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    Whither Solux?

    I have been looking for Solux bulbs having just run out. They seem to be unavailable except in small numbers and/or exorbitant prices. Is this a Covid thing, or has something else happened, or is there a substitute?
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    FS: Arca Swiss Cube C1

    I am selling my Cube as it is just gathering dust. It is in good condition with the normal signs of wear from mounting brackets. It has been lightly used. I am asking $1200 plus your choice of postage.Please contact me with any questions.
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    Arca Swiss Cube

    I am thinking of selling my Cube but finding any for sale is nigh on impossible. This leaves me unsure as to what is a reasonable price. Any ideas?
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    Requirements for glass splashback

    I have been asked by a friend to use an image for a splashback. This is strange territory for me. I have no clue about what resolution is required or how to prepare an image. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this.
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    Best practice for large stitched pano

    I have been asked to create an image around 8’ long to print on glass. In digging around most of what I remember from years back had disappeared. I am not sure where to start as I don’t normally print large or stitch. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. I would expect that I would use a...
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    Variable ND on M43

    I am currently travelling with an EM 1 2 and th 12-100. It is a terrific combo for travelling. There have been a couple of times when an ND would have been helpful. I have used ND filters for many years but want light gear while travelling. I am aware of variable screw on NDs and wonder how they...
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    Is a gimbal head overkill?

    I have been experimenting with my EM1 2 and the 300 for bird photography. So far, it's either handheld or ballhead mounted but I'm wondering if a gimbal head may be a good idea. Many years ago I had a Canon 500 which I used on a Wimberly Sidekick. It was a great combo but that was film ... It...
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    Viewfinder virtual horizon on D850

    I went out with my new D850 yesterday. It's been so long since I played with the D800 that I have forgotten what I had set up and what was default. I quickly found that the Fn1 button does not give the virtual horizon that I expected. So far I have only been able to find an equivalent as part of...
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    Art repro with a D800 and C1

    I have to copy a number of painting for an artist friend. I have done this before, and it is often a wrestle. It has dawned on me that I can probably use a different curve in C1 to get a better starting point. Do any of the supplied curves work better than the default or do I need to build my own?
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    Macro lens for D850 focus stacking

    I am planning on buying a D850 and feel that the focus stacking is a great new feature. I already have it on my Olympus and like it a lot. My only problem is that I don't have an AF macro lens. Is there a stand out lens for the job? My current lens collection is all Zeiss and Leica R.
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    FS: Olympus EM1

    I have a low mileage (<4500) EM1 for sale. It comes with an RRS L bracket. It has been lightly used as it is a second camera used for travel. Asking price is $500 plus your choice of freight. I have bought an EM1 ii, hence the sale.
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    GFX raw converters

    I may have missed it but I haven't seen a lot about image conversion for GFX files. As a C1 user, and non-LR user, I don't want to go the Adobe route. So what are my choices and how do the files perform?
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    FS: Leica R Elmarit 19mm V2 - $2700

    This lens has a Leitax Nikon mount. It was converted professionally by a Leica trained camera tech in Australia which included the shaving required to clear the mirror on my D800E. I also have the original Leica mount, so you can have it as well, and you can put it back to full Leica...
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    A6000 exposure compensation

    I just came by an A6000. While playing around with it, I have worked out how to get it to display a histogram. All good so far, but when I try to do a little exposure compensation, the histogram disappears. When I leave exposure compensation, back comes the histogram. I must be doing something...
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    Adapter for Nikon lenses on A7RII

    I have a mix of adapted Leica R and Zeiss lenses for my D800. I'm wondering if there is a half way decent adapter that will give me EXIF and aperture control on the E mount. Funny as it may sound, I don't want to lose the auto aperture and EXIF data of the Zeiss lenses. I know that I can change...
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    Kinotehnik

    I just took the plunge on a Sigma DP2M. I want to get a Kinotehnik viewer for it. My assumption is that I need the LCDVF 32. Can someone please confirm that as the right model?
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    Novoflex adapter with Nikon lenses on A7RII

    Given all the excitement about the A7RII, I'm wondering how my Leica R and Zeiss glass would work on it with a Novoflex adapter. I have an excellent collection and would love to keep it all if possible. Am I missing something?
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    Lenses for the 645Z

    Some time back I went through the stress of abandoning my H4D and choosing something else. In the end, I got a D800 and mix of adapted Leica R and Zeiss lenses. It's good, as you would expect but I still hanker after MF. With the arrival of the 645Z, I was wondering how the lenses are holding...
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    Long exposure on the 646Z

    Looking at the specs says Bulb is available. I'm interested in how the 645Z performs in multi-minute exposures.
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    Epson chips for 3880 carts

    I'm trying to get a set of Epson 3880 cartridge chips to use with a piezography setup. Short of cannibalising my existing carts which are still quite full, I haven't found a supplier. Does anyone know where I might get a set?
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