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  1. photowizz

    National Vintage Communications Fair

    You were rather sedate Adam Lightweight though in a Hannover Messe some years back I was standing on a table and conducting an oompah band at 3 am. Then there were our legendary golf tours to St Dionys, not far out of Hannover... details of which are still classified. Nice to see you again as well as Robin. Great event, as usual and much better crowds than last year. Heaving at lunchtime. li
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    National Vintage Communications Fair

    See you there
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    Twitchers Thread

    Thanks for the comments guys. No real time for photography over the last year as Mrs P has had ongoing health issues but we enjoyed another holiday in The Kruger, although it could have ended in differently after the car got stuck in the middle of nowhere with no mobile signal. I had to walk 2 kms through The Kruger on my own to get help.....not something I ever want to repeat, especially as we saw a big male Lion just after being rescued! Yes the Pied Kingfisher was one of three, along with a pair of Malachites and a pair of Woodlland Kingfishers that were all performing at the lake hide.
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    Twitchers Thread

    You'd be surprised what we get in the garden! 2 Parakeets on the bird table last Sunday.
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    Twitchers Thread

    Malachite kingfisher
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    Twitchers Thread

    African Fish Eagle
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    Twitchers Thread

    Eagle supper near Skukuza
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    Twitchers Thread

    Breakfast at Lake Panic
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    Canon EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless

    Just spent 2 weeks in the Kruger Park in South Africa with one. Bought it the day before flying out which wasn't the most sensible idea, especially after seeing the 600 plus page manual! Initial impressions were good, although frame rate with AF tracking wasn't great. Touch screen brilliant, battery life way better than expected and focus peaking in manual is faultless. IQ superb. DPAF unbeatable in video use. More use needed to get to know it's many features but I only bought it as an experiment and it will be gone soon. However, it failed with 3 days safari left. That is the first Canon body that has let me down, ever. Research this week suggests that I was extremely unlucky. Sods law, worked fine when I returned to UK but dealer changed it anyway. I will revisit mirrorless when the high end one is finally launched.
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    Digital cables

    Last call. away on Friday for over 2 weeks. Free shipping if you are quick.
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    Digital cables

    Hi There isn't a website specifically for the cables as far as I know. Below is a photo of the rear of the box. Path Premier stopped trading years ago but I assume the cable manufacturer is the same as Kontak cleaner. by
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    Digital cables

    Kontak Link Series high quality digital cables, new and unused. All with WBT connectors. Tatty outer boxes. 2 x boxes of Link 507...0.5 metre digital RCA-RCA. "75 Ohm wide bandwidth coax, silver clad OFC conductor, double screened with silver clad and OFC copper braid, locking WBT plugs" List price was £139.95....want £39 each 2 x boxes of Link 505...0.5 metre digital RCA-RCA. "75 Ohm, wide bandwidth coax cable. OFC copper conductor, double screened with dual layer OFC copper braid. WBT plugs" List price was £89.95... want £19 each Shipping by CollectPlus Economy £3.99 or collect from near Windsor, Berks.
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    Golf in the S.E.

    Couple of years too late for me. I used to be seriously into the game. Club captain, President of the Radio Industry Golf Society, played in European Tour pro-ams and so on. Lowest round 71. Still my last rounds were fun. Hans Merensky, Sun City and Leopard Creek in South Africa, Merensky borders Kruger Park and you often have to wait for giraffes to get off the tee, Hippos and crocs in the water hazards and Warthogs, Impala and Baboons on the fairways!
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    bird photography help required

    Certainly worth a try with the Oly set up if the light is good, but, being realistic, you are unlikely to get any decent publishable images with any combination unless you can get nearer. Even with big crops in LR. We are in Ballater regularly and have often seen Golden Eagles soaring above Glen Muick and Findhorn Valley. Even with a 150-600 and 1.4x tele convertor on a Canon 1DX (FF) or 7DII (crop body). they were just too far away. I can crop hard in post and get an image but nothing I could consider publishing. You just have to get nearer which is not that easy! There is an estate just outside Ballater which offers Eagle photography experiences but it's horrendously expensive and didn;t happen at all in 2018 as the eggs didn't hatch. Just a thought.There is a new Nikon P1000 bridge camera with a monumental zoom (125x) which might be worth a try. IQ looks almost decent from what I have seen but you will need good light which might be a problem. It's £999 and not available just yet but worth considering. Check out reviews on Youtube.
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    Canon EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless

    This EOS-R weighs less than your K-5. 660 gram against 750 gram (both with batteries) Size is pretty close too.135 x 98 x 84 for Canon, 131 x 97 x 73 for K-5. The main difference is in the depth of grip. I rate the Canon colours far more natural than alternatives but each to their own of course.