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  1. Clactonian

    Air Show

    Yes indeed. We have yet to find out the full details of the tragedy which occurred during fine weather on a beach with a very shallow slope. You have to walk out a long way at low tide to get up to waist level. I understand they were part of a large party of day visitors enjoying their day with hosts of others. So sad.
  2. It is one of the Landrovers used in the filming of a James Bond movie Spectre, driven (in theory) by his female assistant Miss Moneypenny. It is on display at the British Motor Museum. Apparently they used 10 in filming just one sequence. They didn't all survive!
  3. A classic Landrover after Miss Moneypenny had finished with it and a few others.
  4. Well you'd certainly see that Merc coming. Sadly had to get rid of my standard 635CSi. The electrics started to play up big time. Pity as I happily would do 500 miles in a day with that.
  5. Clactonian

    Air Show

    Here are a few more ...
  6. Clactonian

    Air Show

    Thanks Maarten I take your point regarding the shutter speed and in retrospect I probably would have tried a slightly slower speed but rather as Maurice found, occasional forays into a different genre often find us wanting. This was taken with my old D2Xs with an older 70-300 lens and although it has VR it is not as trustworthy as current models. I therefore considered 1/320 second about as slow as I wanted to go with an equivalent 450mm at full stretch. I could cheat of course and use a touch of radial blur on the props but am happy with the sense of movement that I achieved. Life is full of compromises!
  7. Clactonian

    Air Show

    Just a few from previous Clacton Air Shows for those that might be interested ...
  8. Whetting my appetite for the the two day Clacton Air Show next week. Sadly no Red Arrows for the first time in years. I think they are in the States. The big attraction will be the night flying again, which is quite spectacular with lots of flashes and bangs. I'll post a few images in a separate thread so as not to steal Maurice's thunder.
  9. Yes, I agree. Much better.
  10. You have some great modern architecture in The Netherlands.
  11. The bottle and cocktail work nicely with the table and background colourise , but I can't believe a client would be so slap happy with the setup.
  12. Not the most popular bar in town! But then it doesn't have any bar staff.
  13. I take your point Dallas, but at the risk of being branded pedantic I cannot see that there is a wrong way to hold a camera. It is as you demonstrate a matter of personal preference depending on several variables, including which eye you favour.
  14. It varies, depending on camera, whether or not I'm crouching etc. etc. How can you be 'wrong' if you are comfortable and get the shot? Some people need to get a life!
  15. It is my understanding that the development period for new camera models is quite long (as opposed to simple model iterations), so it is quite feasible that the Nikon bean counters saw the bottom falling out of the compact camera market during this development period and prior to the launch of the DL range deciding at that point to cut their losses. The loss of the innovative Nikon 1 series is harder to fathom and I can only assume that it was dropped in order to concentrate on the full frame range, although it was never a big seller. Nikon marketing has always been curious.
  16. Whilst I have a couple of Leica lenses I have to agree that the Zeiss offerings are excellent. The Voigtlanders aren't too shabby either and very cheap second hand for those focal lengths rarely used. Had to smile at your description of the new digital Zeiss and can't disagree.
  17. Clactonian

    Pub lunch.

    Was he a burger and chips man too? A deadly combination when matched with motorcycling apparently.
  18. I note today that even the magazine editors' favourite FujiFilm reports revenue down 15.1% and income down 63.2%. No company is immune from market saturation. I am quite satisfied with my 24Mp cameras and in particular my digital Leica rangefinder with its minimum of bells and whistles, complete with manual focus lenses that should last a lifetime if well cared for. It's no good for action so that's when I have to succumb to the inevitable and turn to my all singing and dancing Nikons. However, I know which I prefer. 😁
  19. The camera industry is in a state of metamorphosis at the moment and none of the big players are covering themselves in glory and that includes Sony whose results are not that good considering the vast resources they have thrown at their obvious target of becoming number one in the industry. I know many that are far from happy with the constant updates that Sony are bringing to the table after they, the consumer have invested considerable funds in the latest model. What will be far more interesting is to see what happens over the five years or so as the industry as a whole moves over to mirrorless, which it inevitably will, and stabilises. I would not discount the traditional players who are seemingly slow to the table. Innovators are not necessarily the most financially successful in the long term.
  20. Clactonian

    Pub lunch.

    You surely can't be a 4/3rds fan and a healthy eating fanatic Mike. Whatever happened to a pint of best and a burger and fries?
  21. We can only ever shoot what's there unless of course we have a friendly rock climber in our bag.
  22. Wonderful rock formations and colours, beautifully shot. The icing on the cake for me would be something (?) to give a sense of scale.
  23. Clearly everything has its place including video. I just wish they wouldn't clutter up my stills cameras with that option. I have a dedicated little video camera and phone for that should I choose to use them.
  24. Clactonian

    Worn Out

    Trust you slim Jims to show off!!!
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