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Offline Simon [aka springtide]

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Re: Meet up
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2008, 03:54:27 PM »
Oh... I feel a bit better for that ;)

No need to feel a bit S... I didn't find out until, out of pure curiosity, I looked in the manual & "read this first" sheet to find out what this bit of plastic was doing on the strap... didn't mean anything to me at first ??? ;)

So - I must now ask....

Whats the other bit of plastic for on the other side of the strap?

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Re: Meet up
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2008, 06:03:48 PM »
Oh... I feel a bit better for that ;)

No need to feel a bit S... I didn't find out until, out of pure curiosity, I looked in the manual & "read this first" sheet to find out what this bit of plastic was doing on the strap... didn't mean anything to me at first ??? ;)

So - I must now ask....

Whats the other bit of plastic for on the other side of the strap?


:lol: ...page 17 of the a700 user guide... "Attaching the shoulder strap".... camera image , top left of, text; "Remote commander clip" - guide line from/to "the other bit of plastic" ;)
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Re: Meet up
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2008, 06:49:17 PM »
Nice set Rob.  Great patterns in the rock in #2  - And the the last IR is fantastic  :) Top Stuff!


Funny, i didnt think my images were a patch on yours !

I think i need to play with the BW 10 stop filter more when it comes, as i didnt get the shots i was hoping for, certainly nothing like as good as your first two.

Steve, your first image is great.

Looking forward to the next meet up we have.



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Re: Meet up
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2008, 07:09:40 PM »
ok what does "a patch on yours" mean, or in reference to an earlier post about a d300 (or some such nikon)  his d300 isnt a patch on our a700s
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Re: Meet up
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2008, 07:16:09 PM »
ok what does "a patch on yours" mean, or in reference to an earlier post about a d300 (or some such nikon)  his d300 isnt a patch on our a700s

Jumping in :)

"Not as good as" ;)
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Re: Meet up
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2008, 07:20:28 PM »
thanks frank
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Re: Meet up
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2008, 07:47:40 PM »
ok what does "a patch on yours" mean, or in reference to an earlier post about a d300 (or some such nikon)  his d300 isnt a patch on our a700s

Why are all of these A700 owners so obsessed with the D300?  It's only a camera, very similar to your A700.

OK, it's built a bit better, had better bracketing, 14bit processing, the same 51 point AF with 3D motion tracking as the Nikon flagship the D3, micro adjustments for your lenses, more fps, and even more fps when you have the vertical grip attached, a better flash system that supports ratios like the new A900, but apart from that - what does the D300 offer that the A700 doesn't?


I actually don't think Rob was talking about Gary's D300 at all, it's just you bunch are drooling over the D300 again.

Rob, my later photos looked very similar to yours.  I think you would have got nicer long exposures if you'd stolen my 'ND 10 Stop' earlier - when there was more water and the tide went out.  I couldn't believe how fast the water disappeared.  Also (if you look at Gary's photostream), you'll see some of his long exposures when there clouds in a blue sky on a windy day, so you also get the motion seen in the sky.

We started chatting, I turned around and the water was gone.  BYW, if you are thinking about going back - I spoke to Gary about the best timings for Kilve. He suggested that it's much better and easier when the tide is coming in, as the rocks are less slipperly and you can see where you are putting your feet.

Anyway, a top day out...  :)  We'll have to do it again some time. 
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Re: Meet up
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2008, 09:53:30 PM »
Yes Sinmon [springtide] is right, i was actually reffering to his pictures rather than the D300.

I was reffering to that i thought Simon's [springtide's] pics were better than the one's that i took.



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Re: Meet up
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2008, 05:08:31 PM »
Here's one more i got round to processing.
IR shot, 57 sec exp at f/8



Still have a couple left to process that are reasonable shots, still processing the shots from longleat and bath !



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Re: Meet up
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2008, 05:17:09 PM »


Rob, thats a cracking shot!  Love how the IR has highlighted the cliffs compared to when you use ND's.
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Re: Meet up
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2008, 06:33:38 PM »
I wish id taken more shots with the IR filter.
Hang on i couldnt, my Filter was otherwise engaged ;-)

Its a little noisy when viewed big, but acceptable.
Cant wait to go back there.



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Re: Meet up
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2008, 07:56:00 PM »

Hi Rob,

Yes that was pretty funny.  Me with your IR/lens not having a clue about the exposures or focusing, and you with my ND trying to do the same  :)

Quick question, do you use the eyepiece 'blackout' attachment when doing the ND/IR shots on the weekend?

It's just that I've never done this and have just accepted how the come out in the camera as being related to the virtually black ND Filter in front of the lens, usually having a 'narrow histogram', but when exposed to the right always looked a bit 'washed out' (and needed pulling back in PP)

I took a shot (not a very interesting one) but with my thumb covering the eyepiece during the day and the exposure was much much different, a lot sharper, with much better colour and more dynamic range (on the histogram)

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Re: Meet up
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2008, 09:52:09 PM »
This is the last shot of my bunch from our meet up,
A700, f/8, 1/300, iso 200, 0.9 ND Grad, 11mm.


Large @ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2896328508_b5853be5f5_o.jpg


Large @ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2895487993_588683305d_o.jpg

Looking forward to the next meet up !


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Re: Meet up
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2008, 09:35:35 PM »
I cant beleive i hadnt seen this before. And am really sorry i couldnt be there, well you know how it is, wellies or italian riviera, hobsens choice. Looks like a good time was had by all and so much modisty about all the great shots that were taken. Well I am just so jelous. I really hope there is a DDF meetup one day that i can get to even if it costs me an arm and a leg. Who needs two of everything anyway :).

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Re: Meet up
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2008, 09:44:26 PM »
Sorry i couldnt be there, well you know how it is, wellies or italian riviera, hobsens choice.

Hmmnnn, im dissapointed that you didnt seriously consider coming, after all, you can go to the Italian Riviera at any time  :lol:


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