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  1. Alan Sandham

    Do I really need a semi-pro dSLR??

    I worked my way up the Canon gear ladder as a hobbyist but last year I felt I wasn't really using the gear to it's potential, so I downsized to the Canon EOS M3 with the 3 additional M lenses and sold my 60D and associated lenses and recouped most of my money. I now have all the features of a...
  2. Alan Sandham

    Words/phrases you hate to hear

    One word I hated during the Falklands war was "BRACE, BRACE, BRACE" coming over the tannoy on our ship. No doubt George Osborne was saying it last Friday morning!!:)
  3. Alan Sandham

    Beginner My Dog

    Lovely shot. My last dog was black and I always had trouble with getting the focus right. Spot on!
  4. Alan Sandham

    Advice on a gaming pc please.

    I got this one a couple of weeks ago http://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/novatechblacknta38.html It's almost half the price and my last Novatech AMD machine was still going strong after 5 years.
  5. Alan Sandham

    Rocket blower?

    They are very good for dislodging the odd dust spot. No need for an expensive one !
  6. Alan Sandham

    Curved monitors

    Hi Kev, Tha's good to hear. I was looking at the Dell U2715 which has some good reviews, but will have a look at this also. As a non-pro myself it may work for me also :)
  7. Alan Sandham

    Curved monitors

    Some very good comments here. I think I will have a look at the Dell monitors also before making a decision. Thanks keeweeman for bringing it up! :)
  8. Alan Sandham

    Curved monitors

    Good topic. I am about to replace my old monitor and thinking of getting this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-LS27E510C-27-Inch-Curved-Monitor/dp/B00TF0XQNO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1449223369&sr=8-4&keywords=samsung+27+inch+monitor it has some very good reviews. Not being a professional I...
  9. Alan Sandham

    Bruno the puppy

    No - It;s a Spoodle :)
  10. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    I've had the M3 for 3 months now, with the EVF attachment, but never found the need to use it. The autofocus is much quicker on the M3. Very pleased with it and the old M is sat on the shelf now.
  11. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Brilliant! I will have a go. Thanks
  12. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    I agree. I havent found any practical use for it yet. It would be good to hear if anyone has found it of any use.
  13. Alan Sandham

    Windows Anti-Virus Suite

    Oh well, looks like I will have to start looking around as well after July
  14. Alan Sandham

    Windows Anti-Virus Suite

    That explains it then, I'm still using Windows 7. It scans all my Outlook files so yes, it picks up on dodgy emails.
  15. Alan Sandham

    Windows Anti-Virus Suite

    Security Essentials exists on my computer ok. Maybe its not available for download anymore?
  16. Alan Sandham

    Windows Anti-Virus Suite

    Another vote for Windows Security Essentials here. I've been running with it since it was first introduced, it's not intrusive and I only know it's there when it picks something up.
  17. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    4:3 for me. Never used 16:9
  18. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Personally, getting to a "certain age" I am not keen on looking at images on a small phone screen - so I doubt I would ever use it for that. I would have thought the best use for WiFi would be to connect and get your images straight from the camera. Maybe it's just me :arghh:
  19. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Not sure about the WiFi capabilities of the M3. It will only connect directly to smartphones, so not much point in that. If you want to download images to PC you have to go through Canon Image Gateway and then download them as (very) small files which are no good for editing. On connecting the...
  20. Alan Sandham

    Captive Lorro Park

    We went there a few years ago. Good to see the animals are still looking good. Nice shots.
  21. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Had a couple of plays with my new M3 this week. Both with the 11-2mm lens which will stay on most of the time!
  22. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Same here, got mine the other day and still wading through the on-line handbook. There seems to be lots of new bells & whistles but the basics are very much the same as usual for Canon. Having a busy week at work so haven't had chance to go out with it yet.:)
  23. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Yes, only ordered it last week and it's arrived a week before the quoted delivery date. No customs either unless there is a bill on the way!!
  24. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Hi Jim, Yes, thanks. I worked it out shortly after posting. Quite excited to get the camera today unexpectedly. Just downloaded the handbook and having a read before getting out with it. Just ordered another wrist strap so that I dont end up dropping it!
  25. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Thanks edster & wissel, just not thinking properly!
  26. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Totally unexpected, My M3 arrived direct from Japan this afternoon. Very pleased with the service as the delivery was indicated as 18-29 May. Only problem is, it comes with the Japanese LC-E17 charger. Has anyone managed to buy the UK version cheaper than the one on Amazon - (£45) The installed...
  27. Alan Sandham

    Not Bothered

    Lovely capture. Thats a seller!
  28. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    Good night shots there. I must admit I have never been out at night with a tripod. Must get round to it sometime.
  29. Alan Sandham

    Canon EOS M Series Cameras

    OK, Ordered it. Now for the other half to start. WHAT DO YOU WANT ANOTHER CAMERA FOR! WHATS WRONG WITH THE ONE YOUVE GOT!! :rolleyes:
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