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In Topic: Your Best Photo, Week Ending 4 August 2019

01 August 2019 - 11:06 AM

An early morning vistor... experimented on with DxO FilmPak (Ilford HPS 800 with sepia/selenium)


In Topic: Electronics + High Heat = ?

28 July 2019 - 02:56 PM

I'd listen to Peter here. If I had a choice of cooking my gear at 140°F for an hour or two versus having a State or Federal employee mop it down with Clorox wipes, I'd go for the former.

Electronics are good to 190°F+, and LiIon batteries can actually be used up to 140, and stored at 158+.

Have no experience with oil/grease in lenses so caveat emptor in this regard.

In Topic: Light Meter

25 July 2019 - 06:18 AM

Can I ask does anyone use a light meter with there equipment. Would one of these give a more accurate figure than the camera?


No... and no. Meters were built for film. Digital has ISO variances from camera to camera (despite what the specs say). Couple that with Fstop/Tstop variances in glass and you'll discover that only the camera can get it right as it is the only scenario where the actual ISO and amount of light falling on the sensor are known.


Good light meter = Big waste of money. 

In Topic: Leaving the VR of lens on as well as the Inside VR on. What consequences?

20 July 2019 - 04:06 PM

You should never use two shake reduction systems simultanious. They will fight each other.

While I can't speak for Nikon, in m43 this is simply not true. Lumix cameras offer a dual IS mode that is at least one stop better when using lens OS with IBIS. The lens deals with XY axes, while the IBIS deals with the other 3. Olympus has a similar situation with some of their lenses.

In Topic: d3400

13 July 2019 - 08:18 AM

The stupidity and strangeness that is Nikon, at least for the entry-level models. It is a good thing for the future that Snapbridge seems to be a parenthesis in Nikon history.

Unfortunately, it isn't just SnapBridge. I remember buying what I think was Nikon's first WiFi enabled camera, a nifty little shirt pocketable P&S. On OS X it required an app that used a proprietary kernel extension to communicate with the camera. 6 months later when the next version of OS X shipped (and changed the kext architecture) their app was dead in the water, and they never bothered to address the issue.

A proprietary kext to connect over 802.11g. Wow!