On a recent journey to the back of the cupboard I found a number of photographic items I no longer require. If you’re interested let me (Steven) know, either at the club or by sending me a message (click here).

Canon EOS-5 35MM camera body

Fancy going old skool? Hanker for the quality you can only achieve from shooting film? Then pop some Velvia 100 in this Canon 5 and take a trip back to the 1990s. It’s in great condition and includes a working battery. With a Canon EF lens mount you’ll be able to use your current lenses too. It’s only flaw is it’s not a Nikon. Price – £20

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM – Canon fit

Super sharp, super fast and super forgot about at the back of the cupboard. Not been used for maybe 5 years. I used it for shooting panoramic shots as it captures lots of detail, ideal for low-light conditions too. Great condition. Price £140 

[SOLD] Iiyama Prolite 82403WS 24” HD monitor

Features: resolution 1920 x 1200, aspect ratio 16:10, VGA and HDMI connections and 2 x 2w speakers. Recent news to me, it also rotates 90 degrees! not sure why, perhaps so you can still watch it while lying on the sofa. Price £20

[SOLD] Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod (no head)

Like its owner it’s starting to show signs of wear, but still works fine. Has a horizontal centre column feature, good for table top photography. There’s an overview video on YouTube, click to view. Price £30

Sto-Fen Omni Bounce

Flash diffuser for Canon Speedlight 430EX and 430EXii. Price £5


[SOLD] Wacom Graphics Tablet PTZ 630

A5 tablet with stylus that connects via USB. It’s easier to retouch photos using a tablet than with a mouse. Drivers should be available to download from Wacom website. The button on the stylus is broken, hence the Sellotape, but that button isn’t critical to its usability (it’s never worked since I’ve owned it). Price £5

[SOLD] Wacom Graphics Tablet Bamboo MTE-450A

A6 tablet with stylus, as above minus the Sellotape and broken button. Review on YouTube – click here. Price £10

[SOLD] LaCie external hard drive – 320GB, Firewire 800/400 and USB 2 connections.

Includes power supply. I won’t drive a hard bargain on this hard drive.  Price £5


All prices include free delivery to the Thomas Cook Hall.


Colour Management – Thursday 9th April

Peter Lovelock will be presenting an  overview of colour workflow with emphasis on ensuring your monitor and capture devices deliver the best colour with the least stress; ultimately leading to a simple screen to print match.

This will help to answer those questions as to why do the colours look different between your screen and the projector, or look totally different when you print them off.

Peter works for Colour Confidence and their site should give you some insight into the products and tools that can be used.



Coffee Morning Saturday 22nd March


We will be holding a Photographic Print Exhibition and Coffee Morning on Saturday 22nd March between 10.00am and 12.30 at The Thomas Cook Memorial Hall, High Street, Melbourne. This will be an opportunity to enjoy a morning of contemporary photography in a relaxed and friendly environment. Refreshments are available and also a sale of photographic prints and cards will take place. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Items for Sale

There are a number of the Melbourne Photographic Society assets for sale to the members. These items are no longer needed, as we have upgraded them. These items are open for any member to make an offer to purchase them. Full details can be found in  the members area.

Items include:

  • Pradovit Slide Projector
  • Benq Digital Projector
  • Projector Screen
  • Epson 1290 Printer (A3)


Calke Abbey Gardens, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained. 1987 – 2013

A Talk by National Trust Head Gardener, Steve Biggins.

Friday November 8th 2013

Steve has undertaken the restoration of the gardens from their neglected condition to the present day glory.  This fascinating talk on behalf of the Melbourne Photographic Society will be held at the Melbourne Assembly Rooms Friday November 8th 2013 at 07:30 pm.  Light Refreshments and a licensed bar will be available. Book early for your tickets, as  places are strictly limited .

Tickets can be purchased from Melbourne Assembly rooms at only £10 per person, please call :01332 863522 or email: Info@melbourneassemblerooms.org.uk

For details of the event, click on the following link. Calke Talk Poster V2