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In Topic: VARAC Vintage Grand Prix 2019 - Day 2 continued ...

Yesterday, 11:55 PM

Thanks, everyone.


The Mustang Shelby was the talk of the weekend.  Apparently, it is worth $250,000! I have no idea, but if it was, I wouldn't be racing it, that is for sure!  These guys (5 in Mustangs) were amazingly heavy on the gas pedal, fishtailing and driving extremely aggressive.  I guess they have money to burn.

The Vet was nice, held its own in the race.  A solid 3rd from what I could tell, behind two Mustangs.


Someone parked the latest version of a Vet in front of my house a few days ago.  My jaw dropped. It would appear to me that GM has finally got the front end, the middle and the back end to all be gorgeous at the same time.  Wow! I think I love Vets again!

In Topic: VARAC Vintage Grand Prix 2019 - Day 2

Yesterday, 11:50 PM

Thanks, everyone.


Dennis, a couple of thousand images to go through and I went light this time!  Amazing "keeper" rate.  I am really surprised.

In Topic: VARAC Vintage Grand Prix 2019

Yesterday, 11:48 PM

Thanks, everyone.


Dennis, it certainly is a killer set ....


mostly ... your wallet/bank account!  :lol:


In Topic: Nikon Rumours - Nikon CEO confirms there will be D5 Mirrorless Version

Yesterday, 11:46 PM

Thanks, Mark, we are all waiting to see this beast! :)

In Topic: Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF VR Initial Impressions

Yesterday, 11:43 PM

Good read.


In my opinion, a superb lens.  


The benefits outweigh the negatives by a country mile, in my opinion when you consider the cost savings.  I will wager, this technology will replace standard glass lenses.


Why do I say this?


After spending a day walking almost 6 km up and down hills and stairs to walkways crossing the track, I was nowhere near as tired as I have been in the past carrying my 200-400mm behemoth, by comparison. 


I am pretty fussy with image quality and honestly, if there is some, it is barely noticeable. I might still give the nod to the 200-400 in terms of superior image quality but there is a price to pay to haul that around versus this beauty.


What really impressed me was the focus lock.  It was fast and accurate. And, just as important, you can hand hold this thing with no worries.  Very impressive.