Archive for February, 2008

Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens on a Nikon D200

23 February, 2008

I recently found myself searching eBay for a 50mm prime lens and wandered across a seller with several lots of the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens. Having read reasonably positive reviews of this particular piece of glass I decided it was worth a chance, and arranged to meet the seller in Colchester. This is the stuff […]

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Combining PDF files using Mac OSX

21 February, 2008

Every now and then I get the urge to start Adobe Acrobat when I’m using my Mac. I don’t like doing this, because Acrobat is a bit of a beast and I’ve had more failures with it than successes. It’s probably of my own doing, but I don’t seem to get on very well with […]

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Nikon Camera Control Pro Software version 2

20 February, 2008

Earlier this month I wrote in fairly scathing terms about the previous version of this software, which to all intents and purposes seemed prematurely released. It was slow, clunky, didn’t run well on a Mac (I understand Windows users were more satisfied) and generally wasn’t worth the money. I couldn’t then review version 2 as […]

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Firefox Search Bar tricks, changing the default Firefox search from US to UK

18 February, 2008

I’m a bit of a Firefox fan, despite the fact the browser seems to render colours with less saturation. One of the very nice things I like is the search bar at the top right, which contains links through to some of the most frequently used search engines. You can customise the list easily enough, […]

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Multimap and pop ups

14 February, 2008

I am getting fed up with Multimap as a site. It used to be excellent, but they have tarnished themselves in my opinion by introducing unsolicited windows that appear in the background when you search for an address. Why? It was pretty good before, but I am losing the will to continue visiting the site. […]

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