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He can't throw away anything he can't find or that he does not know exists. I believe in not keeping all my eggs in one basket, or lens in one place.

Lenses / Re: Traveling to the UK/Ireland
« on: May 26, 2014, 04:52:17 PM »
Well time is up 3 lenses will go I fly later today and my check list is done camera 2 memory cards 2 batteries & charger power adapter for plugs plus the waterproof pns for hubby I really hope he takes some photos. Thanks Hillsilly for your comments I can't wait to see Castles, Cathedrals and Palaces.

Lenses / Re: Traveling to the UK/Ireland
« on: May 26, 2014, 06:51:19 AM »
I was thinking about bringing the 24-105 and the 50, but I wanted to get someone else's opinion since I have never traveled out of the US before.
The 24-105 + 50 combo would work very well and would cover most things you're likely to come across.

If you're getting a hire car and aren't too concerned about taking more gear, I'd also consider the 70-300, too.  When I've visited the UK, most of my photos are taken at the wider end.  But, I've always taken a 70-200 and am generally glad I did.

8) I am about to head off to the UK and France very soon, I take a lot of photos of churches, buildings, landscapes in fact the only thing I can think of that I rarely do is take portrait photos.
Given your subjects, you'd probably prefer the wider 15-85mm.  Re 50 vs 40, I'm conflicted.  The wider aperture of the 50mm in theory makes it better suited for interior shots.  But I do like my 40mm much more.  Personally, I'd go with the 40mm.

Thanks for your input I will admit I always love the feel of the 15-85mm when it is on my camera, perhaps I'll put both the 40mm and the 50mm it's not as if either of them weigh much hubby is not a photographer so if I swap the lens before we go out he will not notice haha. He did say while I was packing his suitcase you only need one lens don't you.

Lenses / Re: Traveling to the UK/Ireland
« on: May 25, 2014, 07:30:26 PM »
 8) I am about to head off to the UK and France very soon, I take a lot of photos of churches, buildings, landscapes in fact the only thing I can think of that I rarely do is take portrait photos. So I am stuck in choosing which of my lenses to take, every time I think I have it sorted  ???. I have a 70d the choice of lens 18-135 STM, or 15-85 USM.  Also 50mm 1.8 or 40mm 2.8 I really want to keep weight down as part of our trip is a bus tour. The mono pod may be a late addition for night shots stability. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Canon General / Re: recover JPEG photos
« on: February 03, 2014, 03:58:45 AM »
 :) thank you to everyone I am now backing up my photos to the external drive. I know I have lots of photos that are "test shots" with my new camera but there are several bird photos taken in my yard that I would not like to lose.

Software & Accessories / Re: Black-rapid failure!
« on: December 30, 2013, 04:53:00 AM »
With a rig like that, Mr. Neuroanatomist, I would suspect that there is probably an identical notch in your left clavicle ...

Could be, but the 12 lb weight isn't a problem. Being right-handed, the norm would be for my left arm/shoulder to be weaker.  But I've spent nearly six years carrying a heavy weight with my left arm (leaving my right hand free) fact, there's an 18 lb weight there as I type this - sleeping 8-month old, who's now taken the place of my two older daughters as the one who gets carried - at least, most of the time.  :)

I am also right handed, I use my left hand/ shoulder for most of my lifting and carrying. By doing this I am able to use my right hand to do more complex stuff, open doors  carry groceries plus access the mess I call a handbag. My Christmas gift to myself is a carry strap for my new camera purchased in October I think the first thing to add is a safety strap using the connection plate it has a slot ready to use and the connection on camera. Next thing to do is go practice using the setup before we head away for our next trip. 8)

Canon General / Re: Photography Ruins your Memory...
« on: December 14, 2013, 04:10:10 AM »
Hubby and I make an annual trip (pilgrimage) to Crescent Heads a surf spot north coast, NSW Australia. Not much around except school vacation time.
This year we stayed two weeks, two long weeks of nil surf he was a bit grumpy, but I spent countless hours on top of the rocky headland watching
for humpback Whales and saw dozens while I waited for them to show there was a Sea Eagle family to watch for, if I did not have a reasonable lens on my
camera I would have not seen as much of these wonderful animals. One look at these photos and I am right back on the headland salt breeze in my face.
Memory still works ;)

Street & City / Re: Views from Waterloo Bridge, London
« on: December 11, 2013, 04:46:55 AM »
I really like number 3, now all I have to work on is convincing hubby to take me out at
night to try for similar shots next June when we will be in London.  Can hardly wait to be there  8)

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: November 28, 2013, 04:37:40 AM »
Probably the next rant will be about full-frame high MP cell phones with lens adapters replacing anything in their path.  :o

What if in the future, smartphones' LCD screen somehow can double as the imaging sensor?  You could have a 7 inch diagonal sensor that is 50 trillion gigapixels...that can shoot at 20,000 fps, since there would only be an electronic shutter.  Of course it might require a pretty fast processor and memory card...Also might take several years to view each whole image at full size, just scrolling it over a computer monitor...:P

And my hubby will be grumping his cell phone battery is dead again :)

Canon General / Re: Pls help find a thread - "Printing issues"
« on: November 13, 2013, 10:43:13 PM » this  may be the thread you wanted :)

Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 31, 2013, 12:00:06 AM »
 >:( Advertisers often misspell the city I live near, Wollongong (pronounced as wool on gong) Woolongong does not exist. This spelling may be intentional, however I will avoid products that use this type of advertising.  Sydney / Sidney I don't think anyone would think this was clever advertising.

Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 30, 2013, 05:36:34 AM »
Americans have such a colorful language, English is a colourful language also. Same but different.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: October 21, 2013, 05:25:49 AM »
I wish I had not looked at the photos here I will be off to see my friend at the camera shop. He quoted me a few days ago and offered to order it in
Saying it may be one for his kit as well.

EOS Bodies / Re: Reactions, Pros and Cons, and Results to the 70D
« on: October 14, 2013, 05:22:57 AM »
I had delivery on my camera last week and after my 500D i have lots to learn but first glance I am liking it very much.
The body is a good size for me and weight with the EF-S 18- 135 lens I have small hands and not a heap of hand strength.
Having said that I think that unless you had quite large hands it should be a comfortable fit. I do have other lenses but chose
the kit lens as I feel it will be a good walk about when I go to Europe next summer. Time and practice will sort this out for me.

Canon General / Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:49:08 AM »
  :) Finally I have found a group I can belong with I don't have any L glass I really cannot justify the cost as a hobbiest.
I have a hidden stash, hubby has never looked at my lenses. I have said though not promised, to sell my 500D
as I now have a new baby 70d. I hope to pick up a walk around lens for my trip to London next summer just not
sure what it will be yet so many choices so short on play money.

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