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by Grahame
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Mineral, beetle, butterfly and seashell websites/forums
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

How about https://www.inaturalist.org/ A nice source to post flora fauna observations and get id from specialists for your pics. You can create "projects" No reason you could not create one for you and your son. Search from the projects tab there may be something set up for your area. It's a useful ...
by Grahame
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: CombineZP is available again
Replies: 19
Views: 5070

Johan,
You have 10 GB rather than 10 MB on your site for the file size :)
by Grahame
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: 1:2 photo - Nikkor 300mm+17E TC versus Sigma 180mm lens
Replies: 53
Views: 8346

Hi folks,
This is from the OP

"For the Sigma lens with OS off - f/8 at 1/1000 second,
and
For the Nikkor/TC lenses with VR off- f/8 at 1/640 second. "

I was puzzled as to why when I first read it.
Is it enough to cause the difference ??
by Grahame
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Wide angle macro
Replies: 3
Views: 2160

Wide angle macro

Thought this might be of interest to some.
A different macro look at the world.
http://www.diyphotography.net/lightweig ... pth-field/
by Grahame
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Modify a Cheap Macro Rail?
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Is that a pin in the center of the narrow collar in the bottom pic.
If so it should tap out with a small punch or fine nail etc.
by Grahame
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Favourite things...
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Me, Crawling around in the mud and water, I have a passion for wetlands. And turning over a log that has become an old friend over the years. I've watched it decompose and seen the many forms of critters and cool fungi that its homed. That half second as you turn it and see what treasures it holds t...
by Grahame
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice for watch photography
Replies: 34
Views: 6522

Yep you can empty your wallet of beer vouchers pretty quick with high end filters. But if your spending good $$ on nice glass why would you put inferior filters in front of it. To sort of paraphrase Chris R, I'm sure there will be some good quality cheep Chinese filters out there. But how many indif...
by Grahame
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice for watch photography
Replies: 34
Views: 6522

A completely different way of looking at it
http://www.thephotoforum.com/threads/wa ... os.411090/

Other thoughts polarising filter
by Grahame
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice for watch photography
Replies: 34
Views: 6522

Do you have the tent closed on all 5 sides ? You only want a "hole" to put the front of the lens through with the camera body on the outside. Are all the lights the same wattage ? Keep then as far back as possible to let the light cover as much area as possible. Otherwise if you need to have them cl...
by Grahame
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: The same issue. (solved)
Replies: 39
Views: 12606

That's weird All Ex. USB 3 is backwards compatible and will (should) work with any USB 2 device. Same as a USB 3 device will work in any USB 2 port. The pins on the plug haven't changed place, just 5 new pins on the back of the plug to handle the extra data speed if they mate with a USB 3 input sock...
by Grahame
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice for watch photography
Replies: 34
Views: 6522

Perspex is far easier to work with than glass. Comes in a variety of thickness and opacity. Easy to cut with a hacksaw. Is heat bendable with no more tools than hot water and a hair drier. Is easy to join with either contact glue or super glue. If your wanting to make a cube shape have a look in you...
by Grahame
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Certificate Error
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Forget that I was going to recommend you changed your bookmark to https://
But when I looked again I see that is what you use.
by Grahame
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice for watch photography
Replies: 34
Views: 6522

austrokiwi1,
Amazing what you learn on this site.
That was a coin I hadn't heard of before.
For anyone interested here a bit about this unusual New Zealand coin.
http://www.australian-coins.com/coin-ne ... s-5c-mule/
by Grahame
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Leaking Duracell Batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 2527

I used to have a 6 D cell Maglight, used to.
We are a long way from alone.
https://www.complaintsboard.com/complai ... 98865.html
https://www.complaintsboard.com/complai ... 91176.html
by Grahame
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: "403 Forbidden" error when posting
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Hello ? :roll:

Edit
Hmmm just gave it a test, worked that time.
Weird I just changed one thing at a time till I got it to work.
The internet never surprises me when it breaks, it surprises me when it works :D
Have a good one Rik