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    Re: beach wild camping

    Very good when we went - warm but not hot, no wind.

    I cannot say whether this is the norm, perhaps someone who lives out that way can add more info ?
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    Re: Shooting the moon

    I tried something a little different in terms of post processing moon images after seeing it while looking for something else.

    Basically involves cranking up the saturation to 100% and Vibrance to...
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    Re: Shooting the moon

    Took the opportunity of clear skies, a waxing moon and a decent hour tonight.
    Pity about the atmospheric haze you can see around the edges, but not too bad ..............

    Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II...
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    Re: prevalence of stealing

    Had a work Avanza hijacked a few days ago - found a few hours later, stripped ..........
  5. Thread: Wire tying tool

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    Re: Wire tying tool

    Apart from home use I would have thought that a tool this small would be an essential part of a 4x4 tool kit.
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    Re: PLEASE advise - How to save old Pics???

    I seem to recall many years ago in an older version of Photoshop you could scan as many photos as you could make fit on a page and it would automatically split them, crop and straighten the whole lot...
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    Re: Shooting the moon

    Nuther one .......

    Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II
    300mm f/4 + 1.4 TC
    f/8.0
    ISO 400
    420mm ( 842mm equivalent)
    1/250
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    Re: Shooting the moon

    One I took about a month ago

    Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II
    300mm f/4 + 1.4 TC
    f/9.0
    ISO 400
    420mm ( 842mm equivalent)
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    Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    Nitecore gets my vote - I have an older model, the HC50 which is still doing great duty.
    Taken it all over the place, even done a bit of caving and it has always served me well.

    If you go this...
  10. Thread: Isuzu questions

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    Re: Isuzu questions

    I bought my Isuzu in 2013 - KB300D-Teq LX - and with only 5000Km on the clock took it for a 10 000 km trip through Botswana, Namibia (incl Kaokoveld, Kunene 4x4 trail, Van Zyls) no issues.
    I have...
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    Re: Post covid pricing: What a jump....

    I bought mine along with the 1.4 TC as I mentioned - it is an awesome combination, the two are hardly ever apart.

    I really want the 2.0 TC as well, but guess who bought a small drill press...
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    Re: Post covid pricing: What a jump....

    Thankfully I bough mine last year ...............

    Just had a quick look at prices from Cameraland, it seems that is the only Olympus lens that has jumped in price like that.

    It is definitely...
  13. Thread: Lockdown Birding

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    Re: Lockdown Birding

    Been fooling around a bit with garden bird pics, so far so good, learned a bit.
    Trying to get a better action shot, need to up the shutter speed a bit.
    Unfortunately not a well lit part of the...
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    Re: Forum members on Instagram

    Link to mine is down below in my signature.
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    Re: Air Vent - Positive Pressure raad

    Jammer vir die Engels, maar ek tik te stadig in ander tale .........

    Don't bother with the louvre type vents - they sit too close to the body of the canopy to scoop up enough air.
    I had something...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Great stuff Peter !! Very inspiring indeed.

    Another one from my last trip to the Kgaklagadi .........
  17. Re: Hi-fi and in car entertainment specialists in CPT

    Ditto this, speak to Shafiek - 021 706 6954

    Did a great job on my Isuzu
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    Re: Trip to Mabuasehube - April 2020 - Help Needed

    Done this a few times, my version:

    1. Day 1: CT - Van Rhynsdorp - Red Sands (Kuruman). Day 2: Red Sands - McCarthys Rest - Tsabong - Mabua

    2. Day 1 is basically the whole day leaving CT before...
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    Re: Sani, easy or not? Also cordinates please?

    The foreign couple in this vehicle also did Sani Pass in March 2012, we were going up ..........

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    Re: beach wild camping

    Yes that sounds about right.

    This is where we were camped -...
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    Re: beach wild camping

    There is a new farm owner, he may come around to collect a camping fee - R 120-00 per family when we were there in September.
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    Re: New Years camping suggestions / brainstorm

    Thanks for the pics, that looks like a great place to visit .............. at the cooler time of the year.
  23. Thread: Boat -Slip way

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    Re: Boat -Slip way

    I have a colleague who is a coastal engineer and also works in the environmental field - on leave at the moment but back at work on Thursday.

    I can make inquiries if you would like me to.

    Be...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Fantastic images Juha !
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    Re: LENS FILTERS opinions

    Not a UV filter, but some of them do have an anti aliasing (low pass) filter which is what I think you are referring to.


    Here is a technical explanation ..............
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    White backed vulture, Kgalagadi taken in June this year.

    Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II, 300mmf4 + 1.4TC @ F5.6 1/1000 ISO 200 420mm (35mm equivalent) shot handheld
  27. Thread: Poncho

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    Re: Poncho

    Damn cheapskate !! :-)

    Ok this one will suit you .........

    https://media.takealot.com/covers/29927779/5252915283b32-full.jpg
    And Takealot will deliver it -...
  28. Thread: Poncho

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    Re: Poncho

    First Ascent have just brought out a new poncho - https://www.firstascent.co.za/ultralight-rucksack-poncho

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    Re: CTEC 250SE vs 250SA

    From what I have read so far .........

    Smart alternator compatibility
    AGM battery select
    Works with the newer smartpass 120
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Another Elephant from Senyati ..........

    Oly OMD EM1 Mk II, 50-200 SWD
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Went off to the Kgalagadi earlier this year - very dry up there indeed, not too much in the way of birdlife but there was plenty of other stuff to see.

    Came across a very uncooperative Cheetah,...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Awesome stuff Peter
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    Re: I need some direction....pleeeeeeeeeease!

    I have opened up my Engel 60 in the past and looked for a fuse - none to be found. This was while on a trip to Botswana.
    Fortunately the fault turned out to be the plug on the supply cable.
    This is...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Started to play around a bit with some more pics and the Nik Silver Efex Photoshop plugin

    Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II, Oly 50-200
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Took this a few years ago, about as severe as I could crop the image - hence the poor composition.
    Olympus OMD EM5 Mk I, Panasonic 100-300 @ f5.6 1/1250 ISO 200
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