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by flashman8
Sun 14 Apr 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: New equipment.
Replies: 24
Views: 3822

Re: New equipment.

You can own and use the most expensive gear in the world, but if you have no idea how to get the bets from it then why bother...... :biggrin:

Its all about the person behind the camera......... :wink:
by flashman8
Tue 09 Apr 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: New equipment.
Replies: 24
Views: 3822

Re: New equipment.

Battery grip is a must I think, but don't go with a UV filter............
by flashman8
Mon 08 Apr 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Newark Air Museum News 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 11784

Re: Newark Air Museum News 2019

NAM Updater wrote:That sounds good, allow plenty of time for traffic around Newark on a Friday as it can be a bit congested!


That's why we now come off the A1 at the next junction (Coddington)....... :biggrin:
by flashman8
Tue 05 Mar 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Updating a 6 year old DSLR
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Re: Updating a 6 year old DSLR

one option would be to give yourself a budget, go to a dealer who has a range of makes in store and have a play.... :biggrin:
by flashman8
Tue 22 Jan 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £400
Replies: 27
Views: 6263

Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

No point spending loads a good camera body only to be able to afford to put a milk bottle on the front, its all about compromise.........camera bodies are replaced or upgraded by the makers more often than the lens............ I still use my Sony A700 that I bought 11 years ago, only recently have I...
by flashman8
Sat 05 Jan 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £400
Replies: 27
Views: 6263

Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

Elterwater, thanks for your reply, that’s just the sort of info I’m after. I’ve been looking at a Fuji XT1 which secondhand is reasonable, but I imagine the lenses are expensive. You may be able to assemble an outfit by buying second hand gear from these two places that I have used in the past, wit...
by flashman8
Fri 04 Jan 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Newark Air Museum News 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 11784

Re: Newark Air Museum News 2019

thanks for the road works info Howard, we now come off at the next junction at Coddington and come in from the other end, so much easier that negotiating the roundabout :biggrin:
by flashman8
Tue 25 Dec 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: What type of AF points to use for airshows?
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Re: What type of AF points to use for airshows?

I always use the centre focussing point, if you want to recompose so that the aircraft has space to fly into, then zoom out to give more space all round then crop. :biggrin:
by flashman8
Tue 25 Dec 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Samurai Spirit (The Last) of Hyakuri
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Samurai Spirit (The Last) of Hyakuri

Stunning images, :yahoo: been a long time since I saw an F4 in the air.........
by flashman8
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Which slide scanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

Re: Which slide scanner?

@AlexC..... :biggrin:


try here for a solution to your problem................ :wink:

https://www.hamrick.com/
by flashman8
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Where do people buy their second hand lenses from
Replies: 13
Views: 2028

Re: Where do people buy their second hand lenses from

I use these two for my second hand gear................ :wink:

http://www.mifsuds.com/

https://ffordes.com/

Keep looking at London Camera exchange, but have yet to buy from them.............
by flashman8
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - November 1st and 2nd 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Re: Star Wars Canyon - November 1st and 2nd 2018

great pics, always been a fan of the F16
by flashman8
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Hyakuri Phantoms
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Hyakuri Phantoms

Great video, been a long time since I saw one flying......................shame we cant have one on the airshow circuit............
by flashman8
Thu 01 Nov 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Changes to Flickr Accounts
Replies: 51
Views: 5486

Re: Changes to Flickr Accounts

We have only paid (give or take)£25 for a year.................. :biggrin:

that's a fair amount I think................ :smile:
by flashman8
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 5:41 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jaguar returning to flight?
Replies: 44
Views: 12179

Re: Jaguar returning to flight?

Re the afterburner issue.........

Cant they just modify the throttle gate to stop the throttle going into the afterburners.............. :smile:
by flashman8
Sun 16 Sep 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Printer recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Printer recommendations

That's the price I paid from Jessops, it came with 2 free 20 sheet packs of Canon A4 paper too.
by flashman8
Sun 16 Sep 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Printer recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Printer recommendations

I normally use A4 sized plain and different finish photo paper from the bottom tray with no problems, changing the stock when needed. When using the duplex function to print doubles sided on letters to family etc with pictures in, we don't get any smudging. All in all, its an excellent printer, I bo...
by flashman8
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Printer recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Printer recommendations

I have a 5 colour Canon Pixma ip7250, very impressive and not too expensive.


Its also wirless and with the Canon app on the phone, you can send pictures from around the world and print it at home
by flashman8
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Possible NAM Day/Night Photo Shoot
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: Possible NAM Day/Night Photo Shoot

sounds like a great idea to me Howard.............
by flashman8
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289766

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

. As always with VTTS, none of what they do makes a lot of sense and really, a bit of open dialogue would go a long, long way. Quite why their thinking and planning for fast taxying is a state secret is beyond my comprehension. Fair enough if they were a private organisation, but they're absolutely...
by flashman8
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF roundel query
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: RAF roundel query

iainpeden wrote:Just look at the F-35 (can't bring myself to call it a Lightning) - 2 greys - horrible.


I think the jet itself is horrible too................
by flashman8
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289766

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

The trust never have been and never will be transparent, (remember the incident where she got diverted to Coningsby with an undercarriage problem, they refused to say what the issue was) they work best behind closed doors and only communicate when they need money for `the peoples airplane`. As far a...
by flashman8
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289766

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

He has no answers to the questions, either that or he is looking up clever wording in the dictionary to try and confuse us all... :lol:

well, he is not going to admit online that it is definitely all gone pear shaped. :wink:
by flashman8
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Geoffrey Wellum
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Geoffrey Wellum

RIP Geoff, god bless..................Blue skies :sad:
by flashman8
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Lens recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 2298

Re: Lens recommendation

@Beefy.

As I am not a Nikon user, I don't read reports about Nikon lens`, I was just throwing out some ideas................ :biggrin:

But like most lens` out there, you will get good and bad copies of the same lens, not all are identical