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    My first attempt at Lightning (over London)

    Ok, so I wasn't happy with the composition of just cutting the sign out and I've tried all manner of things to try and reduce it's impact on the image. The best I could come up with, whilst still keeping it natural looking was blending it with another shot with a lower exposure...
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    My first attempt at Lightning (over London)

    I'm not sure where the laser is coming from, but it's nearly always there. I might play with cropping out the sign - it's pretty annoying!
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    My first attempt at Lightning (over London)

    For the last two years or so, every time there has been a thunderstorm, there have been circumstances preventing me from going out and photographing it. Last night, for the first time, I didn't even have to leave home, and managed this shot from my balcony. canarywharf_lightning by mikehiow...
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    Website / wp expert advice & help plz

    Oh? And there was me thinking that after 12 years as a web developer, I'd have picked up something resembling a clue. I must keep trying.
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    Website / wp expert advice & help plz

    The OP provided us with all the information required to advise on the move :)
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    Splitting an ethernet cable into two

    In that case, what arad85 suggests may be a better option. Stick an access point point that has a few ethernet ports at the end - that way you get gigabit ethernet and wireless. You get
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    27" Thunderbolt Display

    I have two because that's the only way I can connect two monitors to my Macbook Pro. If it wasn't for that requirement, I'd have likely opted for a Dell with a similar size and resolution.
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    Website / wp expert advice & help plz

    The biggest issue with wordpress of course is changing all the URLs inside wordpress and the GUIDs on posts. There are step by step instructions here: https://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_Directories_On_Your_Existing_Server Unfortunately, part of my day-job is Wordpress...
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    Splitting an ethernet cable into two

    What are you trying to achieve? You can run a 100mbps link with two pairs, so you can run two ethernet connections via one 4 pair cable. Adapters exist for exactly this purpose - I'd opt for an adapter or another double faceplate at the router end rather than trying to wire one cable to two...
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    The Amazing Sony A7 / A9 / Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    2.8. I'm sure that 1.4 looks impressive, but far more money than I could ever spend on a lens.
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    The Amazing Sony A7 / A9 / Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    So my A7 and 35mm arrived. Annoyingly, it arrived with the battery completely flat. It seems to be taking forever to charge with this 0.5 amp charger - why have Sony supplied such a poxy little charger for a camera like this? Anyone have any idea how long a charge takes from empty to full...
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    The Amazing Sony A7 / A9 / Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    I bought mine from MPB with a 35mm. I couldn't find the combination cheaper anywhere else apart from the chap on here selling the same + a cheap EF adapter and kit lens for £100 more but with no warranty.
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    The Amazing Sony A7 / A9 / Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    What's the AF like? I've seen some on eBay for as little as £40-60 I don't understand why people are obligated to sell something for what they paid for it? I've regularly sold things for more than I paid for them - I generally pay what I'm willing to pay for an item and then when I want to...
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    The Amazing Sony A7 / A9 / Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    Hi guys, I've just picked up an A7 + 35mm that arrives tomorrow. Coming from a list of Canon SLRs (400D, 550D, 650D, 6D, 5D) - I'm hoping I find myself carrying this camera more now considering it's size/weight. Are there any essential accessories etc. that I should look at? Any bargain...
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    its all kicking off over on sonyalpharumors.

    Have you seen the distortion on the Zeiss 24-70? I suspect in some cases, it can be worked around and that Sigmas real issue is that they can't just take an existing lens design and chuck an E-Mount on to it.
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