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Forum: General photography discussion 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,588
Posted By Otto
Re: My latest foray into FF mirrorless - and why I'm sticking with m43

At the weekend I overheard a Canon user pontificating to his friend that his new phone had 63 megapixels and an ISO of up to 100,000 so could take pictures of black cats in coal mines and was as good...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

I think ten PP3s, some wire and some sticky tape would be rather simpler than the Cockroft-Walton solution! Back in the 60s my dad had a car radio (Smiths I think, but badged HMV) which used a...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

A friend has a few old portable valve radios which need a long-obsolete 90v high tension battery. He gets round the problem by connecting ten PP3s in series!
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By Otto
Re: Lancaster University

Interesting architecture but a bit brutalist for me!
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Otto
Re: Lancaster

Bits of Lancaster I've never seen, although to be fair I haven't been there very often. I find it a rather claustrophobic city and the traffic is diabolical but these shots suggest I should take a...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Otto
Re: National Parks winner.

Some great shots, but where's the Yorkshire Dales? :confused:
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By Otto
Re: The Future of Cars

I had a feeling the Rolls engine in the Princess 4-litre R was originally developed for the military vehicles that Austin made during WW2 although Wiki makes no mention of that.
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Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

Philips have made some very good stuff over the years, I vaguely remember that turntable. A lot of CD players, especially Marantz, use Philips transports. They along with Sony of course developed...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

Yes, if I remember correctly my Saab had a setting to update the car clock from the RDS data and it defaulted to "off".
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

Agreed about the 401 at least, I've no experience of the 301. The SP25 was advertised as being of high quality (as it was for single records only, no autochanger) but as you rightly say, it was crap....
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

Does the radio display the station name on FM? Can you get traffic info? If so then yes.
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

Not sure I'd class Garrard as "high quality". I saved up my pocket money and bought an SP25 turntable around 1969 when they were perceived as being good quality; however there was considerable play...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

I'd forgotten about my old alarm clock radio which I got from a local petrol station with Esso Tiger Tokens, probably in the mid-1970s. It's badged Bush but I doubt very much it was made by them,...
Forum: Events 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Otto
Re: Lakes photo trip with Alf?

I'd be up for it :).
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By Otto
Re: The Future of Cars

And nuclear power was going to provide electricity too cheap to meter!
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Otto
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

When was that photo taken Nigel?

The famous short film "Snowdrift at Bleath Gill" was made near Stainmore Summit in 1955 when we used to have proper winters! A freight train was trapped in snow...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Otto
Re: Why does a Frenchman only have one egg for breakfast?

Reminds me of the first time I went to the States. I was having breakfast when the Brit sitting at the next table was asked how he'd like his egg. He presumably wanted it turned over as he thought...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Otto
Re: Vintage Kit

Roberts sell badged versions of other brands, as well as making their own. I had an R283 portable AM/FM radio with an LCD display that went flaky after a year or two and was unusable by the time I...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Otto
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

I found the Shay photos more easily than I expected! Originally taken in 1983 on Agfa CT18 film with my OM-2SP, probably with the Zuiko 35-105 lens.
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Otto
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

Me too Nigel. The old Kirkby Stephen East (http://www.kirkbystepheneast.co.uk/) station is being restored and houses the Stainmore Railway Company now. The loss of the 200' high Belah Vaduct...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Otto
Re: "Excuse me, but..."

Aren't owls supposed to be wise? You should be asking them!
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Otto
Re: "Same-again..?"

Timothy Taylor's Landlord beats both of those :).
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Otto
Re: My New toy, MMF-3

Yes, it wasn't brilliant on the E-620 I had before the E-M5. Maybe when E-M1 Mk2s come down a bit in price I'll take the plunge, I always liked the 12-60 - the 12-40 just seems too short, and while...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Otto
Re: My New toy, MMF-3

The 12-60 works OK on my E-M5 Mk1 but it does hunt a bit before finally gaining focus. So it's not much use for grab shots but for static subjects it's useable. The 50-200 is best used with manual...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Otto
Re: Chrome Adds Password Compromise Alert Extension

Hopefully Mozilla will do a similar one for Firefox!
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