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    Leica M10 hire, UK

    No. I checked.
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    Leica M10 hire, UK

    Sorry, I haven't been on TP in the last few days. I'm afraid I don't know anywhere at all in the UK where you could hire a Leica M10. Sorry.
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    WAMT....what annoyed me today!

    Am I the only one who always feels a momentary stab of panic when I'm selected for a re-scan, even though I'm 100% confident that everything scanned properly?
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    Any experience of 'Tile' (or similar) Bluetooth key finders?

    Thanks everyone for the input. I'll give it a go.
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    Any experience of 'Tile' (or similar) Bluetooth key finders?

    We've just had our second episode in two months of losing a car key and being on the verge of forking out for an expensive new one before it turned up in an unexpected place. So I'm thinking of buying some 'Tile' (or similar) Bluetooth widgets to hopefully make them a bit harder to lose. Dopes...
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    WAMT....what annoyed me today!

    Sure. "Half full" and "half empty" can both be equality valid descriptions of the same glass.
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    That's what I reckon. There doesn't seem to be any EXIF data in the images, so I can't see what you did; but if you used AWB, then that's probably the issue. For what it's worth, I think a lot of people can sometimes get a bit hung up on getting the "correct" white balance. I think it's a...
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    That is a gorgeous cat. It would definitely be widely appreciated by the TP Cat Appreciation Society: https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/cat-appreciation-society-lets-see-those-catz.102927/ But also, here's the next step in your voyage of photographic discovery. See if you can work out...
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    This is a good explanation. But for the OP: now you understand it, don't worry about it. 35mm-equivalent focal lengths are *only* relevant if you're looking at different systems that have different sized sensors. For example if you have a friend who has a 40-150mm zoom on his Olympus Micro...
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    WAMT....what annoyed me today!

    ..... And now we have parcel carriers who give you a 1-hour slot for your delivery - or, in some cases, allow you to choose your own 1-hour slot - and hit that slot 99% of the time. Who allow you to track your delivery driver on the internet so that as he approaches you can refine the ETA down...
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    Please recommend me some paint

    Good idea - I like the notion of separating the prep work from the installation - but not physically possible, I'm afraid. Check out the images in the OP - these vertical posts have horizontal signs (e.g. <<CHANNEL<< ) attached to them, so anything you might drop over the top of the post would...
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    Please recommend me some paint

    Would that be appropriate? I know nothing about its characteristics. I would have imagined that yacht paint would be designed to enable users to get very good, smooth finishes, possibly with multiple coats. That sounds like the exact opposite of the sort of slap-it-on-thickly approach I had...
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    Please recommend me some paint

    Not quite! But also, when people are rowing their heads and eyes are about 1m or a little less above the water. In their brief glimpses over their shoulders they're primarily looking for other objects which are at a similar altitude - other boats, swimmers, floating logs, water fowl, anglers'...
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    Please recommend me some paint

    Ha ha. Funny you should mention that. My peripheral vision is absolutely awful, and as a consequence I don't get involved with steering boats. But I'm currently looking at whether I might get myself a glasses-mounted or cap-mounted rear view mirror. Having said that, even if all the boats...
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    Please recommend me some paint

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. I must admit I hadn't considered plastic boards. I'm still not sure, because (1) Ideally I'd prefer to do the job in just one trip - I don't want to have to go out first to measure up; and (2) I'm not sure I fancy trying to screw something into a fixed post...
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