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by JT8D
Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hi, Is There A Problem With The Appeal Page?
Replies: 4
Views: 4861

RE: Hi, Is There A Problem With The Appeal Page?

Yep, same problem. There appears to be a malfunction.

GH

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by JT8D
Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Cabin Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 33572

RE: New A380 Cabin Pictures

Hats off to Airbus for a stunning achievement. From a purely aesthetic standpoint I still think the A330 is their most beautiful aircraft from the outside but these interior shots of the A380 are a really nice design. Can't wait to see what the freighter will look like inside.... probably less leath...

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by JT8D
Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New RAW Shooter.
Replies: 28
Views: 2990

RE: New RAW Shooter.

This thread makes for good reading indeed. In the future I doubt any of this talk of RAW vs JPG will matter much. For now however there are undeniable benefits to both formats as has been explained above. As to a request for 16bit Hi-res versions; sure you might be asked for such originals, but in m...

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New RAW Shooter.
Replies: 28
Views: 2990

RE: New RAW Shooter.

I have shot in both JPG and RAW formats using the Fuji <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym>. Although RAW does give you extra flexibility, produces better quality output and is preferable in my humble opinion, there are times when JPG is more practical and it is worth taking some im...

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by JT8D
Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D100 Or D70
Replies: 41
Views: 6601

RE: Nikon D100 Or D70

I've been using the D70 for a couple of weeks now along side my Fuji <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> and have had the opportunity to use the D100 from time to time also. The D70 is certainly capable of producing amazing quality images, on par with the <acronym title="Sahara Air...

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by JT8D
Fri May 07, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: RIP Nick Mills
Replies: 10
Views: 3425

RE: RIP Nick Mills

My memory of him will always be Nick at <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> waiting in or beside his car along Rwy 12, then driving down to shoot what he wanted through the fence. He would give me a wave down at the holes. On occasion he would come down t...

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by JT8D
Thu May 06, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Class Cities
Replies: 45
Views: 2436

RE: World Class Cities

Close to home:

Miami
Orlando
Fort Lauderdale
West Palm Beach
Tampa


My North American top 5:

New York
Toronto
Los Angeles
Montreal
San Francisco


The Worldwide top 5 for me are:

New York
London
Cairo
Moscow
Beijing/ or Tokyo (Its a toss up there for me.)

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by JT8D
Sun Mar 28, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 Favorite Shots From Your Home Airport.
Replies: 13
Views: 7042

RE: Top 5 Favorite Shots From Your Home Airport.

It is definitely hard to pick just five, but here are some which stick in my mind. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/518549/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/518549/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><img border=0 src=...

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by JT8D
Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A340-600 IN Miami
Replies: 11
Views: 5081

RE: VS A340-600 IN Miami

I was down at <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> when it landed and as Ryan said it was too dark for a good shot. I had my camera with me and took this picture for the hell of it. For anyone interested here it is. G-VSHY landing rwy <acronym title="Rwand...

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by JT8D
Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking Tripods Spotting
Replies: 9
Views: 2107

RE: Taking Tripods Spotting

I've used my tripod for night shots in the past week. If your location is suitable it really opens up new possibilities for some great and interesting shots. These were taken from the parking garage at <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acrony...

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by JT8D
Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have You Had Photos That Were Screened By Johan?
Replies: 11
Views: 5849

RE: Have You Had Photos That Were Screened By Johan?

If my memory serves me right, Johan had final say over this pic.... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/460136/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/460136/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/3/1/460...

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by JT8D
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens For Nikon D70?
Replies: 17
Views: 6068

RE: Lens For Nikon D70?

<i>70-200VR is way over 600 pounds Graham, it's closer to 1200 pounds...</i> I repeat myself from above post: " <i>Nikon has a 70-200mm f2.8 <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym> but it is considerably expensive. The older 80-200 f2.8 <acronym title="Edelweiss Air (Switzerland)">ED</ac...

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by JT8D
Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens For Nikon D70?
Replies: 17
Views: 6068

RE: Lens For Nikon D70?

AirNikon, I know what you mean about the 80-200 f/2.8, it is an extremely robust piece of equipment. I just got the 70-200 <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym> a couple of weeks ago and have only been out to <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA -...

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by JT8D
Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens For Nikon D70?
Replies: 17
Views: 6068

RE: Lens For Nikon D70?

Nikon has a 70-200mm f2.8 <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym> but it in considerably expensive. The older 80-200 f2.8 <acronym title="Edelweiss Air (Switzerland)">ED</acronym> Nikkor can be found on the internet for less than $1000 (check B&H, Adorama, and KEH.com) and is outstanding...

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by JT8D
Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting JFK Overview Picture
Replies: 49
Views: 8254

RE: Interesting JFK Overview Picture

<i>It is a TWA 707.Definitely a Starstream jet</i> Yea that's it; shattering all known speed records it broke through the time-space continuum on final into <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, much to the astonishment of th...

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by JT8D
Sun Feb 22, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting JFK Overview Picture
Replies: 49
Views: 8254

RE: Interesting JFK Overview Picture

Between the Singapore 744 and the EL AL 744 looks to me like a Austrian A340.

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by JT8D
Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flashtrax Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

RE: Flashtrax Storage

Great news Gary, I think you will like it. Kind of feels like a late Christmas in my house also, my new lens arrived today. Looking forward to using it once the skies clear up around <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>. After long pondering I decided to g...

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by JT8D
Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any MIA Guys Up For Spotting On Friday 20FEB?
Replies: 2
Views: 4385

RE: Any MIA Guys Up For Spotting On Friday 20FEB?

I might get down to the 12/9L photo holes on Friday afternoon (new lens to test out) It won't be until after 15:30 at the earliest. Perhaps I will see you there.

Graham

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by JT8D
Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Often Should You Reformat Your CF Card?
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

RE: How Often Should You Reformat Your CF Card?

I also format following every data transfer from my Microdrive. Reformatting a Microdrive on the Fuji <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> takes seconds and helps avoid possible drive freeze-up I have heard other photographers experience who had never done a reformat. Other factors ...

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by JT8D
Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: UV Haze Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 3375

RE: UV Haze Filter

Occasional I use a circular polariser on my Nikon lenses. Here under the bright Miami sun I find it does help especially under high sun conditions in locations especially prone to reflections. I use it most for outdoor architectural, sports and locations like the beach or ocean. For aviation photogr...

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by JT8D
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Can You Take Pics Anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 4402

RE: How Can You Take Pics Anymore?

Here in Miami we are very fortunate to have good connections with people inside the fence. <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> is one of the few US airports with a dedicated photo area and combined with a long history of aviation enthusiasts visiting from...

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by JT8D
Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flashtrax Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

RE: Flashtrax Storage

Hi Gary, I think you will be very happy with the Flashtrax. As to the power from the home electric plug, it certainly can be used in that manner. It continues to charge even while switched on. The power supply is also universal, in the sense that all you would need to use it here in North America is...

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by JT8D
Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flashtrax Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

RE: Flashtrax Storage

I have owned the 30GB Flashtrax for a few months now and an very happy with it. I tried the Archos Multimedia for a couple of months and I can tell you first hand that the Flashtrax is functionally far superior to that unit in every respect. The Flashtrax is slightly larger with less battery life bu...

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by JT8D
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Used Adorama Online Recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 2909

RE: Anyone Used Adorama Online Recently?

Yep, of the big NYC camera dealers for me it's B&H or Adorama. Be sure to check out their used gear also; I have a couple of pro photog friends who regularly pick up excellent <acronym title="Business Express (USA)">HQ</acronym> used gear at very good prices. They are the ones who steered me toward ...

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by JT8D
Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airport For Spotting/Photos
Replies: 23
Views: 4700

RE: Best Airport For Spotting/Photos

From my experience in the past couple of years,

USA: MIA
UK: MAN


Graham

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by JT8D
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Expansion:Largest In Aviation History(Article)
Replies: 16
Views: 5373

RE: MIA Expansion:Largest In Aviation History(Article)

It's a much needed project that is long overdue for an airport with such a rich aviation history and the millions of people who use it today. I travel in and out of <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> quite often and the difference between Concourse A and...

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question On This Photo
Replies: 9
Views: 4001

RE: Question On This Photo

Have you tried asking the photographer if he knows?

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Want To Buy A Digital Camera!
Replies: 5
Views: 4413

RE: I Want To Buy A Digital Camera!

I would go with either a Canon 10D, Nikon D100 or Fuji <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> (base on the Nikon N80 body & uses Nikon glass) Read up on the different models here <a href="http://www.dpreview.com" target=_blank>http://www.dpreview.com</a> Another suggestion; don't skim...

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sensor Cleaner
Replies: 24
Views: 2336

RE: Sensor Cleaner

This is an area I've had all too much experience with. So for what it's worth here is my experience. After nearly 15,000 images taken with my <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> with many lens changes in all varieties of weather conditions, I have lost count of the times I've had t...

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by JT8D
Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Vs DTW
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

RE: MIA Vs DTW

I've always had good photo/spotting opportunities in the A concourse at <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>, these are just a few examples. Now however most of these carriers have moved to a different concourse. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" ...

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by JT8D
Sat Jan 24, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 1st Photo On A.net After Over 50 Tries!
Replies: 7
Views: 4466

RE: 1st Photo On A.net After Over 50 Tries!

Good one, congratulations. Keep at it. I always like to see pics from the Great White North (my old stomping ground)

Graham

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by JT8D
Sat Jan 24, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Tried Something New....it Got Rejected...
Replies: 37
Views: 6487

RE: I Tried Something New....it Got Rejected...

Very nice shot. I wouldn't give up trying shots like that, perhaps one will get through. I know we all appreciate the difficult job of screening, and the many hours they put into it, I guess this particular artistic shot just didn't catch the right eye or the quality just wasn't quite there. Thanks ...

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by JT8D
Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vasp MD11 With Fire!
Replies: 6
Views: 2966

RE: Vasp MD11 With Fire!

The picture is amazing, and for that reason it draws plenty of attention. I have no doubt at all that your picture is real and on this site it is famous. Don't feel too annoyed, part of the price of fame is that a TINY minority will question your authenticity. In the end the doubters really add up t...

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by JT8D
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can Airliner Photos Get Better Than This. . .?
Replies: 14
Views: 4453

RE: Can Airliner Photos Get Better Than This. . .?

Very nice shot Derek, it really captures the moment.

Graham

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS 346 To MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 3195

RE: VS 346 To MIA

Better dig out my wide angle lens....

great news, thanks for the tip.

Graham

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Nicknames
Replies: 89
Views: 11241

RE: Airline Nicknames

Delta: Don't Ever Land in Thunderstorms Again

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Favourite Low-hits Photo?
Replies: 10
Views: 3535

RE: Your Favourite Low-hits Photo?

This one was always one of my favorites, it seemed to capture the moment so well. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/306150/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/306150/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><img src="/photos/s...

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by JT8D
Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Questions About A Broken Dslr
Replies: 24
Views: 4427

RE: Questions About A Broken Dslr

As an eyewitness to the terrible event I can say that the wind gusts were definitely strong that afternoon. In my opinion it was a combination of things; on a calm day the camera would not likely have tumbled, but the angle of the vehicles hood did nothing to stop it once it started it's doomed jour...

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by JT8D
Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami Slide Fest 2004
Replies: 17
Views: 3316

RE: Miami Slide Fest 2004

Was down at the <acronym title="Colgan Air (USA)">9L</acronym>-12 fence holes yesterday and had no problems with security. Police and other security drove past numerous times and didn't bat an eyelid at the five of us that were there. The first night of the Slide Fest was good and people were rollin...

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by JT8D
Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Attn: MIA Spotters, Photograpers, Etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

RE: Attn: MIA Spotters, Photograpers, Etc.

Got there around 8:00 and it was already at the gate. The WX is pretty lousy for photography here in Miami today also so I was not able to get it, sorry.

Graham

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by JT8D
Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Illegal Photo Usage, Is This My Image?
Replies: 32
Views: 4924

RE: Illegal Photo Usage, Is This My Image?

It certainly looks like it Ben. Despite the small size and lack of detail in the banner, the resemblance to yours is unmistakable.

Graham

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by JT8D
Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Attn: MIA Spotters, Photograpers, Etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

RE: Attn: MIA Spotters, Photograpers, Etc.

The ramp tour is next Saturday (17th) unless I've got my dates messed up. The LA A340 is due in tomorrow yes?

I plan to be at the IHOP for the Miami Mafia breakfast tomorrow, see you there Ryan?

Graham



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by JT8D
Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami Slide Fest 2004
Replies: 17
Views: 3316

RE: Miami Slide Fest 2004

I'll be dropping bye a few times during the Fest. Hope to see you there.

Graham

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by JT8D
Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Attn: MIA Spotters, Photograpers, Etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

RE: Attn: MIA Spotters, Photograpers, Etc.

I will be down there on Saturday, hope I can catch it. As Ryan said, thanks for the heads up.

Graham

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by JT8D
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why Is This A Bad Motive?
Replies: 17
Views: 4753

RE: Why Is This A Bad Motive?

badmotiv?? It looks good to me, but then again so did several other shots I've had rejected in the past 24hrs, (a new record for me) I am at a loss to explain the screening standards at the moment. Will just have to press on and eliminate several more I had considered uploading today; perhaps try ag...

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Opinion Please
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

RE: Your Opinion Please

Wow Ryan, your first one looks like you could have been standing right next to me!!!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Yes, I agree that the ones with more light and better contrast are superior, and like you I have some of those and will upload them next, but I selected ...

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by JT8D
Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Opinion Please
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Your Opinion Please

Let me start by saying that I have never posted a topic in this forum second guessing the opinion of a screener. I rarely appeal and for the most part when I disagree I accept rejections and move on. I would like some of you to have a look at the following picture and tell me how it can be considere...

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by JT8D
Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Questions About A Broken Dslr
Replies: 24
Views: 4427

RE: Questions About A Broken Dslr

I was there when this happened today and I can tell you it was a very painful thing to see happen. I feel really bad for you Ryan, your camera and lens were virtually brand new.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> I didn't realize that the body was also badly damaged, that is...

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by JT8D
Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers Opinion - Your Own Best Photo 2003
Replies: 121
Views: 9640

RE: Photographers Opinion - Your Own Best Photo 2003

I almost missed this one as the sun was setting fast and I was opening the camera bag to pack up for the day. I caught it out of the corner of my eye quickly switched on the <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> put the lens through the fence hole and snapped off a couple of shots. <...

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