Dark slide

Joined on Jan 17, 2014

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  • You could cheat and create panoramas in PS via your 30mm. You might need to create your own lens distortion parameters, don't know if the Sigma 30mm is on their list. It will give you some time to ...
  • Replied in Drought
    My corner of UK and no rain for about 7 weeks plus a heatwave. The green grass area floods in Winter and has retained some moisture. Panorama banding due to a Level 1 jpeg (1Mb), the Level 12 jpeg ...
  • This situation regarding Sigma gear has been ongoing for several years. As you mention there are a few outlets carrying Sigma and their stocks for SA vary a lot. As a sign of the times I am in ...
  • Don't I recall a Rick Decker post about hijacking threads? Hush, children! Old hands must recognize a Scott wind-up by now. FWIW making the lot next door look good was something David Bailey did in ...
  • Have you tried a different program for viewing?
  • Replied in Sale of goods
    In UK things are a little different. There is a Sale of Goods (Implied Terms) Act and a Trades Descriptions Act which set out that whoever is selling something must describe it's condition fairly ...
  • Replied in Mating mirths
    Clouseau rules! You can tell the picture is the right way up, upper moth straining to hang on, lower moth desperate not to drop off.
  • Check if the macro component to the lens operates throughout the zoom range, in the case of the 70-300mm macro works beyond the 200mm setting. You might find you lose autofocus (the f/5.6 issue).
  • I reworked two of the initial images (above) in an attempt to cut down the purple fringing effects. I found the panels in ACR plus the use of the Targeted Adjustment Tool (TAT) do the job. The TAT ...
  • This was SPP 6.4.0. I have not had the lens out for about 7 months, it took me 15 minutes to get it secured on the tripod. As things worked out this was my most successful session with it, 39 ...
  • Created discussion thread The most famous...
    ...steam locomotive in the World. Flying Scotsman attracted 35 people to the local rail bridge, that included a few wondering why such a crew was idling there then stayed. The 4 dogs (two in the ...
  • Replied in Haze
    Photoshop can be used to reduce haze, a straightforward procedure. I copied this route out of my archives, the actual image does not copy but you get the idea.
  • Replied in All change
    No. If you have never been to England you would never believe how small everything is, the freight train is far too big to fit in the subway system. We do have some way to go to catch up with the ...
  • Created photo thread All change
    I am taking some photos of places here before I possibly move out of this area. This is rush hour at my local station. First photo a great flycatcher, second one of the new bi-mode (diesel or ...
  • Yes. Little coverage in the media, only The Morning Star and Socialist Worker had extensive coverage.
  • Created discussion thread The wedding effect
    Today the Royal wedding, subject here the main Oxford UK shopping street. First photo a normal Saturday, second photo today at 11:30. Ignore exif data, timer reset. Views are from opposite ends of ...
  • When all else fails...read the manual. I set the camera up the way I want it several years ago and forgot the FUNC button can turn off the display screen. In defence this means I have not pressed ...
  • Created discussion thread SD1M display problem
    I switched on my SD1M to the usual first click position. No display on the screen. The screen only displays in the AB position. Anyone know a reason or cure for this?
  • The usual hazard warning is not to use a TC on a relatively short focal length lens, the usual "rule" is to consider them from about 200mm minimum. I have a 2X I use with the 120-300mm (it is an ...
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