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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2013, 03:47:40 AM »
I would recommend the fish and chips!

When you hear 'Black Pudding'... Run!

Or jellied eel ... Run!
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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2013, 03:47:40 AM »

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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2013, 04:37:10 AM »
come to scotland friendlier people and better scenery :P

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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2013, 06:00:36 AM »
come to scotland friendlier people and better scenery :P

don't tell them that they'll all want to come  ;D

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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2013, 08:10:59 AM »

Hi, Im going on my first trip to England in just over a month and i want to take photos of castles and buildings so i'm taking my 5D mark iii and as far as lenses go I'm thinking i will take my 24-70L ii and 70-200 Lis ii but i want to get a wider lens, so I'm thinking i might go the 17mm tse.

Does anyone  have any recommendations on this lens?

Hi Creek, do you have destinations in mind yet? I'm presuming London/Edinburgh...but do you need suggestions for things slightly more out of the way? (How long are you here-& are you driving? There are some great things to see that are more out of the way, if you're not so bound to public transport).

I agree with the 17 tse. In the cities, a lot of the buildings don't quite have the room around to stand back too far....you'll do a lot of looking UP at them, so tse is definitely a plan.
Otherwise, yes the two zooms are perfect. Just be prepared to up the iso at the moment (if you're handholding rather than tripod)...the weather is very overcast a good chunk of the time, and I can't see that changing too much in a month.

Down in Cornwall we've had some lovely weather for quite a while, it's been very cold but lovely light. Spring in the south west is quite often the best time of year weather wise.
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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2013, 09:25:17 AM »
In London there is area that sells last minute theatre tix.   See a show or two  - seriously the theatre is great.

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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2013, 09:57:46 AM »
I would recommend the fish and chips!

When you hear 'Black Pudding'... Run!


nothing wrong with black pudding.....  :P
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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2013, 09:59:50 AM »
If you are born in England (part of Great Britain) doesn't that also make you British? Wasn't it called the British Empire and not the English Empire? I watched the video...informative and entertaining. :)


The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom....(places like India, some of the Carribean Islands etc)
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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2013, 10:03:19 AM »
Watch out ! They drive at the wrong side of the road !

Its the rest that drive on the wrong side of the road....the reasons behind driving on the left is back to the old horse and carriage, knights day where most people in the world are right handed and therefore hold their weapon (sword, pistol etc) in their right hand and hence the reason to drive on the left
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Re: first trip to England any recommendations ?
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2013, 10:03:19 AM »