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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2011, 05:04:16 PM »
Hi, I'm from Edinburgh, currently have a 450D. In addition to the EF S 18-55 IS, got an EF S 55-250 IS and a 50mm f1.8 II.

Instead of renewing my camera, I want to complete, for now, my lens collection with a Canon EF S 10-22 f3.5-4.5. That would make me very happy!

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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2011, 06:18:51 PM »

i'm from southampton, just waiting to update my very worn nd used 400d!  keep checking the site in the hopes of 7d mkii rumours and i reckon by the time that's released, i might have actually saved some money up!



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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2011, 06:45:05 PM »
Hello all.... Greetings from London...

I err <cough> have a couple of 2nd hand 1Ds mk III, a 5D which I'm umming and arring over converting to IR or flogging to my cousin, a 20D which is IR converted, and a 10D gathering dust - how's that for Canon support?!?!? LOL. Oh recently sold a 40D which a friend managed to "borrow" for 18 months with 2 of my L lenses.

I would have bought the 5D MK II but the AF & initial quality issues made me run scared all the way to eBay.

And now, just to make you roll with laughter, no I'm not a Pro in any shape or form, just love photography (nature, landscape & travel), plus I have very few other expensive vices (cars, alcohol, wives, cigarettes, children etc).... just travel & err a bit of technology (Lightroom etc).

Went to Skye in May, and dunked one of the 1Ds in a stream with the 17-40mm. 48 hrs later, all was fine. Phew.

Ps. for those that are interested in a new body & a couple of lenses, if you know anyone in the States - definitely worth buying there, forgoing warranty and enjoying the benefits of the exchange rate - plus you save the local sales tax if you ship outside the state they're in. When i went in 2007 the dollar was almost $2 to the pound - and that's how i picked up nearly all my L lenses. I'd wait for the prices to normalise - prices have gone up over >25% from when I purchased, undoubtedly a combination of Earthquake/Tsunami & strong Yen/weak dollar. So Canon et al delaying annoucements until Aug / Sept and shipping late 2011 / early 2012 means that so long as they're not all snapped up for the summer olympics prices should be healthier.
If life is all about what you do in the time that you have, then photography is about the pictures you take not the kit that took it. Still it's fun to talk about the kit, present or future :)


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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2011, 10:07:24 PM »
Hi all, am from near Durham ooop north. Have been shooting since the end of last september. Use a 550d which is serving me nicely for the time being, bless its battered and well used socks :)


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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2011, 12:48:02 AM »
Hi there, I'm Haydn from Sheffield, photography is just a hobby for me, had a Cosina SLR when I was about 10 years old, couldn't really afford the film at the time, so lost the habit at an early age, got my first digital camera in 2001, a Fijifilm 2mp without any form of zoom, worked up the range over the years until I bought a Canon 450D in the summer of 2008, with a 18-55mm IS kit lens and a 70-300mm zoom.

At first, whilst enjoying the improved results, I tended to stick with the automatic settings, until last year when I started becoming very frustrated at the poor results I bought "understanding exposure" by Bryan Peterson, which opened my eyes again to the techniques I learnt as a child, I've since improved my kit lens to an great 15-85mm, bought a set of filters (ND, GND, CP & 10x ND) and recently an f1.4 50mm.  Starting to really enjoy taking photos again, especially the more technically challenging photos with filters.

Plan on extending my lens collection in the future, sticking with my 450D for now as it's doing me proud, but may well upgrade up the range in a few years, maybe even add a full frame as a second body - I don't see me walking around as a tourist with a 5D as my main camera, as it's far too heavy for regular use !

Career wise, I'm a very fed up Traffic Engineer, I've seen the good times, been involved in building motorways, tram systems, helped manage local and regional networks, earmed the big bucks, but with the recent government cuts, I'm faced with shrinking budgets, bigger demands and more frustration in not being able to deliver what the nation needs.  I had a notion that photography might be a way out a year back, I'm quite sure it's just a hobby for me now though ;-)
Regards, Haydn

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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2011, 02:55:44 PM »
Another Scot here using a 5DII with 40d backup and 400d lying around somewhere. Not forgettingOM1,2&3

Waiting too see spec of next FF body before splashing out. 

efs 10-22 & 17-85 will have to go along with other non L series glass.
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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2011, 03:24:02 PM »
Originally from Exeter, but now in Somerset (after gallivanting around southern England and Europe). Started off in photography years ago with a Zenith 11 (still got it too). The light meter was about 1.5 stops out and everything was manual. I sort of lost touch with photography in my 20's, while I was busy progressing my microbiology career, but returned with a 400D, which I soon grew out of and progressed to the 40D, quickly reverting to manual mode. I now shoot with a combination of a 5D MkII (for anything that doesn't move too quick or likes the dark) and a 7D, with a few L lenses from the 17-40 up to the 300 f/2.8 (often with 1.4x extender). A 400mm f/4 (other than the DO) would have been nice. I managed to sell the 40D to a photographic dealer for only £40 less than what I paid for it on Canon's eBay site after 2 years.
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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2011, 06:35:59 PM »
Yep, originally from Ipswich, currently living in Sussex, but looking at moving back to Ipswich.

originally started with a Praktica, which got damaged in an accident. Moved on to Canon A1's until i had a break in photography due to personal circumstances, but now back with  vengeance (so to speak). After an initial Nikon 5700 Bridge, and Nikon 7900 for scuba diving (really is great for that), i am fairly entrenched into Canon, first off with a 30D, then a 40D - then trading both in for a 5DII.

Very interested in getting a second body (or first would that be?) and might have the budget for a 1D4 or 1D5 if one gets released soon. Have a collection of L lenses including 17-40, 24-105 and 70-200 f4 IS. Also have the mandatory 50mm and 100 mm Macro non IS. Thinking of trading the 70-200 in to fund getting the new 70-300. I've done some work photographing some football matches, but had to rely on a hired lens. Would rather have my own,,,

Still have so much to learn - but thats what makes this such a great hobby, every picture is a challenge - and there is the opportunity to earn some money to cover the cost of this great hobby.

Good to meet you all...


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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2011, 02:03:29 AM »
Hello from Reading


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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2011, 02:35:32 PM »
Roger from Essex signing in.

Present DSLR is a Pentax K100D.  This was a good introduction to DSLR territory for me and allowed me to use my long Pentax lens that I had with my AE Film SLR all those years ago.

I've decided to grasp the nettle and get a whole new kit for my retirement.  I am brand-neutral, although am extremely impressed with the quality of (12MP) stills I get from my top-range Sony Handycam camcorder.

Uses will be:
  • Astronomical (lenses removed, body fixed via T adapter to one of several telescopes)
  • Solar (long focal length lens with a bader filter)
  • Wildlife (various ranging from dragonflies requiring medium lens and lightning-fast reaction to shutter, to larger slower stuff requiring tripod, long lens and lots of patience)

More anon.


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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2011, 08:48:52 AM »

Im Simon from Hampshire, UK, waiting to upgrade my 450d and lenses to the 5dMK2 or replacement. Trying to hold on to see what the replacement brings as id rather not be 3 years behind in technology when im spending that sort of money.

Anyone else in Hampshire?

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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2011, 12:05:02 PM »
Yes, I,m in Llandudno , North Wales.


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Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2011, 11:35:42 AM »
im just outside glasgow in motherwell :D be great to get a canonrumours uk meet sometime :D