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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3946 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

I just viewed you latest uploads...WOW!!!..........I was blown away by your head on rotation shots taken at BHX, simply stunning! In particular the Air Malta 737 and the BA A319.

I know that you are for the most part all digital, although I forgot which camera you use. But I am curious about your lens combo. I would assume that these were taken with no less than a 500mm tele, judging by the compressed look of the shots.

Seeing your fine examples along with A.Hunts and others has convinced me to go after that Canon D30 later this year or early next year. This would certainly compliment my other 3 EOS cameras. As a matter of fact I saw one listed for $1600.00 at a NY store, although I am a little suspicious of this price however.

Again, great work!

Thomas


"Show me the Braniffs"
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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Air Malta = Genious !!!
I also love that Aer Lingus 146 pic !! I would have to say that though, I am Irish Big grin


Great work Chris !
Martin


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 732 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

I just love that compressed perspective - I think Chris was playing with his 600mm mirror lens here, which on the DS30 gives some ridiculous length (800 - 900mm?)

Seems to work well though!

Cheers.

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Those takeoff and rotation shots were, as Colin says, taken with a Sigma 600mm mirror on the front of the D30 - effective focal length = 960mm!

(The couple of rear-views of a/c going over the threshold were only shot at 500mm, hence the wider field of view.)

The Aer Lingus and BA A319 had the whole combo (D30 & 600mm) mounted securely on a pretty hefty Manfrotto tripod, but I'm quite proud of the fact that the Air Malta was taken handheld from the top of a stepladder!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Only 500mm huh..

Fantastic shots though, i love those sort of runway perspective shots!!!!!

Btw. wonder how much different the BHX runway is too the BRS runway!!

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Fantastic shots - the best I've seen for a long time.
Craig.


User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1701 times:

How does the D-30 add to the zoom. Did you use some kind of digital zoom? Where do the additional 360mm come from?

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1695 times:

I think it may be because the lens is rated for a 35mm body. The effective zoom ratio is always greater on a digital because of the difference in size of the CCD compared to 35mm film. For example, my digital is 7 -70 mm, equivalent to 37 - 370 on a 35mm camera.
Craig.


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1705 times:

The D30, in common with other digital SLRs (Nikon D1, Fuji S1) has a CCD (in the Canon it's actually a CMOS image sensor, but you know what I mean) chip that is smaller than a 35mm frame. It's the equivalent of cropping the edges from a 35mm image to leave only the area in the centre. For the Nikon/Fuji cameras, the factor to obtain the effective focal length is 1.5x, and for the Canon D30 it's 1.6x, as the Canon CMOS chip is slightly smaller than the CCD used by Nikon/Fuji.

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

This cant be good im becoming a fan of Da Fwog  Wink/being sarcastic

Really nice shots Chris!

All the best

Paul


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
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Hi Chris

So now there is no hiding for you.

You will easily be spotted at LHR with that mighty lens.

So when I find you, I will tie you up, steal your camera equipment and no more great shots from Chris.

I might have to talk to your wife and set up a plan of action.

Happy shooting  Smile

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

How can you say all that, and then round it off by saying "happy shooting"? Or is that your plan of action - are you going to try and shoot me?

User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1644 times:

From where were these shots taken? Not a standard location for LHR, right?

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User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Not a well known location, anyway.

From the famous Myrtle Avenue field, go down the A30 towards Terminal 4. Take the T4 turnoff, go up the hill, and just before the road goes over the bridge there's a grassy bank to your left. This is the spot - it's quite high up, so offers a kind of view over the trees etc. and gives you the chance to get a little background in the approach shots. However, you'd better have a long lens - typically, you need 500mm for a 747!

It's a shame there's so much clutter in the way, because you can actually see the aircraft touching down on 27L - but they are inevitably partially obscured by bits of tree, lamppost etc. as they do so!


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