Thanks Ken, I only posted some of these oldies to see what interest they got. It is much easier today with the equipment I have got. Although I must say I have never spent a lot on cameras. My present equipment is a Canon A1 used for slides with a Tamron 80-210 zoom and a Canon 60 to 300mm zoom the whole lot cost less than £250 second hand. I also have a Tamron 35-135mm zoom which cost £30!
My digital is a Fuji Finepix 5100s £199 brand new!
I existed for many years with Praktika's which were absolutely brilliant!