Ydelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3193 times:
Two weeks ago I met Sam Chui during his European spot trip at CDG. Apart to be a very cool guy (Hi Sam if you read me ), he impressed me by the number of shots that he took in a single day (7 rolls of 36 photos if I remember correctly !). He told me that he would probably go home in Australia (he lives in Sydney) with more than 100 rolls in his bag...
This is why I would like to know if he is really a very prolific spotter or just like the good average of you guys.
So, how many shots do you take on average when you go out for a spotting session ?
JetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3084 times:
Zurich in May I shot 18 rolls over two days.
Heathrow in August with Gary Watt and Paul Dopson I shot 30 rolls in the three days.
I have met Udo Schaefer (bigtime photographer and videographer for JustPlanes video) at PMI and he would shoot 20+ rolls in a few hours...often 36 of one aircraft. He sells them at his shop in DUS and to correspondents around the world. Now that's intense!
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2212 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
Depends on if I'm on vacation and going on a flight I might use 4 rolls while I'm on vacation on planes. If I'm just spotting I might do one roll. When I was in St Louis, I had 3 rolls in two days and I was only there three.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
Hzafa1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3053 times:
Year 2000 : Los Angeles 6 days 85 rolls
Las Vegas 1 day 10 rolls
Year 1999 : Las Vegas 5 days 62 rolls
Phoenix 1 day 18 rolls America West B757
Los Angeles 1 day 8 rolls
Year 1998 : Miami 6 days 72 rolls
FT.Lauderdale 1 day 7 rolls
Zurich 2 days 15 rolls
Paris CDG every year 6 a 7 days good for 5 rolls every day
Brussels 3 months with 1 roll
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
I am about the same as Charles with my film usage, although when i used to use digital (back in the old days ) i shot about 30 frames only!!! that was before the battery ran out, otherwise i could take unlimited (with a laptop in hand )
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3005 times:
On a good day at LHR, I would easily get through a dozen rolls of film. Now I'm shooting digital, well, let's have a look:
26 August, MAN, 420 shots
29 August, BHX, 154 shots
04 September, MAN, 219 shots
06 September, MAN, 192 shots
08 September, MAN, 102 shots (only there for the afternoon)
I guess it depends on where I am, what's going on, what the weather's like, and how long I stay out. I now have 512MB of memory cards, plus a laptop I can drag out with me, so I'll rarely be limited by the number of frames I can store... (another joy of digital imagery )
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 52 Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2999 times:
My biggest "single day" film output was 10 rolls of K64 @ JFK one afternoon... but that pales in comparison to some guys here who I've seen burn up 4-5 rolls easily on just one plane sitting 50mm!
To serious slide traders only rare hot items get that much attention.
Most I've shot on just one plane was 2 rolls.... Palestinian CRJ @ YUL. Which is now history.....
Rindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 14 Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2992 times:
Hmmm... let's see, I shot 10 rolls of 3 aircraft at YXX (Abbotsford) today :
CityBird B737-800 (N- reggie, never delivered, being repainted next week, VERY, VERY rare!) x 6 rolls (36 per roll)
Conair CV580s (hot and new!) : 2 rolls per aircraft (2 aircraft).
But for an AC A340, I'll do 10-12 shots tops... dime-a-dozen.
For me, most common items get a half-roll or a roll... but for taxiing aircraft, then it's not so much how much you shoot, but how much you "can" shoot...
for example, at SEA, I managed a roll on the OZ 777... (I haven't seen a better shot yet)... I wanted to do 5-rolls on her alone, but obviously couldn't. I have a whopping 5 spares left.
I've changed a lot though... I shoot more in a week than I did in all of '97, but that's because I've gone head-over-heels for the 50mm top-knotch KR64 ramp shots... the only thing I like better are touch-down shots at YVR in the winter, nothing beats that, nothing.
What other people think of you is none of your business!
Rindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 14 Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2963 times:
The CV580s are modified for forest-fire use. They are in full Conair colors, and were painted just this past week. They could very well be from KFA though... don't worry, when I get the shots back, I'll post it. You won't be seeing them at YKA anytime soon though... they're undergoing test-flights at YXX over the winter, and in the summer they'll be used to battle the fires.
What other people think of you is none of your business!
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 371 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2946 times:
My biggest shoot was at LHR with Gary and Dean 3 days and some 1400 odd shots, which i still havent done anything with! Jason and Chris have the monoploy on LHR now
Normal couple of hours at LGW would see 200-400 shots taken. I will shoot anything that appeals, yes even the Euro 737 fleet as you never know when your get a good shot thats a keeper. Thats the beauty of digital shoot as much as you want and then trash it without worring about the cost
AerLingus it doesnt matter how many you shoot as long as you enjoy what your doing