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by 2912n
Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Photos At SAN?
Replies: 5
Views: 3879

RE: Good Photos At SAN?

You were just a few feet from the "official" view area, which is where Shaun shot this one. There you can either stand on the green electrical boxes or atop your car for a view over the fence. If you were behind the blast fence you were in the Solar Turbines parking lot. You need to go just a bit fu...

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by 2912n
Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Strange Lighting... How?
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

RE: Strange Lighting... How?

Suspicious? shheeesssshhhhh.

He probably metered off the airplane itself, giving it a more accurate exposure. The light also reflects off the snow/ice, working as a bounce to the underside of the aircraft. Nice composition and effective use of available light.

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by 2912n
Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LC-130 Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

RE: LC-130 Question

According to my 2003 book the 139th Airlift Sqdn of the NY ANG operates 4xC-130H models, 7x <acronym title="Legend Airlines (USA) and Loganair (United Kingdom)">LC</acronym>-130H models and 3x <acronym title="Legend Airlines (USA) and Loganair (United Kingdom)">LC</acronym>-130R models. (So the answ...

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by 2912n
Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angels To Super Hornet's Around 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 9379

RE: Blue Angels To Super Hornet's Around 2008

Chad...they are Marines....they would try to fly a brick if they were ordered to!  Smile

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by 2912n
Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Bad Info Reject
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

RE: Bad Info Reject

It is a US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> aircraft and should be identified as such....Not as an ANG airplane. It should be something along the lines of United States Air Force Type a/c ie...F-86D In the remarks section you can list that it is <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> ...

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by 2912n
Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Military Reg. Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2549

RE: Military Reg. Help

73-1217 builder no. BD.13 is a C-12C that shows as assigned to the US Embassy flight in Manila, Philipines. Source is US Air Forces Directory, 04/05. This is availanle through Mach III publishing in the UK.

aviationretaildirect.com

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by 2912n
Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

RE: A Dude

The "AF1" 747's have that door as a special modification. There are internal stairs to bring you to this point. They also use the "regular" door with air stairs. This was put in for when they go into airports that may not have 747 capable air stairs.

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by 2912n
Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Buying The Canon300d In The USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2993

RE: Buying The Canon300d In The USA

You just need a convertor plug. I bought a set here in the US that fits pretty much everything in the world. Just plug your charger into the plug, the plug into your home socket and you are good to go. If you are coming in January keep an eye on other cameras as well....With the intro of the 20D oth...

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by 2912n
Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 10d V Canon 300d
Replies: 2
Views: 3495

RE: Canon 10d V Canon 300d

Tim pretty much hit it. Sensor and most of the innards are the same. The difference is that some of the firmware has been downgragded so your choice of some functions is limited. The control panel on the back is very different with more options being available on the 10D. There is also the issue of ...

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by 2912n
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time For Watermarks?
Replies: 24
Views: 4358

RE: Time For Watermarks?

Just as an aside...the police, be it in the US or the UK, have no power over things like copyright infringment. That is a civil law violation, not criminal law.

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by 2912n
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Telephotos
Replies: 17
Views: 1935

RE: Canon Telephotos

I have used both the 400 2.8 and the 500. They are both awesome lenses. I have fallen in love with the 500 and am seriously considering divorce to afford it.  Smile

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by 2912n
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Suggestions Requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2343

RE: Suggestions Requested

The 737 itself is just a tad blurred compared to the towers. It is also slightly off level. If the a/c in fact is not well focused you are out of luck.

I would crop it much tighter around the a/c.

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by 2912n
Sun Aug 29, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX SPOTTERS: Help For Dads Retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 2715

RE: LAX SPOTTERS: Help For Dads Retirement

You might want to post this over in the photography forum as many from there don't look here regularly.

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by 2912n
Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-18 Crash At San Diego
Replies: 14
Views: 11065

RE: F-18 Crash At San Diego

Hey, I just go by what the paper said...  Smile

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by 2912n
Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-18 Crash At San Diego
Replies: 14
Views: 11065

F-18 Crash At San Diego

For those keeping score... An F-18C of <acronym title="British World Airlines">VF</acronym>-151 overran the runway at <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ), USA - California">NAS<...

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by 2912n
Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Restrictions LAX/SFO/Laughlin NV
Replies: 6
Views: 3018

RE: Photo Restrictions LAX/SFO/Laughlin NV

Not much to see at Laughlin. Actually the airport is at Bullhead City, across the river from Laughlin. Tough to find a decent photo spot due to the layout of the area.

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by 2912n
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "GO Pills"
Replies: 11
Views: 4424

RE: "GO Pills"

I have to jump in on this...It has been clearly stated that if you develop a problem in using these pills (when properly dispensed by a flight surgeon) and you bring it to the attention of the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> you will get the help/treatment that you need with no repercussion...

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by 2912n
Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Fraud. Ever Seen Here?
Replies: 2
Views: 2388

RE: Photo Fraud. Ever Seen Here?

If someone is guilty of posting a fabricated photo, or of stealing anothers images and posting them here as their own they should be outright banned. (And I think that has been the case...) I also feel that people who make baseless accusations against photos/photographers should be banned. There are...

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by 2912n
Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An Used Canon 100-400L IS-USM
Replies: 8
Views: 6561

RE: An Used Canon 100-400L IS-USM

Feel how "sloppy" the lens feels. There should be some play but not too much. Does the barrel of the lens move smoothinly back and forth? is there shake/shimmy to the lens? Check the filter threads on the front. Stripped or bent can mean the lens was dropped and banged about. Look at the silver part...

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by 2912n
Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Long Can Digital Last?
Replies: 10
Views: 3994

RE: How Long Can Digital Last?

Quality wise I believe that with basic maintenance they will last. More the issue with digital is the rapid pace of the technology. Obviously the camera will be "obsolete" (in terms of current technology available) very quickly. I still have my Dad's old Adams 35mm range finder camera. Dates from th...

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by 2912n
Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-22 Squadrons
Replies: 6
Views: 5547

RE: V-22 Squadrons

They are all based on the East Coast right now. Waiting patiently for one to make it out here....

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by 2912n
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Please Explain This Photo
Replies: 29
Views: 6459

RE: Please Explain This Photo

I suggested deletion of your comments because I beleive you are alluding to this photo being a fake. If you think something is rotten and you can offer convincing evidence that something is faked deal with it through the screeners and mods. Coming out and calling something fake or just whispering an...

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by 2912n
Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Dive Approach Name?
Replies: 22
Views: 7757

RE: C-130 Dive Approach Name?

Considering what Gary does for a living I would say his is the least speculative answer of them all.

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by 2912n
Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What's With This Picture? Eurocopter
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

RE: What's With This Picture? Eurocopter

Since he aludes to repair...perhaps a blade sstrike on the lamp?

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by 2912n
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking For US Coast Guard Serial Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

RE: Looking For US Coast Guard Serial Numbers

The Coast Guard site gives lots of info as well. Nothing specific about the airplane you are look for tho...

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/HU_16.html

For some a/c they have a break down by serial.

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by 2912n
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking For US Coast Guard Serial Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

RE: Looking For US Coast Guard Serial Numbers

If you can find one of these books it may help...So far can't find anything on line...ALthough Bluejacket.com has some interesting stuff. Pearcy, Arthur : U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Since 1916. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1991. 330 pp. ISBN 1-55750-852-6. Andrade, John M. U.S. Milita...

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by 2912n
Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Over-exposed Image Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2755

RE: Over-exposed Image Problem

Here is a link to an article about reading a histogram. (I have the D60 book from these folks...very nice and helpful in easy to understand language.) Learning to read and understand the histogram can really help you out. Great tool. <a href="http://www.shortcourses.com/10D/histograms.htm#How%20to%2...

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by 2912n
Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: This Is What Being A Photographer Is All About...
Replies: 13
Views: 4547

RE: This Is What Being A Photographer Is All About...

Jeff...thats cool!!

Such is the power of photgraphy...capturing a moment of someones life and giving it back to them, or stirring a memory for them through your work. Emails like that are worth 10K in hits.

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by 2912n
Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Old Versus New
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

RE: Old Versus New

Well so much for offering advice in what I had hoped was a friendly manner. Obviously not. No wonder fewer and fewer photographers are willing to help newcomers.

Enjoy yourself here at airliners.

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by 2912n
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Old Versus New
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

RE: Old Versus New

Your first question is answered in the FAQ's for the site...old and rare means lower standards. Recent photos must meet higher standards. It is poor form to pull a photo out and criticize it/the photographer. Submit your own and let them stand on their own merit. Blurring the back ground is not simp...

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by 2912n
Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Lens: US Or Grey Market?
Replies: 20
Views: 5354

RE: Canon Lens: US Or Grey Market?

The lens is well sealed so I doubt you get dust etc inside the camera itself from the lens. That will all come from changing lenses, especially in a dusty environment.

I have shot with mine at the beach, river, airport, in flight, no problems.

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by 2912n
Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Lens: US Or Grey Market?
Replies: 20
Views: 5354

RE: Canon Lens: US Or Grey Market?

Push pull is interesting to get used to, but you will since you will use this lens most of the time. If you go somewhere dusty keep an eye out for buildup of grit on the lens barrel. SOme people have had an issue with the lens getting "sticky" from grit build up. Also keep an eye on the tightening r...

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by 2912n
Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Sale, How Much To Ask?
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

RE: Photo Sale, How Much To Ask?

Check, money order, wire transfer. Some companies will ask you for an invoice. Easy to make up using the templates in Word. (they need it for bookkeeping purposes...)

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by 2912n
Sun Jul 11, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Lens: US Or Grey Market?
Replies: 20
Views: 5354

RE: Canon Lens: US Or Grey Market?

Canon won't honor a grey market warranty, but a reputable seller like <acronym title="easyJet Switzerland">BH</acronym> makes up for that with their own warranty. My 100-400 was purchased from them as a grey market lens. Thankfully in the almost 2 years I have had the lens I have had no problems. Tony

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by 2912n
Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Lines At LAS
Replies: 18
Views: 2961

RE: Security Lines At LAS

If you are there on a Sunday evening the lines are very very long for check in and security when it seems the entire city is leaving to go back home. Morning departures usually have little line.

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by 2912n
Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sensor Dust - A Screener Request
Replies: 20
Views: 9958

RE: Sensor Dust - A Screener Request

In response to a question above about how they appear...Yes, they usually appear as a spot, almost translucent. However you might get a fiber or hair in there that will look like a squigly line.

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by 2912n
Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Governor's Plane Nearly Shot Down Last Month
Replies: 24
Views: 6039

RE: Governor's Plane Nearly Shot Down Last Month

While the fighter is certainly capable of shooting at the "intruder" with missiles the idea is that they actually get up and take a look at what is going on. Before they shoot they will probably try to make visual contact with the flight crew and, using hand signals, instruct them to turn/land/follo...

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by 2912n
Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viewing Another Aircraft In Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

RE: Viewing Another Aircraft In Flight

Don't forget that the closure speed was pretty high. You were doing something like 300 MPH, he was doing likewise coming at you for a combined speed of 600+mph.  Smile

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by 2912n
Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Greyhounds" At PIK?
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

RE: "Greyhounds" At PIK?

GP.... Thanks. Interesting reading. Here is another question for you....Will someone take over the sea control mission of the S-3 now that they are in the process of demobilizing? (And what will replace the S-3's that are based at North Island?) What will the Navy do if the ASW threat reappears? Tho...

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by 2912n
Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Greyhounds" At PIK?
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

RE: "Greyhounds" At PIK?

Garnet...

How far along did that program get? Did they ever make it to a flying a/c?

Woefully ignorant me....

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by 2912n
Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135 Performance Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 6338

RE: KC-135 Performance Questions

According to the fact sheet 50K altitude is correct, but the 11K mile range is for a ferry mission. Check this out for details...

http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=110

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by 2912n
Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Greyhounds" At PIK?
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

RE: "Greyhounds" At PIK?

The C-2 will be with us for many more years. Robust airframe (essentially the same as the E-2 Hawkeye but obviously without the radar dish and having a rear loadding ramp.) Just a short plug fest.... <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIA...

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by 2912n
Tue Jul 06, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Greyhounds" At PIK?
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

RE: "Greyhounds" At PIK?

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/204811/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/204811/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/1/8/204811.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by 2912n
Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Chance To Save This Pic?
Replies: 5
Views: 4919

RE: Any Chance To Save This Pic?

My opinion... No central focus point to the photo. What draws your eye to something. It is not there. Take a look at the recent uploads of landing gear hitting the pavement....the focus is right on the gear, that is what you see, it smacks you in the face. Here it is just part of the bigger picture,...

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by 2912n
Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Digital SLR, Canon EOS300D Or Nikon D70?
Replies: 17
Views: 6795

RE: Digital SLR, Canon EOS300D Or Nikon D70?

Hahahahahahah....yep, go ahead and throw the match to the C vs N wars. Both are excellent cameras. If you have no lenses from either brand and will be building a new system I suggest you go to a good camera shop and play with each camera. See how they feel in YOUR hands. If you can borrow or rent th...

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by 2912n
Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No Lens Hood For The EF 17-40L?
Replies: 4
Views: 6712

RE: No Lens Hood For The EF 17-40L?

I found the hood to be more of a pain than it is worth. If you shoot the on camera flash take the hood off as it is so large it casts a shadow with the flash...(Or use a Speedlight flash on the hotshoe...)

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by 2912n
Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking Summer Off (kinda)
Replies: 17
Views: 2637

RE: Taking Summer Off (kinda)

Phil....get out of the city and shoot some <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> stuff as Colin says. Hit the Old Rhinebeck airport...not all that far from the city. The camera is meant to be used. Go shoot other stuff. NYC is a photographers dream. Shoot the city in daytime, nighttime, rai...

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by 2912n
Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Magazine Wants Print - Need Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2164

RE: Magazine Wants Print - Need Advice

Try this for a price guide. You should know distribution/number of copies, how the photo will by used, size of the print (full page, cover, 1/4 page etc...) Use it as a guide in your negotiations. <a href="http://photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm" target=_blank>http://photographersindex.com/stoc...

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