Author: JC

Canon Camera Batteries

Some years ago I acquired a Canon EOS 7D DSLR, primarily for wildlife photography. I always fancied a shutter release in the portrait orientation so I bought a battery grip for it. That takes two batteries so, instead of lashing

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Campaign For Real English

Every now and then one hears things that jar; things that grate on the nerves; well, mine, anyway. There are at least two types of bastardization of our language going on. I was preparing to collect Carol from her return

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Lens Selection

I’d been debating about lenses to take with me on a wildlife trip to parts foreign, Namibia, in this case. If my subjects were to be wildlife only, the choice would be very straightforward; all I would need would be

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A Trip to Kew

Compare and contrast, both journeys being of similar distance (45mls vs 65kms). England: parking at LB station, £7.90 – off peak travel card to Kew Gardens, £21.00; Spain: parking at Xeraco station, FREE – return ticket to Valencia, ~8.50€. This

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Spare Wars Episode VI: The Empire Strikes Back

After a week or so, customer Skywalker eventually heard back from Mr Stormtrooper representing the empire, i.e. [email protected] He had been good to his word and had “further information” for me. I could, of course, have guessed pretty much what

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Spare Wars Episode V: Regrouping of the Landie

After a not unexpected period of silence, I recently received a completely unexpected subsequent email from my assigned Landie Grand Master representing [email protected], the one that was asking the dealers what Jaguar Land Rover supplied – akin to young Skywalker

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Spare Wars Episode IV

… in a galaxy far, far away … It must be in a galaxy far, far away because the Stormtroopers of the evil empire of Jaguar Land Rover are clearly on a different planet from me. OK, in Episode III

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Going Spare III

Repeat after me, “full-size spare wheel and tow bar”; in addition to being my mantra, this is a concept which seems to be almost lost on Land Rover when it comes to their otherwise delicious Discovery Sport model. The complexities

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Going Spare II

My on-going Land Rover “spare wheel and tow bar” saga has generated a little more information. The apparent story so far: you can have the holy grail of a full-size spare on a 150PS model (apparently because the 150PS does

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Going Spare

I know I’ve been silent for some time but we’ve been considering replacing our trusty, long serving tow car, a 2006 mark 2 Honda CR-V, a so-called SUV. It’s still a good car, though the technology is dated, and has

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