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About gavinbrooks

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    Staines UK
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    nikon, canon, fujifilm
  1. I have Nikon mades binoculars which are top end amongst my collection of four other binoculars. I now fancy getting stabilised versions but costs are just a tag too much at the mo.... I love my Canon (body and lenses), love Nikon (body and lenses), love Fujifilm (body and lenses) and love Sigmas (just lenses).... they are qall technologically excellent and each has pros/cons over each other. Top advices here from the members here. Try before buy or buy and use with your current. I thought I'd sell my others after buying the expensive Canon but I use the others because as I already said, I love them! They are 'children' to me.... ahem no I have not recently been released from a looney establishment....! I admit I tend to use my Canon body more than the others with Sigma lenses over the Canon lenses simpy because of the high ISO capability and high shooting speeds. I personally find the glass quality in Nikon, Canon and Sigmas all pretty the same. Remember I said 'personally'. :angel: Good luck in your deciasion making.....
  2. ;D Many thanks all, enjoy the next 'lovebird' challenge :angel:
  3. I also shoot raw - my web images are usually cropped down to a max of 1000 pixels wide and saved as close as possible but under 300 KB. So depending on the type of image it can vary from 60 to 100 percent jpeg compression via photoshop. When shooting in JPEG which is very very very rare for me I will always set it to capture at 100%. Default setting is 80%. Hope this helps
  4. I was the UK first student/person to order and buy the very first Apple Quicktake 100 that shipped to the UK. Cost over UK
  5. Welcome too As you may have noticed this is a well mixed and diverse forum. In my view one of the best, actually is the only best forum for mixing with and talking with passionate photographers. Enjoy 8)
  6. Harpers has done it again 8) I booked online a new teleconverter to pick up at Jessops and went to collect it and instead was told they did not have any but a returned one with missing box and end cover! Looked used to me. Anyway they offered a rather limited silly discount which I said no. Disappointed I then went across to Harpers and they sold me a brand new one for
  7. Hmmmm the only other thing is rippled glass showing its reflection.
  8. Lower part looks like water rolling over a wall (aka Weir) within a dam.
  9. Looks like you are under water in one of those glass tunnels to view fish?
  10. Really nice shoots Tony 8) A friend of mine does rotary engine races (Mazda), I think I ought to go with him to get close to the action.
  11. It was a little too crowded, I agree it would have been nice to meet up but I went at the spur of the moment on the same day which I planned to visit the wetlands near London. Which is where I am going today. While there I asked Kata the camera bag company to make a special backpack for my 300-800mm lens, something different where I can keep the hood on and camera body attached. They said they will see if they can do it as it will require modifications to keep the weight off the hood via securing the lens around its bracket. They spent much time measuring up and speaking directly to a senior contact at Sigma UK. Fingers cross that it will actually happen.
  12. Been today, a nice trip I bought a 100mm F2.8 1:1 Macro Lens and a hood for my non-Nikon body (EOS 1D MK4). Also signed up to go on a Portraiture Master Class course by professional photographer Ray Lowe.
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