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Old Jan 28, 2005, 2:52 PM   #31
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Don't HM Customs and Excise slap a (un)fair wack on goods from outside the EEC, including the shipping too?

Or is it pot-luck?

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Dependson how sraight the vendor is

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Old Jan 28, 2005, 3:03 PM   #32
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I've always been dubious about that, don't really want to buy abroad and then get nailed for import duty.

Anyone been done this way?

What was the cost?

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Old Jan 28, 2005, 3:08 PM   #33
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Guess why I asked!!

And Royal mailcharge on topfor collecting it for HM C&E too! Worked out about 25% if I remember correctly!

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Old Jan 28, 2005, 3:47 PM   #34
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I ordered 50 quid worth of stuff andended up paying about 9 quid for cusoms and handling charge. Since then i have ordered a ton of stuff from USA and always ask seller to send as a gift which they nearly always will so you are not charged customs. Sometimes i get things sent to a USA address if someone is sending us a parcel anyway

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Old Jan 31, 2005, 3:35 PM   #35
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Well no DCR 250 for me for a while so i got a Jessops +4 filter in mint condition for4 quid of e bay and it should be decent enough if KK's pics with his close up filter are anything to go by...will post pics a weekend if i have it by then

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Old Feb 2, 2005, 4:47 PM   #36
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Close up filter came today and tried it out quickly and was pretty impressed. I like the way i can stay about 10 inches away from the subject and still fill the screen with an iteman inchacross. No pics worth posting yet though

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Old Feb 2, 2005, 7:00 PM   #37
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Good bang per buck eh? (Hope that isn't rude!)

Any sign of CA? Try to get the +4 lens as close to the front element as possible, by usinga home-made adapter tube.... but watch out for the slight lens elongation on zooming.

Go find something that flies ....... no! not with flies..... and post the results!

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Old Feb 3, 2005, 7:37 AM   #38
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I would not have got it if i had not seen your own pics with the close up filter. I took some hand held shots of a small metal model and they came out well with just the light from a desk lamp. On zooming in i did dee ca around a part were the back ground was white otherwise it prob would have not been noticeable much. Plus i left the camera on auto but will try stopping the lens down at f8 next time

It is a 52 mm so maybe i should get a 49-52 step up and try that without the Kyocera filter adaptor. For now i will use it as is but there is not many flying small things around me right now.....i only showered this morning...LOL

I will post a pic at weekend.

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As i have had no chance to use camera this weekend i thought i would post these to show what the 4x Hoya filter can do.....cost 4 quid from E bay

Camera without filter at max macro
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camera with filter at max zoom....the metal model is a lil rough....cheap ornament :-)

It shows the head at the right of the above pic
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