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Forum: Advice Today, 21:00
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I think you're over generalising. Maybe the cheap...

I think you're over generalising. Maybe the cheap Finepix compacts aren't that good, but Fuji's top end CSC and X series cameras are fantastic and take beautiful images. One of the world's most well...
Forum: Advice Today, 10:36
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By grumpyoldbat
A compact system camera is essentially a mini...

A compact system camera is essentially a mini DSLR - the bodies and lenses are slightly smaller, but you're still carrying multiple lenses to cover different things. If I'm just going on a regular...
Forum: Mobile Phones Today, 09:39
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I do have a 6+, but I've never seen that...

I do have a 6+, but I've never seen that particular bug on either the 6+ or the 6 I had before that. Sounds like it's quite rare and easily fixed.
Forum: Mobile Phones Today, 09:36
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By grumpyoldbat
The Nexus 4 battery was never that great to begin...

The Nexus 4 battery was never that great to begin with, so if it's reaching the end of its life, it's no wonder you're not getting a full day out of it.

If you can't replace the battery yourself,...
Forum: Advice Today, 09:23
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you don't really understand all the specs,...

If you don't really understand all the specs, what they mean, and what they do, you'd be better off trying to learn a bit more about photography. Get a beginners book which will enable you to learn...
Forum: Advice Yesterday, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Get advice from a solicitor. If he wants to get...

Get advice from a solicitor.

If he wants to get out of the mortgage and pay off the negative equity, he'll need legal help to force the other party to agree.
Forum: Advice 21-05-2015, 09:25
Replies: 27
Views: 2,575
Posted By grumpyoldbat
You're not going to get a job in the media by...

You're not going to get a job in the media by going on studio tours. If you read back over all of the advice here, you need to be putting in a lot more effort to break into a very competitive...
Forum: Advice 21-05-2015, 09:16
Replies: 46
Views: 2,735
Posted By grumpyoldbat
OP if you want something that is stylish and...

OP if you want something that is stylish and comfortable, then take a look at the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears. A range of colours, metal/suede style construction, and the ear pads can be worn for...
Forum: Advice 20-05-2015, 09:27
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you can drive, why not take the car across on...

If you can drive, why not take the car across on the Eurotunnel, drive around and see where you end up. Don't just limit yourself to one place!
Forum: Advice 19-05-2015, 10:10
Replies: 47
Views: 2,539
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you've any interest in motor racing, Donington...

If you've any interest in motor racing, Donington has a museum and it's right next door to East Midlands Airport.
http://www.donington-park.co.uk/about-donington/the-donington-grand-prix-collection/
Forum: Advice 19-05-2015, 09:58
Replies: 27
Views: 2,575
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you can find a video/professional camera hire...

If you can find a video/professional camera hire company in your area, you might be able to approach them for an apprenticeship - learning on the job whilst you study at the same time.

There are...
Forum: Mobile Phones 18-05-2015, 13:46
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By grumpyoldbat
You could just upload all your music to Google...

You could just upload all your music to Google Play Music and then use the Google Play app on iOS to stream music on your device. The only thing is I don't think you can download from it on iOS.
Forum: Mobile Phones 18-05-2015, 09:36
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Why not just put a maps app on your phone and use...

Why not just put a maps app on your phone and use that as the GPS? Make sure it's one where you have all the maps installed on the phone and you won't need any data.
Forum: Advice 14-05-2015, 13:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Charles Tyrwhitt have regular sales on line...

Charles Tyrwhitt have regular sales on line bringing some shirts down to less than 20 each, and you can have pockets added to them if they don't have them. 2-3 day turnaround. They're excellent,...
Forum: Advice 14-05-2015, 10:33
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Emirates Air-Line is now open until 10/11pm...

Emirates Air-Line is now open until 10/11pm during the Summer:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/emirates-air-line/opening-hours-frequency#on-this-page-1

Depends what time the gig finishes.
Forum: Advice 12-05-2015, 14:28
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Expensive electronic items are not covered by...

Expensive electronic items are not covered by travel insurance if they're in hold luggage. Check your insurance policy, but all of the ones I've seen say electronics have to be with you in your hand...
Forum: Advice 12-05-2015, 14:23
Replies: 26
Views: 1,728
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I find the injection way more painful than the...

I find the injection way more painful than the filling part. The last 3 fillings I've had replaced (white instead of the old amalgam ones) have all been without numbing.

I'm pretty sure my dentist...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-05-2015, 09:37
Replies: 1,174
Views: 48,082
Posted By grumpyoldbat
A friend had never owned an Apple product before,...

A friend had never owned an Apple product before, but bought an iPhone. She left it in a pocket and it went through the washing machine. She went to her local Apple store to ask if anything could be...
Forum: Advice 06-05-2015, 08:51
Replies: 55
Views: 2,648
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Another consideration regarding cards, my...

Another consideration regarding cards, my photography tutor suggested that it's better to have multiple smaller cards rather than a very large capacity, that way if you get a catastrophic card...
Forum: Advice 05-05-2015, 11:37
Replies: 55
Views: 2,648
Posted By grumpyoldbat
This is particularly true of lenses. If you...

This is particularly true of lenses. If you invest in high quality, more expensive lenses you can keep those for years, you just upgrade the camera body to get new features.

I also agree that...
Forum: Advice 05-05-2015, 11:14
Replies: 55
Views: 2,648
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you're looking at lenses, ideally you want the...

If you're looking at lenses, ideally you want the ones with the lowest f numbers you can afford. The best usually have one f all the way through e.g. f2.8, but these will also be the most...
Forum: Advice 03-05-2015, 14:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,499
Posted By grumpyoldbat
South Street Seaport on the Hudson River has a...

South Street Seaport on the Hudson River has a bunch of tall ships.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Street_Seaport

Peanut Butter & Co sandwich shop in the village (not for nut allergies...
Forum: Advice 01-05-2015, 15:29
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Los Angeles is a miserable place to visit without...

Los Angeles is a miserable place to visit without a car. I've done it. The whole city is designed around driving. It's a massive sprawling place, so getting from, say, the Sunset Strip to the Beach...
Forum: Advice 27-04-2015, 16:04
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Yes. The opticians had a diagram which showed me...

Yes. The opticians had a diagram which showed me the field of vision is much narrower at the bottom with the cheapest varifocal options. The better quality varifocal lenses have a wider field of...
Forum: Advice 27-04-2015, 09:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you're looking for guaranteed nice weather and...

If you're looking for guaranteed nice weather and somewhere Spanish, then you'd be better off going to the Canaries rather than the Balearics. Further South, much better likelihood of sunshine.
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