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TreVoR

Croft Historic Weekend

I have never been to this event before which is a crime seeing as Croft Circuit is less than 10 minutes drive from me.

Some of the photos aren't great if I'm honest. I wish I hadn't sold my SLR in many ways and may need to get a small SLR with a super zoom lens for these sorts of things. Action shots are hard with a electronic viewfinder and screen.

Anyway, some of you may recognise TV Chef James Martin - he was racing the Mini - (how he fitted in it I don't know as he isn't exactly a slim chap in real life).

The highlight of my day was the starting of the Roll Royce Griffon V12 - this was meant as a replacement to the Merlin that powered the Spitfire.











































































































































































TreVoR

Boxer6

Some truly stunning machinery there Mark. Thanks for the photos too .... they weren't that bad!!  
TreVoR

Boxer6 wrote:
Some truly stunning machinery there Mark. Thanks for the photos too .... they weren't that bad!!


Too kind.   The camera is a Fuji bridge camera which generally does take very good photos but action shots are nigh on impossible to get right due to lag and the time taken to store images.

The focus can also be fooled and it is hard to tell on a screen in bright light and impossible on a lcd viewfinder.  

I am currently browsing the Nikon D3100s as they are very reasonable now that the 3200 has come out.  Decisions, decisions.
Moto

I'm certain I saw the maroon e-type convertible coming out of York thus am on the A19.
Beautiful weather, top down, sounded lovely.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Looks like a great day - the Griffon is one of my favourite things - some of the later Spitfires with it fitted were among the fastest piston-engined aircrafy ever. Contra-rotating props too - cool!
TreVoR

Moto wrote:
I'm certain I saw the maroon e-type convertible coming out of York thus am on the A19.
Beautiful weather, top down, sounded lovely.


It was actually an unusual metallic bronze colour.  It was very nice!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

TreVoR wrote:

I am currently browsing the Nikon D3100s as they are very reasonable now that the 3200 has come out. Decisions, decisions.

Try to spend a bit more and get the D5100  
http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/cat4.html
TreVoR

Chris M Wants a V-10 wrote:
TreVoR wrote:

I am currently browsing the Nikon D3100s as they are very reasonable now that the 3200 has come out. Decisions, decisions.

Try to spend a bit more and get the D5100
http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/cat4.html


Spotted those on my research travels through the net and it is my preference.

Ordered. My last SLR was a Dynax 7D which came out in 2004 so I was due a new one as the technology has improved so much over the years.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

I bought my SLR in 1997 - it uses film, not these new-fangled pixel thingies.
TreVoR

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
I bought my SLR in 1997 - it uses film, not these new-fangled pixel thingies.


I have one of those somewhere too. I also have a load of film in the freezer.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

It's not getting film that's the problem, more finding somewhere to process it without charging an arm and a leg. The other thing I find is that I take my compact digital everywhere because it's ... well, compact ... whereas taking the SLR and all its lenses meant planning.
TreVoR

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
It's not getting film that's the problem, more finding somewhere to process it without charging an arm and a leg. The other thing I find is that I take my compact digital everywhere because it's ... well, compact ... whereas taking the SLR and all its lenses meant planning.


That was the reason I sold my old DSLR and bought the bridge camera. It was a properly heavy thing though. I should be able to manage with a two lens kit.

Processing is less than 10 including scanning for slide film.
PhilD

Re: Croft Historic Weekend

TreVoR wrote:







SOTW
Michael

The S standing for Spot or Shed?
PhilD

Straw hat
Boxer6

Michael wrote:
The S standing for Spot or Shed?


Yes.
woof woof

There's some great looking cars there. I think I was born too late.

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