David K

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Camera Talk

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:56

Interesting, pp. Interesting to note that early cameras such as the Kodak Brownie had fixed apertures and speeds.......commonly f11 aperture & 1/50 or 1/25 of a second shutter speed. This meant that pictures could only be taken on fine days. A little flexibility was available by being able to choose the ISO (speed) rating of roll film.   

Definitely a f11 1/50 day here today.

Camera Talk

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:41

I have the Fuji HS50EXR and find it a superb and versatile camera.

I don't have much of a problem with focussing. Probably with a 50x zoom it needs to be used with a tripod when zooming in. 

My DSLR is a Pentax K50....another superb camera IMHO.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:46

Some to be getting on with, Wonky.

Camera Talk

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:16

FAO of Guernsey Donkey.

Choosing a new camera is such a personal matter, I would hesitate in recommending any particular one. Having said that and being aware of your requirements, I would suggest you take a look at this:  www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-and-camcorders/digital-cameras/compact-and-bridge-cameras/fujifilm-finepix-s9400w-bridge-camera-black-22034166-pdt.html?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~0001+%28LTC%29+Compact+Camera~22034166+-+Fujifilm+S9400W+%28E%29~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!53172457295!e!!g!!finepix%20s9400w&ef_id=VnBefgAABbUotMnX:20160511150404:s

I recommend it on the basis that it has a top quality CMOS sensor (more important than a huge pixel count) and a top quality & versatile lens. It will meet and exceed all you present requirements.

Giant Pumpkin Seed.....

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 09:32

....one single seed, over £1000 and it's good luck to him!


Camera Talk

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 09:14

Encouraging to now you share my views on this, Sheps. 

I did let committee members know in no uncertain way (which is my way) how I felt and inasmuch as they're continually trying to encourage new members, I'm rather surprised nothing seems to have changed.

' First prize goes to the competition secretary, second prize goes to the competition secretary's wife and third prize goes to the chairman'......you know the score!

Camera Talk

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:44

Hi, Sheps......I too had issues with competitions/judging, culminating in my leaving my camera club. My problem being awards being made to a certain clique and the (ridiculous at times) over use of post processing.  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 11:33

Just threw them in for the size & colour, pp.......taken at Southport Flower Show.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 11:16

Begonias par excellence.

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:40

Thanks, PP.

I would just add that the word 'bridge' emanates from the fact that it is a compromise (bridge) between compact and DSLR cameras. 

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