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Just a microentry for the moment. ^_^; I'm desperately behind with LJ at the moment, as I've been busy with rabbiteering since Monday, when I collected the lens rental I committed to back in February: a Nikkor 200-400mm f/4. Not exactly the best time for that to come about, but it did coincide, today, with the first day of the 2015 Royal International Air Tattoo.

I'm looking forward to seeing how a couple shots in particular turned out. ^_^ The day started off rather glum, but finished on a thoroughly summery note. Highlights: Osprey, A400M, Red Arrows, Battle of Britain tribute, the French team's Mirages, and the magnificent Vulcan, sadly only on display today (frustratingly, that was the craft I was aiming to see - originally, it had been due to fly on Friday only, but that changed later, once weekend tickets had sold out). I'm no military sort by any means, but the craft are - well, it's a heavily overused word, but, sometimes, "awesome" actually is fitting. ^_^ BTW, if you're an avgeek, RIAT are making live streams available for a modest fee, should you not be able to be there in person.

I did have to be a little mindful of the battery, I realised - but I seemed to be going through it at about the right proportion, given the flying hours. I hadn't quite realised how well it turned out until the end - 1% charge remaining, 1,879 photographs taken. =:D (I don't have a spare battery - in a very good afternoon's rabbiteering, I might wind up with around 300-400 shots. But here too, so much of the time, you've just got to try for the moment, and once in a while, something special emerges =:)

BTW, I can highly recommend RIAT with a supertelephoto as a great form of exercise. ^_^;

I'm not sure when I'll be able to catch up with LJ, but I know I need to. Possibly Sunday, as the weather everywhere looks like being dull, else Tuesday or Wednesday - I'll be dropping the lens off on Tuesday afternoon.

Otherwise, not a huge amount of news. But I'm doing what I can to change that. =:)
Thing is, even the busiest of rabbiteering days only ever sees maybe 400 shots at most! That said, I do tend to keep AF busy, sometimes tracking particular buns, if it loos like they've got something in mind - AF and metering goes through power surprisingly quickly, versus the act of actually taking the shot. It couldn't hurt to have a spare, though, just in case.

Ah, yes, GPS can be quite a drain - I recall as much on the iPhone 3G especially.

Ack! Not a shaver outlet? Though they're maybe more of a UK thing - no outlets in bathrooms, except for shaver outlets, good for quite low power draw, based on double isolated transformers, seemingly always offering 220 and 110.

I'm half tempted to try getting along to somewhere near the base to watch most of the craft departing, possibly including the Vulcan, but I'd need to research how feasible that'd actually be. And, importantly, how to actually get there, given the shuttle bus won't be running outside the event itself. Ah well. Maybe it'll fly one last time, at another event.