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    Lightroom 4 now available

    UK readers,..PLEASE consider NOT falling victim to this until Adobe adopts fair pricing strategy and stops simply replacing the dollars with pounds thus forcing us to pay nearly TWICE THE PRICE for a box with a CD in it....... ....Fatuous 'deal' on lightroom 3 to clear shelves for lightroom 4...
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    Nikon J1 Review: A Field Report

    By coincidence, I was approached by a 'nikon lady' in a branch of the UK's premier department store at the weekend. She had a shocking pink 'J1' around her neck which, for some strange reason, she assumed I might like but I quickly put her straight on that! I spent a few minutes discussing...
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    Pentax K-01 Joins the Mirrorless System Camera Fray

    Some things never change; Pentax has had a 'me too' policy for all of the digital period and this is but more of the same,...a 'me too' camera that sadly has none of the advantaages of other makes models. If a camera can be summed up with the phrase 'the worst of all worlds' then the k01...
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    Updated Pentax CSC Rumors

    I dumped my pentax 'system' in favour of a Sony NEX 3 which is light years on from the clumsy pentax dslr's and whcih will happily take all of my Canon FD lenses via an inexpensive adaptor from ebay. Pentax are a useless company who never listen to their customers, 10 YEARS of making DSLR's...
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    Adobe Releases Public Beta of Lightroom 4.

    If, like me, you are using windows XP then don't bother downloading as it will not run..
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    Panasonic Charlie Waite on LX5

    How often one reads that; "the camera is not important"...however, it was very interesting to see that hardly any of Charlie Waite's fantastic landscape ability transfered to the advert for a camera that he would likely never use, especially in view of his stated views about digital images...
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Just strolling,....What's THIS all about then?
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    'Just walkin' the dog'.....after evening rain in summer the sun evaporates the waterdrops across the forest,...but only where the sun falls......
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    Stroll The nightly dog walk ..

    Can anyone participate?.......if it's jsut your pix then I will delete with pleasure! This shot while 'walking the dog' at night using 3200iso and 50mm lens at f2;
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    Personal Favorite Photograph for 2011

    Since I started using the NEX3 in June I have had a much bigger percentage of 'keepers',...I don't really have a favourite but other people seem to like this one;
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    Feedback Making the Forums a Better Place to Spend Your Time

    My take on this (interesting) topic is a little different; When I aquired my NEX in June I quickly found this site and liked it very much,...the 'locals' were obviously nice people with interests and opinions who wanted to get the best images from their compact cameras despite any shortcomings...
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    Lightroom 3 for $150

    No, you're right,..the current UK price is a staggering TWO HUNDRED POUNDS!!! that out into USD! Adobe has always had the policy of charging the same digits for BOTH pounds and dollars, conveneintly ignoring the rate of exchange......... ....THEN there's the poor design to contend with...
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    Sony NEX with 'junk' lens,..Tokina 100 to 300mm

    The point here is that these (Tokina and similar) are more or less junk so while SRB (an excellent company of many years standing) and Novoflex (an even MORE excellent company) may well make good stuff it's not really applicable when several of the lenses together are only worth a fraction of...
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    Sony NEX with 'junk' lens,..Tokina 100 to 300mm

    The Canon FD adaptor that I used in the above shots was £12 on ebay and arrived from Hong Kong in about 4 days,......the quality is more than good enough for purpose. The adaptor has a 'stop down' ring so that you can focus at max aperture and then quickly stop down, however, in practice you...
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    Nikon Excellent detailed review of the Nikon V1 and J1

    Rob Galbraith is highly regarded and supposedly has great integrity, however, when you read his criteria for why he thinks this camera may be for him it's difficult to ignore the way his logic falls over his feet....... If he wants what he claims as an 'off duty' camera then all of his criteria...
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    Samsung Samsung NX200 quick review

    Excellent review!.....MUCH better than Steve Huffs confused and confusing sqeakings..... Is there provision for non Samsung lenses so that one can use legacy glass? I'm still hoping that Samsung will bring out a NEX7 'killer', but it seems they have some way to go with the megalithic 'write to...
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    Any Other Hobbies ?

    I'm 'Bugleone' because I'm a life-long brass musician in brass bands although I have never played the bugle in anger! Also a life-long maker of all kinds of things, currently a clockmaker working on skeleton clocks,.....ex classic vehicle restorer and cottage renovator etc.
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    Ricoh Would You Buy a System Based Around Pentax Lenses?

    Personally no.....I recently gave up on pentax after several years without the system I wanted and expected. The main question should be;....Would you try to buy a system that does not exist from a company that never listens to or acknowledges their customers?....... ..........Still no...
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    Why is this Farmer growing Sunflowers?

    Hopefully this farmer is NOT growing sunflower for animal feed but in an attempt to improve his profit yield. Both sunflower and pumpkin seeds can be added to bread flour to very good advantages, and there is a world shortage of bread flour currently with little hope of things changing in the...
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    Nikon 1 System Announced

    I think people are seeing the nikon strategy wrong, are not concerned about any threat to their DSLR range, they are trying to leave the way clear for their APS-C and FF mirrorless models that they know they WILL have to make...... .....The cats out of the bag with mirrorless...
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    Will someone make a serious mirrorless compact camera system?

    I'm VERY pleased with my NEX 3 but it's not exactly the camera of my dreams. I dumped a pentax dslr system in it's favour, largely because I greatly dislike dslr's and the penatx was an awful camera to use creatively. I have waited for six or seven years for a digital system to emerge that I...
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    How small is too small - at what point is there no benefit to smaller sensors?

    ....A sensor becomes "too small" when you can buy a larger sensor camera for the same price,........Nikon girlycam with "CX" sensor is too small becasue it's nearly the same price as a Sony NEX 7.......
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    Micro 4/3 Nikon 1 Mirrorless camera announced - M43 can rest easy

    The worrying thing about all these thousand dollar girlycams is that makers will think they can raise the prices of real cameras......
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    Micro 4/3 Nikon 1 Mirrorless camera announced - M43 can rest easy

    So,...sadly NOT the NEX7 killer that I, like many others, was hoping for........
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    random mussings

    No, ginger ale is something that gets mixed with whyskey etc in cocktail bars,...Ginger beer, on the other hand, is something fiery but thirst quenching for when you have toiled long and hard on a hot sunny day.......
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    in West Penwith

    I'm so sorry to get your name mixed up,...please forgive me. Shame you have no shots of Lamorna,...the giant cyclamen should be in a profusion of growth over half of the valley now, and in both of the quarries where I used to practice on my cornet. I was wondering if the secret garden is...
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    in West Penwith

    Barrie,....have you got any of Lamorna Cove?
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    Fuji M9 v X100. output quality

    I can't afford a M9 and would'nt buy an x100 on principle........ ............However, what you are really asking is; 'can an APS-C sensor camera ever equal a full frame sensor one?' Personally, I don't think that ANY small(er) sensor can equal ANY large(r) sensor,'s not simply about...
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    in West Penwith

    Nice! that first pic Mounts Bay with Penzance and Newlyn?
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    Fuji X10 Premium Compact Announced

    I can't believe the bable about this, nor the amazing price, much excitement about the latest 'cachecam' that will mostly hang around the necks of the moneyed while they pose at the beach..... ..........Unfortunately, as with the x100, camera makers are getting the wrong message about the...
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    Compact System Camera Image Quality - An Analysis

    'Luminous-Landscape' is a good site and often has very useful information. Also, the level of debate on it's discussion page is of a high level of both experience and intelligence, so, all in all, I have found 'LL' to be a very valuable resource over the last several years. Unfortunately...
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    The Weekly Challenge 19 - 24 August

    I'm not really sure if this shot is a 'symbol' but it IS symbolic of motherly dedication and protection......NEX 3 kit zoom at 55mm
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    Show Seaside

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    News ePhotozine compares the E-P3, GF3, NEX5 and NX11.

    Actually, you have given the NEX a better evaluation in a couple of paragraphs than they did! What I was gettign at was their using incorrect (or at least ignorance) info to 'score' the NEX lower whe all of those cameras have fairly glaring faults of design, including NEX..... Im NOT a NEX...
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    News ePhotozine compares the E-P3, GF3, NEX5 and NX11.

    I looked at all of these before my recent aquisition of NEX 3,...for a while it was 'touch and go' with the NX10/NX11. Had teh reviewers conisidered the TRUE situation with the NEX it's difficult to see how that camera was not to come out head and shoulders better than the others. The NEX was...
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    Fuji In the coffee shop today

    Well "CC" normally means 'constructive criticism' but you obviously did have the "settings right", so no worries....
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    Sony Sony NEX user experience

    Well at least it tries to be an 'in depth' review!.....unfortunately I don't have several hours to read it all..... However, as a NEX 3 user I found some statements hard to recognise; ".......Putting the majority of the functions into a menu slows down the camera for me. I change a lot...
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    Congratulations to ...

    Yes, well done!....unusual and nice!
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    Fuji In the coffee shop today

    Kerri,...I'm so sorry I upset you, but you said you wanted some "CC".......
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    Fuji In the coffee shop today

    I feel drawn to comment, please forgive me in what I'm going to say which is without any malice and with absolutely no desire to upset you....... There's nothing 'wrong' with the pix,...they are sharp and well exposed. The camera obviously works and you can hold it still and level...
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    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    dorfinator,...that second pic is sensationally beautiful and I would have been well pleased to have captured it myself, in fact a real 'gallery shot'....however, what is that small white 'UFO' right upper corner of sky? Surely thats NOT the sun...??.....see reflection in the water...
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    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    Love your shot Lili,.. This with NEX 3 an dkit zoom
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    The Pentax K5: A Review from the Field

    I have come to quite like 'serious compacts' as a site which I take a glance at most days. There are many general photography sites and even more specific DSLR sites on the web, so I can't help but be a little concerned and annoyed that this is being reviewed here,...since the k5 is most...
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    Take care and be safe those in the UK

    I believe in 'Chaos theory' where societies are involved,....if chaos CAN happen then it will. Unfortunately, this situation just HAD to happen at some point. Certain groups have worked at undermining English values, culture and community for some decades now. Mulit-culturalism was...
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    Take care and be safe those in the UK

    They wanted a 'multicultural Britain' against the wishes of the indigenous population who, of course, were NOT granted the right to vote on the matter by 'the mother of paliaments'......... .......Now they've got it.
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    Wish Me Luck

    Whats an "urbex class"...? Just wondering!
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