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Now this is painful. On Ebay, there's a Canon 600mm super telephoto lens with a Canon 1D Mark 3 attached going for sale at a rock bottom price. Why so cheap, sadly it's all rather badly damaged by salt water.

At current prices, the Canon 1D Mark 3 is about £1,000 just by itself, whereas the Canon 600mm F4 super telephoto is a cool £10,000. That is one expensive accident. Thank god for insurance eh.

You can keep your eye on the ebay listing here


 
Motion Blur is a technique intended to capture the movement, instead of having it frozen. The most common way to understand what a motion blur picture is, is to think of a vehicle moving and impressing the sensor in a long exposure photo, and recording a blurred trail.
 
Photographing lightning can provide some quite amazing results. Such photos generally require a tripod set-up and a slow shutter speed to capture multiple bursts of lightning as they leave their storm clouds and hit the earth. There are many different types of lightning, including the traditional single bolt hitting the ground, to sheet lightning between clouds, the commonly associated forked lightning as well as forms such as ball lightning and chain lightning, to name but a few.
 
If you're a local to Hampshire in the UK like me, then there's a photography show going on in Southampton this month, April 18th to be exact. The expo is going to be held at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton, and full details can be found here. Think I'll pop along.
 

Forrest Tanaka has produced an excellent video about astrophotography. So if this is an area of photography you'd like to learn more about, it's a great idea to go through his videos first.

This is the first video in a series which covers telescopes particularly suitable ones to go for. so I'm guessing Forrest will be adding a number of further videos which cover the other aspects of astrophotography.


 
And here's another photography competition to try out for. Life Framer are running the competition, asking for photographs to be submitted along the theme of 'An instant'. Winners get their photos printed framed and exhibited in a London gallery and win $400, so can't all be bad eh.
 
Somerset house in London is running a free landscape photography exhibition up until 28th April 2013. It's titled, Landmark: The Fields of Photography and it comprises a set of 130 different photos taken from around the world. Check out the Guardian article which previews a few of the photos. Well worth a look if you're in London.
 
If you're fortunate to live near some stunning mountain scenery or perhaps you're about to head off on your travels, then have a look at this tutorial over at Nature photographers. It's a great little tutorial covering the main points of photographing mountains and mountain ranges.