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  1. PJcam

    Pleasant timing

    Or should I say Pheasant timing. I was out for a drive today with the wife and saw this beautiful pheasant, so stopped and managed to get a shot at it. Lens Tamron EF SP150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 ISO 400, f/8.0, 1/400 As a beginner I welcome all comments and suggestions. Your comments...
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    My first attempt - it's just a sea gull

    Yesterday I found time to sit outside and play with the camera, learn how to use it. I saw a sea gull, so thought ah ho have a go. It is my first attempt - and it is only a sea gull - no time to think, it landed, click, it flew. Comments welcome. RAW - ISO 400 - F/16.0 - 1/250 Lense -...
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    A Bridge to far, my first 3 shots, now it's your shot.

    Please comment regarding the following images, they were taken yesterday, this was my first time out with the camera. The images taken were taken sat in my car in the only parking places that were available at the time. They were all taken in Manual mode. Image 1 - A Bridge to far - it was...
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    Report - Broken links in forum

    There is a broken links in the topic below, in the Forum index page..... Photography Forum Photography Beginners' Forum Don’t be shy. Use one of the forums in the - Photo Galleries - Photos submitted by members for general display or critique - section of TPF if you want C&C improvement tips...
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    How do you carry your camera, lens, etc

    I would find it interesting to know how you guys carry your camera's and lens, etc. I have purchase several bags, the main one that suits most of my items is a like a back pack bag, that has to be removed and unzips with access to everything from the back side of the bag, meaning if it was on...
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    Camera support in a hide photographing wild birds

    What method of camera support do you guys use when photographing birds from a hide at a nature reserve? Please feel free to share the methods you have tried and tested, problems you found with some methods and advantages you found using other methods. I have not been out with the camera yet...
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    Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 & Tripod

    Will this lens fit on my tripod? Tamron SP150-600mm G2 - Lens weight approx 2kg This is my tripod If not can I adapt it, I have only had the tripod/monopod a few weeks? Thanks in advance.
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    Depth of Field ~ distances and zoom lenses

    I have read Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, a very good book, highly recommended I have now purchased another of his books, Exposure Solutions, but I read something I am now sure about so ask you guys if you can confirm for me please. [The books I purchase are Kindle ebooks...
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    Filters and F-Stops

    As a beginner just getting used to the basics, I have a question that to you guys is so obvious but, I always say if you are not sure ask. I read that if I add a filter to my camera it can reduce the light coming in, that I understand. Then I read a polarizer filter cuts down light by 2 stops...
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    Working with RAW images - the basics

    I have downloaded RAWTherapee looks like a great program, now where do I start? Can anyone provide any links or videos to get me started? I have seen some videos on Youtube mainly altering colour, contrast, exposure, etc, but at this stage just basic working with the files and 'cropping and...
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    Does any one have a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Does anyone have the following lens Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Are you happy with the lens? Do you wish you had purchased a different lens? What are your feelings regarding 3rd party newer superzoom lens? All comments are welcome for and against. Thank you
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    Does any one have a Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Len - Comments

    Does anyone have the following lens Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Len Are you happy with the lens? Do you find 400mm sufficient (Wildlife photography) Do you use an extender? Do you wish you had purchased a different lens? All comments are welcome, for and against. Thank you
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    Does any one have a Sigma 150-600mm OS lens F/5-6.3 - Comments

    Does anyone have the following lens Sigma 150-600mm OS lens (Canon EF fit) F/5-6.3 Are you happy with the lens? Do you wish you had purchased a different lens? What are your feelings regarding 3rd party newer superzoom lens? All comments are welcome for and against. Thank you
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    How to understand lens capabilities and know which is best for purpose.

    I am sure to some this is a silly question, but I always believe all questions are easy if you know the answer and no question should be called silly, the question is submitted to get a better understanding. As you can see from my Signature, I am very new to photography with no real knowledge...
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    Bonsia ~ Testing Depth of Field

    The weather is abysmal, heavy rain and hail, strong winds and going to get much stronger. So as a 'beginner' I thought it was time to experiment with the camera and learn a little more, having done so, now it's time to ask for your comments. The aim of this lesson I gave myself was to try get...
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    My First image ~ Mad Max

    Max is just one of our cats, don't let the baby face fool you, he is the 'Hunter', his brother is the sleeper. Please feel free to comment on this, which really is my first attempt, with the new camera (see below). I am a beginner with a capital 'B'. There was little thought put into the...
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    How do I add an image to the forum?

    I am new to the forum and photography. Question please: How do I add an image to the forum?
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    Canon camera and camera manual - good or not so good?

    I purchased my new, entry level, Canon camera a few days ago. (See signature below) Am I please with the camera? The reply has to be YES. But what about the manual... Do I find the manual detailed - yes Do I find the manual helpful - yes and no Do I find the manual frustrating - yes as a...
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    Which is the best image format to save

    I have just purchased a Canon Rebel T6 1300D As default it is set to image quality JPG L I have seen mentioned saving images in RAW format, the camera has quite a few choices Which is best and why? - JPG L - RAW - RAW L Beginner to hobby, thanks in advance for your replies.
  20. PJcam

    Hello all, I am a new member and live in the UK

    Happy New Year everyone. I am new to the forum, and relatively new to photography. I did have a basic canon T70, 35mm camera, 25-30 years ago but since that the best I had was the mobile phone. Although I am limited in many ways what I can do, and where I can go, I do hope to start to get out...
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