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Old 09-17-2013, 04:36 AM   #3601
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OK, I am set now. Recognize the one on the right Kam?

Certainly do......brings back memories. Nice trio of Canons you have there . Will look forward to seeing some of the pics from them. Also it will be interesting what you think of the 720is and how it compares to your experience with the bigger, more expensive DSLR. I don't have a DSLR and so don't have anything to compare mine against.
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Certainly do......brings back memories. Nice trio of Canons you have there . Will look forward to seeing some of the pics from them. Also it will be interesting what you think of the 720is and how it compares to your experience with the bigger, more expensive DSLR. I don't have a DSLR and so don't have anything to compare mine against.
I downloaded a manual last night for the 720 and started playing around with the settings and seeing what it could do. I would say it actually falls in between the SD850is and the DSLR(Rebel EOS T3/1100D). The 720 has more user control over things than the 850 does, but not as many as the DSLR. I still have a lot to learn about using all of my camera's.

The DSLR, right out of the box, took shots much better than the SD850...but I expected it too, and why I purchased it.

You can see in link below too, the DSLR is having some intermittent issues and is going to have to be sent in for warranty repair.



As you can see from the last page in my "Learning Photography" thread, I recently realized I was shooting myself in the foot,so to speak. Last page:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...638849&page=20


I wasn't, but should have been, shooting in the highest size and quality. I was amazed at how close our P&S cam's were in specs, and yet your shots were so much better. Now that I am in the know, I have changed the settings on all my cams and will see how things come out. The guys in that thread give come great advice, and are always willing to share. Frankly, it's awesome.

I have yet to take the DSLR on the bike yet. I will certainly not use that one for the "riding and shooting" shots. I do want to find a good backpack to carry it in, and start taking with me to take still shots.

I had started a Moto Photo Bloggin thread, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post17341401 , but I have not gotten out and added to it as much as I would like to. The goal of that thread is/was to basically be like what your thread actually is. Probably why I like your thread so much..its what I want my thread to be. Most of the shots in there are with the SD850is.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #3603
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I downloaded a manual last night for the 720 and started playing around with the settings and seeing what it could do. I would say it actually falls in between the SD850is and the DSLR(Rebel EOS T3/1100D). The 720 has more user control over things than the 850 does, but not as many as the DSLR. I still have a lot to learn about using all of my camera's............




Not as much as me ! Good threads btw, I will need to read through the thread on photography tips.
I think every pic on this thread I have taken with the camera set on 'auto' ...as I reckon the camera knows a lot better than I do about which setting to use......I need to start learning more. I have my camera set on 'fine' quality and on 'M1' which is about 6 megapixels ...the camera can shoot at 12 megapixels but 6 seems plenty good enough to me and I can take twice as many pics on the same card. I can't see any difference at the higher 12 mp setting - I suppose if you are wanting to blow the images up to poster size it may make a difference.

Sometimes I do like to mess around with the pictures, to 'experiment'...this was one I took last Saturday ..... I would kind of like it if it was huge on one of the walls in the flat. ...ps... no drugs were involved - it's actually reflections of cranes in the river Clyde.


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Old 09-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #3604
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Not as much as me ! Good threads btw, I will need to read through the thread on photography tips.
I think every pic on this thread I have taken with the camera set on 'auto' ...as I reckon the camera knows a lot better than I do about which setting to use......I need to start learning more. I have my camera set on 'fine' quality and on 'M1' which is about 6 megapixels ...the camera can shoot at 12 megapixels but 6 seems plenty good enough to me and I can take twice as many pics on the same card. I can't see any difference at the higher 12 mp setting - I suppose if you are wanting to blow the images up to poster size it may make a difference.

Sometimes I do like to mess around with the pictures, to 'experiment'...this was one I took last Saturday ..... I would kind of like it if it was huge on one of the walls in the flat. ...ps... no drugs were involved - it's actually reflections of cranes in the river Clyde.

Very nice Kam. No matter what you know about camera usage, no one will deny you have a great eye...especially at speed on the bike.

Nice shot.

Up to page 151 now...hope to get some more in tonight.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #3605
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i like this picture a lot Kam!!

great job
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #3606
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Very nice Kam. No matter what you know about camera usage, no one will deny you have a great eye...especially at speed on the bike.

Nice shot.

Up to page 151 now...hope to get some more in tonight.


Thanks ........You are catching up fast! I admire your willpower, wading through so many pics! I would find it quite daunting if I had to start at the beginning of this thread again!
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #3607
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i like this picture a lot Kam!!

great job

Cheers bubu ...... I'll give the 'Tate Modern' a ring and see if they are interested in buying it, Lol!
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Thanks ..... yes, 'so far so good'...'will be two years soon, that's one of the reason we go cycling, to try and be fitter - for my heart's sake.......Still miss Tails ...that cat was a real character.*sigh*
I hear you on the cycling too. Bought this last year to get back into mountain biking( and get in better shape for dirtbiking). I have not been one one in almost 20 years..I even amateur raced for a season back then too...also on a GT.




Motorcycles, photography, and cycling...we have a lot in common. I'll have to give you a shout if we ever make it over that way. I did tell then wife that if do make it over there, I am taking a couple days to rent a motorcycle and ride in Scotland. I had no idea until your thread, how great the roads and riding were over there. And, she has an Aunt who live in the UK....Surrey I wanna say..but don't quote me on that.

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if you come in UK, Doug, tell it, and we come too with good french wine.


Kam did you drink the last bottle?
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if you come in UK, Doug, tell it, and we come too with good french wine.


Kam did you drink the last bottle?
Sounds good Bubu. I am partial to Tempranillo these days, and the wife love her ice wine( of course she does, its half the size and 3-4 times the cost ), but I'll never say no to a good French Cab Sav.
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it is very interesting. You speak about a type of grape (cabernet, sauvignon, etc...) and in France we speak how to prepare the wine and the earth.

You can have a really good wine or a really bad wine with the same type of grape. the type of grape is important but it is not the most important. The most important is the work you do on the grape, and in the cellars.

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Old 09-18-2013, 02:15 PM   #3612
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I hear you on the cycling too. Bought this last year to get back into mountain biking( and get in better shape for dirtbiking). I have not been one one in almost 20 years..I even amateur raced for a season back then too...also on a GT.


Motorcycles, photography, and cycling...we have a lot in common. I'll have to give you a shout if we ever make it over that way. I did tell then wife that if do make it over there, I am taking a couple days to rent a motorcycle and ride in Scotland. I had no idea until your thread, how great the roads and riding were over there. And, she has an Aunt who live in the UK....Surrey I wanna say..but don't quote me on that.

EDIT: Guildford


Sounds like a plan. ..although bear in mind Guildford is down in England, south of London and about 420 miles from us. ..... mind you, it's only about an hour's flight away.

Hope you do make it over one day and we can show you round some of the best roads.... sounds like bubu might join in so it would be a mini 'ADV rideout' !
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it is very interesting. You speak about a type of grape (cabernet, sauvignon, etc...) and in France we speak how to prepare the wine and the earth.

You can have a really good wine or a really bad wine with the same type of grape. the type of grape is important but it is not the most important. The most important is the work you do on the grape, and in the cellars.

my cellar

That's quite a stock pile you have - looks like about 100 bottles!

Yes we drank the last bottle thanks ..we took it to Norwich and shared it with Sarah's parents ...like you said, it was served cold and was lovely thanks.
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It is around 100 bottles...

older 1973, younger 2009.

I am happy if you liked the last one. It is very great with smocked salmon... but the perfect is to drink it without something to eat to keep your taste for the wine.
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Up to page 200 by now. Probably catch up to the end tomorrow.

Couple thoughts:
1. Seems like a lot of you guys ride bigger displacement bikes. Is that the norm?
Granted, I have an SV1000, but the power is more in line with the 600's of the time, about 110 HP's. The modern inline 4 1000's have gobs of power..almost too much.
Are the roads that you ride more flowing and able to use the power? I find the more technical stuff here, that I have ridden, Rt 129 Dragon for example, the extra power is not usable. The smaller bikes, 600's and even super motard bikes get around much easier.
There is a general American thought process that one needs to have a liter bike or bigger. Of course, most of the people that feel that way do not ride well or ever make it to the twisties.
I have taken great pleasure losing Busa's and alike in the twisties, as well as getting by the bigger bikes on that track( my track bike was a 2001 GSXR 600)

2. Your looping the GSXR/ injured bum incident: I am too much of a wuss to wheel the street bike too much other than the occasional power wheelie. BUT, I did break my arse, literally, riding the dirt bikes a few years ago. Similar to your's, I came over some bumps and the front wheel came up. I stood up and gave it too much gas. Next thing I knew, the bike was flying out from me, my bum hit the ground, and I went rolling at about 40 mph. Could not sit for weeks, and to boot, it happened two days before ThanksGiving.

3. One of your mates always wears his Yamaha(fleece?) over his leathers. Does it help to keep him warm? I would imagine it gets pretty dirty too.
I have always tried to wear layers under my gear, but as you know, leather suits are usually on the tighter side. A company called Under Armour makes a nice microfleece product. As warm as a full sized fleece, but about as thick as a standard flanel shirt. Fits under any jacket or leathers I wear. I have started getting some small holes in my current one, so I will probably try to get another this season.

OK, back to the thread. Just trying to remember some of the thoughts that have popped into my head in these last 200 pages.
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