AlfC

Joined on Jun 6, 2020

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  • Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have tried all combinations of VR on the lenses and I have tried changing the camera activation - back button or shutter half press. I think the VR activation lasts ...
  • I've just been trying out my NF-M1 adapter with my 300 f/4 PF and 500 f/5.6 PF. They both work OK in good light on my M5 III using S-AF but C-AF is a complete failure as others have reported. I ...
  • I haven't used the hi-res mode on my M5 III seriously yet but it's not really the camera I would take if I wanted to shoot the kind of scene I would use a tripod for. But isn't the problem with ...
  • Replied in They are smart
    If that's the kind of photography you do then fine. It didn't do so well here: https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/best/mirrorless-cameras-for-birds-in-flight/
  • Thanks for the suggestions Tom. I am sure you are right that the skill and experience of the photographer has the biggest part to play with keeping focus on birds in flight. However my key point ...
  • This surely illustrates the main point: everything depends on what you photograph. One of my main interests is bird photography; the significant focus-related factors are that they tend to move ...
  • Thanks to all who have suggested solutions. I am very grateful. I think the problem may be solved in that the blank screen has not occurred for a while. I still don't get the BIOS screen but that ...
  • Thanks for the suggestion Jeff. I have just tried that but it made no difference. Having made the change in Control Panel, I shut the computer down, left it 20 seconds and started it again. It ...
  • Thanks for your reply Robert. The main problem is the screen going blank and needing two hard shutdowns before the PC boots normally. So I am not too worried about the BIOS screen - it's just a ...
  • Yes, I am beginning to think that myself. Very annoying. I may be able to send it back under ebay terms. I will have to check and contact the seller. Thanks for your suggestions! Alf
  • Ah yes, quite right - thanks for the correction. I mean the sign-in screen.
  • Just tried a restart and it works the same as shutdown and restart after ten seconds. So it seems to restart properly when 'warmed up' and this time I took more notice of the circular symbol. It ...
  • No, not the simple Windows symbol. This only appears after I have logged on and maybe loaded software, ie about a minute after start up, the symbol is a double circle of dashed lines (coloured ...
  • OK I have just tried that and it seems stable first try but the BIOS screen still does not appear. ie it goes straight to the lockscreen. One other thing seems to be consistent and different to ...
  • It's a 4+ year old self build with a Gigabyte motherboard GA-B85M, 16GB ram, HDMI connection to Dell UP2716D monitor.
  • Created discussion thread Graphics Card Problem
    I'm hoping someone with more computer savvy than me might have an easy answer to this. I very recently installed a used Gigabyte GTX 1070 to speed up my PC when using Topaz. Previously I had no ...
  • That and what Bill says. Also I don't think you said whether you are using the NEF files or only JPEGs. I don't want to teach you to suck eggs but you can make more headway in reducing noise if you ...
  • No it was just that I had not triggered the app to use the GPU at all. Now that it is, there is no sign of cooling fans getting hyper active. And I am using Topaz apps as stand-alones at present ...
  • Ah yes, that's very interesting. Now that I have ticked the appropriate box in Preferences, following HO72's advice, every action is much faster (night and day difference) and the Task Manager ...
  • He's using flash for some of these pictures. That would allow a very small aperture. Even so, I don't understand either why he would need it so small or how he apparently manages to get it sharp ...
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