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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Parrot AR drone 2.0. Taken enough images of the sky, now to take some from it!


I was seriously looking to get one earlier this year at the Gadget Show Live at the NEC, but had an abberation the night before going and put petrol into the tank of my diesel car :x :oops: :cry: bye bye AR drone.....

Hope you have fun :mrgreen:

One day..........one day...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:07 pm 
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I *really* need to get out and use it. Tried it quickly indoors... not a good idea! Tried it in my garden but it was too windy at the time. Still waiting for a not so windy day to try it in an open space outdoors.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:15 pm 
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I always liked my Dad's Pentax Spotmatic 2. So I looked up a bunch of similar cameras and ended up buying a Minolta SR-T 101 with a 55mm f1.7 lens for $70. (I selected it off of features, prices, and availability of bodies/lenses.) Camerapedia lists my copy's age between 1970-1973, based on its appearance. Everything seems to work on it, must decide on film now. I think I might try buying a roll of Kodak Gold 200 ($2), Porta 160 ($6), and Ecktar 100 ($5), and spend a day at the botanical gardens, comparing them. Later on I could try B&W. And then there's Fuji and all those other brands to sort out, ugh, lol.

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Minolta_SRT_101


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Some computer stuff: 2GB RAM and Adobe CS3, which seems to be the last version my computer supports.
I am seriously thinking I should upgrade my computer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Nothing.
But after pushing back the front lens into my 50mm 1.8 II it feels like I bought a new lens after I couldn't use it for mor than half a year.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:39 pm 
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James Bond box set on bluray.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Just bought a picture frame and a rolling side table so I could dedicate a corner of my room to the brilliant Elliott Erwitt. The picture on the left I shot myself at a presentation by Elliott Erwitt in London two years ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Though I probably shouldn't have (for financial reasons) I just 'invested' in another special edition photo book by Elliott Erwitt, his book Personal Exposures. It's second hand, was published in 1989 and had one (non-library) owner. It comes in a slipcase almost the exact same color as the XXL Special Edition book shown in my post above, but it's of a more standard size. Of course it's signed as well, but the fact that there are only 50 copies finally convinced me into placing the order. I'll post snaps once it arrives from the States.

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Signature in the book I described. Please excuse the Instagram picture, I'm a little lazy when it comes to these kinds of snaps.
The book has surprisingly many images I don't recognize from the other Erwitt books I own.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:17 am 
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Finnaly bought a telephoto lens, due to budget it's the EF-S 55-250mm IS II. Also I bought the EF 75-300 USM III, though it is for my mother (she requested it), I can borrow it at any time really, she doesn't shoot that much.

Also bought a pair of Etymotic HF-5 earphones, I kind of wanted some since I saw them on Gordon's travel video where he talks about audio on the go :P

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:31 am 
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If you have the 55-250mm you will rarely want to use the 75-300mm :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Doesn't the 75-300 have USM and the 55-250 does not? I for one would go for USM over IS any day. It is faster, more quiet, and more accurate in my experience when shooting action, which is pretty much all I use my long lenses for.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:40 pm 
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There are many version of the 75-300mm, both with and without USM and IS
None of them are very good optically I believe..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:23 am 
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pierovera wrote:
Also I bought the EF 75-300 USM III


I guess that settles which one it is. And even though the lens wasn't brilliant optically, if you shoot at F8 or around that aperture, you will be able to make more than satisfactory images.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:13 am 
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I bought a battery grip for the Nikon F6, from a local Nikon dealer. It was new-old-stock, in their inventory for several years, with a seriously faded and worn box, and they had been encouraging me to buy it for some time, by lowering the price to what they said was their cost. I am not much of a user of vertical/battery grips, but it seemed a good idea for the times of a shortage of 123A lithium batteries, or simply the desire to be more "green," and use plentiful rechargeable AA Eneloops.

I will probably, eventually, acquire a Kirk Enterprises or Really Right Stuff bracket to use with this grip.

For anyone who may not know, the F6 is a wonderful, top-tier film SLR, still available as a new item, introduced at the time of the D2-series DSLRs, very like a pro DSLR in operation, able to use the older film-era Nikon flashguns as well as fully compatible with the newest I-TTL/CLS Speedlight flashguns, and an ergonomic marvel, at least for my hands. The only true digital upgrade of the F6 is the D4! I acquired mine as gently-used, pre-owned, which is far less expensive than new.

Film negatives can be readily scanned, and saved as digital image files. Old-tech meets new-tech; life is good! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Jiko wrote:
If you have the 55-250mm you will rarely want to use the 75-300mm :roll:

I know optically the 75-300mm isn't great, especially wide open, and as MTK said, if you shoot at f8, it's not that bad. I've shot with both lately and I've seen much better pictures with the 55-250mm, though because the focusing motor isn't USM, I've found that it is both a bit loud and when focusing from infinity all the way down to the minimum focusing distance, it is quite slow and it can miss focus repeatedly, even on high contrast situations.

Staying on topic though, I just bought a Targus TG-MP7010 monopod. It was something a bit compulsive though. I saw it at Target for $15 and it didn't look too bad, and besides, I had that on my wishlist sort of. So far so good, feels pretty sturdy.

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