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  1. I attended on the same day. I did not think it was as busy as usual, but a colleague who went on Sunday and Monday said that the attendance on Saturday was 15,000. You are correct in that there was little to do with video and less drones than usual. I noticed that some of the smaller sellers were also missing like Just Ltd. (www.cameraclean.co.uk) and SRB Photographic. There were not too many smaller sellers for things like batteries and memory cards. There seemed to be plenty of room to peruse and take your time as well as try out a few lenses. I tried the Nikon 200 - 500mm f5.6 and the Fujifilm 100 - 400 mm. Two good lenses for the price. We had a good play with the lensbaby range and my friend also bought the fisheye lensbaby. The prices of these seem a little high for me but the Burnside 35 got most of my attention, I just need a spare 200 quid. I did get the Fujifilm 35mm f2 at a decent price and found all the major retailers at the show selling at the same price. We managed to squeeze in a couple of shows on the free stages, Chris Upton a regular at our club and Gavin Hoey demonstrating his studio flash techniques. I did see Topaz were doing their usual demo and did have Photoshop CC on the screen, so they must have been using PSCC for some of their demo. Greg Rostrami was on the phone when we turned up at the stand and he was saying that his luggage had just turned up at the airport and had to dash off to fetch it. So the demo I expected to see never materialised. Overall I did not think that it was as good as previous years, but it is worth the visit if you want to save money on gear from the major sellers or testing before you buy.
  2. I agree. Good to know exactly where all the zones are with the map.
  3. https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/LiveView/uk-government-announce-new-no-fly-zone-for-drone-users Here is the latest update for drone users in the UK.
  4. You need to car share with as many as possible and split the travelling and parking cost.
  5. Two I can recommend you see if going on those dates. Chris Upton - The Great Outdoors Stage 16 March - 10:30 - 11:00 - If you like travel photography and fujifilm gear. Fujifilm X Photographer. Alex Hyde - The Great Outdoors Stage 18 March -11:30 -12:00 - If you like macro and how to shoot it.
  6. It's probably a cost thing. In the past they have had the Adobe stage and the photographers to show off the product. I don't remember Adobe actually pushing the product other than through the number of Photographers that use it. Even then I doubt that Adobe are actually giving those photographers any recompense. You will notice now, that all the top photographers don't seem to attend except if organised by the smaller stalls. The organisers seem to be concentrating on the less well known photographers to attract visitors. I actually prefer to try and see a speaker without booking anything and tend to go for buying gear or checking things out. Now the organisers have combined it with video I don't think it will be as good as previous years.
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    Snap... I found my ACME Thunderer last week, buried in the loft.
  8. I agree it is a bedtime video, and it looks like it worked for you. You missed out on the special tip at the end but it,'s not worth losing sleep over that. 😔
  9. No problem Wideangle, eventually we are going to need a codec to compress 4K video, which is where all this is leading and further.
  10. Wideangle, maybe this can help regarding codecs and MP4 files https://www.lifewire.com/what-exactly-is-odec-2483426 https://www.lifewire.com/mp4-file-2622024
  11. I don't have to answer... but I can't resist. The system is confusing! Dave C can probably vouch for the first reason!!
  12. A quick google search found these in New Zealand, but even then there is disparity. Simplifying the points leaves it easier for a judge to say an image falls in one camp or the other, but widens the gap of each award. Notice they try not to put %age weighting to one award or another. I agree you get used to the scoring system 1 to 10 or 20, but using this method is going to have a lot of people at the end of the year on the same points, if they are high level photographers. The competition secretary should have been able to explain the scoring and allow an entry or a pass to be awarded. Greymouth NZ Nelson Camera Club NZ Auckland Photographic Society NZ Auckland Photographic Society NZ
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    I agree that if you need to focus stack you may as well use the optimum aperture of the lens to get the best quality image, thus avoiding diffraction. I've lost count of the number of times a judge has said not quite all of the subject is in focus or not on the plane of focus when referring to obvious macro taken images. Obviously that's why focus stacking came about. In the case of your guitar then finding that unusual angle makes the image more intriguing, but doing so does not give you the obvious plane of focus or the easily possible dof. Nice job on the shell Dave,
  14. This might interest you.
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    I don't know what it is about the 105 when the aperture is at f32 or even f45 that, even then, you cannot get all of a small subject in focus. I read that it is something about being a macro lens and the way it works, that allows such apertures, but not the expected dof. Of course standing further away from the subject will help, but that sort of defeats the object of macro and getting close. Something like the Canon MPE 65 maybe more useful having 1 to 5 times magnification.
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