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What Camera Do You Use?  
User currently offlineTG 612 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

What camera do you use to take pics of AC ?

I have a (very old) RICOH KR-10X ... although the pics I make with it aren't too bad.



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User currently offlineWombat From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Hi there,
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.
Regards
Ty Klemm
Melbourne, Australia

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User currently offlineHias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Hi there,

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.

Here two samples taken with the Minoltas:


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Here two samples taken with the Nikons:


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Regards

Mathias
http://www.spotter.de.vu
mathias.henig@gmx.de


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

At first I had a normal 35mm Chinon FF-8, but now I use a Pentax ME Super. (Excuse me if that didn't make any sence to you, I don't know a thing about cameras.  Smile )

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

I use a CANON EOS ELAN 7E with 28-135mm USM IS lens. I am about to buy a new Sigma 170-500mm.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3737 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.

Charles


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3720 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".

Jeez......I'm fast becoming a Nikon collector!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

'949


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

I use a Minolta 7000e Body with Sigma 70-210 f/4-5.6

I had ordered a Sigma 170-500 but it was not available anymore.

EGGD


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3712 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].

Andy


User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3711 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.

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Jeremy



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3712 times:

Canon EOS 3000 - (To see some pics with it my web addy is on my user profile)

LGW


User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3710 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!

Scandpix


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

I first started using an old Olympus OM-1n camera with a 75-150mm lense. Now I shoot with a Nikon N65 with a Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D AF and a Quantaray 70-300mm f/4-5.6 AF LDO for Nikon AF.

I'm saving money for a Nikkor or Sigma 70-300mm lense.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineBrownphoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 151 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

I have been using a Nikon F4 for all my older stuff, but I switched to the Nikon Coolpix 990 last November, and more recently to the Nikon D1.

Digital All The Way !!!!!!!!!


Joe Brown



User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

I currently use a Pentax ME Super with an 80-200 and 50mm lenses(both pentax), and it's alot better than anything digital has to offer  Big grin(my bias to film is screaming again  Nuts)

The Pentax 80-200 lens is just fantastic! IT is an old zoom yes, but is sharper than any I have ever used, and there is NO vignetting, even wide-open:

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Regards,
Cullen Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

So how many have you used?

Saul


User currently offlineA380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

Hi Andy...everyone...

I'm sure I'm correct in saying Gary Watt uses an EOS 1000...need I say more...?

I use EOS 50e (Elan something or other in the US) and EOS 600 (I think EOS 630/650 in US)...and I love them both...and probably prefer EOS 600 even if the AF is a bit temperamental...

Regards,
Dean


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3629 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).



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3617 times:

I use a Minolta Dynax 404Si (STsi in the US) with a Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 and a 28-80 f3.5-5.6


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Martin


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3602 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.  Sad

the Nikon Coolpix 990 or the D1 that BrownPhoto uses.
How much is that to buy? US Currency..

Bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3587 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.

David / SAN


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