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by Schmave
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1754
Views: 345177

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I was watching the flight yesterday on FR24 and N779XW landed at BFI after doing a go-around. I'm guessing it was a planned go-around and not one because they had a poor approach. Also, does anyone know when they will start doing higher altitude testing? They seem to be staying below 20,000 feet for...

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by Schmave
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189124

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

In the end he is just stating the obvious. They tried this NMA concept for almost a decade, still no business case. The market gap is there because of physics. No one in his right mind would launch a small widebody given the other homework Boeing has to do. Exactly. There is a reason that the MOM g...

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by Schmave
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189124

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Here's an interesting article from FlightGlobal with comments from Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's vice-president of commercial sales and marketing: https://www.flightglobal.com/singapore-air-show-2020/boeing-head-of-sales-still-discounts-narrowbodies-as-mid-market-answer/136677.article This quote in parti...

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by Schmave
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189124

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

After more reading and some more thought, I am coming to the conclusion that it is inevitable that Boeing's next aircraft will be a new narrow body design. The core of the market is a 6-abreast single, which is square in their area of competency (MAX screw-ups not withstanding). As others have said,...

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by Schmave
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1754
Views: 345177

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I had to take a trip up to Seattle this past weekend, and flew out of SEA this morning (2/3). As we drove by Boeing Field at 5:30 this morning, I could see N779XW parked on the ramp with her wingtips folded up. I didn't get a chance to stop and take photos but it was cool to at least see the new pla...

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by Schmave
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 189124

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

To me, Calhoun's statements indicate a few different things. One, that the previous incarnation of the NMA did not have a solid enough business case. I'll admit that I was a fan of a 7-abreast small widebody (from a passenger point of view), but it seems that they could not get it to compete with an...

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by Schmave
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1754
Views: 345177

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Opus99 wrote:
They’ve just done an RTO with reverse thrusts and all


Nice. Where are you seeing updates? They actually have the plane on flightradar24 and their data shows that it got up to 115 knots a little while ago. Hopefully the weather cooperates tomorrow!

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by Schmave
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1754
Views: 345177

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Does anyone have any news or updates on engine testing or the first flight? All of the news articles on Google news about the 777x seem to be about 2 weeks old. Presumably they should be getting close to engine readiness if they aren't experiencing any further engine issues.

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by Schmave
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39320

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Perhaps the failure during the recent Starliner launch was the straw that broke the camel's back?

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by Schmave
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LON to SFO - Virgin, BA, Delta, AA or United?
Replies: 22
Views: 1870

Re: LON to SFO - Virgin, BA, Delta, AA or United?

For reference, I just flew LAX-CDG on Air Canada with a stopover in YUL on the way out and one in YYZ on the way back. We flew AC because the fares were about $300 r/t for basic economy. We had a group of 4. Overall it was fine, and I was happy enough with the AC flights. But I'll tell you the pros/...

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by Schmave
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR vs MIRRORLESS
Replies: 14
Views: 11761

Re: DSLR vs MIRRORLESS

If I were to buy a new system today, I would go with a mirrorless camera. The main advantages of mirrorless over a DSLR are focus accuracy and exposure preview in the EVF. I have a Canon 70D and I do experience focus accuracy issues from time to time. For mirrorless, since the AF sensor is the image...

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by Schmave
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX central area viewpoints?
Replies: 2
Views: 7805

Re: LAX central area viewpoints?

Unless something has changed recently there aren't really any good areas in the middle of the airport for spotting/photos. There are a few spots on the upper level where you can see planes parked at the gate (near T3 and between TBIT and T5), but otherwise not so much. Even without transportation yo...

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by Schmave
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 208365

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Ed Bastian says Delta still wants up to 200 797s if Boeing decides to go ahead with the program: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-19/delta-sees-boeing-opting-to-make-797-as-ceo-mulls-fleet-future So if Boeing can get their act together with the 737 MAX and get the 777X going maybe we'...

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by Schmave
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Hmmmmm. I've been shooting for a very long time and I've never seen colours like those close to sundown - I'd expect more red/yellow. With the UA the whole of the rear above the gold cheatline looks a touch soft to me, but the titles look oversharp. Could be the light, though. Not sure I can see bl...

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by Schmave
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Both look a bit cyan to me and the UA looks soft/blurry in parts (and oversharp to compensate). Karl So they were both taken just before sundown, so the colors look more or less as they did at the time. I thought about correcting the white balance for the UA based on the fuselage, but then it didn'...

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by Schmave
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... a0c6f34277
United A320: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 472d9c05f4

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all, I have a couple more images I was hoping could get pre-screened. Here are the two:

Southwest 737: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... a0c6f34277
United A320: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 472d9c05f4

Thanks in advance.

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by Schmave
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 18268

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Talking about yields, I flew LAX-HKG round-trip in October for ~$350 on HX. And the cheap fare was basically the only reason we took the trip. Delta does not want to chase yields like that so, IMO, they won't be returning anytime soon. They can always connect customers through ICN via KE if they nee...

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by Schmave
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: What are the major and minor aberrant items of this photo that makes me rejected from sharing ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3824

Re: What are the major and minor aberrant items of this photo that makes me rejected from sharing ?

First off, I think this post would be better off in the Photography Feedback forum. The mods may move it there. Second, the sky is definitely a bit noisy in this photo. I don't know about the "motive", but you may get a rejection there due to not much else going on in the frame (other than...

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by Schmave
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

airkas1 wrote:
Yeah, try it. Will see if I can catch it.


Thanks airkas. I just submitted an appeal.

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by Schmave
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

airkas1 wrote:
Not seeing the noise. It's on the soft side, but still passable for me. Contrast; next time a bit more won't hurt.


Ok, so do you think it's worth an appeal? Thanks.

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by Schmave
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

spompert wrote:
There`s noise on the belly of the plane and right wing, it also looks a bit soft to me


I mean, I guess I disagree, but whatever.

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by Schmave
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Looks alright to me. airkas, I just got a rejection for the image above that you thought looked alright. The rejection reasons were "soft", "low contrast", and "noise". Is this worth an appeal? I don't really see the soft or noise, and at least at this time of day the ...

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by Schmave
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

airkas1 wrote:
Looks alright to me.


Thanks! I'll leave it in the queue.

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by Schmave
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 2d73c9cf92
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jelpee wrote:
The Alaska A320 looks too bright for my liking. Other aspects of it look fine for me.
Jehan


How does it look now? I dropped the exposure just a little bit:
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 2d73c9cf92

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by Schmave
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 193162

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Does the Air India 777-200LR have enough range to fly from SAN to Delhi?


Maybe? I don't know how runway length would affect the 77L. However, they don't even fly to LAX, so surely they won't fly to SAN.

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by Schmave
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 193162

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the SDAA has actively been seeking a second Asian carrier. I’d like to see ICN service as it would provide excellent connections to SE Asia (particularly Philippines and Vietnam) Yes it would be awesome if KE started up SAN-ICN. That would make it easier for anyone in the Delta/Skyteam camp...

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by Schmave
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 193162

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Just filmed BA 273 arriving on RWY 9 from MCRD. Spectacular evening for plane spotting here in SAN. Happy New Year everyone! https://youtu.be/0KvUdKbt3K8 Aw I must have just missed that one. I was over at Liberty Station on 1/1 and took pics of some of the planes coming in on a reverse pattern. We ...

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by Schmave
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Etihad-A ... /5321549/L
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Hi, thanks all for your help. I just got my first photo accepted!
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Etihad-A ... /5321549/L

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by Schmave
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

OK all, so I just had this photo rejected for being "soft": https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/1/7/5313719.jpg?v=v433a30f0d2a This was one of the ones I had pre-screened. One of the pre-screened versions was said to be too sharp, so I toned it down a little. Now the screener ...

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by Schmave
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... f6fec86a1b
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Ok I re-uploaded the Etihad with a bit more sharpening. Hopefully that does it.
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... f6fec86a1b

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by Schmave
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

airkas1 wrote:
Windowline and titles. I would sharpen it a lottle more before uploading as final edit.


Ok thanks. I'll do this later tonight. :)

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by Schmave
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

airkas1 wrote:
For the last link, the fuselage looks a little soft, but otherwise it's a nice photo.


Thanks! Do you think it will be accepted as is or should I go back for more sharpening on the fuselage? Also, are you talking about the outline of the fuselage or the lettering, logos, etc.?

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by Schmave
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

I see a bit of over-sharpening (jaggies) on the trailing edge of the tail including the insignia on the tail. If you applied sharpening using a layer, you could apply the eraser tool and remove the sharpening in that area. Did you resize and sharpen your previously edited version? I recommend start...

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by Schmave
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 8acaa84f6d

Thanks
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jelpee wrote:
I would try this at a smaller size (1200 pixels) with a light round of sharpening.

Jehan


Thanks for the tip. I re-edited this at 1200 px wide. What do you think?
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 8acaa84f6d

Thanks

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by Schmave
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Front half of the aircraft looks blurry. Seeing some minor halos around the tail and terminal building in the background. I also see part of a reflection below the fuselage and near the engine, since it seems like you took this through a terminal window. Thanks for the feedback. Yeah I guess the fr...

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by Schmave
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 0259d5a208
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What do you all think about this pic?
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 0259d5a208

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by Schmave
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkan ... 4/sizes/o/

What do you all think, is it passable? Thanks.
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Here's a re-edit of the 3rd pic above with less sharpening:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkan ... 4/sizes/o/

What do you all think, is it passable? Thanks.

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by Schmave
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Thanks all for the feedback. For the 3rd image I agree I may have over-sharpened it a bit, but I'm still trying to get a feel for the sharpening "standard" here. Both RAW images look plenty sharp to me when I pixel peep them. It is just after resizing and sharpening I'm having a little tro...

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by Schmave
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Hi all, and thanks in advance. I've been struggling a little to get some shots accepted here and would like some editing feedback. I had two photos rejected recently: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/4/4/5284449.jpg?v=v4642ce4008e This one had rejections "Info", "Perso...

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by Schmave
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!

So, like you, Dylan I am looking to upgrade, and considering the Canon 5D Mark iv, against the new Canon EOS R, the latter which is mirror-less, with an electronic viewfinder, which I'm a little apprehensive about. The reviews of the EOS-R are a little disappointing so not sure which way to go... I...

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by Schmave
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!

So I'm going to just say that I don't think your current gear is limiting you at all (unless you are short on reach on the long end at 300 mm). Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.) is real and affects all of us. I think the shots you posted above look fine and the gear you have is capable of taking so...

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by Schmave
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 296985

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN8gceUElqo
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I caught some good video of the launch last night and edited it together with the SpaceX webcast footage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN8gceUElqo

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by Schmave
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 100-400mm lense... help!
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: 100-400mm lense... help!

If I were in the market for a 100-400mm lens this is probably the one I'd get. It is supposed to be quite sharp and the price is right. And even though it is not the fastest lens ever it should be fine for most aircraft spotting (daylight, bright conditions) . What about overcast conditions? Well, ...

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by Schmave
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 100-400mm lense... help!
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: 100-400mm lense... help!

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 bui...

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by Schmave
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 33376

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS....DELTA ..AND JAPAN AIRLINES in talks with Boeing.

That said, it's good to see the new guy doing well, years after booby-trapping his suburban Chicago home to thwart some local burglars. lol, I saw that guy's name and did a double take. He was able to devise some pretty ingenious contraptions when he was 8 years old, so he must be a pretty good eng...

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by Schmave
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191048

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing got exactly what they deserved here. I don't feel sorry for them at all and hope Airbus sells thousands of C-Series jets.

Instead of trying to innovate in the marketplace they tried to sue them out of existence. I'm really glad it bit them in the backside here.

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by Schmave
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 27395

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

One thing that hasn't been mentioned in this thread so far (may have been in the article but I can't read it due to the paywall) is the past and future mix of 787 variants and how that could affect the gross margins on future deliveries. Taken from Boeing's website, this is a summary of the 787 prog...

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