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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 11 Feb 2019, 07:57

Thanks for looking China. I'll keep checking the UK sites, the postage and other charges add a fair bit to the purchase price :-)
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by chinatyke » 11 Feb 2019, 10:32

You're welcome. With a high priced item it is better to purchase from a reputable supplier. There are a lot of fakes in China that are good enough to deceive most people. But if anybody wants anything we usually have friends returning to the UK who will post things when they get back.
Just out of interest, I once looked at something to do with Stanley's metal work when he mentioned the price of an item, but I have already experienced tools that weren't fit for purpose so I wouldn't trust them to be reliable.

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 11 Feb 2019, 16:39

I'm sure one will turn up at the right price. I'm following a couple of used ones on EBay at the moment, starting price of £120 and UK postage...
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 12 Feb 2019, 03:33

You're right about workshop tools and machinery China. There is a lot of rubbish out there but some surprising bargains if you know where to look.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Wendyf » 12 Feb 2019, 07:13

Big Kev wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 16:39
I'm sure one will turn up at the right price. I'm following a couple of used ones on EBay at the moment, starting price of £120 and UK postage...
Colin has ordered a couple of items recently from sellers supposedly in the UK but the items arrive from China.

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 12 Feb 2019, 07:43

Wendyf wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 07:13
Big Kev wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 16:39
I'm sure one will turn up at the right price. I'm following a couple of used ones on EBay at the moment, starting price of £120 and UK postage...
Colin has ordered a couple of items recently from sellers supposedly in the UK but the items arrive from China.
I've ordered bits and pieces in the past from Chinese sellers and they've had warehouses in the UK. EBay is a strange place :-)
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 12 Feb 2019, 07:44

I've heard that comment frequently Wendy......
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Post by PanBiker » 12 Feb 2019, 09:55

If you look closely on the despatch bits of Ebay it tells you where the goods are shipped from, a legal requirement I believe. I am expecting my flexible water bottle to arrive around now made in China but coming from Nuneaton I think it was, free post 3 -5 days so it has to be in the UK.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Tizer » 12 Feb 2019, 10:58

Much of what we buy on the High Street or in supermarkets comes from China anyway!

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 12 Feb 2019, 16:53

My Olympus camera and the majority of the lenses are all made in China which is what prompted my original question :-)
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 15 Jun 2019, 06:14

I had a problem, I couldn't open .orf files from my mate's camera but I have cracked it without downloading a special app. I opened it in Shotwell.

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 15 Jun 2019, 12:15

.orf (Olympus Raw Format) have been around for a while so most image manipulation software should open them. You may find you'll need to sharpen them up a bit and up the saturation a bit as Olympus raw files are a bit 'flat' straight out of the camera :-)
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 16 Jun 2019, 02:02

I noticed that Kev, this is the only one I have opened so far..... I'll bear it in mind.....
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