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    Final retirement?

    I completely understand the OP's view. Retirement and especially the restrictions of the last year have made me wonder why I bother carrying a camera when my smart phone can do most things. I'm so bored walking the same COVID walks month after month ; only the conversation keeps me interested...
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    Bushfires

    We watch in horror from here but remain awestruck by the work of the fire crews and the resilience of those trying to protect their homes. Just seen an exhausted Fireman refuse to shake your PMs hand ... a political photo opportunity gone wrong. I felt myself screaming "YES"
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    Flickr Pro Membership 25% Off Discount Code

    Yup, I usually read through the Filtered messages every other day and I can't recall a Flickr email going there. On the plus side, my annoyance was reduced a little when they offered two free months on Adobe CC ... to my surprise the coupon code "seemed" to work on my existing Adobe account...
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    Flickr Pro Membership 25% Off Discount Code

    I wasn't too happy when they auto renewed my Pro account last month. Absolutely no prior notice and , as I never ever allow auto renewal , I'm at a loss to find their authority to do so. I tried to cancel but was required to accept no refund and a further year. Their practices may be legal in...
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    Cut the apron strings today. Quit Adobe

    I'm not spending as much time taking photos so I thought that I'd quit Adobe CC. Surprise surprise …. Adobe gave me two free months so I'm still with them. During the year I spent money on ON1's Photo Raw as a possible replacement but , although it's good , it's not that good AND they replace...
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    Fuji I figured out LR sharpening

    When I can't be bothered to use Iridient X Transformer I use similar LR settings to those published earlier to achieve decent results. For me the key is in the detail slider staying high which I read means high deconvolution....the secret behind Focus Magic my all time favourite sharpener.
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    Share Aviation

    Nice surprise to hear from another controller ; we're as rare as hen's teeth. I worked for the UK NATS for 42 years at the UK's Major Airports and Centres then retired at 60 although we can stay longer. It's a young man's game though.
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    Lightroom Classic CC "enhance details" - what does it do??

    I'm afraid the new Enhance feature doesn't really work for me. My GPU is a poor video RAM of1gb but even using the CPU option I only get a Black Preview in LR Classic ,CC and Photoshop/Camera Raw There are many similar reports but no answers yet .. just a fix to force LR to use open GL
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    Micro 4/3 Talk me out of the LX 100 ii (or D-Lux 7)

    I've been looking at the MK2 for myself with its new sensor having almost ruled out the Canon G1X Mk 3 for its soft lens. Looking at the sample images on the web , the new sensor seems to be no better than other m4/3 sensors. For me that means .. Noisy and lacklustre colour. (sorry m4/3 fans...
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    News Flickr changes

    Still waiting for the link. I've about 1600 shots over 9 gbs ... at least by going Pro (for this year ) I could see exactly what has to be done. I'd forgotten about Amazon as a repository although I pay for Prime.
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    News Flickr changes

    I've gone Pro while it's cheap ….. leaving me a year to recover my files. Still not received my Flickr Data email but I guess that demand is high. Slightly off topic: A couple of weeks ago my son inadvertently borrowed and formatted the wrong plug in Hard Drive to install Windows 10 so I lost...
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    Canon Canon G1X III: Finally, a huge step forward for the G X series ...

    The test shots that I took quickly when I was handed a copy to try out certainly seemed soft on my computer. But looking at your shots , Miguel , and reading Matt's comments about the old LX100has me thinking again ; I've held off ordering an LX100m2. I may buy a Canon yet!
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    Sony Showcase Rx100 images

    I finally sold my RX100 this week. I'm toying with the version 6 although I never enjoyed handling the camera so my eye is wandering to the Canon G1X. This image uses one of the built in special effects of the RX100 v1 and is currently covering part of a wall in a friends kitchen. The original...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    I don't use the DP3M enough. This shot was cropped from a handheld shot in my garden. Just the basic camera in macro mode and the most successful of about 8 attempts to get the focus right.
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