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  1. nimbus replied to the thread Cleaning old glass-plate negatives.

    The non-emulsion side is to all intents and purposes plain glass. As such it is not particularly vulnerable, the emulsion side is...

    Oct 23, 2017 at 2:35 PM
  2. nimbus replied to the thread adding a lens advice.

    Indeed, must have tapped the adjacent key and didn't notice!:confused:

    Oct 23, 2017 at 12:08 PM
  3. nimbus replied to the thread adding a lens advice.

    You do have a gap, right where normal kit lenses would cover. Something like a 28-70 might be worth looking at here, given that you are...

    Oct 23, 2017 at 11:34 AM
  4. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Modern coolants do include corrosion inhibitors in their constituents, but obviously they are diluted to working strength using water.

    Oct 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM
  5. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Smoke from the chemical content of the anti-freeze burning, which you can smell.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 10:45 PM
  6. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Or coolant is reaching the cylinders, due to a crack or a head gasket failing.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:33 PM
  7. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Probably not, nor any other political party either.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 2:35 PM
  8. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Oil consumption produces blue smoke, black smoke means incomplete combustion of fuel, essentially it is soot. There can be a number of...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 2:33 PM
  9. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Every time you trade a car you lose, the dealer has profit in both of them. I prefer not to run them into the ground too for several...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:56 PM
  10. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    It's hard to keep up to date with the taxation system here. Any bigger thirstier car is automatically more heavily taxed than a more...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:54 PM
  11. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Any fuel guzzler is effectively taxed both by the annual duty payable and at the pump, where both fuel tax and VAT are levied (in the UK...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:55 PM
  12. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    There are now concerns over the particulate emissions of domestic wood and fossil fuel stoves, which have risen greatly in popularity in...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 12:23 PM
  13. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    That would be a positive!

    Oct 19, 2017 at 12:19 PM
  14. nimbus replied to the thread Which car and should I buy a diesel car?.

    Yes, they still have to be extracted and processed though. Some are very toxic, battery and vehicle fires are not exactly unknown either.

    Oct 18, 2017 at 6:34 PM
  15. nimbus replied to the thread nikon 105 micro.

    I believe that all the current macro lenses of around this focal length are excellent. At least a Nikon lens should be more...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:14 PM