Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1331 times:
I switched from 35mm slide to digital last year as I was just sick and tired of having rolls of film ruined by the processors at Kodak and Fuji. I was also sick and tired of buying a ton of film every time I went somewhere as it became very costly, and then the cataloging of the slides(I'm still backlogged from the nineties!). So, after alot of considerations, I purchased an Olympus C-2100UZ 2.1 megapixel digital camera. For the most part, I love it. It is alot easier to carry around some SmartMedia cards instead of 50-75 rolls of film on a big trip, and labeling couldn't be easier....a couple of hours compared to well....years. I do have one big gripe! It seems the camera does fine on planes that are on the ground(slow moving). Where I have a problem is on flying shots. It seems no matter what I have tried, they are not as clear as the ground shots. I have adjusted the ISO setting, WB setting, S-Prg mode, and even done the manual shutter/aperature adjustments, as well as set the contrast to HARD. I still cannot get the results I expect. Most of the shots are in HQ at 1600X1200. I have tried SHQ but the files were just to big. Lately here in ATL it has been crystal clear....blue sky and only the airplane in the shot. It also seems, under these conditions, that it is almost to bright for the camera.....a silver plane has that bright reflection that almost leaves a shiny "blotch" on part of the plane!! I could really use help here from some other 2100 users. I don't want to return to film but I cannot afford a top of the line digital until they get closer to what the C2100 was. Don't get me wrong, it's a great camera...just a tad frustrating at times!
Flyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1359 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1262 times:
It takes some time to grasp the lag on it, but once you nail one the others are almost as easy.
What I started out with was zooming too far out so I could get the whole plane in the frame, then I slowly started adjusting it to where I knew I could nail the shot. It doesn't always work, and I still miss one here and there, but by the end of my last trip I had it down pretty well...although I still chopped off a little bit of the nose of the AirFrance 747-400 asdfhghlksg!
Probably the best people to talk to are either Gregg Stansbury, or Tommy Simms - Tommy really helped me right before and right after I got mine back in December and then again before I went to MIA a few weeks ago.
Drop them an email or me an email and I'll try to help!