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Forum: Nikon Friday 19th August 2016, 15:16
Replies: 1
Views: 1,623
Posted By geordiebeginner
Have you tried resetting the camera back to...

Have you tried resetting the camera back to default settings and starting from scratch as it were?
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Monday 15th August 2016, 08:55
Replies: 6
Views: 3,467
Posted By geordiebeginner
Well yestrerday I went to the coast with the...

Well yestrerday I went to the coast with the borrowed tripod and a remote release and did some test shots.

I went through the list of new tripod, old tripod, OS on, OS off, in camera anti shake on,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 14th August 2016, 09:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By geordiebeginner
My wife uses rechargeables in her Fuji bridge...

My wife uses rechargeables in her Fuji bridge camera and she always uses Duracell. She did get some generic ones from 7dayshop but they never held a charge very long-she would charge three sets and...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Saturday 13th August 2016, 12:31
Replies: 6
Views: 3,467
Posted By geordiebeginner
Thanks for the good wishes and the advice, both...

Thanks for the good wishes and the advice, both are very much appreciated.

I went back to basics and made sure the IS was off in both the lens and camera which made a difference. The next step was...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Thursday 11th August 2016, 15:08
Replies: 6
Views: 3,467
Posted By geordiebeginner
Soft pics

I am having problems with my Sigma 150-500mm lens, specifically soft pictures.

The first pic was taken using a hide clamp and at 640th @f 6.30 at 3,200 ISO while the second was taken from a using a...
Forum: Technique Friday 27th May 2016, 09:37
Replies: 8
Views: 8,002
Posted By geordiebeginner
The problem with putting anything in the public...

The problem with putting anything in the public domain it becomes just that: "Public" and if anyone really wants to download a pic of yours then the little copyright symbol etc will not put them...
Forum: Minolta Wednesday 25th May 2016, 21:07
Replies: 2
Views: 2,995
Posted By geordiebeginner
I would suggest you keep your eyes open at the...

I would suggest you keep your eyes open at the fleamarket-but with a short zoom like you have it shouldn't be necessary.

I'm not sure about Belgium, but in the UK there are sites where people...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Monday 22nd February 2016, 08:23
Replies: 3
Views: 4,062
Posted By geordiebeginner
If it's Tamron then I am guessing it takes the...

If it's Tamron then I am guessing it takes the "Adaptall" mount that they used: in effect the lens is blank and you fit whatever mount you need for the system you use. Mounts are sometimes hard to...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Sunday 21st February 2016, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 4,062
Posted By geordiebeginner
Could you not trade it or sell it on commission...

Could you not trade it or sell it on commission at somewhere like ffordes if nobody takes you up on your offer?

They collect for about 15 and deduct it from the sale price.
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Sunday 21st February 2016, 12:42
Replies: 4
Views: 4,359
Posted By geordiebeginner
I used the mirror lens for a very short time...

I used the mirror lens for a very short time before realising that it was just too limiting.

The Sigma 150-500 comes next week.
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Sunday 17th January 2016, 15:21
Replies: 4
Views: 4,359
Posted By geordiebeginner
I borrowed one for the weekend and although it is...

I borrowed one for the weekend and although it is no good for flying birds some of the "static" shots I have got aren't too bad-I will have a look in PS and see what I can do.

It wouldn't be my...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Thursday 7th January 2016, 15:06
Replies: 4
Views: 4,359
Posted By geordiebeginner
Sigma 600mm Mirror

Has anybody any exeperience of the Sigma 600mm f8 mirror lens?

I have read mixed reviews so any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Tuesday 13th August 2013, 19:19
Replies: 3
Views: 4,023
Posted By geordiebeginner
If you are still looking for a place to scan...

If you are still looking for a place to scan slides for you, I had some done by slidesoncd.co.uk and they were pretty good. For 500 I think the price is about 25p per slide for the basic scan or...
Forum: Macro Photography Tuesday 13th August 2013, 09:50
Replies: 5
Views: 5,748
Posted By geordiebeginner
I will be using them with a DSLR and possibly a...

I will be using them with a DSLR and possibly a ringflash. I may get a proper macro lens in the future, but I just want to test the waters first so it is looking like the close up set is about my...
Forum: Macro Photography Monday 12th August 2013, 22:47
Replies: 5
Views: 5,748
Posted By geordiebeginner
Thanks for the help. I know that a genuine macro...

Thanks for the help. I know that a genuine macro lens would be much better, but at the moment I am just dabbling so I fancied them as a cheap way of testing the water so to speak.
Forum: Macro Photography Monday 12th August 2013, 18:23
Replies: 5
Views: 5,748
Posted By geordiebeginner
Close up filters

Has anyone had any experience of using close up filters on a standard zoom lens for close up photography?

I would like to give it a go and this seems a pretty simple and cheap way to try it without...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 16th July 2013, 19:55
Replies: 6
Views: 3,150
Posted By geordiebeginner
Thanks for the advice guys. I was hoping to be...

Thanks for the advice guys. I was hoping to be able to get halfway decent pics but it very much looks like I will have to have a rethink and wait until I can get an ED scope and go from there.

The...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 16th July 2013, 11:12
Replies: 6
Views: 3,150
Posted By geordiebeginner
Thanks for the info Paul, I really appreciate...

Thanks for the info Paul, I really appreciate it.

I think I may have to have a total rethink and perhaps look at a system similar to the one you show in your gallery to get the standard of images I...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 15th July 2013, 22:47
Replies: 6
Views: 3,150
Posted By geordiebeginner
Scope/Camera query

I am looking for a budget scope to try digiscoping with my Nikon D50 DSLR attached via a T2 adapter.

I am looking at the Hawke Nature Trek 20-60 x 80 as it looks like about the best in my...
Forum: Pentax Tuesday 28th August 2012, 22:50
Replies: 6
Views: 12,422
Posted By geordiebeginner
I used to work in a camera shop and we had a...

I used to work in a camera shop and we had a couple of these come in from time to time and by and large they are rubbish. The coating on the lens is of very poor quality and as a previous poster has...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 25th August 2012, 00:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By geordiebeginner
Looking at your pictures they are not sharp...

Looking at your pictures they are not sharp anywhere: that tends to indicate camera shake as opposed to any fault with focus etc. There is an old rule of thumb which says that if you are hand...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 20th August 2012, 22:34
Replies: 6
Views: 10,093
Posted By geordiebeginner
Thanks for the advice, it is much appreciated. I...

Thanks for the advice, it is much appreciated.

I need something that I can carry both to my birding site (sometimes by train etc) and also use while I am there.

I have been looking at the Lowepro...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Friday 17th August 2012, 21:55
Replies: 6
Views: 10,093
Posted By geordiebeginner
Question Birding Backpack

Has anyone come across the ideal rucksack/backpack for birding?

Equipment is usual: bins, scope, tripod etc plus rations/flask etc.

I had thought about a specialist photo backpack like the Tamrac...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 8th June 2011, 22:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By geordiebeginner
Hawke

Has anybody any experience of the Hawke range of scopes?

I have seen one for about 200 which looks promising.

I appreciate I am not getting Leica APO for this price, but would the quality be good...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 6th June 2011, 23:17
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By geordiebeginner
Hartlepool

What can I say-only been birding a couple of months and today I saw the White Throated Robin at Hartlepool, how many have had that on their lists for years? Talk about luck!

Can I say "Thanks" to...
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