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    Thanks for comments so far - keep them coming! ...

    Thanks for comments so far - keep them coming!

    Shutter speeds were hard - throughout the day we had brilliant sun, torrential rain, hail and deep gloom! Ah, a UK summer!!

    Original images,...
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    yes he is - 6'8" and ~ 280 lbs... ex goalkeeper...

    yes he is - 6'8" and ~ 280 lbs... ex goalkeeper and boy can he hit it hard - I'm just glad he's on my team!
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    Field Hockey - C&C Please...

    So I finally got around to using my 450D and ef-s 55-250 IS in anger this past weekend.

    7-a-side, mixed hockey tournament - I was also playing - our club was the team in Blue, click on images to...
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    My opinion, for what it's worth (theoretical...

    My opinion, for what it's worth (theoretical knowledge only!).

    #1 - my pick of the bunch - a bit tightly cropped - cut off knee and hand, but a clear background and some good action.

    #3 has...
  5. I spent long and hard looking at 2 tele-zooms for...

    I spent long and hard looking at 2 tele-zooms for my XSi, EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM or EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM.

    I'd pretty much set my sight on the 70-200L but went to the store with my wife (who...
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    Thanks everyone - off to trial the 70-200/4...

    Thanks everyone - off to trial the 70-200/4...
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    Tele-Zoom for Field Hockey

    OK - I've sort of informally thrown this out before, buried in other threads but now the time has come and I need to make a decision...

    I've narrowed it down to 2 options

    EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L...
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    Here's my first DSLR shot ...

    Here's my first DSLR shot

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2358/2496491659_835be4fecb_b.jpg

    Taken in my garden - between work and weather I've not had much time to experiment with my new toy!
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    Faisal that's a cool picture. I do like your...

    Faisal that's a cool picture.

    I do like your selective colour shots.
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    Thanks. I had a look they are even more rubbish...

    Thanks. I had a look they are even more rubbish than that -didn't have either!

    Has anyone ever used the London Camera Exchnge? We have one in Chesterfield, not too far away...

    What are they...
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    Thanks, I'm desperately trying to find a shop...

    Thanks,

    I'm desperately trying to find a shop locally that has them both. I can then take my 450D along and try them both.

    Almost an impossible task though...
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    LOL Too late for me too!!! What I am now...

    LOL Too late for me too!!!

    What I am now finding out is just what a rip off living in Britain is...

    I want to use my XSi for taking some sports photos, mostly field hockey. So I'm looking for...
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    Well that's it then...

    I've gone and done it.

    After desperately trying to choose between the Canon 450D and the Sony Alpha 350 I've been and bought the Canon.

    It was a tougher decision than I thought it would be. ...
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    How 'macro' do you want to go? This is as close...

    How 'macro' do you want to go? This is as close as I ever got without resorting to converter lenses...

    http://www.northnottshc.net/gp/ladybird.jpg
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    Does anyone have an idea of what the street price...

    Does anyone have an idea of what the street price will be when it finally arives in the US?

    I could buy one here in the UK as Jessops have them - for GBP600 with the kit lens - or wait and save a...
  16. Anyone know the release date for the UK? I'm...

    Anyone know the release date for the UK?

    I'm in the US (Orlando area) from 11th to 24th April and so could pick one up then - anyone one any recommendations for where? I've heard good things said...
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    Hence why I am waiting for next Aprils trip to...

    Hence why I am waiting for next Aprils trip to the US before buying my DSLR!!!
  18. Ah yes - we saw this in the UK about 3 or 4...

    Ah yes - we saw this in the UK about 3 or 4 months back.

    At first it looks like nothing, then it all goes spooky blood red...

    Awsome sight. Well worth staying up late/getting up early if it's...
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    It's a 'hot pixel' so it's always on - as opposed to a 'dead pixel' which is always off....
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    USB is usually on the Motherboard. Sound - some...

    USB is usually on the Motherboard. Sound - some motherboards now come with 7.1 sound which is adequate for most things...

    Screens - I uess you are looking at LCD Panels - there are some good...
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    The two most important questions - What's it for?...

    The two most important questions - What's it for? - how much you wanna spend... it's too easy to say ooh this is only 20 bucks cheaper, and before you know it you're up $200...

    When I said bundles...
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    In general it's dead easy - you need to be aware...

    In general it's dead easy - you need to be aware f heat build up more nowadays as processors run much much hotter than they used to, so good cable management is essential.

    If you are worried about...
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    I'll help if I can. - What are you looking for it...

    I'll help if I can. - What are you looking for it to do? and, more importantly what's your budget?

    Do you need a screen, mouse, keyboard etc.? or just a base station? do you need networking?...
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    Thanks for the pointer Don, I'll definitely look...

    Thanks for the pointer Don, I'll definitely look out for the Tamron...



    That should get me off to a running start - 99% of my photography is outside.... but in the UK at the moment - I can't...
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    Don, you have convinced me!! My Canon S3 is...

    Don, you have convinced me!!

    My Canon S3 is now my learning tool (and will remain my 'toy') and next April when I visit the US (exchange rates help ;)) I will almost certainly be purchasing an...
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