Tom Caldwell

Lives in Australia Coffs Harbour NSW, Australia
Works as a Retired
Has a website at tpg.com.au
Joined on Feb 19, 2002

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  • Replied in By the way…
    Really?
  • Created discussion thread EOS (EF) to M42 adapter
    Yes, it does exist.  I bought one - fits nicely to an EF lens and one end and to a M42 thread mount at the other.  And no it is not a T42 thread but a genuine normal M42. In any case this adapter ...
  • Replied in Hi Tom, ...
    There is room for everything, we don't have to read it all :)
  • I always thought from the get go that the forum will find its own subject level and it tends to gravitate to whatever interests those who post to it. I think this discussion has been very useful as ...
  • CK A very thorough post on a particular lens or combination does take considerable time and effort to put together.  Not the least in collecting and sorting through images to illustrate it. Then by ...
  • Thanks, it is intresting to hear the background.  Just as Mathieu intended. I sometimes get a bit obscure in my comments.  But I think you understood my comments.  I was philosphically wondering on ...
  • Replied in Getting stale
    Useful point. The trouble with providing illustrative images is that it is usually not convenient to produce them as high quality examples of photographer competence or with suitable subject ...
  • Interesting to hear that mentioned.  I have not really pushed my 75/1.8 in truly low light but I was using the Nocticron in truly low light conditions recently to the point where the curiosity of ...
  • Replied in Explanation
    Paul I think that I must have bought one of the very first Panasonic Nocticron lenses when they became available in Australia about four years ago.  It continues to serve me very well. There were ...
  • The Matin hood does not touch the lens - it relies on a plastic bayonet adapter screwed into the filter thread. Furthermore although the Nocricron shines in lower light the lens is also very sharp ...
  • Similar in concept as to how the oem Nocticron hood is fixed.  The mastic layer on the Nocticron hood is probably there to try and prevent scratching but there is still a metal to metal contact. ...
  • Replied in Matin where?
    Here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Matin-Plastic-Camera-Lens-Hood-Ring-Bajonett-Type-58mm-Equiped-Backwards-i-/182589103258?hash=item2a83289c9a:g:5qwAAOSwv0tVL6WU But I think that Amazon probably ...
  • Well he is honest and quite clear about the fact that this is how he makes his living.
  • Hmm - it seems that the rest of the world is glorying in their new gear for three months before they turn up in Australia. These thingamejigs must be going somewhere. Remember the Minolta A1? I ...
  • Yes I have a Canon 5D and a Sony A7R MkI gathering dust.  At least I was smart and never bought a Sony E mount lens.  I do still have my EF lenses but I can use them on M4/3 bodies.
  • No Steve is in his usual laid back self.  Good photographer and light read.  But there is no doubt that the article was a place filler and that he makes his living out of promoting the gear he ...
  • Replied in Getting stale
    (Surprised) All that I was looking for was a bit more variety in the threads being started. Quite a few of our earlier enthusiasts seem to have become quiet - presumably there were not enough ...
  • It is just an idea put forward by Mathieu and it is worth a try to see how it pans out.
  • Just give me a nudge when you need me, I will soon enough get "the hang" of it :)
  • I tend to agree. Sony has been the only really large sensor rival and now there is a threat that some smaller operators will skip a sensor size and surround the Canikon laager with MF mirrorless ...
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