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by nb7760
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II worth it? Plus grey fringing issue on high megapixel bodies...
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II worth it? Plus grey fringing issue on high megapixel bodies...

Why not try the new Sigma 24-70 2.8 Art? It's far cheaper than the Canon and knowing Sigma it probably has better image quality. But to be honest, the difference between either of the two and the 24-105 is going to be marginal. My suggestion is to pick up a few primes just and go shoot. “The single ...

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by nb7760
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cathay Pacific A340-300 HKG-JFK
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Cathay Pacific A340-300 HKG-JFK

Hi, I remember a long time ago I flew on a Cathay Pacific A340-300 from HKG to JFK. I'm curious as to how long the A343 was used on this route after replacing the A346 and before it itself was replaced by the 77W. HKG-JFK is just barely within the range of the A343 (13,000km distance, 13,500km range...

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by nb7760
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747-8l
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Re: 747-8l

A great aircraft choice for your first long-haul flights. The 747 is a joy to fly on but there aren't many left so try to clock as many flights on it as you can before it's out of the skies for good. As for Air China, their premium cabin seats aren't as spacious or luxurious as those of other carrie...

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by nb7760
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Open New Lounge In Taipei
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: Cathay Open New Lounge In Taipei

Never felt the SOLUS chair was of any comfort. No idea why CX talks about that so much as well? I don't think it was really designed for comfort as much as they are for privacy. I actually quite like them, as they're decently spacious and have a charging port as well as mini-desk for my laptop. The...

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by nb7760
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite 747 livery
Replies: 59
Views: 4505

Re: Favorite 747 livery

If I had to pick a favorite however, I definitely agree that the 747 looks best in BA colors, especially the old livery.

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by nb7760
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature
Replies: 16
Views: 3152

Re: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature

I know that the number 8 is popular in Asia (which is why the 747-8 is called what it is), but I can't imagine that this would be the primary reason for this shift in nomenclature. I believe that is essentially the primary reason. All the next-gen widebody aircraft have started out with '-8' or '-8...

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by nb7760
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature
Replies: 16
Views: 3152

Re: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature

That said, I've often wondered why so many airliner lineages started as '200' and not '100' ? I too have always had that thought, especially considering that the 747 started as -100. I wonder if they're launched as the -200 or if that's the name given to the original after the -300 variant is relea...

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by nb7760
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite 747 livery
Replies: 59
Views: 4505

Re: Favorite 747 livery

I think the 747 is unique in that it looks great in any livery, including the new CX livery.

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by nb7760
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 Best Looking Large Airliners
Replies: 23
Views: 2092

Re: Opinion: Top 5 Best Looking Large Airliners

1) 747-400

2) 787-9

3) A350-900

4) 777-300ER

5) A340-500

Sorry but the 747-8i doesn't make it on my list. It's just too long for my liking, especially the hump.

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by nb7760
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New -800 -900 variant nomenclature
Replies: 16
Views: 3152

New -800 -900 variant nomenclature

Not sure if this has been posted here before, but I was just wondering why most of the new Boeing and Airbus aircraft start out with -800 or -900 variants instead of the traditional -200 or -300. A few examples would be the A330-800/900neo, 737-8/9 MAX, 787-8/9. Is there a particular reason why Boei...

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by nb7760
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: is this shot ok not ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Re: is this shot ok not ???

I would say the major issue is that image is very backlit, as are most belly-shots. The sky is extremely bright while the aircraft itself is quite a fair bit darker than the background.

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by nb7760
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 5D Mark IV Unboxing + First Impressions
Replies: 0
Views: 930

5D Mark IV Unboxing + First Impressions

Hey all, Just the other day I received my new 5D Mark IV in the mail, so I thought I would share with you guys my first impressions so far. You can find my full unboxing on my aviation blog here: http://airplanespotting.net/2016/09/11/ ... -unboxing/ The new Mark IV comes in the same standard box th...

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by nb7760
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avior Airlines Cockpit Paint - Anyone else doing this?
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Avior Airlines Cockpit Paint - Anyone else doing this?

Hello all, I recently noticed that Venezuelan carrier Avior Airlines paints the back of the cockpit windows on its aircraft, as seen here http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/6/3/3967361.jpg?v=v44efa8dbaf6 I'm assuming that this is done to make their aircraft look more sleek and modern to...

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by nb7760
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 5D Mark IV
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: Canon 5D Mark IV

Specifications-wise it's not that far ahead of the Mk3. The real test will be dynamic range and overall image quality (including ISO performance). We'll have to wait a few weeks for the camera to start shipping before we can get honest and non-sponsored reviews.

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by nb7760
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: PC for FSX
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: PC for FSX

To be honest, I would suggest that you assemble your own PC instead of buying one of the pre-built systems that you listed. For the same price as a pre-built you'll be able to assemble a PC with a much more powerful CPU and graphics card, as often times pre-builts are very overpriced and use very ba...

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by nb7760
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Upgrade?
Replies: 19
Views: 1414

Re: Lens Upgrade?

ORDSpotter7 wrote:
So excited!! I am just a few hours away from getting my new lens! :)


Just out of curiosity, did you go for version with or without Image Stabilization? Anyways, congratulations on the purchase. I have the non-stabilized f/4 70-200, and I can definitely vouch for the image quality.

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by nb7760
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific profits plunge 82% amid fierce competition
Replies: 60
Views: 14451

Re: Cathay Pacific profits plunge 82% amid fierce competition

Anyways, I don't see CX regaining its advantage over the competition without making some adjustments to ticket prices. For example, 1000USD for an R/T Y class ticket from HKG to KIX and back is ridiculous given that the same route on NH costs less than 700. If you want to fly with an LCC fine that'...

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by nb7760
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Upgrade?
Replies: 19
Views: 1414

Re: Lens Upgrade?

Have to disagree with this - I have three stabilised lenses, but rarely use the feature. That said, I only generally shoot aircraft and landscapes, but even then there are other ways to help get sharper images when the light's low. IS can only steady the frame; it can't freeze any movement within t...

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by nb7760
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific profits plunge 82% amid fierce competition
Replies: 60
Views: 14451

Re: Cathay Pacific profits plunge 82% amid fierce competition

Thank you, finally somebody else on here is pointing out the facts rather than choosing which information to post as its suits their view. ALL airlines profits are down this year, CX is quite a bit more due to fuel hedging but it could pay off in a few years. As for the passengers leaving CX, its n...

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by nb7760
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Upgrade?
Replies: 19
Views: 1414

Re: Lens Upgrade?

What you want to do then is try and get the best zoom you can afford with a low an F-stop number you can afford - additionally you could also add the Image Stabilization (IS) feature to stop shake at a lens of 300mm or greater. My advice would be to try and get a Canon 100-400mm L. Many of us (like...

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by nb7760
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens to complement my Canon 70-200 f4
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Lens to complement my Canon 70-200 f4

The 24-105mm might leave an awkward gap between 18mm and 24mm. I have the 24-70 f/4L on my Canon 70D and I find that there's a noticeable difference between 18mm and 24mm, as often times 24mm just isn't isn't nearly wide enough especially when I'm in a tight space. I would say go for the EF-S 18-135...

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by nb7760
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 5D Mark IV
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Canon 5D Mark IV

Hello all, As you may or may not know, the new Canon 5D Mark IV is set to be launched in just a few day's time (on August the 25th). So far we know that it will be launched with the following specifications: Full Frame 30.4 Megapixels Canon Sensor 7 Frames Per Second continuous shooting Dual Pixel A...

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by nb7760
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 7D MkII
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Canon 7D MkII

If you plan on continuing and improving on your aviation photography for the years to come or perhaps pursuing other types of photography (especially wildlife), then I would say don't be hesitant on investing in quality gear. That doesn't necessarily mean that you have to go for the 7DII, as dependi...

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by nb7760
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific profits plunge 82% amid fierce competition
Replies: 60
Views: 14451

Re: Cathay Pacific profits plunge 82% amid fierce competition

I have flown CX A LOT in the last few years on TPAC routes (all in J). IME, the hard product is excellent, but the service has noticeably deteriorated in recent years. I have seen entire meal service steps omitted (dessert and cheese), I have seen advertised wine selections routinely unavailable, a...

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by nb7760
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Should I upload to a.net?
Replies: 62
Views: 4361

Re: Should I upload to a.net?

I'm not a veteran A.net photographer (not by far) nor a screener, but these are my two cents on the rejection reasons for Al's photo. - CCW Rotation A somewhat valid reason. If you look at the wings of the aircraft, they're just slightly slanted counter clockwise. A tiny bit of clockwise rotation so...

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by nb7760
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX New Livery Aircraft list
Replies: 20
Views: 6190

Re: CX Repainted list

tacobell101 wrote:
- B-KAK (A333)
- B-KAJ (A333)


I think it should be B-LAK and B-LAJ, as B-KAK and B-KAJ don't exist.

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by nb7760
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG-ZRH on Swiss' new 777 in Business Class
Replies: 17
Views: 10147

Re: HKG-ZRH on Swiss' new 777 in Business Class

Seating is definitely quite disappointing, but still better than the 2-3-2 J class seating on the TK 77W. The appetiser does look tasty.

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by nb7760
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific Taipei-Hong Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 4252

Re: Cathay Pacific Taipei-Hong Kong

I know that TPE-HKG is only like a 1 hour and 40 minutes flight, but no beverage cart? Seriously? What about the people that don't want lemon tea? Those paper bags are so wasteful. Agreed. What's the purpose of those anyways? Sure they may give a "premium feel" to the experience but I'm su...

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by nb7760
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Uploaded Photos Coming Out Desaturated
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Uploaded Photos Coming Out Desaturated

Hello everyone, I've recently come across an issue where my photos come out looking desaturated and low in contrast after they've been uploaded to Airliners.net. They look normal on my MacBook in Photoshop and Preview, but just not on the website. I've tried converting to sRGB and hitting "Save...

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by nb7760
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Determining Spotting Conditions From METAR/ATIS?
Replies: 7
Views: 4675

RE: Determining Spotting Conditions From METAR/ATIS?

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by nb7760
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Determining Spotting Conditions From METAR/ATIS?
Replies: 7
Views: 4675

Determining Spotting Conditions From METAR/ATIS?

Before leaving the house to go spotting I always take a look outside my window to check that visibility is good and that the sky is blue, as it would be hard to get usable photos if the weather isn't right. Normally I'd leave for the airport if and only if conditions are satisfactory. But what happe...

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by nb7760
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Lens For Canon Rebel T5: What's Best?
Replies: 27
Views: 5343

RE: New Lens For Canon Rebel T5: What's Best?

What about the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO <acronym title="Air Provence International (France)">DG</acronym> <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> HSM? It has much farther reach and is significantly sharper than the 55-250 <acronym title="Santarem - Maestro Wilson Fonseca (STM / SBSN), Bra...

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by nb7760
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: EF 70-200mm USM Worth The Upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 4555

RE: EF 70-200mm USM Worth The Upgrade?

Thanks guys I greatly appreciate your replies. I went and got myself the 70-200mm f/4L non-<acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> for a pretty good price, and I'm absolutely loving it. The image quality is superb, sharp right down to the pixel despite no...

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by nb7760
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: EF 70-200mm USM Worth The Upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 4555

EF 70-200mm USM Worth The Upgrade?

Hello, I'm currently using a Canon 70D and <acronym title="Far East Air Transport (Taiwan)">EF</acronym>-S 55-250mm <acronym title="Santarem - Maestro Wilson Fonseca (STM / SBSN), Brazil">STM</acronym> lens for plane spotting. I've found that a lot of my photos turn out to be very soft and almost bl...

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