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    Hugo TT
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    Maker Audio NL14+
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    Sonus Faber
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  1. A Hummingbird-Hawk Moth taken in Dorset yesterday afternoon.
  2. How did you get the bass units out? When I was considering re-wiring them I looked at one and thought nah not going to happen.
  3. I've just checked low tide times for this weekend, you might struggle as they are towards the beginning and ending of the day light day. I'm sure you'll still get some great shots regardless! I'lll hopefully be getting some shots of the Dorset coast as I'm staying in Swanage.
  4. Enjoy it and take what you want. I knocked the lighthouse down when I was finished
  5. I had my first visit to Beachy Head Lighthouse yesterday afternoon. I have to say it's far more beautiful from the shore than it is looking down from the top of the cliffs. You have to be careful with the tide so I went with a friend who's been there several times before and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to get back! Beachy Head Lighthouse, East Sussex by Rick Francis, on Flickr Beachy Head, East Sussex. by Rick Francis, on Flickr
  6. Thanks Richard, they were wet a little later when I stepped back in to a rock pool
  7. View of Seven Sisters from Seaford Country Park by Rick Francis, on Flickr
  8. Blimey! Good luck sorting all that lot out!
  9. Hi Richard, I agree the crossovers are important regarding the sound of the speakers, it's just I've read over the years that designers take everything in to account which includes the cabling. All I'm saying is not to throw anything away or do anything that can't be put back just in case you don't like the change! The SF's are totally different to the A3's so took some time to get used to. They are more detailed than the A3's, but the A3's win hands down in fading away and making the music sound effortless. The A3's bass also worked better in my room as they aren't ported so missing that! It's swings and roundabouts as it is for most things and impress in other ways!
  10. I always wanted to have them internally re-wired but was worried it'd mess the sound up as the wire used is usually taken in to consideration when designing the crossovers. Maybe you could have new crossovers made using the originals as a template / reference and try them out with the wire you want without ripping out the originals so you could always revert back.
  11. Another from my time in the Tate. I wish I found the exhibits as interesting as the building! Stairs, Tate Modern, London. by Rick Francis, on Flickr
  12. A shot I've been wanting to do for a while at the Tate Modern. Tate Modern, London. by Rick Francis, on Flickr
  13. I've just been out to quickly grab some pic's of the moon. Out of all the cameras I have, my Pen-F still rules when I need to know how to use it in the dark! I have the A7R mk1 and like it for landscape photography as I can take my time and don't need to change much settings so the newer versions to appeal with their great resolution. IF I found myself in the position to get a mk 3 or 4 I'd upgrade my 24-70 F4 lens to a GM version as I feel the lens would hold the camera back. For now tough I'm happy to stick with what I have until prices become too tempting.
  14. Sadly everyone seems to be moaning about the display not being a swivel type and the video credentials of it. I think they've forgotten it's primarily a photographic camera, not video camera. Wish I had the money for it.
  15. Lyme Regis isn't too far from Beer where there's the famous Cobb to capture.