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    Re: Editing software

    Thank you all for the replies. I am still left wanting to know what the major differences are between elements and lightroom? Does anyone know please? My mother does want to buy it and I know my dad...
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    Re: Editing software

    Also, what then is the difference between elements and lightroom in terms of cost and functionality? Is lightroom a good compromise/more bang for your buck?
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    Re: Editing software

    Thank you all for taking time to reply, I appreciate it. He is using Windows. He is OK in terms of computer literacy (probably as good as any "young" person ;-), better with some programmes). I thing...
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    Editing software

    Hi all. It is my fathers birthday coming up and my mother is looking for some imaging editing software for him. He has a Nikon D5000 and is a relative beginner with photography. The photos he takes...
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    Re: Cumberland bird sanctuary

    Hi, yes it is. You really dont have to do that, I was just interested to know if anyone has any prior experience of the place. Thank you though!
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    Cumberland bird sanctuary

    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has been to cumberland bird sanctuary in Bryanston. If so, I would like information on access to it (i.e. is it always open etc), safety and any other useful tips....
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    Spotting scopes

    Hi all. Firstly, complements of the season. I'm sorry in advance, as I'm sure this question is in the wrong place, but I dont know where else to post it. Im looking at getting a spotting scope for...
  8. Thread: Drakensburg

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    Drakensburg

    Hi all again. Sorry Im posting again so soon. I am going to the ATKV resort called Drakensville in December. Looking on google maps I see its relatively close to Sterkfontein and Natal Drakensburg...
  9. Thread: Marievale

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    Re: Marievale

    Oh also by the way, when the sun did break through the clouds, it wasnt a problem in most of the hides (sidelighting). I didnt go to all of them though.
  10. Thread: Marievale

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    Re: Marievale

    Thank you both for the comments. I went this afternoon, became a bit too cloudy by the time I got there so didnt do much photography, just birding (nothing wrong with that though!). Indeed the roads...
  11. Thread: Marievale

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    Marievale

    Hi all. Contemplating going to Marievale. I have never been there before. Just want to check a couple of things before I do. If someone has been there recently can you please help me with these...
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    Re: "Auto" saturation and sharpening

    Sure Chris sorry :-) For some reason when I combine the two programs it works out. I crop using the canon Digital Photo Professional and then resize any photo I want to post or email using the Office...
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    Re: "Auto" saturation and sharpening

    Thanks for the reply Gavin.

    I have found a solution.

    Thank you.
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    "Auto" saturation and sharpening

    Hi all. I am getting really frustrated with this situation. When I try crop photos, the cropped photo seems to be automatically sharpened and saturated, often to a point that the photo looks...
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    Re: Megapixels versus dpi

    I am no expert (otherwise I would not have posted my question to begin with :-)) but I had a D5000. As far as I understand, it is not the DPI which affects the "size" of the image, but the pixel...
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    Re: Megapixels versus dpi

    Ok thanks I see. Im so far from that point its scary so I wont worry then:-)
    Thanks for your time and explanation.
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    Megapixels versus dpi

    Hi all. Hope someone can help me learn and figure out what is going on.

    I had a Nikon D5000 (12MP) and when set on large/fine, took photos that when I opened properties said the dpi was 300. Now...
  18. Thread: Canon 550d

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  19. Re: canon 75-300 IS zoom or canon 300f4 NON-is (very good condition)

    :-). You know what? Ive been waiting and debating and researching this for about 8 months, all Im actually doing is procrastinating. Ive got the cash, Im going to get the prime. Thanks Morkel. By the...
  20. Re: canon 75-300 IS zoom or canon 300f4 NON-is (very good condition)

    Im a bit confused by this canon zoom lens, I know they had an older generation one and a newer generation one, and one is 70-300 and one is 75-300, maybe I am swopping around the two?? Sorry:-)
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  21. canon 75-300 IS zoom or canon 300f4 NON-is (very good condition)

    Hi all. Does everyone agree that a 300f4 non-is prime in excellent condition is still better than a new 75-300 IS when considering AF speed, image quality and potential for using a 1.4 x TC and...
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    Re: Upgrade dilemma

    Hi again. Leo I was told I will lose AF with the N 80-400 on the D5000? I have heard people say that IS/VR is useful when using slower shutter speeds, but when using ss >1/1000 (or so) is doesnt make...
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    Re: Upgrade dilemma

    Yes, my plan is to sell some stuff lying around, save a bit more to add to my current savings and trade in my current camera and lenses and then I should have enough to get a solid second hand canon...
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    Re: Upgrade dilemma

    Thank you all. I have chosen a course of action.
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    Re: Upgrade dilemma

    Firstly to Terry, the 550D and a 70-300 would be a little over 10k, the options I excluded at the end are between 15-20k. I hope you will now appreciate the difference.

    Now to DaveK, thank you...
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