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.

Zone8's recent activity

  • ... is I get the "I wants" to revisit my old hunting ground. Ah well, sunshine does have its advantages at times . but I will be in Snowdonia for the Zone 8 PS annual meet in a couple of weeks time ...
  • In correspondence with him he said how excited he was at what could be done at the printing stage using laser scanning of negatives and the resultant enhancement available when printing books.  ...
  • Only a quick reply Larry - here's one I did earlier (one of the first, in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK back in 2003 with the SD9). I do all my B+W for printing now with the Sigmas (SD9 ...
  • Thanks, 007, for the interesting post! I have for many years used PowerStrip from entechtaiwan.com for adjusting my monitor, meaning to create profiles to match screen to output prints on different ...
  • I'm still happily using the inkjetfly.com pigment inks in my 1400.  I do now use refillable cartridges as over time, always got problems with CIS units on several Epsons and strangely with all ...
  • As you said, apart from the noise, it's working - stick with it.  The belt may have become slightly kinked or the actual noise coming from the rollers lower down.  As long as it works - turn the ...
  • Seems a decent approach BUT memory cards are definitely NOT a safe way to store backups.  Many do not also realise that SSDs require regular use as they can lose information if not used ...
  • "Oh darn it" - I bet that's what you said - "I should have used a faster shutter speed to stop the train"   :-)
  • Replied in Back ups
    I have many backups of important image files on CDs - NOT DVDs - that are some 16+ years old and they all work fine. I originally researched what to use and settled on Verbatim using specific ...
  • I can confirm I found no washers - mind you, I didn't check the local launderette!  :-)
  • Replied in Back ups
    Yes Sir, Yes Sir .... three bags full Sir! :-) To be able to help with your backing up, meaning how to speed things up, you need to provide more information, such as the CPU, RAM and so forth - ...
  • ... "Lens we forget"   :-)
  • Wonder if the sales assistant asked him if he wanted something with optitickle quality?  Mind you, good job it wasn't a gun shop!  ;-)
  • No radiation should affect inkjet prints - perhaps you've been watching too many SciFi TV shows!  :-) The real dangers for prints is atmospheric damage - meaning mostly moisture (excessive) in the ...
  • Hi Alex, what about one of the Logitech webcams (no need for expensive one either) as they come with facility to "follow face" and a zoom facility so the wide feature would not be necessary - just ...
  • Replied in Kodak colours
    No - I had to give up conventional darkroom work (which I taught) due a severe back problem and years back still worked with film and then scanned and printed digitally.  When the Sigma ...
  • Replied in Kodak colours
    Yup definitely Kodak - superb - natural colours. When I shot colour professionally, anything from 35mm through 120 and to 5x4, I used Kodak films for most things - 35mm Kodachrome for holiday camp ...
  • WiFi enabled models can use the router's WiFi facility to print from both computer and smartphone, tablet, etc.  However, the 1400/1430 are not WiFi enabled printers BUT if you really want to make ...
  • Hi Peter.  I get almost no clogs with my 1400 using pigment inks - and when first obtained, none with dye inks either.  However, over the years, I found occasional problems (sometimes almost ...
  • Replied in Why Indeed!
    Well, sorry but unless you upload at least some samples - 100% even if a crop to save space - it is virtually impossible to make any sensible comments.  With what you posted - a bit like "how ...
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