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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  • For three years, many many moons ago, I acted as Official Photographer for a major football club in the UK and also covered a wide range of other topics using a relatively simple (but superb)  ...
  • Nice one Steve. I have now two SD14 (plus also used from time to time) original SD9 plus SD10 and the SD1M. My SD14 is the general workhorse but the original SD9 was what brought me to digital ...
  • As Joe indicated, John at Marrutt can help - I don't know of any other source as octoink don't yet offer anything for that model. Here's the link page. Note that as we are not supposed to include ...
  • Just to set the record straight.
  • Replied in This may help!
    Although I have my 1500W running with a cable (and that's 15m long to keep almost hidden in the office room) I also have it usable by WiFi - My Internet router is downstairs and I use a Netgear ...
  • Thanks for the input Lea. When I ran my workshops, visitors often appeared with all the latest gear and were genuinely surprised that my gear was almost out of the Arc. Nothing wrong with what ...
  • Hi Mark,  Although (to the best of my knowledge) using only the Black ink on my six-ink Epson (by saying I don't know, means only I know it works on all six-ink Epsons, so could well work also on ...
  • First, use this link to go to the Microsoft website for that KB file and before downloading, check through the information options especially about, what it's for and so forth: Note, links are not ...
  • This reply is to virtually all the posts on this topic.  As someone who taught the principles of good Photographic Technique for all formats in film from 35mm to large format, I can never ...
  • Replied in For Nellie
    As this seems to have slipped by without you seemingly viewing it, thought useful to set this "reminder" as could resolve your "problems".
  • You can also with the scanned descreened image in PhotoShop, check using some of the filters, like the Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur to slightly improve more on the descreening during the scan (use ...
  • Well, I reckon whatever whatever .... it sure looks nice to be Molly Coddled in that way. Happy everything to you both.  Sent woof love!
  • Yus indeedie.   Good advice from Joe, who has just about done everything with a wide range of printers.  Follow his advice.  :-)
  • You did not say which model scanner you are using but as is an Epson, select the Advanced Mode (should show for all Epsons) when you have opened the scanner programme. Then select to use (lower ...
  • Interesting link Vitée as all I remember when I got my SD9 in early 2003 (one of the first imported into the UK so had to wait about 4 months after ordering) was seeing tons of anti-Sigma trolling ...
  • Check what you have installed, i.e. have you got USB3 ports? Start - Accessories - Sysinfo and also Control Panel, System, Device Manager. If you have got USB3 installed, get a Transcend USB3 Card ...
  • It's apparently not an actual problem as such.  My older 1400 and newer 1500W Epsons have always produced feint Nozzle Check printouts, whereas actual prints are fine.
  • And all the best wishes to you and yours in return!
  • Very true Vitée, as shown in your attractive shots!
  • Thanks for the backup Joe. The OP should be able to get his Epson working again. One thing I did recently - and I say this against myself in case helps others - is I installed the drain bottle on ...
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