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12-24-2018, 12:00 PM - 2 Likes   #15571
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Merry Christmas to all 🎄

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobD Quote
Transit, you're forgiven.
thankyou my son

---------- Post added 25th Dec 2018 at 09:21 AM ----------

Merry Christmas...now as long as it dries up for boxing day...


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12-25-2018, 10:39 PM   #15573
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Merry Christmas...now as long as it drys up for boxing day...
Looks like it did nicely. Looking forward to seeing the pics 📷
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yep dry as a bone
please excuse usual crappy processing and one corner view

half the swingers were women
Here's Karl and Ronnie having fun



mid seventies BMW R100 with mid sixties rubber chased by XS650 with psycho swinger



speaking of rubber...no need to use all of it



The stunning Peter Hickman...current IoM Senior TT winner and record holder (135.452 mph )
Never saw the track before and won the Robert Holden Classic



Adam Chambers does the heat haze thing



Daniel Mettam does the thousand mile stare with Mitch Rees in front and Horst Saiger and Hickman coming



the unlucky Scott Moir...led every lap of the Robert Holden, took the lap record under 48 sec...
and got done by Hickman on the last corner !



all with the K-1 and F*300/4.5 and unseemly massive cropping


aaand a lame panning attempt with the DA-55-300 at the short end
150cc Gixer series is a hoot...15 horsepower and it's all about corner speed




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12-26-2018, 06:09 AM   #15575
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please excuse usual crappy processing and one corner view
Great coverage!

Now tell us which camera you really used, because we all know that you cannot take sharp actions shots with a Pentax.
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Now tell us which camera you really used, because we all know that you cannot take sharp actions shots with a Pentax.
Unless you are an exceptionally talented photographer like Transit
12-26-2018, 01:28 PM   #15577
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Seriously guys by now you should know it's white lens...
white lens sports all good ;-)


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Great photos. What number was Zak Fuller racing with at the Boxing Day round? Youíll possibly have some shots of him. Heís a relation of Fleurís and was doing pretty well on those Gixxers.
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Great shooting! No events like that around here in the depths of our dreary, foggy, damp winter... not in my corner of Hampshire anyway.
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Cheers Mate. If it's any consolation
it persisted down all Xmas day !
Great relief when boxing day arrived dry !

---------- Post added 28th Dec 2018 at 08:13 AM ----------

Rich, Zac was 4...won both races.I'll check
edit...sorry that was the only gixer shot

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12-28-2018, 03:05 PM   #15581
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The joke is, those old boards are quite safe. The asbestos content is low. You'd have to grind up the whole thing and snort it for it to be a problem.
Our meter is inside, so they can't read it. So, every month they send an estimate account that is always wildly wrong (under) and every month I ring them with the correct readings and they issue a revised (higher) bill.
I don't mind doing it - that way i know it's right. About once a year, they ask for a photo of the readings to be e-mailed through.
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I'm in the same situation. My power retailer recently became disestablished, and taken over by its parent company, which promptly sent an estimated bill that was about twice what we usually pay, even though they should have had access to records that show we never use that much power. I sent them actual readings, and they issued a new bill.
I'm looking at switching to a different retailer who is cheaper, and who assured me that if I can send them photos, that will be fine.

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When we moved into our new house I was told that I wasnít qualified to read the meter.

Was trying to let them know what the reading was, as I had no idea how much the previous owner had consumed prior to us moving in.

My 16-85 da lens just arrived, just in time for Christmas. So far seems very sharp, with low ca and very quiet AF.
I look forward to seeing some images from the 16-85. My Sigma 17-70 tends to my workhorse lens and it's faster at 2.8-4.5 and it has close focus which makes it a handy stand in for a true macro, but the DA is weather sealed and does have a greater zoom range. I do some photography with the Sigma wide open and it is sharp, but a lot of the time it sits around f7-f8, and under those circumstances the DA would be the more versatile lens.

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Likewise everyone. Hope you all have a fun festive holiday break.
Belated Christmas greetings too. At least I can wish everyone an upcoming happy new year before the event.

Gingerbread houses seem to be the order of the day. My daughter constructed one with friends too, although for some reason, they make me think of Hansel and Gretel more than Christmas.

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QuoteOriginally posted by microlight Quote
Great shooting! No events like that around here in the depths of our dreary, foggy, damp winter... not in my corner of Hampshire anyway.
Dreary, foggy, damp? I thought you were talking about our kiwi summer at first.
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16-85 seems to back focus when wide, so ill need to sort that. Will check and just hope itís linear/consistent across the zoom range.

Yeah wish it was faster, but sharpness/low CA wise itís really good from what Iíve seen so far.

Less sharp at the long end. Focus is quick and hopefully accurate.

Speaking of which, is anyone seriously after a good example of the WR kit lens? I wonít be needing my 18-55mm now, nor the 10 stop ND and circular polarising filter for it. Both of those are decent brands and all good condition.

Figure id ask here prior to trademe. (From memory thereís some weird rule around this sort of thing though so happy for mods to delete this if deemed inappropriate.)
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We went Lupin hunting today on a road trip to Lake Tekapo. Very nice day

Lenses FA 50 Macro for the flowers, and Voigtlander 20mm for the Lake.
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Lovely photos and area Ross.
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Lovely photos and area Ross.
Thanks Rich. We are a bit spoilt that it is only an hour away from home.
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