David K

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Camera Talk

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:29

Guernsey Donkey - Re your request for buying a new camera. Without a few relevant facts, you are possibly about to make a very expensive mistake.....the worst case scenario being , having a expensive camera with lots of gizmos  set permanently on auto. Photography is an art and merely buying a high performing camera will by no means guarantee stunning pictures.

Cameras basically fall into three categories: 'point & shoot compact', 'bridge' and 'DSLR' (Digital Single Lens Reflex) 

Compact 'point & shoot' cameras under £100 tend to be simple, no-frills models, that are perfectly capable of taking very good pictures without any extra bells & whistles.

Bridge cameras combine the flexibility of a wide focal range with a small format body. Many offer manual control over exposure (such as with an aperture or shutter priority option), and some allow you to manually focus too, meaning the photographer can take many decisions into their own hands.

DSLR cameras are what many people think of when it comes to advanced photography. They have interchangeable lenses which enable everything from long distance zoom, macro (close-up) portraiture etc.

My advice would be to consider a superzoom bridge camera and join a camera club.


Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:00

Third time lucky,  serves em right for scrapping the edit facility.



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Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:53
NoraGW says:

David K - can you answer these questions too?

2) If you don’t receive notifications, has this been since you first signed up, or since the redesign, or at another time?

3) What your personal notification preferences are set up for (Instant / Grouped / Off)

4) What email provider you use (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail, AOL)

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 Hi, Nora

2) I elected not to receive notifications under the previous system (i.e. left box unticked). However, although the box has remained ticked since the introduction of the new system, I still have not received notifications.

3) Instant

4) Virgin

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Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:34

I've received none at all.

Gardeners forum.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 14:58

Obs - I could be wrong, but I think probably Daniel values the current membership highly and would be concerned by any attempt to lure members away. I don't think he has any problem with posting links in the way we always have.

Gardeners forum.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:29

Rosemummy.....I think the consensus is to be patient and give them a chance to put things right.  

Gardeners forum.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:21
obelixx says:

I don't see why you can't just post the link for all to see.

This is a free forum and, while I have been very grateful for the service it provides, it is not a censored forum and we have no contract other than to observe rules about politeness etc.   We are allowed to post links to useful sites.

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 Ah but (there's always a but) I quote from Daniel's post addressed to me two days ago:

"That said, we are a business and I'm afraid we're not willing to offer a platform for people to freely exchange links to other forums. Any user of this site is quite at liberty to use any other site or forum that they wish, but it isn't our job to promote them. So, I must respectfully request that you refrain from posting any further links. Any other links will be removed. I'm sorry if that seems draconian."

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:49

Quite right, Topbird.....mine is a desktop, I prefer a full-size keyboard.

Following last night's intervention by Daniel, I feel more confident that the irksome issues will be addressed.


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