David K

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Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:11

FAO Hostafan


Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:04

Yes, that is a nice camera, Hostafan, but it has interchangeable lenses and if you wanted to take really sharp close-ups of flowers/insects etc, you will still need to buy a macro lens....and they are expensive.

Please take a look at the Fujifilm FinePix S9800. It is a fixed lens bridge camera, has an fantastic 50x zoom lens that will also take those macro shots.

If you care to PM me, I may have something that may interest you.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 18:31
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Not sure if this is best place to ask, but here goes. 

I'm looking to buy a digital slr camera which doesn't cost the earth but can cope with pretty much all day to day photography requirements.

Is it possible to use the lenses I have from my now defunct Olympus OM10? or are they incompatible with digital cameras?

Also needs a proper viewfinder thingy, not just a screen on the back. 

What are your thought re buying second hand?

Hostafan - this isn't an easy question to answer without knowing what your requirements are.

I can say that unless you are lucky enough  to track down a second-hand Olympus camera compatible with your old lenses, they will not be of any use.......some camera shops will buy them though.

Digital camera types come as 'point and shoot', bridge or DSLR......my recommendation would be to get a bridge, as they are less expensive, less complicated and will achieve results acceptable for most circumstances.  

Perhaps a SONY Cyber-shot DSCH300B at £99 from Currys/PC World would suit your needs.

I would say that there has never been a time when you could get so much camera for your money.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 11:38

Panda....my understanding would be, that Frank wouldn't be too impressed with anything from a packet.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 10:38

Frank's 'Great granda' skills will be on a par with his culinary ones, I'm sure.  

Silverside here today, Frank...and I'm sure, second rate yorkies.  I was going to tease by saying and Aunt Bessie's roast potatoes, but I won't.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 09:20

I agree with the above.

Peter Andre isn't making as much progress as I thought he may.... and oh dear, I do wish he would stop sucking-up to the judges.

Not a fan of Halloween at the best of times and nearly reached for the off button at the sight of the ghost of Ann Widdecombe.

Camera Corner

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 10:03




 Still on the b&w theme. This, the 'Butter Cross' and 'Goat's Head Inn' located in nearby Abbots Bromley.

As many will already know, the village is noted mainly for it's annual horn dance ritual,  dating back to the middle-ages. The 'Butter Cross' in the foreground dates back to the 13th/14th centuries and was so named because of the produce sold beneath it.

PS. Sorry, the cars were unavoidable.

Autumn colour

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 08:27
Fairygirl wrote (see)

A grand haul though - what are you going to do with them ?


Like most stuff from my garden, Fg......given away to anyone who will offer them a home.

Btw, that's just a very small sample.

Autumn colour

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 08:11



Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 22:28

 Local beauty spot in winter.....I think black & white works well for this type of shot.

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