I think we reached the pinnacle between 12-16mp; that perfect balance of clean images and sufficient detail. I just don't rate images from 24mp cameras as highly as I rate those from 12mp cameras - sure, they offer more detail, but not on a per pixel basis. A 24mp sensor in my opinion doesn't offer ...Jump to post
What camera is best? It's like asking how long a piece of string is, unfortunately. The best camera is the one that's going to get you the image you want, and that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be your most expensive. What's more important is the lens you attach to the camera. People recomm...Jump to post
Canon doesn't apply any processing per se, however when RAW files are opened in the native converter they exhibit the settings that were used during capture. So I guess you could say that the RAW conversion software applies the processing, rather than the camera - slide all the sliders to 0/neutral ...Jump to post
Thanks for that. Just realised that this perhaps should be in the photography thread, so might need moving there?
My main question is: is it safe? Have any non-locals been spotting in any of the above countries?
Hi Wassim, I'm UK-based but I can tell you with some degree of certainty that a quick glimpse at the weather forecast for the days you intend to be at BRU will give you some indication as to whether anyone will be around. BRU is home to a good number of enthusiasts/photographers - if it's anything l...Jump to post
British Airways' 'Flower Duet' advert from 1989 must rank as one of the best commercials ever, and certainly the best for an airline.
A better photo...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/debonomel ... ed-public/
My only criticism is the tiny 'Flybe' titles by the nose - would have looked better if they'd occupied a much bigger space.
It's pretty much all about fuselage length and tail size - the windowline has little to do with it, unless you're talking lanky planes with stubby tails (a la A346 and DC-8). A380, 747SP and A318 are all good examples where the fuselage certainly needs to be very low in the frame to get the balance ...Jump to post
I still think centring preferences here are ambiguous - I'd personally put the subject lower in the frame but hundreds of images with similarly centred aircraft get in on a daily basis - to me, this one is certainly within tolerable limits. Here's one I found in five seconds, on page one of the most...Jump to post
Hi, Please don't think I'm being rude or harsh when I say this but your image falls way below what's expected here. I think you may benefit from having a look through the database to get an idea of what sort of quality is required - your image is unfortunately riddled with very obvious flaws and as ...Jump to post
Hi Block40Osan, As you say UK weather is unpredictable, but westerly/northerly winds are typical throughout winter. London normally sees a few clear January days and I'd certainly hope you'd see some sun during such a long stay, however we can go weeks at a time with very little sunshine unfortunate...Jump to post
Hi All, I'm planning a trip to Perth in May 2019 to visit a friend, but will also have plenty of time to do some photography. There appear to be some pretty decent spots, however my favourite shots are side-ons, up close and wide-angle - are there any spots that will accommodate this? I'm also looki...Jump to post
Even by Nikon's standards I really can't see this being a sharp lens, given it's focal range. There's no negating the laws of physics - an all-in-one ultra-wide to mega-telephoto must have limitations. It'll be interesting, however, to see how the performance is through the middle of the range, and ...Jump to post
All, Bought this lens a week ago, having owned several copies of the venerable 70-200 f/4 L, released in 1999. Since this new version will obviously be the focus of interest for many aviation shooters, I thought I'd offer my thoughts, having used it for a week. Firstly, it's ridiculously sharp, from...Jump to post
I hope you've got deep pockets, because you'll struggle to get two lenses to achieve the results you want, let alone a single 'jack of all trades'. Those lenses that will offer the capabilities are well over $/EUR1000, so unless you compromise on image quality it's going to get expensive (and it won...Jump to post
I have said many times that the screening process is looking too hard for faults that aren't there, whilst often missing the glaringly obvious ones. How can the line possibly be 'we look to accept' when this gets the boot for vignetting? This is exactly the reason many don't upload any more, and it'...Jump to post
The verticals would still look vertical if you applied 0.2 degrees CW rotation. 'Level' at A.net is based on both what looks level and what 'feels' level. What to do is simple: apply a touch of CW rotation, or leave them as they are and risk 'level' rejections. I can't say any more succinctly than t...Jump to post
You liked what you saw. Good for you. This site functions on the criticism of other people's work (what do you think the screening process is?) so there's little need to be virtuous. We've all agreed that the results of the nightshoots we're seeing are about the best possible, but you surely aren't ...Jump to post
It's perfectly possible that that's the way the aircraft was naturally lit. If you look at the shadow on the ground you will see that parts of it are stronger than others, indicating that a very small cloud (or band of cloud) was present at the time. The original RAW file should be the proof, howeve...Jump to post
How many times has the site shot people down for 'insulting someone else's work'? I'm not at all surprised some don't want to air their opinions here. In my opinion, if you choose to display your images publicly, you are agreeing to deal with any feedback, be it positive or negative. I get the impre...Jump to post
I must admit, I'm struggling to see any blur in Steve's original file - could it be a case of looking too hard for something that isn't actually there? I fail to see how current photographic technology could produce a sharper image. I do see a lot of heat-haze, however, which I imagine is going to b...Jump to post
Sony do indeed make mirrorless FF, but I omitted them because they're not exactly ideal starter cameras. Depending on where in the world you are, Canon have some incredible deals on their entry-level camera/lens bundles at the moment. Canon's menu system is more user-friendly (particularly for begin...Jump to post
ChrisLait, your biggest issue seems to me to be the use of noise reduction, which images captured in bright sunlight really shouldn't require. You are trying to address the problem but until you address the cause you're going to struggle. The best thing you can do is change your technique so that yo...Jump to post
Yes, I'd agree that mirrorless cameras have more frustrating controls/menus, but that is mostly in the budget range, to be fair. And even then, it shouldn't really be a deal-breaker, unless you frequently need to change settings with the press of just one button. I use both DSLRs and mirrorless and,...Jump to post
Cheers, guys - I kinda thought it was me being pedantic but needed a second opinion. Kas, I would appreciate it if you could look at the original file, however as that's what I'm more concerned about. I'm pretty sure it is just CA on those high-contrast edges, but I'm at the point now where every ti...Jump to post
All, I've owned an 80D for well over a year now but have only recently made it my primary camera. I'm often struggling to determine sharpness as the 80D's images display differently in Zoombrowser (due to the higher resolution) - I'll look initially and the images seem spot on, however I'll keep loo...Jump to post
Firstly, you need to decide whether you want to go mirrorless or DSLR. Mirrorless has the advantage of being much more compact, however quality lenses are now almost the same size as some of their DSLR equivalents. You can, however, pick up some tiny, super-sharp primes for very cheap. The disadvant...Jump to post
Hard to say whether the EY is blurry as the parts that look it most are in the engine's jet-wash. A smaller size would likely hide any blur as the front certainly looks passable to me (with further sharpening). I'd say it could also use a contrast boost. The C-17 to me looks way too OOF after the wo...Jump to post
I really don't see why you would use noise reduction for images shot in bright sunlight. Even at ISO400, noise shouldn't really be a problem if you're getting the exposure right and you're not over-saturating colours or adding too much contrast. NR basically blurs an image, so using it excessively i...Jump to post