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    Can you tell the difference between an 8 year old DSLR and a new one?

    The difference is very minor, and only a photographer's eye would capture it...to the general public, they wouldn't be able to notice the difference.
    Posted 08-01-18 at 05:16 PM by Trevor Trevor is offline
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    Can you tell the difference between an 8 year old DSLR and a new one?

    Wow, very interesting! I agree with the higher ISO in photo B.
    Posted 18-08-17 at 02:53 PM by linda09 linda09 is offline
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    Searching for either Fujifilm Finepix S3 or S5 Pro

    Hi Ian,
    Many Thanks for the swift return of the camera.
    Now back on car boot duty!
    Cheers,
    Splott :-)
    Posted 26-03-17 at 12:05 AM by Splott
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    Searching for either Fujifilm Finepix S3 or S5 Pro

    Hi Ian,
    I'd really appreciate you contacting me re. return of camera!
    Cheers,
    Splott
    Posted 15-03-17 at 09:01 PM by Splott
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    A sticky problem solved with my old Canon EOS-100

    Update - there was another problem of a sticky nature; a big sticky mark on the shutter. Lara denies responsibility but I reckon one of her mates at school must have been eating a doughnut at the same time as trying to load some film! Unsurprisingly, the exposure was well out. I can probably fix it by careful cleaning but in the mean time I have purchased Lara an EOS-300v - pretty much mint condition, body only. Yes it's a consumer film EOS so a bit plasticky but very good spec. and one of the last film SLRs Canon made - 25.
    Posted 21-07-15 at 08:41 AM by Ian Ian is offline
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    Posted 09-11-14 at 04:44 PM by Ian Ian is offline
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    A sticky problem solved with my old Canon EOS-100

    I had an EOS 50E from the same era. I found the eye controlled AF was inconsistant and the DOF mode next to useless, but otherwise it was a good camera. I sold it a couple of years ago but maybe I should have kept it because, like Lara, Freya wants to do A-Level photography next year. Oh well, she can always use my Zeiss Ikonta with seperately cocked Pronto shutter and hand held Weston Master meter, which is calibrated for Weston film speeds rather than DIN, ASA or ISO.
    Posted 07-11-14 at 08:35 PM by John Perriment John Perriment is offline
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    Eye-eye, I'm over-exposing!

    Yes - my condition is a thicker than normal cornea and is nothing to worry about. This is what made me fail the optician's 'puff' glaucoma pressure test.
    Posted 07-11-14 at 07:19 PM by Ian Ian is offline
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    Cheaper, faster, higher resolution Android tablets

    Thanks Ian, Your comments are reflective of what I am hearing. The newer features and speed aren't always required. I do note a lot of misconceptions are at large as well as generous price hikes for more memory or other stuff that has marginal use. My research go onward.....Bob
    Posted 20-08-14 at 05:29 PM by Bob Ross Bob Ross is offline
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    Cheaper, faster, higher resolution Android tablets

    Acer seem to be producing some good items these days.

    I recently upgraded my phone to the Acer Liquid E3 Duo Plus (2GB/16GB/dual-sim) and then bought a new tablet, the Acer Iconia W4 (2GB/32GB/Windows 8.1).

    My primary motive behind buying the W4 was that I wanted a mobile solution that included full-Windows. I love my old iPad 1 and my refurb Android 4.0 tablet, but they're incredibly frustrating platforms. I'm constantly having to find workarounds to do the simplest of things - such as running familiar software, or just printing a document.

    I've been waiting years for either iOS or Android to address the primary basics such as printing, but all they seem to focus on is content consumption. The device can have the best screen in the world but if I can't open up my novel-writing project, or print to any of my printers, then it's not worth a bean to my productivity.

    So, when the opportunity came, I went for a Windows 8.1 tablet. Just being able to print to my printers, or plug my hardware into the USB port, or running my regular normal Windows software, it's like I've been set free from chains of my own making.

    Of course, we all buy tablets for different reasons and I wouldn't push my opinion onto anyone, so I'll just go back to my first point in that Acer is a brand worth looking at these days (but don't be tempted to get their old products on the cheap, unless they're really on the cheap).
    Posted 06-08-14 at 11:05 AM by JSR JSR is offline
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    Eye-eye, I'm over-exposing!

    Glaucoma

    I was diagnosed with glaucoma over 20 years ago. Was treated with eye drops twice a day and regular test. Spot the bunny (field test) as I always called it. Then with the coming of new equipment I was told no you don't have glaucoma just a thickening of the eyeball. So all those hours and prescriptions were of no use at all. Still at least they thought they were looking after me, so can't complain. Glad to hear your eyes are OK.
    Posted 01-08-14 at 09:19 PM by Rodbender Rodbender is offline
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    Tech really performed for me yesterday!

    That's not technology, that's science fiction! Or at least it was just a few years ago.
    Posted 25-07-14 at 11:11 PM by John Perriment John Perriment is offline
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    Cheaper, faster, higher resolution Android tablets

    Hi Bob, pretty much decided to go for last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 because I value the pen feature and in my view although the screen is not as high resolution as the latest tablets and it's not quite as fast either, it's more than adequate for me and at the current offer price of £160 including shipping it's also the cheapest and less than half the price it was a year ago. But if you have any questions in general about tablets let me know and I will try to help!
    Posted 25-07-14 at 10:40 AM by Ian Ian is offline
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    Bob Ross's Avatar

    Cheaper, faster, higher resolution Android tablets

    I'll be keeping track of this, since like your verifocal glasses, a tablet may be a "next adventure" for Sharon and I.
    Bob
    Posted 20-07-14 at 09:55 PM by Bob Ross Bob Ross is offline
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    Talk to your photos and hear what they have to say

    It's true, Pops But I don't see anything wrong in keeping in touch with home spiced up with picture messaging and if so, why not add some audio too? The old argument goes that back in the days of Alexander Graham Bell there were some who said the telephone was just a fad
    Posted 25-06-14 at 05:45 PM by Ian Ian is offline
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    Talk to your photos and hear what they have to say

    Must be that I have trouble keeping up with the speed that technology is developing because I can't help but think that the basics of a phone are getting smothered. i.e. making/receiving a call.
    Many years ago I purchased a mob for the simple reason of keeping in touch with home, that remains my only reason .
    Posted 25-06-14 at 09:01 AM by Pops Pops is offline
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    According to David Bailey digital cameras are all the same?

    Kurt - that comment about composition did make me smile! John - yes a manual camera forces you to use it in a particular way, but you can use digital cameras in manual mode too
    Posted 09-05-14 at 11:29 AM by Ian Ian is offline
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    According to David Bailey digital cameras are all the same?

    I would imagine he's been using those film cameras for a very long time and has bonded with them. Conversely, he probably gets all sorts of digital cameras thrust into his hands to try and never gets the chance to settle on one particular model.

    Also, using a manual only camera is a far more intimate and intense experience involving setting the shuter speed and aperture by hand (from the readings of a seperate light meter), focusing manually, even winding on the film or replacing the plate is done by hand. With a DSLR all that can be accomplished with a single press of the shutter button. Digital cameras are very effective tools, but they lack soul.
    Posted 09-05-14 at 01:41 AM by John Perriment John Perriment is offline
    Updated 09-05-14 at 09:29 AM by John Perriment
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    According to David Bailey digital cameras are all the same?

    He doesn't think composition is important either, although he would move a tad to the left or right to make a picture look better? Enough said.
    Posted 08-05-14 at 11:47 PM by Kurt Kurt is offline
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    Retailers need to sort out their online and local retail strategies

    In my view, Pat, you're doing it the right way
    Posted 07-05-14 at 04:28 PM by Ian Ian is offline

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