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Topic: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: N178UA
Posted 2003-01-02 11:19:40 and read 2220 times.

Hi everyone,

Even start to shoot Digital camera for 2 months+ now, when I got back 40+ rolls of slides this afternoon, I am just too happy! I think i still have a soft heart spot for all my slide shooting and slides collection. I admit the edge of instant playback on digital, but it can't beat the good feel of getting a perfect slide after you discovered them back from processing.

When I was in Phoenix and Miami, I only took 2-3 shots of digital. All the time were spent at taking slides, I still enjoys it, it also carrys a trading hobby for me through there making many friends. I look at my digital shot, although sharp, but I really do not like the color. I either have to change the setting or edit them in photoshop. I still love shooting slides. Am I the only guy here couldn't get over slides?? I think most of the time I will still go for slide, some action stuff I would like to get on digital. But if I go on the ramp, with perfect side shoot, Slide always come first, it is just a real collector piece.

Give me your thoughts, this thread may sounds a little confusing, but that's the current state of mind I am having. I have no clue how does the D100 can have a stronger color. I now changed the tone at higher contrast, it works ok. Any idea on D100. but I am not going to give in to Canon on this one.


Sam Chui
http://www.SamChuiPhotos.com

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Skymonster
Posted 2003-01-02 11:41:31 and read 2193 times.

Sam,

Took the D60 on a trip to the US in September last. I thought long and hard about taking the EOS-3 as well, but in the end I left it behind. I was quite happy shooting digital (no slides) of all the "mundane" stuff, right up to the point where I was stood on a ramp in bright sunshine, infront of a Convair 580, a Viscount and a Martin 404. Propliners are my speciality and in that one moment I knew I'd made a mistake and should have brough the EOS-3 and some Kodachrome. At that point, digital was a poor substitute to having a run of nice well exposed K-64 slides dropping through the letter box two weeks down the line.

I've learnt my lesson - I'm off to Miami next week and I'll be shooting both slides and digital - digital on the regular stuff, and slides (and maybe digital too if I have time) of the more unusual and interesting stuff.

So, I do understand what you're saying.

Andy

PS: Can't help with the D100 question; its a Nikon - nasty business!

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Joge
Posted 2003-01-02 11:51:55 and read 2188 times.

Sam,

I don't even think going digital very soon. And if I'm going some day, it's for sure I won't stop shooting slides. Shooting slides (or why not C-41 as well) means you'll also get something back after the processing. Instead, from digicams you only download the files from the camera and print them if you like so. I'm having a project to scan most of my slides and put them on CDs. That way, I'll have them as slides, on the puter and can print them if I want to.  Big grin

but I am not going to give in to Canon on this one

LOL, right decision...  Big thumbs up

-Joge

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: N178UA
Posted 2003-01-02 12:01:06 and read 2186 times.

Andy

Are you going down MIA for Eddy convention, from 7-10th Jan.

Here is more detail from Henry Tenby's email if anyone is interested.

I just came back from MIA, absolutly beautiful slides I got, I didn't even think about Digi there!! Still many Dc-8 just seems never die unlike the 707 or CV990s..I love those heavy smokers!!! Didn't try OPA, not sure the Antonov's still there? (Avia Leasing) UK-reg.

Aeromar B763, Curacao DCA DC-9/MD-82, ALM without title MD-82, many ACES 320/Avianca new color 767/757, KLM MD-11 are all pretty much everyday there! Hope you have a great time there!




JANUARY 7th thru the 11th

Miami International Airport Comfort Inn and Suites
Room Reservations (Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn - 305-871-7553, 305-871-6000)

"The only weekly slide convention allowing everyone to see all slides.
Bring all your spare slides. One's spares may be a treasure to another"

Tuesday thru Friday schedule.....
6:30 PM to closing

Saturday.....
(meet for breakfast at IHOP, one block east of hotel at 9 AM....then convention starts at 11:00 AM to closing late that evening)

Slide show and Auction: Saturday after dinner! (usually around 8 PM with
auction starting at 9 PM)

note: MIA ramp tour subject to availability.

Also for the first time this year, we're trying to set up the internet
for your use at the show on Thursday and Friday......get on-line to continue monitoring your auctions from Airlinehobby.com !!!

We will raffle door prizes during Saturday's slide show/auction for
those in attendance !!!

Slide Convention Donations: $2.00 per day per person ($3.00 Saturday)

For more information, please contact event organizer Eddy Gual at (305)
281-3046 / eddygual@bellsouth.net
you may also contact co-organizer Joe Fernandez at (305) 299-7520 /
jferna10@bellsouth.net

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Skymonster
Posted 2003-01-02 12:13:54 and read 2173 times.

Sam,

Yes, I need a holiday and it was kind of convenient to be around Miami for the slide convention... A few well known names from here are going to be there too, Joe for one, and I' certainly looking forward to putting a few faces to names (or maybe usernames!). Aside from MIA, I will of course be doing OPF, and I might even take a look in at FLL to see what's going on with the viewing park.

Thanks for the information on the show. If they're going to have internet there Thursday and Friday, maybe we can upload some of the digital pics to airliners.net even before the event finishes - if anyone does that, as a screener I can of course process them on-site!!!!  Smile

Andy

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: N178UA
Posted 2003-01-02 12:35:18 and read 2169 times.

I already been to Eddy's pre-convention show held at his house 30 SW 30 Ct with Joe F. Alltogether over 500 of my slides were cleared by the MIA and PHX gangs! I went MIA thrice in 01 and 02, it was difficult since 9-11. But the holes/Custom lot is once again re-cleared and there is a sign says 'photography allowed in the area' that saves a lot of time to argue and defend. Unforunatly, when I was there, I still get occassionlly question by the Miami-Dade Aviation Dept guys through the fence, but you can tell them that area is cleared and have signs saying photography is allowed. Ramp tour organised by Bruce Drum also looks good!

El Dorado is also good again, but you need to watch out for the trains, they parked there long time and not getting moved and hence blocked your shots with approach and line up. Brian McDonough from VA, tried to get over the railroad and gets a fine with transpassing by railroad official $25. + $100 disobeyed from the officier. Scarey.

Good luck with those clouds there, hope they don't get onto your shots  Big grin
I am going to upload some MIA shots, coz my slides looks kicking ass, much better than my digital shots somehow believe it or not! Lufthansa also brought back their B742 from storage and fly to MIA most of the days using them. Iberia B743 is still pretty much random though. Ahhh all this talk made me want to go back!!

Sam

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Access-Air
Posted 2003-01-02 15:02:27 and read 2145 times.

Hello,

I have just started as of April 2001 shooting Slides, mostly KR64, and sometimes Sensia 100. Im really getting into it..i was a long time print shooter and still do on occasions but Digital as much appeal that it has its not the ideal media for what collectors want....Slides and to a lessor extent phtos made from film.
When i shoot pics with my friends in particular, With Peter in Chicago he uses his SonyF707 i have my Canon EOS RebelX. I can kinda see with what he shoots what my slides might look like....And I'm kinda jealous wi5tht he fact that even befroe i get home he can go right home and uipload his shots..But, I am always surprised by the results. He has on occasion comented to me that he kinda wishes that he had a film camera but hes happy with his F707. Digis are okay..but much too much costly for my budget...and there is a special joy witht he fact that If you shoot multiple sldis you can sell them and make money por you give them or trade them for something that you need. And I love to share my slides with my buddies when I can......Anyway, its off to work so I can afford to go shooting soon....happy New Year and I hope that everyone has fun shooting in 2003 with whatever type of media you choose!!!

Access-Air

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Joe pries
Posted 2003-01-02 15:41:17 and read 2138 times.

There is a site where you can actually sell your digital prints in addition to regular prints and slides- http://auctiontransportation.com -so Sam, you can shoot digital and slides and still trade/sell them both. As far as your D100 giving you color trouble, we had a long talk about why you should buy a D60, but due to your lenses you are stuck with the D100 i'm afraid. (had to Sam)

 Big grin

Joe

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Joge
Posted 2003-01-02 16:16:53 and read 2127 times.

Joe,

I wouldn't say "stuck" with Nikon (or D100). At the moment, there are more DSLRs with Nikon mounting than what with a Canon mounting. There's also the Kodak DCS Pro 14 DSLR as an option... And well, as far as you can afford it (~$7000) Big grin

BTW, what you meant by selling digital prints? I visited the site but I couldn't find out how the thing works.

-Joge

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Joe pries
Posted 2003-01-02 16:24:14 and read 2124 times.

Joge,
i always break the shoes of any D100 owner, nothing new  Big grin

look at Don Boy'd section, he's doing digital prints with his S2

Joe

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Tonimr
Posted 2003-01-02 21:11:50 and read 2086 times.

Sam:

I keep my conventional F100 with a slide roll just for the great events. I've made a pair of rolls since July, one for each giant Antonov the other day (both the An-22 and An-225). Most of the slides will be a gift for my friends and I will keep some for me. Right, slides are different.

I can't understand your D100 color problem... You have three color modes in the D100, each of them has a wider gamut than C... Well, the other brand  Laugh out loud. Perhaps you are not using the right settings, i.e.: if you shoot in mode II (Adobe RGB) you need to apply the right color profile to display it on a RGB monitor. I keep contrast at Auto, same as White Balance: color saturation I get is very good.

I know that Joe's rage will fall over me for something I -almost- said a few lines above...  Innocent

Toni

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: N178UA
Posted 2003-01-02 23:33:30 and read 2063 times.

Joe

In a few days, will sign up to that marvelos website: auctiontransportation.com.

Selling digi prints is a very good idea, when I was in MIA, Joe F have a Epson 6 ink inkjet printer, he used one of my D100 shots on A.net (after compressed and 1000x6.. size) and printed using the inkjet which is absoluty fabulous, except little jagged from my oversharpening! It works like costing me about 3-4 dollar per 8x10 or A4 size prints. I am getting a Epson 830 6 ink latest model and with a Laptop I will bring it to Columbus to sell prints.

Sam

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Joe pries
Posted 2003-01-03 02:52:13 and read 2044 times.

Sam,
you know if I get involved I have to give a recommendation- for printer- Canon S9000 -it is an unbelievable printer, canon or nikon i dont care, the S9000 is amazing and i got it for $420 at ecost.com. I'm gonna try to make CMH convention also but ZRH is weekend before- i'd like to do that one so not sure whats gonna happen with CMH- too early to tell right now.

Joe

Topic: RE: Still Have A Soft Heart For Slides Even Going Digi
Username: Alaskaairlines
Posted 2003-01-03 09:21:26 and read 2012 times.

Sam, if you want a printer get the one Joe recommends. I have one of his collection items from the d60 (is simply stunning) and had a print from a k64 slide, which was also excellent. From what I have heard you can swap the print head at any time with the canon, but the epson, well I beleive you have to send it in if one goes out.

So I'd think about that purchase.

-Dmitry


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