boeingholiday
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Digital Photos

Sat Oct 12, 2002 12:48 am

Hello Airliners  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I've an important question here:
I found some photos of starting/landing aircrafts, made with a digital camera (Nikon - Coolpix). I've already written the photographer but haven't received a message yet.  Crying

Just wanted to know the best settings - autofocus or not - ISO - shutter speed ect.

Thanks for the answers,
yours sincerely
Markus  Big thumbs up
 
boeingholiday
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RE: Digital Photos

Sat Oct 12, 2002 12:51 am

Of course there are also topics which are quite similiar, but I'm not using a D30 or D60 (hm...)  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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clickhappy
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RE: Digital Photos

Sat Oct 12, 2002 3:38 am

Markus -

I have been trying shots of planes landing lately, haven't really gotten it down. "Auto" settings on my CP5k don't seem to do the trick, so I have been playing with the ISO, either 200 or 400, and shutter speeds of 1/500 or faster if the lighting is there.

My results have been mixed...some fairly good, some downright horrible. Nothing A.net quality, but it is fun trying...

Royal
 
boeingholiday
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RE: Digital Photos

Sat Oct 12, 2002 6:18 pm

Hello Royal,

I'm using a Coolpix 5700, like Paul Arnold, the photographer I've written.


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I will try several settings, but this guy here has the key!  Wink/being sarcastic

Markus
 
The Red Baron
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RE: Digital Photos

Sat Oct 12, 2002 10:10 pm

I'm now using a Canon D60 with a Canon 100-400 IS lens.
The image stabilizer on the lens really helps and you can pretty much ignore shutter speeds on sunny days and go for f8 to get good depth of field.
I always try to use 100 ASA going no higher than 200 ASA on cloudy days - higher goes noticeably grainy.
Always use autofocus with three point focusing - its fooled the camera a couple of times when the a/c is predominantly white but 95+ % have come out crisp. One point focusing though can result in focusing difficulties if it catches a flat white patch on the fuselage.
I'll be uploading a few take-off and landing shots to A.net soon so you can judge for yourself.
I have emailed one direct to Markus for him to see.
Hope this helps.
Rgds
Bill

 
boeingholiday
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RE: Digital Photos

Sat Oct 12, 2002 10:55 pm

Hi Bill, thanks for the answers.

Does anyone have a direct e-mail adress to Paul Arnold?

Thanks, best regards Markus
 
airsnaps
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RE: Digital Photos

Wed Oct 23, 2002 10:14 pm

Hi Markus,

My apologies for this. I don't recall receiving your e-mail, although I have quite alot, so my I'm very sorry if I've over-looked it.

Thanks for including my shots here! Pleased you like them!

What is it I can help you with?! Let me know and I'll give you all the advice I can!

Kind Regards,

Paul.
mail@airsnaps.com

Singapore.
 
boeingholiday
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RE: Digital Photos

Thu Oct 24, 2002 12:03 am

Hi Paul,

thanks for this message, I was very happy to hear something from you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
No problem of the over - looking!

Well, I'm using the Coolpix5700 myself very often, and wanted to know the best settings for this awesome digital camera (shutter speed - automatic, autofocus...)

How are you going on with the teleconverter? Do you loose some quality or focus speed?

If you could help me here - that would be very great  Big thumbs up

Best regards
Markus
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