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IanF

Member since May 2007 • Last active Jun 2020
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    Very nice!

    On the leaks, I’m no expert but I’d tend to suspect the bellows first given that they will have been expanded/contracted so often. Odd that it’s just the final two frames though. Unless the light was dramatically different, it might just be that the film wasn’t wound that tightly on the spool so the bit of the exposed film closest to the top caught a bit of light.

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    For tracks I bought off iTunes years ago rather than having CDs, I just moved the relevant iTunes folders/tracks into my new folder structure on my NAS (which is mostly FLAC rips of CDs) using the same naming convention, then just pointed Plex at it. Works fine.

    I also have a copy of Minimserver running looking at the same folders to feed the control point I use when doing serious listening on my main hifi (Linn Majik DSM using Kazoo as a control point)

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    Hope your Nettar works out OK. I bought one with the 75mm f4.5 Novar to use up my stock of film after I (stupidly) sold my Mamiya 7. Liked it so much I’ve just kept on buying film for it. I have a pdf of the instruction manual somewhere if you’re interested.

    Ian

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    I hate iTunes too and rarely use it. I keep all my iTunes music tracks on an external hard drive and just created an iTunes library on the external disk that looks at them there rather than copying a version into the Library folder on the laptop (just untick the box in Preferences/Advanced that automatically copies everything).

    I tried Roon for a year but didn’t renew last month. Instead I’m trying Plex (which I have anyway for streaming my DVD rips around the house) - the most recent version is trying hard to be Roon and doesn’t quite make it but is close enough for casual use.

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    You can get several Bluetooth receivers (eg the chromecast audio or Logitech equivalent) that plug into a spare input on the back of your amp and let you stream music from your phone.

    Sounds like your amp needs a service too though so might be best to sort that out first just in case it’s more expensive than buying a new amp that has Bluetooth built in (plenty do these days).

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    Velvia scan...

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    Velvia pic...

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    Scan...

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    Couldn't find any tracing paper at home so used a Sainsbury's freezer bag. Just done some quick n dirty processing to compare Velvia and Reala scans (200-300MB TIFFs) versus pics taken on my camera (18MB RAW files). Not quite comparing like with like as I didn't have quite the same negatives to hand. So any thoughts from people on a Velvia scan (bluebells) vs Velvia pic (rapeseed field) or Reala scan (main tree on the right) vs Reala pic (main tree on the left) - all processed in Luminar 4 with the Reala put through SFX Pro. Reala first...

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