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Offline Jediboy

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2610 on: February 12, 2021, 07:58:08 AM »
Impressive line up of kit there Jinky. Good lick with whatever  you choose to do with it all.
It seems that we struggle to part with older kit, well I certainly do.
Not so much sentimental. But maybe a little, but more the fact that it is just not worth much.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2611 on: February 12, 2021, 09:40:43 PM »
Impressive line up of kit there Jinky. Good lick with whatever  you choose to do with it all.
It seems that we struggle to part with older kit, well I certainly do.
Not so much sentimental. But maybe a little, but more the fact that it is just not worth much.

I think he want to flog it not lick it?  :hehe:

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« Reply #2612 on: February 12, 2021, 10:45:32 PM »
You say that Oldboy, but have you ever licked your kit? It's really delicious.
Don't knock it till you've tried it!
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2613 on: February 13, 2021, 11:30:23 AM »
Taking a shot of a sparrow through the patio window and not bothering with noise reduction because it was pretty clean - even though it was shot at ISO8000!
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« Reply #2614 on: February 13, 2021, 12:41:27 PM »
This one.

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« Reply #2615 on: February 15, 2021, 05:27:38 PM »
How is it that I can find the original boxes for every bit of Nikon gear  I  bought new but seem to have misplaced all the boxes for my Fuji gear bought a year ago. End of a Nikon era for me. All boxed up and ready to go to Wex for final assessment and payment. Based on my descriptions they are willing to pay me £2450 for gear worth much more but having found little interest with ready cash at the local level I`m cutting my losses. Hopefully they won`t knock too much more off it or I`ll be asking them to send it all back. Decided to go for cash rather than trade in against lenses I can now live without given what I do with my photography these days. Just a little bit worried about all this gear going with a parcel Force courier but Wex assure me it is insured so I have to trust them. I`ll let you know how I get on but better that sort of money to me than it lie in a cupboard for years unused I guess. On the plus side I claimed the costs of it all when I set up in my wedding photography and had it offset against my profits and then I paid peanuts to buy it back for personal use at the end of my part time brief career so really I have to tell myself that i am in profit!

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« Reply #2616 on: February 15, 2021, 10:14:04 PM »
When I PX'd my 70-200F4 L lens in for a 70-200F2.8L IS at WEX - I got top dollar for it - in fact it "cost" me about £70. To be fair the price of Canon gear did go up by a factor of about 2x one year so that "helped"
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« Reply #2617 on: February 16, 2021, 06:52:51 AM »
When I PX'd my 70-200F4 L lens in for a 70-200F2.8L IS at WEX - I got top dollar for it - in fact it "cost" me about £70. To be fair the price of Canon gear did go up by a factor of about 2x one year so that "helped"

Yes I`ve been lucky once or twice when lenses went up. I sold a flashgun last year for more than it cost me somehow to a local guy desperate to have it too. I think the problem now is that mirrorless cameras are driving DSLR prices down. In many ways I`m left with a kit now that is not as good  as what I`m selling but for 98% of what I shoot it`s enough.

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« Reply #2618 on: February 16, 2021, 08:13:45 AM »
A friend of mine has gone the Fuji route from being a Canon gal - one reason being the gear was getting too heavy and she has retired from professional photography as well as Canon sunnyside up her off when they wouldn't do anything when a battery in her camera went bad. Blamed her for incorrect use and getting the body wet. Which was bull.
I've benefited though as I bought her 300mm f2.8L at a reasonable price - and more importantly with known provenance!
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« Reply #2619 on: February 16, 2021, 09:27:12 AM »
Yes Fuji for me too and I love it. Stopped shooting raw in all but really challenging lighting situations as I just love the jpeg recipes I`ve tweaked straight out of camera. Spend next to no time editing these days

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« Reply #2620 on: June 15, 2021, 04:29:51 PM »
Bemused is a little strong but a friend of my wife`s asked me to judge their village photo competition on the theme of "Our Village". Got the first 14 or so photos sent to me (all ahead of the supposed start date of the comp but never mind and it makes me appreciate how much work people put into meeting the theme on here for our comps. I`ve a whole series (from schoolkids ) of mainly blurry pics of trees and plants and three of a group of sheep in varying weather conditions with questionable white balance. I knew it was a mistake to agree to "judge " them. The first that seems to show  village life  would seem to have the best chance!  :D

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« Reply #2621 on: June 15, 2021, 09:48:02 PM »
Bemused is a little strong but a friend of my wife`s asked me to judge their village photo competition on the theme of "Our Village".   :D

You're on a hiding to nothing, as no matter who you choose, everyone else will think you are blind to not see that there effort was the best, even if it is out of focus and doesn't fit the theme.  :wtf:

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« Reply #2622 on: June 19, 2021, 06:49:20 PM »
Went to Wollaton Hall and Deer park this morning - spotted a deer in the woods - fenced off as its a preservation area - and saw a young Deer - snapped a few off - then realised I'd left the camera set on 1/1000" - and was a bit dark. So the camera hit ISO51200. And is remarkable ok after a bit of noise reduction in LR.

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