Friday 18 April, 2014 15:16
O M E P A G E
CLICK HERE to trial the possible new Messaging Forum
that to keep it private (until/if I decide to swap to and pay for
this) it is open, so the website address for the Forum link is on
the Society website. To return here, use your normal HomePage link
until (IF) that happens
Note SUBS are now due for 01/04/2014-31/03/2015 period - CLICK
HERE for details and please note change to payment
at a bank branch as shown detailed at foot of this page as a LLOYDS
branch has to be used for no-charge payment - TSB
is now a separate bank
1:2014 now online - posted 13th April 2014 (Printed copies with
booklets will be posted by midweek)
NEW! BOOKLET No:26 now online - posted
10th April 2014
NEW! BOOKLET No:25 now online
- posted 6th April 2014
MEET 2014 DETAILS,
includes how to pay deposits and PayPal buttons for deposits CLICK
HERE (Booking Deadline is Saturday
21st June 2014)
As a Special Gift to each Single Member/Couple attending the Meet
2014, I will be giving each an original signed B+W print (9"x6"
on A4 Art Paper, Pigment Ink) as a small Thankyou for attending and
supporting the Society. It's our 37th Year and I decided it would
be a nice gesture to offer a signed original print for the occasion!
MEET 2014 -
ONLINE ACTIVE BOOKING FORM:
CLICK HERE - As
at 21:3:2014 - 6 members have already booked
MEET 2014 Booking
Form - printable PDF version CLICK HERE
(Same as mailed out with Newsletter 3/2013)
on Meet 2013 at Buxton - CLICK HERE
FOR MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE
HELP - Still Waiting so cannot include as Booklet for next NL! Further
to my recent post on the Members' Messaging Forum about the files
uploaded to the ZPS Dropbox, can I ask members using other than
Sigma cameras to please upload at least one RAW file from their camera
so that I can use them to work with RAWTherapee to deal with overexposed
highlights please. NOTE
that if the RAW(s) and associated JPEG(s) are under 20MB, most e-mail
providers will permit attachment, so that's an alternative easy way
to get one or more to me and please advise the camera make/model as
I cannot create RAW files from other cameras so to help me in the
production of a helpful Booklet on using RT for that purpose, I need
some files that exhibit overexposure for the highlight areas that
members have not been able to successfully control. Thanks.
Of course, no files, no booklet. The article would be illustrated
and posted in full online as a TIL to expand the information to its
fullest. Please ensure the make/model of camera is advised.
A member (I
do know who and was clearly unfamiliar generally with computing procedures)
has accidentally deleted all the files I had uploaded to Dropbox.
As Dropbox is synched with my computer's folder for the Sample Album,
they have also been deleted from that but I have identified what was
posted and will replace shortly. Will in future put all files into
a separate (unsynched!) folder so can then always easily re-upload.
seems to be all the rage at the present time, with both Nikon and
Olympus producing new digital single lens reflex cameras along the
lines of their former small and neat film equivalents. With that in
mind, I have arranged for the re-introduction of our classic Zone
8 Pocketable Field Camera, seen below in use during a recent Annual
Meet. Orders should be made by 10:00 on April 1st, 2014. What? You
missed it? Tough!
Update and revision to article on testing and adjusting a camera with
back/front focusing problems: CLICK
HERE I will be replacing the former article on the Members Forum
in due course, so this is actually hosted on the "open"
website about the Society - so use your BACK facility in your browser
to return to the Members' Forum.
Hart AZPS has provided valuable additonal updates on Materials, Suppliers
and on Cold Mounting. CLICK HERE to
access. ALSO his updated INDEX
for NLs and Booklets now available here CLICK
HERE and for his updates to TIL:49 now posted (Use link in left
column). Charles also posts updated information on the Forum Members
To slim this
page down, I saved the previous version with its special information,
which can still be accessed CLICK HERE
ADVANCE NOTICE RE: BANKING due Lloyds and TSB splitting. I
will appreciate feedback from members please!
original account was with TSB until they merged and became LloydsTSB
- that was fine as nothing admin-wise changed. Now they have split
- with most branches being now with TSB, I have found my account is
now (due my original branch staying with Lloyds) with Lloyds - which
means no member will be able to pay their subs without charge into
any TSB branch - only a Lloyds branch. All together now "Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!".
I am investigating how to deal with this but clearly, if a Lloyds
branch is within easy reach of any member, they can pay without charge
into that. So, as branches over the UK will have become either Lloyds
OR TSB, can members please, well before next April 2014, check and
advise if they will have problems finding a LKloyds branch into which
they can without charge pay their subscriptions when due. I only want
to delve into sorting something if really necessary as could be somewhat
complex but I will sort if, say, YOU are not within easy reach of
a Lloyds branch. Please check and advise. Many thanks.
are links to the locators for branches for both banks: