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by julianrv
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon Peeps: 24-120 vs 24-70
Replies: 10
Views: 3549

Re: Nikon Peeps: 24-120 vs 24-70

I've had both, 24-120 is good at the wide end but softish beyond 80mm especially at corners but it makes a great walkaround lens for travel as it's quite versatile and not very heavy. AF is good for a lens in this range and VR does a good job too. 24-70 2.8G is excellent but latest Tamron and Sigma ...

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by julianrv
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Question on "oversharpening"
Replies: 2
Views: 4671

Re: Question on "oversharpening"

When resizing the image in PS in the resampling option try to use Bicubic (smooth gradients) instead of Bicubic Sharper (reduction) as in some cases that can introduce oversharpening.

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by julianrv
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon Issue While Panning
Replies: 10
Views: 3721

Re: Nikon Issue While Panning

Hi Dylan, Have you used Nikon ViewNX (not sure if the newly released NX studio is able to show this) to check which focus points were used on each frame? While usually DoF isn't a problem in daylight photograph I prefer to just use the 9 focus point option and place them in the center of the frame t...

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by julianrv
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200
Replies: 9
Views: 4581

Re: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200

80-400G has a lot of quality variations between samples, I had one and was never happy with its performance especially from 300mm as it tended to be quite soft for a lens in that price range but I know a couple other people who are happy with it. If you already own a 200-500 I think the 70-200 would...

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by julianrv
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are picture profiles important in still photography?
Replies: 2
Views: 3344

Re: Are picture profiles important in still photography?

At least for Nikon cameras the picture control profile used only affects how your out of camera JPG looks like and doesn't affect RAW exposure at all. However if you enable D-lightning, a sort of in-camera HDR feature, it'll cause your RAW to be underexposed around -1EV compared to normal mode. In v...

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by julianrv
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 95200

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Color me skeptical on this one even if international news agencies are echoing the report coming from elconfidencial. They've been doing this kind of 'scoop' reporting for very long time and in the last few months they've had quite a number of articles on this deal and in many cases just dismissing ...

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by julianrv
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 30893

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

OE-IKJ / EC-NJN is stored at CQM along with an 737 ex-JetTime frame from the same lessor so don't think that Wamos has taken it up yet and given the state of things don't think that will happen for a while

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by julianrv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 95200

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I thought MAD slots were not all that valuable because there's a fair amount of capacity. At certain times of the day it was already at max declared capacity so wasn't possible to get slots, in any case AENA decided to keep the declared capacity under the maximum theoretical capacity just to try to...

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by julianrv
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spanair question
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: Spanair question

They used their pair of 767's to fly to GIG/GRU-EZE, HAV, IAD as scheduled services but also used to do charters to Caribbean destinations so San Juan was probably one of those charters.

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by julianrv
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 30893

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Iberia is simply taking over I2 routes because the pilots agreement is that I2 is capped to 15% of the ASK production and with most of the long haul flying gone this means Iberia needs to take a bigger chunk of the short haul flights.

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by julianrv
Fri May 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast
Replies: 6
Views: 2676

Re: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast

Also try to do a controlled test at home with another lens ideally using some color checker cards to get a better understanding of how your camera body is behaving. While some lenses can produce some color aberrations this shouldn't be the case with this lens so looks to me more like an issue with t...

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by julianrv
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: HKT beach spotting
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

Re: HKT beach spotting

It never happened, just going up to the elevated area next to the fence is forbidden to avoid people getting hurt by jetblast from larger jets.

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by julianrv
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8073

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

Not sure but those chartes have to do with Rally París-Dakar in Saudí Arabia. Not really, those charter flights are part of the Pullamntur Cruises / Royal Caribbean operation and were already operated last winter in the same way that during summer months IB flies to Athens, Bari or a handful of des...

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by julianrv
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 8073

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

When discussing Iberia I think that something is fundamentally missed when comparing it to TAP or other european carriers, under IAG there's a strong mandate on profitability and reaching a 15% ROIC target and that's basically why IB tends to be so conservative when it comes to expansion and isn't s...

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by julianrv
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nagoya Komaki Spotting Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

Re: Nagoya Komaki Spotting Questions

Not sure about traffic patterns but I was able to catch C-130's there doing touch & go's last year and there were a number of them parked on the JSDF side. Feb IMHO is very good for spotting in central Japan as is usually the driest month of the year and it's still cold so heat haze shouldn't mu...

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by julianrv
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1896

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

This very same discussion about retina/HiDPI screens been brought several times in the past and I don't think there's any workaround to properly evaluate sharpness other than using a lower PPI screen. Retina/HiDPI have smaller pixels and a higher pixel density so the human eye can't really see the i...

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by julianrv
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing on a Retina display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Re: Editing on a Retina display?

It's really difficult to judge sharpness at such high PPI count, you can try to zoom at 200% in Photoshop but that will bring other issues as each pixel will be a block of 4 pixels in the screen.

From my experience I think you'd better off getting an external monitor that offers around 90-110PPI.

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by julianrv
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D600 in 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Re: Nikon D600 in 2019

Hi Daniel, D600 isn't great at focusing on low-light situations so while ISO performance should be decent I think you'll struggle with autofocus specially if you're planning on shooting it paired with a f/5.6 lens, personally I'd save for a D750 as that'll give you better value for money and nowaday...

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by julianrv
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 95200

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

According to spanish media (https://www.elconfidencial.com/empresas/2019-11-05/iberia-bate-air-france-compra-air-europa-cheque-ingles-expres_2313364/) seems that AF-KLM was quite close to acquire 20% of Air Europa for EUR200M with an option to buy the rest of the airline over the next 5 years and th...

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by julianrv
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Fuji Shooters in here?
Replies: 6
Views: 4186

Re: Any Fuji Shooters in here?

Maybe a good idea to try to message photographers using Fujifilm to get some feedback, while displaying EXIF info is optional and search doesn't allow to filter by make and model you can try the Google search query below to find them, site:airliners.net make fujifilm For example the photo below was ...

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by julianrv
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern possibly adding Xian-Madrid flights starting this Winter 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2212

Re: China Eastern possibly adding Xian-Madrid flights starting this Winter 2018

aviator2000 wrote:
Which is madrid's largest unserved market?


As per MIDT 2017 data it's BKK by a very large margin (100K indirect passengers) and then around 20-30K pax you got SIN, SYD, KUL, HAN, CAN, IKA, MCO and LAS.

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by julianrv
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 16485

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

[ Anyways, what's the level of cooperation between Avianca and Iberia? As far as I know, I am pretty sure they codeshare quite a lot, so maybe Iberia does not see any need to serve with its own metal what they already reach via codesharing flights with AV? AV (Colombia) and IB reciprocally codeshar...

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by julianrv
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 16485

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

N for the Routes to USA/CAN maybe PHL,DTW, IAD, SEA...3/4 weekly could work with the newer 321lr in the East coast PHL is already served in the JV by AA, IAD maybe during the peak summer but I don't see SEA or DTW working at all from MAD. A321LR is ok to the US East coast from northern european mar...

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by julianrv
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 16485

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

The well being of Iberia's staff is not the decision behind the cancellation of planned service to MGA, as you well say, layover would have been in Guatemala City where Iberia already operates. Any prospect of business that propelled this flight have evaporated and will remain next to nonexistent u...

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by julianrv
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to receive an A321 (ex Niki)?
Replies: 34
Views: 7160

Re: Level to receive an A321 (ex Niki)?

Only time will tell if IAG decides to replace the Vueling brand with LEVEL but at the moment the reason why those 3 aircraft are going under a different AOC and brand is that Vueling pilot contract, collective bargaining agreement as per spanish work regulations, has a clause where any bases outside...

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by julianrv
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 destinations?
Replies: 93
Views: 17315

Re: Iberia first A350 destinations?

You can see below the slide that Iberia presented outlining the changes in the new 280t variant which I think that are the same that are expected for the ULR version sans the additional fuel capacity. Even tho that up to 280t is available Iberia will certify their A350-900 with a 275t MTOW which see...

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by julianrv
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A350's with 348 seats
Replies: 28
Views: 10008

Re: IB A350's with 348 seats

It is the highest density of any 9 abreast configuration. Assuming those 31C are in front of door 2, there are a lot of seats cramped in between door 2 and 4. The 24 PE are real premium economy of probably 3 rows of 8 taking up space of 4 rows of 9 economy. If you add these theoretical 36 to 293Y y...

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by julianrv
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 64
Views: 11653

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

The 2 A330's are only to fill the gap of the 2 that are now operating for Level, so not really net growth. If those 4 A346 leave the fleet (whether all or some), the 2 A359 coming in will be a downgrade at a minimum in capacity, if not in aircraft number. In an IAG investor presentation from 1-2 ye...

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by julianrv
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia New Destinations?
Replies: 64
Views: 11653

Re: Iberia New Destinations?

Iberia will receive 2 new A330-200 in early 2018 and also the first 2 A350-900s in June and July so even if a couple of the 4 A340-600s that will have their lease expired during the first half of the year leave the fleet still should allow room for some growth. LEVEL order for 3 A330-200's is separa...

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by julianrv
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting In Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 4449

RE: Spotting In Dubai

I've been a few times to landside Food Court on Terminal 1 and no one bothered me about taking photos from there. Glass is sometimes dirty with sand and slightly tinted but still workable.

However you'll only be able catch aircraft going to the south side of Concourse A.

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by julianrv
Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MAD Spotting
Replies: 2
Views: 4751

RE: MAD Spotting

There're no official spots but police is usually nice and they're used to spotters around the fence. If you stay in private grounds, like the cargo terminal area, you might get some airport private security guys annoying you but in my experience this is unusual unless you start touching the fence wh...

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