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Marcus Rowland

Marcus Rowland

Member Since 19 Feb 2017
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2022 05:09 PM
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In Topic: Courtenoy M44 Flash Meter Manual?

19 July 2022 - 05:05 PM

Sounds like I is for incident and the arrow for reflected. Many thanks, I'm probably going to sell it on and that ought to be enough info for someone to get started with it. If they want to pay £9.99 for the manual they can, I'm certainly not going to!


In Topic: Courtenoy M44 Flash Meter Manual?

16 July 2022 - 12:08 PM

Butkus only has the manual for models 1, 2 and 3, not the 44, unfortunately. 

 

I am sorry that I can't help, but I gave both my 44 and the manual away when I closed my studio some years ago.

 

Butkus was the first place I tried, unfortunately the models he has are different enough that they aren't very helpful. Can you help with a couple of questions from memory?

 

The power switch has three positions - the top seems to be off. The second and third are marked with an I and a flash symbol, but it seems to work the same with either - what's the difference?

 

Is the socket at the bottom for an external power supply, or for an external trigger of some sort?

 

Thanks!


In Topic: Another Flypast - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

30 June 2022 - 03:02 PM

I see the WW2 commemorative flight more often than the other aircraft in this flypast because they usually do a flypast on the Queen's birthday and need to get the slower aircraft out of the way fast after they've flown over Buckingham Palace - they curve off north on a route that goes more or less over my house, which is 4km WNW of the palace, so if I remember it's going to happen I try to get out onto the roof and take some pictures. Unfortunately the other aircraft fly much further south from my point of view, and they're rarely visible because the view is blocked other buildings, trees, etc.

 

This is one I took with my old D90 in 2018 which I'm pretty sure was from the roof - not 100% sure because I somehow managed not to include any buildings or trees that would confirm the location, which isn't easy given they're only visible for about 20-30 seconds.

 

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Full size here

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In Topic: Canalway Cavalcade - London 30th April-2nd May

04 May 2022 - 06:56 PM

Due to transport problems I ended up in the area unexpectedly and without my camera on Saturday and had a quick wander around - it was very much the mixture as before, with nothing really surprising. I meant to go back on Monday, but the weather was lousy so I ended up giving it a miss. A bit anticlimactic, but there were enough people there to make me think that it will be continuing into the future, so hopefully I'll get things right next year.

As it turned out, I ended up in the area without my camera on Saturday and had a quick wander around - it was very much the mixture as before, with nothing really surprising. I meant to go back on Monday, but the weather was lousy so I ended up giving it a miss. A bit anticlimactic, but there were enough people there to make me think that it will be continuing into the future, so hopefully I'll get things right next year.

In Topic: Best Bags, My opinion.

31 December 2021 - 01:44 PM

I very rarely use a dedicated camera bag - since I usually go out locally with only one lens to take test shots, and live in an area that has quite a few thieves who target tourists etc., my usual alternative is a book bag with a bit of padding, makes it easier to hide the fact I'm carrying a camera when I'm not using it.

 

I do own a Lowepro shoulder bag that came with my D50 in the nineties, I doubt I've used it more than two or three times. It's OK, I suppose.

 

As part of my used camera buying and selling I often end up with camera bags that someone has used as packaging - selling them is a pain so I recently gave six to Cancer Research UK to sell in their shops, I've done that a couple of times before. The ones that are damaged or smell of fungus go straight in the bin, of course.