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by epten
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Is it oversharpened? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/o1378568119.4054tc-fbr.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/o1378568119.4054tc-fbr.jpg" width="650" height="471" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/o1378568119.4054tc-fbr....

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by epten
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Average Accepted/rejected Ratio On Airliners.net
Replies: 32
Views: 5885

RE: Average Accepted/rejected Ratio On Airliners.net

It's me then  I suck.

Thank you all for your answers!

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by epten
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Average Accepted/rejected Ratio On Airliners.net
Replies: 32
Views: 5885

Average Accepted/rejected Ratio On Airliners.net

If this information is available elsewhere, or has been discussed before, I sincerely apologize.

What is the average accepted/rejected photos ratio on airliners.net?

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by epten
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Soviet Fighters - Classic Video - Comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 5207

RE: Soviet Fighters - Classic Video - Comments?

I am not sure what would you like to discuss.

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by epten
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

bump? anyone? I am particulary fond of this last shot since it is taken from a prevously unknown to me but lovely spotting location.

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by epten
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Any good? Too much heat haze? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/v1377452755.68ha-lpi.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/v1377452755.68ha-lpi.jpg" width="650" height="463" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/v1377452755.68ha-l...

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by epten
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Presreening Help With Helo Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

RE: Presreening Help With Helo Photo

Post the original (here or somewhere else) and let me try get rid of the noise?

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by epten
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Thanks for your feedback! Two more: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1376778828.7469oe-lvb.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1376778828.7469oe-lvb.jpg" width="650" height="436" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1376778...

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by epten
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

How about this one? Is it oversharpened? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/s1376778610.4256yu-alp.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/s1376778610.4256yu-alp.jpg" width="650" height="438" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/s13...

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by epten
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

The "point" is I was too lazy to remove dust spots.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> How's this for motive? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/c1376778101.2976vp-bgx.jpg" target="_blank"><i...

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by epten
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?
Replies: 34
Views: 5780

RE: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Silver1SWA" class="quote" target="_blank">Silver1SWA</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>I'm guessing you only shoot to uploa...

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by epten
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?
Replies: 34
Views: 5780

RE: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tonyholt777" class="quote" target="_blank">Tonyholt777</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>Sorry to be blunt - Are you referr...

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by epten
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?
Replies: 34
Views: 5780

RE: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?

For many, many years my stance in the RAW vs JPEG debate was "shoot at maximum size JPEG. If a photo is so wrong that it can only be corrected if RAW, then the photo is too wrong to begin with". But now I know better. Now I shoot smaller JPEG-s, not maximum size. I compared max size JPEG from my cam...

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by epten
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

OK, here it is with a genuine sky. Is it soft? Any other issues? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1375654500.1009d-agwgvienna3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1375654500.1009d-agwgvienna3.jpg" width="650" height="456" alt="http://www...

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by epten
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

*gulp* yes, the sky was edited.

I deleted the photo from the queue.

[Edited 2013-08-04 01:42:32]

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by epten
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Another attempt, this time from my visit of Vienna. Any good? Is there a reddish cast as I suspect? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/q1375574591.889d-agwgvienna2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/q1375574591.889d-agwgvienna2.jpg" width="...

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by epten
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: EOS 1D Mk1 (4.2MP) Vs 350D, Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 5198

RE: EOS 1D Mk1 (4.2MP) Vs 350D, Noise

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hotplane" class="quote" target="_blank">hotplane</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Why do you need to shoot at ISO400?</i></f...

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by epten
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: EOS 1D Mk1 (4.2MP) Vs 350D, Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 5198

EOS 1D Mk1 (4.2MP) Vs 350D, Noise

Hi, I'm a planespotter with very shaky hands and very broke. I am thinking about "upgrading" from my trusty old 350D to an even older 1D mk1 off ebay. I have to shoot at ISO400 and my reasoning is that 1D mk1 - considering its sensor size <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), US...

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by epten
Mon May 27, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Enjoy Aviation Vs. Taking Pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 5785

RE: Enjoy Aviation Vs. Taking Pictures

Oh, yes, it's a big dilemma for me too. I often find myself feeling guilty of checking the focus instead of the graceful touchdown. Or feeling guilty of missing that perfect shot while simply watching the beautiful big bird. Solution? Go to the airport when weather is not perfect for photography and...

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by epten
Sun May 19, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help Me Choose Which Photo(s) To Edit
Replies: 4
Views: 996

RE: Help Me Choose Which Photo(s) To Edit

Hi Darren, thank you for your prompt reply! <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dazbo5" class="quote" target="_blank">dazbo5</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Ar...

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by epten
Sun May 19, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help Me Choose Which Photo(s) To Edit
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Help Me Choose Which Photo(s) To Edit

Please assume that all photos are equaly sharp/well exposed:



Thank you very much for your input!

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by epten
Sun May 12, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Film Or Digital?
Replies: 29
Views: 6326

RE: Film Or Digital?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ckw" class="quote" target="_blank">ckw</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i> Why grind coffee beans when you can make instant?...

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by epten
Fri May 03, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Film Or Digital?
Replies: 29
Views: 6326

RE: Film Or Digital?

Film is inferior to DSLR in all aspects. There's no rational reason why anyone would use film today.

If, for some odd reason, you like imperfections, you can more-or-less create them digitally later. But if you simply want a perfect capture, then there's no room for film.

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by epten
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Camera For A 13 Year Old Starter
Replies: 15
Views: 10012

RE: Best Camera For A 13 Year Old Starter

I'd recommend any second hand DSLR.

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by epten
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-cost Airlines Flying Dangerously Low On Fuel?
Replies: 10
Views: 11883

Low-cost Airlines Flying Dangerously Low On Fuel?

Today I stumbled upon a news article which says that recent inspection carried out on Belgrade airport found that "some" low-cost airlines flying to London, Madrid and Amsterdam did so with fuel levels considerably below the minimum safety standards. The Civil Aviation Directorate of Serbia, after g...

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by epten
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

How about this one? Rejected about a year ago for oversharpen and quality, tried re-editing: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/w1365880129.962tc-fbrantalya2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/w1365880129.962tc-fbrantalya2.jpg" width="650" ...

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by epten
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3066

Pre Screening, Epten

I got this rejected couple of months ago for soft and quality. I tried re-editing. How does it look now? Any chance? <table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=65877&filename=1364729601yD9p0E.jpeg" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://cdn...

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by epten
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig 29 A2A Video
Replies: 6
Views: 5757

RE: Mig 29 A2A Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wingman" class="quote" target="_blank">wingman</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I never realized they used diesels.</i></fon...

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by epten
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extremely Low Landing @ SXM
Replies: 33
Views: 23752

RE: Extremely Low Landing @ SXM

No danger of people being sucked into a *flying* aircraft. The aircraft moves way faster than the velocity of a person beginning to be sucked into the engines. The person would barely move by the time the aircraft is already far ahead. In other words, there's not enough time for people to be sucked ...

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by epten
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon EOS 30D 17-55mm
Replies: 3
Views: 5633

RE: Canon EOS 30D 17-55mm

Yes, it is a good camera for aviation. I usually shoot in <acronym title="Avianca (Colombia)">AV</acronym> mode. That means manually setting the aperture and camera working out the rest of the parameters. If cheap is what you are looking for, consider Canon <acronym title="Far East Air Transport (Ta...

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by epten
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Body To Mate To My Sigma 50-500
Replies: 6
Views: 6583

RE: Best Body To Mate To My Sigma 50-500

I'd say go for a second-hand physically bigger sensor. You can snatch a 5D in a good condition under 500 eur (under $700) and the bigger sensor will make a difference.

No point "upgrading" to a same sensor size imo.

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by epten
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Camera Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 6108

RE: Beginner Camera Feedback

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GuitrThree" class="quote" target="_blank">GuitrThree</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>The D100, from what I searched, is a...

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by epten
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Camera Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 6108

RE: Beginner Camera Feedback

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/altbg" class="quote" target="_blank">altbg</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Would you consider the 10 year old D100 still "g...

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by epten
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Looking Fighter?
Replies: 110
Views: 22466

RE: Best Looking Fighter?

Tornado F-3 (love the long nose)
Mirage F-1
Mirage 2000
F-14
F-15
Mig-29 single seater
EF2000 single seater
Su-27 two seater
Rafale
perhaps F-16
MiG-35 is nice too

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by epten
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Acceptable Backlit?
Replies: 3
Views: 916

RE: Acceptable Backlit?

Does it at least seem fixable? :-

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by epten
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Acceptable Backlit?
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Acceptable Backlit?

Are backlit photos forbidden as a matter of principle, or perhaps sometimes they are acceptable?

How about his example:

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by epten
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blurry Images
Replies: 19
Views: 7070

RE: Blurry Images

I'd try AV mode, F/9 and ISO200. If that's too slow, then perhaps ISO400 (nr software can work wonders)

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by epten
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Editing Help Colours
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

RE: Pre Screening - Editing Help Colours

I'm very serious and by that I primarily mean that my originals are far worse than that! 

sorry for OT

[Edited 2012-11-10 01:18:59]

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by epten
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Editing Help Colours
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

RE: Pre Screening - Editing Help Colours

The original photo is beautiful. So sharp and noiseless! My originals are so much worse I'm stunned <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> What camera/lens did you use? Here's my attempt at editing. Photos with this...

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by epten
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Editing Help Colours
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

RE: Pre Screening - Editing Help Colours

post the original here.

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by epten
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

RE: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?

Any hope for this one? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/t1351969593.7703ef2000.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/t1351969593.7703ef2000.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/t1351969593.7703ef2000.jp...

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by epten
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Entry-level Spotting Camera (SLR)
Replies: 8
Views: 6497

RE: Best Entry-level Spotting Camera (SLR)

Any, and I mean ANY DSLR will be just fine. Focus on the lens instead of body - that's where the magic lies.

Spare as much money as you can on the body and spend the money you save on lens.

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by epten
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

RE: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dlowwa" class="quote" target="_blank">dlowwa</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> Maybe a touch low, but the bigger problem i...

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by epten
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening -Higher ISO
Replies: 3
Views: 908

RE: Pre-screening -Higher ISO

could you please post the original here?

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by epten
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

RE: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?

Yet another: is it oversharpened and low in frame. Any other issues? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/f1351260523.2669tc-fbr.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/f1351260523.2669tc-fbr.jpg" width="650" height="463" alt="http://www.airliners...

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by epten
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

RE: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?

I am asking for pre-screening, about things I am not sure about, like center and sharpen in the last example.

Thank you for your feedback!

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by epten
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

RE: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?

Low in frame and oversharpened? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/i1351183831.4074hbijb.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/i1351183831.4074hbijb.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/i1351183831.4074hb...

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by epten
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

RE: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?

Yes, it was shot at maximum zoom and maximum aperture.

How about this one:

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by epten
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Oversharpened?
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Pre-screening: Oversharpened?

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/r1351021402.0143ur-gax1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/r1351021402.0143ur-gax1.jpg" width="650" height="465" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/r1351021402.0143ur-gax1.jpg" border="0"/><...

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by epten
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Format Should I Shoot In?
Replies: 39
Views: 9607

RE: What Format Should I Shoot In?

Try max size max quality jpeg first an see how it goes. If not satisfied try raw.

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