Lives in Spain Inland Andalucia, North Malaga region, Spain
Works as a Photographer/Consultant BSL Allen HonFZPS,AHFAP
Joined on Nov 9, 2001
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Our website (see HomePage link) gives useful info about the Zone 8 Photo Society. Articles on the main website ( 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, SD10 and SD14 now joined with later SD1M. Kodak DCS14n (full-frame, used for specific work). Also still have 5x4 and 6x9 film cameras, etc.

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  • Hi. Get the little utility "Atomic Clock Sync" from this website: To sync your computer clock at any time (and you can configure to do this for you ...
  • Me too, like Eric, no problems!
  • Hi Walter.  Sorry I cannot be specific with an answer but perhaps this info may help.  In the past, I found compatible (being in reality OEM carts refilled with compatible toner) worked fine in HP ...
  • I do, I do!  Having my Snowdonia Photo Workshops in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales, UK believe me your image was pretty regular an occurrence! We got used to Horizontal Rain in Wales - ...
  • Replied in Wodja mean OLD?
    Mine's still my day to day camera, alongside my SD9 - and occasionally SD1M.
  • Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trubble Eh Vitée! Glad it's your part of the Universe and not mine.  :-)
  • ... you had a hysterectomy Rick?   :-)
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    Certainly do this first as my original SD9 works fine and these days used intermittently. CRV3 required for the body - two of them and Li-Ion. Try online if expensive locally. The CRV3 and base ...
  • One very important thing that is generally unmentioned. Using a Blower simply moves dust around. I have the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner tube near the camera opening so when using the blower, any ...
  • Must admit Greg I never use that utility as generally, if wanting to view images, always use Faststone Image Viewer.  Although I use PhotoShop (older v7 as it does all I require) I find Faststone ...
  • Replied in An option.
    You might like to consider the 1500W (think is 1430 in USA but I don't know where you live) as inexpensive and I use refillable cartridges with Image Specialists pigment inks.  For colour photos I ...
  • And there's still plenty in my SD9, SD10 and SD14 plus SD1M.  :-)
  • I assume you have checked the two articles I referenced Don as that could help for smooth running.  Also, as I mentioned, I opted for the 1500W whilst is still available (think is the 1430 in USA) ...
  • Replied in Park Statue
    I have to confess the Vino Plonko bit rings a bell for me too!  Beneficial Tips offered freely over the years - yes - although on some notable occasions, have been told they don't work - like my ...
  • Alongside my trusty 1400 I now have a 1500W, which is virtually the same with WiFi. It also uses the same ink cartridges. Far cheaper than the P800, although that does A2 of course but would you ...
  • Replied in Park Statue
    Now Jim, I bet you only knew it was a statue because you heard someone call out "Is Dat You".  :-)
  • Replied in +1
    Nor in Europe either.  Canon printers are considerably more expensive anywhere in the EU, Britain included.  My i9950 lasted just over the Warranty year period then showed faults requiring return ...
  • Hi Peter. You may find this of use as covers refillables and other help for the 1400/1500 models - there is also a link to another article in my Signature ...
  • There you go!  Strange things can happen but glad your 1400 is now working fine.  Mine still is, after many years use and I have (decided to get one before get dropped by Epson) a 1500W which is ...
  • Yeeeek Jim!  Sacriledge!  Anyway - nice shot and it's good to see you're back ..... and your front, too!  :-)
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