Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 725 times:
Again, nice shots. Hope to see them on A.net soon.
What camera settings do you use? As a Pro90 user, I always shoot in RAW mode with the contrast and saturation levels turned up in the camera.
Planedoctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 725 times:
I use the camera set to Jpg fine (not superfine), but only because with a 64mb card I don't have the luxury of using RAW yet (unless I want to drive 2 hours to CLE to get less than half the number of photos). I plan on getting a larger CF card in the future. I use normal saturation and contrast, but I think I may want to turn up the contrast, at least, because I seem to have to slighly bump up the contrast in Photopaint for just about every shot. For shots of moving aircraft that are at a distance I set the focus to manual, infinity to reduce lag/ search time. I still am fumbiling with the metering. Any suggestions on metering white fuselages with this or a similar camera would be welcome. That was especially difficult with the sun angle as was mentioned here. I realized that the sun angle would be bad before I even headed out to CLE, but since it was the only day in the foreseeble future when I could go and it was clear, I decided to try to put up with the sun...
This camera has its share of limitations, but the 37-370mm (35mm equiv) image stabilized zoom lens beats my other digital camera hands down for aircraft photos.