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Old Aug 26, 2005, 1:00 PM   #11
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Is that 'em there mate? Goes to show the power of the range!

or is it another good example of Father Ted's explanation to Dougal of why large cows, far away, look smaller than little plastic model cows held in the hand!:lol:

I'll PM ya about the CU's ....Ta!

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Old Aug 27, 2005, 6:30 AM   #12
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KK,

I like the look of this one, the swivel head is a nice touch!


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-SECTION-MONO...QQcmdZViewItem

It will end up being the same price as the one frome Jessops though when you include delivery.

I think it will have to be a trip to Jessops have a play with all of them and find which one is the best!

www.7dayshop.com may have some very cheap ones standard delivery is about 5-6 days though.

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Old Sep 10, 2005, 3:26 PM   #13
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KK,

Did you get the +1 and +2 close up filters off Ebay?

If so where are the pics?

Thought you would have been out trying by now!

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Old Sep 11, 2005, 8:30 AM   #14
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Hello Ian ... thanks for the reminder! I did say I would post some results in a PM, didn't I!

Yes ...I got them! They are in top notch condition and Hoyas.... a good speedy Ebay seller, who complied with my request for a small package to fit through my letterbox,instead of needing togo to the sorting office the next day! Well done that man!

I have only managed a few shots, but have concluded that the +1 and the +2 are better suited to my type of shots than my original +3. At the moment, the +2 seems to give the better results ...but I think that is probably due to the lack of enough examples to make a proper comparison between the +1 and +2.

Here is the best ....taken with the +2 with the optical zoom near max and macro set. It wasn't that bright that day so had to open up to f4.5 ...1/125s on monopod.

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Old Sep 11, 2005, 8:34 AM   #15
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And a shot ofa corner to view the CA. I've blown the selection up by 200% to see it clearer. I'd say it was pretty respectable.

A shot of my monopod carrier soon!

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Old Sep 11, 2005, 8:55 AM   #16
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Here is the monopod carrier :lol:

It's a plastic mini bike pump holder that was donated by my LBS. It fits under the bottle cage ....there is another one on the other side of the bottle that actually does have a bike pump in it!

I just glued a piece of innertube rubber to each of the "C" shaped clips to bring the diameter right for the monopod and added a velcro strap to make sure it doesn't drop off (as the bike pump holder on the other side inspired me with its strap).

The Manfrotto QR plate on the head is an extra to the monopod (it costs more than the monopod ....but I already had it!). I can still use the holder even if I wrapped the monopod in a plastic bag to keep mud and rain off. I does not interfere with pedaling! I makes setting up for a shot very quick, if I spot a subject while cycling.

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Ok Ian ...been out again today ... here is the pick of the crop.

I'm beginning to really ....and I mean REALLY ..... love this set-up! M410R + Hoya +1 or +2 or +3(only for real close-in detail) + Jessops cheapo Monopod on Manfrotto QR plate. (Any QR plate would do really!)

All Hoya +2 unless stated otherwise. Hope you like them.

Cheers KK

No. 1 - Small copper.



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No. 2 - Peacock
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No3. - Sympetrum striolatum (male) - Common Darter
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And same beastie with +3 diopter.
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