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by norfolkjohn
Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Congratulations To Paul Markman's 1000th!
Replies: 45
Views: 5350

RE: Congratulations To Paul Markman's 1000th!

Paul, As you know I haven't been doing much with A.Net recently and it is a very long tome since I posted in the Forum. However I really did want to add my congratualtions on your 1000th accepted shot. As has been said by many others your pictures are excellent and have quite a unique style. Your wi...

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away
Replies: 148
Views: 15570

RE: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away

There is little I can add to what has already been said about this tragic loss. In common with many of those that have already posted messages of condolence I did not personally know Mickey. I can only salute a kindred spirit and sincerely hope that he is now in a place with constantly blue sky and ...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Newbie Advice - Worth Working On?
Replies: 11
Views: 3896

RE: Newbie Advice - Worth Working On?

Steve, I like this shot but your edit is way too soft. I would recommend you take up the offer from Paul to have him try an edit on your original. If Paul can't get the shot up to standard I doubt anyone can. Conversely if he can sort it out I know, from personal experience, that he can explain to y...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Request For Help From A Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 5178

RE: Request For Help From A Newbie

Andy, I have to agree with Tim's comments. I only ever shoot at ISO 100 with my 20D or 10D. While it is true there is no substitute for good lighting, and that generally means sunshine, it also has to be accepted that at times you have to deal with the conditions you are presented with. If there is ...

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by norfolkjohn
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-REDX, The Ultimate Personal "Starship"?
Replies: 2
Views: 7753

RE: G-REDX, The Ultimate Personal "Starship"?

Hi Devilfish, Glad you liked my pictures of the Berkut. This particular example lives at my local airport in Norwich in the East of England. It used to be based near by at RAF Coltishall and was / is flown by an Ex Jaguar pilot. The Jag is a Mach 1.6 strike aircraft so you can understand that their ...

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Have Things Changed?
Replies: 42
Views: 4629

RE: How Have Things Changed?

For me the biggest thing that has changed at A.Net in recent times was the introduction of variable upload limits linked to a photographer's acceptance ratio. Before this was introduced it did not matter if you got shots rejected. Rejections were genuinely learning opportunities with no penalty for ...

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Tried To Be Brave......
Replies: 56
Views: 6555

RE: I Tried To Be Brave......

Paul, This is an interesting and educational shot. I fail to see why the motive is deemed unacceptable. My advice would be to Appeal and make reference to this thread. It is quite clear that the vast majority of people that have commented on the picture believe it merits inclusion in the Data Base a...

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Machynletth Loop Area
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

RE: Machynletth Loop Area

If you are interested in low flying military aircraft photography in the UK this web-site may well be of interest to you

http://lowfly.net/

JA

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Alpha Tango Charlie?
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

RE: Alpha Tango Charlie?

I was contacted by this guy some weeks ago. My response to his request was as follows : "Dear Sir, Thank you for your enquiry regarding my pictures on the Airliners.Net web site. I have looked at all the information you have provided and the impression I have is that you are looking for "amateur" ph...

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

RE: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem

Edward, Many thanks for your comments in the response above - they are sincerely appreciated. Thanks also for making the prompt effort to try and improve the situation in relation to the Chipmunk shots already in the <acronym title="Brit Air (France)">DB</acronym> <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=...

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

RE: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem

First off thanks to <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> for the clarification on this. However I have to point out a few things. 1) It would have been very helpful if this explanation had been offered either in the original rejection e-mail <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea A...

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

RE: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem

Based on the fact that no one (including a member of the Screening Team)could identify what the problem was with this shot I appealed it. It has been rejected again for info and now for Soft as well. This is pretty much what I've come to expect - I should know by now that if a shot gets rejected you...

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

Having had a chance to think about things over night I would like to try and explain more about why I have become so fed-up with A.Net that I'm looking to go elsewhere. Personal rejections over time have plaid their part but this is, genuinely, a small part of the way I feel. The two big issues are ...

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Done Uploading!
Replies: 119
Views: 5275

RE: Done Uploading!

In the past I would have said that no one should throw in the towel but I have to agree 100% with the original post in this thread. I am feeling very much the same way at present and not just because of rejections I have had but due to inconsistances that are highlighted on an almost daily basis in ...

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help Needed Regarding A Rejection
Replies: 13
Views: 5409

RE: Help Needed Regarding A Rejection

Stuart, I had a look at the different versions of the DC-10 shot in your profile and to be honest I don't see much difference between them. However all the versions seem to be 1024 wide and if this is what you are starting with I would say it is too small. I scan negatives on an Epson flat bed with ...

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

RE: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem

Peter,

I just checked the info on the Rejected Photo page of "MyPhotos". Cn is C1/0552 and Code is 1377 which is correct as it should be since it was put in by auto-complete. Don't think this is the problem but thanks for the comment - it was worth checking.

JA

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help Needed Regarding A Rejection
Replies: 13
Views: 5409

RE: Help Needed Regarding A Rejection

Stuart, The problem may be the way you are doing the original scan. What are you scanning - Prints ? Negs ? Slides ? What type of scannere are you using and what resolution are you scanning at ? What are the pixel dimensions of the image you are getting from the scanner before you start editing ? Th...

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

RE: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem

Mick, I did notice one of the existing shots was yours and that was one of the reasons I picked the same details as I know you are careful about the info. Do you think it is possible that the Screener ticked the wrong box and the shot should have been killed for another reason ? If it was genuinely ...

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

Info Rejection - Can't See The Problem

Hi All, I just has this shot rejected for info only but I really can't see what I've got wrong : <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=20060912_G-BARS-Chipmunk-Duxford-1Sept06-211.jpg" target=_blank>www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphot...S-Chipmunk-Duxford-1Sept06-211.j...

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by norfolkjohn
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is Confidence Getting The Best Of Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 6783

RE: Is Confidence Getting The Best Of Me?

Sadly the only cure for heat haze is to be able to get closer to your subject. (Or move to a cool damp country like the UK  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink">) As I said before I feel the nose of the Alaska 737 is affected by heat haze and hence the shot is likely to ...

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by norfolkjohn
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is Confidence Getting The Best Of Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 6783

RE: Is Confidence Getting The Best Of Me?

I would say that the other 4 shots are all good efforts but do not quite meet the very high standards needed for A.Net acceptance. Depending on what the original unedited shots look like - especially in terms of sharpness it just MIGHT be possible to improve the shots but I am doubtful if they have ...

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by norfolkjohn
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is Confidence Getting The Best Of Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 6783

RE: Is Confidence Getting The Best Of Me?

First off congratulations on getting your first shot accepted - well done ! Unfortunately I fear the Alaska 737 shot will not be your second acceptance. I feel the shot is a bit soft and that might be fixable but the bottom of the fuselage and the gear is affected by heat haze (not just jet blast at...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Over-exposure During Sunny Days
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

RE: Over-exposure During Sunny Days

The best way to prevent this problem is almost certainly to use a hand held incident light meter and set the camera up manually. However I will admit that this is not what I actually do. Another possibility is to take a meter reading off a grey card and use the settings for that meter reading but ag...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: NOA_Manipulation
Replies: 44
Views: 1785

RE: NOA_Manipulation

First let me say that I fully understand the difficulty about the weather in Iceland. Even if you can see blue sky there is NO guarantee the sun will come to where you are. The weather and light are both incredibly changeable. I know I have been there ! I have both a 10D and a 20D and if the latter ...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3796

RE: Lens Question

Tom, I think the advice from Simon to practice with your existing lens is a good idea. The kit that is being discussed in this thread is pretty expensive and unless you have a fair bit of experience under your belt you will not get the best from it regardless of its price or technical standard. We a...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3796

RE: Lens Question

Tom, I have no experience of the 28-300 L but I have now doubt it will be high quality. My concern would be whether it represents good value for money. The Warehouse Express price is a fairly eye watering £1569 against £1079 for the 100-400. Given that the 28-300 is almost £500 more expensive than t...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3796

RE: Lens Question

Tom, I have used the Canon 100-400 for over four years and it has given me excellent results. If you are going for just one lens and you plan to use it extensively for aviation photography this is the one you should buy. Its only down side (in my experience) is that it tends to be rather soft above ...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Many Congratulations To John Allan
Replies: 13
Views: 4417

RE: Many Congratulations To John Allan

Martin Thanks for your kind words - we must have been almost shoulder to shoulder at Duxford. If you are visiting there again let me know. Jenny I much appreciate your comments - as your shots are excellent. Not sure I always manage to beat you either on timing or quality but I'll keep trying - at l...

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Many Congratulations To John Allan
Replies: 13
Views: 4417

RE: Many Congratulations To John Allan

Willem,

It was indeed busy at Duxford that day but here we have a classic case of "Great Minds Think Alike" !

I'll be back at Duxford this Sunday for the Spitfires but the weather looks like it will be typically British - dull, damp and windy !

All the best,

JA

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by norfolkjohn
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Many Congratulations To John Allan
Replies: 13
Views: 4417

RE: Many Congratulations To John Allan

Many thanks for the kind comments. As is obvious from my portfolio I will photograph any and all types of aircraft but I must admit that war-birds are a favourite subject. It's nice that these are often my most popular shots. Thanks again. John  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wave.gif"...

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Another Crazy Rejections.
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

RE: Another Crazy Rejections.

Both the KLM and Air France shots are overexposed. The whites are too bright. If the shots were taken in RAW it may be possible to correct this by going back to the original files. If they were taken in .jpg format there is scope for some adjustment through levels in PhotoShop but I fear this will n...

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by norfolkjohn
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera NOT Allowed As Carry-on
Replies: 55
Views: 6722

RE: Camera NOT Allowed As Carry-on

At this moment in the UK almost all carry on items have been banned. Only items presently allowed in the cabin are Travel Documents, Wallet / Purse, Glasses / Contact Lenses (without cases), Prescription Medication, Keys (but no electronic fobs). These items also have to be put in clear plastic bags...

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Upload Queue Limits Reduced
Replies: 270
Views: 17149

RE: Upload Queue Limits Reduced

There seems to be general agreement that the long term way of keeping the queue down in to have a larger screening team. This may well also take the pressure off individual screeners by reducing individual work load. The problem seems to be that reasons are constantly being put forward as to why add...

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by norfolkjohn
Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Million For Paul Markman In Manchester!
Replies: 35
Views: 5385

RE: A Million For Paul Markman In Manchester!

Paul,

Many congratulations on reaching this latest mile-stone. Thanks also for all your help and advice over the last year.

All the best and keep the shots coming !

John  bigthumbsup 

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by norfolkjohn
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Unable To Delete From Q
Replies: 18
Views: 725

RE: Unable To Delete From Q

Seems to be working again - Thanks Hepkat !

John  bigthumbsup 

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by norfolkjohn
Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My First Photo's Were Rejected.... Help!
Replies: 74
Views: 7543

RE: My First Photo's Were Rejected.... Help!

Charlie, I am well aware that there are hills in the background ! The runway is a good reference to use for levelling - it's the one I used to confirm that the shot, as it stands, isn't level. If you really want to get shots accepted on this site you HAVE to pay attention to this type of detail beca...

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by norfolkjohn
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My First Photo's Were Rejected.... Help!
Replies: 74
Views: 7543

RE: My First Photo's Were Rejected.... Help!

As stated above resizing down to 1024 should improve image quality. If the image quality is worse it may be down to compression when you saved the re-sized picture. Make sure you are saving at the highest quality / lowest compression possible. Unfortunately regardless of the resizing / quality issue...

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by norfolkjohn
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help In P51 Reg And Quality Enough Or Not?
Replies: 3
Views: 4981

RE: Help In P51 Reg And Quality Enough Or Not?

Registration is G-HAEC I believe. The aircraft had been painted up for use in the film Empire of the Sun. Not too sure on the quality front. Obviously a scan of the print so may be acceptable especially as there are not many pictures in the <acronym title="Brit Air (France)">DB</acronym> of this air...

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by norfolkjohn
Sat May 20, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Quality And Resizing Jaggies
Replies: 6
Views: 3083

RE: Quality And Resizing Jaggies

Tim, I agree with the others that the amount of jaggies is negligible. I can just about fond some on the horizontal stabilizer but I would not have thought enough to cause a problem. I also tend to agree the shot is softish. I tried giving it a pass of <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM...

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by norfolkjohn
Fri May 19, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Another Few Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

RE: Another Few Questions

Peter, I'd have to say that there is a slight cast in all the shots but it is most noticeable in those taken in dull light. I do see a bit of a cast in the two accepted shots. In terms of the 737 shot what I would do is the following : Enhance > Brightness / Contrast > Levels This will bring up the ...

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by norfolkjohn
Fri May 19, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Another Few Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

RE: Another Few Questions

Peter, These are my thoughts for what they are worth. 737 : Has a muddy greenish brown cast and needs an adjustment of brightness and contrast in levels. I think this is basically a good shot and should not be hard to fix. Start by checking the histogram in levels (assuming you are using Photoshop)....

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by norfolkjohn
Sun May 14, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Bad News For LHR
Replies: 56
Views: 5795

RE: More Bad News For LHR

I endured another trip through <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> as a passenger this week. I have to admit that I hate the place with a passion and have similar feelings towards the BAA in general. As I drove out of the long stay car park I couldn't help n...

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by norfolkjohn
Sun May 14, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 100-400 Or 300 L Or 400 L?
Replies: 18
Views: 8734

RE: Canon 100-400 Or 300 L Or 400 L?

Simon, I have all three of the lenses you mentioned in your original post and also the 70-200 <acronym title="Falcon Air Express (USA)">F2</acronym>.8 <acronym title="Lisbon (- Portela de Sacavem) (LIS / LPPT), Portugal">LIS</acronym>. My comments on each are as follows : 100-400 <acronym title="Lis...

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by norfolkjohn
Mon May 01, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mick Hits The BIG 4G
Replies: 33
Views: 4179

RE: Mick Hits The BIG 4G

Mick,

You are a man after my own heart and I salute you. 4000 excellent pictures and one of the most varied and interesting selections of aircraft images to be found anywhere.

Very well done - just keep shooting the new stuff and scanning the old ones !

John A

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