Henry Falkner

Henry Falkner

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Retired (on paper only)
Joined on Feb 11, 2002
About me:

Keeping Sandra happy, more photos, more videos, more accordion playing for the Morris dancers, more newsletters for the radio club.

See http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner

Henry Falkner's recent activity

  • The 1" sensor G3X covers 24 to 600mm in a package that is bigger than my pocket zooms that cover the same range. Granted, for the G3X you have to buy the EVF separately to cover all criteria for a ...
  • Glad you liked the story. Thank you. For her, keyboards are for walking on, not for writing stories. Cameras are a nuisance. You never know when the flash will be used (not this time). Henry
  • I am bored, so I will answer this thread. I was born in February 1942 in Switzerland. My first camera was a Kodak Starflash, a Brownie derivative, which used 4cm film and produced square negatives, ...
  • The moon is an item in direct sunlight surrounded by black sky. My 'moon setting' is spot metering and spot focusing for that. I don't consider that setting suitable for star constellations. You ...
  • On my travel zooms, any under-exposure results in a reduced dynamic range. Because my cameras are small sensor pocket travel zooms, even at base ISO there is a small amount of noise. If the ...
  • In my opinion, Olympus is rationalizing a little too much. They dropped the EVF on their SP bridge cameras when they still did them, the SP100 was the exception. There were complaints about the ...
  • Someone has bought my 10 kg accordion For US$ 700.-, It Is now too heavy to play after my hip replacement. This puts me in the market for the Nikon B700. My reasons are: EVF, 2x+ more reach, ...
  • Thanks for sharing. Here is what I hope to improve on with the B700 - i use a 1.7x tele-converter (Olympus B-300) with a home-made push-on adaptor now. My current solution is not elegant, but the ...
  • What about the FZ300? It has a constant f 2.8 aperture and 4k video. I am using the Olympus SH-2 with RAW, and I retain the SH-50 and SH-1 in working condition. Here is a moon video I took with the ...
  • Had a look at some of the FZ80 and B700 moon videos. Most of them seem to be first tests by new owners. Moon stills and videos work best with spot-metering to avoid over-exposure, and spot-focusing ...
  • Thank you. Also, the B700 MPs are quoted as 20 MP versus 18 MP on the FZ80. I am therefore particularly hoping for more detailed moon shots on the B700 than those I am getting now. Another B700 ...
  • That is very encouraging. Thanks for coming back. Henry
  • Looks good! I don't have aperture priority on my SH travel zooms, but manual exposure (ISO, shutter and aperture) are retained when turning the camera off or changing mode. Shutter delay set in ...
  • Created discussion thread B700 after One Year?
    I would like to hear from anyone who is still using the Coolpix B700 after one year. I may be able to buy in three months. The B700 is available where I live. I am interested in wear and tear. With ...
  • I have two cheap Olympus SH-series travel zooms (no longer made) that permit calibrating the virtual horizon. The SH-1 needed calibrating, the SH-2 does not. Off Topic - I am here because I look ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Auckland City after Sunset
    About once every three weeks I get a shot without clouds spoiling the sky line
    Placed 34th in the challenge. About once every three weeks I get a shot without clouds spoiling the sky line
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
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  • Thank you! In the end  I had 27 keepers. Henry
  • Created discussion thread SH-2 - Moon Eclipse Umbra
    We had almost complete cloud cover. The following were taken on a tripod with the B-300 1.7x tele-converter via a home-bodgied push-on adaptor - The breaks in the cloud were so brief, I could not ...
  • You can get put down from the other end as well. Last Monday I was doing a video of the new Auckland Harbour Bridge moving LED display. 'What is this thing then' said a spectator, looking at my ...
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