My current kit

Alastair Cummins

Well-Known Member
My current kit consists of A Nikon D40 which I bought off of Frank Baker a couple of years ago. I have a 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lense, though I rarely use the VR as im not sure its working %100 and it makes the camera very slow to focus.

Ideally id like to upgrade to something a bit more modern but as always money is an issue and I think il stick to saving up for a 70-300mm lense so I dont need to stand so close at some of the rallys I go to!

I also have a fairly old Fuji A400 point and shoot which isnt a bad little camera but me and it struggle a bit with poor conditions and zoom and so again id like to upgrade to something with a few more modern features :D
The 70-300mm is an excellent lens and well priced too. For anything better from Nikon there is a huge jump in price! Apparently the Sigma 70-300 is not so good. This pic was taken with my Nikon 70-300 AFS. Image quality is pretty good even when considering the amount of glass between you and the subject.

Bit of an update, today I bought myself a Nikon S8000 compact camera as my old Fuji A400 was getting on a bit and starting to much through batteries.

Spec for the camera is..

Image Sensor Type
Sensor Size
1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels
14.48 million
Effective Pixels
14.2 million
Image Area (pixels)
4320 x 3240(14M)
3264 x 2448(8M)
2592 x 1944(5M)
2048 x 1536(3M)
1024 x 768(PC)
640 x 480(VGA)
4224 x 2376(16:9)
Vibration Reduction
Lens shift VR
LCD Monitor Size
3 in. diagonal
LCD Monitor Type
wide-viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
LCD Monitor Resolution
921,000 Dots
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 100-1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 100-400, 100-800)
Storage Media
Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
Internal Memory
Approx. 32MB
Hi-speed USB
Lens Zoom
Lens Specification
5.4-54.0mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 30-300mm); f/3.5-5.6; Digital zoom: up to 2x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 600mm)
Focus Range

50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro mode: 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (∞)

And looking for the spec to paste on here, I got it for £40 less than Amazon from Argos :D :D

Hi Alastair this image was taken with my Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 Macro