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  1. Jason Crest

    B&W Let's see your Black and White photos

    Devoted canine still waiting for its master after all these years (X-Pro1/Pentax 50mm 1.7)
  2. Jason Crest

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I'm shooting on a budget these days with a very cheap Cimko 28mm 2.8 lens (M42) and adapter on my X-Pro1
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    The Official Fuji X Pro 1 Thread

    My first shot with the Xpro-1. It is a frosty morning and nothing remarkable except that the subject is an autumn fruiting yellow raspberry called Fall Gold which seemed extra appropriate given the light.
  4. Jason Crest

    Forgotten albums

    Black Noise a 1977 prog space rock LP by synth based Canadian band FM. I missed this when it first came out due to Punk but looking back it is a classic.
  5. Jason Crest

    Cushion Moss

    Thanks for the comments - TBH I only noticed the shot with 5 minutes of the day's sun left and by the time I had everything set up I just adjusted whatever button was nearest to get a good exposure - which was the f-stop button:oops: :$
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    Cushion Moss

    Sorry, nothing spectacular, but after a Winter break I found I had forgotten how everything works and needed some simple shots to jog the old brain cells into action :rolleyes: ghf by John Pond, on Flickr
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    Dung fly

    #6 looks like it is ready for a spot of fisticuffs:D
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    Main passion is cycling with a bit of DIY hi-fi and photography as side-dishes. The hi-fi is mainly a winter thing - building DAC's and modding bits of gear when the weather is bad.
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    NAS -> Network hi-fi Server -> hi-fi ... sense check please

    Asynchronous USB DAC? - the clock from the source works with the clock on the DAC which is fine when say a CD transport is used. But the clock on a PC is not very good so chips have been developed which allow for a new master clock to be established and that passes on far better quality info to...
  10. Jason Crest

    What you listening to RIGHT now?

    Bringing back memories of Brian Walden and Weekend World View:
  11. Jason Crest

    Takes on A Toy (January Challenge)

    Toy Lo-Pro racing bike DSC00385 by John Pond, on Flickr
  12. Jason Crest

    What you listening to RIGHT now?

    The same intro but with added Lemmy (and Stacia!) View:
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    What you listening to RIGHT now?

    Just soldered up a £20 AK4396 DAC kit off ebay and it works :banana: - so time for a spot of Kraftwerk and Radioactivity to start the burn in. View:
  14. Jason Crest

    Replacing a car tyre valve core - do I need a jack?

    I'd take the wheel off and immerse it in water to see where the leak is. If it is an alloy wheel then chances are you have a bit of rust bubbling on the rim breaking the seal - approx £12 fix for the local garage to apply a compound to the affected area
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    What you listening to RIGHT now?

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor View:
  16. Jason Crest

    Parasite emerging from bee

    Just dropped in expecting it to be a bit quiet in macroland only to discover the most amazing series of shots - many congrats Nick:clap:
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    What you listening to RIGHT now?

    A spot of Royksopp View:
  18. Jason Crest

    What you listening to RIGHT now?

    Half Man Half Biscuit - Joy Division Oven Gloves View:
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    My first attempt with Extension Tubes.

    Hi Richard - is that a bit of jam to attract the wasp?:D It's nice and bright but you have to nail the focus on the head/main part of the body. There's probably around 5mm depth of focus to play with by the looks of it - so it's just a case of taking 5/10 shots with slight movements of the...
  20. Jason Crest

    Beginner Youtube Channels?

    Zack Arias - just for the entertainment View:
  21. Jason Crest

    Red admiral.

    Nice one. Sadly I have seen very few this year - normally they make a bee-line for the flowering Sedums in September but despite the nice weather I didn't see any,:(
  22. Jason Crest

    Beginner DXO, any good please?

    If you have a spare old pc lying around then you could always install Linux for free (mint 18 is just out) and something like Darktable (also free) which will cover all the basic (and a lot of advanced stuff) RAW edits (local and global). For slightly more advanced work you then turn to Gimp...
  23. Jason Crest

    North England Hello from Cheshire

    Hi David -:welcome: I'm another noob with the mode dial permanently set on Manual :)
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    Fly with a leg problem

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    Beginner Canon 350d autofocus/focus confirm problem

    I can only help with one point (2). There is a spring on the right hand side of the mirror as here This can pop out when cleaning and is a 5min job to replace - you will be able to check that the spring is there and if you can see its arm(s) then it might have come halfway out.
  26. Jason Crest

    Clearing leaves off gravel area

    Leave to the wind - there's usually a couple of 50-60 mph storms in October/November which will deposit the leaves well down the road :)
  27. Jason Crest

    Odds and Ends

    Slim pickings in the garden atm but did espy this hopper - the wind was pretty strong so I didn't nail the focus:( DP3M0630 by John Pond, on Flickr
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    Odds and Ends

    Surfer Dude Fly DP3M0595 by John Pond, on Flickr
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    Odds and Ends

    That has reminded me of some interesting moss Sporophytes on some old brick work around here - so that is my Winter hobby dealt with:) eg DP3M0577_01 by John Pond, on Flickr