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   Old Thread  #1915  8 Nov 2012 at 3.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
To all fans of the technical side of photography.

To prevent threads cropping up left right and center across many boards, please use this thread to ask techie questions, get techie answers and show off your techie skills.
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   Old Thread  #1000  15 Dec 2008 at 4.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #2319 11 Mar 2019 at 6.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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F4 will keep you and the fish sharp but throw the background out nicely aslong as there is a good separation from the background

Use a depth of field calculator if you are unsure, plenty online or apps to download.

edit: just replied to a year old post - apologies!
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   Old Thread  #2318 15 Feb 2019 at 7.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well, maybe this will change soon. I got into fishing photography thanks to this: http://noon-day.com/ and I've become quite good at it. That company is also worth checking out, by the way.
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   Old Thread  #2317 21 Jan 2019 at 5.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Has anyone had any luck capturing the blood moon?
I got up at 4 and have only had the odd glimpse through clouds. Here's hoping it clears a bit before I head to work
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   Old Thread  #2316 30 Oct 2018 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't think there's anything to worry about really, with all the advantages of mirror less and the fact all the lenses will work with an adaptor, the only real issue is that some people just won't get on with an evf.

I'd think the Eos m mount will die before the ef mount, I expect to see crop sensor Eos r cameras in the near future

I'm a little disappointed Olympus didn't join Leica sigma and Panasonic in the l mount group, I'd definitely be interested in a full frame omd.
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   Old Thread  #2315 2 Oct 2018 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Guess not
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   Old Thread  #2314 12 Sept 2018 at 2.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
So guys, with the recent release of the Nikon Z6/Z7 and Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless bodies, Sony's established mirrorless line, and Canons established EF-M APS-C line selling well, is anyone getting worried that DSLR will be phased out over the coming years?
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   Old Thread  #2313 19 Jun 2018 at 9.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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right guys...I own a canon 700d and am looking for recommendations for a good scenic/wildlife lens to give me more options than my 18-55 and 50mm. Can anyone recommend me anything - don't want to spend the earth (under £200 used)
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   Old Thread  #2312 21 Apr 2018 at 11.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Stunning birds they are.
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   Old Thread  #2311 21 Mar 2018 at 10.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Got the same lens. I find f5.6 the best all round aperture but f11 gives more depth of field. I use it wide open only for landscapes (scenics) when the focus is at infinity. Otherwise the dof is too shallow and it is all to easy to get blurred trophy shots.
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   Old Thread  #2310 21 Mar 2018 at 9.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only just realised this thread existed.
The Non Carp section often gets over looked. I did suggest they include it when you do a 'Read Next' but it never happened.
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   Old Thread  #2309 21 Mar 2018 at 8.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lovely shots

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Bloody foreigners
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   Old Thread  #2308 15 Mar 2018 at 11.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Risky. It will be sharpest a few stops above wide open. 2.5-3.2 I normally favour. Trial and error though mate, every day is different.
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   Old Thread  #2307 15 Mar 2018 at 8.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just bought a Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens. What aperture would be best for trophy shots? Is 1.8 too low?
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   Old Thread  #2306 14 Mar 2018 at 10.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Plenty to learn still but relatively happy

see if this guy can help

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   Old Thread  #2305 14 Mar 2018 at 7.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only just realised this thread existed. Had a scroll through and thereís some serious images on here!!
I got a bit of cash for my 30th so treated myself to a new lense which has really upped the interest. Hereís a few recent ones. Plenty to learn still but relatively happy.




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   Old Thread  #2304 4 Mar 2018 at 7.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It actually seems fine now, I might send it for a service anyway.
It's an olympus 12-40 2.8 so not exactly cheap!
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   Old Thread  #2303 4 Mar 2018 at 7.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ouch

At least the eye will heal for free! Lenses can be expensive!
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   Old Thread  #2302 4 Mar 2018 at 6.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thought some slow shutter + 2nd curtain flash shots of the kids throwing snowballs would be good....

About 3 shots in I got a football sized one right at the camera, got a bit of a black eye from the viewfinder and a jittering sound when the lens focuses

Longer lens and take cover next time
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   Old Thread  #2301 4 Mar 2018 at 5.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone been out in the snow?

All that white background great for high-key stuff.


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   Old Thread  #2300 13 Feb 2018 at 6.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ive made a few diffusers for macro stuff to give different effects, but they were all for a little nissin i40 and we're too small for my new flashes. The new ones are a bit too big tbh, I'll keep the nissin for now, I might get a godox tt350 and sell the nissin

I came across a website called strobist a few weeks back while I was trying to get to grips with a new multi flash setup, and it's helped me a lot.


lighting 101

A lot of the concepts can be scaled down for macro if that's what your struggling with
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   Old Thread  #2299 12 Feb 2018 at 6.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't know if this will help but....at our local flower nursery they sell ali tube about 15mm dia plus plastic fittings, I made a frame for a light box, when finished take apart and store, at Wilko's in the food storage section there are stainless steel bowls about 300mm dia, I drilled and fitted a bulb holder in 2 of them and used what ever bulb I wanted, cheap as chips

BTW I too am having problems getting the light I want.
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   Old Thread  #2298 4 Jan 2018 at 7.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I got a pair of godox flash guns and controller for Christmas, and couldn't resist when I saw an olympus 75mm 1.8 for £400, so my house has been like a portrait studio for the past week. The family were getting fed up do I thought id try them out for macro, but hit a snag when I realised none of my small diffusers would fit
PC300064
60mm macro with 26mm extention tubes at mfd

I could have done with a grid and a hood but I thought this would look interesting backlit

Can anyone recommend a book on portrait/studio lighting, I'm finding it difficult to get the look I want
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   Old Thread  #2297 3 Jan 2018 at 9.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Since all my pics are gone from the forum i thought id stick a few here.
I seem to be looking up a lot lately
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Taken handheld and heavily cropped, with another big moon at the end of the month I'll be hoping for something better

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I've never been happy with my astro shots, but i usually take them in the south east with all the light pollution that goes with it. An overnight stay in dorset fo work a couple of weeks back during the new moon got me the 1st shots I've been happy with,now I need to figure out how to stack multiple images to clean them up a bit. I'm also looking into getting a laowa 7.5mm f2 which should let me use a longer shutter speed,potentially letting me drop the iso by 2 stops

But there's always time for some arty stuff
PC300083

I really enjoy macro, but I've struggled a bit focusing on live insects, so I thought I'd practice by chasing the fish I'm my tank. I got a similar shot by mistake that was miles out of focus, so I spent a while trying to replicate it. In the end I swapped the 60mm macro for a 75mm with extention tubes to use the faster af
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   Old Thread  #2296 19 Oct 2017 at 1.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I still can't consider the canon mirrorless tbh, when you look at the dslr lens lineup for crop sensors there are some big gaps there, and with lots of reports of canon and nikon dropping full frame mirrorless cameras next year, the new lens lineups will probably be the same. Fuji and mft have better lens options for me unless I decided to step up to full frame.

Where can I get a 22mm f1.2 so cheap, the olympus one is £1200
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   Old Thread  #2295 19 Oct 2017 at 10.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree, you can buy an M5 mirrorless with kit lens PLUS a fixed f2 pancake for the same as the MKIII.
I was really looking forward to the MKIII release but tbh it's just confirmed that my next camera will be mirrorless.

Edit: You can get an M100 which has the same sensor as the MKIII, plus kit lens, plus 22 mm f1.2, for several hundred quid less than the MKIII!!!
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   Old Thread  #2294 18 Oct 2017 at 4.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It has gone up a sensor size though, a 15-45 constant 2.8 would be huge on that camera.

The price is more off putting, you can get a decent body and very good lens for that money
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   Old Thread  #2293 18 Oct 2017 at 1.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
So I see Canon has announced their G1X MKIII with a really slow lens. Very disappointing. The MKII is like the ultimate fishing camera IMO, looks like I'll be sticking with it....
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   Old Thread  #2292 25 Aug 2017 at 5.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If it's canon mount then yes, it'll say ef or ef-s in the name.
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   Old Thread  #2291 25 Aug 2017 at 3.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Can I use a Tamron Telephoto lens for my Canon 60D?
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   Old Thread  #2290 2 Aug 2017 at 6.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I probably should have updated those posts, I've gone through loads of options over the months since that post.
I think it's because I'm often using extention tubes with a macro lens, I haven't checked but it's probably giving me around 3:1 without throwing crop factor into the mix, so lighting is critical
Led ringflash, was adjustable but still pretty flat, colour was poor
Olympus twin macro flash, my favourite but pricey, also had the opposing effect to a ring, being a bit too harsh and directional for a lot of shots
Also tried a few leds on flexible arms without finding anything versatile enough to cover most bases.
Then I found 1001 articles about diy diffusers and now have a few options that cost next to nothing that I prefer to all the above options.
I may have to get an olympus flashgun soon to fully utilise the focus stacking features in my camera, and i may get a raynox filter to fit a zoom that doesn't work well with extenders, but other than that I'm quite happy with my kit.
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   Old Thread  #2289 2 Aug 2017 at 5.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you are a Canon user then the Yongnuo Macro Ring Lite YN14EX is worth looking at. This model meshes in with all the auto flash settings on the EOS models and is very easy to use.
This new breed of ring lite features two separate tubes that sit each side of the lens as opposed to the old style which was an unbroken ring around the lens and yes did give boring lighting but all that has changed with the new breed of guns.
I have been using one for over a year with a range of macro lenses magnifying from basic 1:1 life-size and 3x life-size and can't fault it apart from a slightly flimsy battery cover catch which I corrected with a small screw
From memory the cost was around £70UK from a well known shopping channel which is a fraction of the cost of the Canon model which this one seems to be a direct copy of.
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   Old Thread  #2288 3 Dec 2016 at 6.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #2287 3 Dec 2016 at 6.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the one I have is adjustable, can have light on one side or the other or both, also the amount of light.
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   Old Thread  #2286 3 Dec 2016 at 2.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You can do an awful lot with ps, but editing is a chore for me. I'd rather get 99% right in camera and do minor tweaks where needed.
With macro stuff I like to see the textures my eyes can't, and the ringflash does a good job of hiding this. I'll add a couple of pics later to show what I mean
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   Old Thread  #2285 3 Dec 2016 at 10.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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when I'm doing macro I use a ring light but shoot in RAW, when post editing in PS or PS Elements there are lots of tools for light/exposure adjustment, amazing software can do things you never thought possible.
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   Old Thread  #2284 3 Dec 2016 at 9.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
What type of macro flashes are best? I used a ring light type and didn't like the flat dull look. I don't want to spend much but want something easier than juggling off camera flash guns
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   Old Thread  #2283 13 Nov 2016 at 7.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The clouds were not very friendly tonight, lets hope tomorrow evening will be better.

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   Old Thread  #2282 13 Nov 2016 at 10.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
On the theme of surprise visitors I stumbled across a load of these in a clearing by my local river

Anyone know what they are? The Mrs wants some
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   Old Thread  #2281 13 Nov 2016 at 9.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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this guide popped up in my news feed
I don't have a lens long enough for the idea I had and I doubt I'll get one today.

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   Old Thread  #2280 12 Nov 2016 at 6.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
this Monday 14th Nov @4.30 pm there will be a "Super Moon" the closest its been to Earth in 70 years, SO, what's my best way to capture the occasion, shoot in RAW and adjust everything in L R/PS or fully auto and hope for the best?
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   Old Thread  #2279 7 Nov 2016 at 11.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Highly unusual visitor to my garden this morning. We love pheasant but I could never bring myself to shoot such a beautiful creature.

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   Old Thread  #2278 8 Oct 2016 at 6.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi guys.

Mrs just bought a cannon eos 80d.
Looking at buying her a memory card for this.

What would the best options be here?

Many thanks.
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   Old Thread  #2277 8 Oct 2016 at 8.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No it was the filter, my camera is mirrorless so light leaks aren't an issue.
I tried a few options and the cheap srb photographic one had the best colours, I'm now looking at the square filters from srb and cokin

Not sure whether to start with hard or soft grads, also whether auto focus works properly with linear polarisers
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I know it may be a bit late, but have you tried covering the eyepiece on long exposures? light hits the sensor through that as well.
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   Old Thread  #2275 29 Sept 2016 at 1.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use the 1.4 on my 750, lovely lens, 1.8 is ideal, don't want to be much under 2.8 for trophy shots as the DoF is too small.
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   Old Thread  #2274 21 Sept 2016 at 12.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I already have a Sigma 24-105mm art lens but its a little bulky and heavy (and expensive) to use for trophy shots
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It deserves better

I nearly bought the same camera with the sigma 50mm art lens, which is an awesome combo, too good for me, and too big for me to lug around like I do with my m43 kit.
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   Old Thread  #2272 13 Sept 2016 at 6.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi fellas

Anyone recommend a decent lens for self takes in all conditions

I've just purchased a Nikon d750 and was thinking of a Nikon f/1.8g 50mm prime lens

Anyone use one of these?
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   Old Thread  #2271 11 Sept 2016 at 4.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A flash will help a lot to fill the shadows, for ease of use you want one canon ttl compatable, and with a decent output

Something like a yongnuo 500 would fit the bill, but they're huge on small cameras



This flash is the same size, the camera probably twice the size of yours and half the size of a basic dslr.

I have a nissin i40 which is a better match with smaller cameras but given the cost you'd be better off getting a cheaper flash and better camera
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   Old Thread  #2270 9 Sept 2016 at 10.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think it depends on........in 30 years time do you want a good photo of what you caught today, I would get a good second hand DSLR and a half decent flash, but till then experiment with what you have now, I would be tempted to use the flash even on a sunny day (as infill) make notes and keep records of what you do, before digital I would put a NUMBER in the shot and on a note pad put what I did in that photo with that number, settings/distance/clouds/sun etc, can pick up a used camera for about £100-£130 and a flash for about £40 or £50, good luck and be patient


BTW how are you replying to a post 4 years ago that doesn't exist?
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   Old Thread  #2269 7 Sept 2016 at 7.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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After some advice i own a cannon g6 but only ever use it on auto.A place i fish has very tight swim and is half boards half greenery the last 2 times i have caught decent fish my photos have been awful as half the light in half the shot has been dull the other half bright due to low early morning sun.Resulting pictures were awful 1 was a blur with over exposure i was told the other 1 end of fish dark .Obviously i am a noob do i need a external flash or would a better camera be a better option for someone who only uses auto also night shots are not great either
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   Old Thread  #2268 30 Jul 2016 at 12.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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...generally the money is better spent on upgrading lenses rather than the cameras.

Good advice A camera is only as good as the glass on the front of it.
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   Old Thread  #2267 15 Jul 2016 at 0.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The 600/650/700d are all very capable cameras, touch screens in my opinion are not worth the extra, its definitely worth paying out for the best glass you can, people often say they need to upgrade cameras to get a better picture, and yes this is right in some cases, but generally the money is better spent on upgrading lenses rather than the cameras.
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   Old Thread  #2266 13 Jul 2016 at 4.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've recently been looking for the same and by the sounds of it I have a similar level of understanding of cameras. I've decided on a used 650D and a STM kit for now. I'll see how the kit images come out first and then decide if I want a prime or not. The 650D is almost identical to the 700D (although 700D has slightly better low light performance) but around the lower price of the 600D. 600D has an older processor, no touch LCD and a few other differences. I've had a play with a 50mm prime a bloke has at work and it seems you have to have the camera a mile away from you for a self take. Not great in tight swims. I was finding used 650D bodies with low-ish shutter counts (around 1500) for around £260. Used 18-55 STM kits for around £65.

If you want new though, the 700D is the only one available from those three. I'm sure there might be some new grey market or american 650s (T4i) around if that doesn't bother you.

I've learnt a shed load from watching reviews of these three cameras and some of the equivalent Nikons on Youtube. Their worth a look.

Hope this helps.
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   Old Thread  #2265 13 Jul 2016 at 7.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the input mate. Excuse my ignorance as I am really hoping to learn a lot about the technical side of photography. So the camera you recommend on paper seems less camera than the other 2. Am I right in assuming as long as the camera body has a decent pixel count it's the lens that makes the difference to the image quality/end result? The pancake lens looks a good option..soo many choices!
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   Old Thread  #2264 12 Jul 2016 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Canon 600d, and 35mm f2 would be within your budget or a 40mm pancake 2.8, id stay away from a 50mm on a crop sensor as it can be a bit tight in smaller swims, and to get that shallow depth of field you need a bit of distance between you and the camera or you won't even have the fish fully in focus.
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   Old Thread  #2263 12 Jul 2016 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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that might be a good option for me will take a look and look at some shots taken by this camera.
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   Old Thread  #2262 12 Jul 2016 at 11.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got a canon 700d. Less megapixals than the nikon but great camera.. flip round screen too and 399 at currys at the moment with the 18-55mm kit lens which means you could get the ef 50mm 1.8 lens too and still be in budget for the out of focus backgrounds.. great lens for the money. Not ideal if your capture shots are in very tight swims as you need the camera back a bit with the focal length on a crop sensor. You don't need to be a mile away and you get great shots. Hope this helps
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   Old Thread  #2261 12 Jul 2016 at 11.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys, I am looking for someone to point me in the right direction as am looking to get my first DSLR in the next few months.

I have a top budget of £500 and just wondered for me what would be the best option. What I want from it is crisp images 80% of my photography will be of captures with a few scenic shots and wildlife snaps. I like the shallow depth of field shots so needs good capabilities re this. Finally good self take capabilities so rotating screen is needed with good night-time results . I am currently looking at the Nikon d5500 this is obviously at the top end of my budget with standard kit lens. Are there better (cheaper which will give me the results I want) options out there to consider.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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   Old Thread  #2260 11 Jul 2016 at 5.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes
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   Old Thread  #2259 8 Jul 2016 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Evening guys. Do polarising filters have the same effect as polarised sun glasses do in reducing surface glare? So as to use with a telephoto zoom lens to locate and identify fish from distance.
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   Old Thread  #2258 12 Jun 2016 at 12.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
JACK-2

This chap was in the garden for about an hour calling for mum, I'm a lazy amateur so used a Nikon D5300 with a 70-300 zoom, no tripod (didn't think I would get as many photos as I did)
EDIT
After posting this photo he came back and it rained......where's my mum

2nd EDIT
He was still in the garden at 8pm so out came the spare landing net and he was caught, he was a guest at the cardboard box B&B for the night (he wouldn't have a prayer with the local cats), took him out this morning gave some breakfast before showing him the door, a bit later one of the parents came down and fed him, came back home couldn't see him.....job done, no it wasn't there he was on the bloody front gate post, I came out slammed the door and he flew down the road, from now on I'm letting nature take it' course
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   Old Thread  #2257 5 May 2016 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #2256 28 Apr 2016 at 4.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They're great models....one quite often sits on my boot waiting for food, a few weeks ago one landed on my boot then hopped up to my knee, I just froze with a big smile on my face

PS great photo
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   Old Thread  #2255 28 Apr 2016 at 1.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im a wedding photographer throughout the year but snapped this little guy when on a short session


Canon 6D 70-200 F2.8 L

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   Old Thread  #2254 26 Apr 2016 at 6.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok thanks, I'll have a look at some this week, I'm just not sure whether it'll be too bulky that I don't bother taking it out unless I'm actually planning to use it rather than just having it in the bag. Plus my primes are tiny and I'm not sure I'd have room for my fingers
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   Old Thread  #2253 23 Apr 2016 at 11.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you are ever thinking of using ND grads then you really need square/rectangular. Buy the holder then get the attachment rings you need or use step up/downs. Or keep it light and just carry a blob of blu tac.

If you are on a budget get the bigger set, you'll be better off in the long run. One polarising filter and holder will cancel out any savings made buy buying small.
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   Old Thread  #2252 23 Apr 2016 at 4.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What are the advantages of the square filters? I've stuck with the circular type up to now, and although I have polarizers to suit most lenses I just got the nd a size up for my biggest lens and got stepping rings. Would I need a holder to suit different lenses or are they adaptable?

Welding glass sounds interesting I'll check that out
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   Old Thread  #2251 23 Apr 2016 at 11.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use the Lee Big Stopper. You could just use some welding glass, there's plenty of info online and the colour shift is not impossible to correct.
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   Old Thread  #2250 23 Apr 2016 at 7.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks, i had a look andThey look good, a bit pricey and difficult to get hold of tho.
I'm working near Tottenham Court Road this week, a 2 minute walk from park cameras, so I'll take the camera and check a couple out.
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   Old Thread  #2249 22 Apr 2016 at 9.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Singh-Ray are supposed to be very good.
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   Old Thread  #2248 17 Apr 2016 at 10.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Can anyone recommend a decent 10 stopper nd filter?
I bought a tiffen pro nd 3.0 and the colour shift is extreme! No matter what I do to the white balance greens are reddish brown and I doubt I'll get the results I want with the computer

A quick test shot before I got my feet wet(luckily)




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Apparently it's due to the filter blocking the visible spectrum but not infra red, the newer tiffen filters block this out.
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   Old Thread  #2247 18 Feb 2016 at 8.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Any ideas on best way to capture/extract a still jpeg image from video footage on Canon D70?
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   Old Thread  #2246 28 Jan 2016 at 8.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anybody know any decent trusted firmware for Nikon cameras?

My mates got magic lantern on his Canon and it's absoloutey amazing!

Just annoying it isn't compatible with Nikon.

The intervalometer feature is probably the most useful one and I know I could just buy an external one but there were so many other cool features on there all together they really make a difference. Just wondering if anything similar is about for Nikon ?

Had a quick look about but a lot of it looks a bit dodgy to me... don't want to muck up my camera!!!
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   Old Thread  #2245 11 Jan 2016 at 1.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'll Google that thanks dave, camera had been out for hours, it was a clear night but pretty damp out.


Edit @19.30 not keen on putting that on an expensive lens, found a few articles and keeping the lens warm is the general conclusion. Got some hand warmers and neoprene strips so will try that next time I get the chance.
Ordered a bottle for my specs tho and if the heat doesn't help I'll put it on a uv filter
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   Old Thread  #2244 11 Jan 2016 at 12.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The post below will work but if you want to try something else there is a product called "Mista Brite" when used on spectacles you can hold them over steam without any steaming up, I must point out that I haven't used this on a camera lens but it does work on my bins and the inside of my crash helmet.
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   Old Thread  #2243 11 Jan 2016 at 12.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I find if leave your camera out of its case it will solve this. Let the lens glass be at the same temperature as outside.
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Anyone got any tips to stop the lens misting up during long exposures? Using the hood and letting the camera aclimatize first doesn't seem to help
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thanks
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   Old Thread  #2240 1 Oct 2015 at 10.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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http://www.manualslib.com/manual/24806/Canon-Powershot-Sx30-Is.html?page=96

Lower the F number the shallower the depth of field, i.e. In your case F2.7 more background blur. Try and keep your background as far away as possible, there is another way in wich involves zooming in, but not so great for self takes.
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   Old Thread  #2239 1 Oct 2015 at 7.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Guys is it possible to achieve the blurred background on trophy shorts with out a SLR. Ive just got a Canon SX30 bridge camera and i was hoping i could do it. Im a newbe to camera and keen to learn.

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   Old Thread  #2238 18 Sept 2015 at 8.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
just a heads up for you canon eos users .ive just bought a Yongnuo YN35mm EF 35mm F/2 Wide-angle Fixed AF lens from ebay for £67,the canon equivalent is around £350 ,great lens for self portrait fishing photos
youtube review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_sEM5wE3Ko
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   Old Thread  #2237 16 Aug 2015 at 11.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the reply. I try to find a balance between getting a full picture but not what you decribe. the pics look rediculous with extended arms and a tiny head.

There a local lad to me Craig Mortimer (with Gardner), check his pictures out on his Facebook page if you get some spare time. I loathe the bloke but he takes a cracking self take, I'm trying to achieve something similar to those.

I'm out Monday night fishing, So I'll have another play If I'm lucky enough to catch. I'll definately be playing with the ISO and other bits that have been advised. Sorry I am a novice at this, can I play with exposure compensation on my camera?

I'm working on the editing software, I have a copy of lightroom but need to change this laptop before I can start playing with it.

Do you know if you can get a remote for the Canon G11?

Thanks

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Ben, the photo isn't bad but there are a lot of shadows. This can be rectified simply post editing using most editing software packages. These days most photos you see are edited. Shoot with JPEG for two reasons. One you can get more on your sd card and two the camera edits it slightly for you.

For bright days I agree use an ISO of around 200 but play with exposure compensation too. I shot both canon and Nikon and find this is more affective on Nikon but this will take away the brightness a little giving you more detail. Also try and get slightly closer to the camera - not to make a double figure carp look like a thirty but to fill the frame! Get a cheap shutter remote off eBay and practise with it too. Self timer is great but the shutter remote will make your life much easier!! Hope this helps!
I've just started using a remote shutter. It does make me laugh at my syndicate when people are putting the carp as close as possible then lieing about the weight!

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   Old Thread  #2235 7 Aug 2015 at 12.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Gotta get out fishing first
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I'm glad it helped, just 1 word of warning..........DON'T post better photo's than me
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Thanks David, it's helped a lot already. Very easy to follow even for a noddy like me. Cheers
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I'm getting back into photography after a very long time out (25 years plus) I found Mike Browne easy to follow on YouTube, CLICK HERE for the link, I downloaded as much as I could with a YouTube downloader then refer to it when needed, hope this helps you, it did me
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A bit of fill-flash would improve things there.
When the sun is high in the sky, or when it's impractical to get it directly onto your face then a bit of fill-flash will get rid of those shadows.
Your flash isn't just for when it's dark out
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Thanks for the reply. I'll definately start playing with the iso. The aperture only reaches f8 on the G11. From what I've read the G11 isn't the best of camera for the 'blurred background' look, I'm asuming because of the lower aperture available? I'm happy with the little blur on my pic though. I can't find anything in the manual on continuous focusing. I'm a beginner at most with photography, so I'm trying to learn when I can.
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ben its not too bad, but try setting your iso your self and maybe step out of auto mode and into manual

sunny days iso 100- 200 and set aperture to say f11 this should give you a fairly good D O F so a sharper shot

on overcast days try upping iso to 400

will the g 11 do continuous focus? if so maybe try setting that

just try it out practice makes perfect
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Guys, need a little camera advice or suggestions for improvements. I hope it's OK to post this here and not in general discussion.

This is a self take from today



Now for you guys I'm sure this is pretty shocking, but for me I'm relatively happy with it but much can be proved upon I'm sure.

What adjustments could I make to the camera (G11) to improve on this for future self takes? The picture was taken on aperture priority, auto ISO and white balance and on built in timer. The light levels were very high when taking.

I'm guessing the slight grain or lack of 'crispness' could be a slight focusing issue on the timer (15 second delay, 5 shot burst)? This was the better of the bunch.

And yes a smile wouldn't go a miss

Thanks for any help

Ben
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   Old Thread  #2227 30 Jul 2015 at 1.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
cheers mate.

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loving these sundance
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That's a cracker ev
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BECKS CAN SLPASH (1 of 1)
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Yes mate. I didn't answer ur query as I didn't understand it in the other thread.
Pics taken in the garden with the lumix g6 and the 100-300 telephoto. Both shot wide open.
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Nice photos Paul, via Flickr?
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Not particularly good photography, just wanted to capture the moment last night.
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   Old Thread  #2217 24 Jun 2015 at 11.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks tufty

love a bit of nature myself but very unpredictable !! lol
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   Old Thread  #2216 22 Jun 2015 at 10.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think they are very very good!!!, love a bit of black and white, the match is rather good, might try something like that my self! well done

I do more nature stuff my self
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   Old Thread  #2215 22 Jun 2015 at 11.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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im sure 1 is fine. but that sort of pic is never to my taste. i much prefer natural shots.
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   Old Thread  #2214 22 Jun 2015 at 9.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks Sundance, not really happy with number one crappy weather and a bit of a rush will have to redo that one, i am no pro just enjoy it
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   Old Thread  #2213 21 Jun 2015 at 10.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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allright EV
photos 2 3 and 4 are very good. im no Tog myself. i only dabble but I know a few good uns and those
photos draw me in.
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   Old Thread  #2212 11 Jun 2015 at 8.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #2211 11 Jun 2015 at 2.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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OLD BARN-BLACK AND WHITE (1 of 1)

WET AND FED UP

WHEN IT EXPLODES

SELF PORTRAIT
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PM your way
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   Old Thread  #2209 10 May 2015 at 7.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Evening guys. I'm looking at gettin hold of some photo editing software. A friend of mine has shown me lightroom and I'm pretty impressed. Anyone know where I can get it at a reduced rate or even free ? I won't mind paying full price but would rather have a play and see if I get on with it first. Thanks, Ben
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   Old Thread  #2208 12 Apr 2015 at 7.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Got my new camera as well, these pictures were shot in RAW just in case I want to adjust the white balance in PS, they've had nothing done to them, straight from the camera.

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all hand held no tripod
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   Old Thread  #2207 10 Apr 2015 at 3.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
So yea, i did it. Finally took the plunge and got myself a great deal the other day.

Canon EOS 1200D DSLR Camera, Canon18-55 mm & 75-300 mm Telephoto Zoom Lenses, Canon 100EG Deluxe Gadget DSLR Camera Bag & 16 gig memory card.

Always had a camera knocking about (compact or bridge) for fishing but wanted a camera for something much much more. And oh my days am I over the moon?! These are out of this world.

Here are some pictures I've taken, they are not the best but id like to share anyway. Im limited to where i can go at the moment as i can't drive for a month or two so just been taking photos in the house/ garden. Although my girlfriend said she will take me to Otmore nature reserve on Sunday .













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   Old Thread  #2206 3 Apr 2015 at 6.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wot colour do you use, not grans old khaki draws
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   Old Thread  #2205 3 Apr 2015 at 6.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yes mate you dont need to put a black cloth over your head nowadays
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   Old Thread  #2204 2 Apr 2015 at 5.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What was the Camera, lenses, filters etc. I'm getting back into photography after a very long time , there have been a lot of improvements in the last 25 years.
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   Old Thread  #2203 28 Mar 2015 at 5.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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As said in my last post, it turned out to be a faulty card reader, only a couple of weeks old, when you plug it into the PC/laptop/Mac it could be rotated , at the time of purchase I thought it was a cool idea plus the young lady assistant had a lovely smile, it was a Kodak and Argos sell them but because of the movement I would not recommend it.
My old Sandisk will not work on a Mac that's why I bought the Kodak, Mmmm sometimes you get what you pay for (£9.99), I glad it wasn't the Nikon's.
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   Old Thread  #2202 28 Mar 2015 at 4.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are both cameras doing that?
Looks expensive
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   Old Thread  #2201 27 Mar 2015 at 6.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well impressed


Have you come across this problem?

I have 2 dslr's and have tried different combination's of card and camera, I don't know what is causing this effect, can anyone help please?

EDIT
I have been experimenting with the on board flash and a dedicated hot shoe flash, I have aimed the flash directly and also bounced it, I have turned the flash off and aimed at a picture with glass in the frame, It looks as though I am getting these line when I aim straight at a reflective subject, I am now thinking........would a UV or any other kind of filter reduce or even stop the line appearing.

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It was a faulty card reader
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   Old Thread  #2200 21 Mar 2015 at 11.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A few i managed. Not the best conditions on the day.

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   Old Thread  #2199 19 Mar 2015 at 11.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This was just a tester with the new solar filter i bought especially.
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   Old Thread  #2198 19 Mar 2015 at 9.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone gonna shoot the solar eclipse in the morning?

It's been so long since I did it I've forgot what to do, thank god for Google
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   Old Thread  #2197 8 Mar 2015 at 4.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks
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   Old Thread  #2196 7 Mar 2015 at 7.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Also take a peep at the view from the swim threads (tap view from the swim into the search box and toggle the general carp box)

Does anyone know if or how I can sync two yongnuo flashes to fire simultaneously in multi mode?

I have to press the test button to use this function and I doubt one would keep up with the other in slave mode
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   Old Thread  #2195 4 Mar 2015 at 9.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
starting to get into photography when I'm on the bank fishing and After having a look at this page there's a great deal to learn about some of these photos are beuties,got a wee place I fish and the wildlife is superb Hawks,owls,deer,badgers etc hope to get some nice photos this year and as I said nice to see some crackers on here.
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   Old Thread  #2194 26 Feb 2015 at 8.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Calumet & London Camera Exchange (branches elsewhere also) do S/H kit

Another for HDEW from me too - very well respected and reliable supplier of greys.

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   Old Thread  #2193 25 Feb 2015 at 9.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah I bought a 7D from Hdew Surrey, 18 months past, and yes think they are grey imports as the warranty is offered by them, or their repair centre at Glasgow, as opposed to canon themselves.
Sent me the wrong memory card, but a quick phone call soon resovled this.
Camera has been faultless and a very good price.

From my dealings Hdew 100%
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   Old Thread  #2192 25 Feb 2015 at 7.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have you tried CLICK HERE for Cex not always that cheap but you do get 12 months guarantee and you can buy online if you want.
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   Old Thread  #2191 25 Feb 2015 at 10.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I bought a lens from hdew cameras recently, some of the prices are cheaper than second hand. All grey imports though if that would bother you. (all from stock in UK though)

Cameraworld, wex photographic and park cameras do second hand stuff, bargains are pretty scarce though. Argos and currys throw up some bargains when their clearing stock
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   Old Thread  #2190 25 Feb 2015 at 8.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just wondering if anybody can point me in the right direction of a decent webiste that sells used/ second hand/ discounted digital SLRs please?
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   Old Thread  #2189 13 Feb 2015 at 3.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Ken
That's a good place to start, next time I'm out I will do as you suggest, BTW can we see some of your non prime shots


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If my pictures were as good as them I'd be happy
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   Old Thread  #2188 13 Feb 2015 at 3.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Program it by trial and error. You will soon find out if you have left a decent enough gap at the start. FWIW I see the initial delay at 20 seconds, the set it to take 12 exposures at 5 second intervals. After four, maybe five exposures I put the fish back on the mat and turn it round to do the other side. This gives a bit of leeway if she wants to flap or kick off while being turned. The 'turn around' shots are deleted after wards or are kept if there is any humour value to them!



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   Old Thread  #2187 12 Feb 2015 at 8.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I bought an intervalometer I've not been on the bank with it yet, I have set it up at home with the first delay of 10 second's then about 7 in between after that, taking 10 shots doe's that sound too short a time? I suppose it depends on how lively the fish is.

Any advise most welcome.
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   Old Thread  #2186 8 Feb 2015 at 2.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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More for video I expect, cheaper than a gimble but would need some seriously flat ground
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   Old Thread  #2185 8 Feb 2015 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My missus saw a tripod with wheels on, would that be for studio or what?
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   Old Thread  #2184 7 Feb 2015 at 11.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think it was av 4.5 and shutter/ISO were automatic. The camera wasn't that close, id guess 2m away. None of the picture was sharp, it had a slight 'blur' effect.

Using a canon rebel 2ti and standard lense which comes with it.

When I put the setting on full auto the pics came out much better
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   Old Thread  #2182 7 Feb 2015 at 3.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks Jim, I don't think it comes on a disk, just a card with a code on that you download.
I'm not particularly computer savvy so I would like to know if there's an idiot proof way to do it

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   Old Thread  #2181 6 Feb 2015 at 10.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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if yo had it on disc use that, Acronis True Image is a software that can copy hard drives, that's one way to do it, if you know how to download via torrent sites that's another, if you need more info on the above site's PM me.
CLICK HERE for more info ON ACRONIS.
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Can anyone tell me if Lightroom can be uninstalled from one pc and installed on another? I'd like some software to tweak a few shots but I'll be replacing my computer in April and I don't want to waste the money
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   Old Thread  #2179 4 Feb 2015 at 2.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A prime lens may not be the answer? When you were in av what was the shutter speed, iso etc? and if you were @3.5 and the camera was quite close to you, its going to give you a shallow D.O.F of you and the fish, was there any part of the picture that was sharp?

(what camera and lens?)
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   Old Thread  #2178 24 Jan 2015 at 10.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yea. That was on a tripod. I think way forward Is a prime lense. Cheers for the help
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   Old Thread  #2177 24 Jan 2015 at 12.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What Are the pics like of stationary objects with the camera on a tripod? Tiny movements will make the image look soft at slow shutter speeds. Also all lenses are sharpest stopped down a bit.

All of my primes are sharper than my kit lens (sometimes too sharp for what I want) as well as having better colour/contrast but I don't have Canon.

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   Old Thread  #2176 23 Jan 2015 at 6.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the replies. I tried using it on AV setting 3.5 to blur the background but the pics were no way near good, I then changed it to auto mode and the pics were better, The fish and I are in focus, just not really sharp. I think it's the lens as it's just the standard one you get with the camera

The lense refocused each time, which is what I wanted to happen (when looking to buy something) as I want to be able to turn the fish and still focus as opposed to being on manual and then when I move it not being able to refocus
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   Old Thread  #2175 23 Jan 2015 at 5.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Best bet is to use autofocus to fix on a bankstick etc where you will hold the fish, then put the camera into manual focus if you can so it stays fixed on that spot
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   Old Thread  #2174 20 Jan 2015 at 12.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's not the fault of the intervalometer, Vinnie, but the fault of the camera. Check your autofocus settings. Could be the camera has reset itself (it happens!) and is trying to focus on the background rather than on the subject. Setting the camera lense to f8 or f11 will increase the depth of field too.
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   Old Thread  #2173 19 Jan 2015 at 10.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I know! Will these lens give a better/sharper pic? I used my intervalometer at the weekend. And although they are good, there not sharp when u zoom in
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   Old Thread  #2172 10 Jan 2015 at 8.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If it's mainly for catch shots you might be better off with the 35mm unless all your venues have roomy swims. Stick your kit lens at 50mm and see how much space you need.

Edit: just seen the price for Canon 35mm
no wonder people stick with the 50
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   Old Thread  #2171 30 Dec 2014 at 11.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Youl then have to catch a fish then

I have a canon rebel t2i, the pics are ok but nothing special, there no way near as sharp as a lot of people's trophy shots. Am I right in thinking if I get a better lense this will help? I'm using the standard supplied lense. Will the 'nifty fifty' give me that much clearer pics?

Cheers
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That's a bit of a steal pimp The quality of the pictures you can take with a dslr are on another level with the right lens. They are harder to get used to but once you master them you won't look back
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   Old Thread  #2169 21 Nov 2014 at 10.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi all, i am looking to get a better camera and am currently using a canon sx10is which is a compact with some good features.
I have been offered a Nikon d90 with standard lens and another zoom lens and all the bits for 300.

Im wondering if this is a good deal and any thoughts on the D90

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   Old Thread  #2167 2 Nov 2014 at 11.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I checked a few comparisons, the transcend is probably better for me, and half the price with twice the capacity
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Eyefi transcend, probably not a million miles apart.
Just load the app to a device or two, switch camera on, then open app then it will automatically load pics.
You just have to pair devices the once.
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Thanks that's great, I wouldn't want raw files on my phone, that'd fill the memory quick not to mention the data usage.

I didn't realize there were compatability issues I'd better check that

Is there much difference between the eye fi and transcend versions?
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   Old Thread  #2164 1 Nov 2014 at 11.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes mate I used the Eyefi mobi card for my old camera, not compatible with new camera.
And worked well.
Saves connecting leads, also whilst bankside I could upload photos from camera to phone/tablet
Enabling me to send pics, if desired. But placed camera away from harms reach etc.
Think it was a class 10 card, so no major lag,
I don't think it can transfer Raw images, but I shoot in both Raw and JPEG and then if I want to edit from Raw I could, via leads/card and pc.

Check your camera is compatible!!

They do another card where I think you can transfer Raw files, mine was the mobile version.
Very good

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Anyone using wi fi sd cards?
do they work well and are they slow compared to a decent sdhc card
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   Old Thread  #2162 30 Oct 2014 at 10.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Liking the shot of Virginia waters waterfall I love walking that place, especially seeing the carp sunning themselves in the afternoon summer sun by the polo club end of the lake
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   Old Thread  #2161 27 Oct 2014 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Paul
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   Old Thread  #2160 22 Oct 2014 at 12.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Some great shots there
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   Old Thread  #2159 15 Oct 2014 at 8.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Been into photography for quite a few years, started really when i stopped fishing. Now im back into fishing no doubt the camera will be coming with me

Heres a few shots, all taken with canon 500d, with various lenses

These are my other hobbies besides fishing, Urban Exploring and Banger racing

Inside a cooling tower from a power plant
The Dream Machine

A ward from a derelict mental asylum
West Park Curtain Room

One of my favourite cars, Ford Cortina mk3 in banger racing spec
Used mk3 Tina HMC 2012

And of course the standard waterfall shots....
The Cascade From The Rght

Check out my flickr if your interested

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwstokes/
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   Old Thread  #2158 29 Sept 2014 at 7.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi jay.

I used the panasonic 100-300 telephoto lens on a panasonic lumix g6 camera

the pic was then cropped considerably.
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   Old Thread  #2157 11 Sept 2014 at 6.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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after a new camera not that clued up atm, am I right in saying dslr cameras are not exactly great for night shots?
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   Old Thread  #2156 10 Sept 2014 at 9.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sundance can I ask what lens was used for your pic please
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   Old Thread  #2154 21 Jul 2014 at 7.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'll get the nuts then.
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Some zebra in that squirrel Paul
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   Old Thread  #2152 12 Jun 2014 at 10.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Not posted any pics for while, there some cracking photos love the king fisher one. heres a few recent ones

Ben

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   Old Thread  #2149 24 Mar 2014 at 6.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
It's good to be The King"

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   Old Thread  #2148 20 Mar 2014 at 2.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good read keebs
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   Old Thread  #2147 20 Mar 2014 at 7.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same thing.
Black Chested Buzzard Eagle

WIKI

They are called different things in different countries.

I was lucky enough to see one in the wild in Santiago a couple of years ago.
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   Old Thread  #2146 19 Mar 2014 at 11.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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this i think is a grey buzzard eagle?? thanks, Chris Nea, based in shropshire hills
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Then no - "Levi" is in the Biggleswade area - he's also a Chilean Blue Eagle.

Nice shots of this majestic creature though
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can't rememberÖ.. was from hawkeyefalconry,
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   Old Thread  #2143 19 Mar 2014 at 7.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Very nice

Is that "Levi" ? If it is I've met him - magnificent bird.

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   Old Thread  #2140 15 Mar 2014 at 11.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Having seen Pete Castles' excellent slide show presentation on photography last weekend, and chatting to him and Shaun Harrison afterwards, I was surprised by their camera of choice. The good old Canon Powershot G5. The pics were brilliant, with great features for us anglers ( flip round screen/ ir remote). AND they are cheap. I bough one the following day on eBay , mint for £38!! Bargain! Spend what you save on a tripod and accessories
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   Old Thread  #2139 13 Mar 2014 at 1.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi Im looking to buy a bridge camera for around £150-£200! can anyone recomend a decent one for that price range?

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   Old Thread  #2137 18 Feb 2014 at 8.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Where do u live mate?
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   Old Thread  #2136 18 Feb 2014 at 8.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've also got young kids and getting quality pictures of them was a big factor in getting a decent camera, I'm also looking at better performance in low light so the zoom isn't really in my thinking, there is a f2.8 zoom but out of my budget unfortunately.

I might get the sigma 30 for now then see how I get on with it. But the small size of the Panasonic 20 does appeal to me....

Eenie meeny miney mo.......
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   Old Thread  #2135 18 Feb 2014 at 5.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi Duggs. Ive been using the lumix G series for about 3 years. I started with the g3 and the 14-42 kit zoom. mine was also a dissapointment. Apparently the 14-45 older kit lens was much better. I also had the 45-200 but I was given that.

I joined the Lumix forum and loved the look of the photos taken with the primes. As I have a young child I wanted good indoor photos. And liked the idea of a compact setup, So I bought the 20mm pancake for £220. As I was on a limited budget this was all i had for the first year or so.

I used it for indoor and outdoor even as a walk around on holiday. its true you do just move around more. but the photos blew the kit lens away. Yes the lenses cost a lot but I could now sell my 20mm second hand for nearly the same as I paid for it. as the price has risen. as opposed to my G3 body and kit lens that I just sold for £100.00.

So they are more of an investment than the bodies. the new 14-140 that panny recently launched is a great lens and images are near on as sharp as the 20mm and the olympus 45mm ( which i now also own). Just not as fast.

I got a deal at christmas with amazon and panasonic cashback where i paid 379.00 for G6 with 14-140. the lens sells for 400+ on its own. I mention this as you may may find them cheaper as people split the package and keep the part they want.
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   Old Thread  #2134 17 Feb 2014 at 5.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Might be the same as mine
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   Old Thread  #2133 17 Feb 2014 at 5.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It is a Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6. I think both lenses are now on version 2.
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Which zoom did you get?
I was going to wait a while for a prime but I bought a 45-150 Panasonic and the image quality seems miles better than the kit lens I've got.

I doubt I'd be carting two primes about tbh, I'm just not sure the Panasonic is worth double the price of the sigma....
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   Old Thread  #2131 17 Feb 2014 at 3.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got the 20mm f1.7 and i think it is very good for the money. I bought a zoom as well but thought it was cack so the 20mm hasn't been off the camera since. If you think you will use both the Sigmas then it might be worth going for it but maybe try the shorter one first and see if you need another. I always prefer travelling light with the minimum of kit and sticking to one focal length can really help you get better at composition, you actively move and seek out better viewpoints instead of just zooming or changing lenses all the time. I'm probably going to be replacing my MFT stuff with a Fuji X100s soon though as it is closer to what I want from a pocket camera.

Take your camera body to a shop and fire off some tests, see what feels best. If the shop is funny about it then go elsewhere but do try them all out.
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   Old Thread  #2130 17 Feb 2014 at 7.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi guys
Right then, I bought a new camera a while back, I'm now looking at getting a decent prime but in MFT format they're rather pricey.
There's a 20mm 1.7 or a 45mm 1.8 (double them for 35mm equiv) both well over 200 quid, and a Leica 25mm @over 400

The 45 is too long, the 25 too expensive

Sigma also do a 19mm 2.8 and a 30mm 2.8, I can get both for the price of the Panasonic 20.

I can't decide whether to get the more expensive 20 or the 2 sigmas??

Any thoughts?
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   Old Thread  #2129 12 Feb 2014 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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sparrow hawk. lovely. You will get it eventually

its all about lucky timing really.

The one thing I do to help myself out is i have the camera with the long zoom attached
loosely sitting in its bag by the kitchen back door. as thats where im most likey to look out
and see something.

of course, it sometimes has to be quickly run up the stairs to a bedroom window for a shot. then usually left up there
for the next time, when it has to be quickly retrieved. all thw time with me swearing and cursing , maybe fumbling to change a lens. only to find the chosen bird has long gone.

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   Old Thread  #2128 11 Feb 2014 at 9.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice Paul i'v got a sparrow hawk visit my apple tree about half an hour before dusk, can I get a snap can I heck.

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Cheers Dave. Tho it was shot in raw. Pp in Lightroom and I used a long tele lens. So some might say
I cheated lol.
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   Old Thread  #2126 10 Feb 2014 at 9.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice Shot Paul
I would love to get a shot of one
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   Old Thread  #2125 10 Feb 2014 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Got ya!



well happy. even if it was through my sons bedroom window. luckily the glass was clean. he flew off when i opened
it as gently as I could. So i think i made the right decision to take a shot first. ive seen him a few times and allways on the ground.
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   Old Thread  #2124 3 Feb 2014 at 8.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Anyone else having trouble viewing exif data with flickr, Is this something to do with the recent yahoo hack.
I've checked and double checked too no avail.

Sorted it, found uploading pics through my ipad was problem.
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   Old Thread  #2123 1 Feb 2014 at 4.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi just got myself a cannon g3 with a remote and tripod from fleabay at a bargain price i couldnt refuse the punt.......ive constructed a small box with a spring ect to work the remote with my knee...hate seeing remotes in pics.
qustion for the camera techs on here......how can i get the sexy blurred background ...fish in focus shots with this set up?
read somewhere about no being too close to the tress behind but being quite close to the camera, plus changing settiings in portrait?
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   Old Thread  #2122 27 Jan 2014 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks for the link all sorted now.
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   Old Thread  #2121 25 Jan 2014 at 5.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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itsm different that it autmaticall focuses each shot ?

Come again?

Each shot focuses with the intervalometer, you can also do exra long exposure shots or just use it as a shutter release, great bit of kit.

I went to get the g3, but they only had the display model and wouldn't do a deal. In a different shop I got the g5 for 30 quid more with 2 class10 cards and a basic cleaning kit
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   Old Thread  #2120 25 Jan 2014 at 3.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ah i see. with my g3 i always used a cheapo wireless remote which i could focus and then trigger 10 shots using the self timer. ive only just discovered this time lapse. itsm different that it autmaticall focuses each shot ?
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   Old Thread  #2119 25 Jan 2014 at 3.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No it doesn't, just the self timer that locks focus when you push the shutter button, not much use for self takes
I got an intervalometer on Amazon for 20 quid, works very well
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duggs. in the record menu. look for timelapse. you might have it.
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   Old Thread  #2117 24 Jan 2014 at 3.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Oldfletch click here Not sure if it's any use.
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It's a shame they didn't put one in the g5 too!

oldfletch Have you tried fuji's website?
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hi all help needed,i have a fuji s20 pro.but i have lost the software would any body know where i can download it free of charge.
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intervalometer or intervelometer

however its spelt. after reading our Ken mention it a few times. I googled the term.
Then i checked to see if there is one that work with My panasonic lumix G6. Suprise. it has a built in one
up to 9999 shots over 24 hours from half a sec to 10 minutes apparently.

Should be enough for 3 fish a year LOL
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If i wanted to take shots of star trails with a building or tree in foreground, how do i achieve this if my camera is pointing towards the stars? do i take a picture of the building / tree first? then adjust camera to the stars? Does anyone know the best settings for camera, i have a canon eos 600d, and any nice dark places out in the sticks near crystal palace to achieve these kind of pictures.
Thanks in advance
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Nice pic Paul, pin sharp!
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could it be the autofocus area is set for multi point and not centre point?
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lovely you have certainly brought the colour out
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Just wondered were you using live view
I have found the focusing in live view on my D5100 is very poor in low light.
I have tried using 3 sets of led torches and found this is not enough.
Though not in live view focusing through the lens should be ok with a torch

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One for Pete P.

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Most SLR's struggle to focus in the dark but if you had a decent head torch pointed at you it should have found focus.

Has the lens been switched to MF (Manual focus) rather than AF (Auto focus)?

Could condensation be a problem? We've has some pretty cold nights lately!

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See post 2087' may be the same for 600d
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Right guys I have a bit of a problem that's come up with my canon 600d needed to take a night shot of my carp the other night. Got a mate to do the honours so set it on auto but when it came to take the shot it would not focus even when another mate shone his head torch on me so it could get a fix it still sturggled to auto focus.

Any tips on how to do night shots
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Happy new year all

Liking the frog picture Jon
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Thanks Sheridan
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   Old Thread  #2099 26 Dec 2013 at 7.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice photo again Dave
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Lovely Tits Keebs
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lovely shots keebs keep at it
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   Old Thread  #2095 19 Dec 2013 at 4.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Got this fella this afternoon. shot with my xmas pressie panasonic 100-300 lens. 35mm equivalent is 200-600
hand held out of the kitchen window.

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   Old Thread  #2091 11 Dec 2013 at 8.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Sundance they're not just a gimmick then.
That camera is well within my budget, I'll try and have a play with a few.

I'm now looking at the g3, the Nikon 1 s1 and the canon eos m.

Its a first decent camera for me so any advice on what to look for is gratefully received


Edit: doesn't seem to be many dedicated lenses available for the canon, the Panasonic is looking like the kiddie with the best options so far
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   Old Thread  #2090 11 Dec 2013 at 2.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Duggs
I use a CSC a panasonic Lumix G3 with some fast primes mostly.

Panasonic and Olympus launched a system called micro four thirds. which describes the size of the mount. They are mirrorless , unlike a DSLR so can be made smaller. more importantly so can the lenses. There is a vast array of lenses now available from both companies . and as they share the same mount they are interchangeable.

Might be worth considering.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/1041
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   Old Thread  #2089 8 Dec 2013 at 1.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
What do you guys think of compact system cameras?
I'm looking to replace my Nikon bridge camera for something faster and more compact.

I'm looking at entry level Canon and Nikon models
All advice appreciated
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Thanks for your help.
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   Old Thread  #2087 4 Dec 2013 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Canon 650d, nightime self portraits using the LCD , live view.
Go into live view mode, press menu then press AF then select AF Quick.
This will stop the camera struggling in auto focus in low light, by way of a pre flash.
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   Old Thread  #2086 4 Dec 2013 at 8.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Does the lens hunt in night time conditions or does it find a focus ok. Bloody good picture that.
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I don't sorry, only this with the nifty fifty,

These lenses have a very wide appeture, ie opening allowing a lot of light to enter through to the sensor, at a lower f stop no, ie 1.8 wide open. But I can't say I have taken any nightime self takes with this lens, normally for me around 17-20mm small swims.

Please feel free
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Did yours work well in the dark? Any pics you could share ?
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Be fine, if you already have a kit lense may be worth setting to 50mm and try some test pics.
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Was this good at night? As I know you have to stand a fair way back. I do have an external flash a yongnuo 565 do you think this will give me enough power?
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I had this lense with the 650d, and for fishing self takes, if you have the space it really is a steal,
F,1.8- 2.2 Blurry background shots F,3-5 pretty sharp
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Hi guys I am after some camera lens advice. I am looking to purchase a canon 50mm 1.8. The camera I am using is 650d. I know it won't be true 50mm as it's a crop body sensor it will be 80mm. Any one used this or give me advice on what lens is best. Thanks in advance.
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   Old Thread  #2079 3 Dec 2013 at 10.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I went for the eye fi mobi card, just so that I can look at pics from the slr on my phone or, pad when at home, or whilst on the bank etc, and be able to put the camera away out of harms reach. And perhaps send a pic or two of my most recent captures.
Photos transfer seamlessly, but although classed as a 10 sd card it is slow, and defiantly will affect burst mode.
Another negative is that it doesn't support my canon,s video format of pal or nrtl.
So I won't be getting shot of my ipad card reader just yet.

@ Jon I normally just select medium,
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Quick dabble with the new toy...

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What size do you chaps select on Flickr to retain full clarity on here?
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Quite like the idea of the eye fi sd card, anyone used recommend eye fi mobi or the fx 2?
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   Old Thread  #2076 26 Nov 2013 at 11.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes, 9-O Capture is the kiddie Nikon have suggested. Many thanks!
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Just had a quick Google and still none the wiser. Is it still the D70? Are you Mac or Windows?

Check the USB settings and whether your software fully supports the D70, if not I'm sure Aperture does, Nikon Capture will definitely work and there are probably loads of Windows programs about for a few quid. Try the Nikon service people , they are excellent.
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Cheers Roman. lucky with Good light. Shot with a Panasonic lumix g3 and a 45mm 1.8 Olympus prime lens. Shot raw processed with Lightroom 4. 45mm on my system is 90mm on 35 film or full frame dslr.
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How are you sending it at the moment?

By camera-to-laptop cable.
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How sharp is that image
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How are you sending it at the moment?

Not something I use but you could shoot tethered to Lightroom or use a wifi enabled SD card such as the Toshiba FlashAir or Eye-Fi Mobi. Both methods should give you the full res pics on your laptop.
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Bit of help needed, please.

I use an intervalometer on my Nikon for self takes and normally fire off 10 shots at a time five of each side. Just to be sure, before I return the carp, I check the camera for framing, exposure and focus. While these are generally OK, I would ideally like to send the pix to my laptop so I can check each pic as it is taken.

At present I can send the pix directly to the laptop and to the DCIM>100 folder but only as a thumbnail.

Is there a way that I can get the pic to open as a full file screen image on the laptop as soon as the shot is taken? In this way I can check everything without putting the fish down or going back to the camera to check everything is OK.

I know there is an app for modern phones, ipads etc, but I am still stuck in the dark ages; the laptop is as modern as I get!
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we are dog sitting again....

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17 months and finally got somehting half decent of the jay.


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My apologies lol. trouble with my iMac. sorted now. i did manage to paste in all the posts the same picture
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Acorns work as well as boilies

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thanks a lot for the kind words guys. these next two were easier. i took advantage of some lovely golden light this afternoon just before the sun went down,




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Green Woodies are real bugger to get close to. Any photo is a result - superb garden visitor.
Never had one here so bit jealous really and it's not like we're short of ants!
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Is it? I'm sorry I can't see the red on the nape of the neck on my screen so I thought it was a male. I get them feeding on my peanut feeder in my garden too and if I'm really lucky I get to see a Green Woodpecker in the garden digging for ants. I will have to find my best pics and post one up here. Hopefully it will match the quality of all the other posts
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Male Woody - it has red on the back of the neck.

Very nice Paul

Got a female visiting my back garden lately for the peanuts.
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Lovely shot of a female woodie there
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nice shot of a great spotted woodpecker well done nice photo
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after a year of the odd sighting. finally got a pic of this chap in the garden:



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Thanks John
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Considering its early days I would be dead chuffed with these results. Looks like you made the right choice and wish you luck with it in the future
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Hi lads, ended up buying the tamron 90mm. So far I am very pleased with it and managed to get a few good shots that i feel are worthy on here looking at them on here is not quite the same as full screen, but its good enough

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Hi Andy
I am a fan of Tamron lenses which are a tad underrated. My 75-300 half life size is a good one. On the question of who do you buy a macro lens from thatís a difficult one. There are a lot of on-line traders who deal in grey imports and they are usually priced way below the UK price.
There is a risk and I guess it depends if you feel it is one worth taking. Thatís about all I can say about this as I am undecided.
As to choice of macro for me a shortlist would contain a Canon 100mm, (the bog standard one) I would look long and hard at the Tamron, as I fancy in the lower price bracket it is a good one. In the upper price bracket it would be the Canon MP65. My choice of macro is swayed because I own macro lenses so ease of use would be a consideration, my main macro lens is a manual.

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Looks the same Andy to me, Cross checked the model no and it seems to be same model, good price
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Hi guys, I have been doing some more research seeing as you reccomend the tamron.

I found this lens on jessops, which seems to be the standard uk price at £369

But I have also found the same lens from digitalrev (grey import company) which is priced at £220

Without sounding like a doughnut, can you guys help me confirm that this is the same lens as its a heck of a lot cheaper! Also have any of you used this company before, it's got hundreds of good reviews but it's always nice to hear it from someone you know.

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/products/tamron/90mm-f2-8-sp-di-macro-1-1-canon-af--29447/show.html

http://www.digitalrev.com/product/tamron-sp-af-90mm-f/Mzcz

Sorry not sure how to do links

Thanks for your help over the last few days btw
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Any of you like an incident light meter attachment for your iPhone 4/4S?

Luxi

I ordered one of these, promptly forgot about it and upgraded my phone. It is still in the blister pack.

Incident light readings are very useful as they measure the light falling on your subject, not the reflected light which can sometimes cause errors in exposure. This was going to save a bit of space in my camera bag.

£20 posted.
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Thanks for the link ev
I used an old Pringles tube for mine, these are ideal as they are foil lined ;-)
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Thanks Jeffery, I'll add you now
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The Canon 100mm USM is a good choice as is the Tamron. My flickr page is a mixture of flower macro's and insects, mainly taken with vintage lenses details are johnt2012 if you fancy a look.
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DAVES DIFFUSER
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Thnaks for posting dave I was looking at the canon ef 100mm usm so much cheaper than the one with is, I haven't found a bad word about it so I reckon I will go for that as I do use the 18-55mm for general use. I'm glad you dont need a ring flash for every shot, but will be something I shall buy in the future hopefully. If you didnt realise I added you on Flickr last night, you have a very impressive portfolio
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Thanks Andy, Yes i shoot all my Macros hand held using my Nikkor 105mm f.2.8 vr micro. The Canon 100mm is a brilliant though expensive lens, For cheaper the tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 is great or could always go down the reverse lens route and john can help you out with some good advice
No you don't have to have a ring flash i only used a simple diffuser on a secondhand SB400 unit untill recently went i went mad and bought a very expensive Nikon R1C1 system.
People tend to use and rely on to much flash with macro sometimes. Though you do need extra light in most 1to1 shots i like to up the iso and use as much natural light as possible.
You can even make a fairly good diffuser to take enough light from your built in flash to the subject for usable depth. I made something very similar to this
http://blog.crispian.org/2012/03/home-made-macro-flash-diffusers.html
Never could figure out how to link web pages on here lol. Pictures are easy
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   Old Thread  #2040 19 Sept 2013 at 6.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Many thanks for posting, certainly a improvement. Will definitely give this a try when I'm feeling brave enough!
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   Old Thread  #2038 19 Sept 2013 at 5.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Manual settings on an Auto Lens width=500>
Shot 1 shows lens reversed. Shot 2 shows the much magnified image Shot 3 shows the largest image you can get with the lens used the normal way

Take your 18-55mm lens off the camera and turn it around so that the front of the lens is now facing the camera body. Set the zoom at 55mm. carefully place the lens against the body and have a look through the viewfinder.
Chose an object with some detail and move the body and lens backwards and forwards until it comes into sharp focus.

This is called reverse lens and to attach the lens to the body you need a `reversing ring` which has a male screw thread on one side and a Canon EOS mount on the other. One side screws into the filter mount on the lens and then mounts onto the camera.

As you are using an electric lens there is no way you can set an aperture on it. The aperture is set on the body and the contacts in lens and body talk to each other which sets the aperture on the lens.
As you have broken that contact, that canít happen but you can trick the lens into setting and keeping an aperture set and retained when the lens is taken off the cameraí

Put the camera into AV mode and set an aperture f8 is a good choice
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On the camera body there is a small button called `Depth of Field Preview Button` ( the button manually stops the lens down to the aperture set)

Keeping the button pressed in, dismount the lens from the camera.

You now have a lens set at the aperture you have selected and it will retain that setting until you mount the lens again.

When the lens is mounted either in reversed lens mode or using manual extension tubes or a set of bellows the camera will match a speed which allows for an appropriate exposure.

The slight downside is that the image seen in the viewfinder will be darker because you are looking through a smaller aperture than if the lens was in full auto mode at maximum aperture. A middle of the road aperture does overcome this situation to a great extent.

Cost of a reversing ring around £5UK, Cost of manual extension tubes around £15 UK.
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   Old Thread  #2037 19 Sept 2013 at 11.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use a canon 600d, so hopefully I have the right one as £5 is a bit cheaper than £400!
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   Old Thread  #2036 19 Sept 2013 at 10.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Your welcome Andrew. What camera do you use? as there is a tweak with Canon models that gets you approaching 1/1 lifesize with the 18-55mm lens for around £5
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   Old Thread  #2035 19 Sept 2013 at 10.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's great! Many thanks Jeff just shows you dont have to spend a fortune, hopefully i will be uploading some pics here soon.
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   Old Thread  #2034 18 Sept 2013 at 11.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Andrew
If you are looking at insect macroís then they are taken hand held. A tripod is useful for stationary objects such as flowers. You can get some much needed stability from using a mono pod but generally itís hand held.
You do not need to buy a ring flash for macro photography. They are expensive although you can get an LED version off the bay for less than £20. A ring flash gives shadow less lighting and delivers the light directly onto the subject but the lighting is very flat and tends to give less contrast.
I own a ring flash but seldom use it preferring to use a Canon 430 ex with a diffuser attached which is a standard outfit amongst macro people.


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The lens in the picture is a Vivitar 90mm f2.8 Macro in FD mount adapted to Canon EOS mount. It's 30 years old and I paid £80 for it off the bay and it does this

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It also works quite nicely with flowers
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   Old Thread  #2033 18 Sept 2013 at 1.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Some great macro shots Dave! also I have a few questions if you wouldn't mind answering them, or anyone else who does macro photography:

Is most of your shots done handheld, or done using a tripod? Also do you find a ring flash is essential for macro shots as I'm looking at purchasing my first dedicated macro lens which aren't exactly cheap and I'm hoping I don't have to splash out a large amount of cash for a ring flash also, I plan on shooting insects/flowers predominantly outside if that helps.

Thanks in advance, Andrew.
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   Old Thread  #2032 1 Sept 2013 at 8.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
One from today


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   Old Thread  #2031 29 Aug 2013 at 2.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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loving this gizmo on my camera. 'blue is the colour'



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quite like this one, if i say so myself


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   Old Thread  #2029 29 Aug 2013 at 7.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
did know i could set my camera to only pick up certain colours

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   Old Thread  #2028 18 Aug 2013 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Have a look at BBC iplayer guys.

'Wild Camera men at work'

It is a good watch.
Presented by David Attenborough.
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   Old Thread  #2027 15 Aug 2013 at 7.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Pete
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   Old Thread  #2026 15 Aug 2013 at 12.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All I can say is brilliant photo Dave
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Many Thanks Shed
I have been taking some nice shots recently.
Heres another
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   Old Thread  #2024 12 Aug 2013 at 9.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Some nice pictures there David.
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Top tip mate. On my Sony the aperture mode is on the M setting. Will have a play. Cheers
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Dodge. Can u shot in aperture priority mode, often A on the camera? If so use that and set the aperture number a bit higher than it is so if its at 2 or 3 and the third reel is blurring up it to 5 or 6 and try it. You will be lowering the aperture by making the numbers higher (confusing I know).

This will give a a larger depth of field less light will be let in tho so the camera wil take care if that by lowering the shutter speed or raising the iso or a bit of both.
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This will sound stupid or thick, maybe both anyway.....

Best way to put this.........When I take a photo of my reels together the one furthest away is out of focus compared to the nearest! Is there anyway this can be sorted so all 3 are in focus? Its a sony hx20v
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