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Nikon D3200 camera body , pre-owned

Nikon D3200 camera body , pre-owned , for sale , price £200 including free UK delivery . Perfect working condition.
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The easy-to-use Nikon D3200 has a 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, a new 11-point autofocus system, Full HD D-Movies plus Nikon’s Guide Mode to help achieve stunning results in a few simple steps – all housed in a lightweight body.

New to D-SLR photography? Guide Mode uses sample images and clear instructions to show you how to take great photos in a few simple steps.
24.2-MP DX-format CMOS sensor: capture sharp, detailed images with the 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Big prints look superb and you can crop images without losing any detail.
Go cinematic: make movies you’ll want to share with D-movie. With the camera’s large image sensor and high ISO, you can record sharp Full HD (1080p) video clips in any light.
High ISO (100–6400): take great images in low light or sharp shots of fast-moving subjects. Features an Auto ISO setting, and ISO is extendable up to 12800.
Razor-sharp 11-point autofocus system: enjoy fast and precise autofocus coverage throughout the frame whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
Wireless Mobile Adapter: use the optional WU-1a to share images directly from the D3200 to a smartphone or tablet, or to control the camera remotely via your smart device.
EXPEED 3: Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing engine provides high-speed operation, remarkably clear images with excellent colour reproduction, and enhanced movie recording.
Scene Recognition System: let the D3200 help you capture superior images. Nikon’s Scene Recognition System will meticulously analyze the scene you’re shooting and adjust the focus, exposure and white balance for optimum results.
4fps continuous shooting: shoot action at a swift four frames per second and capture fleeting movements or expressions at exactly the right moment.
Photo retouch menu: enhance your photos in-camera with a range of tools and effects. Retouch tools include Resize, Quick Retouch and Straighten. Effects include Selective Color, Colour Sketch, and Miniature Effect, which makes distant subjects look like scale models.
Active D-Lighting: capture more detail in high-contrast lighting conditions. Nikon’s Active D-Lighting automatically captures the details in both dark and bright areas for stunning images with natural contrast.
Smart autofocus for movies: enjoy continuous autofocus (AF) when you shoot D-movies. Full-time servo AF (AF-F) and subject-tracking AF maintain the focus when you shoot moving subjects. Face-priority AF is ideal for filming events where you want to relax and let the camera focus on faces.
Extensive movie options: you can record Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p and 24p, and the camera supports use of Nikon’s ME-1 stereo microphone. In-camera edit functions let you perform tasks such as setting the start and end point of your movie. A mini HDMI output enables playback on an HDTV.
Easy-to-use: the D3200 lightweight body and superior ergonomics make it a pleasure to shoot with. A secure grip makes the camera comfortable to hold. Dedicated one-touch buttons for frequently used functions like D-Movie, or live view, make it easy to operate.

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The Kelpies at the Helix Park open the John Muir Festival 2014

Kelpies at Helix park , GrangemouthThe Kelpies  in the Helix Park are  open to the public from Monday 21st April  . This Friday will see a stunning night-time artworks exhibition on the theme of Scotland as HOME with spectacular light, sound and flame display, by Groupe F, around Andy Scott’s iconic new cultural landmark.

 

A spectacular night-time arts event called HOME will launch both the opening of the John Muir Way and the international launch of The Kelpies prior to their opening to the public on the 21st April. On two evenings, 17th and 18th April, a selection of one-off, specially-commissioned night-time artworks will illuminate Helix Park, as thousands gather round the iconic Kelpies for an extraordinary animation of the colossal 300 tonne, 30 metre-high sculptures backed by a pulsating soundtrack.

Groupe F – the pyrotechnic maestros who worked at Big in Falkirk as well as the Millennium illumination of the Eiffel Tower – will bring the monuments to horse-powered heritage to life with a dazzling light, flame and sound performance
The celebration marks the start of a series of exciting John Muir Festival events taking place over nine days. A list of all the fantastic events on offer can be found on the John Muir Festival website.The Helix Park in Grangemouth covers a greenspace of almost 300 hectares. Opening up Scotland’s canal network, the Helix will also offer an outdoor recreational area filled with woodland, park, watersports lagoon, pathways, cycleways, and the hugely anticipated 30m landmark scupltures, the Kelpies.

Funding was provided by the Big Lottery Fund Living Landmarks programme. In 2005 the Helix project was awarded one of the top four prizes, which kick-started the £43 million project. The plans include a new 950-yard (870 m) section of canal, which joins the river below the four fixed bridges at a new sea lock. A new bridge under the M9 motorway has been constructed by cut and cover methods, and a lift bridge has been inserted into the A905 road. Two high-pressure oil pipelines which cross the area to feed the refinery at Grangemouth have been re-routed

The aim of the project is to transform under-used land between Falkirk and Grangemouth into a thriving urban greenspace , “The Helix”. This includes a performance area, on which large scale events can be held, facilities for watersports provided by the construction of a large lagoon, all surrounded by play areas and high quality pathways. Access around The Helix will be provided by 27 kilometres (17 mi) of cycleways and footpaths.
Questions have been raised about the return on investment for the project . The Kelpies will be a major tourist attraction in the same way the Falkirk Wheel is , but with no cafe or restaurant facilities visitors may spend little or nothing in the area . The performance area,  which could host large scale events ,  has potential to bring in revenue to the area  , although it is not clear just how much .  Callendar Park  used to host the Big in Falkirk music and arts festival . Recently Falkirk stadium has hosted concerts by Elton John and Rod Stewart .
The final element of the Helix is giant new 
playpark. A set of 
giant wooden tepee-like structures making up the adventure zone will tower over the park.

Falkirk Council has signed off the £377,000 tender for the playpark .

Councillors were told the Helix Park is considered a “destination” for play and the design had to show it could cope with a large volume of use from children aged from three to 14, be as iconic as the park itself and the Kelpies, use materials in keeping with the park which were also durable and be innovative.

Rhona Geisler, director of development services, said: “This will be one of the prime play areas in Scotland and it is expected to be widely used.

“There was a lot of community consultation and feedback about what would be required.

“This product has been selected because of durability and is expected to last for 40 years.”

She added it is hoped the project, which is being part-funded by sportscotland, will be a “great” attraction for youngsters.

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Nikon DSLR Cameras

DSLR cameras by Nikon have gained a lot of positive reviews from the online community with their unique features and superb photo-capturing options . Despite the declining camera sales in the market, the new range of Nikon cameras offers exciting new developments for a better photography experience.

Started in 1917, Nikon Corporation has been in the industry of optical devices for many years , producing high quality cameras and other equipment. Over the years, people saw the successful development of Nikon cameras – from the simple compact cameras to the HDSLR cameras of today. The company has even surpassed some of its close competitors with the innovative features of their recent DSLR camera releases. One of the best features that most DSLR cameras by Nikon have is their ability to capture highly detailed pictures, thanks to their huge megapixel capacities. Some of the professional-grade full frame DSLR cameras have up to 36.3 megapixels. Sensitivity of digital imaging systems of most Nikon DSLR cameras have a considerable advantage over other DSLR cameras in the market.

Two of their latest and more popular professional grade cameras, the Nikon Df and D4 Full Frame sensor cameras both have an impressive ISO range of 100-12800. In addition, viewfinders are also improved; with most units have 100% coverage and magnification now up to 0.86x. Image processing systems of most Nikon cameras are with Expeed. These also allow the cameras to have lower power consumption and extended battery life for up to 600 shots and more. One can also record HD videos by a new full HD movie mode found on some DLSR cameras, such as the Nikon D600. The barnd new Nikon D610 takes HD capture to a new level . Their latest models have also improved their auto-focus system and a quiet shooting mode. Generally, Nikon camera monitors have pretty decent and enough sizes to produce better previews of captured images. The most recent models have 3.2-inch 921K dots LCD screen. The cameras have also improved their access on different operating systems of other devices. Most are compatible with WLAN adaptors, making it possible to transmit captured photos from the camera to Apple IOS and Android-powered smart phones. There are also DSLR cameras by Nikon with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, like the Nikon D5300 and D4 units. Some units have also easy-to-use interfaces and with better mechanical controls for a great photo-capturing experience. Like most of the cameras, these Nikon cameras are convenient to use and easy to carry. The Nikon Df body model only weighs 710g, much lighter than its predecessor units Nikon D4 and D610. What’s good about these cameras is that over time, their advanced technologies produce lighter camera units with all added big features and even greater photography abilities. Their sizes are perfect for those who are handy photographers.

These Nikon DSLR cameras also come with reasonable prices. Price range starts with £429.95 for their entry-level cameras up to £7,999.95 worth of professional cameras. Over the years, DSLR cameras by Nikon have been consistently producing high quality results. With all the added features and improvements, Nikon makes every photo opportunity experience extraordinary.