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What Camera Do You Use?  
User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

I'm sure this topic as been brought up before in this forum, but I can't remember. Can you tell me what camera you use to photograph planes and what you think of it?



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User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

I use two cameras, the first is a Canon AE-1. It is a great camera that is not very complicated to use, it is MF and a plesure to use. I also use a Canon EOS Elan IIE, it is a great camera too. I love the 3-point eye controled focus.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4248 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Canon EOS1N, and the EOS5(A2E)


"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineSpeculous From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Nikon N60 and N70. The N60 is decent but the N70 makes it look like a pre-school toy.

Next on the purchase list is the N80 which I'll have before September. And after that, if needed, I'd look at the N90s and F100.

User currently offlineNikonman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

The F100 will make all of those except the N90 look like a "toy" although, the N80 is looking to be a nice 2nd body.

I use a N90s and a F100. Two of the best cameras I've ever shot.

User currently offlineDFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Im using the Nikon N90s right now, however it may become my back-up camera. Im close to going with either the F5 or F100 as my main camera, still not sure if the F5 is needed for airline photography.I think the lens is what makes the ideal airliner camera, the faster the lens the better is how I look at it, but you can sink some serious money into lenses. I know a guy who shoots at DFW on occasion with a 600mm f4, were talking close to 10,000 dollars he said for that lens.

User currently offlineNikonman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

Not to mention the helluva shoulder problems with those lenses.

I've toyed around with one at the store, but it's quite a dent in the pocket.

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3409 times:
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Hi all

I use a Canon EOS1000 with 75-210mm lens.

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

I use a Canon F1 (old style) and Canon T90 - am gradually upgrading lenses to Canon "L" series as I find them 2nd hand. Despite being an obsolete line, the FD Canons are of very high quality, and given my investment in FD mount lenses, I doubt I'll "upgrade".


Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Nikon F100 and the F90X (N90s for those of you in N. America). Ocassionally, I take along my two "oldies" (an FM2 and an F) for a little work-out as well.

The two "modern" AF cameras work nicely, although the film-advance motor on the 90X seems quite noisy at times. As for the two MF cameras, they work just as well, although I'm really getting rusty at manual-focusing thanks to lack of practice. A few ergonomic peculiarities with the F, which I guess is excusable given the fact that it's a first-generation SLR.


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

I use a PENTAX ME super, takes really good pics, downside is that it's only got a 50mm lens. Quite a boxy camera as well, not like the new ones that are all rounded.


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

i have a question along these lines... is it possible to get excellent shots at fairly close range with a good 75-300mm lens? or should I not be so lazy and just switch to my smaller lens for the closer range shots? Not REALLY close shots mind you, of course, but ones around the 75mm range...

Oh, and by the way i have a canon EOS rebel S.


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

Canon EOS5 with 75-300mm zoom & polarising filter

User currently offlineLachlan_12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Hi there,
I have a good old Nikon F3 with MD-4 motor drive.
The lenses I have are a Nikon Zoom-NIKKOR 25-50mm f4, a Tokina Zoom 50-250mm f4 and a Sigma Mirror Telephoto 600mm f8. I mostly use Fuji 100 or 400 film.
Ive had my Nikon F3 for about 10 years and I love it, I'll never need a new camera unless I get a medium or large format camera.
Oh I have a Sony Handicam video camera too that I sometimes use when Im out for the day "planespotting".
Ty Klemm

User currently offlineGeorge From Netherlands, joined Apr 2000, 115 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Hi all,

I use a Canon EOS500 with three lenses;

Canon 35 - 80
Canon 70 - 210
Cosima 100 - 400

My experience is however that most of the time it is the scanner that makes the work worth it to added.
Till may this year I'm used the HP 5200C with gives me at the end (Not speaking at a year ago) a success of 80% added to the database. I bought a new scanner in june, the HP photosmart S20 and guess what, I have now 99% accepted to the database and most (95%) without warnings. On this moment I have 2.300 photos at A.N.

p.s. Thx all to use this forum, I'm learning every day from you.

George Polfliet, Wateringen
The Netherlands.

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