Forum posts made by sydneysider

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 11 May 2015 04:34



Most of the Nikons on that list don't have an AF motor built in - they rely on one in the lens if you want that function. (You want that function)

This looks pretty good... Link

She better hurry up. I might buy it myself..That is one hell of a deal..

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 11 May 2015 03:42

It looks like my budget restricts me to entry level cameras: http://www.cnet.com/uk/topics/cameras/best-digital-cameras/dslr-for-beginners/

It might be better buying a second hand mid-range one instead, although you don't get any guarantees it isn't faulty.

Have it serviced. Get a shutter count and the overall condition will be your guide as to how its been treated. Your lens is going to be your investment, the bodies might come and go.

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 11 May 2015 03:40

I've had my D80 for years.

Actually, I forgot about this line. The D40 up to the D90 were all great cameras. For me though, I love the addition of the LCD on the top of the body were all the settings are displayed rather than using viewfinder, I'd feel naked without mine, and no one wants that. Great suggestion and I am sure you could pick one up and feel like you stole it.

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 09 May 2015 21:34

Ok, so its been many years since I have looked into camera gear not having to make any new purchases myself, so when it comes to what is the best at the moment, I'm not sure what the answer is to that. The model you have linked is the old Rebel line or 300-600D (or wherever they stopped the numerical order). They are entry level DSLR's, but if you are really looking to get serious, I would not waste money on something entry level that you may grow out of. Most these days have umpteen mega-pixels (its all a marketing wank if you ask me), and the ability to record HD video. Again, its a camera, not a device to shoot video. At least you are aware that the important thing too remember is its the lens that makes the quality of the image, then its the photographers ability to frame it. To be honest, I would not be looking at anything new. Those smaller cameras are not very robust, whilst they might be in your price range. Im not a Canon fan, although, their L series lenses are very good, and very expensive. I would look at a Nikon, and just so you know, I dont own one of those either. I would look at a used D200 or D300. They are more prosumer and once you hold one and feel the built quality, you will not be looking at any of the entry levels. Then you just need a lens, and this is where Nikon has it over Canon. Canon's standard lenses are rubbish. I just did some photos for work and used a workmates Canon and I could not get good photos, in any light. I had to use my own, and I have compared other scenes taken with standard Canon lenses and they just dont measure up which is why Canon make the L series so good, and so freaking expensive.

See if you can stretch the budget a little further. Find a good used body in good condition, even have it serviced, and then launch into a good 24-70mm lens even if it is made by Tamron or Sigma. I would lean towards the Sigma, something with built in VR and focus. Just as an example, this is a steal.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nikon-D200-with-battery-grip-/251949205255?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3aa957c707

Look around, do some research. Figure out what you are going to be using it for, and crunch the numbers. Good luck.

Topic Profile Playlists - Grooveshark just shut down
Posted 01 May 2015 20:38

Well this is perfect. I just paid for the app so I could access my music offline. Bollocks..but, they did the right thing and took ownership of their screw up.

Topic PIctures suddenly disappear in chat rooms, and then
Posted 01 May 2015 20:31

not fully, I lose the pics in the room, but not entirely, some do get through and then the room blows open wide. I've noticed that I lose banners pics and other pics as well.


I'd say this is a software issue at your end. It seems very isolated. What browser are you using? Computer? Phone? Tablet? OS?

Topic Bodacious Brunettes
Posted 25 Apr 2015 19:06

https://36.media.tumblr.com/4a6511aae18dfef423e86ecae4f77bf9/tumblr_n9z0ylPBtk1rrf017o1_540.jpg

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 25 Apr 2015 18:44

So I went through my emails and unsubscribed to a bunch of travel websites (Venere, Lastminute, Expedia etc) because I got jack of their spamming ways. Well, just because I dont need your services any more, it does not give you the right to hand over my details via the automated unsubscribe process, to the next spamming website as payback for cancelling yours. So, now I am getting a bunch of emails daily from websites I have never even heard of, and I think its way too much of a coincidence that this has started after blocking your offers. "We will not share your personal information with anyone". What a bunch of fucking bullshit. You are all parasites, anything to make a quick, easy buck..fucking assholes.

Topic how can someone you blocked still follow you?
Posted 23 Apr 2015 05:13

Its only for stories. Anyone could sign out and back in as a guest and still read your stories. I think its being a little melodramatic that you dont want someone to read your stories because you had a falling out. You cant stop them. The block feature stops them from contacting you. That's it...and that should be enough.

Topic "Cyclone cuts off electricity to Lush's coding genius"
Posted 22 Apr 2015 03:54

The weather has been nothing short of diabolical here. The Heavens opened up on Sunday, and today, Wednesday, it is still bucketing down and it has not stopped for a minute, until a few hours ago. It would have been possible to trade the car for a jetski this week. I dont ever remember a storm system hitting and it lasting this long. Up where Gav is usually wears the brunt of this kind of system and I'm sure the emergency services are doing all they can to restore power and services to those who have been cut off. Gav, if you can hear me, just keep the fridges closed..

Topic Someecards
Posted 17 Apr 2015 04:59

https://41.media.tumblr.com/02308bf1a0354898dd6e75b12bd4886a/tumblr_nmrdvs7Cmv1ttvwl9o1_400.jpg

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 30 Mar 2015 00:48

I would like to see an option added to where I can block my friends "Likes" to comments made on their stories. It can tend to remove a lot of other activity that I might not have gotten a chance to see. Yeah, I know there is the timeline, but I really dont use that as I would rather see recent activity on my profile page without other stuff shuffling it out.

Topic MFM
Posted 13 Mar 2015 00:38

I do not want to do an MFM, period. The thought of my junk near another dudes junk is a total turn of. No thanks, pass, wide birth..

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 11 Mar 2015 16:46

4 elderly people having a conversation across the dining room in McDonald's about the casino. I mean, they could have sat at the same table.

Topic Sexy Butts
Posted 10 Mar 2015 06:26

http://41.media.tumblr.com/4d6ca21e0cd92ea91f0f33491d8bed7e/tumblr_n8z1jrmTxS1qmefcpo1_500.jpg

Topic Capital Punishment
Posted 08 Mar 2015 04:16

I dont agree with the death penalty by firing squad. In most cases, death is not instant. I'm not sure as to the truth about the shot to the head to end the suffering, why not just aim there in the first place? I heard over the airwaves that one person took 7 minutes to die during one of these executions, all the while, moaning and screaming from the pain of the bullet. Its extremely inhumane. Death penalty to convicted murders without any kind of doubt? yes, but only via lethal injection. Another part of me wants them to suffer in a dark cold cell til they rot. That fits the crime as well. Being peacefully put to sleep and never wake up can also appear to get off somewhat lightly, even if they are losing their life. They are not going to have much of one anyway. It would be the easy way out.

Here is what makes me laugh about Indonesia. The place is full of crooked cops, crooked immigration officers at the airports, yet we dont hear about the stories of travellers who are threatened, followed or harassed by these scum. I know of 3 people who were followed, 2 of which who were confronted in a bar after being tailed down ally ways and in and out of other bars, 1 of which strung the cop off his feet up against a wall and told him to fuck off, and 2 others (Indonesian Passport holders) threatened to hand over money to the officers at the airports for no reason or they would be arrested. If you ever go to Bali, or any part of Indonesia, watch your back. They are out there, yet the government does nothing to police its own police and other law enforcement personnel. It seems that because they have their firing squad policy, they are only hell bent on catching drug related criminals so they can prove to the world that they mean business.

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 30 Jan 2015 00:07

It might well have been unexpected, but bringing it to everyone's attention was totally premeditated and shameless...jackass..

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 28 Jan 2015 23:30

If I hear that fucking stupid piss poor excuse of a song about finding a god damn cheerleader one more time, there is going to be a murder. I fucking hate that song. I cant even get in the car for a 10 minute trip somewhere without hearing it. How does such rubbish find its way onto the radio...

Topic what are you drinking?
Posted 27 Jan 2015 19:28

A pear cider (checks time..1.25pm..phew)

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 25 Jan 2015 21:11

I think it would be interesting if Famous Stories and Editors Choice Awards were added to the statistics page on your profile.


That's what the badges are. I am not sure there is a need to add it to statistics as well.

Topic Do you like to cuddle after sex???
Posted 23 Jan 2015 01:38

Yes. No need to elaborate. Just yes.

Topic Someecards
Posted 16 Jan 2015 17:51

https://40.media.tumblr.com/c93b4ea26d839af176c8da2c110d80a7/tumblr_ni7kepnsYX1tswrcno1_500.jpg

Topic Girls wearing tall socks
Posted 16 Jan 2015 07:33

https://41.media.tumblr.com/6b86e6e519dddc5820e0aed3cb2b2c93/tumblr_nhnjh0WPnO1suvylso1_500.jpg

Topic If Lush were ice cream...
Posted 13 Jan 2015 00:53

I think it would have be espresso flavoured (to help keep us going on here in the wee hours), and definitely chunks of chocolate, and a ribbon of sticky Cointreau or Tia Maria liqueur through it, and...no, I'll stop there.

Topic Strange & Funny GIFs
Posted 09 Jan 2015 03:44

https://38.media.tumblr.com/3dd5a07c1b344799a851750949503615/tumblr_nfmvp4iqY51qb5gkjo1_400.gif

Memory foam never forgets...boom boom ching..

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 05 Jan 2015 23:11

https://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamr6ffVYY1rfi8ino1_500.jpg

Topic NEW questions concerning the Membership options
Posted 03 Jan 2015 19:04

People should take a look at the thread that contains over 2300 posts discussing what can be done to make the site better. Then think about the resources, hardware, software, programming, and the costs involved in trying to satisfy those requests. Then you'll understand why some of us want to do this Brick wall when people complain about 3c a day to keep a membership. If Lush opened its doors on 01.01.15 and this was the current model, we would not even be having this discussion. But, people dont like change. Understandable, but change is always inevitable, with everything in life.

Topic Questions concerning the new Membership options can be asked here
Posted 02 Jan 2015 20:20

As a gold member, that feels empty coming from you. It simply does not affect you. This whole argument needs a compromise not a back and forth debate.

You're right, it doesn't affect me. Why? I supported this site when I first joined, so much so, I was made moderator. So its my free time that I volunteer to help the site stay clean and free from all the nasty pieces of work out there. And as a bi product, making people pay for certain privileges is one way of weeding them out. Trust me, there are plenty.

Topic Questions concerning the new Membership options can be asked here
Posted 02 Jan 2015 20:10

I rarely use block capitals but STOP SLAGGING OTHER MEMBERS! EVERY MEMBER HAS A RIGHT TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINION.

Careful, you did a whole lot of quoting in this thread, as you so on others. Most of which expressed a different POV than you, or said something you didn't like or agree with. Just saying.

Topic Questions concerning the new Membership options can be asked here
Posted 02 Jan 2015 19:59

Everyone who was a member before the 1st January will have 6 months to deal with the impending changes. So for those who think that this has been dumped on everyone suddenly, like the changes took affect as of the 1st, need to just take a chill pill. Or, leave. Its really not that complicated..