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Canis Vulpes
25-06-06, 13:11
Amateur photographer 8th July edition, on sale July 4th is offering a free polyester/nylon lens cloth in a keyring pouch. Considering a Poly/Nylon lens cloth cost between 3-4, its looks like another great freebie from AP.

Christine
02-07-06, 22:01
Bit of a let down ,Stephen,no different to the one I received in my specs case!!!

Canis Vulpes
07-07-06, 21:26
Agreed its not a great cloth in itself but housed in a pouch I can clip to my photo bag is great as I find it such a bind to open the bag find the cloth and repeat the process in reverse to put away. The AP cloth-in-a-pouch requires only unclipping even a bind man (me) can find it fast. Clean and shoot spring to mind :)

This edition of AP is on sale until Wednesday.

Saphire
07-07-06, 22:12
I have my copy with the lens cloth nifty little gift plus its a great read.

Adey Baker
08-07-06, 07:10
I always buy 'AP' anyway, so the cloth is a nice little bonus - not sure that I like the idea of them putting up the cover price of the magazine on the same day as the free give-away, though!

Canis Vulpes
08-07-06, 08:05
I always buy 'AP' anyway, so the cloth is a nice little bonus - not sure that I like the idea of them putting up the cover price of the magazine on the same day as the free give-away, though!

I noticed the incresed cover price and thought it had gone up by 15p but when I checked against the portrait issue I realise its only gone up by 5p. From 2.10 to 2.15.

Canis Vulpes
03-08-06, 16:46
I recently received an e-mail from warehouse express advertising lower pricing for SLR's and among other things I noticed a spudz lens cloth. Like the free AP one in a pouch but appears to be true microfibre available in two sizes. The best bit is they are 18% grey so can be used for exposure and white balance assistance if shooting manual. For £3.50 + p&p looks a bargain.

I might save my pocket money for a few weeks and get one :D

Wheeler
04-08-06, 11:07
Thanks for the tip about the WE lenscloth, Stephen. However, if you look at the WE site you'll find that the 18% grey cloth is £8.50.

I used to subscribe to AP but lapsed my subscription as I found less and less of interest in the magazine. I also felt that Mike Maloney talked complete B******* whenever there was an aviation photo in the readers' submissions.

Canis Vulpes
04-08-06, 11:28
Thanks for the tip about the WE lenscloth, Stephen. However, if you look at the WE site you'll find that the 18% grey cloth is 8.50.

I used to subscribe to AP but lapsed my subscription as I found less and less of interest in the magazine. I also felt that Mike Maloney talked complete B******* whenever there was an aviation photo in the readers' submissions.

I was unaware you shot aviation, are we going to see some posted in our gallery?

Wheeler
04-08-06, 11:29
One of these days I'll get round to posting some.

Canis Vulpes
04-08-06, 11:35
Wheeler, you are more than welcome to share photos in our gallery, perhaps enter our competition which has no theme this month so aviation photos are entitled to enter.

I'll have to post one of mine to Mike Maloney to see what rubbish he speaks. What did you post?

Airliner, Military Jet, Warbird or a light aircraft?

Wheeler
04-08-06, 11:46
I haven't posted anything to Mike Maloney. After seeing him describe a photo of one of the Utt Butts taken at around 1/1000 as "capturing the action" (action's about motion, not about freezing everything) I decided he didn't have a worthwile opinion to offer about aviation photography. Experience says that he's firmly in the pinsharp prop appreciation club.

Leif
04-08-06, 12:07
He's a very talented photographer, but clearly tastes differ. My key interest is fungi, especially rare species. I've seen magazines tell people to do exactly the opposite of what I regard as good. Who is right? I stick to what I like, and make no subjective comments.

Wheeler
04-08-06, 12:11
Leif, I'm happy to appreciate others' views but this is clearly not a subject that Mike specialises in. It doesn't really bother me that my taste differs but I don't need to spend money just to remind myself of that. In my opinion, forums such as this provide far more interest that buying AP.

en830
04-08-06, 13:12
One of these days I'll get round to posting some.

I can't wait, will you and your photographs be open to criticism ????