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by JakTrax
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 281
Views: 74838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeroflo ... ER/6289277
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Bit surprised by this one, given the recent spate of 'low in frame' queries. Looks dark to me too. Hopefully its reprieve is due to it being a noteworthy subject.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeroflo ... ER/6289277

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by JakTrax
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: News banner neglected?
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Re: News banner neglected?

It is. As dutchspotter says, they are 135s in your link.

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by JakTrax
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: News banner neglected?
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Re: News banner neglected?

It does appear to be the first 145 in the newer livery — just badly worded on the banner.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unnatural Sky Rejection
Replies: 11
Views: 5263

Re: Unnatural Sky Rejection

I've suspected for a while that some screeners here (hopefully a minority) are only really qualified in image processing and need to learn more about how photography works physically in the field. I bet most seasoned photographers would look at the rejected image and know right away that that's exac...

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by JakTrax
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unnatural Sky Rejection
Replies: 11
Views: 5263

Re: Unnatural Sky Rejection

Centring looks fine to me personally but, had it been mine (and knowing how picky they can be here), I'd have put it a fraction higher.

Unnatural sky makes no sense — it's exactly what I'd expect just prior to sunrise or just after sunset. I'd say you have a good case for an appeal...

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by JakTrax
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good lens for Aviation photography?
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

Re: Good lens for Aviation photography?

There are lots of lenses but you need to determine what focal length(s) you'll be using most frequently. You also need to decide how much you want to spend. Bear in mind that photography over distance is subject to the laws of physics — you can have the best lens in the world but your photos will be...

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by JakTrax
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: News banner neglected?
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Re: News banner neglected?

Another one missed on the banner yesterday/today: https://www.airliners.net/photo/Red-Wings/Sukhoi-SSJ-100-95B-Superjet-100-RRJ-95B/6266691?qsp=eJwtjDsOwkAMRO/imoYgUaQjHAAKLmDZI1gpZFde81lFuTvWiu7Nm9GsJHlxfP3WCmikCjZ50I4KGz8rjSspO04iKA6NxRBlzeZTi/BO%2BJzza/G/vJjCwiuq9JN7nO4DYNfOdDiG11TLzK0PndNM2/YDbf...

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by JakTrax
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: News banner neglected?
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

News banner neglected?

All, I did bring this up in another thread but I feel it now requires its own. Lately I've noticed a few new airlines/liveries/new types for airlines go totally unreported on the news banner, while at least two aircraft with temporary and relatively small decals were straight on there. There have al...

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by JakTrax
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority screening questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: Priority screening questions

I don't mean to pick at the team here but similar is happening with the news banner — you'll get an airliner with a tiny new sticker put up there but a new livery for an airline apparently doesn't deserve a place. It's an area in which the team needs to keep on top of things really. Back to your cas...

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by JakTrax
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos taken from high point such as control tower but with relatively poor quality could be accepted?
Replies: 6
Views: 2772

Re: Photos taken from high point such as control tower but with relatively poor quality could be accepted?

I think that should have been rejected. Very obvious haze. Elevation of course helps with haze but that looks like a very long focal length — no chance of avoiding it over that distance (especially in July).

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by JakTrax
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New camera recommendation - please help
Replies: 6
Views: 4144

Re: New camera recommendation - please help

I shoot both Sony and Canon mirrorless (as well as Canon DSLRs). I bought the Sony due to its small size and have a collection of primes for it. It does a good job but I've never been 100% satisfied with the images compared with those produced by the Canons. Canon's colour science is certainly bette...

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by JakTrax
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New camera recommendation - please help
Replies: 6
Views: 4144

Re: New camera recommendation - please help

By its nature an SLR camera must have an OVF. EVFs were developed to negate the need for a chunky body to house the mirror and prism, and to bring the rear lens element closer to the sensor. You can use a DSLR like a mirrorless camera if you use the rear screen but no SLR cameras have true EVFs. Son...

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by JakTrax
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New camera recommendation - please help
Replies: 6
Views: 4144

Re: New camera recommendation - please help

Presumably when you say 'electric finder' you mean viewfinder, in which case you're limited to mirrorless models. Sony and Canon are leading the pack at the moment but neither are cheap, although there are more budget lens options for Sony. To be honest your requirements are a little broad/vague so ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise? Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Noise? Really?

This is barely cropped, and the subject was perfectly centred, so if it was vignetting it would be equally pronounced in the bottom right corner (in fact all corners). The effect bottom left is actually the shadow of the chainlink fence making the grass appear darker (you can clearly see the shadows...

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by JakTrax
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise? Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Noise? Really?

Yes, magenta cast which I can see on my old monitor. If the vignetting is only visible by EQ'ing, however, isn't that a bit nit-picky? If a 1000 dollar lens on APS-C can't get acceptable results for here at over 2 stops above its widest... I too am puzzled about distortion. I see a minute amount of ...

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by JakTrax
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise? Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Noise? Really?

Went back to EMA this morning as I heard the tape was off, revealing the titles. Added again as priority, however rejected for colour (I've a new monitor and the colour does look weird on it so I can't complain about that rejection reason), vignetting, distortion and soft (again, another one I conce...

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise? Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Noise? Really?

Appealed and accepted.

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise? Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Noise? Really?

All, Uploaded my first image in ages this evening, a priority of a brand new Danish airline. It's been rejected for noise. I'm speechless. I don't see anything too problematic; besides, given that it's a newsworthy shot, it shouldn't really matter anyway! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 281
Views: 74838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Exposure-wise I think both are within tolerance, although the second is certainly in need of a saturation/contrast boost (and I'm surprised it wasn't rejected on that basis). This actually illustrates the kind of broader tolerance bracket I'd like to see, rather than the narrow, knife-edge kind we f...

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by JakTrax
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection: Overexposed
Replies: 3
Views: 3400

Re: Rejection: Overexposed

Agree that it looks a touch flat but I don't see problematic overexposure. No blown highlights anywhere.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for musicman4327
Replies: 16
Views: 8278

Re: Pre-screening for musicman4327

Stuart, Looking at some of those images I see you've either very wide apertures or higher ISO sensitivities coupled with unnecessarily fast shutter speeds. The vignetting issue in your second image will be a direct result of shooting your lens close to wide open — you'd have been much better shootin...

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by JakTrax
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 7D MK2 with Sigma 18mm - 300mm lens combination
Replies: 2
Views: 3015

Re: Canon 7D MK2 with Sigma 18mm - 300mm lens combination

The 7DII is a very capable camera; the Sigma 18-300, not so. I've never used it but optical limitations mean that an 18-300mm lens is a jack of all trades but master of none. You're going from ultra-wide to super-telephoto and that's asking an awful lot of your elements. It's a useful focal range, n...

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by JakTrax
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Rejection - Too Distant With Empty Space
Replies: 13
Views: 4002

Re: Post Screening - Rejection - Too Distant With Empty Space

To me the crop looks a little awkward and unmotivated — there's really not enough of interest to warrant it — would probably have been better including the edge of the runway bottom right corner (maybe to include that third taxiing aircraft).

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by JakTrax
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening questions
Replies: 23
Views: 7045

Re: Post-screening questions

I'm puzzled. Both your images look fine to me (as does the Correndon 737 you linked — except for it looking slightly unlevel). And they'd remain fine even if the subjects were lowered considerably. HIF/LIF here seem to constitute one screener's view, then it all changes when that screener leaves the...

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by JakTrax
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Creative?
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Re: Creative?

If it took planning — which I imagine it did — then something has been created.

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by JakTrax
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Creative?
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Re: Creative?

Refreshing to see an image touted as creative that actually is. Nice shot.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sony A7RIV + Sigma 60-600mm Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3239

Re: Sony A7RIV + Sigma 60-600mm Help

To be honest I've always been sceptical of the Sigma/Tamron long zooms — real-world reviews seem a mixed bag with some loving them and some hating them — my own (brief) experiences have been largely negative (using Canon bodies). A lens with a 10x zoom, starting at very short telephoto and going thr...

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by JakTrax
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 259
Views: 102803

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

You mean 732s in Canada surely? As far as I know the last Canadian 727s (Cargojet) were retired at least a year ago.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 281
Views: 74838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Plus more banding, although it isn't as obvious as in previous images. My main issue would be that the primary subject, i.e. the aircraft, is underexposed. The horizon also isn't level.

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by JakTrax
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

There is no doubt that both the above cloudy shots are superb given the conditions... but the key phrase is GIVEN THE CONDITIONS. The same shots with the sun momentarily out would have popped more and I think this is undeniable. The problem of course (considering Royal's shot specifically) is gettin...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 281
Views: 74838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

That Hornet looks oversharp on my screen also. I've never considered softness an image flaw as long as that softness isn't blur or camera shake. The line of what's acceptable and what's not here is way too narrow for such a subjective rejection reason. Marginal softness is one of very few 'flaws' th...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

I agree somewhat with dutchspotter1 about standard images that are, for example, shot in harsh midday summer sun, although I'm unsure whether that should be considered a flaw or grounds for a rejection. But harsh sunlight does undoubtedly affect the overall aesthetics of a regular side-on and brings...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

Some of those names have long since moved on to other things so a few of you wouldn’t know them. And herein lies the point: many of the best photographers are no longer here, because they felt their ability to capture the image was viewed as less important than how it's edited. photography has alwa...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 4448

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

The get an image acceptable here (or anywhere else, for that matter) you only need a camera with sufficient resolution and your subject somewhere in the frame and in focus. Okay, that's a bit general but you know what I mean... When I started with film (and the odd roll of slide, when I could afford...

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by JakTrax
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 281
Views: 74838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Looks like part of the fence. Distracting but acceptable I think.

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by JakTrax
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thoughts on the new Canon R5/R6?
Replies: 2
Views: 3252

Re: Thoughts on the new Canon R5/R6?

The video specs have been hyped but in reality come with caveats (one being limited 8 and 4k use due to overheating). Since I don't do video it's of no consequence to me but it seems Canon has run into the same obstacles as Sony with video-inhibiting problems. For stills it's a different story. With...

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by JakTrax
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 281
Views: 74838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Paul, I think you're seeing posts and automatically assuming they're mine. I have NEVER said I dislike the beach shots (the opposite, actually), however when the flaws in some are things that even rookie screeners should be picking up on it's inevitably going to result in questions being asked. Ther...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking for a photographer in Anchorage
Replies: 3
Views: 3576

Re: Looking for a photographer in Anchorage

I hope your friend owns a 4,000,000mm lens.

If not, probably a bit too far from ANC... ;-)

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 200
Views: 27405

Re: Pre-screening

Looks better to me. Not keen on the colour but that's just the hazy nature of the skies where you are.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Reverse vignetting'
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: 'Reverse vignetting'

But how come this has only been picked up on in the last few weeks? Vignetting correction doesn't typically cause this effect unless it's been done manually/badly. I don't use peripheral illumination correction and many of my wider angle images still exhibit the phenomenon, albeit subtly. Besides, v...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening please
Replies: 190
Views: 40041

Re: Pre-screening please

Guys, I have to respectfully disagree and think it's well within the tolerance based on current acceptances. If it were mine I'd lower it but centring isn't a fine art and to me it looks sufficiently balanced. If you run through this week's acceptances you'll find many, many very similarly centred i...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening: Air Force One
Replies: 5
Views: 2794

Re: Post-screening: Air Force One

Hi Amrit, The AF1 shot just doesn't work for me — I don't want to sound rude but the first thing I thought when I saw the image was, "I have photos taken when I was about 5 that look like that". In other words there's nothing to distinguish it from a simple holiday snap someone quickly too...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Reverse vignetting'
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

'Reverse vignetting'

Every so often we seem to have a new rejection reason that pops up out of nowhere that is subsequently used almost universally. This month's buzz-term is 'reverse vignetting' — which doesn't actually exist — so what's going on? As pointed out lately in other threads the use of wide-angle lenses (eve...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening please
Replies: 190
Views: 40041

Re: Pre-screening please

How exactly does one come to the conclusion that the first (Polar 747) is high in frame?

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 200
Views: 27405

Re: Pre-screening

Quality's just not there for me — soft, slightly magenta, low contrast...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR or mirrorless for stock images?
Replies: 5
Views: 10811

Re: DSLR or mirrorless for stock images?

Even in the 8 months since the start of this thread things have progressed. Canon has announced two new RF bodies, prices on the original two (R & RF) have dropped and a ton of new lenses are in the pipeline (including many more budget-friendly options). Nikon has been a bit slower with lenses b...

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by JakTrax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unprofessional screener feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 3759

Re: Unprofessional screener feedback

I've seen 'shittier' accepted here.

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by JakTrax
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 281
Views: 74838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Another HKT shot with some serious banding now TOTD. I thought this issue had been 'addressed with the photographer'?

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by JakTrax
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening feedback Rpd14
Replies: 30
Views: 14868

Re: Pre-Screening feedback Rpd14

Doesn't work for me, too much space in which there's nothing happening.

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