Zone8

Zone8

Lives in Spain Inland Andalucia, North Malaga region, Spain
Works as a Photographer/Tutor/Consultant (Brian SL Allen)
Joined on Nov 9, 2001
About me:

Our website (see HomePage link) gives useful info about the Zone 8 Photo Society. Articles on the main website (http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk) are only occasionally updated because the Society Members have their own Forum website, with lots of Technical Information Leaflets (printable) on a wide range of topics, constantly updated and with new additions, which together with their Newsletter and Free Advice Service, provides a unique source of information on a wide range of photographic and computing topics.
Equipment: Sigma SD9 (since day one) still working fine and SD14 now joined that. Kodak 14n (used for specific work). Also still have 5x4 and 6x9 film cameras, etc.

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  • ... how many times have I told you not to look up when birds are around. Do that too often and it's not the sensor that will get excessively spotted! ;-) Plus, of course, we should all thus be ...
  • I know that feeling all too well Bob. One has to remember that having additions to the family (in my case now 5 great grandkiddiewinkles) is not only about how expensive it has become at Christmas ...
  • The problem ( as I understand it from specific reference on the UK BBC last week) is the batteries would be about three times bigger, weigh a lot more and costa fortune.  That was referring to ...
  • Replied in Firmware 5.4.9
    Cannot honestly remember Cole as have used 5.4.9 since available. Only thing I can report is previously, if battery left in camera, it would run down within a couple of days maximum. Now can leave ...
  • I can thoroughly recommend everyone to install the superb utility from IOBIT "Driver Booster 2" which really is free - and unlike many so-called "freebies" does check all driver requirements - ...
  • Oh ... I don't know though.  Assume "he" was being used as a weather cock to show direction of the wind!  :-D
  • I know that feeling Ted!
  • Replied in Brian . . .
    Now then Jim .... how do I relieve the ache in my ribs for laughing at that?  :-D
  • Replied in SD14
    4.1 is fine .... 5.2 as mentioned is not quite as good in some ways and the latest - hopeless.  Main practical problem with later versions for SD9, SD10 and SD14 users was the awful dark ...
  • Replied in Crikey!
    Wonderful reference! The mind boggles at what could be hanging around instead of sticking up .... Um .... Er .... I think! ;-) Clearly .... you are dangling temptation in front of us all!
  • Created discussions Things that stick up!
    I resisted the urge to clone some things out.  :-) SD14 - ignore date in EXIF - for first time was wrong!  (Was a week later and around midday)
  • ... mobile phones can actually be used for making phone calls! :-D Whew - norra lorra peeple no that!
  • Must say I never use anything AUTO - everything is Manual.  Even making my cuppa coffee is a manual experience!   :-D
  • Thanks for the comment.  Appreciated!
  • ... see you're back .... .... and your front too, Bob!   :-D Trust you and all the family are doing well.  Clearly you still have the ability to capture high quality images - enjoyed those!
  • Sorry just a quick response - but have visitors.  I tried several CIS units on my (same as) 1400 but in the end, went with refillables - I use pigments inks from Leo Chang of inkjetfly.com and ...
  • ... everything crossed for you - even though it makes walking to the nearest bar somewhat difficult!  :-D
  • As explained in a previous answer - there is .... but you will certainly need a second mortgage to afford one.  However, why not simply shoot film alongside digital images?  It's easy enough to ...
  • .... only a couple of years ago (says he, with nose growing rapidly) I roamed around Snowdonia on holidays, mostly climbing, with Ferrania that I home processed with own devised kit.  Ahhhh - the ...
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