, 2006 - 20 answers

save the pictures!

My camera recently ate a month's worth of intense picture-taking! About 90% were salvaged by imgsave, but of course the remaining 10% are the best or most important. Each of those broken images completely draws as a thumbnail, but only partially renders when opened. There is no apparent consistency to how much is drawn or which pictures were eaten. [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Feb 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Extracting audio from Olympus VN-900 recorder

Is there a simple way to export the digital audio files from an Olympus VN-900 voice recorder into an iBook G4? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Feb 16, 2006 - 2 answers

How to reformat SmartMedia cards for Olympus cameras after Dazzle?

How can I reformat a SmartMedia card (or several) that are unreadable and unformattable by my Olympus D40 camera? This happened after I deleted pictures off of them on a Dazzle USB reader (using WinXP). [more inside]
posted by genefinder on Aug 18, 2005 - 12 answers

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