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by JKPhotos
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Received An Email From Emirates
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Received An Email From Emirates

Well you can ask for a compensation and some experts will say you should... but as cpd noted they have many images to choose from and likely they will just take another one then. Most people will happily let them use it for free. I did let them use one of mine, because then why not. They will credit...

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by JKPhotos
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Speaking of manipulating the system, I have just noticed that the top photo of the last 30 days is a relatively mundane subject shot in very mediocre light — absolutely nothing special about it at all — however what strikes me as fishy is that it has more than double the number of views of the next...

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by JKPhotos
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

But the above post by dutchspotter1 hits the nail on the head: had it been diligently screened this problem wouldn't have arisen, and I think it's fair to suggest that another, less well-known photographer would have had it rejected. I do agree with the first as well. But it is there, it was accept...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I've had a look and yes it is blurry unfortunately. I have no idea why high contrast and underexposed weren't mentioned anymore, as yes it is quite contrasty and underexposed as well (just saying in case you want to upload another shot of that sequence in the future). And I didn't screen your shot, ...

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by JKPhotos
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Maybe you can post the nitpicky rejected shot here? Blurry is typically not used for nitpicking and I struggle to see why a blurry should be acceptable? Just because some blurry shots go through it is like no reason that others are now acceptable? Honestly that is like arguing just because some were...

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by JKPhotos
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Still a spectacular uniqe shot might be accepted despite some issues. I believe there are other websites for that, e.g. airplane-pictures.net. Isn't the A.net philosophy to display high quality photos, regardless of whether these are plain landing shots or spectacular unique shots? Yes, A.net's phi...

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by JKPhotos
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Still remains a mystery how such (obviously bad quality) photos are being accepted while other (higher quality) photos are being rejected. Sure, once could be an accident, but now it's starting to make people raise their eyebrows regarding the screening policy/consistency. I think generally some co...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any way to avoid heat haze at LAX?
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: Any way to avoid heat haze at LAX?

I would generally not recommend to shoot from 1-3 in summer, even if you could avoid heat haze by choosing some closer spots (if possible), but light is as ugly as it can get that with sun being ultra-high. As Karl said, the only way to avoid heat haze on distant spots is a clear winterday, otherwis...

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by JKPhotos
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post screening Solro
Replies: 118
Views: 15209

Re: Post screening Solro

Hey Solon, I am sorry to say, but there are no real "thoughts" on this. The rules state it pretty clear: Same side, same day, same phase of flight (both taxiing) is a double. It would have to be at least a 90° different angle (one head on, one side on) to be acceptable. Closer or wider vie...

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by JKPhotos
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening - DanielK
Replies: 34
Views: 2233

Re: Pre-Screening - DanielK

The shot is in the db, what are we supposed to say? https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Mauritius/Airbus-A330-941N/5611983/L. Or was it meant to be this one https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/0/3/5611307.jpg?v=v4c9fb28c111 As it is a clear double to the shot I linked first I also don't...

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by JKPhotos
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Well I've had a look at your screening log and can only see three low contrast rejections. That C-17 made it in a reupload, the AA had more like unfavourable harsh light. Other than that a few of your landing shots look indeed slightly blurry. Without seeing the original a bit hard to tell what's th...

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by JKPhotos
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: 787 Prescreen: Possible Motive
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: 787 Prescreen: Possible Motive

Hey. I am sorry to say but this is a clear motive rejection.

Julien

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by JKPhotos
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening photos - fsx98
Replies: 478
Views: 34641

Re: Pre-screening photos - fsx98

A tricky one: The aircraft looks dark, but that comes from the unfavourable sun angle (shining somewhere from behind the plane or above). Brightening it further would make the sky loo blown out, though. The aircraft also shows quite some jaggies, as result of heat haze (and maybe also ovesharpening)...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening please
Replies: 165
Views: 5310

Re: Pre-screening please

Hi, let me put this straight, the Embraer is underexposed, blurry and heat hazed. The Cessna is really blurry. I am afraid (and sorry for the harsh critique) but they have zero chance of being accepted. I would really recommend of checking other shots in the db of the same registrations and you shou...

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by JKPhotos
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening photos - fsx98
Replies: 478
Views: 34641

Re: Pre-screening photos - fsx98

Yes, it is quite heat hazed. Please try to shoot objects that are closer to you when shooting aircraft on the ground, Otherwise you will always face heat haze, unless on a really cold & clear wintersday or very early in the morning / very late in the evening. As Jehan noted the quality is not th...

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by JKPhotos
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening photos - fsx98
Replies: 478
Views: 34641

Re: Pre-screening photos - fsx98

as for the El AL Dreamliner:
It is quite underexposed, oversharpened and looks afftected by heat haze. Also has a blue cast.
I would spend my time on other shots to be honest.

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by JKPhotos
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: pre-post screening spompert
Replies: 220
Views: 24719

Re: pre-post screening spompert

Hi Stefan, as Jehan noted the oversharpening is minor. The quality is also allright. For sure this one is good enough for 1.600px. I can see some noise in the sky, but also minor. But for me it defintely has a harsh contrast (leading to the dark, nose wings and so on). Contrast would need to be lowe...

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by JKPhotos
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 2969

Re: How do screeners determine level?

Well, the Comair (BA) 738 is definitely HIF to me, aggree with Jehan. The Avro slightly, but certainly not enough to warrant a rejection (as I cannot see other issues). Concerning Royals shots: The UA is a lovely shot and as fine as it gets concerning centering to me (but honestly looks like it coul...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Non-priority photos skipping ahead in queue
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Re: Non-priority photos skipping ahead in queue

Hi Svein, there was an update to the priority screening rules 2 years back: See here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1380237 In addition, we now also offer priority screening to local newsworthy events. This also includes newsworthy first visits to your airport. Basically, an...

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by JKPhotos
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 74
Views: 13661

Re: Why upload here?

Yes screeners are just humans. Don't forget it is summer in the northern hemisphere and here in europe we finally have some nice weather, so people might also have soemthing else to do. Yet having had the possibiliy to now see it from the inside, I can only say I am still impressed with the time som...

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by JKPhotos
Mon May 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Frankfurt (FRA) Terminal Photography
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Re: Frankfurt (FRA) Terminal Photography

Be aware that the terrace on terminal 2 is outside the security area. So you would have to go out and later pass security and passport controls as well. And it is not worth it. The spot is backlit the whole day and closes when the sun finally turns (at 6). Otherwise it has a large fence now with onl...

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by JKPhotos
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

With the Canon's I used lately (700D, 80D and 5D MKIV) I also never had to underexpose. Especially on the first two mentioned bodies that would only produce unnecessary noise (even at low ISO settings) and because of that I would be careful with underexposure on consumer oriented bodies. Sure full f...

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by JKPhotos
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5599

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Be realistic, Photographer's choice is a mess right now. As noted before apparently you have others voting for rather normal shots of people in order to discredit them, you have people using their family accounts to vote for their "father's" shots and whatever else going on to appear there...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: pre-post screening spompert
Replies: 220
Views: 24719

Re: pre-post screening spompert

Hi Stefan,

the fuselage has a red cast. The shot has a rather dark feeling overall (partly due to the position of the sun with the prominent shadows), so I agree with underexposed as it would look better brighter.

Julien

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by JKPhotos
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135231

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-eupb
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Nice fake. The Aircraft G-EUPB was neither in Dublin (as pictured) in the last days nor out of service at all.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-eupb

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by JKPhotos
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?
Replies: 7
Views: 2485

Re: Today's equivalent of the Canon 350D?

It all depends on your budget and what kind of photos you plan to take. That's definitely the right answer. The current equivalent of a 350D would be the 800D. It will be quite an improvement already, as Yerbol said any current DSLR will be an upgrade. After that...it depends (as Kas said before)....

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by JKPhotos
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2198

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

I am well aware that widening the site's photographic horizon would come with its own challenges and it won't bring us the big photo numbers to compensate for the guys who leave for JP and FR24 to get their view counts up. But we could make a name for ourselves for being THE site to see great aviat...

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by JKPhotos
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2198

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

The gist is that some people only seem interested in taking photos of aircraft (and other things, for that matter) because of the exposure/views it gets them. Allow me to take this concept and turn it sideways, Karl. I take photos because I enjoy creating beautiful images. That's why I have many of...

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by JKPhotos
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Banned uploading
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Banned uploading

Generally the question is not if a shot is bad or not, it's simply if it's up to airliner's.net standards or not. Unfortunately this one of yours isn't. Otherwise I would contact [email protected].net I mean nobody gets banned just for appealing one shot that is not up-to-par. There must be mo...

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by JKPhotos
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2198

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

I think it is obvious that the overall interest in the site is decreasing (Views on the frontpage almost at an alltime low, even newsworthy stuff struggles to break the 10K view barrier, as mentioned before much less uploads). No doubt that the exposure one gets here is still good, but it is nowhere...

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by JKPhotos
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: LotmaniaK photos
Replies: 238
Views: 23804

Re: LotmaniaK photos

Sharpening on the Brussels Superjet seems fine to me, but if I understand it right, "oversharpened" was removed upon appeal.
Sky is slightly grainy given the good conditions you shot in, should be an easy fix one slight pass of NR will do it.

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by JKPhotos
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Every Lufthansa 747-400 livery
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

Re: Every Lufthansa 747-400 livery

Why not use that Airliners is a photo database after all?! There we go :D I tried to do it roughly in chronological order (newer shots first): New livery: 5325047 Old livery without Lufthansa.com titles 4666143 Old livery with Lufthansa.com titles 4615309 Fanhansa: 2503527 FC Bayern sticker: 2674498...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cloning
Replies: 11
Views: 2607

Re: Cloning

What I find way worse than the repeated cloning issues is the rude & disrespectful behavior like calling screeners sick and not normal and whatever. I am sorry but from the outside it is very hard to understand that no permanent ban has been raised yet. This is against all lines of conduct. How ...

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by JKPhotos
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 110
Views: 12500

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

Same for me 5288229 also stuck ar 191 views the whole day.

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by JKPhotos
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 110
Views: 12500

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

Obviously on some shots accepted yesterday, the view count is still stuck. But maybe it is being solved, as on shots from today it seems to work. So maybe it takes its time to reindex them.

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by JKPhotos
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening help.
Replies: 255
Views: 13253

Re: Screening help.

Because of the low light, I was shooting at ISO 500, is there a way of cleaning up the noise better? Sure. I can't tell what you did though...but I use DFINE 2 Plug-in for Photoshop and that would get better results. One should be able to get something out of ISO500 generally speaking, so that shou...

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by JKPhotos
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening help.
Replies: 255
Views: 13253

Re: Screening help.

I like the sky colour, still it is too noisy for airliners. As it is it won't make it.

I honestly find the fence quite disturbing as well, although that might be wihtin limits motive-wise.

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by JKPhotos
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre/Post Screening - trevisan26
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Pre/Post Screening - trevisan26

Hi Thiago, as for tha LATAM I don't see heat hatze being a real issue. On such light exposure is always tricky and I agree that the top of the fuselage is rather bright. I like the motive of the Cessna (it's a cool shot), but without seeing the original hard to tell if it's worth spending additional...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening help.
Replies: 255
Views: 13253

Re: Screening help.

Flat means low contrast: That used to irritate me as well OS= Oversharpened. In your case the cheatline and the titles show some jaggies (lines aren't straight, but jagged). Typically the result of too much sharpening applied. As said before I would try a bit less sharpening on a new edit. More cont...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 20
Views: 2855

Re: Motive - crop

So how is the rejected Egyptair any different from this one that got accepted just a month ago? https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/6/9/5227963.jpg It isn't. Just another example of the inconsistent screening which we all experience. For sure, it is more or less the same. And usually t...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening help.
Replies: 255
Views: 13253

Re: Screening help.

It is definitely a bit off-level (Needs counterclockwise Rotation) and it needs more contrast. It is also a bit on the sharper side (as mentioned before).

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by JKPhotos
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection- Tips from experienced users.
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: Rejection- Tips from experienced users.

As a general advice I am surprised no one mentioned motive before. It feels weird that you cut the wingtip of the JAL, it should be included IMO. On the left I would give it more space, one has to look twice to realise that winglet of the TAP330 isn't cut as well. The scene is interesting, but overa...

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by JKPhotos
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: Technological advances, A.net and editing

It is my understanding that websites that weren't optimized for "Retina" / 4K displays were being penalized by Google et al. in search results. While the site re-design a few years back did fix that particular issue, people are still editing/uploading in lower resolution! It is a shame be...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: new trend - no info with pictures?
Replies: 5
Views: 2829

Re: new trend - no info with pictures?

I would whish some more remarks, too.I agree that if one shoots a BA320 landing at LHR or an LH320 in FRA that it doesn't need a remark, but there are certainly more special shots where I think quite a few people would appreciate some comment to it. Like why was that happening or why was that unusua...

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by JKPhotos
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening photos - fsx98
Replies: 478
Views: 34641

Re: Pre-screening photos - fsx98

Hi, unfortunately I can only echo that. The AA 789 is extremely grainy in the sky (extremely considering it was shot in bright daylight). What kind of setting did you use? In such bright conditions I would only shoot with ISO100. In combination with underexposure even ISO200 can lead to quite some g...

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by JKPhotos
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are these up to standard for submission?
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Are these up to standard for submission?

Hi,

the SIA would need a tighter crop IMO, closer to the engines. Additionally it is soft, especially towars the left side (cockpit and wing), could also be a tad brighter.


The Norwegian is a nice motive but unfortunately the shot is blurry, so it won't make it.

Julien

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by JKPhotos
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Y'all ready for some heat haze?
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Y'all ready for some heat haze?

hehe, you can't just beat mother nature (and physics)….

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by JKPhotos
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First "decent" lens.. now what..
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: First "decent" lens.. now what..

I can only agree with both posts. Be aware that on a crop sensor body your lense is the equivalent of something like 260-800mm. I think for aviation photography you could only use that enormous range (in terms of quality shots) on a clear wintersday (as Darren said), other than doing some sort of de...

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by JKPhotos
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: TC-JMM and HL7792
Replies: 7
Views: 3175

Re: TC-JMM and HL7792

Has anyone spotted these birds lately? They have seemed to dropped off the face of the earth since they ran into each other at Atatürk Are you serious? You know that both planes were severly damaged and have to be repaired, which takes its time?! The damage on the 321 could be a reason to be writte...

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