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    Micro 4/3 Liverpool's Last Rainforrest

    Not posted for a while...... Lumix FZ50 Full Spectrum conversion + 720nm filter
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    A foray into the world of... Infra-Red

    I haven't looked at infra-red since I was a young lad, in the 70's, possessing a second-hand Pentax ME, and using 35mm film... I had some reasonable results from my B&W darkroom, but left infra-red and my ME behind as I moved onto the 80's... I now find myself revisiting the topic, but this...
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    New compact.....

    Well worth a look.... The camera that lets you decide your focus AFTER the shot - by taking every possible photo at once | Mail Online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDyRSYGcFVM
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    Remind Me....

    Why we buy camera gear from 'reputable' High St Retailers... Could it be for range, guarantees, and reliability... or could it be to just get ripped off !!! Jacobs Digital Photography & Video Bought a £500+ lens from Jacobs Cameras 2 weeks ago..... wasn't happy with the quality, so my...
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    Help finding a specific thread....

    A few weeks ago, I was reading a link contained in a thread, about the image quality of lenses (as someone on Ebay was asking it a lens had marks on it). The web article started by scratching a lens.... then taking images to show results... the article progressed to more abuse on the lens to...
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    Nikon New Camera...

    Well.... I've gone and done it !!! It's taken 6 months or so, of looking researching etc... but I eventually decided on the Nikon D7000. Tried out the D700/800, but it was like holding a brick, let alone carrying it about... so decided on the more 'compact' APS-C sensor, D7000... The...
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    Nikon battery recall

    https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/52326
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    41MP... sitting on a 1/1.2in sensor... All this.....

    On a Phone... :dash2: The new Nokia 808 Pureview
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    All ready...

    Off for a week in the English Lake District in the morning (so don't come burgling my house... lol) got my supply of 'serious cards'... and taking the Nikon D90 & 18-200mm VR (which I've borrowed from work) to evaluate... in case I decide to get a D7000/D800... However... taking my LX5...
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    Expert ???

    I was in a branch of Jessops yesterday just doing a bit of 'window' shopping.... there was a guy talking to one of the assistants... He was telling the assistant... how he had a top Canon model (didn't catch the number), but he had a lens which cost him £2000 amongst others and had been doing...
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    A Question of Quality...

    Just playing around this weekend with a Nikon D90 from work with an 18-200 VR zoom.... If I'm happy with it, I may invest in a D7000 or D700.... this being the case... I'm after a few wise words from our members.... Which will give the better quality... 16Mp sitting on an APS-C sensor...
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    A Moonscape

    Lichens on a twig... LX5 - 200 ISO - f8 1/50 - tripod, light tunnel with black backdrop
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    A Moody Xmas walk

    Went away for a few days, with my wife Ann and our dog... some great cloud form, moody views and wild water... . . . . . . . .
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    A Days Nature Watching

    As it is half-term week... My wife and daughter were in London having a 'girlie' few days away... I thought it the ideal time to have my own away-day. So after checking the weather and the tide timetables... on-line, everything was falling into place. Decided to take one of my Leica's and Canon...
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    Nokia N8

    Thought I'd give this Camera phone with its 1/1.83 sensor a little outing at the weekend... So I visited the New Museum of Liverpool Life (my home city) . A large mural on the wall... the upper floors The waterfront through a glass window The Albert Dock Lunch....lol . And here is a small...
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    New Phone...

    I thought it about time I upgraded my mobile (cell) phone... Its hard to find one without the obligatory toy camera (a zillion MP's sitting on a 1/8" sensor), but I searched anyway... However it looks like I have to come kicking and screaming into the modern day... As people look at me funny...
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    Leica Awards...

    Steve McCurry is awarded the first Leica 'Hall of Fame Award' for his work in photo journalism... Steve McCurry: In the Middle of Extremes « The Leica Camera
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    WOW... Not something you see everyday....

    So there I was, sitting in our Conservatory after a days photography in the 'field' so to speak... I'd just taken the SD card out of my camera and copied it to my laptop... to look at the un-edited images of the day... . . . . . . When I hear a bit of a commotion in the garden... I look up...
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    100% crop

    Has anyone got a definitive answer on what is meant by '100% crop'. I've been on the blog sites and it seems to mean different things to different people...:mad:
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    Serious Compact Cards

    Just got back from a week away... However... a few times, whilst I was away in the English Lakes, I happened across a few serious compact users. and got into having a chat with them, afterwards... I thought it would have been good to hand them a card to come to the site, have a look around...
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    Canon Canon SX30 IS

    Just taken delivery today of a Canon SX30 IS.... first impressions are that it is a nice weight in the hand and really compact. Was eager to try out the 35x zoom lens, thought it would be nice for birding.... . . . . Took a hand held wide angle.... advertised as 24mm . . Then standing in the...
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    Ruptured Main

    I know it was raining hard yesterday, here in the U.K. but I wasn't expecting this at the bottom of the road.... . . Youtube of the day
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    Micro 4/3 Florence...

    Just a selection of photos.... from Easter in Florence. Finally got round to editing them... https://picasaweb.google.com/leicaman300/Florence2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCNaEi7W66OX-pgE&feat=directlink
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    Florence Magic

    Sitting up at the top of Florence watching the sun go down tonight... with a bottle of Chianti, on a warm evening.... Lumix LX5 - short crop, no processing..
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    Dress Rehearsals

    Went to a dress rehearsal in the college I work in... Gave me a chance to try out the LX5 at low light levels, so it was set to 1600 ISO for all shots... also had to find a shot, which the performing arts team could use for a poster to advertise the show around college... The original image...
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    Just playing around...

    Thought I'd give the panorama stitch in the LX5 a go.... so whilst out on my walk with the hound... I selected the cameras panoramic setting and did a full 180 degree 4 frame shot. When I got home I opened the Photo processing software... Photofun... (not Silkypix) which came with the LX5 and...
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    Micro 4/3 Oooooops...... LX5 Screen !!!

    Just to warn members.... Had reason to remove the GGS screen protector from my LX5... only to find that the adhesive on the GGS is stronger than the fitted screen adhesive... :eek: This being the case, the GGS pulled the original LX5 screen right off the back of the camera... however the...
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    Silkypix.... How STRANGE !!!

    Is it JUST me.... I opened SilkyPix to give it another go (haven't quite figured it out yet...:confused:) and pulled up a few jpeg's and raw's to attempt... However, I pulled up a jpeg, taken with my Leica V-lux 1, and Silkypix refused to open it... surprised...:eek: I then tried one taken...
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    Starting to Love.....

    My little carry around Lumix FP3... I bought this little carry around compact last week, and I've tried it out a few times... wasn't that keen on the touch-screen (never had one before) but I'm starting to get the hang of it now... and to tell the truth its not that bad...:rolleyes: There...
  30. Mal

    Now.... here's what you call a travel tripod.....

    ZipShot Mal
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    Anyone interested in the Lumix camera phone ???

    We've all had the phones (I'm sure) with the pathetic camera attached (small sensors 1/4+), along with MP3, radio, games, in fact everything else but the kitchen sink... However, Panasonic has recently announced their 13MP Lumix Camera phone... Different because ??? it's primarily a CAMERA with...
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    Micro 4/3 What's local to YOU.... out and about around your neck of the woods

    LIVERPOOL / UK Went out and about today with my LX5... I'm loving the LVF1 (finder) it is so unobtrusive and allows me a lot more candid shots.... More photos of the day can be found on... Picasa Web Albums - mal_holmes_uk - Liverpool Mal.
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    What makes a Compact Camera !!!

    It may be a daft thing to ask on our Serious Compact site... but let me tell you how I came around to the question.... I was out at the weekend, doing a bit of street photography, when 2 'photographers' (man & wife) walked past with HUGE Dslr's on HUGE Manfrotto tripods with HUGE accessory...
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