Olympus OM-D E-M10 + 14-42mm & 40-150mm Black

Olympus OM-D E-M10 + 14-42mm & 40-150mm Black

Great camera at a bargain price
, 24/04/2015

This Camera is real value for money, I personally think it the best value mirror-less out there, with reasonable priced lenses which are also smaller than their aps-c counterparts.

Pros: Compact
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon Coolpix P900 Black

Nikon Coolpix P900 Black

A truly amazing camera!
, 23/04/2015

I took delivery of this camera on the 5th March 2015 after using a Ted's pre release online order. A bit worried that I may have been a bit hasty but it has lived up to all of Nikon's new camera hype. I wanted it for photos and video of our new granddaughter. The hand held zooming capabilities are quite amazing due to Nikon's "Dual Detect Optical VR" in both photos and videos. Plug this camera into a UHD 4K television and you will be absolutely amazed at the results. I have a Nikon D600 and a Nikon D90 as well and all have their uses but this P900 is a joy to use. You have to get use to a bit more shutter lag but there are ways around that. The depth of field in mid telephoto shots is amazing as is the colour balance, no wishy colours. Shoot video at 60fps and take this camera for a walk using the flip out adjustable screen then play back through a 4K TV... you won't be able to stop smiling. I must stop raving on, it's only a camera - with some great features.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Flinders Island Photographic Weekend with Ric Wallis

Flinders Island Photographic Weekend with Ric Wallis

EXCELENT
, 23/04/2015

The weekend was excellent. The accommodation was very good. Food was excellent and wines very reasonable.
Ric and Craig are a strong photographic team and also very good company.
The course was enjoyable and raised my knowledge to a higher level, which was why I wanted to attend. Flinders Island was a good location and Ric and Craig have sussed out the photogenic sites. Flinders Island also has a quaint charm about it.

All in all good fun and very helpful to the inexperienced photographer.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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SIGMA AF 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM (EOS)

SIGMA AF 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM (EOS)

Superb for sports if one can handle size and weight
, 23/04/2015

Can't disagree more with the previous review.
I use this lens paired with Nikon D800/D810 just for sports shooting (soccer, swimming, basketball, etc.) from spectators areas, which means many tens of meters away from action. Providing sufficient light for shutter >1000 and ISO <2000, results are excellent, exceeding all my original expectations. I can often see single hair on players' heads (well, mostly after some sharpening) or dental work in images taken about half soccer field away. For focal distances <200mm there is no difference with images taken by Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8. Focusing is immediate both in single and continous mode, hardly ever lose a shot or an opportunity. Of course, it is big and heavy but not so much comapred to Nikon or Canon fast sports lenses, with enormous advantage of zoom, which Nikon and Canon do not have. Moreover, unlike those Nikon and Canon monster pro lenses, you can use this Sigma hand-held and move around not attached to tripod or monopod. Once you have got it and used it, you can get addicted to it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Great camera for work & play.
, 22/04/2015

Owned for 4 months now. With the 14-42 and 40-150 mm lenses this camera has great versatility for a "serious amateur". I cut my teeth on Olympus OM1s & 2s back in the 1970's & 80's. (Still have 'em). This brings many of the same attributes to the digital world - small size, good "feel", great image quality, excellent "build" (though the port cover is a bit "dinky toy", and the hot shoe protector & eyecup are easy to dislodge when "bagging"). Love it. Felt "at home" with it right away. On the negative side, its focus selection can get caught out on occasion in some circumstances. But for me its a great work camera (I'm an anthropologist) and terrific fun around the house and town with people and passing wildlife etc., too. Heartily recommended.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM

Excellent lens!
, 16/04/2015

Easy to use, top quality images, great starting macro lens for beginner photographers like me!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Epson Perfection V800 Film & Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection V800 Film & Photo Scanner

Software problems
, 16/04/2015

The simple software supplied with the scanner works well on most film type and pictures. But I cannot get it to accept some sizes as it defaults to an other size. eg Half frame 35mm and 4 x 5cm large format. The Silverfast 8 software is very poorly designed and takes an excessive amount of time to scan. (I am required to mark all fields above even those that are not relevant such as battery life.)

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Flinders Island Photographic Weekend with Ric Wallis

Flinders Island Photographic Weekend with Ric Wallis

Great Value for Money and will do it again
, 16/04/2015

On looking at this course I initially thought it was a little expensive for a weekend, but my wife talked me into registering. At the conclusion of the weekend my thoughts had changed as this experience was out of this world, exceeding all my expectations and was great value for money. Ric and Craig took us to spectacular locations where they both showed us what taking landscape photos was all about. Each morning after breakfast Ric would take one photo from everyone and process it, showing us what can be done simply, to enhance the photo and the principles of histograms, along with photo composition. As a result of this trip I have a far better understanding of my camera and the composition of my photos. Thanks to the support of Ric and Craig I came away from this weekend with several hero photos.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon Coolpix P900 Black

Nikon Coolpix P900 Black

Amazing camera!
, 15/04/2015

What a fantastic camera! Extremely easy to get up and running, but it will take a while to get accustomed to the finer details, as with any camera. The focal length capability is phenomenal. I can't really comment on the battery life as I've only had the camera for 2 days - I'll give that 5 stars as well, but I am sure, as with any Nikon product (I have a Nikon D90 DSLR with an 18-300mm lens and a Nikon Coolpix S9100 compact), that I will not be a disappointed. May I add that the service that you guys at Ted's Cameras provided was excellent - this is not the first item that I have bought online from Ted's Cameras. So, in a nutshell - great camera and great service!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Melbourne - Understanding Your Camera Course

Melbourne - Understanding Your Camera Course

Excellent and Practical Course
, 14/04/2015

I found Glynn to be a fantastic teacher very knowledgeable, approachable and relaxed. The course size of 6 students meant we all got the attention necessary and each person could explore the functionality of their own camera. I am already which course I will enrol for next.


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