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Old February 9th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #16
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Welcome Martin & Alan

Thanks for throwing your names in the pot, good to make your acquaintances.

Please subscribe to this thread and keep watching, I am sure there are moe yet to join us. I am inding it terrific that there are good numbers of us this side of the water.

I wonder if any of the commercial outfits in the UK that could sponsor this site are aware of the fact we are in numbers here too?

It would be great to see some special deals for s here in the UK from a few local suppliers.

I'll get rapped on the knuckles now by someone who is...! LOL...
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Old February 9th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #17
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Map us...

I'm going to put us all on a map, anyone know how to do this on a sharable google map or similar?

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Old February 9th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #18
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Hi to all from the UK....Didnt realise there was so many of us on this forum.
OK, I'll own up. Glasgow based.

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I wonder if any of the commercial outfits in the UK that could sponsor this site are aware of the fact we are in numbers here too?

It would be great to see some special deals for s here in the UK from a few local suppliers.
Perhaps we could share our experiences of UK dealers?
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Old February 9th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #19
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Share experience of UK dealers

Point out the good and not so good UK dealers,very good idea,seeing as some of our kit costs a fair bit,it's worth paying the extra if you know you're gonna get good customer service,and if they're that good they'll price match anyway.

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Old February 10th, 2008, 06:24 AM   #20
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DVi aleady has a well recommended UK based sponsor

Videogear.co.uk run by Simon Beer. You'll see the ad roll by every now and again!
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #21
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DVi aleady has a well recommended UK based sponsor

Videogear.co.uk run by Simon Beer. You'll see the ad roll by every now and again!
OK - I've done the searches, found the 3 entries for Videogear.co.uk (this thread is one of them) but really...

As a relative newcomer to this wonderful list, I don't want to push my luck but I would have to say that having a UK sponsor is a pretty well disguised fact. As one of the other threads mentions, it is not on the list of sponsors.

So pardon me for having recently spent five and a half grand on equipment elsewhere. Is there anything else I should know, or do I just sit and watch my screen for inspiration to chance by?

*I'll answer myself - make that 9 entries for videogear in various capitalisations without the .co.uk, so you could search more carefully Colin.

How about making a sticky about VideoGear being a UK and European sponsor? I'm always telling other people to bring me solutions not problems.

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Old February 11th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #22
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Hi , yep i'm from the UK as well, based in West Wales
Very new to all this and have recently purchased a Canon XHA1
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Old February 11th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #23
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Hi Vince, hi Colin,

Thanks for becoming visible.

A sticky on UK suppliers warm to the UK based community would definitely be good.

Bit of a sod really, I just bought a load of gear from bargain-camera.com in the USA and they not only provided a stonking deal, they delivered it fast and when the on board seven in colour monitor would not work they sent me a replacement - no questions asked. That is service. I would happily buy from them again and recommend them.

I did search around and ask a few UK suppliers if they would price match - some did not even respond to the email.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #24
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Hi Dave
just had a look at their site
love the look of the steadicam system
also the 501hdv tripod system looks like a good buy - what do you reckon?
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #25
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Hi Vince
Had a look at the HDV tripod...looks good to me though I'm no expert.
Price looks good for the head, tripod and a bag thrown in...

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Old February 12th, 2008, 04:14 AM   #26
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I'd pay the extra £60 and get the 503HDV. This really belongs in the Support Your Camera forum though!

I bought a Beyer mic from Videogear before Christmas and I can't fault their customer service. It wasn't in stock (anywhere in the UK!) and I received emails and a personal phone call from Simon to keep me appraised of the situation.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #27
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yeah I had been looking at the 503hdv/525 tripod kit - is that the best one around the £250-£350 price range?
sorry if I should have posted this elsewhere
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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #28
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Probably as good as it gets for the money, Vince. I had a Libec TH-950 at around £200 and it wasn't bad for the money, just a bit flimsy. The Libec LS-22 is a bit better - same head, more solid single-stage legs.

I didn't like the LS-22 head under my Sony V1, which is similar in weight and size to the Canon A1. The Vinten Pro-6 I use has the same head as the 503HDV but with better legs.

A search in the Support Your Camera forum using any of these tripod names will throw up loads of suggestions.

The problem for me is a lack of useful showrooms where you can try everything out, hence a couple of costly mistakes with other tripods. We need a B&H in the UK!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #29
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Hi Mike

Your are right this should have appeared in the support your camera section - but it's coming to a close now.

The real deal raised in this thread is also still quite alive and as you quite rightly suggest we do need UK sponsors to step up and help us take advantage of them.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #30
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Suppliers I have had dealings with:

www.proav.co.uk - got my camera package from them
www.prokit.co.uk - got my lighting kit from them

www.creativevideo.co.uk - good selection of kit

I have yet to find a proper Arri Lighting dealer in this country.

We really need someone like http://www.bhphotovideo.com but UK based.

Dont forget also that Tiffen have a europe office based in Oxford.
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