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24th Mar 2006, 16:27   | tags:,,,

Euphro says:

I thought I recognised a Lomo from the thumbnail. Where is it off to?

24th Mar 2006, 16:30

mat says:

it was going into the city with me to get some film developed and take advantage of my "50 free digital prints" voucher I got with my Nikon.

24th Mar 2006, 16:32

Euphro says:

I didn't get anything like that with my Nikon, but I did only get the body :)

24th Mar 2006, 16:34

mat says:

This was so much hassle, I'd almost rather have not had them. Jessops are always such a massive pain the ass to deal with, it's why I try not to go there ever. They did do a really good deal on my D50 though, better than anything I'd seen on the web.

I did chop up some big photos into little 7x5 bits, in the rasterbator style. Am looking forward to seeing how they come out.

24th Mar 2006, 16:37

paintist says:

But it looks too young to be travelling alone....

24th Mar 2006, 16:39

mat says:

oh, it's nearly ten years old, that camera. plenty old enough to take a bus. :)

24th Mar 2006, 16:40

Euphro says:

I had a chat with them, but they couldn't match the deal I could get on the web.

24th Mar 2006, 16:40

mat says:

shopping around for a few hours, I might have been able to save £10 or so off the web, but not much more than that. But I wouldn't have been able to take it home with me that day. :)

I paid £579 with the 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses. In silver not black, but I don't really care about the colour.

But then Jessops screwed me on a SD card - fifty quid for 512Mb! So I didn't actually save any money, in the end.

I'm crap at shopping. :)

24th Mar 2006, 16:42

Euphro says:

Was that the Nikon AF-D f4.0-5.6 70-300mm ED Lens

24th Mar 2006, 16:45

Euphro says:

Jessops prices are definitely rubbish for memory.

24th Mar 2006, 16:46

mat says:

AF-G ED. They're about £130 on their own. Nice lens, for the money - it's what I do all the wildlife shots with (usually through a window, to be fair). Of course it's a 105-450mm equiv on the D50 'cos of the DSLR multiplier factor, which is pretty nice and long for wildlife stuff. If it had been the D-series lens, it would have been an awesome deal.

The 18-55mm is AF-S DX, which I think is D class but with the silent AF motor. I think. It does get confusing, Nikon's lens nomenclature.

24th Mar 2006, 16:51

Euphro says:

This is the lens I lust after :D

24th Mar 2006, 16:51

Euphro says:

I won't tell you what I would have paid for that set-up (and admittedly I wouldn't have been able to take it with me on the day) :D

24th Mar 2006, 16:52

mat says:


Damn, that looks tasty. Expensive, but a lens like that will last a lifetime..

I've got a few hours in the duty-free paradise that is Schipol later this year, so I'm saving up for buying new lenses when I'm there.

24th Mar 2006, 16:56