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Forum: General accessories 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Oly LH-48B hood for 17mm f1.8

This might be a useful site for some:

http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/

Jim
Forum: Dealers' Den 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: E-M1 ii & 12-40 for 850

No, the auction has ended. I was still able to contact them though.

Jim
Forum: Dealers' Den 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: E-M1 ii & 12-40 for 850

I've just asked if it would be possible to pick it up and pay cash. This usually flushes them out into the open! I'll report back

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

I always use a lens hood in order to prevent degradation of an image by incident light on the front element and flare.

Jim
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Death Caused by iPad Battery?

Apple's lawyers will say to the claimant 'Our client has set aside $5 million dollars to fight this case - how much have you set aside?'

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

I use '3-In-One Professional'

Jim
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: FREE: USB-C 16Gig OTG Memory

Whatever you feel is appropriate is fine by me, Andy! *yes

Jim
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: FREE: USB-C 16Gig OTG Memory

Taken by 'Steambuff'

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

Use 'dry silicone spray'. I spray it onto a tissue and wipe the contact surfaces. It works a treat and avoids the dust from graphite. Also wipe it on to the extending barrel of a zoom lens to avoid...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Jim Ford
FREE: USB-C 16Gig OTG Memory

I bought a 16Gig USB-C On-The-Go memory 'stick' by mistake some time ago and don't use it (my 'phone is plain micro USB).

It has a standard USB plug at one end and a USB-C plug at the other and is...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 556
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Vintage Kit

I remember building a Cockroft-Walton multiplier from a Wireless World (or Practical Electronics) design using a couple of OC81s driving a tiny mains transformer (must have been backwards) and a...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 556
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Vintage Kit

I guess that a Cockroft-Walton multiplier would also do it as the drain won't be much.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Show Your Snowdrop Pictures

I didn't see any signs of bluebell leaves at Welford Park, and have never seen them together with snowdrops. I wonder if they're mutually exclusive (though they seem to share the same soil types)?
...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 556
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Vintage Kit

Yes, it takes 8 'D' cells, but also runs on mains, which I usually did.

Jim
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

I've removed screws that were similarly locked by judiciously applying the tip of a small soldering iron to soften the compound. It's always worked for me.

Traditionally shellac was used as a...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,372
Views: 1,844,520
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A couple of years ago I saw a morpho flying around in the New Forest. It was obviously an escape. It was a wonderful sight seeing it flying free!

Jim
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

If the replacement screw is too long, don't forget to put a nut on it before you cut it down, chamfer and deburr it.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Long Tailed Tit

You 'snerkled' the shot spot on! ;)

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Show Your Snowdrop Pictures

Went to Welford Park on the 14th.

Many thanks for the tip-off, I'd never heard of it and my partner was delighted!

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 556
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Vintage Kit

I've still got a portable Sony TC-800 reel-to-reel I bought in 1968:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sony_sony_tc800.html

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Sad news about my favouriote airliner

HP42 with Imperial Airways out of Croyden Airport for me! ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handley_Page_H.P.42#/media/File:AL79-058_Handley_Page_H.P.42_G-AAXF_LeBourget_May32_(14304630091).jpg
...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Why does a Frenchman only have one egg for breakfast?

I'm just glad that your repartee is as good as your photography! :D

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: "Excuse me, but..."

As you probably guessed, the remark was 'tongue in cheek'!*yes

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: "Same-again..?"

I 'get' this one, Dave! ;)

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: "Excuse me, but..."

I don't think that we'll be seeing 'Dave in Wales' for a while! ;)

Jim
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