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Marcus Rowland

Marcus Rowland

Member Since 19 Feb 2017
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2022 05:09 PM

Courtenoy M44 Flash Meter Manual?

15 July 2022 - 12:52 PM

Anyone got instructions for a Courtenoy M44 flash meter? I picked one up that seems to work and the only site that has the instructions on line wants a lot of money for the download.

Another Flypast - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

11 June 2022 - 06:26 PM

Apologies, I forgot to post advance warning of this one - it was on June 2nd. Not as big as the RAF anniversary a while ago, but included aircraft from the other services. Pictures were again taken from from the South side of the Thames near Waterloo Station, unfortunately not as good a vantage point as last time.










More here (link to flickr) - https://tinyurl.com/t25bvseu

Canalway Cavalcade - London 30th April-2nd May

29 April 2022 - 05:50 PM

If anyone likes canal boats the annual "Canalway Cavalcade" event is on at and around Little Venice (near Paddington Station. London) this weekend and on Bank Holiday Monday. Basically, it's a fund-raising event for the canal charities and features canal boats, food and drink stalls, often junk and book stalls etc. I don't think they held it the last two years due to covid, it'll be nice to see it resume.

Some pictures I took there in 2018 while testing a Canon 80-200 lens:


If you're coming to Paddington by train the easy way is to follow the signs to the Hammersmith and City line platforms, there's an exit onto the canal-side opposite the gates to these platforms.

Alternative cables for GPS?

08 October 2021 - 06:19 PM

I picked up a Columbus nGPS receiver on eBay a few days ago. So far as I can tell it's very similar to the official Nikon version, and seems to work well. The only problem I've noticed is presumably a problem with the Nikon version too - I'm using it on a D7000 where it plugs into a socket on the left side of the camera, which is covered by a little rubber door (there's an alternative cable for cameras that have the round multi-pin socket on the front). The plug that goes into the camera is about 1.5cm long, and the cable itself is fairly thick and inflexible. This means that when the GPS is fitted I have the socket cover and the cable sticking out quite a bit. It feels a bit odd and obstructive at the moment, but I suppose I'll get used to it once I've used it more. I'm just a little worried that it'll catch on things or break the socket on the camera if I catch it on something.


What I was wondering is if anyone makes a more flexible version of this cable - ideally one that sticks out a lot less and is a bit more flexible so that there's less chance of damaging things. The socket on the GPS is a standard USB Mini-B type, not entirely sure what the socket on the camera is - I think it's non-standard.


I've attached some small photos to make the situation a little clearer.


Any ideas?



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