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  • Sounds like it and the time was about right. Its around most evenings now. There's a website you can go on to check out when its due (http://www.isstracker.com/) or tweet @peoplesastro for updates
  • DS Colour labs. Very fast, very cheap and great quality.
  • Another vote for Black Rapid. Use mine with a 5D Mk II and 24-105L with no problems. I slide it behind my hip when walking and it doesn't seem to bounce. I think if you find it does then try adjusting strap length till it stops.
  • I wonder if its had a replacement LCD? My screen looks the same as Coleslaw's with Canon underneath. The one you are looking at has the text to the right and seems to begin with D though I cant read it fully.
  • Another vote here for the 5D MkII. I have it plus the 7D and think its a great combo. As said above, the 5d's low light capability is stunning but the 7D is the better for wildlife. Having that combo also means the same lens can be used more flexibly with each camera (by which I mean a 100mm becomes a 160mm on the 7D etc). And I agree with Justin, get a 5D if funds are tight. I got a second hand 5D (Mark 1) and it soon became my 1st choice for everything except long range wildlife. In image quality it beat the 7D hands down. And I was so impressed I then forked out for the MkII.
  • Hi
    I often get requests for multiple prints at 4x6 or 5x7 and want to present them, as a group, in a wallet such as those I can get from Jessops or Photobox if I purchase prints there. I want either blank or personalise-able ones and haven't been able to find anywhere online that sells them. Does anyone have such a supplier? As an alternative I'd consider using small presentation boxes so if someone has an online supplier of those it'd be much appreciated.
  • I have two camera bodies and use them regularly with my tripod and Vanguard GH-100 head. The head has a quick release plate and both my camera bodies have one attached. However when I want to use my Black Rapid strap I had to remove the plate and screw in the strap's threaded nut which irritated me.

    I emailed Black Rapid to see if they were planning to bring out an adaptor to use with the Vanguard plate (they have one for Manfrotto) but they weren't. On looking at the QR plate thoughI reasoned that it has a milled steel screw with D-ring and should be strong enough to attach to the Black Rapid which would mean I'd never have to remove the quick release plates again. So I emailed Vanguard and asked whether their QR plate could be used safely with a Black Rapid strap. They acknowledged that they hadn't thought of this and said they'd do some tests. Well they've just let me know that the D-ring and screw can take a weight of 50kg before they fail and that they are happy to claim it as suitable for use with the Black Rapid straps.

    I thought this might be helpful to know for anyone else who uses this combination. It is reasonable to assume that they use the same screw and D-ring for other quick release plates in their range and this might also work for other QR plate and head combinations.
  • Not done a 'meet' before on here but sounds perfect so I'll dip a toe in and give it a go (date dependent).
  • I've always used Photoshop but when Lightroom 2 came out I got it and have never looked back. I have LR3 now and only now use CS5 for cloning complex selections out. Everything else I need to do can be done in LR and more quickly than I could do in Photoshop.
  • Hi, does anyone have any thoughts on a reasonably priced UK photo book printing company that does good quality albums? I've used photobox in the past but want something a little more 'special'
  • Hi Pete
    I'm an NHS governance and safety Manager (and nurse) with a background in consent management and the law surrounding it. There are of course very few 100% safe types of surgery and those involving the nerves almost always have some inherent level of risk though this is often small and should be pout into context (eg a 1:10,000 risk). The point is that your consultant has an obligation to provide you with appropriate information about the options available to sort your problem including the pros and cons of each one. This should include the risks of doing nothing. For example surgery is one option but for other conditions (perhaps not yours but I'm giving examples here), physiotherapy may be an alternative option, manipulation might be another.

    Your consent is not valid unless you have been explained the options and the risks associated with all of the options and the clinician is leaving himself open to litigation if you had a poor outcome that wasa well recognised and hadn't been fully explained to you beforehand. For each risk the clinician should be able to provide the level of risk eg one in one thousand or one in a million etc.

    This should have been discussed in your outpatient appointment so I would ring his secretary and ask for an appointment to discuss further. He may be able to give you a call over the phone. I would also push for this not to delay your surgery date as this should have been done by default and you shouldnt be penalised for such an oversight.

    Of note I had a similar problem last year, I had extensive tests; MRI, CT scan and the nerve conduction studies you had. For me they felt it was damage from pressure due to poor positioning at my work desk (too much time on a PC) and exacerbated from spending too long after work and at weekends with my elbows up on the ledge of a hide. I was advised to avoid leaning on the elbow and it should clear up. It did so after a few months although I can still get problems if I lapse with my posture at a desk.

    Hope it goes ok but you can PM me if you have further problems
  • Have you looked at Photium? My website, which you can visit via here, will give you a flavour of its potential. Alternatively get a copy of Advanced Photographer-they do a review of several photo website companies in the latest edition which might help you make up your mind.
  • Agree with digicammad-I spent ages researching the fine print on the main suspects, doing comparisons etc and have just signed up with Glover & Howe
  • I've always used the central, single AF point then half pressed the shutter button and recomposed if necessary. The alternative is to let the camera do it (which may not always work with the image you have in mind) or press the AF point button, choose your AF point, set it then shoot. By this time the perfect image may have gone. I'm used to my way, it nearly always works, its faster and I believe the central AF point allows a more precise focus.
  • Try these guys. They're local to me and I use them all the time. Great quality and looks like they can do your sort of size. http://www.art-fever.co.uk/index.php
  • I went from a 40D to a 7D and was a little disappointed by the relatively small jump in image quality (although I recognise the AF gave me more keepers for wildlife shots). I then got a 5D (Mark I) and was blown away by the step change in image quality to the point that my 7D was only ever used for long reach wildlife shots. It impressed me so much that I have scrimped and saved to get the 5D Mark II which I now have. If it were me, knowing what I know now I'd keep the 40D for wildlife where reach is important and get a 5D with the newly acquired money.
  • Mine had the same problem recently. I emailed Lehmann to confirm the free repair and had it turned around within 3 days. Cant fault them.
  • I do mine via Lightroom 3's print module then export as jpegs
  • I've read that WD are one of the most reliable drives. After a bit of research I bought a WD Desktop Elements-it has no software (noting previous posts), is almost entirely silent and about the size of a thick paperback book. I stick mine behind my monitor and forget about it.
  • Hi jostill. I've had the 7D then the 5D and the latter, although older, and without any of the high tech of the 7D, is now my camera of choice every time. In fact I now only use the 7D for wildlife. The image quality and noise management on the 5D is phenomenal. You can also pick up a good 5D for much less than a new 7D which gives you some cash left over for a new lens, flash etc?
  • I have the 100-400L and the 7D and they make a great combination. Re the earlier poster I havent had any dust issues personally though have read it can be an issue. For wildlife, especially birds, I find I'm still often having to crop with the 100-400L and 7D. The extra MP's and better noise management make this easier though than with my old 40D. I've also got shots I'd never have got on my 40D due to the 7D's better AF tracking for birds in flight.

    My standard advice is to always go with lenses over cameras but the 7D is a big jump from the 30D and I think you'd get more keepers with the 7D and your current lens than the 100-400 and the 30D. However the extra 100mm is really helpful too so I guess you need to impress your boss more and get a bigger bonus next time to buy both!!
  • I bought the Cokin Z-Pro holder with Kood Grads. The Koods are much cheaper than Lee etc and I do recognise the quality will be less but they seem good enough quality for my purposes and I haven't noted a colour cast. I got mine from Premier Ink.
  • I use it but subtly (I think) and not for all my shots. For me its purpose is to draw the viewer into the photo. I agree with an early poster that good composition will do this too but sometimes a vignette aids this.
  • Have the 11-16 and love it-its super sharp. I also use it for perspective close up shots (eg a flower in the near foreground with the field visible behind it) where the 2.8 aperture is useful.
  • Does anyone know the location of any poppy fields in South Warwickshire? I live in this area and travel around the county a fair bit but haven't been able to find a good field to try and photograph.
  • I received an email from their eCommerce & Marketing Director today explaining that they are experiencing order problems with Giottos at the moment and that the absent account link is due to a web upgrade. No problems then and I'm impressed at the response. Credit where its due.