Go troll somewhere else, this thread is not about LFS progress it's about the online experience.
I guess I need to join the good old times club. I've always though that you got old (and useless for anything because old people are smelly and drool) when you said the words "it was better in the old days" and now I've fallen in to my own trap.
MRT and SO, those were the days. Saw if any good racers where on and joined them. If you want to have a good race nowdays, it needs to be at least semi-organised event or league. Had a blast in LX6 last night on our Thursday LX evening, the set was shite but I had fun and plenty of great battles. Proper fair racing.
It's still better what it was in the CTRA era, as Tristan put it, you had to drive with idiots for ages to just drive with your mates. Restricting your cars when you've been playing the game for years just doesn't serve a purpose, and I hope that CTRA will never come back in that form ever again.
The breakaway, if it happens, does have a lot of potential being awesome. They could bring back V12 engines and have several races in the same country (think Italy and tifoso) or have anything they like. I'm sure tracks can be arranged easily if you don't demand the 276 billions per race like Bernie and if you can bring a spectacle.
I don't care about the name, as said, the history has been made by the teams and drivers not FIA. Having 3 F1 World Champions on the grid is not bad for promotion though.
Good job Bob. Didn't have time to test your mod properly before today, and I got to say it's quite awesome. With the 28% restriction on Kyoto GP long with h-gate it's such a riot. Haven't had such a smile on my face while driving LFS in ages.
Well I just don't like AA-batteries. Don't have really anything that runs on them or a recharger. I did consider the upsides of AA power, but with a set of batteries and recharger it would have been quite the same. But I can't complain, I can take at least 1400 photos with one charge (one bar left).
As for the CA, I'm not sure if it was the lens or just bad jpg they complained on dpreview but you could see it on the pictures.
Ah, how on earth I end up explaining why I didn't buy a Pentax, it's not like it's a crime is it.
Now go label and name your precious old lenses you...you.
The Pentax k-m is definitely the cheapest in the low-end to buy. Personally it was a tough call between that and D60. But the Pentax using AA-batteries and the bad CA in jpg shooting lead me to buy the Nikon. The whatever Canon offers for around same price was just too much for me and felt overpriced compared to the D60.
Looking back it would have been wiser to not buy the kit (although the 18-55 VR is really nice) and take a body with the 18-135.
Anyway, it's really much down to personal choice and what you like, and what you intend to shoot. Which of course is hard to know before you have your first camera I guess.
Tomorrow morning the sun rises (on this height I live), at 3.19 (sets 22.47) and technically there is no night. At 19th (Midsummer) of this month the sun gets up at the most earliest at 3.14 and after that days get shorter and shorter when it gets up later every day. Further up north the sun just stays up and doesn't set.
Thanks, looks promising, especially the refurbished lenses are tempting...must resist.
I'm sure it will be ace. If I had been smarter I had bought something like that with a body and not the kit. How much did that thing set you back then?
Talking of which. Now when the US dollar is rightfully in the ditch again, is there any place that would ship Nikon lenses from US to Europe? Looking at the amazon list prices on the Nikon 55-200 VR AF-S DX lens, you'd save about 150 euros, and that's a lot in my books. But the problem is they don't ship that outside US. Is there some sort of areal distribution monopoly with camera gear, or does anyone know a place?