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by sft
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 910
Views: 287092

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Regarding Mildenhall not being of interest to Marshalls.... isnt the major issue the US 2 pin 110volt electrical system?
by sft
Tue May 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: USAF USE OF PRESTWICK
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: USAF USE OF PRESTWICK

I was told of another issue at Mildenhall - that any transiting pax were not housed locally, but in a hotel some distance away near Saffron Walden
by sft
Sat May 04, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Mirrorless or not?
Replies: 47
Views: 3386

Re: Mirrorless or not?

Hello slogen51 - yes those file sizes I quoted (D800) are for RAW. After cropping to suit it really is only a couple of clicks on nikons capture program to get them sorted.
by sft
Sat May 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Mirrorless or not?
Replies: 47
Views: 3386

Re: Mirrorless or not?

If you or indeed anyone can afford it - then get a full frame - which it sounds like you are in agreement. Your concern about the size of files is however a valid one. But and this is a big but - I have a D800 full frame by the way - you can easily and rapidly switch it to 1.2x or 1.5x. So I not onl...
by sft
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Yet another day in paradise 20/3/19
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Yet another day in paradise 20/3/19

I think the choppers at Skegness were on a training exercise with the local coastguard.
by sft
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Heritage Area
Topic: RAF Scampton after 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: RAF Scampton after 2019

No such thing as "European investment".... the EU gives us nothing, because every penny they distribute originated in Westminster.
by sft
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Budget DSLR For Novice?
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Budget DSLR For Novice?

From what you have said, I think you would be far better choosing a good bridge camera. I have a number of DSLRs, both full frame and digital, but I really only use them for those dedicated trips to airfields. The rest of the time, like out walking, visiting places, holidays etc, I reach for a bridg...
by sft
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Parking at LN
Replies: 52
Views: 6994

Re: Parking at LN

Those of us who are approaching fossildom, well remember the days when the number of enthusiasts at an airfiled, could be counted on one hand and even for major events I dont recall any parking problems. Perhaps our numbers have drastically increased, but certainly more of us are retired or able to ...
by sft
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: WX., Thursday 11th inst.
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: WX., Thursday 11th inst.

Try xcweather.co.uk its simply the best.... has all the most recent actuals for military and civvy airfields, plus a few more.
by sft
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: 02/06 Lincoln
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: 02/06 Lincoln

Three 1sq at CBY that evening were 314, 319 and 344.... perhaps the 4th was unmarked.
by sft
Fri May 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Coningsby Fri 4th May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: Coningsby Fri 4th May 2018

Yes, more than likely as the fuselage of ZJ809 was noted a few days ago outside the hangars.
by sft
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: 1.4 teleconverter on a Nikon 300 f4 prime
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: 1.4 teleconverter on a Nikon 300 f4 prime

For sharpness it depends on the quality of your converter. I would not waste your money on cheap telecons, as they are usually poor. If you can afford it then stick to Nikon, (but very expensive new, but not so bad 2ndhand), or as an alternative try Kenko Pro. I use a 2x kenko pro with a nikon 300 f...
by sft
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Runway rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 3147

Re: Runway rebuild

Everything in London costs more.... it helps to make our country uncompetetive! You get more bang for your buck in the regions, which begs the question why does our rotten Govt continue to plough many times more per head into our prosperous capital and ignore the neglected regions of England and Wal...
by sft
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Nikon TC-17EII x1.7 teleconverter *SOLD*
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Nikon TC-17EII x1.7 teleconverter

Nikon teleconverters are meant for their af-s f2.8 lenses. If you are after more reach then you should also consider getting another lens. Their 80-400 can be had reasonably priced on ebay, or if you want a quality prime then the AF 300 f4 d lens is good value.
by sft
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Tomorrow 24/10/17
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Tomorrow 24/10/17

Dont forget they are on nights this week....
by sft
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support
Replies: 19
Views: 4595

Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

The door pins are in and locked, its just the handle on the exterior thats not in its correct position.... no real problem, though in the civvy world this is usually noticed and pointed out to the crew.
by sft
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Scampton
Topic: Scampton Air Show
Replies: 215
Views: 46443

Re: Scampton Air Show

We have very few airshows these days, so I have to say its good to have another one in the calendar.... and happy they decided on a different month to July, as we all know that month can get rather busy, with little else afterwards. Personally, I like a mix of some modern and some warbirds. Also man...
by sft
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Scampton
Topic: Scampton Air Show - Saturday 9th September 2017 LOG
Replies: 24
Views: 6335

Re: Scampton Air Show - Saturday 9th September 2017 LOG

The Alpha jet would be E42/705-TA and your static list is missing the Lansen 32542 SE-RMD "23"
by sft
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: jet provost into tollerton 1800 05/05
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: jet provost into tollerton 1800 05/05

I have not seen it on the ground, but I think it may be the camouflaged G-PROV
by sft
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Coningbsy Open Times Week Commencing 21st August
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: Coningbsy Open Times Week Commencing 21st August

It means the base is closed until 0830 UTC on 21-24 and on the 25th until 0800... so flying will commence afterwards.

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