Dark Mower

Joined on Jul 2, 2018

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  • Buy low and unpopular? I enjoy watching the trendy bid on the once fashionable stuff. For me, I find forgotten fads at amazing prices. Once in a while, I might get a second bidder but the majority ...
  • I mostly lived in graphic arts darkrooms. It was love & hate. I was one of those color separation artists. Graduated with this stuff and a GATF member. I was good and paid lousy. Primitive stuff ...
  • An update. I find the Fuvaly AA batteries unreliable. On October 15, I get a set of four. Immediately, one mini-USB female connector breaks. It falls into the battery body. It rattles inside and ...
  • I'm sorry about that. FUD = " F ear, U ncertainty & D oubt."
  • When lenses wears glasses on Nikon cameras they see better. Glasses make people see well. On Helios lenses the adapter-with-optics focus just like glasses. I hope you get the right perspective – ...
  • Replied in A solution?
    To me, low-voltage is a secret problem for a long time. You experienced it: many gadgets live on the borderline of shut down. Camera makers did us a great service by going to rechargeable Li-ion ...
  • Replied in Tired batteries?
    Capacitors are very reliable and too many have died so I wonder if the Oly cameras were using simple time/date batteries. Canon had the right idea – their primary button batteries are cheap and ...
  • My camera-mules run longer and their zooms are smoother. And the zooms sound a bit faster. Where would we be without advancements? Certainly not here. I know that our old cameras are dowdy. A ...
  • More energy where we need it: for a few of us, life just got a lot nicer. In the future, without kneejerk reactions, we can look back and really see. The cameras we like just got the premium fuel. ...
  • Mamallama, good questions and I agree with you. I can’t predict the future – not tomorrow or 10 years from now. Twenty-five years and my toughest job remains predicting what my wife will do next. ...
  • Seems to be two schools of thought. Like VHS vs. Beta argument. Ultimately – both lost, the public lost, but companies made a lot of money. Both types of batteries use USB voltage of 5V. Seems to ...
  • Replied in NiZn Batteries
    I haven’t tried them. I think I’ll pass. NiZn battery information from Wikipedia: “A disadvantage is increased self-discharge rate after about 30 cycles, so that batteries do not hold their charge ...
  • I'm glad some have left the problem behind. They have moved on. For our old soldiers, this might be the high-tech support they always wanted and really need. I don't want to abandon mine. But that ...
  • It is fun to go battery shopping. Looks like there are three generations of these ‘smart’ batteries. First generation has a removable top cap with a standard USB connector. The second generation ...
  • My second set of Furvaly 1.5 rechargeable’s arrived. This time, they all fit the octopus cable. Put them on the charger. In 15 minutes they are fully charged. Sure beats waiting for hours. Each ...
  • Looks like the those Fuvaly’s. And you are getting great results. Thanks for the info!
  • Replied in Looking closer
    Yesterday, I got to try the competition to the Tenavolts; four Fuvaly 1.5V rechargeable lithium batteries. Well, out of four, I tried three. https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Batteries-Capacity-C ...
  • Replied in More options
    Yeah; you are right. Primary lithium’s are inexpensive. I have them and never use them. The problem is me. I have an obsession. I like to leave the house with cameras that are fully charged. Don’t ...
  • Replied in More options
    I’m interested in your “Znter” and what a bargain. Clever idea: tell us if you get the free bonus flashlight-packaging. I wonder if just a few manufacturers make them all. That is battery…not lights. ...
  • Replied in Early fun
    They are sophisticated batteries. Each Tenavolts cell has a down converter. Good…it is far more efficient to pull down voltage, down-vert it, than to push up, boost, voltage. The charger bay could ...
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