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Forum: The lounge 18th March 2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ellie
Re: Our Economy

And if you buy books of first or second class stamps they'll still 'work' even after the increase ;)

I remember being advised, years ago, never to discuss religion or politics with friends - so I...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th March 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Ellie
Camera shy @ Keyhaven

We had a lovely walk on Friday, although the weather wasn't our friend and the sea didn't seem to have read the tide tables.

I didn't take many pictures because the not-forecasted very thick cloud...
Forum: The lounge 12th March 2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4,946
Posted By Ellie
Re: Olympus E5 - Does it have a future?

I don't understand why so many people seem to be prophets of gloom. Surely, if you want a new camera and can find one you like and which you can afford then why not go and buy it instead of worriedly...
Forum: Olympus E-520 5th March 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ellie
Re: Weaning myself off the auto setting

*yes

I almost always use Aperture Priority (A)- it seems to work better than using Shutter Priority. I've never used any of the 'mode' settings except for Portrait to see what it did, but I'm not...
Forum: Standard zoom and mid range 5th March 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,305
Posted By Ellie
Re: Lens Quandry

I think you'll make up your own mind once you've had a load of different ideas, so this isn't really 'advice', but just 'what I did'.

I've got a similar set of lenses to yours, also the 35mm...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 1st March 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,591
Posted By Ellie
Re: Macro and/or tele

I think that's a good question you need to try to answer, especially as "Macro" means different things to different people.

Do you want to simply be able to get 'closer' - to be able to get more...
Forum: The lounge 18th February 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By Ellie
Re: I think I must be mad!

Well done!

You've set yourself a hard task and did incredibly well to take so many pictures of 'drink' for January with plenty of ideas worth imitating. *chr February's coming along nicely too.
Forum: Foto Fair 16th February 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Ellie
Re: Birds from Galapagos trip in October

Oh my, what a treat! They're lovely pictures full of superb detail.
Forum: Foto Fair 30th January 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,308
Posted By Ellie
Re: My 52 for 2011

Absolutely! A heck of a variety and only four pictures so far, if you manage to keep this up it'll make a superb portfolio.
Forum: Foto Fair 25th January 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By Ellie
Re: Does anyone know what this is? ID

Got it!

It's a Harlequin Ladybird pupa.
http://www.harlequin-survey.org/recognition_and_distinction.htm#

Check the picture on the lower right of the page.

Our native Ladybird pupae look...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd January 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,801
Posted By Ellie
Re: Denham Aerodrome

Goes to show what a good lens that one is. *chr
Forum: Legacy Lenses 21st January 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By Ellie
Re: Cheaper Zoom options

I think we all understand the financial constraints, even those of us with fewer children. *yes

Put some money to one side and keep looking - not only on here but on other forums too. My 70-300mm...
Forum: Olympus E-620/600 18th January 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By Ellie
Re: C-AF is greyed out

That can happen if you change the lens without switching the camera off.

Glad it's working *chr
Forum: The lounge 23rd December 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Ellie
Re: New to me E30

You'll love it

Andrzej Wrotniak has what he calls a 'setup cheat sheet (http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e30-sett-sheet.html)', a longer article re customising the E-30...
Forum: The lounge 7th December 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,216
Posted By Ellie
Re: Stuck on the m73

After following your facebook updates I'm so pleased/relieved you got home in one piece, it's a ghastly thing to happen.

You aren't the only one of my 'friends' to have been caught out by the...
Forum: Accessory talk 6th December 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ellie
Re: Tripod / monopod suggestions?

Have a look at the Velbon tripods (http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/geo1.html). I've got a four section carbon fibre one that's very light and easy to use, it took a while for it to come up on...
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