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    Re: Lens: Macro vs Fixed Focal length

    Just a thought...

    Shooting jewelry is 90% lighting and 10% camera... and if you want to argue, then 50% lighting and 40% post processing... still 10% camera...

    Why not spend a few bob on your...
  2. Thread: TV - 12 volt ?

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    Re: TV - 12 volt ?

    PC monitors with an external power supply usually work on 14 or 19 volts.

    I am led to believe the 14V versions may run with 12V but you just missed the chance to test it with me. I threw...
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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    Dube just around the corner in Brits. I haven't been there since the waterpark was completed... but there was a nice heated indoor pool.

    There are four campsites with private ablutions and...
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    Re: Online photography course for beginners

    I started with film and that forced an understanding of the underlying basics. You will learn a lot faster in digital and you can practice the shots you are trying to get at zero cost by trial and...
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    Re: Online photography course for beginners

    I wouldn't start off doing a paid course... the problem you are facing is that there is so much free information and training available on the internet that it is difficult to know where to start......
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    Re: 2020 Mazda BT 50 - Isuzu Based

    Question is... does it still belong in the Ford & Mazda group... time to go on it's own?

    2021 Mazda BT-50 4x4 ute | First Look at the new Mazda pickup | CarAdvice - Not too opinionated...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Back button focusing is "magic" automatic "manual" focusing...

    I cannot think of any other way, manual focusing on digital (with the focus ring) just doesn't cut it.

    Persist...
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    Re: Solar geyser backup element usage.

    I am only commenting on the traditional system... grid tied is taken care of...

    The timer for my electric backup element is set for 2 - 3 pm in the afternoon and 2 - 4 am in the morning.

    The...
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    This looks similar to an article I read, and can't find again. The subject was individually controlled/actuated valves. Tremendous theoretical increase in performance and efficiency but reliability...
  10. Thread: Show your Macro

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    Re: Show your Macro

    First thing that struck me on the image was the DOF.

    I like the technical stuff, but that is just a stunning image.

    Great shot.
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    Re: Dashfibre Lockdown May 2020 Special.

    I got off to the pre-lockdown special... thanks to the guys for getting my line in on the Thursday before the lockdown on the Friday... I was holding my breath and it all worked out...

    I am...
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    Re: Interesting Ranger 3.2 vs 2.0 BTdi tow test

    Correct... and the 2L 10 speed is nice...

    BUT, it's in the same ballpark as the V6 Amarok... test drive the two, and see which one makes you smile more...
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    Re: Interesting Ranger 3.2 vs 2.0 BTdi tow test

    Good spot. I shared that video with a mate... and with the comment, "what would make him say that?" We just never got to test the 2L with a 3T water tanker/trailer...

    I am not at all surprised.
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    Re: Interesting Ranger 3.2 vs 2.0 BTdi tow test

    Vehicle B has the advantage... based on the following assumption... given exact numbers, the answer may be different...

    When the hill is too steep, and the vehicles need to change down...
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    Re: Shooting birds in flight...

    Now is not the time... but hang out with your photographer mate... nothing like learning from looking over someone's shoulder, especially if you ask questions.

    There are a number of individual...
  16. Thread: 380v compressor

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    Re: 380v compressor

    Yes.

    Without real 3 phase the solution is always going to be a compromise, but not necessarily a bad solution.

    I do believe the OP's problem is CFM. I cannot think of any problem more annoying...
  17. Thread: 380v compressor

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    Re: 380v compressor

    A single petrol 600 L/min unit or two 2.2 Kw (250 L/min) units on a tee. No messing with 3 phase 380V.
  18. Thread: Home DIY

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    Re: Home DIY

    If it's really 3cm wide, use a bag of plaster mix, or just make up your own, plaster sand and cement. At 3cm even a building sand mix will work.

    Once that has settled (months/years) you can patch...
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    Re: V8 freeflow instrusive noise

    No, call them or take it back. They are the best to figure out a quick fix if there is one... but may just be something you have to live with... or change the size or path.

    If they do something...
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    Re: Power for a modem

    I would go with one of these from the source you found... https://www.alarmtec.co.za/battery-chargers-c-53_186.html There is a box/charger for a 7AH and an 18AH battery backup. The smaller one will...
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    Re: Power for a modem

    SHERLO TRONICS Battery Backup Power Supply, 12V 3.2A referred to earlier... this looks like a very good price... (until I checked all the fine print... battery sold separately)
    ...
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    Re: Chromecater sausage filler

    Mokopa, I have heard of people taking the blade out for the second run to fill the sausage. I don't know if that is possible on all machines, or if some need a dummy/spacer so that it does not mince...
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    Re: Chromecater sausage filler

    Not sure that criteria applies here... my son rolled a Chana, and even though he and his passenger were unhurt (mostly,) and able to right the vehicle and continue the journey, I am wary of the...
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    Re: Chromecater sausage filler

    I was in the market for a sausage filler last year. I looked at everything you posted on all the threads, including "sous vide" and "it are time"... I had a good idea what I was after... I am...
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    Re: Dash Fibre improved website.

    I'm in the market right now... for my address only shows "OpenServe" provider... do you also use "Vumatel"?

    what are the "Dashfibre Protocol Manager" parameters?
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    Re: What camera to take on trip

    Nico, the problem is that you have too many nice (really nice,) lenses.
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    Proof I'm not an old fart
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    Re: Landscapes and things

    I am not a landscape photographer... cityscapes at best... you can klap me for this, but it's my OCD spot...

    Not sure everyone appreciates the technical challenge in that light... fantastic
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    Re: Sub R150k 4x4 challenge

    Top of my list would be a Ford Everest 3.0 Tdci Ltd 4x4 A/t but there may be some bias because I have a Mazda BT50 3.0 4X4 Manual... effectively the same and the only difference is no diff lock on...
  30. Thread: Mazda 4x4 SLE

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    Re: Mazda 4x4 SLE

    When my 2500 Ford Ranger 4x2 was written off... that is the kind of deal I was looking for... I would have taken it.

    The 4x4 is not good and I would not use it for anything I would not do in a...
  31. Re: Gauteng East Monthly G2G Braai Thursday 6th Feb 2020

    Me and SWAMBO...
  32. Thread: Photo Editing

    by MarcR
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    Re: Photo Editing

    It all depends on your editing workflow, which in turn depends on how and what you shoot.

    I use Lightroom for the ease of doing the simple edits, and ability to copy the edit to the next pic, and...
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    Re: 4wd Action Test - Bakkies

    As Estee pointed out earlier in the thread... not all the points measured have an equal value to the individual. If you discount the columns that are unimportant and prioritize the most important...
  34. Thread: Photo Editing

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    Re: Photo Editing

    I am not into the Apple environment, but if that is the way you want to go, I believe there are some native tools that ship with the product, or are available free.

    I do not know anyone using a...
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    Re: 4wd Action Test - Bakkies

    RPiet, the options over there are overwhelming. He was tempted by the flatback options... but then the Triton is not the most popular base... the price goes up as the goodies go on... and he's still...
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