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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Grid screen arrived yesterday and was installed today. My horizons are already more level!
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    I hope you'll be very happy together . . . . but only sad bastards want level horizons

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Ha! I actually use mine mostly for 4x5 framing, and I make sure not to pay attention to it for horizons, so they remain un-level as ever.

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    Ha! I actually use mine mostly for 4x5 framing, and I make sure not to pay attention to it for horizons, so they remain un-level as ever.
    phew . . it'd be impossible to consider you a sad bastard Douglas . . but if you were going to insist on level horizons then the problem would have been insurmoutable.

    erm. . . I really must stop posting and go to bed, the second bottle of Pouilly Fume could prove to have been a mistake (hic)

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Bill
    I hope you'll be very happy together . . . . but only sad bastards want level horizons
    That's it! I'm installing mine tomorrow ... it's been sitting on my desk for weeks. Ever since my right knee went bone-to-bone ... I can't seem to get the horizon straight ... it'll also help when I start stooping over like Quasimoto with a camera

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    There are quite a few people think I'm a sad bastard already (Mum disagrees...) but I do like horizons either level or clearly deliberately tilted - like you after the second bottle of PF, I expect...

    Prefer good California Chardonnays myself - though my Aussie friends make some wicked ones too, and there's a few good ones coming out of Chile these days and...oh heck, I just like wine!

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Prefer good California Chardonnays myself - though my Aussie friends make some wicked ones too, and there's a few good ones coming out of Chile these days and...oh heck, I just like wine!
    Well, here's one Aussie who'd willingly trade a dozen bottles of Chardonnay for a single bottle of Pouilly-Fumé.

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    I'm quite fond of some of the good New Zealand chardonnay's but the Poilly-Fume and Poilly-Fousse win every time for me too. Why else is it that I can't afford the Zeiss 135!! Oh, darn it, hic, there goes another sloping horizon!
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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    and there's a few good ones coming out of Chile these days
    Then imagine the ones they keep to themselves.
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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    erm.
    back to sobriety, I think we need to get our grape varieties right here
    Pouilly-Fumé. is from the Loire, and is made with Sauvignon grapes

    Pouilly Fuissé is made from Chardonnay grapes in the Burgundy region.

    Quite a different thing, although, both are delicious.

    When I can't get such delicacies on the cheap from waitrose I'm rather partial to New Zealand sauvignon, and Chilean come to that! If I could afford it I'd prefer to get my Chardonnay's from Burgundy ever time (but I can't).


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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    erm.
    If I could afford it I'd prefer to get my Chardonnay's from Burgundy ever time (but I can't).


    Amen to that. Although I've found the Saint Aubains to offer quite good value (for a Burgundy, that is).

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Nothing beats a fast Chardonnay with good bokeh

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Nothing beats a fast Chardonnay with good bokeh


    A steely Oberkochen Riesling 50 Jahre ain't bad either. It's all in the glass.

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Hvaring View Post
    Amen to that. Although I've found the Saint Aubains to offer quite good value (for a Burgundy, that is).
    Hi Arne
    Where from (mind you, there's good value and good price!)

    as for the steely Reisling, it sounds lovely, but beyond my ken (ken is my accountant )

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    If I could afford it I'd prefer to get my Chardonnay's from Burgundy ever time
    Ok Jono, we will agree on White Burgundy then!

    I have some very good French friends coming to stay in a few weeks, I am sure that they will bring something from the Loire. Enjoyed a lovely week on a "chateau crawl" along the Loire with them many years ago now. I couldn't believe it, one vineyard owner was washing our glasses out with good quality wine before pouring the next for us! Happy days.
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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    Ok Jono, we will agree on White Burgundy then!

    I have some very good French friends coming to stay in a few weeks, I am sure that they will bring something from the Loire. Enjoyed a lovely week on a "chateau crawl" along the Loire with them many years ago now. I couldn't believe it, one vineyard owner was washing our glasses out with good quality wine before pouring the next for us! Happy days.
    Ah well, I was talking Chardonnay . . I would always prefer a nice sauvignon . . whether it comes from the Loire or from New Zealand.

    Come to think of it, forget all this pooey crap - just give me a good Sancerre

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Arne
    Where from (mind you, there's good value and good price!)
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    Hi Jono, try Saint-Aubain from Hubert Lamy, Lequin-Colin or Louis Jadot. They are all top flight. Last year in Beaune we bought a case of S-A from Louis Jadot for Euro 12,50 a bottle. Quite remarkable price/performance given the quality of the wine. My only regret is that we didn't buy more..

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    Re: Are we getting all we can out of the A900?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Ah well, I was talking Chardonnay . . I would always prefer a nice sauvignon . . whether it comes from the Loire or from New Zealand.

    Come to think of it, forget all this pooey crap - just give me a good Sancerre
    Yes, Sauvignon Blanc is indeed lovely, and while Sancerre is very good (Henri Borgeouis comes to mind) to get the very best, and in spite of delusions of grandeur and inflated prices, one still IMO has to look to Bordeaux. Perhaps the financial crisis will take the prices of these wines down to earth so they can be enjoyed by true wine lovers.

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