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User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Which is your favourite/suggested angle to take shot from in order to get some original pics ?

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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Quoting LIPH (Thread starter):
suggested angle to take shot from in order to get some original pics

I like to tilt my camera to +/- 5 degrees CW. My favorite angle. But somehow it never gets accepted.  Wink

Eduard


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

I like to catch aircraft in flight if possible, but preferably with something in the background, purely because it looks more interesting.

The exception is fighter aircraft - I like all those air display closeups during steep turns.

Like Eduard, I'm also prone to a clockwise tilt. If there's one thing I envy Nikon users, it's a viewfinder grid  Sad


James



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5669 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
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Quoting Sulman (Reply 2):
Like Eduard, I'm also prone to a clockwise tilt. If there's one thing I envy Nikon users, it's a viewfinder grid

LOL.. the 10D has the row of focus points and it is real easy to unconciously align them with the fuselage of the subject.. makes for some serious angle corrections!!!

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Chris



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Chris,

The 300D is similar, but with small squares forming a cross. I don't find it easy to use as a level reference at all. I like the solution my old Nikkormat FTN has - two small bars either side of the viewfinder; it's not intrusive and it works perfectly.


James



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

To be honest that is the last thing on my mind when shooting, ok not quite, but I would be more concerned about my exposure, motive and recreating that shot that I have in my mind just when your eye catches that moment, you know you've just spotted that shot. Like this one the other day at Weston. I was driving off when my eye caught the Spitfire in the hanger and I knew I had what I wnated. Took a few photos but wasn't quite getting what I really wanted till I stuck on my 300 LIS with the 1.4 TC and then looking though my view finder I had it. Not sure if it's a.net worthy, it's in the queue anyway, but I love it. To me levelling and can come later in PS. The wonders of digital!
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/g-ccca-2-fmc.jpg

Take care,

Fergul  sun 



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User currently offlineAirkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3956 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 1):
Quoting LIPH (Thread starter):
suggested angle to take shot from in order to get some original pics

I like to tilt my camera to +/- 5 degrees CW. My favorite angle. But somehow it never gets accepted.

Eduard



Quoting Sulman (Reply 2):
Like Eduard, I'm also prone to a clockwise tilt.

Make that 3 so far  Silly


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Hmm... I guess my joke wasn't recognised...  cheeky 
E


User currently offlineInterpaul From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 409 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 5):
Not sure if it's a.net worthy,

If that shot isn't a.net worthy, then maybe it's better to shut this whole site down. Beautiful.  cloudnine 

Cheers
Jan


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12280 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1298 times:
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Quoting Sulman (Reply 2):
Like Eduard, I'm also prone to a clockwise tilt. If there's one thing I envy Nikon users, it's a viewfinder grid

Well I use the grid in my D70, but it doesn't stop me having to level 90% of the shots I take (including non aviation ones!)

I use my left eye when I'm shooting, and I've often wondered if this is the cause of my problem. I've tried using my right eye, but I find it very uncomfortable.



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3956 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 7):
Hmm... I guess my joke wasn't recognised...

I recognised it, don't worry  Smile

But most of the time I have to rotate my shots quite a bit


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 7):
Hmm... I guess my joke wasn't recognised...

....got it too....good chuckle first thing inthe am.


User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
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Quoting LIPH (Thread starter):
Which is your favourite/suggested angle to take shot from in order to get some original pics ?

Try everything! Sometimes, the most dramatic shots come from the most unexpected angles.

Best regards,

Jim



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User currently offlineLHRsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

I like the views down the fuselage. Causes for sharp and wonderful looking images.

I have this one in the queue at the moment:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/2484863edited.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/2474772edited.jpg

Cheers Dom - Capital Aviation Photography.

P.S It would be interesting to hear other people's



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Gotta agree with you Dom, the closer I seem to get, at that angle you've shown...well, magic things seem to happen! The overall sharpness factor is out of this world!

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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Some nice shots there Dom and Spencer, very nice!

Fergul  sun 



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User currently offlineLHRsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Ya I know Spencer. It shows in your photos. They are mint.

Cheers Dom - Capital Aviation Photography



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