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    Re: Image storage TIFF vs RAW

    That Bob Atkins article is nice, but a little dated. We all know jpg 2000 died before it was born.... The basics still apply however. Lets look at this from a more practical and real world point...
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    Re: Starting up my Wife with a setup

    Riaan - do you already own a D-SLR? If yes, which brand. Otherwise think seriously about Canon - for the pure sake of economics - Nikon pricing structure is not very favourable to SA buyers. The...
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    Re: Image storage TIFF vs RAW

    Nothing really. Yes they take up more space, the development you have done is final, although you can redevelop them further if required. RAW means you can redo them from scratch with new software...
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    Re: Camerabag suggestions

    Few bags will accomodate the fitted body. You'll have to look at backpack type, easier to carry and less stress on the shoulders, Think Tank Airport series a good option, LowePro Pro-Runner 450,...
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    Re: Replacement front lass for Zeiss Lens

    All I can suggest is try the Zeiss guys, 021 551 9202
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    Re: Replacement front lass for Zeiss Lens

    Can you just not take up the seller on his misinformation? Replacing the front element can be very pricey.
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    Re: F2.8 300mm canon second hand lens wanted

    The AF Micro adjustments will help only if your lens shows front or back focus offset. It remains a middle order zoom though, and if you are critical of your photo's, you might have outlived its...
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    Re: F2.8 300mm canon second hand lens wanted

    300 is a little short for serious birding, but handy in really low light with the f2.8 Canon 500 f4 is good choice, and used comes on the market for 50k+. WHich Sigma 500 do you have, and why swop...
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    Re: On camera flash in glass chapel

    Good for you! Glad it worked out
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    Re: Possible Tripod head for a monopod

    You only need a head which van swivel. I used a Manfrotto 234 head fitted with a Wimberly Adapter plate so that I can fit the Arca Swiss style quick release plates instead of the Manfrotto square...
  11. Thread: Need a upgrade

    by SimonDP
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    Re: Need a upgrade

    Which brands are you considering? What is your intended use? Budget? Mid range - Canon 77D and 80D are very useful and will last you a long time again. Brands other than Canon or Nikon are not as...
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    Re: On camera flash in glass chapel

    That is going to be difficult. The flash will always glare in the glass walls, at best use slower ss and flash not on full ETTL, rather reduced with diffucser to have fill flash effect and minimise...
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    Re: advice on lenses

    The Tamron 150-600 (older version) and Sigma 50-500 - will frustrate you soon enough with slow AF, and soft results past 400mm. I have used both for evaluation purposes.
    The Sigma 150-600...
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    Re: HELP... Memory card slot not working

    Ludwigs in Hatfield. just off Duncan str (or whatever its called these days)
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    Re: ESET warning message

    Reported to webmaster!
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    Re: Nikon P900 advice

    To print to A1 with good detail you need a good sensor (DSLR) of at least 1.6 (Nikon 1.5) crop ratio, and acceptably good glass. Entry level glass usually doesn't fall in that class, but entry level...
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    Re: New Classifieds ruling.

    Indeed, thanks for sharing your experience. Rather safe than sorry. If you can add his phone number used, it will be helpful.
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    Re: Nikon 180-400 f4 with built-in 1.4x

    Why a 1.4 - its a zoom lens, they (Nikon) are aiming at the pro market where IQ and AF performance is everything, so maybe they are not comfortable with results possible from a 2x, or 1.7x. Also...
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    Re: Nikon 180-400 f4 with built-in 1.4x

    Price - I would guess around 180k....
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    Nikon 180-400 f4 with built-in 1.4x

    Just announced.....cold be a real boost for the Nikonians. At a price....

    Press ReleaseLAS VEGAS CES BOOTH #14018 (January 8, 2018) Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nikon Inc....
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    Re: advice needed from the people in the know

    difficult situation. I would suggest setting yourself a goal, and save for that. Body - move up a level like the 5000 series, buy used. Lenses - go good quality - they last longer on lifetime than...
  22. Thread: 5D III vs 6D

    by SimonDP
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    Re: 5D III vs 6D

    Agree with Terry - the 6D is not very good at low light fast focus tracking, erratic movement, etc. Costs money to design and build that into a body. Same applies to body construction which aids...
  23. Thread: 5D III vs 6D

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    Re: 5D III vs 6D

    Was much more expensive to start off with. And its a pro orientated body versus serious enthusiast for 6D
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    Re: Filling sandbags/car support

    I use plastic beads in mine. Works the best and lightest to carry around. Rice, beans etc will really drive you nuts after a while, they start to ferment, mould, etc...and breed larvae sometimes....
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    Re: Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary

    When I reviewed the lens for Sigma I didn't use the USB dock, although I afterwards did play with it a little, doing the distances of 4, 8, 15 and 25 m if I recall correctly. Cannot see that it will...
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