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Marcus Rowland

Marcus Rowland

Member Since 19 Feb 2017
Offline Last Active Jun 28 2020 02:29 PM

In Topic: ViewNX-1

29 May 2020 - 03:45 PM

I haven't tried this site but it looks to be what you want - let us know how it goes, I may want to try this myself at some point.



In Topic: 250 € Cup of Tea

27 May 2020 - 11:28 AM

My most expensive cup of coffee cost me about £150 - I spilled it over the keyboard of my Macbook Pro and most of the keys stopped working. That is not really a repair job for a non-professional, you basically have to take it to pieces since you go in from the bottom. so I ended up paying for a pro service to do it.


My previous iBook G4 had a user-replaceable keyboard, cost about a tenner when they were still available, and I swapped it a couple of times, but it got pretty much unsustainable once Apple dropped support for their older processors - by the time I switched it was about three years since the last security update.

In Topic: 1.4x Teleconverter Recommendations?

25 May 2020 - 05:14 PM

The Kenko is one of the few that gives acceptable photos and doesn’t have a protruding front element.


Thanks - that's very useful, I would have real trouble with a protruding lens element on the Nikon 50/1.4, I think


When it comes to teleconverters stick with your lens maker. That takes care of any compatibility problems.

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I'm currently using Nikon, Tamron and Vivitar lenses which could make that a bit tricky (also a Samyang 8mm but I wouldn't want to use that with a converter for obvious reasons)

In Topic: Nikon Z6 with Helios 44-2

25 May 2020 - 02:03 AM

Nice! The Helios can be a lovely lens - some test pictures I took with one on a Canon body here:



In Topic: 18-55 flange repair

03 April 2020 - 02:28 PM

Well, received it today and it was a bit tricky but nothing insurmountable. The main problem was that the cheap replacement ring I got didn't incorporate the stopdown mechanism (the one you get from Nikon has it), you have to transfer it from the old flange. Which shouldn't be difficult except that you have to detach and re-attach a small spring onto two teensy pegs and it's an utter sod - I must have tried about ten times before I got it right. Everything else is relatively simple provided that you keep control of things like screws, the position of the shim rings, etc. and it worked well once I got it right. Not bad for £2.49