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Forum: General photography discussion 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,864
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Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

I think the idea is that 'noise' is random whilst the image stays the same, so any noise only appearing in one of the eight is cancelled.

There is a similar function in-camera that takes a...
Forum: General photography discussion 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,864
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

But that presumably requires eight separate exposures taken with the camera mounted on a stout tripod, and without any movement in the subject (such as leaves in the wind)?

Am I right in thinking...
Forum: General photography discussion 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,864
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

Presumably this will only work on the EM-** Mk 2 bodies Paul?
Forum: General photography discussion 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,864
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

I put some scanned images on FaceBook a few weeks ago and received several compliments about the quality. One was even chosen as the Page Profile Pic or whatever they call it on FB.

The fact that...
Forum: General photography discussion 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,864
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

Firstly I would like to thank Paul for a useful and fascinating post, and especially for pointing out the blindingly obvious; that it is possible to 'dodge and burn'' at the exposure stage when...
Forum: General photography discussion 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,864
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

Yes indeed; although if you use your camera for your business, as I do, you take the view that if it does the job and doesn't waste time (by far our most precious commodity) then there is no need to...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,515
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Show us your first cameras

Yes it is. That meter taught me a lot about exposure.

I checked it against the 'Weston recommended standard' of a clear, blue sky one day last summer and it was still spot on! The readings also...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,515
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Show us your first cameras

My earliest photographic memories are of my father's Voigtländer Brilliant 127, which is probably what sparked my own fasciation with photography, and medium format in particular.
...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 270
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Camera club speakers

I cannot suggest any names other than the obvious, but as an observation; those who teach and run hands-on workshops also tend to be very good and engaging speakers. They also have the added...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Death Caused by iPad Battery?

I don't doubt it. When I worked for a large corporate (part of the Courtaulds Group at the time) we had no end of chancers trying their luck on in the hope of getting a few free tins of paint!
...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Death Caused by iPad Battery?

None of the electrical equipment that we use is totally safe against fire.

I have no doubt that Apple will mount a robust defence, and will look in detail at each and every contributory factor,...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

But then the bag would become fouled! *yes

The bag could of course be changed but any water trapped inside it could support growth.

Copper was first found to be an effective biocide when...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Focus stacking in landscape photography

Joe Cornish uses (or used) this technique with his large format (5x4") field cameras.

The lens is fitted to a bellows, and may be tilted independently of the camera body. This not only provides...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

I wish it were that simple. *yes

People have tried all sorts of biocides in antifouling paints, but most are costly and all have their drawbacks.

The present trend is towards so called...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

Tributyltin definitely did have an effect on marine organisms, which is why it was banned!

There was strong evidence that tributyltin was affecting the sexuality of dog whelks, but action was...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

Yes indeed. They had a mechanical multivibrator which drive a step-up transformer as a crude inverter generating the 200 volts or so needed for the valves' anodes.

Later designs used germanium...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

Zinc pyrithione, which is the active anti-dandruff ingredient used in Head & Shoulders shampoo works extremely well as an antifouling co-biocide on boats' bottoms.

There were concerns that the...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

I see it runs on batteries too. I bet that would cost!
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 365
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: The Future of Cars

Yes indeed, but of course wages were very much lower then, so perhaps the politicians thought it was better pay men (and it was mainly men) for doing something worthwhile rather than claiming...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 365
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: The Future of Cars

Thinking back to the 1960's and 1970's these 'promises' may well have been well meant. Gas and electricity were still state owned and it really didn't matter whether they made a profit or not. From...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

I don't know about the current JLR models but the clock in my 2015 XF does not update itself, and there is no option for it to do so. JLR's explanation is that many of their vehicles regularly travel...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

I had the same problem at about the same age.

When I started work I spent most of my first month's pay on a second-hand Philips GA212 Electronic which I still have, and which still works...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

There might be a setting somewhere...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

Garrard's 'Transcription' decks such as the 301 and 401 were of very high quality, and were standard equipment in BBC studios and suchlike, but their consumer decks such as the SP25 were crap.

I...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 533
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

Most car clocks now should be synchronised with RDS data, but as our daughter has found, this only works if you tune in to main BBC radio stations once in a while. ;)
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