Hello...Anyone else from the UK?

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RogerJP

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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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mreco99

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Hi

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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daveswan

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Another from London.

Only just joined, but been lurking for too long!
 

Fleetie

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I am from Rochester, Kent.

But I live in south Manchester now. Funnily enough, I'm going back down to Rochester for a few days after xmas, to see my Mum and sister, and I'll be taking the 7D for the first time, and a few lenses, to capture pics of the place where I began, and where I grew up for 18 years before moving north for uni in 1989.

Because I was born in the same house my Mum still lives in, and we never moved, I have many very strong memories of Rochester, and I want to get some pics of the place I still see often in my dreams and memories, even though it's changed a lot since my childhood. Some things are still the same, obviously.
 
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Mich

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A newbie from London here.

Have sold my D80 a few months ago and now ready and quite impatient to buy a T3i/600D or maybe the new T4i...
 

scotty512

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Mar 20, 2012
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yorkshire man living in London

recently acquired the 5D Mk3 love it !!

deciding whether to get the 100mm Macro or a fitness watch lol
 

insanitybeard

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Greetings from Exeter, South West UK! A lovely part of the world to live in if you like landscape photography with so much variety on your doorstep! (when it isn't chucking it down) :D
 

insanitybeard

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Kernuak said:
insanitybeard said:
Greetings from Exeter, South West UK! A lovely part of the world to live in if you like landscape photography with so much variety on your doorstep! (when it isn't chucking it down) :D
I'm an Exonian in exile.
Ha! I thought I recognised some of your landscape pictures of being around these parts! (And of course the titles of some of them was a giveaway). Lovely part of the world that we live in! Whereabouts are you living to now then? :D
 

Basti187

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Studying in Salford, Manchester, originally from South East Germany though!
5dm3 coming next week :)
 
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A Welshman living in essex.

Lets do some sort of regional meet up. It could be sunrise or sunset in an area where someone knows quite well, prehaps a water scene.
 
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paul13walnut5

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A Scot from Kilmarnock ('The Scheme' from the TV show, to be precise) now living in Glasgow, in a flat over-looking the Clyde.
 

insanitybeard

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paul13walnut5 said:
A Scot from Kilmarnock ('The Scheme' from the TV show, to be precise) now living in Glasgow, in a flat over-looking the Clyde.
Do you do much in the way of Landscape photography? Scotland has a special place in my heart for it's amazing scenery- I have particular fondness for the rugged desolate beauty of Skye and the far North-West- Torridon, Sutherland etc... Bleak as you can get in stormy weather, out of this world on a (maybe rare!) sunny day, and magical in any weather! (rose tinted specs maybe, but still an amazing place!) :)
 
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paul13walnut5

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@insanitybeard
Do you do much in the way of Landscape photography? Scotland has a special place in my heart for it's amazing scenery- I have particular fondness for the rugged desolate beauty of Skye and the far North-West- Torridon, Sutherland etc... Bleak as you can get in stormy weather, out of this world on a (maybe rare!) sunny day, and magical in any weather! (rose tinted specs maybe, but still an amazing place!) :)
Not as much as I should, or even stills these days in general, mainly using cameras for video just now.

There are some brilliant locations on the west coast, but I try to avoid them as theres so many folk doing the same classic locations but at a better standard than me, Colin Prior has a lot to answer for, I swear there's a tripod footprint worn into the bedrock at Buachaille Etive Mor and the Old Man of Storr.

I do stuff mainly along the clyde coast and islands, as they are generally ignored by everybody bar locals.