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by rockfordstone
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 14859

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

James Cutting wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:00 pm
rockfordstone wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:47 pm

hopeful......


RIAT is just hinged off hope :lol:

Nice to see a theme too!

yeah i agree, the themes are promising
by rockfordstone
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 14859

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

We're very excited to share with you that, subject to operational tasking, we are hopeful the UK F-35B Lightning and new RAF P-8A Poseidon will appear at this summer's Air Tattoo, representing the airshow's two themes for 2020; Fast Jet Combat Air Power and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissan...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 14859

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

James Cutting wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Seems like it :lol: The usually have announced a couple by now... :S

Yes, I know it's only January, but the last few RIATs have had something by now lol
the cynic in me is thinking they'll wait until the tickets go full price
by rockfordstone
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 14859

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

I would have thought with the volatile state of the word's security at the moment it would be very hard to tie down any show participants at the present time. not sure how that affects display teams like the frecce and reds etc. even if we end up at war with Iran, i can't imagine we are going to se...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: FRIAT 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 4065

Re: FRIAT 2020

StrawdogUK69 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:58 am
Is there a theme to the 2020 show ? I can't seem to find a mention of it. Please note...I'm 57 so eyes maybe playing up.....
80th anniversary of battle of britain i think
by rockfordstone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: FRIAT 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 4065

Re: FRIAT 2020

One thing I would suggest, if you venture away from the beer :lol: and drink the free water. Take some juice too take the edge of the water. It doesn't taste the best, my mate usually remembers to take one of those Robinson fruit shoots. Much better in 18 it didn't matter what it tasted like as it ...
by rockfordstone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: FRIAT 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 4065

Re: FRIAT 2020

this is my first year doing FRIAT, but traditionally I go to RIAT with a battery pack to charge phones/back up camera batteries on.
by rockfordstone
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Coningsby opening times week Commencing 7th October 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Coningsby opening times week Commencing 7th October 2019

Currently in Leeds and considering popping down there on my way back. Is it as busy as Lakenheath can be?
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: what lens to buy

if you are not sure what lens you want, then at this stage don't spend any money. keep saving, keep practicing then when you know what you need, you can be sure your money is well spent. one other small point that i find helps. with continuous focus, if your focus is linked to your shutter button th...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: what lens to buy

it's a good enough camera (ultimately, all cameras will do the same job), but in the aviation game i wouldn't be upgrading to a camera which has less frames per second personally. listen, i'm not going to tell you how to spend your money, but from your photos i've seen, and the conversation you hav...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: what lens to buy

it's a good enough camera (ultimately, all cameras will do the same job), but in the aviation game i wouldn't be upgrading to a camera which has less frames per second personally. listen, i'm not going to tell you how to spend your money, but from your photos i've seen, and the conversation you have...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: what lens to buy

just seen you have a 7D. hate to be a kill joy mate, but you have 18mp's on there. so unless you are cropping to print onto a massive print, that's more than enough for most use. the next step up will likely be 24 mp's which really isn't going to make that much difference. more megapixels does not i...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: what lens to buy

i wouldn't bother with such a small step up to 400. if you are going to upgrade from a 300, i think you'd want to extend up to a 600. cropping doesn't instantly mean your picture will be soft. that will be focus as much as anything. if you haven't got the camera set right, learnt how to pan the sub...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: what lens to buy

i wouldn't bother with such a small step up to 400. if you are going to upgrade from a 300, i think you'd want to extend up to a 600. cropping doesn't instantly mean your picture will be soft. that will be focus as much as anything. if you haven't got the camera set right, learnt how to pan the subj...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: need help with camera settings
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: need help with camera settings

Duxford is a pig to get right with the light there.
i shoot manual and i never go beyond about iso 200 for props.
i'm normally end up around iso 200, 1/200th @ F10 ish on a bright day at duxford
by rockfordstone
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Duxford Air Festival May 19
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Duxford Air Festival May 19

Bit later than others have been on this (sorry), but thought it was about time I shared my take on Duxford Air Festival. I ended up doing both days and friday afternoon. It was as usual a challenging show with the heavily documented sun location and the incredibly changeable weather, and it was my f...
by rockfordstone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 152464

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

i think it's a nice addition. yeah it's not military, but it's something different
by rockfordstone
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019

Fisherking wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:06 am
Some great shots there, well worth the effort, great shot of the tonka
Trevor
thank you, it came in with very short notice so wasn't able to compose it up as well as i'd have liked. this was the only keeper out of a blast on the continuous. photoshop is a saviour at times
by rockfordstone
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 948

RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019

I finally did. I finally lost my Lakenheath virginity!! I've been meaning to go down there for a long while. I mean, it's only 45 minutes or so from where I live so I just had to right? Anyway, I popped down there and took some photos. Here are some of them. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7910/47307...
by rockfordstone
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19

Good to see them aired for the massif who didn't get a ticket for the near 'exclusive event' today. Weather so nearly played-ball too by the look of it. In shots 2 & 4 the 'specials' appear to have some new retirement sensor fitted above the canopy ;) but I see they are gone in the air-to-air shots...

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