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General Photography Discussion / Re: Anybody using a Canon 50D?
« on: October 06, 2010, 12:32:15 PM »
Ok - here's a few I've picked at random. None of them are crisply in focus which is what I was hoping for - any ideas or is it just me being a nerd???? :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  

General Photography Discussion / Re: Anybody using a Canon 50D?
« on: October 05, 2010, 01:37:38 PM »
Hi People!

Thanks for all your input  :D

The lenses I am using are the old EF series from my EOS1000F film camera and they are the 75-300mm and 35-80mm. The reason I went for the 50D is that these lenses would fit so I could buy a better body rather than buying a lesser body with new lenses – if you get my drift. That's all the kit I have except for a bag.....................................

I had some great results from my old EOS and am looking forwards to bettering them with this camera. The trouble is there is so much this camera can do I'm starting to baffle myself with science!
I was chatting to a guy at Coventry who had the same model and he was using it in manual mode with centre spot focusing. All I've done so far is use the sports mode but it uses the 9 spot focusing and can't seem to hit what I am looking at plus it is underexposing the aircraft because of the light behind.

I'm going to take on board what you've all suggested especially using shutter priority which I used a lot with my old camera. I was hoping that I could just stick it on sports mode and shoot away!  :oops:

I'll download a few pics when I get home (I'm supposed to be working.....................) and see what you all think.

Thanks again for all the comments  :D  :D  :D  :D

General Photography Discussion / Anybody using a Canon 50D?
« on: October 04, 2010, 12:27:11 PM »
I had a big birthday last year ( :( ) and my Mum and sister very generously clubbed together to pay for a mega birthday present for me - a Canon 50D  :D

I just wondered if anybody on the forum was using the same model and could give me a few tips - mainly for aircraft? I'm not getting the results I really hoped for and there's nothing wrong with the camera - it's the idiot behind it that's the problem!!!!! :lol:
Any help with which settings you use etc. would be appreciated.................................... ;)

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Five Pounds Fifty Eight Pence Please…
« on: October 04, 2010, 10:27:20 AM »
Just done my £5.58!!   :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: September 28, 2010, 03:36:53 PM »
Two Wokka's heading south (ish!) - nice and low!!  :D  :D  :D  :D

Vulcan Village / Re: Forum Meet-up - Coventry 26th September
« on: September 27, 2010, 12:43:03 PM »
Thanks to Bob for the opportunity and Damien for the photograph - great picture!!   ;)

Nearly everyone has a smile on their face including XH558  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  (Except a certain gentleman has his tongue stuck out on the back row.................... :lol: )

The Vulcan Villagers did an absolutely fantastic job - well done you lot, you all deserve a medal.  :D

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Vulcan To The Pie Revisited
« on: September 24, 2010, 01:44:36 PM »
Quote from: "brains_mt"
Proper yorkshire pudding sounds perfect!!

I'd better get it down on paper then coz it's all in me 'ed!!!   ;)

Love t'poem Vulcanlover  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: September 24, 2010, 10:32:48 AM »
Didn't see them but heard 2 very loud F15's playing tag over my house about 9pm last night - noisey bu@@ers!!!!!!!!!!  :lol:

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Vulcan To The Pie Revisited
« on: September 24, 2010, 10:24:05 AM »
Quote from: "Mags"
I'm a useless cook so no recipies :(
Sounds like me!!  :oops:

I can make proper Yorkshire Puddings though if that's any good???  ;)

Aviation Waffle / Re: That Filton Wing Over
« on: September 23, 2010, 03:35:23 PM »
Quote from: "jangor"
Thats what we like to see.................................. :D

Yes indeed!! Would be nice to see that at Coventry...................................pleeeeeeeeeeeease!!!   ;)

Web Site Announcements / Re: Your chances to fly next to XH558!
« on: September 22, 2010, 03:51:47 PM »
Got my tickets - fingers (and saggy bits) crossed!!!  :lol:

Engineering / Re: 2010 Display season Ground crew Photos
« on: September 22, 2010, 12:51:39 PM »
I've got a big smiley scar on my right knee from when I got knocked off my Yamaha XT500.........................

Put my knee through the headlight of a (now - don't laugh!!) Talbot Alpine and sliced my knee down to the bone  :shock:

I've now got arthritis in that knee but I've not blamed the XT - I loved that bike!  :D

PS. How far off topic.......................!!!

Vulcan Village / Re: Forum Meet-up - Coventry 26th September
« on: September 16, 2010, 12:08:48 PM »
I'll be there - ticket bought and paid for!!  :D
Jacqui Smith - Jakspeed

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