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Sutton Warrior

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  1. The reason 'the D3100 wont focus all lenses' is simply that Nikon have moved to focus motors in the lens at the budget end of the market. It no problem for most people, and IMHO, the new lens motor/setup works extremely well. However, the longer lenses as has been stated are not budget, so D90 is about as low as you can go . . . to accommodate both styles of Nikon lens. A D90 with a general purpose 18-105mm lens looks like will set you back about £660'ish? The other route suggested is a Bridge camera, lens up to X30!!! . . . trouble is the overall quality is compromised, this is 'as
  2. Watched Robson Green (loud mouthed git!) doing it 'Extreme Fishing' on the box the other night . . . 'Single handed' rod, large reel, but nothing out of the ordinary . . . other than the 120lb shark he hooked into!!! ET
  3. Hi Colin, yes the more I consider it, the more I think a waist level VF is the way to go for 'Street Work' . . . the slightly lower angle will often produce a more interesting picture as well, not sure about the 60D though?? Think about it . . . The DSLR is a big beast, very . . . 'look at me, I have a fancy camera' (some love it of course), same as 'big and fancy fast cars' . . . Cynical . . . I'm going to get into trouble . . . We will all be hunting around after old Rolleiflex type cameras SW
  4. Fascinating . . . I have tried a bit of 'street' myself . . . felt very self conscious/uncomfortable. However, I was fiddling the other day with my G1 using the fold out screen at waist level as a VF, it felt so comfortable. The video showed Vivian Maier with an old waist type VF Rolflex camera . . . I wonder if a waist type setup might get over the self conscious/hostile reactions of a lot of street photography today. Thinking about it, it simple feels like a much more benign way to go about taking pictures? SW
  5. Thanks for your comment Clifftop, Squirrel and Dove were both taken with the G1 + Panasonics 45-200mm lens, the other three were G1 + 14-45. The 200mm lens I am having to get used to . . . it has its foibles as does the G1! . . . but get it right and nice shots can be produced. All part of my new health regime . . . to go out on the bike with out a universal coverage in focal length seems a wast? I have managed to get G1, 14-45mm, 45-200mm into a KATA Mini bag 7"w x 4.5"d x 7"h. this then fits comfortably in a handle bar bag. Can't get the D90 to fit with a long lens, however the new
  6. Its been so long since I posted on here, my appologies A few recent pictures: Kit has seen a bit of massaging, most are now take with a standard walk about lens, an 18-70 on the D90 or a 14-45 on a Panasonic G1. I favour the G1, as it is small, light, has an animated screen and sits in my 'man bag' 24/7! New regime will start in the spring, 'Have new bike, Camera will travel', loose weight, get fit, whilst indulging in my pleasure of taking photos, amazing how practical a bike is, get in all those inaccessible places . . . SW SW
  7. When Grauvell MT's first hit these shores they certainly set tongues waging, I seem to remember some of the England Internationals used them to good effect???? Being a French design, and the French seem to like FS reels . . . ??? Mind you, being French dont say to much . . . 'they eat snails and frogs legs'!!!! I admit to liking light multi tip rods, I have a Ron Thompson Kamikaze, brilliant light bassing rod, although it is a trigger grip design that I use with a tiny bait casting multiplier in the river and an Abu 6500 Rocket at sea. SW
  8. Its a good job the tackle industry does not rely on me for a profit. I think about it a lot . . . but have not bought anything significant tackle wise in 5 years . . . I seem to spend about £50-£75 each year on restocking hooks, line and trace/end tackle material, I have a bucket full of leads that are ???? years old. In the summer I buy half a pound of rag per river bass sortie, winter fishing is almost exclusively with wholesale bought unwashed squid as bait . . . Hay I bought 25 lugworm last time out this winter . . . . and my boat costs me around £2000 per annum to moor, fuel and mai
  9. Kodak 3250 seems to be around £60??? Other makes are a similar price . . . However, inks vary from £30 a set to, I have heard, £45-£50 Kodak, bless their heart have grasped the nettle at £19 for a colour set, and the Kodak ink is supposed to be 'archive 100 year life'? However, how long the printer itself will last, thats another story. Its built to a budget, (like most things these days ) if I get 3 years . . . thats apparently the average life of printers across the board. My last printer, an expensive HP all in one, inks; £36 a colour set. Cost me £120, still only lasted 3 years!!! . . .
  10. Well if its for your 15 year old daughter, cost per print may be an issue? So see here, see video: http://fwd.five.tv/gadgets/computing/acces.../kodak-esp-3250 Makes one think . . . ? At £19 per cartridge set = 52p per (A4?) print compared with . . . I think it was around £1.30 for the second best buy A 'no brainer' in my book, I suspect you will be buying the ink? . . . Also, the Epson printer is not so compact with the paper feed high on the back?, this was also an issue for me. SW PS, if you want Wi-Fi connection, you need the next model up in the range. 'Staples' did m
  11. . . . Have Epsom overcome the ink jet blocking problem they always used to suffer from? If you did not print every couple of days, the ink dried in the jets, it took for ever to clean them and used a whole load of 'valuable ink' in the process . . . Epsom dont seem to get the rave reviews these days either, they are always there or there abouts, but, it seems to me, Canon take the honours??? I've recently bought the Kodak ESP3250 all in one printer, ink is half the price, quality is very good IMHO, set up was a near perfect match to what I had on screen. However, I only consider home prin
  12. Looks like an awful lot of 'PP'ing' to me . . . ?
  13. Mmm, looks like its still a bit early for the cod, Rod Markhams boat 'Tracy Jane' was reporting whiting, roka, doggies, small hounds and tope a couple of weekends back. There are some cod but they are on the more distant wrecks, making the boat fees expensive, an od one or two closer in, but its a lottery. A few roker, along with the od cod, to a couple of very lucky boats Some small bass within striking distance, if you know where and can take advantage of the weather. Seems at the moment the weather gods are playing 'silly-buggers', with widows only in the week Bad time of year, SW
  14. Looks like you done OK there n4lly . . . SW
  15. Went out with mate Colin last weekend, on a 24hour deep water sea bass hunt in the North sea. A 53ft sailing ketch is a very comfortable boat to be on, if a little frustrating on the fishing front, all the rigging and its 7ft to the water line!!! However, where there is a will there is a way: Friday night around 9pm, on the way out, Felistowe dock cranes on the left horizon, about 3 miles: We were heading 35 miles off shore . . arrived around midnight, put the anchor down grab a few hours kip, up at 4.30am, feather some live sand eel for bait, we had a great day: These b
  16. Hi Judy, long-time no speak? I've not been around much recently either. I trust you are well? So your question, basic answer . . . get a bigger handbag . . . well you did ask . . . ouch!!! . . . I have looked at the two camera specs in the links . . . Initially I liked the Powershot's stabilised x14 lens . . . compared with the Panasonics x12 unstabilised offering, personally I dont see any point in GPS? However, I then looked at the 'sample picture' pages . . . O'dear, the Powershot just did not do it, my feeling was 'lifeless', one or two were OK but they were strong subjects a
  17. Yes Colin, I thought about it for a while . . . then looked a bit . . . I have gone away from the 'Joby' ball head. Originally I was looking at the Panosonic G1, a little extra weight in the D5000, so I had a search, came up with the 'Kood BH-02B' its light in weight, rated at 2kg support, the removable plate is cast, rather than the plastic Joby, and its an excellent fixing/safe release mechanism. Bonus!!! the plate is the same both sides, so want to use the flappy screen, turn tripod/monopod round, click! job done no interference, problem solved. OK you cant see the spirit level and the re
  18. Here we go, taken at the end of a long working day for me, nearly 400 miles round trip to Southampton. But my new back to basics 'Have bag will travel' system, complete with Nikon D5000, camera by my side 24/7! meant I was able to catch this sunset on the last knockings, a few miles from home after dropping my pasengers off SW
  19. I would have been proud to have taken this one Rich, nice one SW
  20. Looking at the Exif information: Shutter: 1/60th, Aperture: F3.5, Program: Creative, ISO: 200 Shutter to slow, aperture to big and program should be manual or 'Auto P' with an EV+ option, this allows the aperture to be over-ridden. I suspect creative is 'Manual'? in which case stop down a notch at least, then shoot the pic, open the aperture half a notch, then same again, another half a a notch . . . it is trial and error, then choose the best one on the computer. Under expose is better than over expose, you loose detail with O/E, slight U/E will allow some leeway to draw the picture
  21. How about these for a couple of grabbed pictures, in London today, sitting at traffic lights, trying out the new camera, and bag arrangement: Wheres my sun glasses . . . Reality of life . . . SW
  22. 'Wet dock, water front redevelopment' in Ipswich. SW
  23. I thought that to Elton, so I went back to the 'system restore point' that I set up before I upgraded. That did not help, by the way, IEv.8 is a big improvement, much faster . . . SW
  24. With a little perseverance, I think I have tracked it down . . . needs the 'ad image button', never needed it previously . . . wonder why the change? SW
  25. A local waterfront redevelopment with a hint of 'Clarice Cliff'? SW
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