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by viv
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 Autofocus Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 8304

RE: New Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 Autofocus Issues

I have the earlier version of this lens. While the autofocus is not the fastest, it works well, with or without VR.

Most of my shots here are with the lens.

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by viv
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Do You Have A Workflow?
Replies: 17
Views: 3856

RE: Do You Have A Workflow?

Level if necessary
Crop if necessary
Eliminate dust spots if necessary
One pass of Smartsharpen at 100% O.3 radius
Resize
Save.

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by viv
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Issues Of Colour
Replies: 28
Views: 4480

RE: Issues Of Colour

What a very interesting discussion. In brief, I have noticed the same phenomenon when shooting in the early morning with the low sun directly behind me and aircraft passing in front of me from left to right and getting closer to me until directly in front. I am no expert and rarely use AWB, but it s...

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by viv
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Wow, I Want A Nikon D610!
Replies: 7
Views: 5172

RE: Wow, I Want A Nikon D610!

I would not trade my D700 for a D610.

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by viv
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are Cabin Photos Prohibited?
Replies: 10
Views: 5444

RE: Are Cabin Photos Prohibited?

They are not prohibited by most airlines.

I wish they were prohibited by Airliners.net.

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by viv
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18

Paul's Lancaster shot is beautiful.

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by viv
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities
Replies: 63
Views: 15328

RE: Photo Sale And Merchandising Opportunities

I agree with Derekf (reply 25).

Include me out.

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by viv
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18

The best shot I have seen in years.

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by viv
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Point & Shoot Camera Suggestions Please
Replies: 7
Views: 4034

RE: Point & Shoot Camera Suggestions Please

Style wise???

Get the Fuji X20.

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by viv
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Average Accepted/rejected Ratio On Airliners.net
Replies: 32
Views: 5820

RE: Average Accepted/rejected Ratio On Airliners.net

I would guess around 60 percent.
Could be a bit less.

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by viv
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sunandan" class="quote" target="_blank">sunandan</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder </...

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by viv
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 18

I see nothing remarkable about the Samedan photo.

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by viv
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Aviation Photography Lens?
Replies: 30
Views: 8874

RE: Best Aviation Photography Lens?

Generally speaking (there are exceptions) prime lenses will give better results than zoom lenses.

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by viv
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Full Frame, What Is The Big Difference?
Replies: 31
Views: 7207

RE: Full Frame, What Is The Big Difference?

Fiat Punto is maneouvrable, efficient, fun.

BMW 740 is an overweight cumbersome barge.

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by viv
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Changes To Centering Rule
Replies: 30
Views: 6376

RE: Changes To Centering Rule

The centering rule was established on this site by the first owner of the site.

He was not a photographer and clearly understood little of the commonly accepted aesthetic rules and conventions of photography - the rule of thirds, etc.

The centering rule should be abolished. Period.

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by viv
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice Needed: Camera For A Trip Reporter
Replies: 11
Views: 4863

RE: Advice Needed: Camera For A Trip Reporter

Fujifilm X10 will do the job nicely.

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by viv
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice On New Nikon
Replies: 12
Views: 6936

RE: Advice On New Nikon

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sovietjet" class="quote" target="_blank">sovietjet</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I guess then things like full frame vs c...

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by viv
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice On New Nikon
Replies: 12
Views: 6936

RE: Advice On New Nikon

Image quality depends mainly on the lens.

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by viv
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Correct Exposure In The Cockpit
Replies: 14
Views: 5239

RE: Correct Exposure In The Cockpit

Expose for the outside scene. Set those values manually and use a flash to light the interior.

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by viv
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?
Replies: 34
Views: 5695

RE: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?

RAW gives more scope to make adjustments.

It also gives more scope to ruin a photo.

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by viv
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In Camera Sharpness
Replies: 16
Views: 4674

RE: In Camera Sharpness

Turn it off.
Why? Because it will sharpen things that should not be sharpened, such as the sky.

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by viv
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 6777

RE: Editing Questions

If your photo from the camera is in focus and shows no motion blur and if in-camera sharpening is set to 'off', one pass of Smartsharpen at 75%, radius 0.3 will usually be all you need. It's normally all I ever do. If your photo from the camera is out of focus or suffers from motion blur, no amount ...

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by viv
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 17
Replies: 16
Views: 8660

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 17

I also agree. A great and creative photo.

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by viv
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 60D Picture Setttings
Replies: 19
Views: 3950

RE: 60D Picture Setttings

I switched from Canon to Nikon when Canon abandoned the FD lens mount to enable autofocus, thus making all my Canon lenses unusable with their new cameras.
I never forgave Canon for that.

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by viv
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Softness In Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4994

RE: Softness In Photos

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ptrjong" class="quote" target="_blank">ptrjong</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>With Smart Sharpening, do you still manual...

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by viv
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Moving Up The Camera Chain
Replies: 53
Views: 5162

RE: Moving Up The Camera Chain

Karl is absolutely right (Reply 48).

It's not about the gear, it's about the skill.

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by viv
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Softness In Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4994

RE: Softness In Photos

One pass of Smart Sharpen at 75 per cent, radius 0.3.

Job done.

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by viv
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Moving Up The Camera Chain
Replies: 53
Views: 5162

RE: Moving Up The Camera Chain

If you want to buy new gear, do it.

But do not expect that your photography will improve as a result.

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by viv
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sharpness All Of A Sudden Disappointing
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

RE: Sharpness All Of A Sudden Disappointing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Clickhappy" class="quote" target="_blank">Clickhappy</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>take three cans and stagger </i></font...

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by viv
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Team Updates
Replies: 22
Views: 5353

RE: Screening Team Updates

Mick Bajcar will indeed be missed. A true aviation enthusiast, particularly for the kinds of aircraft I like, and a wonderful photographer. I am grateful for his helpful personal comments on many of my rejections. I wish him all the very best in his future endeavors and hope to see many more uploads...

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by viv
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Team Updates
Replies: 22
Views: 5353

RE: Screening Team Updates

My congrats to Patrick!

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by viv
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dslr Options
Replies: 20
Views: 4077

RE: Dslr Options

Colin's post above (Reply 5) says it all.

But most don't want to hear such wisdom.

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by viv
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heat/atmospheric Haze Qs From A Newb Sony User
Replies: 12
Views: 4693

RE: Heat/atmospheric Haze Qs From A Newb Sony User

That last photo is a victim of heathaze.

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by viv
Wed May 29, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Enjoy Aviation Vs. Taking Pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 5733

RE: Enjoy Aviation Vs. Taking Pictures

Last year, I went to a major airshow without a camera.

What's wrong with me?

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by viv
Sat May 25, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Images Not Uploading To A.net
Replies: 2
Views: 4384

RE: Images Not Uploading To A.net

Were your photos above the size limit?

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by viv
Sun May 05, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Film Or Digital?
Replies: 29
Views: 6299

RE: Film Or Digital?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/epten" class="quote" target="_blank">epten</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Film is inferior to DSLR in all aspects.</i></fo...

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by viv
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In-Camera Sharpening - Yes Or No?
Replies: 14
Views: 7706

RE: In-Camera Sharpening - Yes Or No?

The short answer is "No".

The long answer is "No".

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by viv
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Masterclass II: Hardware And Software
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

RE: Masterclass II: Hardware And Software

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 80-400 (first generation).

Photoshop CS3.

That's it for aviation photography.

For everything else, Fuji X Pro 1 with 14mm, 18mm, 35mm and 18-55mm Fujinon lenses

For travel, the X Pro 1 plus the 18-55 zoom and the 14mm.

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by viv
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problems With Getting Photos Accepted On A.net
Replies: 39
Views: 8009

RE: Problems With Getting Photos Accepted On A.net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spotterke" class="quote" target="_blank">spotterke</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Didn't you had pictures that you have ...

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by viv
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problems With Getting Photos Accepted On A.net
Replies: 39
Views: 8009

RE: Problems With Getting Photos Accepted On A.net

Over the years many of my uploads have been rejected. All of these rejections were correctly rejected. This simply means that they failed to comply with one or more of the acceptance criteria. Some of them are among my favourite photos.

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by viv
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Noise And Grain Reduction?
Replies: 8
Views: 4664

RE: Noise And Grain Reduction?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ckw" class="quote" target="_blank">ckw</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>iven decent light, images should need very little pr...

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by viv
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why Do You Upload Your Pictures To A-net Please?
Replies: 19
Views: 7214

RE: Why Do You Upload Your Pictures To A-net Please?

I could give a long answer to this very good question.

The short answer is:

I like aircraft (preferably with propellors). I am not very interested in modern airliners.

I like photography

I need a place to show my pHotos to a wider audience.

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by viv
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 20430

RE: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident

This one: <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Untitled-(Golden-Apple/Canadair-CT-133-Silver/0922485/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Untitled-(Golden-Apple/Canadair-CT-133-Silver/0922485/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><im...

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by viv
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7433

RE: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

The narrower viewing angle is a function of the smaller frame and does not increase magnification, aka reach. More pixels give more resolution, not more reach. If crop factor gave more reach, we would all be shooting with the smallest possible sensor coupled with the longest possible lens. But we ar...

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by viv
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7433

RE: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

Crop factor does not increase reach. It just reduces the size of the frame.

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by viv
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?
Replies: 80
Views: 11123

RE: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?

I do very little editing - about 2 minutes per photo - because I don't know how and have no interest in learning.

My acceptance ratio here is 68 per cent.

Get it right when you shoot, not afterwards.

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by viv
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?
Replies: 80
Views: 11123

RE: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/derekf" class="quote" target="_blank">derekf</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Acceptance here is mostly do with processing a...

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by viv
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 16
Replies: 82
Views: 22033

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EGCC777LR" class="quote" target="_blank">EGCC777LR</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> that is a truly incredible capture! W...

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by viv
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 16
Replies: 82
Views: 22033

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 16

Fully agree. Lovely photo.

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by viv
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blurry Images
Replies: 19
Views: 7000

RE: Blurry Images

Camera shake? The camera is not always to blame.

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