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Madstacks

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  1. Madstacks

    photography

    polaroids have made a comeback i hear! just harder to share online..we acctualy get our holiday snaps printed off and make scrapbooks too look back over as thats the one thing missing from digital.
  2. Madstacks

    photography

    Post as many as you want mate, im sure i will over time
  3. Madstacks

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    Ok great, Il think il go ahead:) I like both wildlife/sport and landscape, its just with landscape i was never getting the results i wanted - for example this shot here. After watching some lee filter tutorials i really think they will massively improve what i can do with landscapes, and what seals the deal for me is if looked after they should last a lifetime and transfer across to any new cameras/systems in the future. I only started using manual settings and becoming a bit more comfortable with it a few months back really, i also have use of a nikon d5200 as well if needed.
  4. Madstacks

    photography

    Thank you @CosmikDebris , that explains a lot - I would like to try a FF camera but the cost including the more expensive lenses is just too much of a jump for me right now so i will take your advice and stick with DX, I do tend to do a lot of wildlife shooting anyway so it makes sense. A set of Lee filters is going to be my next buy now, im looking at this set - but it has a 0.9 hard not the 0.6 you suggested. im guessing its a bit cheaper buying as a set, anything here that is not really essential? Kit contents: Filter Holder with two filter slots plus front Accessory Ring which takes the 105mm Landscape Polariser. The holder can be adapted to take more or fewer filters with optional extra slots and screw sets. Landscape Polariser- which not only polarises the scene- but also adds a subtle warm tone to the image. The slim mount ring enables it be used on lenses as wide as 16/17mm on a full-frame camera without vignetting- even with two further filters in the holder. Big Stopper- which reduces the exposure by ten stops- allowing either use of wider apertures in bright conditions- or to slow down shutter speeds so that seas and skies take on an ethereal quality. 1.2 Neutral Density Medium 4 stop graduated filter- ideal for shooting directly into the sun at the beginning and end of the day- when there is a big disparity between the exposure values of the sky and the foreground. The 1.2 ND Grad ensures the sensor records detail in both areas. 0.9 Neutral Density Hard 3 stop graduated filter- which is a very versatile tool for both holding back skies and balancing difderent areas of the picture. Indispensable for landscape and city scpae photographers. 0.6 Neutral Density Medium 2 stop graduated filter. The new medium graduation is the perfect all-round filter for both full frame and APS-C sensor sizes- and is already a firm favourite with many photographers. Adapter rings are not included
  5. Madstacks

    Lets talk Whiskey

    flavor identification is definitely something that comes with time, but you should notice smoothness as a main one in the aged whiskys - i would skip the 12 all together for glenfiddich and go with the 15 solara vat, it can be had for 32 - 35 if you wait/shop around.
  6. Madstacks

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    I think I may be returning a cheap hoya set now- haha.. Seriously I think a set of those filters is the perfect addition for me, not wanting to buy more glass as i have still yet to try full frame and i may much prefer it to DX, and whilst a mega expensive new 36/45mp body is appealing I think i have such a huge amount left to learn it would currently be a waste. Plus with new adaptor rings could use it with any new camera.. I see the 6d is a full frame camera, do you also have DX bodys? I do wonder what i may be missing out on with FF.
  7. Madstacks

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    Thats a great idea, im currently enjoying the viewfinder on the nikon, but my gf has a cannon bridge camera with no viewfinder, That could help her alot i think. Thanks a lot for the heads up on what would be the best place to go, the lee filters look really good! i have a good tripod luckily so just will need a cable release. I also appreciate the offer of help and will certainly have more questions im sure.
  8. Madstacks

    photography

    I had not, in fact im not sure what those things are but will have a look:)
  9. Madstacks

    photography

    Really impressive photos! what setup do you use? I have ordered some ND filters so i can have a go at capturing some long exposure moving water shots like you have captured so beautifully there.
  10. Madstacks

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    I think there is some who do still use them! film costs would add up but would give an authentic vintage look:) Once you get used to tracking the jets quickly it isnt to bad, could not do it looking at the screen at the back though!
  11. Madstacks

    photography

    Speed/sports i think too, though I am not sure what sort of shutter speed top end smartphones can do? acctualy talking about speed - just realised how needed a viewfinder is when trying to take photos of things going at over 500mph..using the screen was a nightmare lol. Here is the RAF latest addition the F-35 Lightning II
  12. Madstacks

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    This is one area that phones just wont be able to compete with bigger cameras for a while - low light. (have shrunk the image size loads on this as it keeps failing to upload. )
  13. Madstacks

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    Yep have to agree there that is beautiful, planning to go to wales at some point - a tour of Scotland and a few visits to some distilleries one day as well:P
  14. Madstacks

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    beautiful scenery, where is that?
  15. Madstacks

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    I think the only way a phone camera can be the best is because its one that most people always have to hand:) or if instant sharing is needed. Im currently using a nikon D3200 - with the kit lense, 35mm prime, 100mm tokina macro and 18 - 140mm nikon zoom. Im tempted to upgrade camera body, but i am slightly hesitant with the advance of mirrorless cameras - Might give it a couple of years to see what way things are heading, last thing i want to do is spend thousands on something that gets discontinued.