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  1. Mal Holmes

    The Lost Garden of Llandygai

    For this shot, in a glen close to Bangor/North Wales I was using a Lumix m.4/3 Full Spectrum conversion, with a Heliopan 780nm external filter, to allow me a little less hard contrast than a full 830nm filter (my favourite filter), as the lighting was filtering through a large tree to the right...
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    Thank you...
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    On a visit to Western Australia... This image entitled 'Yanchep' was taken on a Full Spectrum conversion, with a B+W (Schott glass) #093 external filter, for a deep contrast style, and edited in PS6.
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    Infrared Gear IR Filter + X100 = ...?

    As Chris said... the unconverted X100, handles IR photography really well. Infrared on the FujiX100... I use an 'unmodified' X100 for general work, but have found over the years, that the Fuji sensor is VERY sensitive to I.R. light. So much so that you can slap a Heliopan 715nm or Hoya 720nm...
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    Just a few more weeks, before I get to my beloved Venice once again... sorry I haven't posted for a long time... I'll make sure I post more often. 90% of my images, taken these days are Infrared (B&W + colour), on cameras converted by myself... Although I own many IR cameras, this is from one...
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    Lets Shoot some Badgers

    I'm off on a Badger night shoot, in a month or so... Although I can get shots from my cameras in a low lux, up until perhaps any time after that it looks like I'll have to use I.R. Flash and cable release.... I haven't made an I.R. Flash in 30+ years and when I did I was using I.R. film...
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    Panasonic LX5 extended flash options

    I bought it for my larger Leicas... but works just as well with the LX5.... :dance4:
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    Panasonic LX5 extended flash options

    One of my down issues with serious compacts is the lack of flexibility with the pop-up flash. Although we can adjust the ISO to push the capabilities, it is still somewhat limited. When I heard that the LX3 & D-lux 4 had included a flash shoe, I was extremely happy, but I held out for the...
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    Leica Leica D-Lux 5

    Just arrived on the web..... Leica announces D-Lux 5 premium compact: Digital Photography Review
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    Compact Leica V-Lux2 - it's not your V-Lux20, but akin to the V-Lux 1 from 2006

    Just posted on the web...... Leica releases V-Lux 2 superzoom: Digital Photography Review
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    Animals Show Birds

    Came home one day after work.... looked out of the conservatory window to find this Sparrowhawk in my own garden with a fresh kill.... Rushed upstairs to pick up my Leica V-lux 1 and dashed back down. Made a gap in the blinds and took the shot through double glazing.... so not the clarity I...
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    Show "Animal"

    Walking the Dog...... Venetian Style
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    Animals Show Birds

    BBW... Tried the Raynox 2.2x Tele on my new Lumix LX5, but the vignetting on the 3:2 & 4:3 ratios is awfull.... This must be why Lumix have created the all new 1:1 ratio as it works really well on that one.... so it looks like I'll be keeping the extension lens in my compact travel kit after...
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    Canon from the tunnel of time

    Superb shot
  15. Mal Holmes

    Hi.... thanks for the comments.... on the mute swan..... I've edited the post to include a few...

    Hi.... thanks for the comments.... on the mute swan..... I've edited the post to include a few other shots if you would like to view the thread again.... Mal
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    Animals Show Birds

    With a Lumix LX5. (Mute Swan) I.A. exposure and with the aid of a piece of bread and a long cable release just in case things got nasty. processing crop... B&W convert, contrast adjust, layer and saturation to the beak On a Visit to Australia.. (Pelican). Leica D-lux 3... with Raynox 2.2x...
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    Micro 4/3 Lumix GF1 and LX5 usera

    Hi..... Have any of you got the Live Viewfinder (DMW-LVF1) to go with your Lumix. Before I rush out and get one, I would be grateful of some initial thoughts on the item.... for example viewing the screen resolution, the diopter adjustment, and the displayed info... Many thanks.... Mal.
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    Hi from Liverpool / UK

    Hi... Found my way to this Forum quite by chance... but very impressed by the information on here. I find there are too many 'photographers' who downcry serious smaller cameras, but this must be through a mere lack of investigation into these little gems. I started photography (amateur) in the...
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    Panasonic Tell us about your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

    Lx5 Bought the Leica LX3 some time ago from new and was impressed by that and use it as a carry around camera rather than my larger Leicas, However, when I saw that the Lumix LX5 was due to be released, I put in a pre order, for the camera and extension barrel. First impressions are superb...
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