newmikey

Lives in Netherlands Heiloo, Netherlands
Works as a Customs consultant
Joined on Apr 9, 2003
About me:

Currently shooting K-70 (since June '17) and Ricoh GR (September '13) and loving it!

newmikey's recent activity

  • Replied in Marlow, UK
    Here for a global team meeting but arrived a bit early and had a walk through this lively British village. Weather sucks with low cloud cover, no good light and flat featureless skies. When that ...
  • Replied in RawTherapee (nt)
  • In a decent society, freedom of speech is anything but absolute. You clearly lack understanding of what Freedom of Speech actually is and how it is enshrined in international agreements on human ...
  • Replied in No, but...
    I have almost stopped reading and posting here anyway due to the fact that this forum seems to take the "freedom of speech" thing to a new level by allowing racism, nazism, antisemitism and more ...
  • I do occasionally use Windows at work and I have a PortableApps install of Gimp 2.8.16 there. Just dropped the GMIC executable in the right folder and it worked fine. Still prefer to work on Linux ...
  • I don't think I've touched kernel code for at least 8 years in a row. Kernels come via the package manager as binaries - one click install. My wife doesn't seem to suffer from any such "Linux ...
  • 44% of UK exports go to the EU states, while only 7% of EU exports have the UK as their destination. According to Eurostat, the annual value of exports from the UK to the EU-27 more than doubled ...
  • Replied in Gimp is...
    pretty powerful, especially when extended with GMIC and RawTherapee. I do not think you should be comparing it to Photoshop as the two have quite a different approach to things. I'm also hesitant ...
  • A 24mega pixel image ending up at 4-5 mega byte s is probably due to a low JPEG quality setting while saving - I'd expect it to be nearer 8-11 mega bytes . Sounds about right for a 16-bit TIFF You ...
  • And all that with Britain being a EU member, excellent! Large part of exports, jobs and manufacturing going up is of course the pound taking a nosedive due to Brexit but you conveniently leave ...
  • Sovereignty continues to matter here and there but, looking at Poland and Hungary is not leading us in a productive direction, so much is certain. Whether the Brits will hate being outside or not ...
  • The latest study from The Institute for Government which is the leading think tank working to make government more effective can be found here: IFG ANALYSIS | IMPLEMENTING BREXIT The document does ...
  • I never post here, must have had my eyes crossed - thanks for noticing and apologies for the mistake!
  • At this location the battle at Kijkduin was fought. It was a sea battle between a Dutch and a French-English fleet on August 11, 1673. The fortress near the town of Den Helder was built between ...
  • When he said the following (my emphasis in bold) " What I see in the UK's paper on Ireland and Northern Ireland worries me. The UK wants the EU to suspend the application of its laws, its Customs ...
  • I have ordered from them online as well as visited their store. Never been disappointed. My K-5 IIs came from them way back when and I purchased several lenses there as well. They've been there ...
  • There's no such thing as "a bundle". DSLR's come bundled in a huge variety of ways, with different lenses and/or other accessories. You can compare the quality of the bundled lenses by reading a ...
  • Replied in Awesome reply!
    And very complete as well so kudos! One single correction or addition: Gimp can open raw files with the UFRaw plugin much like ACR does for Photoshop. At this moment in time though, UFRaw is ...
  • 1. DNG conversion is a one-way street: you can always convert a RAF/PEF/NEF/CR2 to DNG but you can never go back. 2. DNG is no more future-proof than any other raw format. Once any raw format has ...
  • Created discussion thread K-70 ISO2000 wet puppy
    Really getting to grips with the K-70, comfortable enough to use TAv on the beach at dusk and still have the option for sharpening without too much extra noise.
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