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by topgun3
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 331052

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Really miss the old site too. I understood where to go to get the information I wanted. Example....where do I go to see a list of top uploaders for the past 30 days? 365 days? Where do I go to see bar graphs of my upload stats? There are many other things I miss from the old site that I can't find a...

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by topgun3
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 331052

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

After reading the posts on the "upgrade" and noticing that most users agree with my opinion that this is a disaster, why hasn't the A.net team not rolled out the changes in a parallel fashion where both the old and new sites would be functional simultaneously while all the bugs are worked ...

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by topgun3
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 331052

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

As of now I have to give the new Airliners.net two thumbs down. :evil: :( I don't like the new look, since it makes it look boring and just like other aviation sites (jetphotos). The original look might have been a bit dated, but it was very comfortable and easy to look at. I also miss the fact that...

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by topgun3
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Dissapearing Views
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Dissapearing Views

January 1st I got a photo in, that received about 600 hits in 24 hours. Today is January 3rd and my photo is at 60 hits. What is going on?

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by topgun3
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?
Replies: 13
Views: 5249

RE: What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?

Lot of good points guys.....I have expanded my choices to some ILC cameras, like Sony A5000.

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by topgun3
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?
Replies: 13
Views: 5249

RE: What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/carlos" class="quote" target="_blank">carlos</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I have the Sony RX100M3. It is a great camera,...

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?
Replies: 13
Views: 5249

RE: What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?

Good rundown Dan.....since I own Canon DSLR gear, I think I would like to stick with Canon, but I'm open to suggestions since owning a non-Canon compact camera will have no detriment to my gear collection.

Keep the suggestions rolling in....

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?
Replies: 13
Views: 5249

What Compact Camera For Fence Shots?

I'm looking to purchase a compact camera strictly for through-the-fence type of photography for aircraft close to the fence. My main requirements are: -ability to stick lens thru the fence -fast shutter response (don't like shutter press lag) -fairly high resolution (around 20MP) -RAW -image stabili...

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by topgun3
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 7D Question
Replies: 7
Views: 5048

RE: Canon 7D Question

Sounds like a brain fart (crash) of the system.

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by topgun3
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question To The Screeners
Replies: 68
Views: 7684

RE: Question To The Screeners

My 2 cents worth.....It is very hard to argue against screeners. I know, I have done it. My honest suggestion is, take your rejections and move on. Sometimes you can appeal your rejections, but it is less frustrating to just load up your fixed photo you saved in high resolution (and preferably in PS...

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by topgun3
Fri May 29, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Three Reasons To Photograph GA Aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 5745

RE: Three Reasons To Photograph GA Aircraft

GA aviation photography is great. All points mentioned are valid ones. The only obstacle to having more complete photographic record of all the <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> aircraft are the screeners on A.net. Some tend to apply same criteria to <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA...

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by topgun3
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners/Database Wizards - Fairey Gannet
Replies: 16
Views: 4631

RE: Screeners/Database Wizards - Fairey Gannet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Elmdon" class="quote" target="_blank">Elmdon</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Thankyou for that Mick. Its just a shame i'll ...

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by topgun3
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Announces 50.6 Megapixel, EOS 5DS
Replies: 21
Views: 5796

RE: Canon Announces 50.6 Megapixel, EOS 5DS

I have read that the sensor for this camera is same as the 7D mark 2, but scaled up to full sensor size.

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by topgun3
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Porter Can't Extend The Runway...
Replies: 45
Views: 13577

RE: If Porter Can't Extend The Runway...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/yyz717" class="quote" target="_blank">yyz717</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>So, <acronym title="Trillium Air (Canada)">P...

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by topgun3
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Porter Can't Extend The Runway...
Replies: 45
Views: 13577

RE: If Porter Can't Extend The Runway...

I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but the Porter business model is centered around operating from <acronym title="Toronto - Billy Bishop City (City Centre / Toronto Island) (YTZ / CYTZ), Canada - Ontario">YTZ</acronym> airport to serve the customers that don't wish to travel to other airports like...

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hit And Vote Cheating
Replies: 21
Views: 4641

RE: Hit And Vote Cheating

This topic creates an interesting question in my mind....does higher hits per photo translate to more photo sales? I know this would be hard to track, since A.net has no idea how many photos get sold...but maybe that is part of the motivation as well.

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by topgun3
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hit And Vote Cheating
Replies: 21
Views: 4641

RE: Hit And Vote Cheating

Some people always look for an advantage. Counting hits (or money, facebook friends, property) is just like anything else in life, that is how we keep score. So it is no surprise this practice has popped up again. I love getting hits too...but I have no idea how to make people click on my photos. I ...

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by topgun3
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Default Image Instead Of Pic
Replies: 8
Views: 598

RE: Default Image Instead Of Pic

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/angad84" class="quote" target="_blank">angad84</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>That's not what's happening. Screening is su...

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by topgun3
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Default Image Instead Of Pic
Replies: 8
Views: 598

RE: Default Image Instead Of Pic

Only screeners are uploading photos now since everyone else has used up their limit....if you notice for last few days uploads went from 1300+ to only 600+ per day since guys like me don't have any room to upload. Would be nice if <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (AL...

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by topgun3
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 53479

RE: China Planning Comac C929 Widebody

I imagine China has "borrowed" enough intellectual property from hacking into western corporate computers to have a general idea on how to build an airliner.

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by topgun3
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Replacing A Photo
Replies: 15
Views: 4829

RE: Replacing A Photo

Wish more of my "mistakes" got accepted  

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by topgun3
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problems Copying Pictures From CF To PC
Replies: 10
Views: 5390

RE: Problems Copying Pictures From CF To PC

I use the same camera as you and for several years have used good quality Sandisk CF cards exclusively. Haven't had a problem since....even after being pretty rough with my cards.

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by topgun3
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Budget Telephoto Lens.
Replies: 8
Views: 6182

RE: Budget Telephoto Lens.

I can't agree more....don't waste money on cheap lenses. You will end up spending more money down the road anyways. Been there, done that!

Learn from our mistakes.

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by topgun3
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Many Existing Aircraft Are In A-net Database?
Replies: 14
Views: 6014

RE: How Many Existing Aircraft Are In A-net Database?

Just out of my own experience, 70% of my uploads are brand new registrations for A.net....this is mostly <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> aircraft, but some are 50 or 60 year old airframes and nobody has had the chance to upload them yet. I still have several thousand registrations tha...

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by topgun3
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Automation Of Photo Copying And Renaming
Replies: 2
Views: 3543

RE: Automation Of Photo Copying And Renaming

Hey Colin, looks like a nice little utility. Always nice to see something that caters more to us pro-users instead of the reams of selfie-taking hoards. What I do with my photos is I copy my Canon files (have 3 different cameras) to the <acronym title="Hokkaido International Airlines (Japan)">HD</ac...

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by topgun3
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Automation Of Photo Copying And Renaming
Replies: 2
Views: 3543

Automation Of Photo Copying And Renaming

As a frequent uploader on A.net, I take a lot of photos and that involves having to process them when I get home with several full memory sticks. I know there is the tedious way of manually copying files from your memory cards to your computer for further processing/cataloging. Over the years I have...

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by topgun3
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami Airport Watch Is Now Open.
Replies: 28
Views: 5452

RE: Miami Airport Watch Is Now Open.

Just as a side note. <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> Airport Watch just has an airside photo tour to welcome the first 787 arrival from Hainan Airlines. This wouldn't be possible without the Airport Watch program. <a hr...

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by topgun3
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami Airport Watch Is Now Open.
Replies: 28
Views: 5452

RE: Miami Airport Watch Is Now Open.

As a member of Airport Watch at another major airport, I have to say that the concept works and both photographers and airport authority benefit from this mutual cooperation. The photographers get access to the perimeter of the airport (and sometimes special infield photo tours for special arrivals)...

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by topgun3
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: YYZ Spotting Unusual Arrivals And Diversions Quest
Replies: 1
Views: 2633

RE: YYZ Spotting Unusual Arrivals And Diversions Quest

Well....my suggestion would be <a href="http://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/airport-log/" target="_blank">http://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/airport-log/</a> Also watching the weather channel and maybe having a RadarBox would help too. Otherwise just having a circle of contacts that wil...

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by topgun3
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Stats
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

RE: Camera Stats

I discussed this topic several years ago about why the EXIF information is getting stripped from our photos. It would be great to have that information to help in determining how a particular shot was made (F stops, shutter speed, length of lens, etc.) Sites like airport-data.com include that inform...

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by topgun3
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Best Results In 77 Years.
Replies: 27
Views: 8288

RE: Air Canada's Best Results In 77 Years.

It was mentioned that AC might pickup more foreign business due to falling CAD$, but nobody has mentioned that some domestic business will disappear due to price increases. Some people are not willing to fly if prices get beyond certain point.

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by topgun3
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Yankees Pitcher Tanaka Charters 787 NRT-JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 12532

RE: NY Yankees Pitcher Tanaka Charters 787 NRT-JFK

Just looked up the flight JAL8808 on my RadarBox. He flew on the reg. JA824J. Speed and altitude was pretty standard for that aircraft at around 41,000 ft and 540 knots. He must be an aviation fan.....only a fan would pull a stunt like that  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forum...

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by topgun3
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Tried The 70D?
Replies: 17
Views: 3962

RE: Anyone Tried The 70D?

6D sounds like a fine choice. I use 7D, 5D Mark II and 50D (in that order of most used to least used).

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by topgun3
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Do You Have A Workflow?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

RE: Do You Have A Workflow?

<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="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Pretty interesting, have never seen some...

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by topgun3
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Do You Have A Workflow?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

RE: Do You Have A Workflow?

I import all my RAW files into DxO Optics Pro 9 first. 1. Level 2. Crop 3. Sharpen 4. Export to 16bit TIFF Open TIFF inside CS5 5. Adjust colour using NIK Color Efex Pro plugin 6. Adjust shadows/higlights in NIK Viveza plugin 7. Adjust saturation 8. Adjust contrast 9. Check for dust spots 10. Conver...

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by topgun3
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 6)
Replies: 299
Views: 9492

RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 6)

Noticed a glitch of sorts.

5 photos were screened. 4 photos were added. No photos were rejected. What happened to 1 photo?

.....EDIT. Nevermind. Photo finally showed up.

[Edited 2014-01-16 07:10:30]

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by topgun3
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video:Emer Landing On Beach Then Attempt T/O Fail
Replies: 13
Views: 10022

RE: Video:Emer Landing On Beach Then Attempt T/O Fail

It looks to me like he had a passenger too. If this was a landing due to an engine emergency....I wouldn't get into the plane again as a passenger. Also, if you have a short beach to take-off from, wouldn't you want to unload as much weight (ie. passenger) to make sure you make it? Most accidents ar...

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by topgun3
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question About Sharpening In Photoshop
Replies: 5
Views: 5291

RE: Question About Sharpening In Photoshop

I use DxO Optics Pro 9 to do all my presharpening before exporting to Photoshop. I could never get the sharpening results I wanted in PS alone.

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by topgun3
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Is Not Common Any More?
Replies: 33
Views: 4575

RE: What Is Not Common Any More?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThierryD" class="quote" target="_blank">ThierryD</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Mark, I don't quite see how the amount of ...

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In Memory Of Dale Boeru
Replies: 5
Views: 3986

RE: In Memory Of Dale Boeru

I knew Dale....he was a good guy. Always fun to talk to. He will be missed.

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Is Not Common Any More?
Replies: 33
Views: 4575

RE: What Is Not Common Any More?

Some spotters upload only photos of airliner-type aircraft, and I do have to say, there is a multitude of photos in the database already....so a bit of restraint on uploads of the same, unchanged aircraft needs to occur. On the other hand uploads of new entries to the <acronym title="Brit Air (Franc...

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by topgun3
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Drones For Parcel Deliveries
Replies: 71
Views: 6083

RE: Drones For Parcel Deliveries

Maybe some other smart guys could program other octo-copters to follow the Amazon copters and steal the packages when they get delivered  

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At LAS
Replies: 5
Views: 5191

RE: Spotting At LAS

You don't need a car in Vegas, but I wouldn't do without it. Considering how cheap car rental is in Vegas, I don't see why you wouldn't get it for the extra day...even if you have to rent it yourself. When I was at <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</a...

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking Airplane Photos With Flash
Replies: 5
Views: 3573

RE: Taking Airplane Photos With Flash

Interesting idea....but obviously wouldn't use a hasselblad camera if it has a 1 sec. delay while shooting.
In the end, I think the guy discovered the trick that most A.net photographers already know.....panning.

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by topgun3
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: End Of An Era.
Replies: 47
Views: 8229

RE: End Of An Era.

I wonder what he will do with all his free time now that he has hung-up the screener hat.  

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by topgun3
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stocking Stuffer For That Canon-shooter...
Replies: 7
Views: 4956

RE: Stocking Stuffer For That Canon-shooter...

Shot with this lens before....interesting to work with. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cx=partner-pub-8297169501225184%3Aa05n2n-tzky&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=yxuphoto+200-500&sa=Submit&search_active=1&search=&sheadline=&search_field=datedesc&submit=&...

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by topgun3
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Color Noise Reduction? Help
Replies: 6
Views: 4006

RE: Color Noise Reduction? Help

I have to give a plug to DxO 9 Optics Pro. I just upgraded to it from version 7 and it has an amazing tool for de-noising any photo without loss of detail. It takes about 20x the usual length of time to process the photo (about 2-3min), but the results are worth it. The way it works is by comparing ...

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by topgun3
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extreme Private Jet Take Off In French Alps
Replies: 50
Views: 30128

RE: Extreme Private Jet Take Off In French Alps

I didn't find the take-off that extreme....just full power and go. The only issue would be with aborted take-offs.

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by topgun3
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Canon Tele
Replies: 13
Views: 4632

RE: Best Canon Tele

I have the Canon 7D with a Canon 70-200mm <acronym title="Falcon Air Express (USA)">F2</acronym>.8 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> <acronym title="Samui (Koh Samui) (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom...

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by topgun3
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are Cabin Photos Prohibited?
Replies: 10
Views: 5556

RE: Are Cabin Photos Prohibited?

My motto in this instance would be: "It is easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for a permission". When you snap a photo without asking, worst case is they will ask you to stop (probably not even delete it). Even if they would ask you to delete the photos, just undelete them later. As long as you ...

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