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    Are inkjet photo printers any good?

    I'm a camera club member using an Epson P600. Results are excellent. I see other members' prints from Canon printers and commercial print shops - it's impossible to tell which is which. I print at home for personal satisfaction. I can say "I took it, I processed it, I printed it, I mounted it -...
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    Wild Owl photo request please

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    Bulk roll and home loading

    This is bringing back memories of the Shirley Wellard re-usable cassette.
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    Monitor Calibration with £0 budget?

    I checked with Color Confidence when we purchased a ColorMunki Photo for our Club. They were perfectly happy for the Club to own the device and lend it to members. Their view was "you've paid for the hardware"
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    Storage bottles

    I don't think fixer or stop bath (if you use it) deteriorate when exposed to air - so any bottle is OK for storage. I used to use glass bottles for storing developer. Air space was minimised by filling up with glass marbles.
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    Best glass on D7200

    Nikon's 14-24 and Sigma's 12-24 are very expensive. The reason for this is that they are ultra-wides designed with a full frame image circle difficult, and expensive, to engineer If you intend, at some time, to move to a full-frame body, all well and good. If not, their optical performance is...
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    Best glass on D7200

    As Sootchucker says, you can use a full frame 14-24 on a crop frame Nikon. However, many landscape photographers like to use shorter focal lengths - say 16mm, or so, full frame equivalent. I'd suggest you consider something like a 10-20 zoom. Sigma's f3.5 version works well, and Nikon have an...
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    Using Acetic Acid to make stop bath

    Whilst I agree with Andrew about exposing prints so that you can develop to extinction (this is always the way to get best gradation), the stop bath also neutralises the alkali developer and, hence, extend the life and effectiveness of the fixer.
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    Great service from Wex (again)

    After buying a tripod at wex in Norwich a few years ago all my subsequent purchases have been from them. That first experience was so good that I'm now happy to drive 2 hours to their store where I can handle the equipment before buying without being put under pressure. Friendly, helpful...
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    posting in desperation shutter speeds

    The internationally recognised sign for seconds is ". I don't know about other manufacturers but on my Nikons this is used eg: 5" = 5 seconds If there is no sign after the number, eg 5, it is the reciprocal of the number - in this case 1/5 seconds BTW I've just checked, and Sony uses the same...
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    Is mirrorless the way forward?

    I thought Sony made the sensors for Fuji, Hasselblad, and Phase One medium format cameras - maybe I'm wrong
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    Internal door lock
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    Great service from Carmarthen Cameras

    Lost the battery cover from my D800 Went to eBay and found Carmarthen Cameras offering "genuine" replacement. Not the cheapest, but a UK source. Ordered one, which arrived 2 days later - post free. Unfortunately it was faulty. Dismantling it revealed that the plastic "spring" was broken. Phoned...
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    Nikon D500

    Depends what your 1st camera is.
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    Talk to me about getting sensible colours from a printer

    Well said, Phil. That just about sums it up.
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    Talk to me about getting sensible colours from a printer

    As Phil says, stop messing around with cheap/unknown paper for the moment and get yourself some paper made by the printer manufacturer (Canon in your case?), Then select that paper from the drop down list offered when you go to print. That way, behind the scenes, the printer will know what ICC...
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    Photographing lamp posts

    I'd try bracketing exposures (at constant aperture) and HDR. No need to go for an extreme effect - most HDR progs offer merging that's not obvious HDR. Lightroom 6 does it quite naturally
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    Printing advice. Labs or home?

    In my experience printing at home using a good Epson or Canon photo printer gives excellent results. Once you've calibrated your monitor, and mastered the use of correct ICC profiles for the paper in use, you'll get results equal, or superior, to a commercial lab. These results are reliable (and...
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    Help please

    From memory 120 and 620 spools look VERY similar, but are slightly different - spool diameter and overall length IIRC. You may be trying to use the incorrect spool. Someone with a better memory than me will be along soon with more specific advice
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    Nikon D850 Faults .... maybe

    With the rubber eyepiece in place you cannot see the shiny piece of metal in the viewfinder surround. The rubber eyepiece is removable so that you can fit alternetives, such as e right-angle finder or cup. The whole idea of the shiny piece of metal that's exposed is to prevent accidental I...
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    Nikon D850 Faults .... maybe

    Pic 2 IS normal
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    Nikon D850 Faults .... maybe

    There should be a screw in rubber eyepiece on the viewfinder. This can only be unscrewed when the blinds are closed. When the blinds are open this piece of metal is designed to prevent the rubber eyepiece unscrewing accidentally
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    making your own business cards

    Avery supply business card blanks. 10 on a sheet of A4 card which 'break out' to leave smooth edges. Various weights and finishes including double sided. They are very good.
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    Beginner I'm going to my first camera club tonight!

    For a judge we expect to pay travel expenses at the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) recommended rate - currently 45p per mile. For a speaker we expect to pay travel expenses plus an agreed fee. The performance of judges and speakers is variable but, by liaising with other clubs...
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    Possibly a stupid question.

    Bugger. Peter B beat me to it
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    Possibly a stupid question.

    I think what you are referring to is a microprism. It was an aid to finding accurate focus in the days of film SLRs. Google microprism SLR focus and I'm sure it will be explained
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    Help with paper - type and supplier

    Sorry Autocorrect split the address
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    Help with paper - type and supplier

    Try: paper
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    Home printer for photos

    I use an Epson P600 and the results, on proper photo paper (in my case Ilford Gallerie), are very good indeed. However, don't buy a home printer thinking it will be cheaper - it probably will not.
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    Sensor cleaning kits

    Rocket blower. Arctic butterfly. Swab using Eclipse fluid. One drop direct from bottle on to swab. Above actions in that order. No cling film, no surgical mask. No fuss. Works every time. Once, or twice a year.