happysnapper64

happysnapper64

Lives in United Kingdom NW England, United Kingdom
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Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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  • Dock, thank you very much for your very good reply. I should have added that I use a Black Rapid Sport strap, which is a great help. I think I am leaning toward the Tamron, as the Sigma is nearly ...
  • Created discussions New to this forum.
    Hi all. I have decided to do more bird & wildlife photography & thought I would come to the proper forum for help & advice. I have, as can be seen in my gear list, a 7D & 5D2. My 2 longest lenses ...
  • The advice to look at the lens selection for different makes before the camera body,  is very good advice. Someone mentioned keeping away from kit lenses. They are correct that they are not the ...
  • Replied in Sigma 150-600
    I have the Sigma 120-400 OS which is better than the reviews make it out to be. I would sell it to part fund either the Sigma C or the Tamron. I have a number of Sigma lenses & have been very ...
  • Replied in Sigma 150-600
    I have been reading reviews on both the Sigma "C" & Tamron versions of this lens. It seems that they are virtually identical in performance. It would be good to have opinions of any who have ...
  • Replied in Me too! (nt)
    Grrrrrr!!!! NT.
  • Created discussions Need to improve?
    What aspect of your photography do you need to improve most? When I view my humble efforts, I see areas that I could have done better with, but I feel that having the "eye" for a shot is what I ...
  • Why I always have my strap, a Black Rapid, connected to my camera all the time. You are unlucky my friend, I hope you can find a reasonable solution.
  • 5D2 7D 60D Olympus e-pl5 14-40 + 40-150 Sigma 120-400 OS Sigma 150 OS Macro Sigma 17-50 2.8 Macro Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 Canon 70-200 4 IS Canon 100 Macro not the L Canon 85 1.8 Canon 15-85 IS 8mm Fisheye ...
  • Talking of cars. I bought a lovely 5 month old Ford Focus 2.0 diesel Ghia for under £12k. The price, when new including several expensive extras, was over £21k! It had 6k miles on the clock & was ...
  • I went to one of my local camera shops to try a long zoom. I use a crutch to walk with due to bad knees. As soon as I got through the door the salesman went & got me a chair to sit on. I looked at ...
  • You could look through my gallery as there are a few taken with the 15-85. I am a very amateur photog, but I think the results are quite good.
  • I can only speak about lenses I have. It is up to you if the info I try & give, is relative for you. I took the 15-85 with me for a week trip to Lake Garda, Italy last year. With my 7D, it was the ...
  • Sobering stats those!
  • "Ok Waldo my boy" nya-nya-nya!! My point is about the arrow, not the indian. LOL.
  • Yes, Kelly, mine too. I bought my 7D when the big noise was all about the second coming ie; the 7D Mk2, a decision I have never regretted. Same with the 5D2. I wanted to experience FF, but wasn't ...
  • Created discussions Tale of the tape?
    In the endless debates about the "which camera is best" question, are we just getting lost with statistics that mean very little, when it comes to choosing one over the other? For instance, the UK ...
  • I tend to agree with you, but maybe it's because my eye iasn't good enough to see the difference in the finished shot?
  • So, police don't like to be photographed? Now they know how the rest of us feel!!!
  • Replied in Some Advice
    As D Cox said, don't worry too much about choice of body at this stage. Lens choice will be by far the most important factor. Don't be too quick to ascribe poor results to the camera at first. ...
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