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Postby MrG » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:04 pm

Got this Copperhead a few days back and isnt he a monster. Eats like a pig.
Showing off.
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:11 pm

WOW!! That photo of the eye is amazing!! Very nice pics. Got any full body shots?
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Postby MV » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:30 pm

WOW!!! Very, very, VERY cool pics...what cam do you use MrG?
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Postby MrG » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:40 pm

;) Thanks, these pics was still taken with the Canon 350d with a 60mm Macro, but I have upgraded to a 40d recently and hope to add a 100mm macro in next week. ;)
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Postby MV » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:43 pm

I'm looking into buying a cam end of this month...wich cam would you suggest as a good beginners cam...not too expensive though hey. ;)

I was looking at the Fujifilm Finepix S5700...any good?
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:46 pm

I had bought BV a small (5megapixel) fujifilm finepix camera. It was the worst camera I had ever bought!!! It's indoors photo quality was very poor, it didn't have an image stabaliser, and after it lived out it's guarentee, it broke.

Rather look at a Canon, or Panasonic, or prolly any other make!!

Also, whatever you do, search for whatever camera you are looking for and read up in several places about it and any comments which go with it.
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Postby MrG » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:54 pm

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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:03 pm

That's the look I like!! They look so evil!! haha!! Very nice colouration he has. :)
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Postby MrG » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:05 pm

Its up to you what type of pics you would want to shoot. There is decent second hand SLR's available at very good prices. It's better to do it right from the beginning and to listen to those who have the experience. Lenses are expensive but rather save for the best.

Go and have a look at..........

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Postby MV » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:07 pm

again...very nice pics...

BB-My friend just bought himself above mentioned camera, and to me, the quallity seems real good, only problem is, its not a SLR camera...I am searching for something else right now though...
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Postby armata » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:53 pm

Definitely go for DSLR - Nikon/Canon
Then you will become addicted and remain poor forever!!!

I had some Very bad news, the 80-400 VR lens that snapped off the camera when the bakkie...well you know what happened... anyway the lens apparently is unrepairable, I am gutted as the optics are fine, its just the 'end bit".

Ah well goodbye R16,000.

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Postby Boadicea » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:53 pm

Shame armata! As if things weren't bad enough withput the latest news abut the lens. Is there no possibility that you could get a good second hand lens at a good price?
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Postby Kay » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:34 pm

If you don't want to go SLR, I have a panasonic Lumix, it is great, awesome pics, but obviously not the macro photography of a canon or nikin with their lenses (can do some), but decent zoom. R6k

BTW, this is a great snake and awesome pics!!
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Postby MV » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:30 am

Well...I have some experience with slr cams, and they are addictive...My dad uses one for his photography on the trophies(He's a Professional Hunter & Outfitter), I am checking prices at the moment...and this baby got my attention:

Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)
List Price: R 6,722.00
Selling Price: R 5,224.00

But damn, no butter on my bread for at least 3 months...
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Is the camera worth the price?
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Postby froot » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:58 pm

Seems like a good deal.
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