Jan from UK

Jan from UK

Lives in United Kingdom Cumbria, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.janfialkowski.com
Joined on Feb 4, 2005
About me:

Canon EOS 10D, Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 5D Mk2. Canon EOS 7D. Canon EF 50mm f1.4, 17-40mm f4 L, 16-35mm f2.8L, 24-70mm f2.8 L, 24-105mm f4 L IS, 70-200mm f4 L IS, 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS, 100mm f2.8 macro. Pentax Spotmatic, Pentax S1a, Mamiya 330S 2 1/4' sq TLR, Canon AE1, Kodak 35mm Retina, Konica Auto S2 Rangefinder, Rolliecord VB, Zeiss Nettar 2 1/4' sq. Collection of Pentax M42, and Canon FD lenses..

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  • Submitted a challenge entry JanF
    I needed a photo of myself for my Flickr webpage. This is only the third photo I've taken of myself in 8 years. The experience was extremely uncomfortable ..
    Placed 44th in the challenge. I needed a photo of myself for my Flickr webpage. This is only the third photo I've taken of myself in 8 years. The experience was extremely uncomfortable ..
  • ~ You must be a dreadful photographer with a complete disregard for correct exposure, if you have the need to spend any time recovering wildly poor exposures. I use a 5D Mk3 and my exposures are ...
  • john 404 .. Thank you .. You are exactly right .. It's a deal. California is a state with genuinely beautiful people .. We'll make every effort to visit there one day. If you ever visit The English ...
  • Not a good enough response Richard. A face to face sale, with someone who is a lying scumbag directly to your face, is not good enough. STOP making excuses for robbing scumbags, please. It lowers ...
  • ~ Wow! That's a gorgeous image Bob .. Thank you for posting this .. Thank you for sharing your wisdom ..This is so much appreciated. Thank you. :-)
  • ~ Thank you Don. I don't want to make too much of a fuss .. I maybe shouldn't have mentioned this whole issue. I thought if a pensioner was seeking advice from a Camera shop, she may have received ...
  • ~ I know .. Human nature, etc, etc .. There is also an issue of having a high moral code. Having moral integrity. A value sadly lacking in today's 'dog eat dog' culture .. ~ I do quite large miles ...
  • Replied in Not really
    ~ I do quite large miles on my photo expeditions. UK petrol is about $11 a gallon. I went to Goodfellows Tyre Depot (Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK) for four new tyres. My car would be ready in about 10 ...
  • Of course .. You are all correct .. This was a face to face sale. So unlike the internet. The store chappy realised he had a vulnerable and trusting pensioner as a customer. Old folk are 'fair ...
  • Many thanks Joe186 .. The best my dear friend can come up with is that ~ 'It was down towards Broadway bit. Near the 'Ticket Centre' .. 'Between the Sheraton Hotel and the big Times Square Clock, ...
  • ~ Of course, you are completely correct. My dearest friend gained a degree in Theology and Art History way back in the 1960's.. and has a trusting nature in human behaviour. Please erect some ...
  • Thank you mgd43 .. My dearest best friend was a career teacher all her life. She taught youngsters, and her teacher training included gaining a University degree in Theology and The history of Art ...
  • ~ Thank you so much for this kind reply. I know I shouldn't have mentioned politics, but we here in the UK had a Prime Minister that thought it was a good idea to invade Iraq (Tony Blair), and ...
  • ~ Oh I know .. Thank you. I wish I'd said nothing, but I was so shocked when I asked her how much she had paid, and she told me. I now wish I had never mentioned this subject. She would be ...
  • Rotten to The Core 'Big Apple'. I know that this will probably only apply to one camera store, and they all won't be like this. My dearest best friend went into a camera shop, second or third block ...
  • Commented on Mirrorless Cameras: A Primer article

    ~ I'm getting fantastic results from my Canon EOS M with the latest firmware update. A camera completely ignored by everyone. What a superb little piece of high quality engineeing .. £349 for the...

  • ~ Oh it's definitely magnesium alloy. Canon literature mentions this. For it's teeny size it is SO solid, and built like a tank .. A great piece of serious kit. I love it! :-)
  • Well I've read all the hate stuff about this little camera, and all the bad press, and YouTube videos. I've checked out the latest price for the full kit. The camera body, the 18-55mm lens, plus ...
  • I have both these lenses, both are excellent. They travel with me everywhere. :-)
  • Replied in Well, Skippy
    I agree completely. I support my local camera shop whenever possible. Three years ago I bought my Canon 5D2 there and in the first 24 hours I found about three hot pixels. I went back to my ...
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