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by round_engine
Tue May 10, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: HFF DC-7B At SXM On Monday 16 May 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 4943

HFF DC-7B At SXM On Monday 16 May 2011

The Historical Flight Foundation DC-7B N836D is scheduled to arrive at <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), St. Maarten">SXM</acronym> on Monday May 16th at about 5pm. It is scheduled to depart <acronym title="Miami - Opa Locka (OPF), USA - Florida">OPF</acronym...

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by round_engine
Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Badcameraangle Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

RE: Badcameraangle Help

Pilottim747,
Nice picture...nothing wrong with the photo so there's nothing for you to fix.

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by round_engine
Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Show Us Your Most Popular Shot 2003!
Replies: 91
Views: 6681

RE: Show Us Your Most Popular Shot 2003!

By far, my most popular.....19,200 hits and still going. I'm at a loss to why its so popular. Anyone care to enlighten me??? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/388576/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/388576/M/" target=...

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by round_engine
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Commercial Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 4484

RE: Your First Commercial Flight

Icelandic Airlines (Loftleider) DC-4 "Hekla" TF-RVH from IDL (now <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>) to Gander to <acronym title="Keflavik (KEF), Iceland">KEF</acronym> to Stavanger, Norway in June 1954. I was five years o...

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by round_engine
Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 1000th Shot - Andy Martin
Replies: 27
Views: 2778

RE: 1000th Shot - Andy Martin

Andy,
Congrats on the 1,000th picture....you da man!! Now how about digging into those Martin archives and posting some more good old propliner stuff.
Ralph

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by round_engine
Fri Apr 11, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question For Hardcore Spotters/enthusiasts
Replies: 41
Views: 5458

RE: Question For Hardcore Spotters/enthusiasts

Less than perfect eyesight has been my reason. Back in my youth I joined the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Reserves and, after taking all the tests, got a call from a personnel guy. Based on my scores and a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, he asked me if I wanted to fly C-141's. It w...

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by round_engine
Mon Feb 03, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Who Is AirNikon
Replies: 33
Views: 4542

RE: Who Is AirNikon

Los,
Well said!!!
Ralph

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by round_engine
Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Are Some Good Online Camera Stores?
Replies: 16
Views: 4115

RE: What Are Some Good Online Camera Stores?

You can try Adorama in NYC also...they are at 42 W 18th Street in Manhattan. I buy exclusively from them and have never had a problem. They have a large used equipment section and they normally ship the day you order. Their webpage is http://www.adoramacamera.com/. Give him a try!
Ralph

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by round_engine
Tue Jan 28, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Who Is AirNikon
Replies: 33
Views: 4542

RE: Who Is AirNikon

The real story on AirNikon is that he is a recluse millionaire (ala Howard Hughes) who spends his days at airports all over the world and his nights at the local Hooters establishment consuming beer and enjoying the ambiance. See if you can find him in this picture...... <br><center><font color="#EE...

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by round_engine
Wed Oct 23, 2002 10:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Negative Scanners
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

RE: Negative Scanners

Reala negs scanned on a Minolta Scan Dual <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/202396/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/202396/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/9/3/202396.jpg" ALT="Click here f...

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by round_engine
Tue Sep 03, 2002 7:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does The Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II Scan Negs?
Replies: 16
Views: 4652

RE: Does The Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II Scan Negs?

I have a Scan Dual II and found that Fuji Reala scans very well. Probably 3/4 of my 360+ pics on this website were scanned using this film. I've recently switched to Fuji Provia and have to ask myself why I waited so long! Bottom line, Fuji Reala scans good using the default settings on the Scan Dua...

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by round_engine
Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Frank Powers
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

RE: Frank Powers

Paul,
Don't know if the last email address worked but I just received an email from Frank today with the following email address: [email protected]
Ralph

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by round_engine
Fri Aug 23, 2002 9:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Frank Powers
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

RE: Frank Powers

Paul,
Try [email protected]
Ralph

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by round_engine
Fri Aug 23, 2002 2:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Getting Prints Made From A Slide
Replies: 14
Views: 2674

RE: Getting Prints Made From A Slide

Chris,
Email me the scanned slide and I'll take a look at it. I use Epson Premium Photo Paper, and like I said, results are much better than Ritz, etc.
Ralph

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by round_engine
Fri Aug 23, 2002 2:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Frank Powers
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

RE: Frank Powers

Paul,
I've got Frank Powers email address on my home computer and will forward it to you later today.
Ralph Pettersen

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by round_engine
Thu Aug 22, 2002 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Getting Prints Made From A Slide
Replies: 14
Views: 2674

RE: Getting Prints Made From A Slide

Chris,
The best solution would be to scan the slide, edit it in Photoshop and then print it yourself using an EPSON 890 or equivalent printer. Results are MUCH better than anything you'll get from the photo shop. The only problem is those darn printer cartridges are soooo expensive.
Ralph

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by round_engine
Thu Aug 15, 2002 9:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Lab Recommendation For DC Area
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

RE: Photo Lab Recommendation For DC Area

Hello George, I shot my first roll of Provia last week and sent it off to Fuji-Phoenix. I'm looking forward to seeing if its as good as everyone says! I'm going to be shooting some pics during the next few months for articles and I'd really like the shorter process time for obvious reasons. I'm also...

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by round_engine
Thu Aug 15, 2002 12:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Lab Recommendation For DC Area
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

RE: Photo Lab Recommendation For DC Area

Sunil,
Thanks for the info. I think I'll give Penn Camera a try.
Ralph

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by round_engine
Wed Aug 14, 2002 10:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Lab Recommendation For DC Area
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

Photo Lab Recommendation For DC Area

Does anyone have a photo lab they can recommend in the Washington, DC metro area for processing slides? During the past 6 mos I've been taking more and more slides (Sensia 100/Provi100) and have been using Fuji processing in Phoenix. While they do a decent job, it can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to...

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by round_engine
Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Photographed His Plane?
Replies: 26
Views: 3366

RE: I Photographed His Plane?

FYI...
The airplane, N2QW, is owned by the Chelre Corporation based in Wilmington, DE. Info from FAA database from www.landings.com.
Ralph

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by round_engine
Tue Jul 23, 2002 4:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D100
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

RE: Nikon D100

Hi Andy, Thanks for the info. That thread and your thread today sparked my interest. I finally saw the "light" and converted to slides but I sure do hate the processing time and the quality of what I've seen with the digital stuff is just phenomenal. Do you think you'll ever take another slide after...

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by round_engine
Tue Jul 23, 2002 3:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D100
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Nikon D100

The digital camera of choice on airliners.net seems to be the Canon D60. Since all of my equipment is Nikon, does anyone have any info on the Nikon D100 and how it compares to the D60? The camera bodies both cost about $2K in NYC so I'd be interested to hear how they stack up against each other. Ral...

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by round_engine
Wed Jul 17, 2002 5:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Not really knowing what I was doing, but seeing an interesting opportunity, I used a tripod, set the N90S camera to "auto everything" and pressed the shutter. I used Fuji Reala 100. Due to the smoke and my less than sophisticated approach, the shot came out OK for a first try but not anywhere close ...

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by round_engine
Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Museum Aircraft Photo Captions
Replies: 1
Views: 2552

RE: Museum Aircraft Photo Captions

Peter,
Thanks for the insight.....I shoot a fair amount of museum aircraft and these guidelines will help a lot.
Thanks
Ralph Pettersen

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by round_engine
Fri Jun 21, 2002 5:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos You Open Up Large?
Replies: 39
Views: 4466

RE: Photos You Open Up Large?

George,
You can't be too much more than 52........you haven't aged that much since I saw you at your B737 presentation at the WAS two months ago!

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by round_engine
Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos You Open Up Large?
Replies: 39
Views: 4466

RE: Photos You Open Up Large?

I must be the old man in the group....52......I'm with Andy...."Jets are for kids!". I do remember hanging around JFK and LGA in the late 1960's/early 1970's with my camera thinking about how boring all the B707's/DC-8's/VC-10's/CV880's were. I was looking for piston engine aircraft which were far a...

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by round_engine
Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Whats Your Most Popular Photo?
Replies: 81
Views: 4913

RE: Whats Your Most Popular Photo?

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/119788/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/119788/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/8/7/119788.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by round_engine
Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: .. And The 'elderly' Generation?
Replies: 29
Views: 2401

RE: .. And The 'elderly' Generation?

I took my first airliner picture in 1967 with a Kodak Instamatic camera and it is posted on airliners.net! During the early 1970's I was a constant visitor to both LGA and JFK since I lived a very short distance from both. I was looking for prop action, of which there was very little, and had to set...

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by round_engine
Fri Dec 14, 2001 2:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Smoothing Out The Upload Flow
Replies: 35
Views: 2895

RE: Smoothing Out The Upload Flow

Soooooo.....getting rid of the TL and "hiring" screeners was supposed to take care of the "problem". The queue is currently approaching 3500 so this doesn't seem to have worked. Now everyone is "whining"....ex-TLers and the TL-wana-bees alike. Did Gary W ever eat his dog? Will anything become of thi...

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by round_engine
Sat Nov 10, 2001 9:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Check This Out - Upload Violation
Replies: 21
Views: 3371

RE: Check This Out - Upload Violation

This Connie is currently registered N494TW and flies as the famed and much photographed "MATS Connie" throughout the US. (also visited Europe in 1998). It was retired in March 1968 so there is no way the "fake" pic could have been taken in 1960. It was not registered C-GXKO until June 1979. THE PIC ...

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by round_engine
Mon Oct 29, 2001 10:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question Re Scanning Slides
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

RE: Question Re Scanning Slides

Thanks guys,
Looks like the new software with a gamma of 3.0 does the trick for me. Scans are comparable in quality to the Reala negative scans.
Ralph Pettesen

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by round_engine
Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question Re Scanning Slides
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

RE: Question Re Scanning Slides

Hi Andy, Had all the settings per your suggestion. Decided I'd try the latest version of Vuescan so I downloaded v 7.1.25. Although the scans were a little dark, the color of the sky was a "normal" blue and it didn't overwhelm the entire pic. Must have been something with the version I was using. Do...

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by round_engine
Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question Re Scanning Slides
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Question Re Scanning Slides

After shooting color print film for years, I decided I'd give color slides a try. I shot three rolls (Fuji Sensia 100), had them process by Fuji in Phoenix, AZ and have to admit, the slides looked fantastic. When I tried to scan them using my Minolta Scan Dual scanner/Vuescan software and the same c...

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by round_engine
Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are You A Total Aviation Person - Or Not?
Replies: 15
Views: 4003

RE: Are You A Total Aviation Person - Or Not?

Andy, I'll confess to the following: 1. Aviation photography. 2. Aviation writing (a.net and Propliner mag) 3. Pilot (FAA commercial, instrument, multi-engine) 4. Airplane owner (1966 Beech Debonair) 5. Mechanic (FAA) 6. Dabbler in the flying of classic prop airliners (L749A Connie, M404, DC-3) 7. A...

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by round_engine
Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Thanks guys....looks like its going to be either a Nikon 24-120 or 28-105. Appreciate the info.
Ralph

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by round_engine
Sat Oct 13, 2001 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Saul, Many thanks for the information. $1,300for the 28-70 is a little steep for my budget but the 28-105 and 24-120 are well within my price range. Been on vacation in AZ this week using an old spare camera (Nikon EM) wishing I had something better. I will defintely get serious about new equipment ...

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by round_engine
Sat Oct 13, 2001 8:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

RE: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

Saul,
Looking to upgrade both the lens and camera.
Ralph

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by round_engine
Sat Oct 13, 2001 7:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help - Lens For Nikon N90S
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

Help - Lens For Nikon N90S

My Nikon N60 died on me this week and I'm looking to upgrade to a Nikon N90S. I used a 28-80mm lens with my N60 which met my needs quite nicely. Any suggestions on a lens for the N90S. I noticed that there is quite a price range for, what seems to me, to be quite similar lenses. At this time I'm lea...

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by round_engine
Mon Oct 01, 2001 8:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners Let Loose On Travel List
Replies: 99
Views: 3778

RE: Screeners Let Loose On Travel List

ADG/Vasco/F27 They got their way with their constant complaining. Not much we can do other than live with the new rules. I too don't see any real benefit from the change other than the constant complaining will slow for a while before the complainers move on to a new "issue". These folks are not hap...

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by round_engine
Sat Sep 29, 2001 12:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners Let Loose On Travel List
Replies: 99
Views: 3778

RE: Screeners Let Loose On Travel List

Seems pretty clear to me......the travel list is at least in critical condition, if not dead.

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by round_engine
Fri Sep 28, 2001 10:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners Let Loose On Travel List
Replies: 99
Views: 3778

RE: Screeners Let Loose On Travel List

Thank goodness! Now that the "dreaded" travelist has been killed, the whiners and complainers will be able to focus their efforts on solving world hunger.

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by round_engine
Mon Sep 17, 2001 4:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where To Get Film Online?
Replies: 9
Views: 3991

RE: Where To Get Film Online?

Try Adorama at www.adoramacamera.com. The store is located in New York City and delivery times via UPS Ground to Washington, DC is usually overnight or two days. Good prices and selection.

Ralph Pettersen

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by round_engine
Fri Aug 17, 2001 1:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening The Travel List
Replies: 63
Views: 3269

RE: Screening The Travel List

I'm guilty of being on the "Travel List". I thought that the pre-screening was set up to weed out the obvious "problem pics". Am I correct assuming that "Travel List" folks normally don't submit "problem pics"? If this is correct, then what is the purpose of adding workload for the screeners? I keep...

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by round_engine
Fri Jul 27, 2001 4:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sensia Vs Sensia II
Replies: 3
Views: 2796

RE: Sensia Vs Sensia II

Thanks for the information. Glad I didn't send the camera shop a nasty email.
Ralph Pettersen

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by round_engine
Fri Jul 27, 2001 2:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sensia Vs Sensia II
Replies: 3
Views: 2796

Sensia Vs Sensia II

I usually shoot using Fuji Reala print film but am going to give slides a try on my August trip to Tucson. I ordered Sensia II film but received Sensia in its place. Does anyone know if there is a difference?

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by round_engine
Thu Jun 21, 2001 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Long Have U Guys Shot And How Many Picts U Got
Replies: 23
Views: 3544

RE: How Long Have U Guys Shot And How Many Picts U Got

Started in the late 1960's with Kodak TriX and PlusX B&W film. Most shots in the NYC area, JFK and LGA. Off and on from the mid-1970's til mid 1990's. Used an assortment of Kodak and Fuji print films until recently when I switched to Fuji Reala. Have ~1,000 pics, mostly of classic prop aircraft with...

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by round_engine
Fri Jun 15, 2001 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: U Take Great Airliner Pics- But Can U Fly A Plane?
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

RE: U Take Great Airliner Pics- But Can U Fly A Plane?

Commercial, Multi-engine, Instrument - TT ~1,500 hrs C-150 C-172 C-172RG Taylorcraft BC-13D (~50 hrs) PA-28-151 Cherokee (~400 hrs) Beech Bonanza (current airplane - ~900 hours) Piper Aztec (~15 hrs) DC-3 (~3-4 hrs + 10 t/o's and landings) M404 (~ 2 hrs on the way home from Oshkosh one year) L749A C...

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by round_engine
Tue Jun 05, 2001 7:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: HP ScanJet 5300 Flatbed
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

RE: HP ScanJet 5300 Flatbed

I had a very high reject rate with my HP5300. The only photos that seemed to get accepted were scans of 5"x8"s taken in the 1960's/70's. Since converting to the ScanDual2, my acceptance rate has skyrocketed. I wouldn't recommend that you purchase the HP5300 if you plan on using it for posting pics o...

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by round_engine
Wed May 30, 2001 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Little More Understanding
Replies: 61
Views: 2747

RE: A Little More Understanding

Well said Andy!

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by round_engine
Mon May 28, 2001 8:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Minolta Scan Dual II (USB)
Replies: 6
Views: 3298

RE: Minolta Scan Dual II (USB)

Kevin,
Bought one a few months ago from www.thecamerclub.com. They are located in Brooklyn, NY and I received the scanner a few days after ordering it. The price they currently quote on their webpage is $414.99.
Ralph Pettersen

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