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Camera for Christmas!

1. happyture13 December 2011, 7:37 GMT +01:00

Well its that time of year again, the photography shops are full to the britches with sparkly new cameras with more pixels and wonder gadgetry than you can wave a stick at, I am looking for a new camera but dont want to have a wheelbarrow to carry it around, I have been looking closely at the Panasonic G3 amazed at the size and control this camera seems to have, yet i am concerned that the iso settings only goes down to 160iso,,,,that i feel is rather high as my little fuji and Big Nikon go down much lower around 80iso with the fuji and 100iso with the Nikon,,,I can hear you all saying OMG he's rambling again, BUT i would love to hear your opinions on the many cameras that are on the market at the moment.

410. xymonau11 April 2012, 13:12 GMT +02:00

Hmm. Then I shall not report you for terrorism, you homme fatale, you.

411. happyture12 April 2012, 10:31 GMT +02:00

I must have that face Dezzie,,This is a true storey dezzie, I visited Germany once some years ago, i lived there for 3 months in Hamburg, a lovely place I really like Germany, anyway, one day i went out with a friend on a camera shoot, we hired a little boat and went around different docks taking pictures of ships etc etc ,,,we even took pictures of this large navy ship wth more guns than you could wave a stick at, we went back to the lodgings and finished our stay which was another week, i packed my backs and headed off to the airport, joined the waiting line of people for the aeroplane, when suddenly two of the BIGGEST men i ever did see carrying machine guns came over picked me off my feet and held me against the wall, i soon noticed that they were police, they took my camera which was film at that time and opened it and took the roll out my bags where also emptied of film, my friend who travelled with me stood with his mouth wide open in disbelieve,once they had done this they let me go,,Now i know you are saying no way thats never true but hand on heart its true, i later found out that we had ventured into a no go zone with our cameras and that this was the normal result for such a crime...I changed my boxers and traveled home...horrible experience...I still like Germany though, lovely clean country :O)

412. xymonau12 April 2012, 11:41 GMT +02:00

Did they bother to explain as they did it?

413. happyture12 April 2012, 12:52 GMT +02:00

NO, just said,,In a German accent where is camera...i pointed at my carry all and that was that...

414. xymonau12 April 2012, 13:31 GMT +02:00

Wow! I'm not sure I should be talkin' to you! That's unbelievable. The world has gone quite mad.

415. happyture12 April 2012, 18:44 GMT +02:00

Its true,,,really, taught me a real lesson dont point your camera where it dont belong unless you ask first,, :O)

416. xymonau14 April 2012, 11:03 GMT +02:00

Naturally, a photo of a ship is going to help The Spies build a Weapon to destroy The Ship. In all your Boy's Own fantasies. It's just a feeble excuse to flex some muscle.

417. happyture16 April 2012, 10:21 GMT +02:00

Spose so, i was only 23 at the time, a shy reserved young man with little to say, it really frightened me,,was the machine guns that done it, British police don't carry guns on the street unless there is trouble, so i was not use to seeing them...I should have reported it really because after i was told that if the same thing had happened to a German visitor in England it would have been all over the papers,,it probably would have too :O)

418. xymonau16 April 2012, 12:32 GMT +02:00

It reminds me of when I went to the United States in 1981. We stopped over in Hawaii, and had to get off the plane while they serviced it. We were bussed to a terminal, and ushered inside. There was a big sign saying, "Aloha. Welcome to the United States of America." It was flanked by two men with rifles.

419. happyture18 April 2012, 8:30 GMT +02:00

Yes a very welcoming sight for holiday makers, But, like i have said you live n learn and i would go back there again i hold no hard feelings at all as i know it was partly my own fault, but it would have been nice if someone had waved and said Entschuldigen Sie mich bitte nicht hier eingeben i would have had a wonderful 3 months in Germany then...

420. xymonau18 April 2012, 10:39 GMT +02:00

I seem to be surrounded by Germans here - mostly medical people. And I had a funny encounter with a Radiographer the other day. I had a good look at him and was trying to define his accent. His colouring and style just made me thing he was Romanian. When I asked him, he was gobsmacked. He said I was only the second person ever to guess correctly. He asked me if I had met him before. And when I got up to leave, he looked intensely at my face. He was convinced I must know him and couldn't have guessed. LOL

I think I have a knack of picking nationalities. I once guessed a woman was Israeli, and she was amazed. She said no-one ever got it right.

I think you are...Pomgolian.

421. happyture23 April 2012, 9:10 GMT +02:00

Wrong,,,wrong,,wrong,,I is just a very pale china man, i am psychic and pick up more than i want to know............or thats what i think the voices in me head told me :OS

422. xymonau23 April 2012, 10:09 GMT +02:00

Haven't the pills put a stop to that yet?

How tall am I?

423. happyture27 April 2012, 13:33 GMT +02:00

5ft 8 ,,,,,,,No no your 5ft 71/2 inches tall you have lost 1/2 inch in hight ,,a area you are in has blue, walls and one picture?

424. xymonau28 April 2012, 10:31 GMT +02:00

ROFL! If I was that psychic, I'd keep my day job.

425. happyture29 April 2012, 3:38 GMT +02:00

How can you say that with a mouth full?

426. xymonau29 April 2012, 5:10 GMT +02:00

Of wot? Hennyways, my computer needs me to hit tha kees, not tork at it.

427. happyture29 April 2012, 11:48 GMT +02:00

Anyways,,Ma said i am psydekick how else wood i no that we would have bangers n beans on fridays ??? a! a! answer that without moving your lips..

428. xymonau29 April 2012, 13:30 GMT +02:00

I yam gobsmacked. You muss be!I knows evyting, an heven I did not know that!

429. happyture30 April 2012, 16:21 GMT +02:00

HEYYYYY, you muss be psydekick too,,lets See, L@@K Into me eyes L@@K deeply.....

430. xymonau1 May 2012, 10:55 GMT +02:00

I see a lot of red. You been drinkin' again? HMMM?!

431. happyture2 May 2012, 10:08 GMT +02:00

Nope,,not touched a drop, for 6 months, day is bloodshot cuz Ma poked me in the eye with her Crutch, Tell you Dezzie thats the Bladdy lass time i spoil her puttin milk on her weetbix :O(

432. xymonau2 May 2012, 10:58 GMT +02:00

She gets Weetbix?? You're too good to that woman, Mikey!

433. happyture4 May 2012, 10:34 GMT +02:00

I knows it,,,and she sez hime not a gud sun,,i mean two say, what more cud anyone want :O)

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