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ewanmac

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Oct 2014
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  • in Rides & Races
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    It's at Challenge Weymouth isn't it? Or have I got that confused with something else?

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    Very tempted. When are you taking orders by?

  • in Current Projects
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    Lovely!

  • in Current Projects
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    Has this been ridden yet?

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    To be honest I hadn't thought deeply about it. If I understand correctly the X100s has an effective 35mm focal length, and I don't remember using a 35mm prime recently. My Nikon EM has a 50mm prime that I use a lot but I often feel it's a bit too tight so on the whole I think I feel positive about something a bit wider. My D7000 has a range of telephoto lenses of various lengths so I guess it would just be a question of planning which camera to take with me.

    This is almost certainly the worst possible way to buy a camera but up to this point I've only ever looked jealously on at people with compact cameras and wished I didn't have to carry the DSLR, and I only really began thinking about the X100s this morning because it's for sale :-).

    The question is whether to act on whimsey or be sensible and wait till I really need it. I judiciously avoided buying a second hand Cervelo last week so I think my levels of restraint are running low.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Cheers, Hopefully the FB photo embed will work but this is the actual camera:

    I might try and talk to his wife this afternoon, does anyone have an idea of what a fair offer might be? My guess is that £650 is high, and it's certainly more than I'd feel comfortable spending but is £500 coming in insultingly low?

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    For a while I've been hankering after a camera I can carry everywhere, rather than my DSLR.

    A pro photographer friend is selling a Fuji X100s and I'm wondering if it's worth a punt. It seems to get a lot of love online but I've only ever really used SLRs so I'm a bit nervous about spending a load on a compact if I'm going to hate it, but I just don't carry my D7000 much anymore and my phone camera is awful.

    Do people on here have experience with/like the X100s? Picture quality looks good but the last small camera I had was agonisingly slow. Also how are the ergonomics? Is it small enough to keep in my bag all the time/stow in bike jersey etc?

    Also how much is a fair offer? He's listed it on facebook as £650 with 2 spare batteries and a B&W filter. I'm not sure I can afford that much and a couple of "barely used" ones went on ebay for about £600. I've not yet asked to see it, and although I know the guy takes good care of his kit I'd be surprised if it hasn't seen some pretty active use.

  • in Oxford
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    I doubt it'll show up around oxford but my GF's Brooks got nicked today. From the bike racks outside the Oxford Union, just down from Zappis cafe.

    IIRC it was a Brown Professional S with copper rails with a generic "etc" seat-post also attached.

  • in Current Projects
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    gold chain, orange writing, gum-walls...

    #looksshit

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    The forum will hang for me on most pages when I first click a thread or next page. The progress bar goes about 25% across then stops. I have to click again and then it works fine. Sometimes doesn't load though and I get the 504 message.

    @Velocio this is my experience too... either slow to load or 504 message, although refreshing usually loads the page immediately.

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