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Forum: General photography discussion 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,464
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 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,464
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.
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Forum: The lounge 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 166
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 145
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 145
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 220
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: 118
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: 220
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 220
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 220
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

I see it runs on batteries too. I bet that would cost!
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 357
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 357
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

There might be a setting somewhere...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
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. ;)
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 516
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vintage Kit

Interesting question. Most of the big names in high-end audio such as Mission, Quad, Wharfedale, Audiolab and Castle Acoustics were bought up and in many cases rescued by the Chinese owned IAG. Most...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 357
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: The Future of Cars

That is true. Nothing like the whiff of Benzine for clearing the lungs.

Then there were coal tar and carbolic soaps.
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 15,526
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Pick Of The Gallery - POTG

Old Royal Naval College by Danellis

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Old_Royal_Naval_College.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/99522)
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,737
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 207,929
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Picture trail

Park Bench

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wallington_01.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/101545)
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 357
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: The Future of Cars

Well I don't suppose we had much say in the matter.

Up until that time there had been gasworks in almost every town in the country; sometimes two or three, presumably employing large numbers of...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 357
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: The Future of Cars

Oh aye! I remember when North Sea Gas was going to be 'almost free' once the rigs and pipework had been paid for. :rolleyes:
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