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Don't forget ... midnight on Sunday 31st August is the deadline for your entries (a maximum of 4) in the latest monthly TIPF IN FOCUS challenge.


Good Luck  everyone ...;)

Entries close for this weeks Alphabet image at midnight Sunday 18th Aug ... Post a pic taken this week  ...  How  unusual a subject beginning with G can you come up with eh?.;)

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  2. That is very impressive John...... FUJI
  3. Yesterday
  4. I took these two shots from the same spot when testing the zoom of my Panasonic FZ2000, I wondered what that was in the centre of the first shot I soon had an answer when I zoomed in.
  5. A re-edit of the Tiger gob shot as after looking at it again it was a bit too dark.....
  6. Another exotic looking bird from Chester Zoo
  7. because i have a bad case of fatb....dosis im starting to have knee problems....ill get down there next time ....i went over to the lighthouse this time ...by the time i got back to the trail down to the beach my knees just werent up to that decent...i was ok at dunraven as it was a nice concrete road down to the rocks..... on a good day i can walk for miles ...on a bad day im in pain every step
  8. Gorgeous!!! That sums up these shots nicely...
  9. This is fun, I don't know why I haven't used this mode on my camera before, there's better to come I'm sure.
  10. Looks to be very effective. The Fuji X-T3 has the same facility but I haven't got around to trying it yet.
  11. Although I have had my Panasonic DMC-FZ2000 camera since December I have not got around to trying the built in photo stacking feature until this morning. This is my first go, the only editing has been to reduce the images for posting. I'm sure there's more to come when I get serious as I usually do some editing on all my shots. The camera took seven shots at differing focus points and then combined all the images, I have only shown the first and final resulting image.
  12. Dee ... Call in just whenever you can ... we all understand how busy life can be and you have enough on you plate at the moment ... apologies are certainly NOT necessary though I know sometimes it’s good just to chill out for five minutes with a coffee and catch up with our gossip ... So use this thread as a quick pop in when you have a couple of minutes even if it’s just to scream ... ARghhhh... Good luck with your hip assessment ... here’s to a replacement eh. ... xx
  13. Just a brief update - what a week!! Yesterday had to hire a car trailer and take one of our station wagons, (I think you call them estates), to Bendigo to have the gear box replaced because it died on us. Phone call today from the Real Estate agent - is it ok for him to come for a viewing on Saturday, may be more than one person interested, yes it is ok. Tomorrow David's chemo day and I have an appointment at a specialist Orthopaedic Clinic to assess my hip, that will be a fairly long day. Thursday we have to travel again to another town and provide information and identification docs. to the firm that will be doing our conveyancing, so had to go through heaps of stuff today to find our passports, wedding certificate etc. Friday will be 'get ready for Saturday' day, after we have been to Bendigo again, for David to get the bottle removed. Think I'm going to be a bit worn out to do too much on here, sorry, but I will do what I can, as and when I can.
  14. ’Flippin’ ‘eck Fooj ... .. I am quite speechless 🤭 It makes the seedhead image even more spectacular having seen the Heath Robinson glass you’ve concocted... Bloody well done Fooj ..... if you’ll excuse the vernacular !
  15. Jayne also has a 60D she uses that for everything other than wildlife and aviation but recently she has used the 7D with her 15=85mm lens
  16. Ok, here we go. I shot this pic with my iPhone just now.... Above the camera is a very similar vintage Russian lens to the one I removed the glass elements from, the black plastic is an m39 Adapter enabling attaching to my camera. Clearly shown is how I have used Araldite and then an industrial hot glue gun to butt-join the projector lens and the Helical focus mechanism from the old lens together....not a pretty sight but it works, that was the objective. Again you can see another M39 adapter in use, attaching the DIY lens to my LUMIX GX8 camera. Simples! 🤓 FUJI
  17. Hi, Polly, Thank you for you kind words ..... Like all projector lenses it consists of a simple, straight through metal tube, containing two or three glass element...( beautifully precise Leica glass in this instance), no diaphragm just 2.5 all the way through by 90mm......with no means of focusing. This, of course is useless for fitting on to any camera, so an adapter with a Helical focus ring needs to be made or purchased. There are Helical M42 to M42 adapters on eBay together with many other specs....but I didn’t want to waste my money getting the wrong one. Instead, I followed instructions on one of the many videos available on Youtube ......I sacrificed one of my tiny vintage lenses having the right diameter focus ring......after a I removed all of the glass elements I was left with just that.....the focus mechanism that made a butt joint with the projector lens. To check that it worked, I first taped the two together, end to end.....it did, so, as it was a butt joint....I carefully used a tiny amount of Araldite adhesive on the end meeting surfaces, then stood one on the other until it dried. After this I used my industrial glue gun to form build up crude, but tough cover for the join, extending each side ,of the butt joint. The old lens Helical focus ring works as it should, enabling my projector lens to focus precisely between two points ....minimum focus distance about 3 feet, .... no infinity but a reasonable range to get the results shown. To obtain infinity, a projector lens of a different spec is required....all I can do is to point you toward the many YouTube videos on the subject, and toward the many projector lenses available on eBay. Old projectors with lenses can be found in charity shops and at Boot Fairs. I will find then post a link to one of the best YouTube videos. My actual lens looks like a simple tube, butt jointed to the focusing bit of an old M42 film lens,,,,a £5 M42 to micro four thirds adapter enables connection to my camera.. Here is the link......FUJI
  18. A nice set of images, not surprised you couldn't get down to the beach on the second image, you'd need ropes and other climbing whatnot.....
  19. Agree about the light on#3 but the last pic is just awesome ... pov and perspective is so creative and dramatic ... I like it a lot Ryland ....
  20. Thanks Clicker, they do have some exotic birds at the zoo, a lot of them in the free-flying areas, I've got quite a few more including one that looks like a orange sparrow and some lilac breasted rollers....
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