Perhaps used Canon 5D Mark 2 or Mark 3 in good condition will be the best option if you want high ISO, better autofocusing and overall better performance.
If you do not need a full frame then you may choose any modern beginner Canon DSLR which will be better than 350D.
Hi James, I am a Nikon user and can advise only on Nikon DSLR. As a starter mid-priced I would suggest you to get Nikon D3300 with 18-105mm lens for wide shots and Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary lens.[150-600mm on Nikon D3300] You do not need all that extra buttons for aviation photography. Basically ...Jump to post
Dear friends, Perhaps some of you aware about INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF WEAPONS SYSTEMS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT named KADEX which will take place in Astana in 23-26 May this year. Many EU countries and some Asian countries got VISA-Free entry to Kazakhstan so perhaps you will be interested in visit...Jump to post
Airliners.net is 100% pure aviation while Facebook and other similar sites/platforms are the mix of information.
I echo Miguel and Kas opinion about quality. No one wants to spend some time for editing and make photo looks pleasant but everyone wants to be in TOP and do not want to wait.
I have to try to go out and try some night shots.
Now that Expo 2017 is over (Astana was the host) I have a feeling traffic dropped precipitously. I was there in July. It is interesting, but the fall in oil prices has really hurt the economy. There is also concern that when the President dies (he is in his 80s and has ruled since the end of the co...Jump to post
Sad news for travellers. The Dutch airline KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty. This change is happened because of economic reasons, also the result of optimization of KLM's route network, reports the official page of the airline on Facebook. ‘We regret to inform you that despi...Jump to post
New Sigma Contemporary 100-400mm with more flexible focal range than Nikon 200-500mm can be a good option for cropped Nikon D3300 giving you that extra range you need for close-up shots, airshows, shots from the long distance with cool morning or evening air without heat haze. It is light, well buil...Jump to post
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Change lenses in non-windy place. This is the biggest problem of all DSLR cameras. Once it is open and you have wind, dust will be on sensor soon. And do not worry too much about few dust spots. They can be removed in post-processing. If you see many dust spots then it is time to think about cleanin...Jump to post
I would go for Nikon D800E with 500mm f/4Jump to post
Very nice report and thanks for sharing! Brgds, YerbolJump to post
Hello Jimmy, A friend of mine, spotter from Germany, Alexander Karmazin had a Nikon D700 for some time and now he got Nikon D750. We talked about autofocus accuracy and speed performance of these two cameras after he went spotting with new Nikon D750. I was surprized when he said that Nikon D700 aut...Jump to post
Dear ShokerSquad400, My advise. Camera: Both Nikon D5500 and D7100 great cameras but I would suggest to go for Nikon D7100. Better and faster focusing and bigger viewfinder of Nikon D7100 will help you track and frame airplane and whole scene better. Lens: I think <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. M...Jump to post
A friend of mine sells his Canon 100-400mm L <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> <acronym title="Samui (Koh Samui) (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> in almost new condition for $900 in Almaty. He mostly uses his Canon 70-200mm L <acronym title="Is...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iamlucky13" class="quote" target="_blank">iamlucky13</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>The D7000 should have plenty of qualit...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wsss" class="quote" target="_blank">wsss</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>What glass would you recommend for the D750? I a...Jump to post
Hello Daniel, Every single advise given above is very good but may I ask you a question? Do you really need to buy a new lens right now? Every investment/purchase must be smart in my opinion. The reason why I ask you a question is that almost all Canon users - spotters ended up with buying Canon 100...Jump to post
Can speak only on Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym> <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> [the latest version] which I had in the past. Optics: It is super sharp at all focal length at every apperture. Setting it at f4 or 5.6 gives corner-...Jump to post
I had Sigma 150-600mm contemporary version for my Nikon.
Optically this lens is fine but I was not 100% happy with image stabilizer on it.
Perhaps it was my particular lens only.
I sold it.
Can't comment on ebay because I never bought lens there.
Hello Andrew, D750 has an advantage in low light situations with keeping noise in low level at high ISO but how often do you shoot at high ISO? D7100 is a very capable camera with good fast <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and ISO. I would personally suggest to invest in good glass. Nikon 70...Jump to post
Hi Miguel, I had the same problem with my <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> laptop after changing a display. Previous-original screen had a problem. Press "Start" button and go to control panel. Then choose "Display". You should see "Calibrate colour" option. Choose that opti...Jump to post
10-18mm is very wide angle and you need a good light to show the details in shadow and dark areas by lighting them. Assuming camera's build-in flash wouldn't be enough I suggest to use a proper flash. Play with your gear and flash in a car by sitting at the back seat and pretending that you shooting...Jump to post
Hi Fidel, You may also take a look at editing videos on youtube. Some of them done by of A.net photographers. Zoom lens as 18-200 need a good light so I suggest you to go to spotting on a sunny bright day and keep the sun behind you. Keep ISO as low as possible, depending on light of course. Importa...Jump to post
Thanks to all for the links. Probably best option for airshows for not a very high price.Jump to post
Dear A.net photographers who uses Nikon,
Have anyone tried new Nikon 200-500mm constant f/5.6 lens?
What are your thoughts about this new lens?
I am a happy Nikon user. Had Nikon D70, D80, D90, D3000, D7000, D700, D600 in the past and still using Nikon gear.
Like it for ergonomics and for quality of the image.
Sometimes I use my friends cameras as Canon and Sony and happy with quality also but Nikon is my favourite.
Ivan, Could you please advise where the dust/oil spots appeared on your Nikon D7200 sensor? Is it a top left corner? The reason why I am asking is that I have 10-12 big spots in left upper corner on brand new Nikon D7200. Dust blower didn't help so I assume the wet sensor cleaning will help only. Sh...Jump to post
Hi eher26 and welcome to a.net! Congrats with your purchase. It is a big and heavy lens and you have to adapt. I would suggest to read books about exposure triangle: ISO, apperture and shutter speed. You should understand the basics of photography in order to do correct exposure. As for me, basicall...Jump to post