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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It cost about 5 to go on the East Lancs Railway. Very Happy

Heres Duke of Gloucester, Christmas Eve 2006, at York station, about to return to Kings Cross, London. Taken on my Olympus C5050, no flash.
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Here's the same view with the flash. It shows what a shitty day it was. Vive la difference!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

^^^^
The top is really great. What a great example of bad flashing Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, that is a cracking pic, Roy.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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What!! and destroy are mining industry Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Pity about the rain/sleet/snow in the flash pic; it would've been great!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That first Duke of Gloucester pic would make a fab poster - very atmospheric and 'Brief Encounter'.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, cheers, it's my desktop at the moment. If only there weren't the overhead electric wires it would be pretty much timeless.

Note the polite gaggle by the cab, who didn't want to feel the wrath of the bunch of snappers at the front, of which I was one. A member of the station staff was trying to move us back, but we had all developed a case of communal mass deafness.

The Duke is one of my favourites, it was rescued after years in a Welsh scrapyard, with it unique cylinders cut off (it was built as a one off experiment), and considered an impossible task to restore.

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http://www.dukeofgloucester.co.uk/

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COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WENT TO THE BANK
our Agent is Completely broke, pocketless and stranded
I WLL SEND AN AFRICA WITCH TO ATTACH YOU BASTARD
You go die like bird
i started shouting HALLELUJAGOBBLE but none of them notice me immediately police arrested me due to the shouting
f*ck u asshole ur damn mother will loose ur fcuking skull brain ur brain is nothing to compare with rat f*ck ur u
MY FRIEND ALEX WAS DETAINED IN POLICE STATION
I am not happy due to the question i answered at money office. Let me tell you do not play with me ok.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just to totally cock things up and put this thread back on track before it sinks into the deep, for those of you with patience and a good connection, here is a Canon website, with movies showing the processes involved in making their lenses.

http://web1.canon.jp/camera-museum/tech/l_plant/index.html

Click on 'Virtual Lens Plant'. It goes some way in explaining why they are so damned expensive. I was surprised how much hand assembly there is.

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the European Union has bounced on our freckles
COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WENT TO THE BANK
our Agent is Completely broke, pocketless and stranded
I WLL SEND AN AFRICA WITCH TO ATTACH YOU BASTARD
You go die like bird
i started shouting HALLELUJAGOBBLE but none of them notice me immediately police arrested me due to the shouting
f*ck u asshole ur damn mother will loose ur fcuking skull brain ur brain is nothing to compare with rat f*ck ur u
MY FRIEND ALEX WAS DETAINED IN POLICE STATION
I am not happy due to the question i answered at money office. Let me tell you do not play with me ok.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Scuse me for necroing my own thread, but now I've gone and done it.

I liked the telephoto IS lens so much, I just bought this on Ebay:

Canon EF-S 17-85mm 17-85 f/4.0-5.6 USM IS lens

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Here,s the rub, I bought it from Hong Kong, but they have guaranteed that if I have to pay any tax at all, they will refund it to me. To quote the listing:

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Customs Handling

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We warrant NO UK DUTY/VAT, or full reimbursement.
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In fact, we may handle all customs issues, if any, directly. Customers please don't answer any queries without our advice.


They just sent me a Fedex tracking number, they reckon it will be here in 2 days.

Wish me luck!

I swear that's it, I will use this one as a replacement for the cheapo kit lens that came with the camera, as a 'regular' lens, along with the 70-300mm for distance work.

I really like the Image Stabiliser thingy, as I like taking pictures in natural light rather than using a flash. See the 2 pics at the top of this page for an example of why.

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the European Union has bounced on our freckles
COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WENT TO THE BANK
our Agent is Completely broke, pocketless and stranded
I WLL SEND AN AFRICA WITCH TO ATTACH YOU BASTARD
You go die like bird
i started shouting HALLELUJAGOBBLE but none of them notice me immediately police arrested me due to the shouting
f*ck u asshole ur damn mother will loose ur fcuking skull brain ur brain is nothing to compare with rat f*ck ur u
MY FRIEND ALEX WAS DETAINED IN POLICE STATION
I am not happy due to the question i answered at money office. Let me tell you do not play with me ok.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

^^^
guess I'm too late then, but maybe some interesting info for fellow baiters:

german customs have an auction for confiscated goods (clickey)
maybe others do so as well?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Roycropper wrote:
I swear that's it,


Yeah right Wink That's your story, Roy, and you stick to it Very Happy

You got da fever!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Roy, does this place do Nikon lenses? If they do can you say where you got youre lens? I'm after a good Nikon lens that does manual f-stops. I was brought up on a Yashica FX-D so I like setting the f-stop myself and lettting the camera work out the exposure (f8 is great!)

I have a D50 if that's any help.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

/\/\ Here's a Nikon lens from the same seller, dunno if its the one you want, but I'm sure he has more:
CLICKY

Note the 'NO TAX' bit in the listing heading. He doesn't put this in all his listings, and its clear from his reply to someone who paid tax and left a negative feedback, that if it ain't in the listing, he DOESN'T guarantee it, so beware.

@ Mike. No that's it absolutely. Though I don't have a macro lens for closeups.

My mate, Mad Max, is a subscriber to the 'He who dies with the most toys, wins' philosophy. I went round to see his latest collection of motorbikes, jetski's etc (all from Ebay), and happened to mention photography. Next I'm holding a Canon EOS30D, looking through a 100-400mm 'L' IS Lens, which he said cost 'only two- eight' (2,800! Shocked) I didn't ask his wife if she knew how much it cost.

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the European Union has bounced on our freckles
COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WENT TO THE BANK
our Agent is Completely broke, pocketless and stranded
I WLL SEND AN AFRICA WITCH TO ATTACH YOU BASTARD
You go die like bird
i started shouting HALLELUJAGOBBLE but none of them notice me immediately police arrested me due to the shouting
f*ck u asshole ur damn mother will loose ur fcuking skull brain ur brain is nothing to compare with rat f*ck ur u
MY FRIEND ALEX WAS DETAINED IN POLICE STATION
I am not happy due to the question i answered at money office. Let me tell you do not play with me ok.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Woot! 2 days later it's turned up, must go and play. Work, Eater and the Kitchen are suspended for the time being.

The way they got round the Customs is very clever, and pretty uncheckable. It is sleight of hand, though, and I won't say how they did it in case it buggers it up for others.

EDIT: Here ya go, taken with the 'Old' Olympus.
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Its a chunky little monkey, like the Olympus before it, it now 'nearly' fits its case. Hopefully, Hayley will never notice the difference.

Here's one of my long suffering models. 1/8 sec, F5.6, no flash.

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It does have a macro mode, so hopefully I dont need another lens for that.
This model doesn't suffer, it was me who suffered making it. 1/60 sec, F5.6

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Compare the pic with the one I posted in the motorbike thread, with the kit lens.

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the European Union has bounced on our freckles
COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WENT TO THE BANK
our Agent is Completely broke, pocketless and stranded
I WLL SEND AN AFRICA WITCH TO ATTACH YOU BASTARD
You go die like bird
i started shouting HALLELUJAGOBBLE but none of them notice me immediately police arrested me due to the shouting
f*ck u asshole ur damn mother will loose ur fcuking skull brain ur brain is nothing to compare with rat f*ck ur u
MY FRIEND ALEX WAS DETAINED IN POLICE STATION
I am not happy due to the question i answered at money office. Let me tell you do not play with me ok.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A picture of Roy in about 6 months time:


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