reffado From Brazil, joined Feb 2012, 196 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8986 times:
I use the Nikon D7000 with the 55-300VR. I'm not totally satisfied yet though. Something about my aviation photos just doesn't look nice. I know this lens is not perfect, but the results I get just look too soft.
planespot From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8950 times:
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (will be selling this)
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon PowerShot SX200IS
and new toys I just received today:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
henkita217 From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 358 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8936 times:
Just the basic tools for me as I am still learning.
Canon 550D with the stock 18-55mm lens that came as a kit. Happy to have a photo accepted here using that lens. Also, I own a Canon EF 70-300 f4-f5.6 L IS USM, which is the obvious primary lens for aviation photography.
planespot From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8912 times:
Quoting megatop412 (Reply 13): Cary you'll have to let me know your thoughts on the 5DIII once you get some time with it, sounds like a great camera
Will do...I rented it a few weeks ago, and liked it enough to buy it...so, so far so good
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14): Interesting to see a couple guys using this lens. Is it a good investment? Or was it just packaged as a kit lens or something? I don't have a super-wide-angle right now.
It's one of the best UWA values out there, and my go-to lens for widebodies at SXM. Here are some of my pics, using it: http://bit.ly/OIgxmQ
If you ever go full frame, your 17-40 will probably be a tad sharper at the corners, but the 10-22 is excellent glass. Still hoping Canon comes out with a top-notch UWA, though. Even the 16-35 2.8 I just picked up is a little behind the Nikon 14-24 in quality (although the NIkon is $400 more).
planespot From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8898 times:
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 16): Interesting - I thought EF-S lenses couldn't be used on full-frame cameras. Don't they lack the EF-S mount? Or are you saying the 17-40 on a full-frame would be sharper than the 10-22 on a crop?
I'm saying the 17-40 on FF is probably sharper to the corners than the 10-22 on a crop. My friend just picked up the 5DmIII + 17-40 to replace his 7D + 10-22 for UWA, so we'll see how he thinks they compare.
It is, though I feel as though mine is going a bit blurry around the edges. My cabin pics are nowhere near as sharp as they were at the beginning of its life. Tell me how that 16-35mm goes because I'm eyeing that up as my UWA for the jump to FF as well.. However by the time that comes around, there could well be another lens around there!
glen From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 209 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8881 times:
Using an old EOS 400D with the cheap 18-55mm kit lens (1st generation, no IS yet) and a nearly 30 year old 100-300mm.
Looking for a complete upgrade soon, but there are other expensive hobbies as well...
I have also a Canon PowerShot S100 which is always with me, in the cockpit, on tarmac, in the mountains... A few shots in the database from this year are shot with this great little camera!
"The horizon of many people is a circle with zero radius which they call their point of view." - Albert Einstein
ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 660 posts, RR: 17 Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8852 times:
Canon 5D III
Canon 5D (old, and surplus to requirements, but my affection for it exceeds resale value )
and, sadly collecting dust, a Canon F1
Lenses: pretty well have everything I need, but still dithering about something between 200 and 500. I can't bring myself to buy a 100-400 with rumours of a replacement soon, and I'm not over impressed by any of the 300mm zooms. There are some nice primes that would fit the gap, but I would prefer the zoom. I'll just have to be patient.
Canon 500mm f4 IS (usually with a 1.4x convertor attached)
Canon 70-200 f4 IS
Canon 24-105 f4 IS
Canon 17-40 f4
Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon 85mm 1.8
Tend to stick with Canon for glass, but a couple of exceptions acquired for specific purposes: