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Good strap for hiking?
I have used a Think Tank digital holster Harness v2.0 with a Think Tank Digital Holster 20, your camera is always to hand and it keeps it nice and safe.


5 27/10/2014 - 6:32 PM
By mdconnors
Nikon afs 105 vr macro
They all do it, nothing wrong with the lens!
I'm sure some one will come along and explain the tech side.


7 14/09/2014 - 9:09 AM
By LenShepherd
Which macro, the Nikon 105mm VR or the Tokina 100mm?
Have a look in the Classified Ads!!


14 13/09/2014 - 9:03 AM
By LenShepherd
Phase One Capture One Express 6.
I have also won a copy and downloaded the trial version, but to be honest I don't think I will use it so the first person to get in touch can have my copy for free.


41 04/06/2013 - 6:35 PM
By vickylou
Nikon D600
I have a D600 and after the first few shots it had loads of marks on the sensor, just gave it a wet swab and It's been fine taken over 2500 since with no issues.

I recommend getting some kind of sensor loop it makes it much easier to see what you are doing.

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17 26/11/2012 - 8:20 PM
By LenShepherd
Lenses for Mull
It deppends how close to the boat they come! I have been on that boat a few times and used a 500mm on a 1D and found it just about right but longer would have been a bonus.

It was very windy when I went out and the sea was quite choppy and looking down a 500mm when trying not to fall over and avoid bumping into other people on board was quit a challenge in these circumstances the zoom might be a better choice!

If I was to do it again I would have a zoom on one body and a 500/600 on another.

The advantage of a longer lens for me was being able to pick up the bird further out I got some nice shots of the bird with the coast and hills in the back ground instead of just sky.

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5 24/01/2012 - 5:19 PM
By John_Wannop
Camera backpacks
Been looking at getting a new bag myself and found a company called F-Stop seem quite good.


16 23/01/2012 - 8:16 AM
By randomrubble
Reputable dealer ?
If you decide on a 60D I have one for sale in the classifieds at the moment.

Open to offers.


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11 13/11/2011 - 4:08 PM
By LenShepherd
lens swap?
Have you tried keeping your left eye open to track the target, takes a while to get used to but worth the effort.


20 26/06/2011 - 8:45 AM
By NeilS
Great news.


26 30/03/2011 - 2:16 PM
By Picture_Newport
Equatorial mounts?
This looks quit intresting.

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7 17/02/2011 - 3:31 PM
By ComfortablyNumb
whats your favourite place for photographing wildlife?
Isle of Mull, Scotland.

20 13/02/2014 - 10:30 PM
By JawDborn
Nature Photography Discussion Group
Thanks for the Invite Chery, anyone got any exciting projects that they are starting or carrying on for this year. I am hoping to get some Otter shots on one of the rivers in North East Wales, had some good sightings but mainly at Dawn or dusk.

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18 05/01/2011 - 7:48 PM
By csurry
Day 21 Nov 2010: Show us your photos you've taken from somewhere high up
Low fly zone in mid Wales.

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22 28/11/2010 - 10:39 PM
By John_Wannop
Canon 500mm F4L on a monopod.
I use a Gitzo GM551 mono which is a very sturdy item probably overkill for a 500 but better to safe than sorry, screwed directly on to the monopod is a Kirk Quick Release Clamp ( Two and a half inch long ).
This is a great set up for wildlife when a mobile approach is required. I carry some Velcro straps which you can use to fasten the monopod to something like a gate or fencepost and gives you a steadier shooting position.
The carrying strap for the monopod has a belt clip on it which I find to be very handy.

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8 07/11/2010 - 9:17 PM
By ripleysalien
Information wanted on wildlife of Scotland
Try the Isle of Mull, I was there for the first two weeks of May and had a great time. If you want Eagles one of the best places to try is Loch Na Keal ,on one day there were eight immature white tailed sea eagles at the end of the loch just hanging around on the beach being mobbed by the gulls, at the same time there was a golden eagle in the air and an otter swimming past in the loch. If you want close up pictures of the Sea Eagles on Mull get in touch with Mull charters they do Eagle feeding off the back of a boat and you're guaranteed some excellent views. and if you want pictures of otters try behind the miniature railway at Craignure they are quite regular and this year there was a female adult and 1 cub plus the dog otter doing regular patrols.


11 02/06/2010 - 6:55 PM
By John_Wannop
Canon or a Badger.
How about a badger with sidemounted cannons!!

127 22/05/2010 - 9:57 PM
By Kris_Dutson
TC or bigger lens
I Have used my 70-200 f2.8 with a 1.4 Extender many times and have hardly noticed any drop in AF performance.

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13 12/01/2010 - 9:48 PM
By KBan
Barn Owl Centre Meets 2nd & 3rd Jan
See you on Saturday Vince.


51 02/01/2010 - 10:37 PM
By slimey
Shooting Birds in Flight - Advice needed
Set camera to M

ISO- keep as low as possible.

AF selection- Center only.

Metering mode -Spot


AF Mode = AI Servo.

Drive Mode = High Speed Continuous.

Shutter mode- Depends if you want to freeze the action or have a bit of motion blur, I normally use 1/400 - 1/1200 Sec.

Use a mid tone to set your exposure.

Keep an eye on the changing light as you will changing your aperture and ISO very often to maintain the right exposure.

And a lot of practice.

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9 17/12/2009 - 8:51 PM
By Pete
1D Mk11N max card size?
Don't know the max size but I have used 8 Gig cards with no problems.


2 04/12/2009 - 6:29 AM
By colin beeley
Anyone interested in another EPZ photo day with the birds?
Really enjoyed the one I went to in January so I have just put my name down.

49 07/12/2009 - 12:22 AM
By User_Removed
CS4 - can't open my 5D mk 11 raw files
Had the same problem with the 5.5 upgrade when I was using Vista, changed over to Windows 7 this week and just run the update now after reading this thread. Installed first time!!!

May just be a coincidence but I sure am glad to get rid of Vista.

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19 11/11/2009 - 3:02 PM
By Dave_Canon
Low fly Cad West/East
Just been looking at this site link .This is something I have wanted to have a go at for a while, might give it a go tomorrow depending on the weather.

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2 30/10/2009 - 7:06 AM
By geoffash26
Donna Nook
When I have been to photograph the Seals at Donna Nook i have found the best time to be around mid November - December.

I try to coincide my visit there with sunrise occurring at or just before low tide. ( You really do need the light on your side at Donner Nook, if it's a cloudy day I will give it a miss). I always use a tripod so you can get a low down POV ( a bean bag on a tray is a good alternative).

33 03/07/2011 - 1:11 PM
By nicktg
Wellington/Waterproof Boot recommendation
I have a pair of these link. Very comfortable and good to walk in.

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105 14/12/2009 - 8:43 PM
By rowarrior
Macro lens, advise
I use the Sigma 105 and 150 they are both great but i prefer the 150. But if I had £1K to spend now I would probably get the new Canon.

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9 12/10/2009 - 7:49 PM
By oneill
Buying my first L
Found my 24-105 very soft at the wide end, sold it after a few months.


34 31/10/2009 - 3:26 PM
By Carabosse
ND Filters
Have a look at one of these link. I was going to get one but spent the money on something else.

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6 07/10/2009 - 8:03 PM
By John_Wannop
Canon 500F4 usm is lens
Fast enough for winter sports, long enough for small birds, you can also shoot in whatever style you want and looks good with a lens coat on. Will auto focus with a 2x extender on a one series body.
It make quit a good landscape lens as well.
It's simply the best.

6 22/09/2009 - 4:33 PM
By John_Wannop
Formby Reds
Had a walk around last week was there for 3 hours not a Squirrel in sight.


3 22/09/2009 - 10:58 AM
By digicammad
Cheshire Meets
Sounds good to me.


16 24/09/2009 - 4:33 PM
By simont
First win
Thanks Pete, I use Canon cameras so the D90 and lens will be sold when I get it!!

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19 12/09/2009 - 11:47 AM
By jeanie
First win
Thanks for you nice comments.


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19 12/09/2009 - 11:47 AM
By jeanie

Quote: The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The reset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lterter by istelf, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig eh? And I awlyas tohghut slpeling was imporantt…! And for thsoe of you wtih mroe tmie tahn ohrets, you wlli ntocie taht not olny are msot of the wrosd a mses but smoe of tehm are cpmlpoetley msiseplt awslel…!

Makes me feel alot better about my speling skills now, can't see what all the fuss is about!!!

96 16/09/2009 - 2:28 PM
By col.campbell
First win
This is the picture I sent in.link

I won a D90 + 18-200 vr lens!!

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19 12/09/2009 - 11:47 AM
By jeanie
First win
Just found out that I have won first prize in the Perfect pets Competition held by the Caravan club. First time I have won a Competition so am very happy.


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19 12/09/2009 - 11:47 AM
By jeanie
Lenses for puffins
There were no Puffins on Staffa when I went in May but on Lunga a different story altogether, have to be the most friendliest I have encountered and that includes the Farnes and Skomer even had one looking in my camera bag. Most of mine were taken with my 500 but I also used a 70-200 and 1.4 on another body and got some nice shots and all were taken hand held. If you go with a 300 and 1.4 you won't be disappointed. If you want a good place for Otters on Mull let me know and I'll send you a pm.

65 16/06/2009 - 9:26 AM
By rowarrior
Does anyone use a Scopak?
I don't know about Scopak, but have a look at the Mulepack from Clyspy looks like it should be up to the job.


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2 20/04/2009 - 5:30 PM
By User_Removed
5D Mk2 - its a different battery!
Don't forget your local camera shop, I called into my local shop in Chester( Camera Solutions LTD) last Saturday and they had a few in stock
for £66.94 .

51 16/06/2009 - 10:00 PM
By realmackay53
Best Value Monitor < £250 ish
Can I ask were you moving from a CRT or LCD monitor

From Phillips 20" LCD


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20 10/03/2009 - 8:18 PM
By John_Wannop
Best Value Monitor < £250 ish
I brought two Dell 2209WA monitors about two weeks ago and so far found them great, they are a bit bright out of the box but turn the brightness down a bit and they calibrated very nicely.


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20 10/03/2009 - 8:18 PM
By John_Wannop
Camera pricing!!!
Same as Warehouse Express £2095.


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114 26/02/2009 - 12:46 PM
By Carabosse
Camera pricing!!!
Ordered mine from jessops this Tuesday arrived Wednesday and they price matched Warehouse Express, they had seven in stock.


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114 26/02/2009 - 12:46 PM
By Carabosse
Owl & Buzzard Photography Day - 17/01/2009
Hi Vince, just added my name to the list hope thats ok.


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106 25/01/2009 - 2:25 PM
By Hazelmouse
Pete in hospital but on the road to recovery.
Get well soon Pete


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747 11/04/2009 - 11:57 AM
By Just Jas
Using a monopod at Chester zoo.
I have used both my tripod and monopod at Chester zoo many times with no problems.


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12 02/11/2007 - 9:03 PM
By Simon_Whitehouse
Isle of Skye - Wildlife
Stayed at the campsite at Uig this year for two nights I had a pitch by the house right by the beach, was watching the Otter right in front of the site. Spoke to the owner about it and he said it has been seen walking down the middle of the site. If it's wildlife your after I would recommend you go over to Mull and book yourself on one of the Wildlife watching tours.

20 05/08/2007 - 12:58 PM
By Just Jas
Our images are being stolen ....
A great man once said ‘imitation is the greatest form of flattery’. Someone also described plagiarism ‘as mans lowest ebb’

When this was first brought to my attention by fellow genuine and honest photography enthusiasts I must admit I did allow anger to enter my heart. However after reading the messages posted on the forum I have now cooled down and feel a great deal of pity towards XXXXX.

Obviously he is deluded and gains some personal satisfaction from stealing not only other peoples work but also their most personal of possessions – their ideas.

My anger turned into an overwhelming desire to help XXXX. Maybe his social calendar is that full and all of his precious time spent with loved ones and friends that he is unable to devote the effort and commitment to the art as the rest of us.

I am thinking of starting a campaign to help this sad pitiful creature. I would like to send him some self help books that we have in our local bookstore; ‘How to communicate with normal people’ ‘A Girl is not a 2-Dimensianal figure from magazines’ ‘How to be comfortable with yourself even if your Family think you are a social outcast and a skid mark on the Undies of Life’.

If anyone has his address I would be most appreciative.

P.S. I also plan to send a puncture repair kit as it has been a while since he last had any action. Or maybe the stealing underbelly of society requires some batteries.


492 28/06/2007 - 6:43 PM
By Big Bri
Thanks Everyone
My sincere condolences to you & your family.


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118 20/04/2007 - 12:16 PM
By HarryStan