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11-28-2020, 07:29 PM - 1 Like   #21196
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Oh dear .. yes ... another bag......... you know the ' best ' bag is the one you don't own yet .... sigh!

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QuoteOriginally posted by dbs Quote
Oh dear .. yes ... another bag......... you know the ' best ' bag is the one you don't own yet .... sigh!
The "best" is about 6X8 inches, holds all my equipment and when filled, feels like it contains nothing but Styrofoam. Still looking.
11-29-2020, 06:09 PM   #21198
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Just bought a speculative job lot - three zooms, two of them for Minolta MD and the third for NEX but in two pieces, someone has unscrewed or otherwise messed about with the front element. I was the only bidder and got it for £14 including postage. I really doubt that I'll end up with a working NEX lens but at that price it has to be worth a shot.

Should see it towards the end of next week.
11-30-2020, 05:01 AM   #21199
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seeking new lens, maybe a camera....


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11-30-2020, 05:09 AM - 1 Like   #21200
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
almost immediately after lowering prices on my Marketplace ads, the Sigma 10-20mm zoom sold....

out it goes!
I think you've gotten the wrong thread.....

I can understand with so many lens comings and goings you would occasionally get confused
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I think you've gotten the wrong thread.....

I can understand with so many lens comings and goings you would occasionally get confused



wow - not nearly enough coffee yet.....
11-30-2020, 05:24 AM - 1 Like   #21202
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edit

seeking new lens, maybe a camera....
Stop the presses

prepare a Special Edition.

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11-30-2020, 06:28 AM   #21203
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I guess! Check out the pores on that ant!
With snow on the ground, ants will be hard to come by sadly.

11-30-2020, 09:14 AM - 1 Like   #21204
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With snow on the ground, ants will be hard to come by sadly.
Around here, they just come in the house.


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Next chapter in my tripod renewal project. After I got my bigger CF Benro tripod setup all dialed I decided to work on the leaner side of things, or maybe the mid range.
I wanted a new head for my old Manfrotto 190CX3Pro tripod. I spent a lot on my big Benro stuff so I wanted to try and not spend as much on this. But I do like the oversized ball and low profile style. After getting and returning a Neewer 44mm ball head that would not clamp tight enough I tried again.
The next one, a Innorel N52 ball head seems much nicer. Not quite as good as the Benro but at 1/3 of the cost it seems pretty good. Definitely better than the Neewer with its oversized knob. Maybe a little stiff in cold weather but I'm hoping it will break in. Time will tell but I'm hopeful.
This will be my mid weight setup. Something I can hike with but still not a "travel" setup which I find a bit on the fiddly side.

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11-30-2020, 04:25 PM   #21206
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Finally got Capture One 20 for the August 25, 2020 deal ($175). I was so frustrated that I missed it, I even emailed Phase One about it (they replied respectfully, but no deal ).

Since August I've been using Luminar 4 (bought the copy as it was rather affordable). While the results there are great (I know a few of you using it with amazing results), for me the program behaves very slow. Also, I don't feel as much in control overall as with LR or when I used the free trial of CO20.

So, today was a good day.

PS - B&H also threw in a $25 gift card... I'll get that in a week via mail, will likely seek to get rid of it at a discount price (but I won't have it until a week from today...)
11-30-2020, 10:40 PM - 2 Likes   #21207
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I've found my latest acquisition at a vintage store for 4.99$. It didn't look good but one can't go wrong for this kind of price.
I opened it, cleaned all the inside, reglued the window which had come loose & revamped the case which was in a sorry state. Voila.



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11-30-2020, 10:47 PM   #21208
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QuoteOriginally posted by Helios 1984 Quote
My latest acquisition was found at a thrift store for 4.99$. I opened it, cleaned the inside, reglued the window & revamped the case.

Great find and fix up. Looks great and what a deal on a top light meter like that one.
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I just bought a Sigma 300mm f2.8 for just under $600 from Japan. I don't have it yet, but I paid for it. Just waiting for it to ship. The seller said it has some dust inside and "small mold around the dust." I didn't see anything but small dust spots and paint chipping in some areas in the photos. This will be my first truly exotic lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Great find and fix up. Looks great and what a deal on a top light meter like that one.
Thanks :-)
Here's the best part, it gives me good readings even tho it's loaded with alkaline PX625. I believe the previous owner had it serviced to run on 1.5v batteries.

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