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'Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time'

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  • 'VERA' Captured! (but ...not very well)

    An early start to get to Duxford (failed with a three hour delay on the A505), finally got into the car park, near the Tank Museum. After a three hour delay what do you think the first thing a lot of people are going to want to do...exactly, and only...0

    14 Sep 2014 6:04PM  |  Read


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  • Chasing the Canadian Lancaster...

    A wild goose chase? Yes, so far. Overnight stay in Northamptonshire on a windy Saturday night ready for an early start to join the queue of traffic for the Sywell airshow. We had been keen to try to capture both the BBMF Lancaster and the Cana...0

    2 Sep 2014 11:27PM  |  Read


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  • Royal International Air Tattoo, 12 July 2014, RAF

    Rolled out of bed at 04.00, in an effort to avoid the usual road traffic chaos at my destination. It would have been an hour later if Id been on the bike but with my new lens (Canon 400 f5.6) with camera and battery grip, weighing 2.375 kgs and with...0

    13 Jul 2014 10:27PM  |  Read


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  • Canon - Last Chance.....

    Advance ticket purchased and off to RIAT 2014 on Saturday 11 July. Last time I'm going to bother going as it is too expensive, too crowded and fairly boring in terms of aircraft types. The 'Curse of RIAT' has struck me for the last 12 years on...0

    10 Jul 2014 6:42PM  |  Read


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  • Canon 7D Failure after repair.

    After returning camera to repairer two weeks ago received repaired camera back today. The fault was related to the original repair where a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) connection had not (connected). This was fixed at no charge, quite rightly so, as -...0

    15 Jun 2014 2:51AM  |  Read


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  • Further Canon 7D Failure

    After the camera was repaired (298) rebuilt with a new printed circuit board, I used it a few times, but every time I turned it on, triggering the auto dust cleaning facility, it failed to work and the error code '06' appeared. I reset the menu 'aut...0

    25 May 2014 2:06PM  |  Read


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  • Curse of Canon..

    Huayna Picchu, Peru. 8,920 ft above sea level, about 1,180 ft higher than Machu Picchu. Long hot vertical slog. Canon 7D 'Error 44'. Thanks. Changed batteries and CF cards - nothing. Fortunately it was toward the end of the second day at Machu a...0

    15 Apr 2014 10:44PM  |  Read


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  • Out With The Old - In With The New(er)

    After the disaster of my failed 3 year old Canon 18/55 zoom lens at RIAT this year, I sought information on the failure - if it was the lens or the camera, although my 7D worked OK with my 70/300mm lens. A quick 'Google' (what else) brought forth...0

    21 Aug 2013 7:10PM  |  Read


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  • The Curse of RIAT #2 2013

    Its gets sillier. I always disliked the Royal International Air Tattoo. It was never as good as the RAF Mildenhall show in its heyday during the Cold War. The organisers seem to relish the fact that they have a captive audience and have jerked up...0

    21 Aug 2013 5:41PM  |  Read


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  • The Curse of RIAT.....#1 2012

    Last year (2012) the RIAT stewards had me pushing my Honda Blackbird around a muddy field because the organisers do not comprehend that hyper bikes cannot easily be ridden through a quagmire. This was particularly tiring, especially as there was then...0

    21 Aug 2013 5:01PM  |  Read


    Views : 293