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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #101
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Smashing shots Ged.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #102
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Yeh, don't use the aerosols as they contain fluid which can gunk up the glass... a bulb blower is better (don't use aresoles either, they'll do you no good whatsoever!)
I used an AF Sprayduster aerosol on my D70, but I took the precaution of holding it quite far away so it didn't leave any residue. I had thought about using the hoover, an air line, or a bike pump with a needle for inflating a football on the end. Hadn't thought about the arsehole though, but thanks for stopping me in my tracks.

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I'm happy with results produced by me cheapo filter..Indoors,outdoors,day and night..left on all the time..
Tidy pics guv. I'm ordering a 67mm and a 58mm on pay day. Thanks for the recommendation. Not sure about leaving polarizing filters on indoors - isn't that the photographic equivalent of being Bono?
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #103
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Thanks Lads..best of luck Borras..you wont go wrong with them filters..always leave a filter on Borras..best bashing a £20 filter than a £400 lens.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #104
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Thanks Lads..best of luck Borras..you wont go wrong with them filters..always leave a filter on Borras..best bashing a £20 filter than a £400 lens.
Depends how exposed your element is, but I take your point. I tend to leave them on a couple I've got. Usually a neutral density though, a polarizing filter tends to rob too much light for my liking.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #105
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Nooooooooooo shhtop....

Dont go sticking no damp cloth in there FFS...you'll just make it worse by smudging everything..it'll be like being in a car in the rain with no wipers...have a bash with one of them womens powder brushes, a really soft one...the ones that are dome shaped..hold your camera upside down above you head so any gunge falls out..Gently..take note..Gently brush Inside and then use the blower again..still with camera upside down..it works for me..stay away from all fluidy crap on cotton buds etc..if the brush fails I'd pay to get it done by a pro..
I didn't use the cloth and water technique! The dust is still there. I'm going to have to get one of these brushes then - none in the house! I'm a little reluctant to get it done by a professional store, only because I think it is time I learned how to do it myself.

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Done using Corel paint shop pro..

You also have a little smudge somewhere..top centre of your pic slightly left.
Ooh wow, good work! Yep, there is a dust spot on the very top. There are also about three or four on the left side of landscape pictures which are fainter. They don't show up in this picture but in ones which are predominantly sky, they are almost as obvious as the one at the top. I have never had a dust spot like that black one though. It is really bugging me!

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When you say "blower", do you mean a bulb blower or an aerosol?
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The Giottos rocket blower.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #106
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Depends how exposed your element is, but I take your point. I tend to leave them on a couple I've got. Usually a neutral density though, a polarizing filter tends to rob too much light for my liking.
I leave whatever filter on I've used that day..I mention the polariser as its just a great everyday filter which I tend to use most of the time...I forget they are on to be honest but if I think on I will take it off for Indoor shots..if I've been shooting spooky infra red shots around parks or whatever with my Hoya R72 I will forget thats on..but change it to my polariser for everyday use when I realise what filter is on the lens..Whatever kind of filter,apart from Indoors if I think on,theres always a filter on my 3 lenses to protect the glass behind it.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #107
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Thanks for the advice! ..Ooh wow, good work!..

My pleasure Erebus555..best of luck.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #108
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Nikon yesterday announced the D90, the replacement for the D80. The most interesting thing about this camera is that is can record HD video, yes you heard that correctly, a DSLR that can shoot video.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #109
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u can use any lense with the HD video! taking a HD clip with a fisheye lense, thats kool!
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #110
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I was just going to post this scoop! Trust you to beat me to it Meedy...

More detailed specs here. http://www.bythom.com/



Perhaps I'll hold off on buying a new digital camcorder then?..
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #111
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More details here... http://yourphotoarchive.com/laugh.htm

The real stuff: http://chsvimg.nikon.com/products/im.../en/index.html

I'm now kinda gutted I just bought a new D40.. but then, there's no way I would have been able to afford this with a decent lens (it's £700 for the body only!), so I guess it was the right choice to get the good lens and the cheaper camera..
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #112
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Nah you made the right choice Tom. You can get the D90 next year, that'll give you plenty of time to set aside a few extra quid.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #113
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Did you check out the sample movies shot with the D90?
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #114
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I'm now kinda gutted I just bought a new D40..
I too have recently bought a D40. I don't know much about the whole Nikon range, and I don't know for how long the D40 has been about, but with the current discounts and cashbacks I suspected a new generation was about to be born.
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I too have recently bought a D40. I don't know much about the whole Nikon range, and I don't know for how long the D40 has been about, but with the current discounts and cashbacks I suspected a new generation was about to be born.
I kinda figured the same thing, but then I suppose it meant that we got a good bargain! I'm glad now that I didn't shell out more on a D40x or D60 body with an inferior lens.

Medo I've just seen those movies! Amazing! The idea of being able to use such high quality and variable lenses to shoot short movies is wonderful. The creative possibilities are endless. It also potentially makes lenses even more versatile and a better investment.

I reckon I'll get a cheap digital camcorder to tie me over (and catch all those 'first moments' with the little one) but the D90 is definately on my hit list for next year, by which point it should have dropped in price a fair bit too!..
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #116
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I currently have a Canon Power Shot S3 IS which is quite good but I want to get a dslr camera. I was thinking of buying the D40, but how good is it with the standard 18-55mm lens? I don´t know that much about cameras and lenses.

Is the D40 a good camera even though I don´t have a fancy lens?
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #117
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Old August 28th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #118
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Nikon yesterday announced the D90, the replacement for the D80. The most interesting thing about this camera is that is can record HD video, yes you heard that correctly, a DSLR that can shoot video.
Sweet mercy! It's time to get saving...

My D50 needs upgrading anyhow
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Forget cleaning the sensor, I'm getting a brand new piece of kit! Better raid my piggy bank...
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I'm sure by the time i'd have enough money for the D90 or when it's at a reduced price they'll be something far greater (and money pinching...)

My 18-200mm lens was supposed to come the day before yesterday... fingers cross it comes tomorrow
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