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Posts posted by al_kaholik

  1. 4 hours ago, Always"watching" said:

    I do rather like that watch, dear Biker, partly - it has to be said - because of the price. I have never heard of "Drop" but they are obviously a retail site worth checking out. I am always a bit nervous about moving away from the Amazon/Argos bandwidth but as I recently had such good service from Microglobe, who were also new to me, a bit of exploring might not go amiss in future.:) 

    I've walked past Microglobe a couple of times in the past on a lunchtime amble, peered longingly in the window and shuffled on!

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  2. 11 hours ago, WRENCH said:

    Black dial coming in July looks good.


    38mm too.


    I jumped in on Kickstarter. 38mm was what attracted me the most, I need a more modest size for my wrists. I also went for a closed case back as the Miyota isn't something I'm too fussed looking at.

    It's a simple, some might say boring, watch. Which is perfect. Bi directional winding would be the only thing I'd change if I could nit pick, but the Miyota keeps great time and the wobble isn't noticeable unless you are really moving your arms about

  3. Titoni earlier, and a quick change to this this afternoon. After a small parcel from FedEx this morning, Jon Mac of Traska, true to his word had shipped out a new bracelet piece to me.

    It sounds like there have been a few people with issues with the bracelet screws which thankfully seems to have been rectified. It seems the thread lock used was a little too strong, or that people were not aware as this was not stated anywhere and had some snap.

    Anyway without further ado, the Traska Summiteer now with bracelet (though the leather seemed to suit it perfectly too). I am noticing its on the wrist now but love the look.


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  4. Sorely tempted. The customisation, whilst not a huge list of boxes to tick, offers something different. The basecamp looks smart and a good size too


    What spec did you go for? Any estimate on delivery time?

  5. 15 hours ago, JoT said:

    I bought an E-M5 I with low shutter count, it will do until the III starts hitting the used market at lower prices, not keen on the II the black finish seems to wear quickly. Also traded in a Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55 DX zoom, Nikkor 55-200 DX zoom, Nikkor 35mm DX, Olympus 25mm f1.8 and Olympus 14-42 ED and bought an Olympus 17mm f1.8 and Olympus 12-40 f2.8 Pro

    Other than a new camera body in a couple of years that should see me out :laughing2dw:

    The 12-40 pro is a great lens, super pleased for you. Mine is pretty much bolted to the front of the body. Having the FN button on there to use (digital teleconverter is how I have mine set) is great. You get a bit more reach with very useable results at your finger tip.

    If you haven't had one before, when the focus ring moves it locks off AF, which means you can have a little twitchy moment thinking its broken and wont focus. Just check the ring back and forwards its been a common 'oh sh...' moment for many I think!

    I'm a big fan of the kit 40-150mm too, I get very useable results for such a light and small lens.


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  6. RTFM... Reminds me of when my seconday school biology teacher would write ATQ (answer the question) in the margin of essays as a means to focus you back to the topic.

    In year 11 upwards he'd get ore frustrated and write ATFQ, underline it and follow up with an exclamation mark

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  7. 19 minutes ago, JoT said:

    Well that didn't last long the OM-D E-M10 III is now in the possession of  Rolexgirl and I have instructions to sell her Nikon

    So I have just bought a pre-owned OM-D E-M5 

    I did wonder how long an em5 would take glad it's being out to good use though! I'm very tempted but put off looking and will persevere with nursing it until before my next holiday!

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  8. 14 minutes ago, JoT said:

    I bought the MkIII from here for the price of a good pre-owned model https://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/cameras/compact-system-cameras/olympus-csc-cameras/olympus-om-d-e-m10-mark-iii-camera-body-black.html

    Good service was in the post the same day, should be here in an hour!

    They are offering a big discount and will split a Camera + lens kit, also if you register the camera with Olympus before 30th May Olympus will send you a 45mm portrait lens

    I thought about a pre-owned E-M5 but decided to stick with the E-M10

    They are good prices! Very tempted to get one with the 14-42EZ as its the one lens I regret selling. Its a cracking little thing (especially when had with the auto lens cap.

    I thought it'd be redundant by the 12-40 pro, but sometimes you just want something to pocket and get on!

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  9. 20 hours ago, JoT said:

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 III to replace the E-M10 I which I managed to lose on Monday

    My EM10 mk1's shutter button has come off, and when reattached has gone very loose so have been looking to upgrade.

    I've looked at the EM10 mk2 and 3, and an em5 mk2 as a possible replacement. The EM5 mk3 looks great but I can't justify the price right now, though it seems the best of all worlds.

    On 06/05/2020 at 16:33, BobJ said:

    That's a Titan brand from Screwfix.It required a fair bit of fettling to set it up plus a replacement Starret blade to get it running well.

    I use it mainly for cutting down 3x2  2x2  2x1  to exact sizes. Very good for shape cutting  too.

    A table circular saw would probably be a better option but this takes up less space and creates way less dust to clean up.


    I have a Titan table saw and you are right about it taking up space. Very useful for the times it gets used though.

    Today a toilet, sink waste and a tiny radiator arrived. I could do with popping out to pick up some 9mm plasterboard and more slab insulation too.

  10. 17 minutes ago, Balaton1109 said:

    .....or ~ gulp~ a poor connection on the board.

    Maybe, though it does seem like a mechanical issue. Its on the bench along with a pile of other bits and pieces (watches and assorted others) that need some attention when I have a bit of time.

  11. 17 minutes ago, John_D said:

    Moi? My first (Luch 3055) is currently on it's way from the Ukraine, seen here on the seller's wrist......


    Hope you have more luck than I did with mine. It ran when it arrived briefly, then started stuttering. The seller wasn't much help. Think it just needs a mechanical service...

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  12. I saw this and thought the dial layout was reasonable with the white text at 9. Then I saw the flag at 12, which is hardly visible (actual eyeball test may be different) and thought "just make that white!" And lose the text at 9. 

    With the aggressive pushed CW do in London, I'd argue the could just use a logo. 


    Other than that I quite like the design and concept

  13. Some of the odd ball Seikos are great. Cheap to service, often cheap to pick up and lots of variations. King Seiko represent very good value, as do some of the Grand Seiko range. Or a Vanac, or a SARB, or a SARX... Loads of great Seikos out there.

    A n unusual '5'


    Lord Matic


    And the revered Lord Marvel 36000, a true high beat bargain.


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