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  1. Sorry Chrissie, but your reply is somewhat offensive. It is of course a typo , as most readers would naturally assume. A pity you didn't simply assume the same and attempt to answer my query.Emails can be so unforgiving at times. As you have not even heard of the company I asked about, I'm surprised that you felt the need to add your comments regardless. Has anyone else any experience of this firm?
  2. I see that Punch offer an entry level Photo Editing computer for £595, with 2TB HDD and 240GB SSD, and 16mb RAM. Does anyone know if the company sells reliable machines? They certainly seem good as reviews are excellent, and you can actually speak to someone on the phone. Any help appreciated as I'm in need of upgrading very soon Here's the link to the computer mentioned above: https://www.punchtechnology.co.uk/product/entry-photography-pc/ Thanks
  3. That's what I was hoping you would say! Great. I have been using a 24" calibrated monitor for ages, and for what I do, it seems more than adequate. I'll tream myself to a new larger one one day though. Thanks again.
  4. Dear Chrissie, Many thanks for your reply which is very helpful. As you assume, I'm a keen amateur, but I process around 100 RAW images every week, and if you saw how slow my present kit is, you would opt, I suspect, for an upgrade. I suppose that the questions I should be asking is this: Having decided something HAS to be done, will spending £600 on this Dell machine be adequate, or is this too little/too mcuch to be spending: https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/desktops-and-all-in-ones/inspiron-small-desktop/spd/inspiron-3470-desktop/cd347007 Thanks again.
  5. I have been using an old Dell Optiplex 380 with a Pentium Dualcore E6700 processor for all editing, and whilst it does the job, it is rather slow, meaning when applying some edits, I have to wait many seconds for it to take effect (excuse the pun). Whilst many advocate that a minimum for editing should have an Intel i5 or i7 PLUS an additional SSD AND a graphics card, I feel this is rather over the top. I see that a typical Intel i5 processor (such as an 8400) is quoted as being around 385 times faster than my current processor. So my question really is: if I buy any basic model with such an i5 processor, will it stop me waiting, or will I still need an additional SSD or/and graphics card? I use Photoshop Elements 13, Topaz Adjust and not much else. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Many thanks LiveShots. Sounds like a good suggestion. Will check, and if nothing visible, will use an air line. May be drastic, but it's going in the bin otherwise. Very much appreciated.
  7. When I go into my A6000 menu, the selected option will not remain on the screen....... instead it jumps to the next option or scrolls through the options, making changes to my settings impossible (i.e. If I select Drive Mode, it may jump to say Format, etc). It doesn't do this all the time, and when it does, it's behaves differently, so very random. I appreciate it looks like an electronics fault, but is it worth trying to 'reset' the camera first, to solve this issue..... IF there's any way to reset? It's now out of guarantee, so can anyone offer any guidance?
  8. Many thanks both. That's helpful. I had a suspicion that it was a simple answer. I've since done some testing, and without TTL the fastest speed I can set the camera to (with flash on camera) is 1/250th. Faster than that and part of the image is in shadow, from the shutter closing/opening. So looks like if I want faster settings, then I'll need a dedicated TTL. But for general purposes and me.... it'll be fine without. Much appreciated.
  9. I have a Sony A6000, and I also have a set of cheap wireless triggers that are reliable and work really well. However, to save space and time, I really need a simple cable that will slide onto my Sony hot-shoe, then I slide my flash unit onto the other end. But try as I may, it seems such a simple cable isn't available..... or is it? I know that other makes sell off-camera cables of say 1m or 1.5m lengths, and there are plenty on the internet, BUT they all specify that they're suitable only for specific makes. Why is this? Surely all I need is a simple cable with two connections either end (as in any standard hot-shoe) to send the on or off signal to the flash? The same third-party cheap Vitrox flash unit works just fine when fitted directly onto my camera. Can anyone therefore suggest a cable that will work, and explain why so many specify certain makes only? Any help appreciated Cris PS: If anyone is looking for a cheap and very reliable wireless flash triggers, I can recommend this for just £23..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/YONGNUO-Rf603ii-Flash-Trigger-Shutter-Release-Remote-Control-for-Canon-Camera-C1/1764835023?iid=272200656410
  10. Many thanks Scott & Jonathan. I was going to try using Chrome. I have already created an account on Play Memories, but it did not ask me for credit card or payment info. This makes me think that maybe apps are not available in the UK. Can anyone confirm this. Very helpful to hear that the Focus bracketting is weak.... I did wonder! In view of Jonathan's comments, I think I'll abandon all hope. It doesn't now seem worth the effort of overcoming all Sonys hurdles just to get access to apps that are not really up to what customers should expect :-( Thanks for your comments. Very helpful.
  11. As a newbie who has owned an A6000 for two years, I am amazed to find out by chance that Sony offer dozens of apps for my camera (some free, some paid for). BUT having downloaded and run their 'downloader' tool, I am still unable to pay for, or download the apps I want....... Every time I click on "proceed to purchase", a window opens asking me to download their downloader tool again (which I have done twice now)! Please please can someone tell me what's going on and how I can download apps to my camera. I dearly want their focus bracketting app (priced at £3.99). Thanks
  12. I have a Sony A6000, and I've bought a pair of Yongnuo transceivers (Model RF603C ii). One goes on the camera hotshoe, the other can be used to activate the camera shutter from up to 100 metres away. To use them in this way, I know that a cable needs to be attached (connecting the trigger mounted on the camera to the camera itself). My question is this: What type of cable must I order, and which of the two camera sockets should it connect to? Should it be what is called the 'mini USB' socket or the other one? Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Problem solved thanks to your help Reinhold........ So I have to set the camera to the way I want with all my chosen settings, as though I'm about to take a photo, BEFORE I select 1, 2 or 3 to allocate these settings. It's clear now!! I was just so used to finding a menu option BEFORE, selecting my choice. It's always simple, when you know the answer. Many many thanks.
  14. Thanks for the reply Timde, but the link you provide only tells me what I already know. It says..... "Hit 'Menu', under the camera icon, go to page 7, the bottom option is 'memory' Choose either "register 1 or 2" and boom save your settings". Having got to where I choose 1, 2 or 3 (as described in your link), how do I then tell the camera what settings I want to choose? Is it just me, or are other people having problems with this?
  15. I have read and re-read the 200 page Sony (PDF) "Manual" thoroughly, but am unable to find any description of how to input my selections onto the Memory Recall. Yes it tells you how to choose one of the three options for memory recall, but no way in which I can input my favourite settings onto any of the three. Please can anyone tell me what I have to do, and why Sony don't tell us?
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