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About HappyLad

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  • Birthday 25/11/1968
  1. Montgomery - our Basset. Still only a pup, 8 months old.
  2. swapped the bracelet on my OM for a Seiko rubber - taking advantage of the dry day to do some garden clear up..
  3. I've never owned a Rolex - but I've always wanted a Datejust, one with a gold bezel and bi-metal jubilee bracelet. I think it stems from when when I was a kid in the early 80's and the rise of the Yuppies. They all seemed to have Rolex watches, drive Porsches and drink champagne. For a kid from a working class background in a northern town, these guys seemed to live in a different world. A world that I wanted to swap with mine. Fast forward 30 years and I now see those people as what they really were - vulgar consumers of wealth that they didn't earn. But I'd still like a nice Datejust ;-)
  4. I did it a few years back - loved it. quite a lot of waiting around etc, but I found it quite relaxing, better than work anyway :-)
  5. Seiko 7A28 7000 that Ripley wears in Aliens
  6. When this story first came out I went and bought one of the Casio's from Argos. The guy there said they had sold loads of them over the previous couple of days and he could't explain it - so I told him about the terrorist connection... Anyway, my wirst was too big for the skinny strap, but my lad still wears the watch.
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    Top work PCThug. The sweaty lady is my fave :D
  8. hmv retail website is down - so guessing its all over for them :(
  9. Some excellent pictures there - but he could do better with a camera/lens that didn't have so much chromatic aberration.. Notice the blue fringes round high contrast areas on the dial shots
  10. IS on the 70-200 f4L would be nice, but the price put me off. Its quite a bit more than the non-IS version. Same with the 100mm macro. If price isn't an issue, then get the L series lens with IS. But... if you are doing 1x macro photography then chances are your going to mount the camera on a tripod, and then IS becomes a non issue. The L series is optically better though..
  11. EOS 550D with grip, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Canon nifty 50, 70-200 F4L, 100mm f2.8 macro. All of which spends most of its time in a bag in the cupboard and I end up taking more photos on my phone than my camera... so.. I just bought a Lumix LX7 compact that I can keep in my coat pocket :-)
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