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Post by Stanley » 05 Sep 2018, 02:28

The rule used to be whoever paid for the film stock held the copyright and it had to be transferred by agreement.
I had to point this out to HMSO when they tried to assert that the Crown had copyright over the weaving pics in the LTP. They agreed I was correct.
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Post by Tizer » 05 Sep 2018, 09:37

While visiting the Newlyn Art Gallery during our Penzance holiday I read something about taking photos using plant dyes. At first I was puzzled about what it meant but read on to find it involved soaking or painting paper with an extract of plant pigment, drying the paper then exposing it to strong sunlight with the `subject' between the paper and the sun, casting a shadow. The light bleached or altered the colour of the pigment, giving an image of the subject's shape or pattern. It sounded like a fun experiment for kids. :smile: :smile:

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Post by Big Kev » 09 Sep 2018, 15:57

I had to replace one of my camera bodies this week, the lcd information screen is faulty and keeps fading to black. The cameras I use (Olympus four thirds) are no longer in production so I made use of Ebay, picked up an E-30 for just over £200. It has a low shutter actuation count and is in mint condition, I'm quite pleased as they were over £1k when new 8 years ago :-)

I may have a bash at replacing the screen, they're still available for around £30 but I wanted to make sure I had another body before I stripped down the faulty one :laugh5:
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Post by Stanley » 10 Sep 2018, 02:37

Amazing how cheap good secondhand expensive cameras can be. I got a Mint Nikon F from a shop in Harrogate (Forget the name but good men) at a good price and the man told me that it was very wealthy people buying the best and losing interest.
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Post by Big Kev » 12 Sep 2018, 15:56

Camera body came yesterday, a substantial bit of kit. The battery grip should arrive today or tomorrow :good:
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Post by Stanley » 17 Sep 2018, 01:58

What would Cartier Bresson have thought about it?
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What would Cartier Bresson have thought about it?
"What trickery is this?" I would imagine :laugh5:
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Post by Tizer » 17 Sep 2018, 08:55

It's lovely - lots of knobs, buttons and dials instead of having to rely on screen menus. And is that a flip-out screen I see on the back. My Canon G11 has one and it's great! :smile:

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And is that a flip-out screen I see on the back. My Canon G11 has one and it's great! :smile:
It is indeed, very useful for those ground level shots, you can switch to 'live view' to display an electronic viewfinder on the screen :-)
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Post by Stanley » 18 Sep 2018, 02:39

I never finished reading the destructions for my Nikon D200. You've reminded me to get it out, dust it and charge the battery, I hardly ever use it, the little Canon Powershot is so handy, I'm on my second one now, I finally killed the first one by using it in the shed.
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Post by plaques » 18 Sep 2018, 08:43

Quite happy with my old Olympus but a bit bulky for the ordinary happy snaps. You tend not to carry big cameras on a casual walk. On my visit to the Terracotta Worriers you could take pictures but no flash or tripod. The problem here was that the lighting levels were so low that you really needed a flash. Setting the camera to a slow speed tended to produce fuzzy images especially when you enlarged them. The older you get the shakier you get. Mrs P's smart phone wasn't really up to it and it made me wonder how many people came away disappointed with their pictures.

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Quite happy with my old Olympus but a bit bulky for the ordinary happy snaps. You tend not to carry big cameras on a casual walk. On my visit to the Terracotta Worriers you could take pictures but no flash or tripod. The problem here was that the lighting levels were so low that you really needed a flash. Setting the camera to a slow speed tended to produce fuzzy images especially when you enlarged them. The older you get the shakier you get. Mrs P's smart phone wasn't really up to it and it made me wonder how many people came away disappointed with their pictures.
Quite a few I would imagine, I've used a small bean bag to sit the camera on where they don't allow tripods but it's only useful if there's a convenient ledge or table to put it on
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Tizer » 18 Sep 2018, 09:19

Plaques, Stanley and I both have a Canon Powershot 620 which easily fits in a pocket but is very versatile with a wide range of settings. You'd appreciate the anti-vibration function on modern cameras too.

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Post by Big Kev » 18 Sep 2018, 17:59

The newer compact cameras are really quite impressive, I bought my wife a Panasonic Lumix and have been very pleased with the output.
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Post by PanBiker » 18 Sep 2018, 21:20

Sally has a Lumix as well Kev, we got it when it was voted the best compact in it's class for a few years running. Not been disappointed either, I like the fact that it has a Leica lens system.
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Post by Stanley » 19 Sep 2018, 03:04

You're right about the Powershot Tiz and actually higher resolution than the big Nikon but Mrs Nikon gets away with it because of the superb lens quality. But it's a big lump as P says.....
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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PanBiker wrote:
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Sally has a Lumix as well Kev, we got it when it was voted the best compact in it's class for a few years running. Not been disappointed either, I like the fact that it has a Leica lens system.
They are very good, the only downside I've found is using the screen when the sun is shining, I can't see anything on it lol
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Wendyf » 19 Sep 2018, 06:27

I like my Lumix, chosen because it has a viewfinder but I don't think I've bothered to use it once!

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Post by Stanley » 19 Sep 2018, 07:07

I'm still happier with the eye piece on Mrs Nikon.....
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