Wombat From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3425 times:
WOW my first camera was a Ricoh! But now I have got 2 Nikon cameras. A Nikon F3 with MD-4 motor drive (Ive had for 11 years!) and a new Nikon F80 with a 28-80mm zoom and a 70-300mm zoom. Below the pic of the BAe-146 cockpit simulator was taken with my Nikon F80 with the 28-80mm zoom lens, and the pic of the Korean Air B744 was taken with my Nikon F3 with a 25-50mm zoom lens.
Hias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3425 times:
I started with a Minolta X-300 and a X-700 manual camera. I used several lenses from several manufacturers. 2 years ago I bought a Nikon N90s and a N60 with Nikon 4,5-5,6/70-300, Nikon 2,8/80-200, Sigma 2,8-4,0/28-105 and a Sigma 5,0-6,3/170-500 lenses.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
I started with a Kodak Retina IIIc (1950's vintage). Since then I've used Pentax and Olympus. Now my main camera is a Canon Elan II (EOS 50 in Europe) and a Canon EOS 500N as a backup.
The funny thing is that the old Kodak, which is entirely manual, is the camera with which I took many of my best (non-aviation) pictures, because having nothing automatic forces you to take 20 or 30 seconds to get ready, and you take that time, even unconciously, to compose the shot, decide whether the tree should be on the left or right, etc.
But then it SUCKED for moving targets. Maximum speed was 1/500th.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3393 times:
Nowadays, most of my pics were taken with a Nikon F100 or an F90X with the AF-S 80-200 f/2.8 (plus either the TC-14E or TC-20E converters). On some days, the F3 also comes along for the ride, and so does my FM2 (my first ever SLR). Once in a while, I also give my F, F2 and F4 a workout, just to keep them "in shape".
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
Started with a Zenith... Anyone remember them? Ahhh! Then a Praktica MTL... Both used screw mount lenses. No pics from them on airliners though!
After that it was Canon all the way... AE-1 (which I still have), T-90, and now AF. An EOS-5 as a main camera and EOS-1000 as a backup (which is about to be dumped in favour of something better because its AF is totally useless). Actually the EOS-1000 can't be all bad because it was used to shoot the 6th most hit pic on airliners in the last seven days [as of today].
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 39 Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3384 times:
Pentax ME Super is my body with a 80-200mm f 4.5, 28mm and 50mm fixed lenses. The setup takes very high quality photos even though it's not a new computerized setup, i like the fact that I am in TOTAL control, and it's not a hard setup to figure out, unlike the newer cameras which have multiple menus and other features. These couple photos were taken with my old Pentax ME (same as the Super just you don't have as much control over shutter speeds) with my 80-200mm that I still have.
Zander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3383 times:
My first camera was a Nikon F60 with some different lenses, Sigma 28-105 and 100-300. Then I bought Tamron 28-300 and then Cosina 100-400.
But I wasn't satisfied with the results so I changed to Canon EOS 30. I also bought a 28-90 USM and a 75-300 USM IS. The Canon camera and lenses are just great!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3302 times:
Currently a Nikon F-80 with Cosina 100-400mm and a Nikonor 28-80 for the closeup work.
Used to use a Minolta X-300 (still used sometimes, though not for aviation work) and a Minolta 500Si (which was stolen last year).
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3275 times:
I use a Nikon EM something/
Back in 1980 it was bought so I dont remember much,
I also use exclusevly a Tamron 60-300 F/3.5 lens.
Nice I gott to say.. Only drawback is that it aint advanced like camer these days.. No auto focus.
the Nikon Coolpix 990 or the D1 that BrownPhoto uses.
How much is that to buy? US Currency..
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3150 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
I'm currently using a Canon EOS Rebel G. It's my first SLR. Sometimes the autofocus starts hunting and I miss the shot if it was an action shot, but most of the time it works. I have two lenses, a Tokina 28-210mm lens that does all the work, and a Canon 35-80mm lens that came with the camera. Since the Tokina can cover the entire range of the Canon lens, and more, I usually only use the Canon lens if I'm going somewhere that will be only closeups and don't want to drag along the bigger, heavier lens.
Prior to this, I used a Samsung Maxima Zoom 105 XL. As far as point and shoot cameras go, it's decent. But, like nearly all point and shoot cameras, insufficient for aviation photography. Especially if you start to do action shots.