I was pleased with how these worked out, especially the helicopter at full zoom and even then only about three-quarter frame. It just goes to show you really can get pics added here with modest relatively low cost equipment.
GPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 840 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4677 times:
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Quoting JeffM (Reply 3): my first uploads with only a 2.11 Olympus
I started with a 2 MP Olympus too, then got a 3 MP Fuji. They can be successful, especially upclose. It's getting tougher, but still not impossible. Can't wait for the day that the first mobile phone picture gets accepted .
SATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4551 times:
Quoting JetTrader (Thread starter): Just a "you can do it" message for all those out there without the latest & greatest digital SLRs.
Try taking photos like that at most active aiports without special access. Good luck.
I saw the same Concorde, but it was cloudy that day and I didn't manage to fill 90% of the frame with the plane. I'm not sure, but don't think the current A.net formula allows for less than 90% aircraft coverage on a cloudy day.
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Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4506 times:
Quoting JetAv8r (Reply 7): I didn't have any actions shots (other then taxi shots) until I upgraded to a 5MP point and shoot.
Quoting SATX (Reply 8): Try taking photos like that at most active aiports without special access. Good luck.
All these were taken with a 3.2 mp Olympus C-740. Note the different lighting conditions and locations. Except for the Lancaster shot all were taken in standard spotting locations outside the airport perimeter.
Of course you have to work pretty hard at the editing stage to get photos uploadable, which is why you won't ever find me in the daily list of top uploaders. And even so I've had plenty of rejections. But impossible it certainly isn't.
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