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Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By DerekW
Re: Extended Warranties

One major advantage of the warranties is that it gets you the rapid turnround service from collection to shipment to repair centre and then directly back to the chosen return address be it your home...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By DerekW
Re: Extended Warranties

It also depends on when the next model or version comes out and whether you will buy it or be tempted to buy the new one before the extended warranty on the previous version has run out. You must...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By DerekW
Re: Flash advice

continuing English Bob's advice - the rest of the notes I copied from his posts.

Nightime Outdoor flash with brightly lit background.
Flash Outdoors at Night with Bright Background —...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By DerekW
Re: Flash advice

one of the most useful bits of information I have received about Flash and The Oly cameras is from a contributor called English Bob, an American who travelled alot (may still do) on the DPReview...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd May 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By DerekW
Re: The RAAF has Landed

To flatter the subject into thinking that a big camera is required to photgraph such an important person.
Forum: The lounge 23rd April 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 1,810
Posted By DerekW
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

It is because serious discussion involving upsetting discussion is not taking place that we are in the clag that we are in.
Forum: Telephoto 20th April 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By DerekW
Re: Olympus 40 - 150 Pro Lens Hood just fell apart

happened to me last september after arriving in Lisbon, I rang the Olympus service number explained my predicament and they agreed to ship a replacement to me at the hotel and collect the broken...
Forum: General photography discussion 20th April 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By DerekW
Re: Recommended reading

Regardless of whether you have to pay a yearly amount or a perceived one off payment (until the next version is announced/released) with new function or support for a new version of the operating...
Forum: The lounge 4th April 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By DerekW
More places for your geeky bucket list

The Register - my daily online newsletter of reference has over the last few years published a series of articles in the Geeks Guide to Britain series
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd April 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By DerekW
Re: The biggest working steam engine in britain

Google the key phrases and you will find it.

It was one of the key songs in the bar for student engineers (which we all were)

Check your messages
Forum: The lounge 24th March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By DerekW
Re: 'Sock Puppet'?

What is interesting is that the two banned ids were registered on the same day last October. I was also suspicious about that. I thought of the as our friends from moscow here to check out the...
Forum: The lounge 24th March 2019
Replies: 12
HELP! Slow cooker
Views: 270
Posted By DerekW
Re: Slow cooker

An ex domsci teacher suggests:-

Use a small amount of wine or stock and a whisk to deglaze the pan then whisk this into the gravy which may then need straining before use.
Forum: The lounge 5th March 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,192
Posted By DerekW
Re: Vintage Kit

because UK jumped on the DAB bandwagon too early with the result that there is an inventory of DAB sets in use that if the UK switched to DAB+ transmission would become useless. So for a period both...
Forum: Events 1st March 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 8,031
Posted By DerekW
Re: Photography Show 2019 - Can we manage to meet up this year

Take a screen capture (Home button and Off button at the same time), then email the created image to your main machine and then print it down.
Forum: The lounge 13th February 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,278
Posted By DerekW
Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Many years ago (actually 12 years ago) there was this thread in a cycling forum on the adventures of a seriall picolax user.


Forum: The lounge 9th February 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 985
Posted By DerekW
Re: Resolution and Image Quality


for more information
Forum: The lounge 4th February 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By DerekW
Re: Foreign hire car CDW insurance

I woulld take full CDW in a country I was not certain about, even in the US we had the side window smashed and some things taken from the back seat - drive up to the local Hertz depot at the airport...
Forum: The lounge 2nd February 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By DerekW
Re: Camera Sale Advice?

I have a 990 with a few accesories and lenses - the good thing about it was the side copying accessory, bad thing was the delay before the shutter eexposed the image - a person could have walked...
Forum: General photography discussion 19th January 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By DerekW
Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Bracebridge Church on Brant Road in Lincoln is older than Lincoln Cathedral, it might be worth a visit to see some Saxon architecture (I think I remember that from my enforced visits it to it when...
Forum: Lens focus 3rd January 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2,074
Posted By DerekW
Re: Lens hoods and polarising filters

I have just discovered on e-Bay a JJC version of the lenshood for the 12-40mm Pro lens.
It has an opening aperture on the side so that the filter can be rotated.
I have one on order.
Forum: The lounge 31st December 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 2,080
Posted By DerekW
Re: 100 Word Story

Yes it is the colon that is giving the spurious word count in MS Word.

I get a regular feed of 100 word stories from The BookHippo Crew, they are a paperless publisher promoting books that are...
Forum: The lounge 26th December 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,260
Posted By DerekW
Re: Weirdest SALE

Given that it cost 50k 9 years ago it is not unreasonable. The biggest cause of price drop is the lack of people able to consider owning such kit.

However my dealer is supplying a pair of...
Forum: Software 13th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By DerekW
Re: Film scanners - anyone use Vuescan?

I have been using Vuescan for a very long time, I recently used it with a Canon film/slide scanner.
The results were limited by my knowledge of Vuescan for scanning slides.
I have for when Epson...
Forum: General photography discussion 26th October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By DerekW
Re: Bracketing advice.

If you are taking RAW pictures why would multiple exposures be required when with RAW you have a multi stop capabililty in one shot.

So take the RAW image - then in Lightroom make two virtual...
Forum: The lounge 24th October 2018
Replies: 4,112
Views: 122,623
Posted By DerekW
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

For more info see London Bridge is Down for the full story

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