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  • Possible graphic card on the way out , that's what has happened to me in the past, it will go completely in time
  • I tried it with my 5dmk for a while, but once you add all the bits I needed , like Rigs, focus pullers and many other bits it came to 500, quid. in the environment I moved far too bulky and impractical, in the end I bought a cannon xf 100, uses compact flash cards so no extra expense. and auto focus built in which made it so more adaptable for my needs.
    Site for example of camera , not who I purchased from.

    Same cost as a very good lens on my 5dmk2 , Light and versatile. it also means I can carry both with me without the need to spend time changing the modes or rig out.
  • I started to get more confident with video this year, still experimenting with ideas, My photography and videography is used more to promote my re-enactment interests rather than for the sake of photography itself, I don't spend a lot of time on each as when I get home from an event the turnaround time is quite short, so content and speed come at the cost of quality.
    Her is some ideas I was playing with this year prior to going to Belgium and the 200th anniversary of waterloo.

  • Curiosity really, recently I have been tempted with a drone camera, for video and stills, and the prices are not as high as the market seems flooded with high quality under 1k.
    Common sense keeps kicking in and I realise that the time it takes to set up , use and pack away would limit what I could do in a day. Limiting my time to use main camera , that and the implication of more legislation coming in has pretty much convinced me that this would be a expensive novelty rather than a great way to expand what I do..
    I was just curious if others have been tempted or have views on them.
  • My 5dmk2 rolled into a ditch, fully immersed only a few seconds before I grabbed it, 28/105 lens fitted and battery grp , water entered the 5dmk and board became corroded , made it Beyond economical repair, battery grip was full of water but worked fine when dried out, lens was ok also.
    I suspect it entered via the battery grip connection into the base of the camera. which is not watertight , the original battery door that you have to remove to fit the grip I suspect is weather sealed

  • Quote:I have never heard of them. Perhaps vagabond could explain why they are very bad and what dealings they have had with them?

    I do feel if giving negative feedback that the reason should be given in the interests of fairness .

  • Quote:I look at it this way, they are the same camera/lens from the same production line made in the same way!

    unfortunately we cannot do that anymore, while in the past making fake cameras was to big an investment, that is less and less so now with china producing bodies and lenses, not so many camera bodies but a search of the net will bring many tales like the following, fake lenses are getting out there more so and are sopposed to be brilliant copies .

    Example of posts out there

    Quote:I have just come back from a trip to the Far East, in particular Hong Kong, (not my first visit) and discovered amazing fake Canon lenses sold in for example Nathan Street, that look genuine. They look like the real thing, including the packaging, appear to work with my camera bodies, except you then find there is no warrantee or guarantee documentation, and close inspection shows a few funnies. The sellers use all sorts of tactics to get you to buy, but one has to be strong.

    Being in Hong Kong you are always aware of the fakes whether Rolex watches, iphones or Gucci hand bags, but I had no idea about these “A1” lens fakes lenses, until a particular shop showed me both the genuine article and the fake together. There are even fake ipads goings around. There is a price differential which should alert you, any lens price that is less than say the typical USA price is a good warning. The fakes are only priced about 5 to 10% below US prices, and then they try to entice you with a 10 to 20% reduction. Be warned.

    Bottom line there are no unbelievable deals, if it sounds too good to be true it is. However the look and feel of the fakes lenses, this shook me totally, and I even wondered about how genuine the "genuine" article was. A good test, was the ability of the lens to work and register properly with my 7D, and show correct EXIF with serial numbers etc.

    Be careful.

  • Clint eastward covered it with the saying
    Quote: Do you feel lucky

  • 100-400, came from us, has been good investment, had it seven years now, second hand value is nearly as much as I paid for it, Bodies no and possibly never would as I feel much more could go wrong and don't have confidence that I would have the protection of a uk retailer

    its not about where you get it but the risk of it going wrong and the repercussions if it does. obviously you need to look into what if it goes wrong and what is the after service like, That's the information that will reduce that risk and build your confidence in the purchase.

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    IMHO this is one area where the best intension just didn't work. When meets were in the forum they were there. You thought, yea I'm at a lose end why not? Now they are hidden away, you have to think "is there a meet"? And go searching - sorry but I don't even think about meets until someone mentions it ......... In the forums

    I totally agree. if there was a mistake made in the past, while made in good intension, it was removing the meet posts that had a live feel to them. I would never even know they was still going on now that they have been moved, being live in a the main forum post made them gain momentum and some last minute decisions to go being made when someone realised they may be free.

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    Quote:"Having been a member for some years now"

    some years perhaps but what about "actual "joining in""

    The OP has made more than 4,000 comments on other people's photo - that's joining in

    Personally I believe that is a contribution to the site, far more than some of us here. I believe the site is doing quite well to say it has to compete against facebook, 10 years ago there was hundreds of forums on everything, most have now gone to Facebook and the like, the fact epz still is going shows that it still has something,

    photographers come and go and very few will stay for more than a few years, some very vocal ones as well. that I'm afraid is normal, I've seen many come and go in the time I've been here but these same people are active on Facebook to this day, even those who have been here 10 years don't take part in the same way we once did. I used to post photographs all the time but realised a few years ago my audience was different so never bother now, I still check the forums to keep up to date.
    this is my own requirement and i suspect there are many silent members who do the same.
  • Bond bugs came under the same legislation as reliant, only requiring a full motorcycle licence, always wanted one but they were very sought after, even tho very unreliable, I remember taking driving lessons and getting out of the learner car and getting right into my 3 wheeler which seemed so strange as took same room on the road and drove in much the same way.
    very dodgy going round islands as they would nearly tip over.

    The bong bug was a two seater sporty looking 3 wheeler
    The top would open up like a canopy to get in

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    Quote:the car taking the video was also possibly committing an offence by not moving into the left lane as he overtook the van, there is clearly enough space

    The car taking the video was an unmarked Police car, and if you read the comments, could not move over safely due to other vehicles not visible on the footage.

    I've had plenty times where I'm in lane 3 overtaking something in lane 2 and they suddenly speed up (usually BMW or Audi drivers who don't like being overtaken by a Ford).

    I suppose that proves the case in point about these camera not showing the whole picture . didn't read , just watched the clip

  • Quote:
    You find this acceptable do you


    I quite agree, that is completely unacceptable, hogging the outside lane like that.

    which is now illegal on the motorway which came in last year , hogging the middle and outside lane is now an offence, the tailgating was possible a little dangerous but the car taking the video was also possibly committing an offence by not moving into the left lane as he overtook the van, there is clearly enough space

    Quote: PC Nigel Fawcett-Jones from the Road Policing Unit of West Yorkshire police said lane hogging was dangerous and caused congestion and inconvenience to other road users.

    He said: “It reduces the capacity of roads and motorways, and can lead to dangerous situations where other drivers 'tailgate' the vehicle in front to try and get the lane hogger to move over.

  • undertaking is not illegal in the uk so getting one prosecuted surprises me

    Quote:The specific offence of undertaking (or nearside undertake) was actually removed from the statute books with the introduction of the 1972 Road Traffic Act, and although the Highway Code advises against it, there is no specific law that prevents it.

    The reason for this is in part due to the poor lane discipline experienced on Motorways. There are often many oaccisons (which many of you have probably experienced yourself) when lane 3 is stationary but lanes 1 and 2 are clear and so it is often easier to continue in the inside lanes and keep traffic flowing.

    On other occasions drivers will catch up a vehicle doing say 50mph but remains in lane 2 whilst lane 1 is empty (late at night for example) and to go from lane 1 acrosss to lane 3 is potentially just as dangerous, whereas remaining in lane 1 allows the vehicle to pass quite safely

  • For me and seems so true..

    Quote:"Your getting old when the time you go to bed is the time you used to be just going out"
  • take a Thames clipper along the Thames to Greenwich, you can then do quite a few sights including those buildings. canary wharf , tower bridge and HMS Belfast among many places, get off at each stop and look around

  • If you have a host site that comes under load then it will drop verious sites to manage the load on its system, in your case epz is being dropped by your host. Under normal conditions this won't happen. You could try re routing the way your connection accesses the site.
  • I'm not tech but I believe that's the problem lies with your host, under load it will drop connection.

  • Quote: what happened to the food banks! have we suddenly become so rich we dont need them!

    They are still, there...more opening every day and we have starving people dying in this country, with no help or income aside from what they beg, Homeless soldiers that are failed by the so called " armed forces convenient " on the streets, no billion pounds for them.

    Quote:well councils will have to find the money they could force council tenents to share accommodation

    As there are very few council houses left in this country then the plan to rehouse will fail as most was farmed out years ago to private company's. , Housing associations provide housing for people working and retired, why would someone paying rent for a house want someone to move in with them so I'm baffled by that comment.
  • just taking the one lens, it will cover all my needs, Its more of a personal time out than for photography. only used it once at waterloo few weeks ago, was quite pleased with its daytime results. was not impressed with the battle pictures. took place between 8-10pm with smoke across the battlefield, so bad we couldn't see more than 30 feet at times, That's what they call the fog of war so expected, the noise was not too good, but not a place I can set up a tripod and set pictures up.

  • Thanks all, strange city for me so wanted to check, I'm sure most question some place they have not been before just wanted a little piece of mind, the world changes so fast that its good to check. have my rapid around me, going to do the river trip from embankment down to grenwich and look round the cuttysark and national maritime museum a visit. and if time do imperial war museum.
    Thanks again.
    went to aspley house last year but went in car as part of an event and didn't venture far.

  • Off to London for a few days, been quite a while since I went as a tourist, On my own so just a little nervous, Westminster mainly and on foot. day time. using tube to get round visiting a few museums.

    My question is from those who do this, I have my 5dmk2 with 28-300 lens which is quite noticeable. I was going to take my lowepro slingshot bag but not knowing London well im a little nervous of being obvious, its quite possible that I have nothing to worry about but just looking for advice from those who do this, it would be nice to have an m3 system in this situation but im not investing just for a one off trip.

    you read so much bad press in the media about the capital city that this may be just a fear of crime rather than any risks

    Any advice
  • I know a few people who have met him over the years, everyone of them say what a great guy he is, some of the more polished royals get better press but are not known for being so kind.

    Good on him for being himself.

  • Quote:Just a PR photo rather than a good portrait

    That about covers it, he provided what was needed

    for everyone that says they are pants there will be 9 others that say great/lovely pictures. The 3 seconds spent looking at them by the masses they will be fine
  • I work to live, not live to work.....work life balance.... I can relate to that

  • I am not involved or effected by the strike but have learned over the years there are always 2 sides to the story, so with that in mind I took a look and saw this which in this case I feel is a genuine concern for someone.

    Dear all my commuter friends & anyone else who is interested in details of the strike action and dispute between TfL and their staff.

    As you know I don’t usually comment on my work life as nobody really cares about other people’s jobs but due to some friends posting complete bullshit that they’ve copied and pasted from the media and haven’t got the common sense to ask someone who actually knows what they’re talking about now leaves me to enlighten you.

    This dispute is not about money!

    You can expect the usual barrage of total bollox in the media about “Greedy Overpaid Train Drivers” but this dispute has never been about money, It is about protecting work life balance and making sure that change in contracts are negotiated, not just imposed. And it’s not only train drivers that voted for industrial action, it’s every grade of staff that works on the Underground network.

    Everyone I work with that I know has given the same message, we cannot continue to have more and more weekend and anti-social hours working.

    I have never been opposed to Night Tube, but it has to be introduced in a way that is fair; that recognises that staff are human beings with lives and families as well as a job.

    The job I signed up to do works 1 week of nights over a 52 week period, sometimes 2 weeks if need be but under new terms I would have to work a minimum of 14 weeks of nights. I have a family, I would like to see them at weekend, shift work already takes a lot of that away. TfL can offer as much as they want, I work to live, not live to work.

    TfL could have spent the last three months genuinely discussing how to resolve this dispute. They chose not to. They have not changed their position in any way (until yesterday, keep reading I’ll get to that).

    If London comes to a halt this week, the people who should be blamed are not those who work hard to keep it moving all year round. It is the directors, and those above them, who simply do not believe that their staff have a right to a reasonable quality of life.

    Yesterday’s events (Monday 6th July) at ACAS were really quite extraordinary. TfL having failed to change their offer for the last three months, now made a new proposal in the afternoon, but explained that it was “time bound” and would be “withdrawn if its conditions were not accepted by 18.30 this evening” by all four trade unions and industrial action was suspend.

    TfL must have been aware that of course it would be impossible for Unions to comply with this ultimatum. Unions would need to properly consider the implications of the proposal and consult with Reps and their Executive Committees. Unions offered to return to ACAS at 12.00 today (Tuesday 7th July) to respond to the proposal but were told that it would be off the table after 18.30 today (Monday).

    To be clear, unions did not rejected the offer. It has been withdrawn because the four trade unions were unable to comply with an utterly unrealistic “take it or leave it” ultimatum. It is pointless for Unions to express an opinion on an offer that no longer exists.

    This now puts Unions in a position where there is no offer on pay, conditions or Night Tube on the table. It is difficult to believe that TfL are negotiating in good faith. Their offer seems to have been designed, not to resolve the dispute but to be used as a way to blame the Unions for what now seems to be inevitable industrial action.

    Union members voted by a record breaking margin for industrial action.

    I personally believe that TfL do not want to run a Night Tube service as it will cost them millions, the train and track are maintained to a minimum standard as it is but the Mayor of London announced it before it was ever discussed so they had to push ahead with it. I have a feeling TfL will now say it can’t run Night Tube due to the Unions but in reality they actually don’t want it.

    Strike action will start from 21.30 on Wednesday 8th July.

    Thanks for reading x


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    You will have issues if you take photographs of people in t shirts like Nike and carrying Tesco carrier bags won't you WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

    Hardly a helpful response.

    A relative newcomer asks a perfectly sensible question which is met with derison.

    altho it never came over and seemed quite rude I suspect the author was alluding to banksy and some of his art, which had a go at Tesco's and Nike, like the following