AgostinhoMSS From Portugal, joined Mar 2001, 22 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
Hello everybody, this is my first post in this forum.
I have a Nikon F90X with Sigma 70-300DL Macro, Voigtlander 19-35 and Nikkor 50-1.8, and I´m thinking about a digital camera(35-90~) to keep always with me
I would like to see photos taken with digital cameras.
Please send your links.
I also colect 10cm X 15cm aviation photos. Can I get a good 10 X 15 print (or 15 X20) from digital cameras?
My English isn´t 100% but I think its understandable.
Thanks for your time, and good photos.
EDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 937 times:
I got a Sony DSC-P1 (3.3 Mega Pix) a few weeks ago.
It is very small.
Must admit, haven't had much time to get
used to it yet. I snapped this Airbus on a dull day
at the local airport. I'm happy with it.
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 371 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 890 times:
Take it back their rubbish!!
So not only do you have excellant weather, excellant shooting positions and an excellant array of aircraft your now going to spoil us with even more great shots, its not fair move to the England where It rains every day!
Andyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1300 posts, RR: 53 Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 879 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW PHOTO SCREENER
Strange, your shot has more hits than mine!
I am having a ball playing around with the S1. I kept going into the local pro camera shot and staring at the body (should have been arrested for stalking the camera body) until one of the sales reps spotted me, grabbed the S1, put in some batteries and let me "play". I bought the darn thing in about 5 minutes!!!
Also want to say a big public thank you to you for giving me all that advice on the camera and taking the time to let me know your experiences. Although I may rescind that Thank You once I get my VisaCard Bill!
You are right, the 1:1.5 aspect does take some getting used to, especially if like me you are shooting still SLR. But once you do get used to it, bang, let the fun begin.
I like it because I can burn shots of anything without worrying, if it is no good, then just delete and shoot again. I"m now shooting angles and positions I never would have bothered with in the past. Example:
The only little problem I have noticed is that the CCD is very senstive to dust and little minute particles. You have to constantly clean the CCD with a blast from compressed air. One shoot I had a big black dot in the left hand side of each and every shot, which had to be airbrshed out of the final scan.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 837 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 868 times:
I'm REALLY picky about digital imaging, so it takes alot to impress me. So, as an experiment, I took some images from my 3mp camera and uploded them to ezprints.com.
Those prints I got back looked (and felt) like real, honest to god 35mm prints. I was really impressed. However, go any bigger than that with your 3mp camera, and I've heard that you can start to tell that it's a digital print. I haven't tried this though.
If my little pro-sumer 3mp digcam makes me happy, I'll bet my head would explode after 10 minutes of playing with a D1x...
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 371 posts, RR: 8 Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 829 times:
Im glad I was of help to you and yes I know exactly how you feel with the credit card bill!!
Your right about the CCD liking dust and crap, so far thats the only negative thing I have to say about the camera. Your also right about not having to worry about how many shots you take and that if you dont like one you can just delete it, I dont think I have ever taken so many shots in one vist to an airport as I do now.
Brownphoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 151 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 772 times:
Hello All - Great thread!
As far as the D1 vs S1 part of this discussion goes, I can only say, go to your local camera store and try them both out.
The D1, is a heavy pro camera based on the Nikon F5 body. It has every setting and adjustment and a wide range of ISO settings. It also has it's share of problems - dark channel noise at higher ISO's etc... but this can be worked around.
The S1, is based on the Nikon 6006, which, is not being made anymore. I therefore question how long the support from Nikon to Fuji will be. Will parts be available in the future? I cannot answer that.
I do feel, IMHO, that the S1 is a decent camera for the money, and is worthy of consideration, but I do question it as a "pro" camera.
I have handled both camera's and in the end I went with the D1, because I previously had a lot of Nikon equipment, and felt it was the best choice for me.
And ultimately, no matter how much information you have, the choice will be yours and no one elses.
Milt From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 764 times:
The D1 is in another league as the Fuji S1. They are aimed at different markets and that's clear from the features.
I own a D1 because I need it's speed, features and build quality. But purely based on image quality, I would prefer the Fuji S1. Unforntunately, it's build around a Nikon F60 which is too slow and doesn't support AF-S lenses.
I think the Fuji S1 compares well with the Canon D30 although the latter has a little more features. If you don't need superior build quality, high speed operation and AF-S support, go the for Fuji S1.
Cabbott From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 5 Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 773 times:
All my shots bar around 30 are Digital Taken on Airliners.net.
Digital Is Great. 2 Types of Digital Camera around just now. Those under a grand and those above a grand in price.
I think I have a great set-up.
I use the Sony DSC-S70 3.3mp Digital Camera. I also have the Olympus B-300 1X7 Teleconvertor and the camera fills all my needs. Been to LAX, Vegas etc etc and the lens size fine.The picture quality is Superb full screen.
Anyway, Digital is cheap in the longrun if you find the combination that works well for you.
Do you think the quality match those professional 2 thousand + cameras then?
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 371 posts, RR: 8 Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 757 times:
Following this up I have to agree with Joe, Marco and Colin!
The S1 is probably not a digital SLR that a true professional would choose. I would position it between the normal digital cameras and the top end professional cameras. For me its perfect I dont have ramp access like Colin does (I think) or can get close enough to the action unless its when im at Lasham. But if you can get cloes enough to the actiion then a normal digital cam will give you just as good shots.
So for me a normal digital camera wouldnt have been able to do it for me. The S1 gives me much more flexibility and with the 170-500 Sigma bolted on, gives some stunning take off shots from Gatwick when I stand in my tree!! Shot some yesterday which are in the queue, nice Delta MD-11 shots
Dsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 8 Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 758 times:
Having used both the D1 and the S1, I found that they both VERY good cameras. The D1 was a breeze for me to adapt to, since it is based on the Nikon F5 body. Everything about the camera impressed me, except one thing, image quality. I did not find the image quality as good as the S1, which somewhat surprised me. There seemed to be a lot of magenta casting in most photos, especially in white objects such as clouds. It also does a horrible job on portraits.
The S1 was a very pleasant surprise. Aside from its questionable build quality and being based on a pretty mediocre camera body such as the N60, the results I got were fantastic. The photos were as good if not better than most Provia and Velvia scans I have seen. I was not impressed with the AF speed, but I still had no trouble getting action shots with it. I have very few gripes for this camera, maybe the low price has something to do with it.
Overall, I do not see a reason to (unless you are really rough on your equipment) to choose a D1 over an S1... You get better image quality at a lower price, seems like an obvious choice to me. However, things may change once the D1X hits the market, but even then, at $5000, can this camera really be considered a bargain?
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