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  • Your 18-105 is considered quite a decent lens, and has a better range than the others you mention. I have a 10-20 which us very useful sometimes but my workhorse is an 18-140, a bit slow at the ...
  • I don't suppose there are any 1900x1200 screens these days?
  • Replied in 18-140
    I replaced my 18-70 with a refurbished 18-140, and I like it a lot. It's just the job at events with and without flash. I'd still like a Sigma 17-50 2.8 for low light work, though.
  • Well, how about that? Color LCD profile on the MBP looks much closer to what I'm seeing on the Dell. Perhaps the MBP has a little more contrast or saturation, but I will check it  again when I see ...
  • Hi, thanks for the replies. Proper calibration gear and the know-how to use it would of course be the best way forward, but in the meantime... The few prints I've made using the Dell (which is IPS) ...
  • Created discussion thread MBP match display to external screen.
    Hi, my 2011 MBP screen looks much cooler that the factory calibrated Dell. I do all my processing on the external and believe it to be fairly accurate. I do not have access to calibration gear, ...
  • Applying noise reduction to a selection of my images first seems to slow subsequent processing. Camera profiles is likely to do the same. But you probably knoiknoiw that. 😀
  • When you say defective flash, do you mean the flash tube or the triggering electronics? I don't have the ZTS, but I do have a La Crosse BC 700 (well, a clone of, TBH), how do you rate those? ...
  • I'd love an SB 5000, but 600 bucks? Hmmmm. I'm tempted by the Yongnuo 585ex as backup for the moment, and try replacing the SB 800 flash tube.
  • I'm thinking the 18-70 should AF with your camera? I've had one for years, it's seen me through several cameras and only recently replaced. It's not the fastest in the world, but sharp and ...
  • Created discussion thread SB 800 replacement?
    As per my previous thread, one of my SB 800 has become intermittent, repairs are pretty expensive and might not work for long. The SB 910 is very big and expensive. I might try replacing the flash ...
  • Thanks, appreciate it.
  • All good suggestions, thanks. My thoughts are that triggering with the test button takes the camera to flashgun contacts out of the picture. I should clean the battery contacts, but since the ...
  • Created discussion thread SB800 intermittent firing.
    Hi, I'm not sure this the the correct forum, please move if you see fit. My SB800 has become unreliable, sometimes not firing and the ready light blinks. Off camera, the test button in manual ...
  • Thanks for the reply. I'm somewhat electrically inclined, but as with plumbing, sometimes these things are best left to professionals.
  • Created discussion thread Screen darker on one side?
    My eight year old Dell Inspiron1720 screen is noticeable darker on one side, and possibly darker overall. Sharpness is still good, so does that sound like the invertor or the backlight fault? ...
  • The 18-140mm goes from f3.5 at 18mm to f5 at 70mm, so 1/3 of a stop slower than the Sigma is at the long end. I like my 18-140mm, (and never so far got a bad image that wasn't due to operator ...
  • That's all good information thanks, its great to know the less interfering the better. Kind of a pity, I miss a good old defrag and delete temp file session....;-)
  • Thanks for the replies, there is a C.C.C. copy, I should check it for bootability, and Malwarebytes gets run occasionally. I haven't heard of EtreCheck but will look into it. How about stuff like ...
  • Created discussion thread Routine maintenance?
    I have a 2011 MBP with an ssd running El Capitan, I'm wondering if there is any routine maintenance I should be doing? As well as Time Machine backups, of course. Thanks for any suggestions.
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