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Forum: General photography discussion 24th April 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ricoh
Re: An army of clones

As long as you buy a good example of a film camera from any of the major manufacturers, Leica, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and the majority of the medium format cameras, eg Hassleblad, you can't go...
Forum: General photography discussion 24th April 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ricoh
Re: An army of clones

Here here, well said. I understand why some will post images taken with a new (to them) camera, or a new (to them) lens showing off the impressive technology. Unfortunately such images rarely show...
Forum: General photography discussion 24th April 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By pdk42
Re: An army of clones

I shot film for years and now also have an OM1 which I use very occasionally. When I do there is no epiphany. I find the process clunky and the output disappointing. We all have different needs...
Forum: General photography discussion 22nd April 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ricoh
An army of clones

A few years ago I had an epiphany, it changed matters for the good.

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/04/21/omar-z-robles-on-the-challenges-of-photographing-dancers-with-film/
Forum: Foto Fair 12th October 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,241
Posted By OM USer
Re: Going to Japan, help surviving Shinjuku Stn!

Only 16 platforms - piece of cake. Clapham Junction has 17. Have a good time.
Forum: Site news 26th July 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 24,323
Posted By Ian
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I would like to provide an update on the fund-raising. Thank you to everyone (70 in total) who have donated so far; the total received is £1193!

Five donors gave £50 each and one £45. By far the...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 2nd July 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3,530
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: ISO 3200 from Kodak

Whilst writing can I also recommend these guys Nick & Trick Photoworks (https://ntphotoworks.com/) in Folkstone in Kent who keep a good range of films and developing chemistry. They also sell some...
Forum: Site news 1st July 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 24,323
Posted By Ian
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

It looks like the way PayPal implements the amount entry is not consistent across different browsers. The best advice seems to be to place the cursor to the right of the last Zero and then enter the...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th May 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By Phill D
Re: In praise of WEX

That's a great post Simon praise indeed from you and good to know that large organisations can get it right.
Forum: General photography discussion 5th May 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By Crazy Dave
Re: In praise of WEX

Delighted for you Simon, i bought my 75mm f/1.8 from Wex, it was a good transaction. Last week, ordered some film from Wex however, made a mistake in the sizing. The returns form arrived by email two...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 5th December 2017
Replies: 18
WANTED OM3Ti
Views: 2,367
Posted By Pierre L
Re: OM3Ti

I have one and I'm not letting go! Although, I told my son that, when I pass away, he should offer it to Simon.
Does anyone know how many were made, as compared with the contemporary OM 4Ti Black?...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By KeithL
Re: Bloody cars !

I had a Toyota Carina E 2.0 Exec some years ago, and that went to the main dealer that I bought it from. It didn't let me down, but that dealer was always trying to find ways to wangle more money...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Bloody cars !

There are also a lot of other duties on petrol and diesel that paraffin is exempt from.

However, you can use untaxed LPG perfectly legally!
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Bloody cars !

All of them apart from telephones as there is nothing you can change in them nowadays.

I am perfectly happy to work on most cars but there is little pleasure in it these days, and the...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Bloody cars !

I think you'll find the power steering pump (along with certain other heavy loads) will only operate when the alternator is charging; hence the sudden failure when the belt snapped.

In defence of...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By KeithL
Re: Bloody cars !

There are two main reasons, Simon.

1) Providing all is OK, you don't need the engine running to get power steering.

2) It gives you variable assistance with speed, in a much more effective way...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By shenstone
Re: Bloody cars !

BTW Simon... if you are serious then come along to the South Wales Land Rover club http://www.swlrc.co.uk/ and have a chat with us... you don't have to have a Land Rover to come along, but you will...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By Phill D
Re: Bloody cars !

Glad you were OK and managed to negotiate your way out of a tricky situation well Simon. I think my Mazda has electric PAS too. Seem to remember smooth and variable operation steering was part of the...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By Ross the fiddler
Re: Bloody cars !

Exactly my thoughts too. *yes My next thought is, "Has it been serviced on time & has the mechanic (technician) checked everything correctly?" If the car is serviced properly by a conscientious...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By blu-by-u
Re: Bloody cars !

Seen a few new cars with this Electrical Servo assisted Steering. Advantages is, there is less strain on the engine as Hydraulics require some power from the engine. Also there is the pumps, hose,...
Forum: The lounge 21st November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By cliff
Re: Bloody cars !

Sounds like a snapped fan belt?
Hope it's something that simple, driving the altenater and hydraulic pump maybe?
Forum: The lounge 20th November 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 5,248
Posted By Wally
Re: Bloody cars !

What a coincidence? Am just back and catching up and the first post I read basically high-lights one of my 'future' worries?

Fingers X'd I've never had that particular issue.

However, as I've...
Forum: Foto Fair 14th November 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,241
Posted By Internaut
Re: Going to Japan, help surviving Shinjuku Stn!

Itís easy.... Once you get the hang of it. Iíve not been since 2002. Back then, you couldnít take a shortcut through the station (East to West, I think) without going through a barrier and paying a...
Forum: Foto Fair 14th November 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,241
Posted By blu-by-u
Re: Going to Japan, help surviving Shinjuku Stn!

Interesting thread to keep watch. I have been to Hokkaido recently and as mentioned, English in tourist areas are not a problem. The people are polite. Just remember to say thank you. :D (pls note,...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th November 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,241
Posted By shenstone
Re: Going to Japan, help surviving Shinjuku Stn!

and I agree with these guys and you are right to...



I had but a single afternoon, an evening out and an unexpected day at the end of a business trip where we wound things up early...
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