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Creative Cloud Price Drop
Its been at 8.57 for two months now.

4 27/05/2015 - 11:40 AM
By Gaucho
Creative Cloud Price Drop
I had simply assumed the cost had remained the same (I`m in my second year)

Just checked my bank statement and it appears the price has dropped, it was 8.87 a month, its now 8.57 a month, anyone else notice this.

4 27/05/2015 - 11:40 AM
By Gaucho
Lumix G6 vs GF6 - Which to buy
Of you prefer to buy the camera new I would certainly consider second hand for the lenses. Have a look at London Camera Exchange or MPB Photographic.

LCE is always my first port of call, I frequently find myself scanning there range of second hand items and you don`t need to deal with them face to face, handy if your local store does not have what you want.

6 26/05/2015 - 6:11 PM
By Paul Morgan
Vaping

Quote: Even when people quit smoking, they're not always safe from lung cancer.

My mother died from lung cancer a full 50 years after she stopped smoking.

Lost my mother in-law to lung cancer a few years ago, she never smoked and my sister second eldest son is now terminal with it (secondary cancer)

Its not always caused through smoking.

16 26/05/2015 - 9:31 PM
By SlowSong
Vaping

Quote: but they look so silly and I cant believe that inhaling chemicals as opposed to herbs can be any better for you.

Well there is something like 200 different chemicals in a fag Chris, many of them harmful.

Vaping, I only know of one, Propylene glycol, and most of us inhale or ingest this on a daily basis, its found in all sorts of products from deodorants, to cosmetics and hair care products.
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/curlchemist-the-truth-an...
The flavourings on the other hand might contain the crap Smile


Quote: Not interested in taking vaping up full time - just want something to wean me off 50 years of smoking and it seems to be working so far

Same here, though not that I had planned it Smile


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16 26/05/2015 - 9:31 PM
By SlowSong
Vaping
Are any of you vaping.

I`ve been a little sceptical with it being so new with the health scare`s and all that.

My youngest daughters boyfriend went and bought me one the other day and its been an interesting experience so far Smile

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16 26/05/2015 - 9:31 PM
By SlowSong
What is the biggest capacity DVD recordable?
Or if you have the room in your PC add a rack and hot swap.

This is all I do




HDD`s are still the cheapest solution for storage.

In Accessories | Page: 1, 2
20 23/05/2015 - 1:04 AM
By Paul Morgan
DSLR stabilizer and Windows movie editor
Reminds me, I must finish my scalextric track rig Smile

8 21/05/2015 - 6:33 PM
By Paul Morgan
Lightroom 6
All you needed to do was to un-install Lr 5.6, there was no need for any third party software.

75 22/05/2015 - 2:18 PM
By Jestertheclown
New Fujifilm X10
The new camera is not even a new x10 (as the title suggest)

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9 20/05/2015 - 11:10 PM
By bainsybike
Lightroom 6

Quote: Are you running both Lr 5 and Lr 6, once I`d installed Lr 6 I un-installed V5.6.

You can`t set up autoplay to work properly when both versions are installed.

75 22/05/2015 - 2:18 PM
By Jestertheclown
Lightroom 6
Are you running both Lr 5 and Lr 6, once I`d installed Lr 6 I un-installed V5.6.

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75 22/05/2015 - 2:18 PM
By Jestertheclown
CC validating licence when no internet

Quote: Adobe did a 'Photography' package last year which was a very good deal (I think). Not the whole suite of Adobe's software, just Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom at 7. 95 a month. It will go up after a year but I think to just the standard rate for that package, which is I think about 1.00 more. But at less than a hundred pound for a year I think it is excellent value As for 'owning' it - I wonder why we feel the need to 'own' it although I have CS6 which is mine, so if there should come a time when I no longer wish to subscribe that will be available (but I will miss a lot of the wonders of CC - such as Focus Selection!)

Yes the rate is something like 8.78 a month including vat, I`m in my second year and the price remained the same.

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15 21/05/2015 - 3:49 PM
By mediaman
CC validating licence when no internet
Check out all the deals first, some can be quite a saving on a 12 month up front subscription.

Olympus had an offer on this for a while, I failed to notice it but to get it all you had to do was log into my account and click on a button.

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15 21/05/2015 - 3:49 PM
By mediaman
"The fact, though, is that every digital photographer enhances their pictures."

Quote: [quote]By choosing what you do and don't frame you can make a vast impact on the message a photo carries (I can't find it but there's a great example showing 3 different messages from a single photo - one appears to be a soldier giving water to a thirsty person; another appears to be threatening a man with his gun in torment and the third was more of the whole scene).

Another interesting example is the 1994 picture from the famine in Sudan that played a huge part in the public motivation to LiveAid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Carter
[/quote]

Live aid was a decade earlier.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=live+aid&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=...

109 26/05/2015 - 6:16 PM
By SlowSong
Day 18 May 2015: Sport









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68 19/05/2015 - 12:55 AM
By Paul Morgan
Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Olympus carry the letter M or M zuiko in the name, Panasonic lenses use Lumix G Vario.

In Olympus Cameras | Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6 18/05/2015 - 9:53 PM
By lemmy
inspiration for still life's
5 17/05/2015 - 7:43 PM
By Paul Morgan
Faulty Fuji x20
Its not a sticky shutter button by any chance, push a pin or paper clip into the shutter button, does this clear the fault.

3 23/05/2015 - 7:49 PM
By sherlob
"The fact, though, is that every digital photographer enhances their pictures."

Quote: I'm sorry but doesn't it cause you the slightest bit of concern that if you create a good photo that a. every one assumes it is not because you took a good photo but had good post-processing and b. that almost every 'good' photo out there is the result of good post-processing and not good photography?

Crap in, crap out.

109 26/05/2015 - 6:16 PM
By SlowSong
Help..Lost!
I once left an Olympus Trip in a field.

A few days later I realised I`d left it behind and when I got back I found the field had been ploughed.

After about an hour of searching I found it half buried sticking out the dirt and mud.

I still use it to this day Smile

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15 16/05/2015 - 9:48 PM
By SlowSong
The ultimate selfie
In Digital cameras | Page: 1, 2
6 15/05/2015 - 11:00 PM
By Paul Morgan
Best TV available in the UK to view photographs
This very much depends on the viewing distance.

12 16/05/2015 - 12:17 AM
By redhed17
Best TV available in the UK to view photographs
The new set I picked up at the weekend does a pretty good job at displaying pictures, its not as perfect as a calibrated screen, the contrast and brightness needs turning down a smidgen but it does not do a bad job at displaying jpegs.

I`m still playing with its features and some of these have been interesting but I still have loads to learn.

4K is something to think about but is it really needed for displaying stills, unless your using a really big screen its unlikely you will see any benefits, 4K has become a bit of an anal buzz word.

This is what I picked up, its not top of the range but it still does a pretty good job and its pretty good value for the price
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAzHCNrquII

12 16/05/2015 - 12:17 AM
By redhed17
Day 12 May 2015: Diagonal Lines





181 25/05/2015 - 6:22 PM
By teocali
Fuji X20 optical viewfinder information overlay - what should it look like?
The x20 has a few advantages over the x10, the overlay in the viewfinder being one of them.

I believe it is pretty faint (by design)

If you really do need information in the viewfinder that is easy to see then you will probably be better off with an x30 (this uses an EVF)

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5 27/05/2015 - 11:59 AM
By lumix5
Best TV available in the UK to view photographs
If your looking for a decent waranty check out Richersounds, join there VIP club (this is free) and you get a 5 year warranty with all new TV`s, they have other useful discounts as well.
http://www.richersounds.com/vip

12 16/05/2015 - 12:17 AM
By redhed17
Compact camera for sports photography?
As with most things its more about the person than the kit.

20 13/05/2015 - 9:37 PM
By dpr59
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones
I`m still using an old sixties film camera that meters in Ev`s (if there are batteries)


38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Best TV available in the UK to view photographs

Quote: Unless you're prepared to spend at least 2 grand on an 8m pixel 4k TV, I wouldn't bother.

Hehe Smile

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12 16/05/2015 - 12:17 AM
By redhed17
Best TV available in the UK to view photographs
Well I`ve just added a Sony R4 to my collection.

It has a nice feature built in for pictures that they call screen mirroring that uses the TV`s built in wifi that can be paired to multiple devices at the same time.





12 16/05/2015 - 12:17 AM
By redhed17
Compact camera for sports photography?
Modern compacts have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, they will never match a DSLR but some are still pretty usable for sport.

I won a Stylus 1 in an EPZ comp last year and its pretty surprising what it can do as a compact, it has quite a respectable 28-300mm constant f2.8 max aperture and pretty nippy focusing, its not a bad all rounder as compacts go.

20 13/05/2015 - 9:37 PM
By dpr59
have you bought any music from a record shop recently
Our last real record shop closed a good twelve years ago, but we have had a shop that open several years ago that sells vinyl, turntables and the like l and it seems to be doing pretty well.

14 13/05/2015 - 12:19 AM
By Paul Morgan
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones
I speak from years of experience, not other people's videos. Theoretical knowledge is nice but it's not half as informative as real life. I would also point out that I have as much but likely more experience than the guy doing the video.

And so do I, I don`t need other peoples video, but judging by your blanket statement it looks as if you do.

You are assuming there is a 'correct' reading but that is a misunderstanding too.

I assume nothing.

38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Compact camera for sports photography?

Quote: Am considering buying a compact and looking at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60EB-K Compact Digital Camera - Black (18.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom, High Sensitivity MOS Sensor) 3 inch LCD, has anyone got one of these and what's it like?

I`m not much of a fan of the super zooms.

What will it be used for.

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20 13/05/2015 - 9:37 PM
By dpr59
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones
The light needs to be the same as falling on the subject. If it is sunny then that is the light. Why would you put your hand over a meter and thus take the reading in a shadow?

Direct glare from harsh sunlight will throw your reading out, your not putting your hand directly over the meter, your just using your hand to block the direct glare hitting the dome, the meter will still register the ambient light.

Go and look it up.

Or go here, 23 minutes in.





38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones
Some of the recent apps look quite good on paper but I`ve never used one.

We got a letter from our daughters college today telling us that when the exams start the students will not be allowed to where watches, lol technology.

38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
New TV, no RCA outout jacks
I`ve just been and replaced the set in my den that is a good 15 years old, I had no problems at all connecting that straight to an even older amp Smile

All our other sets are modern and not one has RCA out, its seems all they fit now are the head phone jacks, these can be set up to work with amps provided you have the right cable, its just more of a pain.

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6 10/05/2015 - 11:09 PM
By Paul Morgan
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones
As in who ?

Most of the people that have responded here fully understand metering.

38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
New TV, no RCA outout jacks
Lol why.

Edit, It should have read output jacks Blush

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6 10/05/2015 - 11:09 PM
By Paul Morgan
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones
In the case of the Kate Moss scenario, it doesn't matter where you place the meter so long as the light falling on her is the same which it will be with outdoors daylight. Just hold the meter over your head and pointing to the light source will do fine.

No not always, what if its a bright sunny day ? hold the meter above your head and there is a very good chance you will get a false reading and under exposure, you don`t want to be measuring the glaring sun, you want to be measuring the ambient light, you do this by shielding the dome with your hand.

38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Running Shoes
Or swimming Smile

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14 11/05/2015 - 4:44 PM
By cuffit
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones

Quote: I don't get them. Physical hand-held ones or virtual ones in an app.

Even if they can measure the light falling on the subject rather than what bounces to the camera, isn't it how much light goes to the camera that I need to worry about?



Camera meters are easily fooled.

38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
`Light Meter' Apps for Smart Phones
A word of warning, it's about a 1/3 of a stop out.

Compared to what ?


38 13/05/2015 - 9:45 PM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Is Face Recognition just a novelty/gimmick?
Yeh its great for all your family and friends shots, Lr also found images I had totally forgotten about Smile

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10 08/05/2015 - 12:23 AM
By Paul Morgan
New camera - old software
I had been a CS3 and Lr 3 user and ended up upgrading my PC so I could move over to CC.

19 06/05/2015 - 11:09 PM
By Paul Morgan
Is Face Recognition just a novelty/gimmick?
This one was interesting, it drew boxes around every sing person and suggested I named them all, I could only name one, my grandfather Smile

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10 08/05/2015 - 12:23 AM
By Paul Morgan
Are they any good?
The E-M5 Mki and Mkii use essentially the same sensor so IQ will not be a significant issue but functionality seems much improved. personally I would get the Mki and spend the saving on good lenses.

There are some very good deals on the Mk1, some kits include the two part grip, its a very useful accessory.

9 24/05/2015 - 5:54 PM
By frankkingman
Is Face Recognition just a novelty/gimmick?
Its no gimmick.

It was a little slow to begin with but it had to sort through quite a big catalogue, now its caught up it works pretty well and it learns as it goes, getting better and better.

If you shoot people but not the same people time and time again, shoot only birds on sticks or shoot nothing but landscapes I guess it could be seen as pointless.

10 08/05/2015 - 12:23 AM
By Paul Morgan
Are they any good?
The EM5 MK2 would be a good choice.

9 24/05/2015 - 5:54 PM
By frankkingman