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by AndyG
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello From Leeds
Replies: 13
Views: 2786

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: 3221

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: 2786

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: 2786

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: 3221

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: 3221

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: 6387

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: 6387

Re: Camera Companies no longer

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

... and probably more.

Andy
by AndyG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: A100/A700 flash shoe connection problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 2977

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: 3221

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: 3221

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
by AndyG
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: A100 noise issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

I'll second the recommendation for Neat Image. I recently batch cleaned a set of stage shots of a musical revue my wife produced and the results were good. They now have a set of free profiles for othe A100. The shots themselves were boring - I had to use the A100 tripod mounted with preset manual f...
by AndyG
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello from Selby, near LEEDS!!......LOL
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

Selby probably is nearer York - and is actually in North Yorkshire despite being south of most of West Yorkshire... Back to the pub recollections, there are a couple of pubs in that general area - the New Roscoe and the Eagle. If it had decent Taylor's then it'd be the Eagle. Both either do or have ...
by AndyG
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

With my Electronic Engineer's hat on, the fault seems to relate to the own-brand cards - all 3 showed at least one of the three issues whereas the Sandisk has been fine. This would tend to eliminate the camera as a factor however having worn the hat for many years, I'll keep a watch for any odd beha...
by AndyG
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Interestingly enough, speed wasn't a problem - although it might have been at Elvington in August for the airshow but by then I had the Sandisk. What I was getting was one of: - a grey or multicoloured band at the bottom of some images but only on the camera LCD and running to the bottom of the LCD ...

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