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    Finally, a light bulb moment!

    Ha Aaaaaahh, there's hope for me yet. Thank you
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    Trying to understand Optical Lenses

    Thanks Helen B, I guess what I am looking for is an exact copy of what i see in my minds eye if you like. It seems to me that unless your intention is to create a work of contemporary art, that images just remind you of what you have seen, not copy what you actually see. Can you set your camera...
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    Is this lens compatible

    Thanks guys
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    Help, i photo or ViewNX2

    Listen I'm not a wiz kid on computers or digital photography so be gentle wise guys. All I want is some advise. Can you run the two programs side by side or dose one cancel out the other? Which of the two programs is the best? or is there something else that is better than both? Maybe some of...
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    Trying to understand Optical Lenses

    Thanks a lot KmH very interesting reading.
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    Help, i photo or ViewNX2

    Hi again, I normally use iPhoto on my MAC with my previous little P&S now I have this new Nikon d5100 which has a software disc for ViewNX 2. Is there much difference in the two programs? or do I just carry on using iPhoto?
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    Is this lens compatible

    Can anybody tell me if this lens is compatible with a D5100, and is it any good? I searched for Nikon lenses and this was among the results. Opteka 650-2600mm High Definition Telephoto Lens for: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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    Looking for upgrade is nikon 55-300mm good choice?

    Yes it works OK on mine, it was sold as a package as compatible to Nikon with my camera.
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    Looking for upgrade is nikon 55-300mm good choice?

    Have a look at these see what you think I have one of the £99-00, 70-300 seems OK but I haven't had the pleasure of using higher end 70-300s so don't take my word for it. I'm sure some one will advise on if they are any good mine came in a package deal with my camera. - Cheap Deals | Currys
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    Trying to understand Optical Lenses

    Thanks Gavjenks, Wow theres a lot of info to take in there but I think I get your drift. Thank you too gsgary but every body does the stones. Every time we have visitors it's up to the Calanish Standing stones for photos, All the photo galleries are full of the Stones. I like to get out on the...
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    Looking for upgrade is nikon 55-300mm good choice?

    I use a SIGMA 70-300 F4-5.6 DG for Nikon on my D5100 I'm not sure of price but I think they are a lot cheaper than Nikon lenses. Check out Currys on line store
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    Trying to understand Optical Lenses

    Well Gav, I am looking through the viewfinder eye piece at minimum (18mm) zoom and I think TonyS has explained it. It gives a wider angle and so makes things look smaller than with normal vision. By zooming in I mean slowly increasing the zoom up to 55mm. Things start to look more normal. Hope...
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    Trying to understand Optical Lenses

    Me again Hi, Now remember this is a beginners forum so here goes. Why is it when you look through an optical lens things look smaller and further away than with the naked eye? until you zoom in. Its like looking through the wrong end of a telescope. Peatstack.
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    focal length.

    Thanks every one, I'm beginning to understand things a bit more clearly now. Digital zoom and optical zoom thats really really minute basic stuff to you guys but new to me so forgive my total ignorance. The results i was getting with my P&S were very poor at maximum zoom plus cropping. They were...
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