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  1. Hearing the American pronunciation of "warrior" is the one that always gets to me. Wahioh Who needs r's anyway?
  2. It’s TV, not film, but... “Forgive me, but you’ve got shit shoes on you shitty shoe bastard.”
  3. I’ve had a couple of lenses from them with no problems. I also ordered a camera bag and received the wrong one, but they refunded me the full cost, including return shipping, without any issues. I’d happily use them again.
  4. Here're some gates I've photographed recently with my Yashica Mat 124G. The first one is my favourite though. Gateway to yonder by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr Gate by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr Held together with twine by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr Gate in the sunshine by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
  5. That gives me a bit of a Super Mario Sunshine vibe. Maybe it's the bouncing on a tightrope bit, or the sunny locations. Maybe the void-alike looking bits.
  6. The PS5 is apparently the dogs bollocks at rendering video compression artefacts.
  7. Both seasons can be found in the “recently added” section of Boxsets on Sky.
  8. I watched this last night and thought it was awful. It felt like some sort of self-indulgent private joke that I wasn't party to. I've not seen any of Jim Jarmusch's other work, so perhaps it's something that you'll love if you're a fan (or perhaps it's not representive of his other movies?), but it left me cold. Apart from a single line from Steve Buscemi's character, I didn't so much as chuckle. The story line (insofar as there is one) goes nowhere, and most of the characters and the things they do seem completely pointless. It looks nice though, and I did like the laid back off-kilter soundtrack. 2 brainzzzz out of 5
  9. My advice would be to find out exactly what lens would be best for the sort of Photography he enjoys and then research the ones in your price range. Looking at the photos on his website I’d possibly suggest a fast prime lens, maybe a 28mm, 35mm, or 50mm equivalent. However it really depends on where he wants to take his photography next. I remember when I bought my DSLR with 18-5mm kit lens and thinking I had to have a telephoto. I bought a cheap 55-200mm soon after and then ended up barely using it because I tended towards street photography. I sold it on in the end. By comparison, the f/1.8 35mm prime I bought after that was never off the camera. Lenses can be expensive, so I wouldn’t rush into buying one within the £100 budget unless there’s something that particularly fits the bill. Better to find the one he really wants (within reason :)) and put the money towards it, even if it means saving up for a while. Better to wait and get a lens you’re really happy with than rush to get something you can afford now but which leaves you wishing you’d waited. Definitely look at 2nd hand too. You can get a lot more for your money, and there are plenty of reputable places to buy from (e.g. MPB).
  10. That's a Soviet Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 lens. Most lenses don't tend to have any shutter speed functionality - it's the camera body that usually handles this. Exceptions would be lenses for large format cameras, or older cameras where the shutter is part of the actual lens assembly. I dodn't do any video work, but I'd assume your auto-focus kit lens might be better for the purpose. On the manual focus lens, if you move position then the shot will be out of focus with no way for the camera to correct matters automatically. If you use the 18-55mm at full zoom and widest aperture (even if it's f/5.6 or something) then you might be able to get a sufficiently OOF background. If you fancy macro, try getting some extension tubes (or a reversing ring). Both methods will allow you to get true 1:1 macro magnification using your existing lenses, and they cost a fraction of the price of a dedicated macro lens. Alternatively, look for an old macro lens that will fit your E-Mount adapter. It'll probably mean you have to control focus and aperture manually, but that's what you tend to do with macro anyway as it gives much better control.
  11. Is this currently available in the UK? I can't see it available on Sky or any of the streaming sevices at present (except to buy).
  12. That virtual Grand National bit...
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