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What Is Your Average Number Of Shots?  
User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3728 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  Smile ), 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 ?

Yann

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User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3619 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!

Regards,
Dean



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3604 times:
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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)
User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

I shoot about 500 frames in an eight hour day at LHR.

But then I'm digital so it doesn't cost me anything!


J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Usually I shoot a film in one hour at BRU, but then, if there is something really special I have 7-8 photos of one aircraft....

Sometimes I do one film in three-four hours...


Staffan


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

I shoot a pityful 1 roll of 36 per month......yes 1 roll per month. Its shameful but all I can afford.

User currently offlineHzafa1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3588 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  Love
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
cheers
Nicole





User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

I shoot a pityful 1 roll of 36 per month......yes 1 roll per month. Its shameful but all I can afford.

Don't feel sorry Colin, you recent uploads are very good like this one.

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Martin O'Connell



I shoot about 500 frames in an eight hour day at LHR.

Jason, I love your LHR approach shots. What is your digital camera and what kind of memory do you have for taking 500 frames in a row ?

Rgds
yann





User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

Sorry, Martin of course !! (why did I write Colin ??  Nuts)

Yann


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Assuming good conditions, I'll shoot between 5 and 10 rolls per day at a busy airport.

Charles


User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

Yann,

It's a Canon D30.

I only have a 160MB CF card but I take the laptop and dump the shots when the card fills up.


J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

I am about the same as Charles with my film usage, although when i used to use digital (back in the old days  Big grin) i shot about 30 frames only!!! that was before the battery ran out, otherwise i could take unlimited (with a laptop in hand  Big grin)

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3540 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

I'm still an amateur and I don't spend my money only on K64/developing. But here is what I shot on recent visits to the airports:

Toulouse TLS: 4-6 rolls in 4 hours (36 frames)
Boston BOS: 6-8 rolls in 6 hours (parking is expensive!)
EWR: 5 rolls in on a 2 hour layover
Columbus (CMH) 6 rolls in 5 hours

Looks like about a roll an hour. It depends on where I am and what the weather is like!



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineCarlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3534 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.....

~Carlos


User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3527 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.

-Rob







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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Normal SLR -

LGW 30 shots in a full a day
LHR 50 shots in a full day
LTN 24 shots in a full day
STN 50 shots in a full day

Digital

LGW 90 in 3 hours at LGW
DUB 119 in 5 hours at DUB and a flight

So, now I have a digital I shoot a lot more as there are no developing costs!

LGW



User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

Rob, a new KF CV-580? Is there anything special about it or just fresh paint?

User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

YKA ,

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.

-Rob




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User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

It Varies. Over 1900 shots in 2 Days a few weeks ago

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3481 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  Wink/being sarcastic

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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

AerLingus it doesnt matter how many you shoot as long as you enjoy what your doing  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards

Paul


User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

It Varies. Over 1900 shots in 2 Days a few weeks ago

Wow, more than 52 rolls of 36 frames in just 2 days !!  Wow!  Wow!
You're the champ for the moment. However, I see you're a pro so maybe it explains this outstanding record.

Yann




User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Hehe, what's the average time to load a new film into the camera???? Can you do it in 5 sec's???

Staffan Big grin


User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3471 times:


Glenn shoots digital...Fuji S1.




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User currently offlineYevgeny From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 199 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

I am shoot about 100 pic at4 hour OLYMPUS 2100UZ at JFK. I am can't stay more then 1 hour at same spoot
becouse NYPD and FBI is very tight righ now

Yevgeny, USA


25 Bernieh : It depends on the camera I am using, the aircraft type and livery, and the weather conditions ... In the past I've needed about 10 rolls of film a day
26 Post contains links and images Cfalk : On a recent visit to Singapore, I met up with Andrew Hunt and Alan Tsui. When a Royal Barge Thai A330 came by, Between the three of us we must have to
27 Dazed767 : For me, I shot 4 rolls of 24exp in JFK in a day. Most I've ever done was 12 rolls of 24exp in 4 days at LAX/MHV.
28 Post contains images Aer Lingus : Pardon my severe and utter ignorance but why would anyone want to shoot 216 (36 x 6) shots on one single aircraft at 50mm, no matter how rare it is ?
29 Post contains links and images Ydelta : Martin, you plugging a picture ?? Which picture ? I don't believe that story Click for large versionPhoto © Martin O'Connell OK, I gonna plug mys
30 Carlos Borda : Martin "Aer Lingus" writes: >>Pardon my severe and utter ignorance but why would anyone want to shoot 216 (36 x 6) shots on one single aircraft at 50m
31 Post contains images Carlos Borda : And just for the record... I don't consider myself a "serious slide collector." But I do have many friends who are. I consider myself semi-sorta-serio
32 Petertenthije : In Amsterdam (my home airport) about 2 or 2,5 roles a day, now that the observation deck is closed even less. In Rotterdam 1 role. In Dusseldorf 5 or
33 Post contains images Rindt : Basically I'm just gearing up for future slide conventions... and I trade a LOT! Almost one roll alone could go to the traders I currently trade with.
34 Post contains links and images Lindy : I've been going to DCA for over 5 years so these day I shoot there only biz-jets and some unusual stuff. DCA = 1 roll/hr Click for large versionPhoto
35 Aer Lingus : Okay gents thanks for the explanation. It makes sense perfect sense now Cheers, Martin - THE IGNORANT SOD !
36 Post contains images Aer Lingus : Oh Ydelta, fancy becoming my official plugging agent ?
37 Thomasphoto60 : 3 frames per trip! Thomas
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