Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 16 Apr 2015, 19:05

CitroJim wrote:Steve :twisted: You've said it [-X Malcolm will be twitching by now :lol:


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 21 Apr 2015, 21:48

Should have got mine around too then we could have had three red Xantias in shot...even if mine is a scruffier S2.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Apr 2015, 16:53

One word only to describe the Citroen Conservatoire.....

Bloody brilliant :-D :-D

Sorry, that's two. Not yet recovered from the amazing experience....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 23 Apr 2015, 20:25

Any pictures?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2015, 04:49

Xantianut wrote:Any pictures?


A few :) I'll post them when processed. I've posted a few on Facebook already...

Not long been back. Arrived back home at around 21:00 last even after a stunning drive back from Paris in Chris's HDi Xantia..

What a vehicle.. 260K on the clock, comfy as you like and never missed a beat on the whole trip.. Chris filled up at Calais and a fuel consumption check revealed a figure of 56MPG for the trip :-D

That is, by any stretch, magnificent!

It was a magnificent trip all-round and very much enjoyed :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 24 Apr 2015, 08:34

CitroJim wrote:
Xantianut wrote:Any pictures?


A few :) I'll post them when processed.



#-o
you aint bin sniffing that photo developer again Jim :shock: :-D :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2015, 09:13

citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Xantianut wrote:Any pictures?


A few :) I'll post them when processed.



#-o
you aint bin sniffing that photo developer again Jim :shock: :-D :wink:


No, been sniffing very fragrant French cheese Malcolm!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 24 Apr 2015, 13:50

CitroJim wrote:No, been sniffing very fragrant French cheese Malcolm!!!


thats probally on a pare though hun :yikes: #-o :-D :wink:

i can still smell developer, as my dad used to be the manager of a camera shop in Folkestone back in the 60's and 70's, he used to do all the developing and printing in our bathroom at home, he had a huge metal light box above the bathroom door, which had red and green lights in it
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 24 Apr 2015, 17:46

I think it would be the fixer you could smell Malcolm, that was pretty pungent.
Developers have very little smell.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Apr 2015, 04:57

Allegedly, like vinyl records, film photography is enjoying a great resurgence and one of the film makers, Ilford, are booming again...

Black and white seems to be especially popular again...

The reasons are slated as being more or less those that apply to vinyl....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DickieG » 25 Apr 2015, 06:22

CitroJim wrote:Allegedly, like vinyl records, film photography is enjoying a great resurgence and one of the film makers, Ilford, are booming again...

Black and white seems to be especially popular again...

The reasons are slated as being more or less those that apply to vinyl....

Mad fools, if only due to cost plus the latest DSLR's have the most wonderful autofocus systems able to cover just about every situation imaginable, can't see myself going back to film.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Apr 2015, 07:16

I do tend to agree Richard, it's a bit like all the faff involved in playing a vinyl record against playing a CD or MP3...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 25 Apr 2015, 07:26

DSLR....we could not do our Tank Restoration/Record books if we had to use film.......the thought of that is a nightmare !

I use a Nikon D90, the lens mounted anti-shake system is fantastic, and as many shots are hand held, deep inside on a stretched arm, the dslr is endlessly saving time and re-shooting. Believe me, you only want to move a 60.year old lump of steel coming in at 45 tonnes ONLY ONCE.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 25 Apr 2015, 07:56

CitroJim wrote:I do tend to agree Richard, it's a bit like all the faff involved in playing a vinyl record against playing a CD or MP3...


Yes and nowhere near as good sound quality as a CD. I don't believe all that audio "ambience" nonsense touted by the Vinyl lovers. Digital is better quality. End of. Some music might "feel" right on vinyl - early Beatles or Bill Hayley for example, but it's not better sound quality. It's like listening to Test match special on DAB. It's wrong. TMS should only be listened to on long wave, with the requisite pops, crackles and hiss of LW.

As for digital cameras. Well. My mum has about 60 photos of us when we were kids, sad really. There's a lot more could have been taken if film and developing weren't so expensive then. I've got thousands of my kids which they'll be able to cringe at in the future..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DickieG » 25 Apr 2015, 08:20

Stickyfinger wrote:DSLR....we could not do our Tank Restoration/Record books if we had to use film.......the thought of that is a nightmare !

I use a Nikon D90, the lens mounted anti-shake system is fantastic, and as many shots are hand held, deep inside on a stretched arm, the dslr is endlessly saving time and re-shooting. Believe me, you only want to move a 60.year old lump of steel coming in at 45 tonnes ONLY ONCE.

Nikon? I thought tanks used Canons.
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