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In Topic: Rip Jessops

20 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I am saddened that so many Jessops employees will lose their jobs but as to the passing of the firm they are quite frankly no loss to me. Their pricing structures were not competitive even compared to Comet, Argos & many others. On the rare occasions that I did visit Jessops I did not find the staff helpful in fact I found them arrogant. Obviously this is down to individual branch personnel & would not apply accross the board, suffice it to say on each occasion I left without buying anything. My last two cameras have been bought from reliable suppliers on the Internet. The two suppliers do have high street retail outlets but not in my area & I have received excellent service & prices beyond my expectations. I could have bought even cheaper but was unsure of the suppliers & good service & reliability is worth an extra ten or twenty pounds. I have also part exchanged photographic equipment with a local camera shop & again received friendly service & fair part ex prices & will continue to deal with them.

In Topic: Free Software To Manage Digital Photos On Pc & Web?

28 September 2012 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (cwr64 @ Aug 28 2012, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am still using Kodak Easyshare to download pics & vids from my 2 cameras' SD cards into folders on my harddrive (w/ Windows 7 Home Premium). Easyshare downloads the pics & vids to
computer (C:)|Users|Public|Public Pictures|Kodak Pictures|foldernames (like 4-22-2012 etc.) and I then (previously) used Easyshare to upload selected pic-folders directly to Kodak Gallery albums on the web.
Now, Kodak is a goner along with Kodak Gallery, with Kodak Gallery being bought out by Shutterfly. But Easyshare cannot be changed to upload to Shutterfly.

So, what is the best way to get pics off my SD cards thru my SDcard reader? I read that Picasa is not recommended for that because Picasa sometimes (a software bug, I assume) deletes pics that were not successfully downloaded - ouch.

And then, if I used Picasa to keep track of my pics on my HD, what is the best way to get them uploaded to Shutterfly on the web so that I can share pics with friends & family and so that my wife can order prints, etc? I did download/install Shutterfly's uploader & it seems to work OK, btw.

In other words, what is the best free solution to managing a bunch of digital photos?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Try Photobucket, it's free, easy to use,no bugs or problems with downloads.

In Topic: Help Deciding On A Camera

25 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE (Trine @ Jun 4 2012, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I'm having great difficulties deciding which of these two cameras to buy and would love if someone more professional than me could give me some advice.

I have searched around and found that they have many of the same features and that the size of the cameras is basically the only difference. The FZ30 fits in a pocket, which is obviously pratical. But is there an advantage to having a bigger camera? And how important is a seeker on a camera (since FZ48 has one but FZ30 does not). I really hope someone can give me some advice.

Thank you in advance


Hi Trine, You are correct that both the TZ30 & FZ48 have 'similar' features but there are differences. More features on the FZ48, for example a longer zoom, plus others. By 'seeker' I assume you mean viewfinder? I find a viewfinder much easier to use if you are shooting with the Sun behind you as even with the LCD screen on it's maximum brightness setting it can be difficult to see the display.

I sold my Pentax K-x DSLR as I tired of carrying the camera & a twin lens kit around. I bought the FZ48 & am delighted with the results. Colours are natural & pictures sharp. There are many reviews on the web & I suggest you read them all before you make your decision but I can highly recommend the FZ48.

I hope this helps.

Good luck, Mike S.