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  1. PFrank

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    It is certainly doable. Check out the forums at http://www.mu-43.com. There are a couple of threads dedicated to aircraft/air shows. However, be aware that not all photos are taken with m43 gear and some do not identify the gear used in the text and the exif data is stripped..
  2. All of my bargain acquisitions are film-based and most have been free. A few months ago I got a Canon AE-1 with 50mm f1.8 lens (free) A few years ago I got a Nikon F2 with a Photomic finder and 24mm lens ($150) Shortly after I got the Nikon, I got a Nikkor 50mm f1.4, a 55mm Micro-Nikkor, a 135mm Nikkor, a Nikkor 80-200mm and a motor drive for the F2 (all free) At the same time as the above, I got a Bronica S2a with the Nikkor 75mm and 200mm lenses (free) At the same time as the above, I got a Rollei medium format projector (free) Several years ago I bought a Rolleiflex 2.8C from an elderly friend for $150. This was her first good camera and she used it through the 1950s and into the 60s, when she bought her first Hasselblad. The items in 2, 3, 4 and 5 were from a lab that was getting rid of all the old film camera and darkroom gear. I was one of several people who helped "clear out" the old gear. Anything not sold or taken ended up in the dumpster.
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    I'll Never Scan A Negative Again. Ever.

    I came across an article a few days ago describing a similar technique (see here). He recommends using an Artograph Lightpad which he claims has a daylight colour balance. He describes techniques for colour negatives, colour reversal and b&w films and his images look pretty good to my eyes. Note that the Artograph Lightpads a more expensive; the 6x9 version is about $130 locally. Peter
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    Adobe's Ridiculous New Names For Lightroom

    There are alternatives available for PDF files too. There are several free or low-cost PDF readers available (e.g., Foxit) and many office suites (e.g., LibreOffice) can create PDF documents.
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    Show Off Your Retro Gear Thread

    My first medium format camera, in the early-mid 1970s, was a Bronica S2a. I sold it after a couple of years but have since had a couple of others, and including several lenses and the bellows (with swings and tilts). I adapted a view camera lens to work with the bellows. A great system, and I still have a S2a with the 75mm and 200mm Nikkors. In the early '90s I got into the SQ series and used various bodies and lenses for almost 15 years. I only had problems once, with a SQAm that refused to advance the film, and that was corrected quickly with a trip to the service centre.
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    Migration Completed

    It seems to load faster for me. Well done.
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    left CC for Affinity Photo

    Affinity Photo will do panoramas, at least the Windows version will. Look under the File menu and you should see "New Panorama...". It also does HDR and focus stacking (it calls it Focus Merge). One of the things that I like is that it will do these techniques with RAW files (Olympus .orf in my case) while most other apps require tifs or jpgs. Peter
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    The 5 Year Mirrorless Affair

    The PL 100-400 is a m43 lens so it mounts on any m43 body without an adapter. On my EM1.2 body AF is as fast and as accurate as any other lens that I have, including a couple of Olympus Pro lenses.
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    My "Miscellaneous, other" category

    Hi Ann, In fact, they overwinter as adults. In 'The Butterflies of Canada' the authors state that there are two broods per season, with the second emerging in August, flying until late October, overwintering and then flying again in early spring, until May. In the Ottawa area, where I am (and a bit north of you in NY state), they have been seen from late March to early November. Peter
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    My "Miscellaneous, other" category

    The caterpillars in the first photo look like Mourning Cloaks (see here and here). Peter
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    A video for all those who chase Bald Eagle shots

    Ann, The video was shot in Dutch Harbor, Amaknak Island, Alaska. Amaknak Island is part of the Aleutian chain.
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    Server Upgrade

    Access is good for me this morning. It seems to be even faster than when I last responded, on Saturday.
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    Server Upgrade

    The site is loading fine for me, and a bit faster than it used to, although still slower than most other sites. Using Windows 10 and the latest version of Firefox and with automatic Windows updates, I have not seen the problems that Alan described.
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    Server Upgrade

    It is faster here too. For the first time, I saw a 500 error when going back from page 2 to page 1 of a forum post. Reloading the page quickly solved the problem.
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    500 Internal Server Errors?

    I am able to access the site but access is slow, as is loading the various forum topics and individual posts. It has been slow for many weeks (months?).
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