320X Zoom At Warwick Castle

Just showing off the zoom on my Nikon P900.

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41 Responses to 320X Zoom At Warwick Castle

  1. Robertv says:

    Welcome to the same time zone. Missing your bike and the dogs

    • Robertv says:


      Maybe you can find 1000 years of climate data in the Castle’s library?

      • Robertv says:

        “Discover the secrets and stories from our 1100 years of history as you team up with our expert History Team to venture deep behind the scenes and explore areas that remain closed to the public eye.

        Your experience includes:

        Warwick Castle admission and entrance to the Castle Dungeon attraction (not suitable for all, please check the Castle Dungeon page for more information) for all participants.

        Behind the Scenes VIP Tour with your own dedicated host from the History Team which can be tailored to your preferred historical interests.”

  2. diogenese 2 says:

    Tony, as you saw on your visit, Warwick Castle, home of the De Beaumont family was crucial in some 3 centuries of dynastic conflict up to the Wars of the Roses. Looking north you might just perceive Kenilworth Castle home to the Clintons!
    This little morsel of history might interest you;
    Clinton further secured his position by starting work on the great castle of Kenilworth, only two miles from the Beaumonts’ central fortress at Warwick.[5]

    “Clinton received other grants of land from Henry I, and he used his position of political influence to enrich himself in other ways;[6] his sum total of wealth rose to become just below the level of the greatest magnates of the kingdom.[7] He had enough to spend 2,000 pounds to insure his nephew Roger de Clinton’s election as Bishop of Coventry.[8]

    Around Easter 1130 Clinton was accused of treason, but was acquitted by a tribunal including King David I of Scotland, who was sitting in his capacity as Earl of Huntingdon. The substance of the accusations against Clinton are not known, although since he was Henry I’s treasurer, financial malfeasance of some sort seems possible.[9] The Beaumonts were back in favor, and it may be that they were behind the proceedings.[10]”

    Plus ca change ce tous le meme chose!

    Did Oil Spill Contingency Plan for Scotland in 1980.
    Still wet behind the ears my findings were that with over 2,000 islands & Royal Navy with incredible volunteer emergency response fleet (identical vessels all over coast …way cool!) my findings were forget about privatizing instead of “Further Study Required….”… anyway looking at all the sheep in cool photo was reminded…
    Shetland Island wool has well deserved special reputation resisting water….why?
    Shepard’s twice daily duty…rake seaweed onto shore at High Tide…sheep are dependent on same!
    So spill occurs (North Sea offshore wells)…helicopter in seaweed! …
    Anyway concern was terror bad guys would blow up platforms & notorious storms made people nervous….last time I checked no major incidents in whole area….
    Heard anyone say how successful the energy source has been?
    Fear mongers must be disappointed!

  4. griff says:

    That’s a full scale replica trebuchet in your first shot… used for knocking down castles in times past…

  5. John Finn says:

    What’s happening in Warwick that’s brought you here? Are you just visiting or is there something interesting taking place? I only live a few miles away so if there’s an open forum or talk on a topic of interest I’d like to know. – Cheers.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Even better the Pennsylvania deadline was missed by Stein so the whole thing is now dead in the water.

      • AndyG55 says:

        But Stein has how many million in the bank ?

        I guess Soros will want it back.. or else.

      • Latitude says:

        What in this world did they hope to gain from this…
        Even if they managed to get it to both houses….they would vote the same
        ..the 3 states would still have to count…and they would all say he won

        ..and the democrats would look like even bigger loons…if that’s possible

        • Gail Combs says:

          It make ZERO sense
          Wisconsin = 10 electoral votes
          Michigan = 16 electoral votes
          Pennsylvania = 20 electoral votes
          total = 46 electoral votes

          Trump 306 electoral votes
          Hillary 232 electoral votes

          Hillary needs one of these two combinations
          Win All three states in the recounts.
          Win PA and MI and make the Wisconsin count by hand and therefore two late to be counted.

          If the two largest flip but not the smallest:
          306 – 20 – 16 = 270 electoral votes
          232 + 20 + 16 = 268 electoral votes

          So Wisconsin (10) has to be counted by hand to remove it from the electoral college and Trump’s ledger.

          Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes
          Trump won Pennsylvania by 57,488 votes
          Trump won Wisconsin by 27,506 votes

        • Gail Combs says:

          What did they gain? Removing attention from pizzagate maybe?

          Update on the Islamic Terrorist attack on Ohio State Univ:

          OSU Attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan Was Unvetted Somali Refugee Via Catholic Charities…

          …various religious “humanitarian” organizations have been at the tip of the spear promoting refugee and illegal immigration status. The business model for ‘Baptist Child and Family Services’ as well as ‘Catholic Charities’ are dependent on hundreds of millions from the taxpayers via immigration/refugee resettlement programs.

          To give you an idea of the scope: so far in 2016 BCFS has been granted over two hundred million. $201,069,016 to be precise. The scope of awards given to Catholic Charities is even more jaw dropping …

          They are often ‘called’ children but they are actually military aged men in many cases.

          Don’t forget Podesta had emails about the Catholics and changing them…

        • AndyG55 says:

          comment on the treehouse

          “What is the matter with that damned st**id woman? If I ran a footrace in which I came dead last by minutes, why in tarnation would I be requesting an examination of the photo finish? What is Jill Stein’s problem????”

  6. How much of that zoom is optical zoom?

  7. Latitude says:

    Pobrecito!….no one wants to play with her
    Pennsylvania says she missed the deadline..
    ..and Wisconsin told her to screw off

  8. RickS says:

    320x power is that of a 6″ inch Reflector Telescope boarding on closing in on an 8″ inch Telescope !

    If you were to mount your scope with a rotating timer you could take excellent pictures of the Moon, Crescent Venus, Mars with Ice Caps, Jupiter and its Moons and Belts/Bands, Saturn and its Rings, and Uranus as/with a greenish tint (As a Diameter, not a point of light) !

    A 6″ Reflector to achieve 320x would need to be approximately 48″ inches long (f6 (6″ x 8″ inches)), that’s 4ft long (And approximately 7″ to 8″ in diameter) ?

    That’s a BIG scope !

    Your pictures show good magnification but I’m not sure that it is a big as proposed above ?

    I don’t get it

    • richard verney says:

      It is not the magnification but the amount of light collected that is important. Of course, a lengthy time exposure helps offset this issue, but at the end of the day there is no substitute for size.

      That said, the zoom looks very impressive and Nikon optical quality is always good. I guess it must have image stabilisers that work very well, or else it would be impossible to use this lens without a sturdy tripod.

  9. Stephen Richards says:

    Is this it? 83x zoom?

    Le zoom 83x du Nikon Coolpix P900 atteint la barre des 2000 mm
    Avec Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS et écran sur rotule
    “Incroyable”. Pour une fois, nous sommes d’accord avec le communiqué de presse : “incroyable”, c’est vraiment le terme qui convient le mieux au zoom 83x 24-2000 mm f/2.8-6.5 du Nikon Coolpix P900. Oui, vous avez bien lu : 83x, 2000 mm ! Incroyable… et improbable. Mais il ne faudrait pas s’arrêter là, puisque le P900 embarque aussi un GPS, le Wi-Fi, le NFC, filme en Full HD 60p, et bien plus encore.  

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  10. Lou says:

    I just got P900. I’m still figuring it out but the zoom is impressive. I had to get a tripod because it was tough to focus on the object at full zoom. I’m hoping to try it on the moon whenever I get a chance. Both at night and during the day.

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