any room for a newbie in here?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Canon F1 via, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. I am new to this forum as I only recently found it.

    My Wife and I are avid film shooters, she only a year and me since 1982 when
    I bought my 1st Canon AE1 at the age of 12.

    Now we have a fair collection of older Canon's and use mainly F1's ,A1's,
    AE1's and an AT1 as our main equipment. The ol F1 is pretty well brassed up
    but is still right on the money though is needs a back rub and maybe a few

    I shoot Tmax 100 B&W as well as Velvia 50 or 100. Too bad 50 Velvia will
    be leavings us soon.

    We are located in SE Idaho which is a great place for the hobby. I am a
    Union Operator for my main job 4days per week which leaves me 3 days to shoot

    Anyway, not to talk your ears off, but I hope to chat in here from time to

    Canon F1 via, Oct 26, 2005
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    That_Rich Guest

    Nice collection of A series you have.
    My *collection* is very much like yours and all users... although
    lately they've been collecting some dust :(
    Time to blow off some o' dat dirt.


    That_Rich, Oct 26, 2005
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    ian lincoln Guest

    Run while you still can ;P
    ian lincoln, Oct 26, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Oct 26, 2005
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    no_name Guest

    I believe Alan means post LINKS to images. Posting binaries to a
    non-binaries group will cause people to write rude things to and about you.

    But welcome.
    no_name, Oct 26, 2005
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    ian lincoln Guest

    That will happen anyway. ;(
    ian lincoln, Oct 27, 2005
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    no_name Guest

    True, but posting binaries is one sure way to end the honeymoon REAL fast.
    no_name, Oct 27, 2005
  8. I guess the real problem is server storage space. These things take up a lot
    of it. If you don't download everything on the list, it won't bother the
    individual posters any. So if I were to post say, a 5 megapixel photograph,
    and nobody downloaded it, no one would care. But the server would still have
    to hold it for N days, so it would cost someone money........
    William Graham, Oct 27, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yes. Thanks for the clarification.

    And snip replies and don't top post. Big problem if you top post.

    Alan Browne, Oct 28, 2005
  10. Always room for a newbie to the group! Sounds like you have a
    wonderful location for scenic pictures around where you live, and a
    nice job structure to leave you lots of opportunity.

    If you don't mind my asking, what exactly do you Operate? I take
    "Union" to mean union member, rather than being part of the job title,
    leaving only "operator", which I've known applied to people who run
    batch jobs on mainframe computers and people who handle phone calls
    for customers, and with modifiers for lots of other even more
    unrelated jobs.
    David Dyer-Bennet, Oct 28, 2005
  11. Quite possibly it will, but posting binaries to a non-binaries group
    will get lots of people who normally avoid rudeness to forget their
    David Dyer-Bennet, Oct 28, 2005
  12. I think anyone using a dial-up connection (probably still a sizeable
    percentage, outside the USA) would curse you pretty swiftly if you
    posted 5Mb binaries. I know I would have before I got broadband. Not
    everyone gets to or chooses to look at file details before downloading.

    David Littlewood, Oct 29, 2005
  13. Yes. It would be good if the size of the file automatically came with the
    subject line......I wonder if that would be possible?
    William Graham, Oct 29, 2005
  14. Would not work. on my system at least; I log on to the server, the posts
    come down, then I get to look at them. Fortunately, broadband makes this
    seconds instead of the previous many minutes.

    David Littlewood, Oct 29, 2005
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    That_Rich Guest

    *Most* news servers will not accept binaries posted to a non-binary

    That_Rich, Oct 29, 2005
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    That_Rich Guest

    All decent news readers will tell you how many lines are in a post
    when the headers are downloaded.
    Scrap OE and get a real news reader.... some are free. Here is one of

    If you decide not to buy it, the program reverts to the free version
    after 30 days.
    Try it, it cost nothing.

    That_Rich, Oct 29, 2005
  17. Yes. I have a fast cable connection too. But if they could attach the size
    in the subject line, then they could design software that rejects/warns you
    of anything over any specified size, so people with a slow connection could
    reject messages over some size that they are comfortable with.
    William Graham, Oct 30, 2005
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    hmm.. but that is mostly the function of the client you use, not a
    limitation from the server
    Sander Vesik, Oct 30, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    With dialup it makes sense to set your client so that you download
    complete message contents rather than only the default headers, that way
    you can mosey through the messages off-line without tying up the phone.
    That also avoids the annoying 1/2 second delay in downloading each
    message. I think David is only downloading headers and the time to
    download each message is negligible.

    My ISP does not include attachments in non-binary groups but where
    that's allowed my client shows how big the contents are or I can simply
    abort and move to the next message if it's big & I'm dialing through the
    cell phone or something. The only place it would be an issue is if I was
    downloading all message contents blindly so I could read them off-line.
    In that case I wouldn't know what was wrong and the stupidly slow cell
    connection could take forever to download, effectively ruining my
    reading experience.
    Paul Furman, Oct 30, 2005
  20. No, David is downloading complete messages only, not headers, and did
    the same when on dial-up. In the old days, the time to download hundreds
    of posts was interminable.

    David Littlewood, Oct 31, 2005
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