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by USAir_757
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Shutter Speed Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

RE: Shutter Speed Question

Yep, I remember people having issues with both lenses toward the long end - and that's not to say the Sigma is exactly stellar, it has fringing, and vignetting on full-frame, but it is noticeably sharper at 300mm than the comparable EF lenses.

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by USAir_757
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Shutter Speed Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

RE: Shutter Speed Question

Ahh yes, the old EF 75-300 IS, the one even a cheap-o Sigma 70-300 DL can out-do at 300mm... (I have the Sigma, and it produces images sharper than that against the 300mm stop, provided the lighting is sufficient enough for a fast shutter speed...on the APS-C sensors it's comparable to 450mm on 35mm...

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by USAir_757
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Need A New Digital SLR.
Replies: 18
Views: 4880

RE: I Need A New Digital SLR.

^ Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, the Sony Alpha line is compatible with most (all?) Minolta AF lenses.

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by USAir_757
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Need A New Digital SLR.
Replies: 18
Views: 4880

RE: I Need A New Digital SLR.

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by USAir_757
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Need A New Digital SLR.
Replies: 18
Views: 4880

RE: I Need A New Digital SLR.

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by USAir_757
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Need A New Digital SLR.
Replies: 18
Views: 4880

RE: I Need A New Digital SLR.

What would you like to spend/what's the upper limit of your budget?

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by USAir_757
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera For A Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 4711

RE: Camera For A Newbie

Don't be afraid to look into the underdog aka Pentax. You could pick up a K10D w/ kit lens lightly used on ebay for a good deal. Pentax <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> 80-200 and 800-320 lenses are going cheap these days, or if you want new, the Pentax DA55-300 <acronym title="Ed...

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by USAir_757
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Entry LevelDigital SLR Do I Buy|?
Replies: 55
Views: 5714

RE: Which Entry LevelDigital SLR Do I Buy|?

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by USAir_757
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cheap Camreas!
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

RE: Cheap Camreas!

Camreas? What's a camrea?  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/silly.gif" alt="Silly"> (sorry, couldn't resist.) I recommend ebay. You can get a lightly-used higher-end model from last year for fairly cheap. You could also try forms dedicated to Nikon/Canon/Pentax/etc photography and lo...

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by USAir_757
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Score. (cheap New Equipment Content)
Replies: 1
Views: 2441

Score. (cheap New Equipment Content)

So I am still alive...still...just been so damn busy that I haven't had time to get out to the/an airport and go shooting. A couple of you veterans might remember that I posted last year saying how I finally went digital. Well - My mom dropped my camera the other day while she was using it. Lens too...

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by USAir_757
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Entry LevelDigital SLR Do I Buy|?
Replies: 55
Views: 5714

RE: Which Entry LevelDigital SLR Do I Buy|?

I recommend Pentax, for a few reasons. -Backwards compatibility. If you want to play with old SMC-A <acronym title="Xiamen Airlines (China)">MF</acronym> lenses, you can. You can even use -M lenses <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> the Sup...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

RE: Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!

Yeah, that's the plan.

Plus, it'd be interesting to give LCDs a couple more years to develop and then see how they square up.

-C

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Camera
Replies: 55
Views: 3589

RE: Beginner Camera

Sample pics: <a href="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/mr740ti/z712sample1.jpg" target=_blank>http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/mr740ti/z712sample1.jpg</a> - at 36mm <a href="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/mr740ti/z712sample2.jpg" target=_blank>http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Motive Rejection, Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

RE: Motive Rejection, Help Please

Hadn't noticed that the first time, thanks for pointing that out.

I was just having memories about the screeners being very strict about angles...say, maybe one of them will add their .02...  Smile

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

RE: Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!

I agree that it's a dying breed, no question there - nobody in town, save one or two of the computer places, even sells new CRTs anymore - whether we're talking TVs or monitors. I can't see how this is a <i>problem</i>, though - enlighten me? All I can see it meaning, right now, is that I can get a ...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Motive Rejection, Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

RE: Motive Rejection, Help Please

I'm guessing the motive rejection happened because you're not looking straight down the aircraft, you're angled a bit.

-C

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

RE: Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!

The main thing I'm concerned about here is contrast shift. CRTs are inherently immune to it, but I've yet to see an <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> - still - that doesn't do it to some degree. LCDs are also still have difficulty producing true blacks;...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Bunch Of ANet Shots That Look Lifted Here!
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

RE: Bunch Of ANet Shots That Look Lifted Here!

+1 If someone steals a photo, cuts off the copyright bar and gets rid of the watermark then proceeds to use it for profit, by all means, go after them. If it's just an enthusiast creating a gallery, you can politely inform him that he really should ask permission first, but otherwise cut the guy som...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Camera
Replies: 55
Views: 3589

RE: Beginner Camera

Get a Kodak Z712. I believe it runs about $249, It has image stabilization and a zoom with a max of 432mm 35mm equivalent. The autofocus is stellar for a camera of this type, very fast and accurate. Has full auto, program auto, aperture and shutter priority auto and full manual modes. It's about as ...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Let's Revive The Monitor Discussion!

OK. Basically, right now I have the same computer I had in 2001. Sony Vaio PCV-RX660, came with a 15" <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym>. The computer itself is great - aside from an HDD failure (YAY MAXTOR!), it's been trouble-free for 7 years and still...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photography Forum Should Be Re-named....
Replies: 71
Views: 7133

RE: Aviation Photography Forum Should Be Re-named.

Funny I came over this thread right as I was thinking the <i>exact same thing</i> Vasco. It seems that since film has for the most part been retired around these parts that most of the discussions are about rejections now. Used to be lots of more interesting discussions about different films, scanne...

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by USAir_757
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Suggestion About Photographer Accounts
Replies: 18
Views: 878

RE: Suggestion About Photographer Accounts

I disagree on the "unbolded" username, simply because it'd make it difficult to quickly scan out a specific post by a specific person. Something like the FirstClassMember image, but related to photography would work for photographer accounts - or, prehaps text similar to the "AIRLINERS.NET CREW", bu...

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by USAir_757
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Old School #aviation Chatters, A Continuation!
Replies: 0
Views: 1504

Old School #aviation Chatters, A Continuation!

Yeah, I was listed in that thread...anyways I'm BACK!

Some of us need to get an impromptu #aviation started again...damn I miss those days.

So yeah...you know who you are...post up if you're still around!

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by USAir_757
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "You Did What!?!"
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

RE: "You Did What!?!"

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by USAir_757
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "You Did What!?!"
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

RE: "You Did What!?!"

I'm certainly not new to SLRs. I shot with a Pentax ME Super <acronym title="Xiamen Airlines (China)">MF</acronym> Auto/manual body for years: <a href="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/mr740ti/oldcam.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/mr740ti/th_oldcam.jpg" w...

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by USAir_757
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Photographer, This Phjoto Rejected.
Replies: 20
Views: 3780

RE: New Photographer, This Phjoto Rejected.

Got some examples? I'm open to being proven wrong...

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by USAir_757
Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Photographer, This Phjoto Rejected.
Replies: 20
Views: 3780

RE: New Photographer, This Phjoto Rejected.

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by USAir_757
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Christmas Gear Update...and Hopes For Gifts!
Replies: 24
Views: 3572

RE: Pre-Christmas Gear Update...and Hopes For Gift

Click:


There it is, in all its glory.

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by USAir_757
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Christmas Gear Update...and Hopes For Gifts!
Replies: 24
Views: 3572

RE: Pre-Christmas Gear Update...and Hopes For Gift

I just got a Pentax *ist <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>: <img src="http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/assets/3972.jpg" width="500" height="458" border=0></img>. Came with the 18-55 3.5-5.6, now I need the 50-200 and I think that same Sigma 135-400 would complete my setup nicely....

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by USAir_757
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Do I Need A New Computer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3019

RE: Do I Need A New Computer?

The original is rather soft - I'd go as far as to say it almost appears you used a soft focus filter. Markings behind the tail are weird...took me awhile to find them though. And, is it just me or is the shot rather crooked? The building in the background does not look level. Also, the tarmac/sky ba...

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by USAir_757
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "You Did What!?!"
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

"You Did What!?!"

Yeah, I'm still not dead, and this is my once or twice a year check-in...LOL. Anyways, for those of you who know me, what I'm about to announce will <i>knock you flat on the ground,</i> so sit down - now. I took possession of a DLSR yesterday. Supposed to be a Christmas gift, but I cheated and opene...

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by USAir_757
Fri May 04, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My Photos Being Screened For The Last 16 Hours?
Replies: 16
Views: 5530

RE: My Photos Being Screened For The Last 16 Hours

16 hours...


...is nothing. Shat, that was considered FAST back when I was actively uploading.

A week or so was the norm.

They're doing a lot better these days.

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by USAir_757
Thu May 19, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Missed Photo Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 3683

RE: Missed Photo Opportunities

Last time I was out at <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym>, I saw a United 737 new c/s push back from the terminal. The winds were correct for 24 and I was at 35. I hopped in the car and I left the spot at the end of 35 early and was going to head for the D'an...

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by USAir_757
Sun May 15, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Badmanipulation And Badborders Rejection
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

RE: Badmanipulation And Badborders Rejection

Just looks to me like he used the <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> at a higher threshhold than 0, more like 5-10 or so. and the bottom appears to be asphalt to me. I see nothing suspicious about the sky  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/confused.g...

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by USAir_757
Sun May 15, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ABQ Aircraft Viewing Area Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 4593

RE: ABQ Aircraft Viewing Area Closed

Guys calm down. MHT's east viewing area at 35 got closed down for airport construction, but ended up getting redone and came back better than before.

just because it closed doesn't mean it's gone for good...

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by USAir_757
Sat May 14, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My 1000th Post! Time For A Little Selfgloss :-D
Replies: 33
Views: 2452

RE: My 1000th Post! Time For A Little Selfgloss :-

you are a post whore...  Silly

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by USAir_757
Sat May 14, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: *Nudge*
Replies: 42
Views: 1747

RE: *Nudge*

mmm thanks gkirk

7.0 tis awesomeness

edit: HAHAHAHA ^^^^^

[Edited 2005-05-13 18:59:17]

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by USAir_757
Sat May 14, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: *Nudge*
Replies: 42
Views: 1747

RE: *Nudge*

I must have an old version, I can't find it  Sad

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by USAir_757
Sat May 14, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: *Nudge*
Replies: 42
Views: 1747

RE: *Nudge*

OH SNAP ^^^

ps. I'll have to get on MSN and check this damn feature out  Silly

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by USAir_757
Thu May 12, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Mystery Shows + Volvo Estates?
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

RE: UK Mystery Shows + Volvo Estates?

Volvos are in movies cause they rule. Big grin

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by USAir_757
Thu May 12, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School Punishes Pregnant Teacher
Replies: 40
Views: 2311

RE: School Punishes Pregnant Teacher

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by USAir_757
Wed May 11, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You're The World's #1 Fan Of ______________?
Replies: 112
Views: 4011

RE: You're The World's #1 Fan Of ______________?

the Red Sox
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by USAir_757
Tue May 10, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which A.netters Would You Like To Meet
Replies: 159
Views: 4973

RE: Which A.netters Would You Like To Meet

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by USAir_757
Tue May 10, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which A.netters Would You Like To Meet
Replies: 159
Views: 4973

RE: Which A.netters Would You Like To Meet

DSMav8r, thomasphoto60, ATCT, N312RC, AirNikon, Granite, jetBlue26 if she's still alive (last post in apr. 2002), mikephotos, hawaiian717, BA, Access-Air, Davus and probably others whose usernames I'm forgetting.

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by USAir_757
Tue May 10, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Fast Do You Drive?
Replies: 54
Views: 3027

RE: How Fast Do You Drive?

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by USAir_757
Tue May 10, 2005 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Fast Do You Drive?
Replies: 54
Views: 3027

RE: How Fast Do You Drive?

I go whatever I feel is comfortable. It's usually 10-20 over up here in New England. I've only had one ticket. Pay attention to your surroundings and drive ahead of yourself. I usually spot cops a half a mile off, and I can't tell you how many times that's saved my ass. Watch for lots of brakelights...

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by USAir_757
Tue May 10, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Far Can Your Car Go On One Tank Of Gas?
Replies: 79
Views: 28405

RE: How Far Can Your Car Go On One Tank Of Gas?

about 320 miles (15 gal tank)

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by USAir_757
Tue May 10, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Racing' Fuel On Normal Cars
Replies: 34
Views: 34687

RE: 'Racing' Fuel On Normal Cars

Ah, probably put a dry kit in without adding extra fuel...couldn't say for sure though without knowing how quickly it happened

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by USAir_757
Tue May 10, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Racing' Fuel On Normal Cars
Replies: 34
Views: 34687

RE: 'Racing' Fuel On Normal Cars

Mark, I'm willing to bet he was talking about detonation. What you were takling about sounds consistant with detonation.

Superfly, that's caused by too much NO2 and not enough fuel.

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by USAir_757
Mon May 09, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Racing' Fuel On Normal Cars
Replies: 34
Views: 34687

RE: 'Racing' Fuel On Normal Cars

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