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s2 Raw - HyperUtility where is it

17 January 2005 - 09:11 AM

I have just started experimenting in shooting in RAW with my S2 and have read Eric's article and numerous threads.

One thing that becomes clear very quickly is that you need to have a stable of convertors at your beck and call. From Erics article I got the impression that quite often the best results are found using the manufacturers convertor.

I cannot find Fuji's HyperUtility (which includes the RAW convertor)anywhere ! I know that it is now given away free with the S20 and even S2's (it certainly wasn't with mine) I can download the update from the fuji site but it asks for the original cd to be loaded first. I have checked the fujimall and its not available for purchase there.

Does anyone know where I can get my hands on the software ?

Rechargable Batteries - what an exciting topic !

17 January 2005 - 08:42 AM

I recently grabbed my s2 and headed for the great outdoors hoping to become closer friends with the wee beast.

Testing before I headed out I noticed that the batteries were flat - no worries I had charged my entire collection of AA's and carefully stored them in little battery boxes to stop them discharging.

or so I thought

All 24 were flat - well enough life to power on and tell me that the batteries were on low life too risky to head out into the wilds of South London. My charger is a Sony, if I use batteries hot from the charger they last as expected. I have 4 different makes of battery anasmann, sony, uniross and sunpak

What am I doing wrong ?

The batteries had probably been charged and stored about 2 mths ago.

Are the discharging on there own in the battery box ?
If I leave the batteries in the charger after they have finished charging do they start to discharge?

Very small cuttlefish

04 January 2005 - 08:27 AM

I have had a look through the suggest sites for Identifying wee beasties and the closest I can find is a crinoid cuttlefish.

The photo was taking at 15m off the wall at Sipidan in the early evening last August. The cuttlefish was only approx 1cm long and very skittish. It was a nightmare trying to keep track of him/her !!

Any suggestions ?

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Does anyone fancy shore diving in Monterey this Sat (9th Oct

05 October 2004 - 05:07 PM

Hi all,

I am currently on a business trip in Northern California and was looking for a buddy to go for a couple of shore dives around Monterey on Sat 9th Oct. I was initally planning a boat trip but the water is looking like it is going to be rather bumpy. ( I usually dive in the UK so am used to the slightly chilly waters)

I don't know the area at all so cannot suggest a dive site however anywhere relatively calm and camera friendly will do. Experience wise I am a PADI MSDT and have been diving for 18 yrs so hopefully will not require too much looking after.

If anyone is diving and has a spare spot or is like me and looking for a buddy please feel free to reply here or PM me


Pics from Monterey - Hammer me please

23 September 2004 - 10:43 AM

Here are a couple of images from last weekend in Monterey. I have cropped the images and adjusted the levels. What do you think ? What could I have done in the water to improve the image and what post production recommendations do you have ?

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PS to those of you who saw my post on the critque forum note I have now read the rules and slapped my wrists and will behaving properly in the future, enthusiam got the better of me sorry