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  1. Helen B

    Possible Sony Breakup to Focus on Electronics

    Sony's stock price has risen about 11% so far today after this letter (link)
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    Factory refurbished D800 experiences?

    Have any of you bought a refurbished D800 or D800E? The prices are attractive - $2350 and $2650 respectively. I bought a refurbished D800E in December and have found it to be flawless so far (they come with a 1 year guarantee). Has anyone else bought one? What has your experience been?
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    8x10 in the New York Times Magazine

    The Power of the 8-by-10 Film Camera -
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    Farewell Ektachrome

    Kodak has announced that they will no longer manufacture Ektachrome. It's not a big surprise, because reversal film makes up less than 10% of the colour film market, and colour negative film is technically superior for almost all purposes except for projection. Still, it is a shame.
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    Winter in the Lakes

    Thereyougo's recent pictures of the Lake District in winter brought back fond memories. Windermere from Fairfield Grisedale from Swirral Edge Watching the sun go down from the top of Scafell Pike before heading on down to the Wasdale Head Hotel for a pint - what better way to end the...
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    I don't think I'll be buying from Adorama again

    I bought a Lowel Maxa-mount from Adorama last week. It looked different from the two I had bought previously – there was a bit missing. I called Lowel customer service, and was connected to Tiffen. I asked whether or not the part was missing or was now sold separately and they told me...
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    Just another Lakeland sunset: a memory

    One winter's afternoon a friend and I decided to do a route on Great End in the English Lake District. We drove to Wasdale Head and strolled up to Sprinkling Tarn. There we had a little snack, and a Park Ranger chatted to us. "Done for the day?" "No, we've just arrived." We went up South East...
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    Cheap WB References

    A white balance reference is sometimes useful when setting custom white balance in camera or later in post processing. Various reference cards and devices can be purchased. I assembled a few, and compared them with the things I often use. It's often more important to get consistent white...
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    Solar Halo

    To give you an idea of the size of this, it was taken with a 20 mm lens on full-frame 35 mm (Kodachrome 64, as it happens). The mountain is Shivling, in the Garhwal Himalayas, and this picture was taken at about 18,500 ft.
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    A polarizing filter article or sticky?

    I wasn't sure which forum was the best for this, so please move it if preferred. Polarizing/polarising filters seem to be a popular subject. Would it be worth having an article or a thread to link to? Making it an FAQ-type article could get round a potential problem caused by varying levels of...
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    Fabulous (13 pictures)

    The Night of a Thousand Gowns, a charity event and a lot of fun. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13
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    Searching for the Sanity Clause

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    US 87, Texas panhandle

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    Tissue Boxes

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    Print Swap?

    Have there been any TPF print swaps? Is anyone interested in taking part in one? Best wishes, Helen