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  1. HectorHughMunro

    Inge Morath

    I’m a huge fan of Inge Morath. I came across this link which is the first actual recording of her voice that I have heard. I have also attached her Wikipedia and some of my favourite articles which feature her. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/10/674579667/biography-captures-the-charisma-and-confidence-of-photographer-inge-morath?t=1544482973290 Inge Morath Wikipedia Fiesta in Pamplona My favourite of the articles is this one; Learning From The Master
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    Cambridge 851N future

    The real question is what should we expect from a £1k+ component. I think we can be justified in being disappointed in only a few years of support. This is why it is only realistic for a streaming component to be based on an open platform or to be linked to a long term commitment for development. I’m not unrealistic. I don’t expect perpetual support but 4-5+ years from purchase should be possible.
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    Twitchers Thread

    You’re frankly lucky that I didn’t title it “Chicken”. Not an expert.
  4. The difference in subject isolation between 1.8 and 1.4 in full frame is marginal anyway. The Sigma look too big which is unfortunate given that they would otherwise be my first choice. They’re unnecessarily large given the job they do. Hopefully, they will design some proper mirrorless lenses.
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    Cambridge 851N future

    Realistically, unless there is a common standard for streaming software, this is going to happen over and over again. The only viable streaming platforms in the medium term are; 1) Bluetooth. 2) Chromecast. 3) Raspberry Pi. Anything else will disappoint after a short period of time and stop working in the medium to long term. Perhaps it was wrong to give up CD and Radio.
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    DAC Help

    Above a certain level (Rega, Arcam IRdac, Chord 2Qute, Audiolab MDac), I’m not sure there is a best DAC. It basically comes down to what tonal presentation you prefer. They’re hitting a bit of a plateau in terms of quality.
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    Street Photography Awards

    https://streetphotographyinternational.com/2018-spi-street-awards/ I agonised about whether this should be a separate thread. This links to the Alan Burles thread but started because there are other photographers in there and this is a greater collection of other bodies of work.
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    Leak Stereo 30 Plus

    That's a little rude don't you think?
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    Twitchers Thread

    Owl by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
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    Alan Burles

    https://petapixel.com/2018/11/30/the-clever-street-photography-of-alan-burles/ http://www.alanburles.com/-smile-.html Excellent work. Underrated and terrific humour.
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    Random image of the day 3

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21353825 Nice article with the most famous shot of the light beaming in at the top.
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    Capture One 12

    Thats basically right. If you need Photoshop, Lightroom is free. I also think that it is a good idea for every photographer to do at least three years on Lightroom purely for the educational value. It’s definitely not perfect but the colours, B&W conversion, and sharpening are amazing. In the new version of Capture, I really like the radial gradient which is basically a posh vignette and has been in Lightroom for a while. It’s a relief to see them finally give access to third parties for plugins. This is a nice summary; https://petapixel.com/2018/11/29/capture-one-12-brings-a-redesigned-ui-new-masking-tools-and-more/ I'm also finding it faster. Like Lightroom, it now has split toning. I'm not getting any crashes though I did with version 10. Fuji film profiles are well applied. It’s a good release. Money well spent for me though ymmv depending on your camera.
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    Capture One 12

    https://www.phaseone.com/en/Capture-One.aspx New version is out. If you upgraded recently, you get a free upgrade. The differences look like a bit of a performance bump and some additional local adjustment tools. Some new cameras are supported. AMBFR code should knock some money off.
  14. No, it’s all autofocus Sony stuff. The 50 1.8 at the other end is the lightest 50mm that I own and that includes some Contax and Helios manual lenses. It’s in the ballpark of the Canon 1.8.