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by TankBuster
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Budget DSLR For Novice?
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: Budget DSLR For Novice?

Hi all, I'm still undecided on which camera to go for. I quite like the attraction of an all in one bridge camera, but it's just that long range zoom quality that I'm not sure about. I'm just wondering which cameras can go long range without suffering from a deterioration in image quality. The searc...
by TankBuster
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Budget DSLR For Novice?
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: Budget DSLR For Novice?

One camera I've looked at was a Nikon Coolpix P900. Has anyone used, or able to give their thoughts on this model?

Cheers,
TankBuster
by TankBuster
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Budget DSLR For Novice?
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: Budget DSLR For Novice?

The cameras which I currently use are a Nikon Coolpix L340, and a Canon SX170. Both cameras are good for portraits, close ups and landscapes. However, at long range and against fast moving objects the cameras clarity really deteriorates. My favourite of the two is the canon for its size and ease of ...
by TankBuster
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Budget DSLR For Novice?
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: Budget DSLR For Novice?

Hi,

Yeah that's a good point. Daft head aren't I :lol: .

Total spend is the £400-£500 mark.

Cheers!
by TankBuster
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Budget DSLR For Novice?
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Budget DSLR For Novice?

Hi all, Before posting this I've been trawling through old posts looking for advice on a budget DSLR set up for a newbie. I'm just looking for a DSLR which can be used for all round photography plus a lens for all round photography and another zoom lens for the occasional fast aircraft shot. I'm not...
by TankBuster
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bomber Command Memorial vandilised
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Bomber Command Memorial vandilised

Just slam their fingers in a car door, to553rs :grr:

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RIP John Wilson
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: RIP John Wilson

"Look at that, what a clonker"

John was a childhood favourite of mine who's books and programmes were always a go to reference for tips on fishing, many of them are still put to good use today!

Tight lines John.

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tornado's
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

Re: Tornado's

I think it's now down to around 20 airworthy Tonkas?

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Reapers Benty Bash 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Reapers Benty Bash 2018

Great pics there! Me and my son were on the walk too, we had a really enjoyable day. Sad to see some of those FGR.2s looking in such a sad state, I believe they are all up for sale on the Everett Aero website. I also noticed several Tornado front windscreen assemblies lined up on the ground along wi...
by TankBuster
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Clacton Airshow - 23rd-24th August 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Re: Clacton Airshow - 23rd-24th August 2018

Great show on Thurs, but I couldn't make Fri :( . Highlights for me from Thurs were the Hangar 11 Mustang (some superb manoeuvres from that) & The Great War Display team :thumbs: . The Reds were good, but it certainly wasn't the best display I've ever seen them do. I think the patchy cloud was causi...
by TankBuster
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK Low flying 1970s, 1980s
Replies: 31
Views: 3635

Re: UK Low flying 1970s, 1980s

One of my most vivid memories of 1980's low flying is when a solo Phantom FGR.2 from 56sqn at Wattisham was flying circuits around Brightlingsea in Essex one afternoon. It was flying a triangular circuit and it went around several times before bu@@ering off! The noise was incredible and it was so lo...
by TankBuster
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?
Replies: 56
Views: 6216

Re: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?

Not seen any sign of a gun on the aircraft. I had a good look at this pic of the F-35B and couldn't see any guns at all :D ...

http://www.stickpng.com/assets/images/5 ... 2f3e3e.png

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK thunderstorms. Friday 27th July 2018.
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: UK thunderstorms. Friday 27th July 2018.

Clear blue skies here in Colchester and was hitting 30 degrees at 09.30 this morning.
No sign of any storms yet, but I could see the high anvils out to the west which were the storms floating up the western edge of East Anglia this morning.

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What is your top 3 aircraft of all time
Replies: 59
Views: 3921

Re: What is your top 3 aircraft of all time

I could answer this with many aircraft, but if I had to be hard on myself and strictly just pick three I'd go with these...

Avro Vulcan
A-10 Thunderbolt II
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off
Replies: 145
Views: 14377

Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Headancer wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:06 am
Move to Valley ?
Realistically, I think this would be VERY high on the list for where the Reds would re-locate to. We shall see...

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off
Replies: 145
Views: 14377

Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Could the Reds go to Wattisham?..

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: P-38H Lightning 42-66841
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: P-38H Lightning 42-66841

Many thanks for the info, hopefully its going to remain in the UK and eventually take to the skies again one day. A lovely aircraft!

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tempest - Britain's new stealth fighter
Replies: 47
Views: 6437

Re: Tempest - Britain's new stealth fighter

Thinking about how long it takes to tweak out the gremlins in new aircraft projects then I think this design will probably be coming online way past 2035 and no doubt with increasing costs too!

Perhaps F-35As would be a more sensible and cost effective way to go.

TankBuster
by TankBuster
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: P-38H Lightning 42-66841
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

P-38H Lightning 42-66841

Hi all, I was reading an article in an old Flypast mag from Feb 2015 about the above P-38 which was imported into the UK from Australia. The aircrafts last known whereabouts was in the care of Richard Grace at Bentwaters. I know that the Graces' no longer operate from Bentwaters, but whatever happen...
by TankBuster
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF 100 Flypast
Replies: 125
Views: 17748

Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Beautiful day now, cloud is clearing nicely. Hopefully the ground crews have successfully got all the participating aircraft fully serviceable & that the aircrews can put on a flypast that we'll remember for years! Big thanks going out to our RAF for everything they do for our country. Enjoy your sp...

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