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   Old Thread  #1356 23 Sept 2011 at 7.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was just looking at jessops and they are selling the canon eos 500d with the 18-55mm plus 75-300mm for 580, does this seem a reasonable price?

I suppose the 75-300mm would cover the motor racing? And the 18-55mm is a good alrounder?

Sorry if i am being a pain
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   Old Thread  #1355 23 Sept 2011 at 7.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the reply mate ill let you no how i get on
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   Old Thread  #1354 23 Sept 2011 at 7.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hello mate,

In terms of the camera you would like, it depends what you want from it really and what you want to do with your photos.

For lenses, if you get a camera with a kit lens, such as the Canon EOS 500d that I have, then that will cover scenic shots and trophy shots.

You may then want to get yourself a zoom lens for motor racing, plenty available but i'd try and get one with some kind of optical stabilisation to compensate for shaking as you will probably be holding the camera in your hands rather than on a tripod.

Wildlife, bugs and flowers can be photographed with the kit lens, but for closer shots you'll want a macro lens if you want any detail in the finer shots.

So basically the camera with a kit lens, and one or two extra lenses, which you could easily get for under 800 I reckon, just depends what ones you choose!

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   Old Thread  #1353 23 Sept 2011 at 4.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi guys, i am currently looking at getting a dslr, i have my heart set on the nikon d5100, i need some advice on what lenses to get, i dont want to spend a fortune on them, budget about 200 maybe a bit more per lens. These are the situations that i wish to cover:

. Motor racing
. Trophy shots
. Scenic shots
. Wildlife, bugs and flowers.

Cheers, andrew
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   Old Thread  #1352 23 Sept 2011 at 11.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Impressive mate
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   Old Thread  #1351 23 Sept 2011 at 9.58am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not DSLR but .........

If only we could see in the right light the sky at night would be a wondrous sight. Trouble is after a few days it would be commonplace so nobody would look any more would they?

This is IC1795, part of the Heart nebula. It is an emission line image (that is the light captured is that emitted by certain gases namely hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur). There is a total of 11 hours exposure here and it is colour mapped to the Hubble palette.

Taken using a 190mm Maksutov Newtonian scope and a cooled (to ~-35c) mono CCD camera through Ha, OIII and SII filters.

(Those of a certain age might see the Aquaphibians submarine from Stingray)

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   Old Thread  #1350 23 Sept 2011 at 7.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
For those people who are interested in `Adobe Photoshop`, the October edition of Digital SLR photography is featuring how to use the `Liquify` filter. As well as other gems the section on creating mirror images and reflections could be useful in giving those lake views and I guess trophy shots an extra dimension.

For those people thinking about branching out into close up photography there is a great section on all the options available.
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   Old Thread  #1349 20 Sept 2011 at 11.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Impromptu shot of a Kitten who likes to hunt from our plant pot, 300mm Canon hand held
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   Old Thread  #1348 19 Sept 2011 at 8.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Very Nice shots dave!!

Did anyone get a shot of the moon last night around 9.30pm? I was walking home from my girlfriends and could see it just above the horizon, looking huge and VERY red! By the time I got home it was up in the sky and normal colour :(
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   Old Thread  #1347 18 Sept 2011 at 10.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not a wasted trip mate, nice work
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   Old Thread  #1346 18 Sept 2011 at 8.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice work dave
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   Old Thread  #1345 18 Sept 2011 at 8.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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heres a couple of shots i took while blanking last night
Misty Sunrise 18/09/11

Todays Moon Waning Gibbous
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   Old Thread  #1344 16 Sept 2011 at 7.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It appears that unlike Nikon and their older range of optics,the Canon old style lens will not fit onto the current Canon DSLR range. You can buy an adaptor for around 60 but there have been a few cases where it has been difficult to remove from the mount.
According to the camera guy Nikon on their better models have a programme built into the camera that will mesh with just about all the old Nikon range.
As it happens the Canon rep was in the shop at the time.
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   Old Thread  #1343 16 Sept 2011 at 6.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice shots ben, excellent quality
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   Old Thread  #1342 15 Sept 2011 at 8.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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cheers mate , ive been blown away by this lens carnt rate it highly enough these shots were just messing around whilst out with the dog today. Carnt wait to find some weird looking spiders and dragon flys to shoot .

just added one more pic to my post of a fly
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