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carpenterj

Member Since 30 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 06 2005 12:57 PM
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In Topic: Work Offered: Camera Reviewers

06 November 2005 - 12:52 PM

Nick,
I'm a retired Quality Assurance professional, and photographer a 30+ years.

Having sold my own consultancy business last year, I would like to be considered by you for freelance review writing. However, I'm moving to Spain in December-is that a problem in todays era of fast communication?

You may feel a striaght yes is the answer, in which case, so be it, but if you might be interested, please call me on 07966-188196, in the UK-I'd like to talk.

Regards

John Carpenter

In Topic: Hi All, A Little Help Please?

06 November 2005 - 12:44 PM

cool.gif Catherine,
You've chosen a good time to buy an SLR as the prices are considerably lower than they were a year ago. There isn't a BAD Digi SLR on the market, just people who've already bought one and reckon theirs is the best!
If you're going to be travelling, then I would strongly suggest you visit your local camera and electronics dealer and handle a few.
The new, budget Olympus is small and light and appears-from the reviews-to be a good buy-(have Olympus ever made a duff camera?).
I use a Sigma SD10, however, this is heavier than some others. If you're into Landscapes, then it's mirror-up facility and tiny remote will delight you. I've had mine for over a year now and the kit price is half what I paid then. If you're into oddball lenses, look at the Lensbaby websight. The Pentax K bayonet model fits and you retain all the functions.
However, it's your money and your choice-try 'em, handle 'em and buy what you like. You won't be disappointed.
John Carpenter-UK

QUOTE (catherineh @ Sep 25 2005, 03:14 PM)
hey,
I want a buy a new SLR and am finding it difficult to choose one!  I don't want to exceed $800 really, and will be using it whilst I'm travelling so mostly outdoor photos.  So far the Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens is looking good.  But if someone could point me in the right direction I'd really appriciate as I don't know many people with experience of SLRs

Thank in advance for any help!

In Topic: Cheap Printer Cartridge

02 April 2005 - 05:13 PM

biggrin.gif I can understand your frustration with Printer-brand cartridges.

I was amazed at the amount of ink used by my Epson 1290, and the forum found the December "other" manufactured cartridges test from one of the magazines.

I bought and tried Man&Media cartridges from a supplier in the UK - they're great! Top quality colour and sharpness and I get five M&M for the price of One (1) Epson!! I also use these in my Epson 870, now.

I've tried to find my report on the forum lists but it eludes me.

In Topic: Epson Inks And Prices

09 February 2005 - 08:54 PM

rolleyes.gif Thanks guys, thats just what I needed to know, I'll report back when I've tried the Inks.
Prices and details if they're as good as the article says!

Regards

John Carpenter

In Topic: Digital Camera, Up To 500 To Spend

25 November 2004 - 10:41 AM

You'll find some great deals on Fuji S7000 or it's predecessor the S602Z - I've seen this camera new at GBP250!! It takes great pictures, has a Macro facility down to 10cm, and at this price you can afford the wideangle aux., lens too. Also, the quality will let you easily enlarge to A3+, so go mad, and shoot paoramas, as well.
Enjoy. biggrin.gif