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  1. Hallsy

    Any Pentax MX or Olympus OM users out there??

    For a while now I have been wanting to add a compact SLR system to my collection - mainly to help me decide whether I get on better with RF or SLR in certain situations. I had originally homed in the Olympus OM1 - simple, mechanical, compact and good glass. Something like an OM4 Ti would be...
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    Any medium format RF users?

    Hi guys, I've been thinking about picking up a medium format range finder of late. I have only really looked at the Fuji 645 & 690 versions, anything else to consider? I recently repaired an old Kodak Information for my FiL and when I put a test roll through it I really enjoyed having a...
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    Le Mans 24hr

    A few shots from Le Mans 24hr 2018 - it was another great trip overall, if not the most exciting of racing this year. I've been shooting a lot more film of late, so am totally out of practice with this sort of thing - had tickets for a different stand this year (usually grandstand over the...
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    Any C330 and RB67 owners? 180mm comparisons?

    Hi guys, I'm pretty sure there are a few on here that own both a Mamiya C330 (or other C outfits) and an RB67 - as do I :) As well as those two, I also have a Yashica Mat 124G. I started with this and the C330, if I'm honest, I think I have had more consistent results from the Yashica, but...
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    Film developers scan service - sizes based on resolution or file size?

    For those that have sampled a few film dev & scan services, do all of them base their size (and so price) structure on final file size rather than scan resolution? I have used filmdev for my colour films so far and been really impressed by their service so far, nice quality scans, fast turn...
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    Lightmeter suggestions?

    I've been looking at lightmeters over the last couple of days and would appreciate some practical advise :) So far I have been using whichever digital I have with me, but I would prefer a dedicated meter. Initially I was thinking of something like a Sekonic L-308, but I think I would actually...
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    Does this look like light leaks or a development fault?

    So, this morning I had my second go at home development. First time was with 120 film, and all went well :) This time it was 35mm, Tri-X metered at 1000, developed in Microphen stock solution for 12 minutes 15 seconds @ 20'c (starting point of 11 minutes 10 seconds, plus 10% as it was second...
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    Developer - stock vs diluted?

    Hi guys, i'm going to start developing my own black & white film at home. I have bought all of my chemicals from Ilford. As I have some film I want to push, I have gone for Ilford Microphen. I'm not sure about whether to use it as stock or dilute though. If I use it stock, Ilford suggest you...
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    Medium format on a budget - Mamiya 645 vs Mamiya C series

    Hi guys, I have recently found myself getting more and more interested in film. The medium itself, as well as the cameras - I love old technology!! I have had a Holga 120 for a few years, and recently bought & repaired a Yashica Electro 35. The Yashica has been lots of fun, repairing it...
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    Ricoh GR ii or FujiFilm X70 - anyone owned both?

    I've come back from a recent holiday where I have had time to find my feet again with my current gear setup (5Dc, 40D and EOS-M). I had previously fell out of love with my EOS-M a bit, as I struggled without a VF. A VF is still a preference for me to get my framing spot on, but there are times...
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    Mirrorless suggestions - moving on from EOS M

    I say moving on...............this is all hypothetical at the moment! I have been away from photography for a little while and I have been going through a kit check........probably more a case of GAS actually!! I bought an EOS M a while back to use alongside my 40D. At the time I was pleased...
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    Canon EF-M 22mm F2 vs Canon EF 35mm F2

    This probably sounds like a bit of a daft question, but I was thinking about it this morning!! I currently have an EOS-M with 22mm F2 attached most of the time (also have the EF-M 18-55mm), I also have a 40D with Tamron 17-50 f2,8, Tamron 70-300 VC and Canon 50mm f1.8. I have just bought a 5Dc...
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    AMD for Lightroom 5 desktop?

    My laptop is getting too old now and struggles with LR3. I'm planning to build a new desktop and upgrade to LR5. I have the basics of the system sorted, but can't decide on best route for cpu/mobo. I'd like to build this as cheaply as possible, not looking for a power hungry gaming setup...
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    EOS M or NX3000?

    Fancy trying an entry level mirrorless as a replacement for my Canon s95 and have been reading reviews on these two all day. I have a 40D with a selection of lenses and that will continue to be my main camera for when that is all i will be doing, or am shooting action or longer focal lengths -...
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    LeMans 24hr 2014

    A little late I know, but I have only just got around to uploading them!! Another good year, great weather and good racing, beer, food, etc!! I still think the first time I went I maybe got my best photos, but still got a few that I was happy with.... #1 Le Mans 24hr 2014 - ASTON MARTIN...
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    Le mans 2011

    Finally got around to uploading my pics. Not a great set this year, seemed to find myself with fences in the way too often - should have climbed higher!! #1 ;) Le Mans 2011 - Audi R18 TDi by Hallsy01, on Flickr #2 ;) Le Mans 2011 - Peugeot 908 by Hallsy01, on Flickr #3...
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    Few pics of our 330ci...

    Washed our 330 Monday night, so thought I'd nip out and take a few pics :) #1 BMW 330ci by Hallsy01, on Flickr #2 BMW 330ci by Hallsy01, on Flickr #3 BMW 330ci by Hallsy01, on Flickr #4 BMW 330ci by Hallsy01, on Flickr #5 BMW 330ci by Hallsy01, on Flickr #6...
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    My Volvo 850R

    Bought this the other weekend, my second 850, the first being a T5, owning that egged me on to look for a tidy R model :) Spent a couple of days machine polishing the paint (the scuffed wing is in hand), so popped out to take some pics yesterday. Not great location, and less than ideal...
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    Lightroom 2 - neatest way to import and store RAW's??

    I'll admit to never really using LR2 properly in a cataloging sense, just post processing really. However, since a fresh install of Win7 on both my laptop & desktop, I want to start getting some organisation. Up to now, I've always saved the RAW's from my camera onto my HDD in a 'RAW' folder...
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    1/4" thread for flashes - what type of thread?

    I need a 1/4" thumbscrew, as a softbox adaptor I got with my softbox comes with a cold shoe mount, but as I use CTR-301 triggers I don't have a shoe, just a 1/4" socket. So, all I can find is that it's 1/4". Does anyone know what type? UNF, UNC, etc? Failing that I'll have to try to find...
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    BMW 330ci

    Here's a little shot of our latest car - BMW 330ci. I actually cropped & edited it to use as a signature on another forum, but I quite like it so thought I'd post it up. I should've cloned out the number plate though :bonk: This is the original:
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    Mazda Eunos Roadster

    Had a bit of a photoshoot with my Eunos the other day after I had polished it. Here's one of my faves from the set after a bit of PP: and some more here: C&C welcome :)
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    Few shots from our Godson's Christening

    Here are a few shots I took yesterday at our Godson's christening. I think my people/portrait stuff needs quite a lot of work, so informal occasions like this should help to give me some practice. Was my first go really. I went to a wedding recently and didn't take my DSLR as I thought it...
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    Toys :)

    This was inspired by a photo comp on another forum I use, but I was actually late with my idea!! I shot in anway, a picture of one of my 'toys' using my new toys :) I've just recently bought some wireless triggers and a Sunpak 30DX, so have been playing around with them. Got a lot to learn...
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    Wireless trigger and PC sync

    I've done a little reading on this, but would rather be put right by those in the know!! I've bought a Sunpak 30DX to use for off camera flash, I haven't got it yet so haven't measured the trigger voltage, but either way I gather that something like Cactus V2s or V4 transmitter/receiver kit...
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    Colour film developed with B&W chemicals?

    I have a few rolls of 120 Fuji 400H that I haven't had developed as yet. Decided I might give home developing ago. Can I develop colour film in B&W chemicals? What would the effect be? Obviosuly from then on I'll use a B&W film, but wondered how it would turn out with the colour film...
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    Decent, first flash for around £100 2nd hand?

    Really want to get into flash photography and so need at least one external flash to get me started. I have a 20D. I've been looking around and have considered units like the Sigma EF-500 DG Super or Speedlite 420EX, which seem to fetch around £100 2nd hand. Then there are flashes like...
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    Frosty Teasel

    I snapped this teasel whilst out on a very cold day a couple of weeks back. I entered it into a photo comp on another forum (not a photography one) and won under the theme 'seasonal'. C&C welcome :)
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    I had a little idea for an image earlier, unfortunately it didn't happen how I'd hoped, but what I ended up with I was still pretty happy with. Any C&C very welcome :)
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    Bosley the Beagle

    Here's quite a cute shot of our Beagle, Bosley that I took whilst out on a walk recently. The more I look at it I wonder about the exposure, and maybe that the shallow depth of field is a little distracting with the blurred nose -but still, I loved the expression!! C&C welcome!! :)