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  1. StewartR

    When taking photos feels wrong :(

    Nicely done, Dave. Wasn't Oradour-sur-Glane the village which was depicted in the very opening scenes of the fist episode of The World At War? I'm sure it was. It was absolutely shocking then, and it still is now.
  2. StewartR

    Lens repair

    This. Absolutely this.
  3. StewartR

    How is Netflix delivered?

    How much telly do you watch, and what quality do you want to watch it in? Here is an analysis of Netflix data usage. In short, 1080p @ 24fps uses around 2-2.5 GB per hour; 4K @ 60 fps uses around 7 GB per hour. https://www.howtogeek.com/338983/how-much-data-does-netflix-use/
  4. StewartR

    How is Netflix delivered?

    This is possibly the under-statement of the year.
  5. StewartR

    Looking for a simple NAS (or similar) for home use

    Yes, thanks. QNAP also have one here: https://www.qnap.com/en-uk/live-demo/ But I still feel like my mum when she first got a PC. And a live demo isn't really much use if you don't know what the machine can do or how to do it.
  6. StewartR

    Looking for a simple NAS (or similar) for home use

    Everything. I feel like my mum when she first got a PC - she had no idea what it could do, or how to make it do it.
  7. StewartR

    Looking for a simple NAS (or similar) for home use

    Were you looking at a MyCloud or a MyCloud Home? As far as I can tell, the MyCloud devices are really well reviewed and the MyCloud Home devices ... less so.
  8. StewartR

    Looking for a simple NAS (or similar) for home use

    OOOOOhhh! I like the look of that. Reviews suggest it may pass the "as simple as possible" test. Would you agree?
  9. StewartR

    Looking for an Android app to 'scan' documents to PDFs

    Thanks guys. I downloaded Simple Scan and a few other apps which I've seen highly recommended, and I really like Simple Scan. Very easy and intuitive workflow, just what I need. I've paid the £4-odd for the Pro version so that I can upload to DropBox as well as send by email, and it's working...
  10. StewartR

    Looking for a simple NAS (or similar) for home use

    Thanks. I have a QNAP box in the office. To my mind it definitely fails the "as simple as possible" test, which is why I was asking for advice. Sure. I can do that. I'm assuming that the number and size of hard disks is pretty much independent of the choice of system - in other words, I can...
  11. StewartR

    Looking for a simple NAS (or similar) for home use

    At home we're finding that we're accumulating more and more files - photos, music, videos, etc - that are stored on our PC, but want to be accessed by other devices. For example we have a Sonos music setup, but we can't do anything with it unless the PC is also on. That can be a pain when the...
  12. StewartR

    Suspended sentences!

    This is the bit that amazed me: He thought they would be relocated in the wild? Really? And the judge believed him? Goodness.
  13. StewartR

    Looking for an Android app to 'scan' documents to PDFs

    Can anybody recommend an Android app for me? I want to use my phone to 'scan' documents and turn them into PDFs. There seem to be tons of apps around that offer this sort of functionality and I'm looking for recommendations from people who have used them. Essential functionality: Create...
  14. StewartR

    More megapixel..better photos?

    I don't get this and I don't think it's true. If you make any tiny movement on the shot, it's the size of the pixels rather than the number of pixels that determines whether or not the camera movement affects the image. However you never hear people say that you need to have top quality...
  15. StewartR

    More megapixel..better photos?

    No. Almost certainly not. The 24 MP you have with your D750 is more than enough for most uses. If you can put forward an argument as to what you would actually do with all those extra megapixels and how that would help you, please go ahead. But from your initial post it sounds like you don't...
  16. StewartR

    Rhosilli sunset...

    Absolutely gorgeous. I've been to Rhossili many times, but never at sunset with a camera. I'm deeply envious.
  17. StewartR

    Cannot zoom in using Live view on Canon 5D Mk4 in live view

    Even after I wrote this? Why did I bother?
  18. StewartR

    Cannot zoom in using Live view on Canon 5D Mk4 in live view

    Does the magnify button work when you're looking at an image on the card? If so, then there's nothing physically wrong with the button. Does that part of the touchscreen work with other functions? (For example, when you're using the menus, can you touch the screen right down in te lower right...
  19. StewartR

    Cannot zoom in using Live view on Canon 5D Mk4 in live view

    Does it work if you use the magnifying glass button (to the left of the display, above the playback button)?
  20. StewartR

    Cannot zoom in using Live view on Canon 5D Mk4 in live view

    How are you trying to magnify?
  21. StewartR

    Cannot zoom in using Live view on Canon 5D Mk4 in live view

    Have you got the lens set to MF? Also, how are you trying to magnify the live view, and what happens when you try?
  22. StewartR

    canon macro lens recomendations

    Pretty much all proper macro lenses deliver very good image quality. That's one dimension your cousin doesn't have to worry about. Most "proper" macro lenses will give you 1:1 magnification. That means that, when the lens is focused at its minimum focus distance (MFD), you can fill the frame...
  23. StewartR

    The value of photography

    Not true. Not even nearly true.
  24. StewartR

    Coming soon? - Sony 200-600mm

    Camo? There are other options.
  25. StewartR

    Coming soon? - Sony 200-600mm

    It is rumoured that Sony will soon be anniuncing a new 200-600mm lens. But the weird thing is, you can buy one (or at least part of one) on Yahoo Japan. It's suspected that this may be a stolen prototype. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d366944007
  26. StewartR

    Please explain car keys to me

    Thank to everyone who contributed to helping me understand. As things happened, my wife found my car key in her handbag, literally just as I was about to go out to the VW dealer. So I didn't get to ask them about the details. I didn't ask about the price; I just asked about the procedure...
  27. StewartR

    Please explain car keys to me

    I've lost one of the keys to my VW Golf. So I contacted the local VW dealer and asked what the procedure is to get a replacement. 1. I have to go in there with my V5 document, photo ID, and proof of address. - OK, I get that, they want to be sure that they're only making a key for the actual...
  28. StewartR

    Travelling with camera equipment

    Make sure it's all in your carry-on bag. Ensure that the terminals of the batteries can't be shorted - for example tape them up or put them individually in plastic bags or plastic boxes. You'll be fine.
  29. StewartR

    Weird Android bug - no way to answer a phone call

    The bug has struck again. Twice this morning, the same person calling each time. The caller is in my "Favourites" group in the Contacts. Apps running on the phone: Contacts Settings WhatsApp Reddit GMail Guardian (newspaper) Costa Coffee Messages Google Maps Navigation Nothing particularly...
  30. StewartR

    Beginner Nikon d600

    Yes, they will both fit, but they won't feel quite the same as they do on your current camera. Your D3300 is a DX camera, which basically means you're only seeing the central bit of the image formed by your lenses. When you mount them on a FX camera line a D600, you'll see the full image, and...
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