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    DPReview best enthusiast long zoom cameras...

    DPReview best enthusiast long zoom cameras
    https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/buying-guide-best-enthusiast-long-zoom-cameras
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    The enemy of someone looking for new kit is those...

    The enemy of someone looking for new kit is those dastardly marketing people trying to get us to value a tiny incremental improvement at some ridiculous price...

    I like this site for camera...
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    Used to work with a bloke who raced motorbikes. ...

    Used to work with a bloke who raced motorbikes. When asked what kind his reply was always "a blue one". Apparently he'd had loads of blue ones which all look the same to the uninitiated.
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    Seems that the R5 and R6 really are the real...

    Seems that the R5 and R6 really are the real Canon replacements for the venerable SLR format. With all the wonderful high resolution screens available, at last the digital tech can take over from...
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    That Nikon is a very compact camera given the...

    That Nikon is a very compact camera given the range and length of the lens. Good to see the strength of it with that clout yours had.

    Lovely photos. Warm, sunny... only been a week since we had...
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    Micro four thirds? Much smaller and lighter...

    Micro four thirds? Much smaller and lighter lenses than full frame with a x2 crop factor. Olympus M1 mk3 or M5 mk3 with their long lenses.
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    Anathema: rather good prog band. A Fine Day to...

    Anathema: rather good prog band. A Fine Day to Exit and Hindsight are great albums.
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    Often wonder what her weekly audiences with...

    Often wonder what her weekly audiences with Thatcher would have been like.

    Certainly been enjoying watching The Crown.
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    Am only commenting on the ratios of people who've...

    Am only commenting on the ratios of people who've died with Covid in England between Feb and Sept 2020 (30,000), to the number of people who've died with Covid and no other conditions (1,400) of...
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    Had a look at the NHS statistics for covid...

    Had a look at the NHS statistics for covid (https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/)

    Pulled down the WEEKLY file for 24th September (N.B. this is for...
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    Has anyone a link for a neoprene neck seal that...

    Has anyone a link for a neoprene neck seal that will fit in to a SiTec Quick Neck?
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    Dunno about knowing my stuff, but I've had a few...

    Dunno about knowing my stuff, but I've had a few torches so have an opinion.

    I do prefer the sharper edges which in 'snotty' water produces less back scatter. I also like to have the option of a...
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    Lets face it, the only camera that counts is the...

    Lets face it, the only camera that counts is the one you've got in front of the subject.

    Having a big camera rig, or anything with a couple of handles and light, is a right faff during descents...
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    Had both neck and wrist seals tear last weekend. ...

    Had both neck and wrist seals tear last weekend. Kubi wrist seal's about 5 mins to replace. Sitec Quick Neck about 10 mins.

    Biggest challenge is trimming the size; must ensure any seal trimming...
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    Revo offer 2 litre 300 bar carbon cylinders as an...

    Revo offer 2 litre 300 bar carbon cylinders as an option.

    It's really useful to know that carbon cylinders bring, errm, potential issues with lifespan and care.

    Colin's bailout tins do look...
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    Could you fly with your carbon cylinders? ...

    Could you fly with your carbon cylinders? (Remove valve, etc.) Can get lead anywhere.
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    I don’t have a problem to solve per se. I do...

    I don’t have a problem to solve per se. I do know of someone with a rebreather rig that’s too heavy for him and merely wondered if this could be a potential solution. Also my rig needs no weight in...
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    Carbon cylinders - thoughts?

    What are carbon cylinders like for a rebreather?

    Are they particularly fragile?
    Do they have a fixed life?
    Do they need a lot of care and specialist "testing" centres?
    Would you put...
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    Almost looks like the integer part is one type...

    Almost looks like the integer part is one type face and the fractional part another. That would explain the dotty ohs.
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    Basically pointless in the UK where external...

    Basically pointless in the UK where external lighting's generally necessary. If you leave it on, all torch beams become red (and because there's no viewfinder, you don't know this). Better to do...
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    Spectator running an article...

    Spectator running an article today asking if Johnson might quit.

    Brexit + Covid + dictatorial government = perfect storm.
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    Now youíve got it, whatís it like? Is the...

    Now youíve got it, whatís it like? Is the housing really solid? Is it obvious when itís closed, or more importantly when itís not closed? Can you power the GoPro on and off when the housing is...
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    Another Ďvote' for a Paralenz. Itís expensive but...

    Another Ďvote' for a Paralenz. Itís expensive but Iíve not flooded it in 18 months down to 75m. But thereís no screen, although the most recent version does have a tiny screen. The user interface...
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    An emotional rollercoaster. Brilliant film. ...

    An emotional rollercoaster. Brilliant film. Terrific filming.

    Also recommend "My year with the octopus" - a divorced marine biologist installs a large fish tank in his front room for his pet...
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    My masks (one I wear and backup mask) are shoved...

    My masks (one I wear and backup mask) are shoved into my fin pockets after a dive and stay there until they're taken out on the next dive, spat in, and put on my face/in my pocket. They definitely...
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