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    Backpack for MFT setup

    I use a Lowepro Photo hatchback 16L currently and finding the top section for non camera stuff very limiting in size. I think I might go the route of the Tenba BYOB system and get a nice Osprey backpack to load it into. I also just seen Tenba make shoulder bags for the BYOB inserts to go into also.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    Sounds very much like me, I get an itch after around a year or two and unless scratched doesn't go away. It's definitely hard to get a camera these days which takes a bad photo. Anything released in the last 5-10 years produces results good enough for me.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    I find myself casually browsing online camera stores when I get bored it's too easy just to pick up the phone and have a quick look online. I do use my camera as much as I can but when I get bored I go looking at other stuff and wonder. I know deep down whatever camera I have the results will...
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    I have looked at the G9 but price puts me off and if I had a body that size I might as well have a bigger sensor in it. Looked at D7200 but not sure I want to spend that much. I don't need what it offers over a D7100. But the 7100 over a 7000 is worth the difference I think. Better AF and sensor.
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    The GAS confessional - all who suffer are welcome. :)

    I'm suffering a current influx of GAS went mirrorless about 18 months ago and have brought a few lens on whom without any real justification or much use, now wondering if to go back to a Nikon DX body and a couple of lenses and just work away getting the best from them. Many a time items have...
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    Still haven't decided what to do! :rolleyes:
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    PREVIEW: Photographing East Anglia by Justin Minns

    Think I'll get my hands on a copy of this too, always struggling to find good places to go locally. I always think I need to go Peak District, Lake District or Snowdonia to get some good images.
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    Car parts are a scam?

    A VW dealer will charge the retail price set by VW UK, TPS will quote a trade price. This prices varies % discount wise based on the cost of the part. Some parts have very minimal discount others such as service items seem to have a better discount. TPS should only sell to trade not to a retail...
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    Thinking about mirrorless

    Craig Roberts was one of the reasons I decided to try mirrorless. End up with an micro 4/3rds set up myself. As you say how often do people print bigger than A3 regularly. As for the odd focal ranges I find Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus offerings more in line with the classic full frame focal...
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    'Southwold Gold'

    I like it, Southwold is a lovely place to visit.
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    GOBE filters - 10 stop filter test

    I noticed the other week when having a look at some they appear to do a beginner, intermediate and expert versions. The expert ones look quite expensive.
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    Filter Sets

    I have hitech 85mm resin filters and they give a blue cast to the image.
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    GOBE filters - 10 stop filter test

    Which version of the Gobe filter did you get? They seem to do three different levels looking at them on Amazon.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    Might have to do a weight comparison but probably looking at over a kilo in kit between the two. Not got any old legacy lenses or too fussed over dual card slots.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    True but more money also than a D7200. If I was to swap I don't want a massive outlay of extra cost. That money could be better spent on fuel in my car going places to visit. Hence why I was looking at the D7000. I have just worked out with a quote from Wex a cost of swapping like for like and...
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    I've had a look at my printed images (16*12) and there is a very slight difference in sharpness. The G80 pictures do look slightly better, probably due to the lack of the AA filter. Therefore that means I would rule out the D7000. I am going out this weekend coming with the camera. Will try to...
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    A simple lens cap tip

    I think it's a good and cheap idea to do, especially if like the OP says you have shakey hands. Don't think people need to mock him though.
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    Non UK Iceland

    Some really great photos there hopefully I can achieve something half as nice as those. Looks like a range of focal lengths then for a bit of everything and anything.
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    Non UK Iceland

    Hopefully going to Iceland next year, thought now might be a good time to start looking at what equipment to take. I should hopefully be doing a loop of the island in June time. So getting away from the usual tourist hotspots. Just wonderying what focal length people think is best to take...
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    "Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

    The only problem I find with my Hitech filter holder is the size of it, looks fairly bulky. I am tempted to look at the SRB photographic holders at the Photography show this year. They look a bit smaller.
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    "Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

    I also have a Hitech 85mm filter set up (though rarely use it) and it's fine at 12mm on a Panasonic 12-60. I think if you have a search on the forums someone used one on an Olympus 12-40 and had slight vignette at 12mm.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    It's mostly how the camera feels in my hands and the control layout. I am very used to a Nikon layout having used them since I started about 8 years ago. I am still much an amateur user. I have taken quite a lot of photos with my G80 since getting it about 18 months ago but I still struggle when...
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    How odd, I was always quite happy with the files from my D7000. They seemed sharp enough for me. Is tempting to find some files from a D7200 to see how they compare. I have seen on Flickr you had gone to a D300s, great cameras I had a D300 which was great but found I got on better with a...
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    Have considered it, better AF system than the D7000 the lack of buffer speed doesn't worry me.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    Had that thought on my way home from work. Might stick it up here the in classifieds for a couple of weeks and see what I can sell then trade whatever is left over. Should net me a little more cash then.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    I think I might try some quotes for MPB etc to see what value my gear is, not sure if I could deal with trying to sell it all privately I find trading in less hassle. I always want s could of lenses too.
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    It's the ergonomics of the camera I don't get on with, the camera itself technology wise is great. I am struggling to adapt to using it. I like the X-T1 but it feels a bit fiddly in the hand to me if that makes sense? The price of dSLR seems to be dropping quite a bit recently. Not sure if...
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    Going back to a crop sensor

    I am currently looking to move back to a crop sensor camera. I am very much a Nikon fan, never been too keen on Canon but could be persuaded. I currently have a Panasonic Lumix G80 but am not really getting on with it. I previously had a Nikon D7000 which I wish I hadn't changed from. As I am...
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    "Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

    I have spent a while looking for one also, it seems most of the generic ones have the screw mounted half way in which means some of the bracket doesn't even touch the camera. If you do get this one it'd be worth seeing some pictures of how it fits the G80
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    "Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

    I've just had this suggested to me in an email from Amazon, it looks like it's set up for the offset mounting hole. Fotodiox Exxy Omni SR. Universal L-Bracket for Panasonic Lumix Cameras (Such as DC-GH5S, DC-G9, DC-GH5, DMC-G85) - All Metal Black Camera Hand Grip for Acra Swiss or Arca...
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