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Tom Radford

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  1. Wow!!! I'm sadly lacking in mechanical knowledge but that seems a lot of cash to pay out to keep a car on the road. I could understand if it was a vintage e-type or similar but could you not get a more reliable Disco? Friend of mine has one and by the way he talks i'm sure he'll have it for the rest of his life but it doesn't give him too much trouble - yet. You either get a good one or a bad one.. I got a bad one. I'm certainly not in the minority, I know people in my disco club who have spent double that. There aren't many parts left on the car I haven't replaced, including most of the chassis, auto gearbox, and most of the engine. Trouble is, I've spent so much on it, it seems silly selling it. I wouldn't want another type of car and I could buy another disco and end up with the same situation. Better the devil you know and all that! Anybody that spends £20k on an old Discovery has either got to much money or lost their marbles !!!! :lol: :lol: Well it certainly isn't the former!
  2. Wow!!! I'm sadly lacking in mechanical knowledge but that seems a lot of cash to pay out to keep a car on the road. I could understand if it was a vintage e-type or similar but could you not get a more reliable Disco? Friend of mine has one and by the way he talks i'm sure he'll have it for the rest of his life but it doesn't give him too much trouble - yet. You either get a good one or a bad one.. I got a bad one. I'm certainly not in the minority, I know people in my disco club who have spent double that. There aren't many parts left on the car I haven't replaced, including most of the chassis, auto gearbox, and most of the engine. Trouble is, I've spent so much on it, it seems silly selling it. I wouldn't want another type of car and I could buy another disco and end up with the same situation. Better the devil you know and all that!
  3. I've had my 2000 plate Land Rover Discovery for 3 years, and at the last count a few months ago, I'd spent just over £10k just keeping it on the road. That doesn't include any "niceties" just pure repairs, maintenance and spares. Bear in mind I do most of the work myself too, so that isn't just labour costs, that's actual parts spend. On the upside, its passed every mot first time, except the last one which was yesterday.. I forgot to check the wipers and one was split, so it failed on that!
  4. I have two, the seamaster and the planet ocean. I also used to have the submariner but sold that some while ago. Personally I can't fault them, the bracelet on the PO is a little cheap, but the watch holds excellent time. My seamaster actually holds better time than my father in laws real seamaster. When comparing them side by side, there really wasn't a lot in it considering the huge price difference. For a nice looking watch that works well, I don't think the price is all that bad.
  5. The Nikon d40 is incapable of autofocus as it doesn't have a focus motor inside it, the focus is done in the lens. So, If it stopped working, it was a fault in the lens you were using, not the camera. Hence why a new lens fixed it.
  6. D300 is bigger than the D70, and heavier.
  7. Great cameras overall, but they are getting on a bit now. High ISO isn't great, 1600 is probably about the limit I'd use. Built like Brick outhouses and nicely weighted. Everything is on buttons where you need it, so its very easy to navigate. If you want better high ISO image quality, but don't mind sacrificing the build and ruggedness, then the D7100 is a better buy.
  8. Good choice. I had an X10 for a while and an X100, and Im just about to buy an X-E2. Fuji's are great cameras and have a special feel. The X10 is very nice indeed. Please be aware though almost all short comings in equipment is usually actually down to the user, especially at macro distances.
  9. Tom Radford

    Go Pro

    Open the back and pull.. It's just held on with a metal bar in a plastic clip. You can be quite rough, its unlikely you'll break it. They are pretty simple to use, even more so if you download the relevant app for iPhone or android. Just beware the battery life on them isn't great, so short clips are often better then letting it run, depends on what you are shooting of course.
  10. Bb code is still there on flickr, they have just moved it and not told anyone. Click the share icon, then the pin icon..
  11. Meteors didn't get into service until the near end of the war, ME262's were in a bit earlier. If you are ever in the area, pop in to here and have a nosey. Ive been involved for over 20 years and my father is the restoration manager. www.jetagemuseum.org
  12. I recently bought one, to go alongside my GF1, Nikon D700, and 550D. And I totally disagree with the above comment. Its fantastic. The image quality is superb, even at high ISO. The JPGS are amazing, although Im still shooting RAW+JPG and editing the RAW to my taste, I could easilly just rely on the Jpgs. The lens is SHARP! like proper cut yourself sharp. It has its quirks, but its part of the charm. The autofocus isnt that bad, easilly on par with the GF1. The optical viewfinder is superb, as is the EVF. It takes some getting used to the paralax, but its not too bad. Make sure the firmware is updated to the latest, as it irons out a lot of the issues first encountered. I havent used my D700 since I bought this, its that good, and I take it everywhere with me, unlike the D700!
  13. Try a pro spec Nikon or Canon DSLR. Built the same if not better than an OM1n. Not sure what model you are describing here, but Ive always found Oylmpus bodies to be a bit flimsy. I guess that hasnt changed.
  14. One of my favs DSC_7664.jpg by TCR4x4, on Flickr
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