My camera gear consists of old and new. The new cameras I have are Olympus E-System cameras and a selection of lenses. I have the
E-30 and E-500. Lenses for this system are 14-54mm Mk II, 17.5-45mm, 35mm Macro, 40-150mm, 70-300mm. I have a collection of old 35mm
Olympus Om cameras. This comprises of the )M-1n, )M-2n, OM-2n Black, OM-4, OM-10, OM-20, OM-30, OM-40. I have the following Zuiko
lenses. 28mm f2.8, 35mm f2.8, 50mm, f1.4, 50mm f1,8, 135mm f2.8 and the 20mmm f4. I also have some non Zuiko zooms and a 500mm mirror.
I have an old Olympus bellows set Some of these items are pictured below. I also have some old 35mm compact cameras. They are
the 35RC, 35DC, 35SP, 35 EC, Pen EE, Trip 35 and a Rank Mamiya 4B.
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My Bikes. Suzuki SV650S and a Yamaha DT125R.
And the guys from American Chopper visit the Ace Cafe.
This is the awesome Honda CRM250AR. I want one. This bike was a breakthrough and probably holds the title of the best green laner
ever!! Power delivery was good throughout the range especially for the low end. This was because of the Active Radical technology
on the 2 stroke engine. Honda developed a way of minimising emmissions and improving fuel economy on the 2 stroke and got 99% of the
way there with this godlike machine. This was pretty much the pinnacle of the 2 stroke trailie and not long after that the emphasis
went to 4 stroke. It's a sad moment in the motorcycle world that 2 strokes are disappearing. They are the best small engined bikes,
easy to fix, bomb proof and powerful. And this one is gorgeous.
This is the Yamaha DT175. One of the best green laners and certainly the best in the DT family. This bike has an incredibly strong
power train and if it could grip, it would easily climb a brick wall. Light and easily thrown around, this machine was the total package.
I had one in 86, and it was fantastic. The one here has been restored to show room condition and was up for sale for £2,500. If I
had the money, it would be in my hands already. It's a beautiful looking bike and like I said before, one of the best from the golden
age of 2 stroke trail bikes.
Suzuki SV650S, 73 BHP, 130 MPH, 4 stroke V twin sports. Nice bike but difficult to throttle, very twitchy and slows very quickly when
you throttle off. For someone used to 2 strokes, that's hard on the nerves.
Yamaha DT125R-LC, 16 BHP, 75 MPH, 2 stroke single. Great little bike that is just at home on the road as it is exploring the green
lanes and byeways (those that are left). This was the first bike I bought brand new.
Bob Dylan is the best thing that happened to music in the 20th century. There is so much stuff on him, I won't even attempt it. Just
follow the links on the right.
TV - Some of my favourite shows
THIS IS THE END OF AN ERA.