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by mais01
Wed 08 May 2013, 10:46 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: First outing for a long time
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: First outing for a long time

Many thanks.
Hadnt managed to grab the Gazelle previously so anice ctach for me.
by mais01
Sun 05 May 2013, 1:10 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: First outing for a long time
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

First outing for a long time

Opted for a very rare day out on Friday, nothing spectacular but at least it wasnt a wash out so i was happy enough. Very impressive Lynx!!. 1. http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/IMARLOW/_O3F5511_zpsbadf34ba.jpg 2. http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/IMARLOW/_O3F5596_zpsc662d9be.jpg 3. http://i...
by mais01
Mon 30 Apr 2012, 9:54 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Farewell Ripple Lynx!
Replies: 14
Views: 3717

Re: Farewell Ripple Lynx!

A few of mine:

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by mais01
Sun 08 Apr 2012, 2:04 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5-6 L IS USM, Anybody got one?
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Re: Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5-6 L IS USM, Anybody got one?

I have one of these beasts and would not be without it.
Yep its heavy, but its so versatile negating having to carry around tow or three other bits of glass.
As with everything its down to personal choice but the 28-300 gets my vote every time.
by mais01
Sat 31 Mar 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Lakenheath & Mildenhall
Replies: 14
Views: 4646

Re: Lakenheath & Mildenhall

Mr Blake, you never fail to impress.
Superb matey all of em.
by mais01
Sat 17 Mar 2012, 1:20 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: £300 repair bill on my 7D
Replies: 22
Views: 3147

Re: £300 repair bill on my 7D

A quick flit aroudn a few consumer forums found this: Durability Durability is another recent addition to the definition of quality. How long should a dishwasher or a vacuum cleaner or a printer last? This is a very common source of complaint and one which manufacturers were always quick to turn bac...
by mais01
Mon 12 Mar 2012, 11:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hosepipe ban to be imposed in drought-hit parts of UK
Replies: 33
Views: 3091

Re: Hosepipe ban to be imposed in drought-hit parts of UK

Of course there is a water shortage, we are an island.
by mais01
Tue 06 Mar 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Heli Training Contract
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Heli Training Contract

FB Heliservices Contract Award To Provide Helicopter Flying Training and Support Services to the UK Ministry of Defence BASINGSTOKE, UK – Cobham Aviation Services is delighted to confirm that FB Heliservices has announced it has been awarded a four (4) year contract plus two (2) possible one year ex...
by mais01
Wed 01 Feb 2012, 9:25 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: More of Leconfields Lightning days
Replies: 29
Views: 10512

Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Stunning set some of the best i have seen in ages.
by mais01
Sat 28 Jan 2012, 6:18 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: ICE Hornet
Replies: 21
Views: 3160

Re: ICE Hornet

Cracking stuff, the hangar shot is my pick of the bunch very atmospheric.
by mais01
Sun 22 Jan 2012, 1:33 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Olympic Security Exercise London 19th Jan
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Olympic Security Exercise London 19th Jan

Its nothing more sinister than a flag pole with a poorly draped flag on it. :-)
by mais01
Fri 20 Jan 2012, 11:21 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Olympic Security Exercise London 19th Jan
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Olympic Security Exercise London 19th Jan

A few pics from the security exercise held in London this week. Weather on Thursday was shall we say challenging, windy, cold and and rapidly changing light. 1. http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/IMARLOW/DPP07DC0114163124.jpg 2. http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e81/IMARLOW/DPP07DC0114111127.jpg ...
by mais01
Thu 19 Jan 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Navy Lynx River Thames
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Navy Lynx River Thames

The Royal Navy Lynx taking part in the Olympic Security exercise on the River Thames today was:
ZD260 (315), for the number crunchers.
by mais01
Fri 14 Oct 2011, 8:15 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Is it worth taking out a Jessops Protection Plan?
Replies: 17
Views: 4467

Re: Is it worth taking out a Jessops Protection Plan?

Jessops can certainly be competitive with pricing. I bought the bulk of my gear from them a few years ago in one go and haggled a significant discount. Its horses for courses at the end of the day. I was lucky that those i delat with in store did know their stuff and i knew exactly what i wanted so ...
by mais01
Thu 13 Oct 2011, 6:36 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Is it worth taking out a Jessops Protection Plan?
Replies: 17
Views: 4467

Re: Is it worth taking out a Jessops Protection Plan?

Here's my take on things, and as recently as today. 28-300MM L lens dropped and damaged. Lens purchased from Jessops but covered under house insurance. Insurers by pure chance use Jessops as their preferred repairer, though as i found out all is not quite as it seems. In my case the lens was to be s...
by mais01
Wed 12 Oct 2011, 4:12 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Why doesn't Duxford support the armed forces?
Replies: 30
Views: 6477

Re: Why doesn't Duxford support the armed forces?

Judging by the tone of some of the replies, service personnel and ex service personnel are not expected to have an opinion on such matters. Thats fair do's i guess. Perhaps worth remembering however, a lot of the current military participation (not just Duxford) relies on service personnel giving up...
by mais01
Wed 12 Oct 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Why doesn't Duxford support the armed forces?
Replies: 30
Views: 6477

Re: Why doesn't Duxford support the armed forces?

An interestign one this. I guess my default stance has to be there should be a discount for Armed Forces personnel, if for no other reason than a mark of respect and acknowledgement for the service they provide ours and other countries. The extended arguement regarding bus drivers, farmers etc is pe...
by mais01
Mon 10 Oct 2011, 10:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This Goverment - are they just rubbish?
Replies: 882
Views: 72614

Re: This Goverment - are they just rubbish?

Well it does appear to be all rather messy and confusing doesnt it. Slippery old fox has been rumbled, i wonder who tipped off the press about that one. His answers have probably raised just as many questions, especially concerning financial matters as his answer was lesss than straightforward. Came...
by mais01
Fri 30 Sep 2011, 2:31 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Copyright breaches and results
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Copyright breaches and results

I do love the good old fashioned copyright fracas. From my own experience, i tedn not to mess aroudn anymore. If i find an image of mine used anywhere without my written consent, they get one chance to make amends or its a trip down to the County Court and issue a claim. A local rag didnt think i wa...
by mais01
Thu 18 Aug 2011, 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London Riots
Replies: 200
Views: 19407

Re: London Riots

Its also scary how quickly the mainstream media have dropped the story as if the problem has gove away. The vast majority of the rioters are still on our streets with exactly the same thought patterns (or lack of them) that motivated them to riot and they can simply do it again at will. I noticed t...
by mais01
Mon 15 Aug 2011, 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London Riots
Replies: 200
Views: 19407

Re: London Riots

Well what an interesting week it has been to say the least. As is usual we are seeing the ologists and learned academics along with various supposed community representatives all plying their views on the matter. Frankly I’m fed up hearing all the excuses and the cries of harsh judicial consequences...
by mais01
Mon 25 Jul 2011, 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amy Winehouse
Replies: 39
Views: 4287

Re: Amy Winehouse

There are many, many far more talenetd people on this planet than her who have lived quiet, unassuming lives and got no where. I really can't see what anyone saw in her. ....and close to 100 people in Norway, the vast majority of them in their teens, were killed in what will be on of the worst terr...
by mais01
Fri 08 Jul 2011, 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: News of the World to close....
Replies: 46
Views: 3587

Re: News of the World to close....

Its not been journalism’s finest hour would be putting it far too mildly, this whole episode has and will continue to be hugely damaging. The tokenistic demise of the News of the World should be seen as nothing more, it was hugely damaged anyway and would have been a financial burden on its owners f...
by mais01
Mon 09 May 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Met...
Replies: 259
Views: 20247

Re: The Met...

You can understand fully why there is so much mistrust in the way this matter has been dealt with: m Just an observation, the comments by one officer stating that Harwood was nto recognised and thought to be a City of London officer, in a much ealeir post there was a lot of debate about beign able t...
by mais01
Sat 07 May 2011, 5:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Met...
Replies: 259
Views: 20247

Re: The Met...

That means, I am not 'dying' over it, it means I don't care. It also means that I don't care of the entire senior management of the Met are hung on the Embankment, so long as it's done for something they did.... Bjcc, For someone who 'doesn't care' you've certainly written a lot of words in this th...