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by bigjim
19 Jun 2018, 2:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1167

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

I've had very decent prints from the little Fuji, up tp 8"x10" so quite happy with the quality. I don't get this constant quest for more MBs and sharpness. The resolution of the human eye and viewing conditions are a big factor.
by bigjim
19 Jun 2018, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1167

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

I never used it professionally as I couldn't process it. I used E6 processing quite a lot and that was pretty vibrant but most of my non corporate work was print. Velvia was a big favourite. I still have film stock but rarely pick up a manual camera. I've lost the enthusiasm. :( Not looked at Rockwe...
by bigjim
18 Jun 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1167

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

I spent about 15 years working as a pro photographer in the film days. I find the high MB images to be just too sharp and the colours over the top. Just not lifelike at all IMO. I much prefer the muted 35mm or 120 images. I would not like to do the job today. The client expectations are so high and ...
by bigjim
16 Jun 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 153
Views: 3940

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

The DB Deutsche Bahn is still sort of nationalised and has a near-monopoly situation so it can bully other train operators :? The Metropolises have good services but many rural lines only run every two hours Speedygonzales trains take priority, travelling from Luebeck to Berlin for example there us...
by bigjim
15 Jun 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions
Replies: 61
Views: 1167

Re: Camera - Without Viewfinder? And Other Related Questions

I use one of these. I paid £10 off the bay. So good I got another for a fiver. Viewfinder, full manual control and raw files. Great quality pics. 6 or 12mb and AA batts.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilme550
by bigjim
15 Jun 2018, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Climbing
Replies: 29
Views: 997

Re: Climbing

On long hills I just tend to look at the tarmac in front and get "into the zone". In other words think of something else, nothing to do with cycling. An odd lift of the head for parked vehicle etc and then back to the tarmac. I never ride looking up at a hill or look at the scenery. I can ...
by bigjim
2 Jun 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 153
Views: 3940

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

Cycling UK need to "wake up and smell the coffee". Unfortunately at Cycling UK they seem to have a " wake up and smell the salaries" approach to life. I wonder how much Josie Dew is on. She seems to get a full spread every time I open the magazine. Bit too much nepotism for my l...
by bigjim
30 May 2018, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time
Replies: 26
Views: 1101

Re: First time

That Merida is not a touring bike. Nice bike. I've hired them a few times in Mallorca, had one two months ago. They come with 25c tyres and I doubt they will take much bigger and I'm not confident the rear wheel would be up to the weight. You will need to tour very light on that machine. Have a read...
by bigjim
30 May 2018, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BAUM
Replies: 121
Views: 3207

Re: BAUM

I quite like it, It has a sort of stealth look about it. I've seen a lot uglier. These new 29er things look awful to me, but each to their own. I'd never pay that sort of money for it or even for a car, but my hungry childhood gives me my own perspective on value of things. However I'd love a go on ...
by bigjim
24 May 2018, 9:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Is It You Enjoy About Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 711

Re: What Is It You Enjoy About Touring

Most of my rides in the week are less than 30 miles with a club run when I get the chance, which is less often these days. I tour most years and have no problems with daily 60 milers. Plus I'm an old git.
by bigjim
19 May 2018, 11:07pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Old Skool
Replies: 44
Views: 1566

Re: Old Skool

Very annoying though when you can't ride with your local club because they have a "no helmet, no ride" rule. Who makes this rule in your club? What is the process for changing a rule? What will happen should you ignore the rule? Perhaps a poke at the rule (or even two pokes) might be good...
by bigjim
19 May 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Old Skool
Replies: 44
Views: 1566

Re: Old Skool

Very annoying though when you can't ride with your local club because they have a "no helmet, no ride" rule.
by bigjim
18 May 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retro thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 1702

Re: Retro thoughts

Love my Woodrup
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by bigjim
17 May 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retro thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 1702

Re: Retro thoughts

cycletramp, I did get hold of a steel bike and took it to a bike builder and asked him what he could do with it. It seems with a lot of welding it would have taken modern gears, but it would have turned out quite expensive. I am a salesmans dream customer, when I ask the difference between differen...