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by misterdsdan
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First Zoom Lens
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

RE: First Zoom Lens

Thanks for all your input everybody! Does anybody have any sample images (not necessarily uploaded to a.net) taken with either the <acronym title="Salta - General D Martin Miguel de Guemez (SAL / SASA), Argentina AND San Salvador - El Salvador International (Comalapa / Cuscatlan) (SAL / MSLP), El Sa...

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by misterdsdan
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First Zoom Lens
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

RE: First Zoom Lens

I'm afraid my budget won't stretch to the G series (its definitely on my wishlist though!!). DL767captain do you have any idea if the 70-300mm you use is as sharp as the 55-200mm at 200mm focal length? I'm currently leaning towards the 75-300mm as a starter zoom. Am I right in thinking that its bett...

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by misterdsdan
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First Zoom Lens
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

First Zoom Lens

Hi all, I recently bought a Sony a200 (taking advantage of the huge price-drop before the new entry levels are released) and I currently only have the kit lens. Obviously I'm looking to upgrade my lens primarily for aviation (and a little wildlife) photography. I've read reviews, primarily from dyxu...

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by misterdsdan
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera For A Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 4795

RE: Camera For A Newbie

I'm looking at investing in a Sony A200 soon, as much as the range of Sony lenses may be limited it mustn't be forgotten that the Sony alpha cameras can use old Minolta lenses which can be found cheap on eBay (and from reviews I've read they are wonderful lenses!). With reference to your budget: Son...

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by misterdsdan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma Lens Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 4271

RE: Sigma Lens Advice

It seems this exact topic is being discussed in another thread, apologies.

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by misterdsdan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma Lens Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 4271

RE: Sigma Lens Advice

Many thanks for all of your quick replies! At the moment then I will probably opt for the basic Sigma 70-300mm. I have read many reviews and a lot of people comment on the softness at high focal lengths (which is surely where most of my aircraft photos will be) and also that the quality is a little ...

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by misterdsdan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma Lens Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 4271

Sigma Lens Advice

Hi All, I'm considering upgrading my Canon <acronym title="Saegaga Airlines (Malaysia) and Shuttle America (USA)">S5</acronym> <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> point & shoot to a 'full' DSLR in the near-ish future. My mind is pretty much decided on...

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by misterdsdan
Tue May 26, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mach Loop Newbie Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3768

Mach Loop Newbie Advice

Hi All, Hopefully somebody can give me some advice. I'm considering venturing up to Wales to go and spend a day in/around the Mach Loop (with the primary aim of getting some decent photos of course!). However, I've only recently got into aviation photography and as I'm a lowly student the extent of ...

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by misterdsdan
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Detailed Cutaways
Replies: 5
Views: 14195

RE: Detailed Cutaways

Thanks for the book reccommendation, I should have it by monday! I have indeed checked the flightglobal website. The majority of the drawings they store online are simply pictures. The type of cutaway I am looking for has systems on the aircraft 'numbered' and descriptions around the drawing (I link...

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by misterdsdan
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Detailed Cutaways
Replies: 5
Views: 14195

Detailed Cutaways

Does anybody know where I might find detailed cutaways of civil jet aircraft? I know that there are cutaways on the flightglobal website but what I'm looking for are more detailed cutaways than are provided there. The cutaways you get in the magazine are sometimes 'numbered' which locate the aircraf...

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by misterdsdan
Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A2A Refuelling Civil Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

A2A Refuelling Civil Aircraft

Quick question that, I admit, sounds a little silly but it is a genuine, serious question: Has there ever been a civil scheduled (or charter) flight which has utilised air to air refuelling? There is something in the back of my mind telling my I heard something about this being tried out at some poi...

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by misterdsdan
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 Engine Mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 4882

MD-90 Engine Mounting

The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90 uses the same engine as is offered for the A320 family of aircraft; the V2500, albeit a derated version of it. My question is when the engine is mounted on an <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90 do they use the same attatchments? i.e. I...

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by misterdsdan
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Photoshop Elements
Replies: 11
Views: 5516

RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

D'oh...now I feel stupid. Just wishful thinking then I suppose, unless we have in our midst one very talented teenager!!!

Dan

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by misterdsdan
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Photoshop Elements
Replies: 11
Views: 5516

RE: Help With Photoshop Elements

Hi 744Flyer, I had the same problem recently. I'm assuming you're using Photoshop Elements 6, this advice is based on that version: Go to Image -> Resize -> Image Size That will bring up the relevant box. (You can also just press Alt+Ctrl+I) It lets you change the dimensions of the photo. To change ...

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by misterdsdan
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Settings- Canon S5IS
Replies: 11
Views: 7152

RE: Beginner Settings- Canon S5IS

I also am a newbie with an <acronym title="Saegaga Airlines (Malaysia) and Shuttle America (USA)">S5</acronym> <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym>. Its a brilliant camera to start with, its working well for me anyway! I tend to keep the ISO setting on...

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by misterdsdan
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Screen Thread #2
Replies: 245
Views: 10490

RE: Pre-Screen Thread #2

I know this doesn't really have a chance, I'm just looking for some constructive criticism. I've only just started taking aviation photos, I'm using a Canon <acronym title="Saegaga Airlines (Malaysia) and Shuttle America (USA)">S5</acronym> <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflu...

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by misterdsdan
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At BHX
Replies: 20
Views: 4071

RE: Spotting At BHX

I would feel privelidged taking my first aviation photos in such company! I would feel slightly embarrassed, however, using my P&S Canon and with my lack of photography knowledge thus far!

Dan

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by misterdsdan
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At BHX
Replies: 20
Views: 4071

RE: Spotting At BHX

I did not expect to create such an active topic! Thanks for all your replies, I expect I'll be heading down at some point in the not too distant future armed with your advice!

Dan

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by misterdsdan
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At BHX
Replies: 20
Views: 4071

Spotting At BHX

Hi all, I've recently got into aviation photography and to get me on my way I purchased a Canon <acronym title="Saegaga Airlines (Malaysia) and Shuttle America (USA)">S5</acronym> <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> on the advice of some of you here (...

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by misterdsdan
Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aperture Out Of Limit On Shutter Priority Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 3724

RE: Aperture Out Of Limit On Shutter Priority Mode

Thankyou all for your help. I was shooting at ISO 80 the whole day so it seems my camera simply wasn't able to do what I had in mind in this case. Seems as though I might be migrating to full DSLR a little sooner than I'd expected!

Dan

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by misterdsdan
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aperture Out Of Limit On Shutter Priority Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 3724

Aperture Out Of Limit On Shutter Priority Mode

Hi all, I was at Farnborough airshow today (my first airshow as a 'spotter' with my new camera! a canon <acronym title="Saegaga Airlines (Malaysia) and Shuttle America (USA)">S5</acronym> <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym>). It was a pretty dull day ...

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by misterdsdan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Farnborough/Fairford Airshow Frequencies
Replies: 0
Views: 8798

Farnborough/Fairford Airshow Frequencies

I have the good fortune of being able to attend both the Farnborough airshow and the Fairford airshow this year in the UK, does anybody know what the best radio frequencies are to listen to? This will be my first time at an airshow with my scanner, what can you tune in to and what sorts of things ca...

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by misterdsdan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Autopilot Oscillation In FSX Acceleration
Replies: 10
Views: 34852

RE: Autopilot Oscillation In FSX Acceleration

It sounds like you're suffering from phugoid oscillation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phugoid

That might help your understanding of what's going on and why.

Dan

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by misterdsdan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First A400M Rolled Out
Replies: 90
Views: 26054

RE: First A400M Rolled Out

there looks to be a different direction of rotation of the propellors depending on where they are (anticlockwise/clockwise)? noticeable because of the heavy 'screw' of them. Is that unique to the A400M or is it just that I've not noticed that before becuase I've never seen props quite like those? i ...

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