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Chris Sheldon

Fri Aug 17, 2001 5:13 pm

I just viewed you latest uploads...WOW!!!..........I was blown away by your head on rotation shots taken at BHX, simply stunning! In particular the Air Malta 737 and the BA A319.

I know that you are for the most part all digital, although I forgot which camera you use. But I am curious about your lens combo. I would assume that these were taken with no less than a 500mm tele, judging by the compressed look of the shots.

Seeing your fine examples along with A.Hunts and others has convinced me to go after that Canon D30 later this year or early next year. This would certainly compliment my other 3 EOS cameras. As a matter of fact I saw one listed for $1600.00 at a NY store, although I am a little suspicious of this price however.

Again, great work!

Thomas
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RE: Chris Sheldon

Fri Aug 17, 2001 6:59 pm

Air Malta = Genious !!!
I also love that Aer Lingus 146 pic !! I would have to say that though, I am Irish Big grin


Great work Chris !
Martin
 
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RE: Chris Sheldon

Fri Aug 17, 2001 9:20 pm

I just love that compressed perspective - I think Chris was playing with his 600mm mirror lens here, which on the DS30 gives some ridiculous length (800 - 900mm?)

Seems to work well though!

Cheers.

Colin
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da Fwog
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RE: Chris Sheldon

Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:16 pm

Those takeoff and rotation shots were, as Colin says, taken with a Sigma 600mm mirror on the front of the D30 - effective focal length = 960mm!

(The couple of rear-views of a/c going over the threshold were only shot at 500mm, hence the wider field of view.)

The Aer Lingus and BA A319 had the whole combo (D30 & 600mm) mounted securely on a pretty hefty Manfrotto tripod, but I'm quite proud of the fact that the Air Malta was taken handheld from the top of a stepladder!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Chris Sheldon

Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:51 pm

Only 500mm huh..

Fantastic shots though, i love those sort of runway perspective shots!!!!!

Btw. wonder how much different the BHX runway is too the BRS runway!!

Cheers

Dan
 
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RE: Chris Sheldon

Sat Aug 18, 2001 5:01 am

Fantastic shots - the best I've seen for a long time.
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D-30+600mm = 900mm

Sat Aug 18, 2001 6:21 am

How does the D-30 add to the zoom. Did you use some kind of digital zoom? Where do the additional 360mm come from?
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RE: Chris Sheldon

Sat Aug 18, 2001 6:55 am

I think it may be because the lens is rated for a 35mm body. The effective zoom ratio is always greater on a digital because of the difference in size of the CCD compared to 35mm film. For example, my digital is 7 -70 mm, equivalent to 37 - 370 on a 35mm camera.
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da Fwog
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RE: D-30+600mm = 900mm

Sat Aug 18, 2001 6:58 am

The D30, in common with other digital SLRs (Nikon D1, Fuji S1) has a CCD (in the Canon it's actually a CMOS image sensor, but you know what I mean) chip that is smaller than a 35mm frame. It's the equivalent of cropping the edges from a 35mm image to leave only the area in the centre. For the Nikon/Fuji cameras, the factor to obtain the effective focal length is 1.5x, and for the Canon D30 it's 1.6x, as the Canon CMOS chip is slightly smaller than the CCD used by Nikon/Fuji.
 
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RE: D-30+600mm = 900mm

Sat Aug 18, 2001 5:57 pm

This cant be good im becoming a fan of Da Fwog  Wink/being sarcastic

Really nice shots Chris!

All the best

Paul
 
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RE: D-30+600mm = 900mm

Sat Aug 18, 2001 10:18 pm

Hi Chris

So now there is no hiding for you.

You will easily be spotted at LHR with that mighty lens.

So when I find you, I will tie you up, steal your camera equipment and no more great shots from Chris.

I might have to talk to your wife and set up a plan of action.

Happy shooting  Smile

Regards
Gary Watt
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da Fwog
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RE: D-30+600mm = 900mm

Sat Aug 18, 2001 11:22 pm

How can you say all that, and then round it off by saying "happy shooting"? Or is that your plan of action - are you going to try and shoot me?
 
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One More Time Da Fwog!

Sun Aug 19, 2001 8:03 am

From where were these shots taken? Not a standard location for LHR, right?

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da Fwog
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RE: One More Time Da Fwog!

Sun Aug 19, 2001 5:59 pm

Not a well known location, anyway.

From the famous Myrtle Avenue field, go down the A30 towards Terminal 4. Take the T4 turnoff, go up the hill, and just before the road goes over the bridge there's a grassy bank to your left. This is the spot - it's quite high up, so offers a kind of view over the trees etc. and gives you the chance to get a little background in the approach shots. However, you'd better have a long lens - typically, you need 500mm for a 747!

It's a shame there's so much clutter in the way, because you can actually see the aircraft touching down on 27L - but they are inevitably partially obscured by bits of tree, lamppost etc. as they do so!

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