Sony Viewdata KTX-9000 Review!!

I’ve probably not mentioned it before, but I have a couple of those old Sony Travel Agent Terminals which were on a long list of things to deal with when I’m bored. So after a year of on/off lockdowns and home working I’ve reached the boredom threshold where I’ve taken a look at the list.

Way back I wrote a program so I could use them as an info screen – but I got stuck and left it. Moving on 25 years later I dug them out of the loft and had a look at what I did and simplified it.

I’ve documented what I did for my first video for my YouTube Channel.

I’ve added an embedded video at the bottom of the post – enjoy!!

YouTube link to my Retro Site for you to enjoy


Might have done similar posts before, can’t be bothered to search!

Misty Fireworks – Brixham

Bit of a re-work from an old shot from a couple of years ago in Brixham

New Season (slightly late)

It’s that time again – actually it was a few weeks back, but I didn’t get round to posting the images for the 1st Quarterly, or the RoseBowl/3 of a kind.

So these are the efforts for the 2nd Quartlerly:


Central Library
Central Library
Centre Point

The Centre Point image did well in the quarterly as a digital image, but the lights in the building distracted the judge too much – so for the print i’ve toned them down a bit. The Central Library image is one I though might look good as a print – so I’ll give it a go.


Bins – back streets of Brum

Rock n Roll (title might change as I think its shite!)

A couple of randoms for the digital. They might change, but at least I’ve done some!

Final Quarter…..

With the league table very close after the 3rd quarterly I suppose I need to select carefully for the next round. My initial selections for both print and digital are below.

I’m not one to repeat images as mentioned before, but for the final competition a couple of returns are in order. Although strictly speaking only one is returning in its original form. 1st up are the prints. Paignton Pier was 2nd/3rd (I can’t remember exactly!) in the Mono competition so I can use it for the quarterly comp.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 – XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS – ƒ/11.0 – 18mm – 30 Seconds – iso200

The North Face image won the mono Digital completion, so I can use it again – but decided to enter it as a print this time. I’ve not got the print yet, so depending on the quality it might still be digital, but for now it’s a print.

Fujifilm X-E3 XF14mmF2.8 R ƒ/10.0 – 1/100 – iso200

Digital entries now…

Fujifilm X-Pro2 XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR ƒ/6.4 100.0 mm 1/7500 200

It’s a bit of an experiment is the above A380. It was well received on Twitter so I might just give it a go. I’m getting a print of this, so it might turn up in the print side of the comp – we’ll see.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR ƒ/6.4 196.6 mm 1/8000 200

Another mist shot, now the danger here is the judge might determine one mist shot to be better than the other and reject one. So this one might change. An alternative shot might be the following Street shot (The Point) – although as an art form Street doesn’t seem to go well with some judges.

Fujifilm X-E3 14.0 mm f/2.8 ƒ/8.0 – 1/80 – iso200 – Fuji Acros mode +Yellow filter