Cyril Catt

Lives in Australia Newcastle, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Apr 11, 2007
About me:

Retired agricultural research scientist

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  • If you're in a hurry to catch a changing situation, the BS settings are often good enough!
  • Thanks, Peter. And they were taken with a metal cased, robust, pocketable, easy to hold, camera about the size of a standard pack of cards. If only Canon could update the model with an EVF and ...
  • Peter, I'm sorry that I can't help with a specific answer to your query, but as a (lapsed) coin collector myself, I can suggest you might find a second-hand Canon Powershot TX1 might meet your ...
  • The practise shows!     Best regards for the holidays.
  • Nice shots indeed. You could even pull more shadow detail out of them , if needed. But that would depend on the atmosphere that you want to show. Were they hand held?
  • Congratulations, Roland! I still find my ZR800 very useful for distant subjects. But although the ZR5100 is a very convenient travelling complement (which, a few years ago,  led to the better, but ...
  • Replied in thanks!
    Mike, I like the eclectic diversity of your 49 most recent photos. Something like the variety I seem to end up with. But as a child of the frugal Depression years, I learnt to make do with minimal ...
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    Not really. Though, as a long time amateur, I like to do my best, I’m not a perfectionist. I have other interests and responsibilities. So my 9 year old, small, 220 g., Casio ZR800 is still good ...
  • Yep! A pleasant way to travel: no jet lag, no unpleasant smells; no lost luggage; no pre-dawn starts; no heavy luggage; no... But also: no interesting conversations with friendly hosts; no enticing ...
  • Replied in LX7 Charger?
    The LX7 charger for its (DMW-BCJ13PP 3.6V 1250mAh 4.5Wh Li-ion batteries) is a Panasonic DE-A81B (Input 110-240V 50/60Hz 0.2A. Output 4.2V 0.65A)
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    I always used to travel with at least two devices to take pictures. Initially it was two small cameras, one with a wide, fast, lens for dim interiors, the other with a long lens for interesting ...
  • Interesting. Was it similar to the pictures I posted? There seemed to be several with different names which looked the same, all at different prices!
  • I've never used Photoshop, but find the Affinity triplet good for my needs - also within my means and a once off purchase-- Cyril
  • I searched the internet and found several vendors offering what looked like this device.... .... all under apparently different trade names. Kogan, a local (Australian) cut price mail order ...
  • Replied in LX3 Photo
    Although a nice composition, I feel the main focus seems too close, and the depth field is not very deep. Also, for some reason, the branches on the right seem to show a great deal of purple ...
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    The LX3 was the smallest, lowest cost, camera with the fastest lens available; and with Panasonic's optional 18mm accessory lens, the widest. Particularly useful in crowded situations where it was ...
  • I do appreciate being able to choose the closest aspect ratio for a given shot, with my LX7. It saves having to 'waste' pixels when finalising the shot in post.
  • Fortunately for the camera manufacturers, phone cameras do not yet have EVF's embedded, for better control of framing, especially in bright situations.
  • A lovely reminder of what we used to see. And a reminder of the interconnected nature of global warming, which worldwide governments have failed to fully take into account.
  • An interesting building and gardens. I wonder if the Indian styling persuaded the Prince Regent to better it at Brighton? Thanks for posting!
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