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by darreno1
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking For A New Camera
Replies: 4
Views: 3734

RE: Looking For A New Camera

I say go for a used/refurbished D90 or D7000 with the 70-300 Nikkor or Tamron for starters. IMO, avoid DX only lenses unless you can find them for cheap. I have one, a 35mm f1.8G, but all my other lenses are now <acronym title="Federal Express (USA)">FX</acronym> capable as well. Between both bodies...

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by darreno1
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon 80-400 Or Sigma 150-500?
Replies: 5
Views: 7934

RE: Nikon 80-400 Or Sigma 150-500?

Either will be fine, although the 80-400 <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>-S should be superior optically. If you check the database, you'll find great pics from both. Me, I've given up on zooms and have gone to primes for the image quality. I got spoiled the day I bought the 50mm. I just can...

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by darreno1
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon Pro-level Lens Dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 4791

RE: Nikon Pro-level Lens Dilemma

Personally, I'd save and go right for the 80-400 <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>-S given the great performance, and overall reach when mated to a DX body. However, if you need a quicker lens for lower-light photography and fast action, the 70-200 f 2.8 will be the better choice. It's also a...

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by darreno1
Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Florida Aviation Photography Convention 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 9215

RE: Florida Aviation Photography Convention 2014

I think I'll be able to finally make this. Thanks for the heads up!

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by darreno1
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: It's Official: The D7100 Destroys The 70D
Replies: 59
Views: 10441

RE: It's Official: The D7100 Destroys The 70D

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>In general, I'd be more worried about th...

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by darreno1
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: It's Official: The D7100 Destroys The 70D
Replies: 59
Views: 10441

RE: It's Official: The D7100 Destroys The 70D

Sure, specs are not everything, but if I'm going to shell out for a body, I'm going to get the most for my money. I'm also going to consider my options down the line and future proof as much as my budget would allow. The last thing you need is to splurge on that nice lens only to realize the body ca...

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by darreno1
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D7100 Vs D7000
Replies: 2
Views: 4213

RE: D7100 Vs D7000

Go with the D7100, it's a no-brainer. I own a D7000 and while it's a great body, if I had to shell out for a crop body today, it would be the D7100. There are quite a few threads here already outlining the differences.

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by darreno1
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera For Planespotting - D600 Or D7100?
Replies: 12
Views: 12513

RE: Camera For Planespotting - D600 Or D7100?

I believe the D7100 paired with the new <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>-S 80-400 would be a match made in heaven. You'd get the extra reach with the crop factor, and the impressive focusing speed of the 51-point system. The 39-point currently in the D600 and D7000 is clearly inferior from t...

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by darreno1
Mon May 27, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera For Planespotting - D600 Or D7100?
Replies: 12
Views: 12513

RE: Camera For Planespotting - D600 Or D7100?

The D600 has slightly better high ISO noise performance and maybe dynamic range but I doubt you'd be able to tell with regards to the DR. The D7100 has more focusing points (51 vs 39), better depth of field, slightly faster (6fps vs 5.5fps) and more lens choices. It's also lighter and a lot cheaper....

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by darreno1
Thu May 16, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami - AF 747 Runway?
Replies: 5
Views: 4296

RE: Miami - AF 747 Runway?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/727LOVER" class="quote" target="_blank">727LOVER</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Generally don't cargo only flights land on...

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by darreno1
Thu May 16, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami - AF 747 Runway?
Replies: 5
Views: 4296

RE: Miami - AF 747 Runway?

AF uses runway 9 (27) the majority of the times I've seen them land. However they can also use 12 (30). If you don't have a scanner, a sure way to know is to use flightradar24.com and track the approach. If they turn west north of the airport, they're usually going for 12. If they go south over the ...

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by darreno1
Wed May 08, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D7000?
Replies: 10
Views: 6975

RE: Nikon D7000?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KLAXairport" class="quote" target="_blank">KLAXairport</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>What setting is the D7000 best used ...

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by darreno1
Sat May 04, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D7000?
Replies: 10
Views: 6975

RE: Nikon D7000?

If you're going for the D7000, consider the D7100 if you have the extra cash. The improved sensor and focusing system alone is worth it IMO. You can't go wrong with either though. I won't be giving up my D7000 anytime soon. I had a D3100 and loved it but it was limiting in terms of lens selection wh...

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by darreno1
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon New 80 400 VR AF-S
Replies: 15
Views: 12734

RE: Nikon New 80 400 VR AF-S

I think this discussion of quality control can apply to either party. Canon has had their share of issues, and it's not hard to find complaints about their 100-400 lens, quality and performance wise. They've also had a range issues with some of their bodies. Show me the best Canon pic and I'll show ...

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by darreno1
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon New 80 400 VR AF-S
Replies: 15
Views: 12734

RE: Nikon New 80 400 VR AF-S

I want this lens badly, but I'm going to play the waiting game for a while. If I don't see a movement in the price, I might break the piggy bank and grab one.

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by darreno1
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami Airport And Downtown Miami Question
Replies: 2
Views: 6000

RE: Miami Airport And Downtown Miami Question

For spotting areas around <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>, check out this thread: <i><a href="/aviation-forums/aviation_photography/read.main/361312" target="_blank">Photography At <acronym title="Miam...

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by darreno1
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Experiences On The Nikon D7100
Replies: 23
Views: 13282

RE: Any Experiences On The Nikon D7100

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/egondo" class="quote" target="_blank">egondo</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>. If I buy myself a D7000, IMO it's better to ...

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by darreno1
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Experiences On The Nikon D7100
Replies: 23
Views: 13282

RE: Any Experiences On The Nikon D7100

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SNATH" class="quote" target="_blank">SNATH</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>IMHO, the biggest improvement in the D7100 over ...

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by darreno1
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Experiences On The Nikon D7100
Replies: 23
Views: 13282

RE: Any Experiences On The Nikon D7100

Unless you're a professional, plane spotting doesn't require an expensive body. There are many shots on here that came from entry level ones including some of mine. The D7100 is an upgrade to an already great body, the D7000, so image quality should be superb. You'll need good lenses to take advanta...

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by darreno1
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recommendations For 50mm Nikkor
Replies: 22
Views: 6226

RE: Recommendations For 50mm Nikkor

I was about to tell you to consider the very inexpensive <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 50mm 1.<acronym title="Expo Aviation (Sri Lanka) and Volare Airlines (Italy)">8D</acronym>, but you will need a built-in focus motor to <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>. Like mentioned already u...

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by darreno1
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rumor: Nikonian's Most Wanted Lens Is Coming
Replies: 15
Views: 7728

RE: Rumor: Nikonian's Most Wanted Lens Is Coming

It's still a little early but from what I'm seeing, it is going to be an impressive lens. I'm still iffy about the price like many seem to be, but looking at the great contrast and how sharp it is @400, the cost may well be justified.

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by darreno1
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rumor: Nikonian's Most Wanted Lens Is Coming
Replies: 15
Views: 7728

RE: Rumor: Nikonian's Most Wanted Lens Is Coming

I'm really looking forward to this! It might be the one lens that could force me to get rid of my Tamron. Can't wait for the samples!

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by darreno1
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Camera Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 6040

RE: Beginner Camera Feedback

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/altbg" class="quote" target="_blank">altbg</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>I liked the D7000, but would it be overkill?</...

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by darreno1
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust Spot Canon EOS 5D Mk III
Replies: 11
Views: 7504

RE: Dust Spot Canon EOS 5D Mk III

I have the same issue. The built-in cleaning and blowing air did not work. I have about 3 stubborn spots that I've just about run out of patience with. I ordered a cleaning kit with the swabs. From what I'm hearing it should work wonders. We shall see.

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by darreno1
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Who Uses A D3100?
Replies: 25
Views: 4557

RE: Who Uses A D3100?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PHX787" class="quote" target="_blank">PHX787</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i> I want to know why you guys decided to get ...

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by darreno1
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Who Uses A D3100?
Replies: 25
Views: 4557

RE: Who Uses A D3100?

I have about 50 or so pics in the database taken with a D3100. I no longer own it but image quality was never a problem. As mentioned before, it is more than adequate for getting pics accepted here.

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by darreno1
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Body Upgrades From A D5000
Replies: 1
Views: 3293

RE: Body Upgrades From A D5000

If you're not looking for a full-frame, the D7000 will be a nice step up, and you'll have a lot of cash left over.

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by darreno1
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer Gathering In Miami In Jan 2013 Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 5564

RE: Photographer Gathering In Miami In Jan 2013 Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ANITIX87" class="quote" target="_blank">ANITIX87</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...

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by darreno1
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer Gathering In Miami In Jan 2013 Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 5564

RE: Photographer Gathering In Miami In Jan 2013 Part 2

Unfortunately I couldn't make it as this week was a really busy time at work. Next year for sure! Nice to see some familiar faces in that news story. Also good to see our hobby being portrayed positively in the news. I'm long overdue for a <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (F...

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by darreno1
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?
Replies: 80
Views: 11091

RE: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?

I look at sites like these as learning tools and encourage all newbies to do the same. I don't have to upload here and have my own albums which I share with others, however I continue to upload here as I see it as an opportunity to learn different techniques and for my work to be scrutinized. And li...

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by darreno1
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D5200 Or D7000
Replies: 8
Views: 11088

RE: Nikon D5200 Or D7000

Here's a quick comparison highlighting some of the features for both bodies: <a href="http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D5200-vs-Nikon_D7000" target="_blank">http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D5200-vs-Nikon_D7000</a> With the D5200 you get a newer sensor with a higher megapixel count and some other ...

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by darreno1
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer Gathering In Miami In Jan 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 8406

RE: Photographer Gathering In Miami In Jan 2013

I'm looking forward to going this year. Thanks for the heads up!

Darren

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by darreno1
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Format Should I Shoot In?
Replies: 39
Views: 9528

RE: What Format Should I Shoot In?

Now that's a loaded question if I've ever seen one but I'll take a little bite... It really depends on your budget, your skills, and how you plan to process the pictures after they're shot. With today's storage prices being so low, budgetary concerns shouldn't be a big issue anymore. After all, you'...

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by darreno1
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Westjet22
Replies: 6
Views: 867

RE: Post Screening - Westjet22

First one seems fine to me centering wise. I would not have gone any lower. There might be a slight red color cast but can't say for sure. Should be an easy fix if there is. Second one seems fine. I see very little grain to warrant a rejection, but I guess a little noise reduction wouldn't hurt give...

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by darreno1
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome
Replies: 133
Views: 21208

RE: AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome

After having gone through a horrible experience with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and their handling of a canceled flight because of Hurricane Isaac, I'd like nothing better than to see this family sue the pants of <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and pr...

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by darreno1
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Shooting Mode
Replies: 20
Views: 8787

RE: Camera Shooting Mode

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Silver1SWA" class="quote" target="_blank">Silver1SWA</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Wait, what? You're saying <acronym t...

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by darreno1
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Shooting Mode
Replies: 20
Views: 8787

RE: Camera Shooting Mode

I'm usually a full manual mode advocate, but have been using Aperture Priority more often lately for the same reason mentioned in a previous post - consistency across sequences. For metering, I've found Center Weighted to be more accurate than Matrix on the D7000 (for the most part). Also, using the...

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by darreno1
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Bustin
Replies: 48
Views: 4020

RE: Post Screening - Bustin

Maybe it's because I'm tired and my eyes aren't at their best, but I'm not seeing much if any heat haze on the aircraft itself. However it is indeed a little soft. Nice shot anyway!

[Edited 2012-08-03 19:04:12]

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by darreno1
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Camera Do You Use?
Replies: 40
Views: 11588

RE: Which Camera Do You Use?

Nikon D7000 with Tamron lenses: 70-300 f4-5.6 VC USD and 28-75 f2.8 SP AF

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by darreno1
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Nikon D3100 Users In This Forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 9389

RE: Any Nikon D3100 Users In This Forum?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PHX787" class="quote" target="_blank">PHX787</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>How much is this camera? Looks like yours are ...

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by darreno1
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Nikon D3100 Users In This Forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 9389

RE: Any Nikon D3100 Users In This Forum?

The first 45 pics or so in my collection were taken with a D3100. It is more than adequate for Airliners.net. What you need to do here is browse the pictures in the database and read the editing and rejection guides to get a better idea of the site's standards with regard to uploaded photos. It will...

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by darreno1
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Police And Spotters
Replies: 36
Views: 12199

RE: Police And Spotters

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PHX787" class="quote" target="_blank">PHX787</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Anyway, what do you guys (especially alevik)...

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by darreno1
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jet Aircraft Has Crashed At Le Castellet.
Replies: 68
Views: 25659

RE: Private Jet Aircraft Has Crashed At Le Castellet.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cbphoto" class="quote" target="_blank">cbphoto</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>Crashes and incidents happen due to a numb...

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by darreno1
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jet Aircraft Has Crashed At Le Castellet.
Replies: 68
Views: 25659

RE: Private Jet Aircraft Has Crashed At Le Castellet.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/soon7x7" class="quote" target="_blank">soon7x7</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>I'd take a fifty year old geezer like myse...

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by darreno1
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D800 And D7000 Dslr Battery Recall
Replies: 1
Views: 7021

RE: Nikon D800 And D7000 Dslr Battery Recall

I'm safe. Thanks for the heads up!

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by darreno1
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sony HDR-CX190
Replies: 2
Views: 5189

RE: Sony HDR-CX190

I did a little bit of research on this Sony and it seems to be very good for video. The samples posted on youtube were very sharp, smooth and clear. Also the zoom was impressive. So if you're mainly in the market for affordable <acronym title="Hokkaido International Airlines (Japan)">HD</acronym> vi...

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by darreno1
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening (JakTrax)
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

RE: Pre-screening (JakTrax)

Sharpness seem fine to me.

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by darreno1
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

RE: Post Screening - Really?

'Overexposed' has a clear meaning in photography and can actually be illustrated on a histogram. I agree with JakTrax that 'too bright' is more accurate. I can understand the rejection rationale, however, the wrong terminology was applied IMO.

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by darreno1
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

RE: Post Screening - Really?

1. At first glance it seems a little overexposed but I think it's just harsh light. I looked at the histogram and there's no sign of clipping on the right. I guess I could see why the screener might have thought it was overexposed. 2. I really don't see 'grainy'. Maybe a slight touch in the sky but ...

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