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A Few Pictures Of My S3.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 HODGE, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. S3 HODGE
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    I took these yesterday at a local meet, My photography isnt to good as im kinda new to it, My friend with the awesome A6 will be on the forum soon...(Yes that is a Civic BUT it would give an RS4 a run for its money ;)) Comments etc are welcome.

    I see alot off who have silly amounts of snow? Its sunny down here for some reason?

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    Some cool pics and looks nice and warmish down there
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    What's the civic running that would scare an RS4?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    VeeeeeeeeeeeTec! [​IMG]
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Where did you get that smiley from???

    I'd doubt it would scare an A4 let alone an RS4 in this weather :no:
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    Google. :)
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    It has the 2.2 lump out of the prelude with a big turbo bolted on :tocktock:. Wouldnt outrun anything in the wet but in the dry it would leave most things standing...
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    Sweet. Its party time!

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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    The engine is worth more than the shell then.
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    You need to clean your sensor or lens mate, using a smaller aperture (f/14 in some of your pics) really shows the dirt up...

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    chris_marshall MTM S3, Aprilia RSV Mille

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    Car looks good. Looks like they were taken in sunny Poole?
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Yep, Down at baiter park :)
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Must be? Not sure how much it cost him to get the engine turbo ready etc....But i know that he bought the car with the 2.2 lump already in.
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    +1.

    The spots in the images are at pretty consistent locations, which is one of the tell tale signs of it being on the sensor (with certain lens configurations the spots can move a bit at different focal lengths - even in those cases, static spots could be a dirty rear-element).

    Give the front element of your lens a clean with an air blower (rubber bellow type thing, not canned air) and lens cloth, a blower and a swab or narrow lenspen will clean the rear element. Take a test shot at f/22 of a white/fairly light coloured wall - hopefully you'll get a pretty long exposure, during which you can 'wave' the camera around the wall a bit to blur any detail in the wall.

    If you've still got spots in your image, there's dust on your sensor. Get your air blower to hand, and choose sensor cleaning in the set-up menu of your 350D. Once you've activated it and you hear the shutter open, remove the lens with the camera facing downward, and with the nozzle of the blower a couple of inches outside the lens mount, give it a few squirts. Turn the camera off and you'll hear the shutter close, replace your lens and test again...

    Hopefully the spots will disappear, if not you might need to think about an Arctic Butterfly or a sensor cleaning service...

    ...Anyyyway... Nice shots :thumbsup: The composition on the second one is really good! Number 5 is pretty good too. I think the first shot would gain some impact if you straighten the horizon. I quite like the A6 ones too, but I think there could be a little more space in the frame around it. The one with your S3 and his A6 too.

    Overall though, impressive work. Particularly as I say, 1, 2, and 5...

    Let us know how you get on grappling with those spots and keep up the good work!

    Rob.
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    What power is the Civic running then? Must be pretty fast with that lump in it, very light cars!

    RS4's are quite fast though...
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Thanks for the advice Rob, I will get it sorted ASAP as its starting to bug me. Like i said im new to the photography scene so my photos arent 100%. I am impressed with a couple of them :)

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    Not sure on power figures with the civic but i know its running with lowish boost to be on the safe side....My friend use to own a stripped out S3 powered Polo and that use to scare RS4's, But this Civic just use to go past this Polo with ease. :wacko:
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