Alan Gallery

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  1. Abuse of presentation licence...again

    Presentation use should be only available to businesses and recognised institutions. Possibly to students with ID. Only ever in sizes suitable for on-screen or half A4 print use. Covers are not presentation use.
  2. Odd Alamy Measures

    As of this morning GMT 8:39, still no update -- think about the hamsters.
  3. Tracing sold photo`s

    Try going to reverseimagesearch.org where you can search by a link to the image or upload a copy of the image using Google, Bing and Tineye. There is a plugin/add-on for Firefox called "Search by image" as well. Right click on the image you want to search for and select which search engine you want to use or you can access the upload feature from the task bar camera icon. it may be available for Chrome as well.
  4. DACS tweeted that everyone should have theirs by the middle of next week. Kerchingh!
  5. Marianne had a point about a MacBook and this is what I was addressing. Sorry if I disturbed the cosmic order.
  6. .MacBooks can be dismantled - see many fan fixes on YouTube - and seem to be more easily serviceable than your average laptop as far as accessing the fan/s.
  7. I have revived a few of my daughter's laptops by using canned air to blow out the fluff and dust. What happens is debris is sucked into the centrifugal fan from underneath and builds up behind the air slots in the radiator that vents out from the side of the laptop. I have stripped laptops down and removed the wad of fluff but it is a task and a half. To do it safely: Unplug the laptop and remove the battery if possible. With the battery removed let the laptop sit for a full minute before attempting to use the canned air to allow all capacitors to discharge. Arrange the laptop so that the vent at the bottom has clear space for debris to come out - overhanging the edge of a desk will do. Using a reasonably full air can and holding the can as vertical as possible so that no liquid comes out blow some short sharp blasts (If you see propellant liquid coming out stop and use a new can) through the vent at the side and hopefully most of the debris will be blown out. You need to do this along the full length of the side vent. You may need to pick out some persistent stuff from the bottom vent. If propellant liquid comes out don't worry it should evaporate in a short time but do not attach the battery or connect the laptop to a power supply until you are confident that all the propellant has evaporated. This will not remove all the debris but it is a simple way get it to around 85% clear. Modern Mac laptops/MacBooks seem to have a different arrangement of fans and it seems that there is generally a build-up of dirt on the fans as well so it would be a job for a technician.
  8. Best tool for the Job

    Marianne wrote: "I am also extremely happy with the 40-150mm zoom - the inexpensive version - which I got for $99. Someone in this forum recommended it back in 2014 when I got my Olympus mirrorless. It is so light (under 1/2 lb) - and really sharp. I intended to get the pro version eventually but at $1400 and over 1 1/2 lbs, I don't think it's really worth it for what I shoot these days. The other is just so light to take along, I'd keep it for travel even if I got the pro version. " I also have an old 4/3 version of the 40-150mm that came as part of a kit that is quite sharp and can be picked up on eBay for less than £25. It gives the 50-200mm SWD a run for its money. The SWD focus speed is reasonable on m4/3 while the 40-150 hunts too much to be useful but I will keep is as a backup for my old bodies.
  9. What?!

    At a certain point Stockholm Syndrom kicks in............
  10. Re-rank

    You must have reminded them Rolf there was a slight shuffle:)
  11. Best tool for the Job

    Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4 IS (24-200 in old money). 561grams.
  12. Is the Horizon always straight

    Enable grid if your camera allows it and that tends to work better than the level indicator. If your viewfinder has a visible focus point array use that. Failing that align the edge of the viewfinder frame with the horizontal reference as a guide (this way you can find out if you viewfinder is correctly aligned with your sensor).
  13. Reputable U.K. camera stores?

    camerapricebuster.co.uk/
  14. Identification of military vehicles - WWII

    Try this site: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/nazi_germany/sdkfz-221-222-223.php
  15. The best way to see Manhattan is from Brooklyn Heights and along the waterfront there - consider walking in across the Brooklyn Bridge. Roosevelt island via aerial tramway. Staten island ferry is a free photo platform for views into lower Manhattan and harbour sights (Long lens and good luck with light) and be prepared to sprint around to the departure gates at the Staten island end unless you want to spend time at the terminal there. There was a spot in Greenwich Village that give classic views into the midtown tall buildings that you might recognise from any number of establishing shots from movies and TV from an earlier age, but that is obscured by a recent building. Times Square is way busy and almost impossible to work but Naked Cowboy shows up from time to time. Eats around there at best north of the square up 7th with more choice and less crowds if you walk a few blocks. For real non glitz NY vibe neighbourhoods and parks - even Tomkins Square Park (where 90% of bodies turned up in NYPD Blue) is OK. Other Boroughs are available.