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by AndyG
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home

Final call...

No way will I dump these in the green bin (and anyway there's a strike on here for "an indefinite period" so I can't even recycle them now!). They'd be wasted on our dentist's waiting room, although I suppose I could ask in a couple of Yahoo groups I lurk in :-)

Andy
by AndyG
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello From Leeds
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Re: Hello From Leeds

Not entirely blended scotch (although I know what you mean!) - the distillery is close to the town centre and the Oban 14yo is my favourite malt...

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyG
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H

Hmm... interesting. My NP-FM500H has all the Sony labels and packaging down to the hologram label on the packaging and the multi-lingual instruction sheet, however it was bought from an eBay store in Hong Kong so could be a copy - albeit a very good one!

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyG
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello From Leeds
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Re: Hello From Leeds

Well here's an old scan (Agfa 50RS on a Scan Dual) of sunset over Oban bay. I set the aspect ratio for a dual-monitor setup at work, but it was done before I discovered Neat Image so it's still a bit grainy. Taken on an XD7, probably with my favourite Vivitar Series1 28mm f/1.9. sunset001 800x300.jp...
by AndyG
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello From Leeds
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Re: Hello From Leeds

and a slightly delayed 'hello' (or should it be "ey up") to a fellow Leodensian. I don't think I've got many shots of the Scottish west coast in digital format, but many rolls of Velvia & Agfa 50RS shot between Oban and Fort William over the past 40+ years (I got my first camera at a v...
by AndyG
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H

Strange indeed!

One of the guys in the office has an A100 - I'll get him to check his f/w version with a view to conducting an experiment...

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyG
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H

So I got a good deal on a NP-FM500H rather than another NP-FM55H as they're supposed to be compatible with the A100. Trouble is, no-one told my A100 which complains that the 500 is an incompatible battery :( I have f/w v1.04 - is this still current? (thought occurred that the A100 might need an upgr...
by AndyG
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Film SLR systems
Topic: Camera Companies no longer
Replies: 13
Views: 5148

Re: Camera Companies no longer

Ah Halina... my 2nd camera was a Halina Simplette EE (126 cartridge film) bought for me from Dixons when I was 11 (my Grandad thought an Agfa 35mm rangefinder would be too complicated...). Lasted me 6 years until a friend got a Zenith E SLR after which I got the bug seriously and bought a Pentax SP5...
by AndyG
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Film SLR systems
Topic: Camera Companies no longer
Replies: 13
Views: 5148

Re: Camera Companies no longer

also dead and gone:
Topcon (nearly bough one once...)
Zenith

... and probably more.

Andy
by AndyG
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home

If I'm slow getting back to anyone during the Easter school holidays, please accept my apologies - it'll be a busy time. Normal service resuming on April 19th.

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyG
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home

OK - so that's one down, 11 to go. Staples didn't have any large enough card-backed envelopes (!) so I ended up with some slightly larger bubble-bags and will use DIY stiffening. Unfortunately this pushes the size into Royal Mail "Packet" sizing so I'll have to charge all subsequent shipme...
by AndyG
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Minolta Mirror - various editions free to a good home

So the time has come for an office clearout - the small bedroom I use for just about everything I'm not allowed anywhere else in the house is getting more cluttered than even I can regard as reasonable, so many things have to go. Amongst them is my collection of the excellent Minolta Mirror magazine...
by AndyG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: A100/A700 flash shoe connection problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2406

Re: A100/A700 flash shoe connection problem?

I recently had an intermittent connection problem with a 4000AF fitted to an FS1100 on my A100 (using the flash on low power to trigger a pair of flash heads). At the time I wasn't sure if it was the old 4000AF having problems or just dirty contacts. I don't remember any problems with my 2500D flash...
by AndyG
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H

I thought I'd got a genuine Sony (Japan) one from a UK eBay seller. It never lasted as long as the one that came with the camera and has just died (charger light flashing). I can find numerous 'un-named' equivalents for around £14, with a Hama branded at nearer £30 and this from a reliable supplier ...
by AndyG
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Battery recommendation - NP-FM55H

In view of the extortionate price of an official NP-FM55H as a spare for my A100, I've been looking round at equivalents and wondered if anyone had any recommendations. I'd rather stick with a known brand (e.g. Energizer) but am open to suggestions.

Cheers,
Andy

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