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  1. Bronica ETRSi and Velvia 50. Probably not very well metered, but I quite like it anyway.
  2. Not in London, but I’ve used Miles Whitehead in the past, although I know he’s planning to retire soon. http://www.mwcamerarepairs.co.uk/ If you email him, he’ll provide a quote.
  3. We don't have Sky Q, but our Sky+ HD box frequently disconnects (when it's not doing something like downloading a show). It's usually noticeable if we try to see what today's premiere on Sky Movies is, or try doing a search for something. It will come up with a message with some stuff about connecting the box to a broadband connection for the best experience. Press back up and try again, and it usually works fine. It's pretty annoying. It's connected to a BT Homehub via a powerline socket.
  4. I can only vouch for the Sigma as it's the one I own, but one thing to consider - is Lucas wanting to use it purely for macro? If so, you may be able to find an older, manual focus model to do the job (albeit you'd probably be buying used). I found that, apart from maybe getting a quick general focus on the subject, that all my macro focusing is done manually. Because the depth of field is so small you can't rely on the auto-focus to lock onto the bit you want, e.g. the facets on an insects eye. I use my Sigma in manual focus all the time for macro (although having autofocus does mean it doubl
  5. I have the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS HSM macro. I'd certainly recommend one of those if it's available in a Sony mount.
  6. Slide film isn't cheap, and reversal film has gone up in price lately too, but I scan everything at home, and develop black & white film myself, so that cuts out a lot of the costs. There are a surprisingly high number of younger photographers using film now and prices of cameras have risen noticeable over the past few years as a result.
  7. I know how you feel. While I've had some lovely results from slide film - including expired stuff - I've also had disappointments where, no matter how I tried, I couldn't get them looking quite right. It's easy to mess up the exposure with it too, so I'm tending to use it as a "fair weather" film now. That's not to say it isn't capable outside of ideal conditions, but I think I need to up my game in terms of proper metering if I'm going to be able to get better results every time in all conditions.
  8. Should've called it Orange has Fallen.
  9. I started watching S1 last year and then it dropped off box-sets on Sky when I was three episodes in. Hopefully S1 is back on there so I can try again...
  10. I got a new lens (well, an old, second-hand one, but new to me) for my Bronica ETRSi the other week and took it out for a test run last week. It's a 50mm which is roughly equivalent to 28mm in full-frame terms. Bronica ETRSi Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 MC Fujifilm Superia 100 (expired 2008)
  11. There's a "How we made..." article on Ghostwatch on the Guardian website today. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/oct/26/how-we-made-bbc-mockumentary-ghostwatch
  12. It'll probably be worth the $200m outlay for ITV to buy it just so they can beat BBC One in the Christmas Day ratings.
  13. Beach Dead WWII zombie game. Like in COD but on the Commodore 64.
  14. Some expired Ektachrome 100 EPP that I picked up recently. Lovely colours from this stuff.
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