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  1. A zoom is when an account customer clicks to enlarge the image.
  2. I've just found new zooms showing that weren't there yesterday, but unfortunately no new sales.
  3. A few months back I remember viewing a Live News image from a regular Live News contributor that was 15MB, so unless it was a glitch News is likely exempt.
  4. "The European Commission (EC) examines mergers of businesses with EU and global turnover above a certain size, including those that may have an impact in the UK. Mergers that have their main impact in the UK can be transferred to the CMA for examination, and some mergers that do not meet the EC’s thresholds may nonetheless be transferred to it by the merging businesses or the CMA." I suspect the PA acquisition value was below the level where it may have been considered for investigation.
  5. It's all down to progress, If Apple didn't increase speed they would be criticised. Also faster interfaces are part of the package that helps selling new Mac's. Personally I always use what's adequate and ignore the marketing hype.
  6. The thunderbolt 1 adapter listed isn't suitable for the 2017 iMac, that requires thunderbolt 3, looks like a USB-C connector.
  7. If you have older kit supporting FW, as I do, likely best to use that. I used to use a SCSI based Polaroid Sprintscan 35, died long ago. My Minolta Dimage 5400 scanner has both USB and FW400, that I'll likely rig up again via FW to a thunderbolt to FW800 adapter I have, and run from a MBPr. Will be interesting to compare scans between the scanner and ES-1/macro lens combination.
  8. You could possibly use this setup. Apple thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 and 1 adapter, P/N MMEL2ZM/A, and connect it to an Apple thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter P/N MD464ZM/A, then attach a suitable firewire cable to suit your scanner, either FW800, or 800 to 400. The unknown is how your scanning application will react to the two adapters connected to each other. You will have spent few bob if you were to experiment unsuccessfully, best to wait to see if anyone else replies. Does you scanner also have a USB port, if so it would be slow. Were you going to use Vuescan?
  9. I doubt there will be anymore than announced elsewhere. May visit the Photography Show anyway, wasn't planning to visit, though likely to combine with with some other activities.
  10. I'm aware this thread relates to digitising slides/film with a DSLR, but just in case anyone else also has a Minolta Dimage 5400 and has the capability of running the scanners original old software, it can be downloaded from here: https://www.konicaminoltasupport.com/DiMAGE-Scan-Eli.3089.0.html It's not available via menus on the Konica Minolta web site. I now have an ES-1 and PK-13, just waiting for a suitable light source to arrive on Friday before I try it out with a D750 and Nikon 55mm F2.8 macro lens. It will be interesting to compare scans between the ES-1/D750 and the Dimarge 5400, once I find its 24V PSU.
  11. I decided not to leave home early today to photograph the demolition of the last cooling tower at Didcot power station, not ideal weather to setup a tripod. Left later to photograph something else also in Didcot, and to try out my new 17-35mm lens, but that was so poorly attended camera's stayed in my bag. Earlier on my way heading towards Oxford I came across a very large tree that had snapped at its base, collapsing over a ditch, pavement, cycle track and grass verge. Thinner branches only covered about 4' of the A418, and two pedestrians were already pulling what they could off the road. Shame they disappeared after I started photographing. Not nice weather but I'd seen lots worse in the past.
  12. The film I'm more interested in scanning are B&W 35mm strips of 6, was either FP4 exposed at iso 125 developed in ID11, or exposed at iso 200, developed in Patterson Acutol. Also HP5 developed in ID11 at base iso, and some uprated to iso 1600 for shooting bands. Earlier work was shot on Practika screw thread cameras with the Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f2.4, my favourite, then another Zeiss, the 135mm f3.5, and a Pancolar 50mm f1.8. Later I used a pair of Olympus OM1's and an OM2, with Olympus primes. Long ago I did scan a few frames with the Minolta Dimage, but noted the scanned films grain was more obvious than from earlier darkroom prints. I note Mark's comment on grain above. A lot of what I shot covered protests, Anti Apartheid Movement, Troops Out, Anti Nazi League, FoE, and politicians, those still alive that look very different now, and more. With old work it's interesting observing how your shooting style has evolved. Also have 3 large wooden boxes of card mounted Kodak slides that were taken by my father to scan and distribute amongst family. They won't be high quality, all shot on a Zenith E with Helios lens.
  13. Almost anything other than be photographed being drenched in a milk shake! No problem as it would be editorial.
  14. I don't know when the Nikon ES-1 was introduced, but its instruction leaflet shows it mounted on a Nikon F3 film camera. The ES-2 was only released in 2018, and Nikon suggests pairing it with the D850, so logically Nikon must have predicted a demand. If so I wonder why other manufacturers haven't, without abusing Nikon's copyright, produced their own.
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