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  1. HectorHughMunro

    New Eye Detection Firmware

    https://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt3/download.html And now the Fuji X-T3 firmware has been released.
  2. HectorHughMunro

    Whatever happened to DAB?

    You just need to use it how it’s meant to be used. It’s for kitchen radios and cars when you’re supposed to be concentrating on the road. You switch it on, it works and it’s great. This is actually how most people listen to radio. We have the internet for serious listening. Good internet radio is close to being the best we have. Radio is as good as it has ever been. It’s just a shame the BBC is so alienating it’s Radio 4 listeners at the moment with such heavy handed political bias.
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    Random image of the day 3

    Spillers by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
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    Random image of the day 3

    Talking of 'hard hitting'. Plane Crash! by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr This is actually not a composite, they come in to London City so sharply that it does look quite alarming.
  5. HectorHughMunro

    New Eye Detection Firmware

    Both Sony and Fuji are issuing significant new eye detection firmware updates this month. The first one; Sony has just been released. https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-7-series/ilce-7rm3#downloads Basically, it’s a good one. The main difference for me is getting rid of having to use a function button to trigger eye detect. The viewfinder information seems more explicit in terms what I’m focussing on. Previously, it was hitting focus and I wasn’t sure why but the pictures were good. Now it seems to behave more logically in the picture taking process; the square dot over the eye is constantly there rather than the eye detect working in the background. I’m not sure if it’s faster, it was always very fast and coming from a weekend with the X-Pro2, it was going to seem fast anyway.
  6. HectorHughMunro

    Monitor Audio Platinum 100

    I almost bought an early set of Pl100. Nice but I listened to a demo run by Monitor but the treble was too much soI went for Dali Helicons. Later I heard a Demo run by Pink Triangle where they used them with a Trilogy valve amp to some effect. I think the treble was indeed a problem on the earlier ones. I would want a demo before I bought those particular speakers.
  7. HectorHughMunro

    Chromecast Audio as a Streamer... again

    The problem with streaming is spending serious money on anything proprietary. Once the manufacturer stops support, it’s dead. That’s where the CCA succeeds. Because it’s only £30, it doesn’t matter if you only get a couple of years out of it.
  8. HectorHughMunro

    Chromecast Audio as a Streamer... again

    I think the CCA is for a very specific application. It’s for good quality semi casual listening and it’s wonderful for that purpose. Serious high resolution listening and I’d get something more serious. That being said, it’s the ideal way to listen to Spotify or Iplayer Radio.
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    Random image of the day 3

    They do that in St Paul’s. It’s an attempt to sell postcards. I have to say I find it annoying. If they sold photography passes at a few extra pounds I wouldn’t object.
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    https://colourise.sg/ This is loads of fun. You load up black and white photos and it uses AI to colourise them. Some work really well and others not so. I tried a number of my own monochrome photos with interesting results.
  11. I regret selling that lens. I might buy another one day.
  12. HectorHughMunro

    High Quality 320kbps streams for all BBC radio stations

    Agreed, Sounds is a complete dog of an app. It seems to be an attempt all of the BBC Radio channels in to a single interface and it has no Chromecast support. It also only supports new versions of iOS so anyone using an old iPad just as a radio will find this to be obsolete when the BBC makes the change. The old app is far preferable. Sounds is pretty but form and function don’t aligne in this case.
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    Random image of the day 3

    Good story and frames.
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    Not as good as TheFlash, mine is a favourite writer and my avatar is a portrait of the same man. Hector Munro wrote under the name of Saki and was one of the great writers of short stories. The Wam is a well read group of people and several people here have recognised the reference.