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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 8627

RE: Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport

As I say, I'm pretty sure the golf course was there before the second runway. They sort of had to build round it.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 8627

RE: Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport

It sure is a golf course! Now someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it exists because it was part of the deal to leave it there when the second runway was built. As far as I'm aware, it's a pretty prestigious club too.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

I don't actually own Photoshop, so I'm probably being a little negative when I say I can't use it properly. To be honest, I've never tried - and I'm a firm believer in not tampering with my shots in any way to enhance them post-capture. That isn't, of course, to say that I think messing with shots i...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Drug Addict Or Photographer, Who's More Dangerous?
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

RE: Drug Addict Or Photographer, Who's More Dangerous?

I had no problems out at <acronym title="Palma de Mallorca (- Son San Juan) (PMI / LEPA / LESJ), Spain">PMI</acronym> when I was there October last year. The only strange thing we saw were two Guardia Civil walking through an overgrown field (which was miles from anywhere!) - they walked straight pa...

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?
Replies: 31
Views: 6676

RE: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?

OK, let's put in some input regarding lenses right now. I'm not willing to carry this stupid thread on the way it's going. I WAS looking for a second body, I have one now. And I did indeed browse through the magazine in question at a supermarket. I think it was Digital Camera Review but I'm not cert...

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

OK, here's some images taken with the 350D: <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=2 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536894305&filename=1158999880VnKCYt.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536894305/middle/1158999880VnKCYt.jpg" ALT="Big...

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

Fully agree with that link, Clickhappy. I don't care how good other cameras are in comparison with my own, to be quite honest. The question here was something like, "What camera will be good for me at a budget?", to which my answer was the 350D. This camera (well; with decent lenses too) has enabled...

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?
Replies: 31
Views: 6676

RE: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?

Well you may wish to continue your childish tirade but I personally have better things to do, like actually photograph some aeroplanes. Oh, and I think all those plus-points you mentioned for the 30D come under the canopy of 'more advanced manual functions and pre-capture picture control'. Generalis...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current DC10/MD10/MD11 Operators?
Replies: 37
Views: 10977

RE: Current DC10/MD10/MD11 Operators?

I'm pretty sure Air Namibia have returned their MD-11 to the lessor.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?
Replies: 31
Views: 6676

RE: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?

Referring to a reply by JeffM, why the sarcasm? Reviews I have read and folks I've spoken to <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> suggest that the introduction of the 400D will take sales away from the 30D. That's not my opinion particularly, I'm simply stating what I've read. I for one ...

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by JakTrax
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

I was not suggesting Nikons are somehow inferior, but the fact is they only go down to ISO200, which, believe it or not, is noisier than ISO100. It's also been proved in side-by-side tests that the 350D is less noisy than both the 30D and the new 400D. So I'd say my comments and recommendations are ...

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by JakTrax
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?
Replies: 31
Views: 6676

RE: New Into DSLR's, What To Get?

I personally went through a DSLR dilemma today..... I have a 350D and wanted a second body, so I looked at both the 30D and the brand-new 400D. At first, I thought the 30D would be by far the better choice, until I read some reviews of both cams compared side-by-side. Although in theory the 400D is ...

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current DC10/MD10/MD11 Operators?
Replies: 37
Views: 10977

RE: Current DC10/MD10/MD11 Operators?

Biman Bangladesh are still operating. They fly a DC-10 to MAN every Sunday.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

The 350D at ISO100 is definately one of the best cameras when it comes to very little noise in the pictures - better, in fact, than many high-end Canons and certainly better than the average Nikon (which tend to only go as low as ISO200).

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMA Today
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

EMA Today

Hi all,

Anyone know what is likely to be floating around at EMA today? Weather looks good and I haven't been for ages. Is the Kalitta 747 still in on Saturday mornings?

Cheers,

Karl

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by JakTrax
Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

There is a rumour about it going to <acronym title="Nottingham - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> when (if?) it returns to the UK. I live in Stoke so although <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> ...

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by JakTrax
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

The 350D and 400D are perfect budget cameras for aviation photography, but the lenses you attach are more important. I recommend Canon's 'L' series range of lenses, which deliver supreme quality via outstanding optics. Prices for such lenses will shock you though! Of course, there are better cameras...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

I was kinda kidding with the spelling. Everybody's entitled to their opinion, and believe me, if this thread were reversed in Boeing's favour I would be still be disputing some opinions. I do think, however, that no-one in this forum can justify (just yet anyway) saying the A380 will be a flop. We a...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An225 At MAN Today?
Replies: 100
Views: 10730

RE: An225 At MAN Today?

It's stage gear for a Snoop Dogg concert.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An225 At MAN Today?
Replies: 100
Views: 10730

RE: An225 At MAN Today?

The FI 757 is temporarily based at MAN, doing ad-hoc charter work. It'll be around for about 3 months apparently.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

Surely they will send it at 12 as opposed to 11 - would make sense for it to be the last off 24L.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LON-MAD - A Stop In ZRH - Long Enough To Shoot?
Replies: 12
Views: 6954

RE: LON-MAD - A Stop In ZRH - Long Enough To Shoot?

Apologies if things have changed, guys - as I say, I was last at <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym> October 2005. The SAA A342 was parked at pier B, then sometime in the afternoon they pushed it back and towed it across to the midfield terminal (I think). They...

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

Why has this suddenly turned into a debate about its ugliness? No-one said it was the most beautiful airliner (although I reckon it won't look bad once in full airline colours), but then again it was never meant to be. Manufacturers don't build airliners to be asthetically pleasing - they build them...

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The A380 Bashing?
Replies: 141
Views: 13076

RE: End Of The A380 Bashing?

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

It's transporting something (don't know what) to China via Tripoli, so where it's going to rotate is anyone's guess.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LON-MAD - A Stop In ZRH - Long Enough To Shoot?
Replies: 12
Views: 6954

RE: LON-MAD - A Stop In ZRH - Long Enough To Shoot?

When I was there last October, I got lovely shots of: South African A340-200 Thai A340-600 MNG Cargo A300F All after 13:00. What I'm saying about the 360 degree panorama is that there is usually a way to point your lens to get the sun behind you - depending on what is in the cul-de-sac. Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

I'd personally say it's gonna be airborne quite a way after the triangle, but even if in isn't it doesn't have an astounding rate of climb.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An225 At MAN Today?
Replies: 100
Views: 10730

RE: An225 At MAN Today?

I'll be there.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

If this happens, it's as I suspected. Although 0700 isn't peak time for departures, there is a steady flow, so they ain't gonna want that beast running its engines for 15 minutes on the active T/O runway.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LON-MAD - A Stop In ZRH - Long Enough To Shoot?
Replies: 12
Views: 6954

RE: LON-MAD - A Stop In ZRH - Long Enough To Shoot?

Although the sun will be kind of in your face at <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>, the possibility of a nice shot from the terrace will still exist, due to it having a 360 dgree panorama. Just don't expect to go away from there with a decent number of good r...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

It's <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> fellas, I got a response from another thread. It's parked in such a way that a shot from the western end would be impossible. I'll just have to take my chances in the morning. On a brighter note, touch wood, when has any cargo aircraft ever gone ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 7
Replies: 245
Views: 23274

RE: Manchester UK News 7

Ah. Not far enough down to get a shot from the other end then...

Thanks anyway

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

Jid, is it close enough to the bottom of the <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym> ramp to get a clear shot from the car park down at that end? Do you know the one I mean? It's at ground level at the western extremity of the <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

Sorry folks, I've also posted this in the Civil Aviation forum 'cos I could do with a speedy response. Anyone know where she's parked at the mo? I'm thinking if she's right down the bottom of <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Cargo">T2</acronym> ramp there's a chance of a shot from the ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 7
Replies: 245
Views: 23274

RE: Manchester UK News 7

Anyone know where it's parked? I got pics of it taxiing past the <acronym title="Wilkes-Barre / Scranton - International (AVP / KAVP), USA - Pennsylvania">AVP</acronym> but as those who were there know we didn't have any sun! Just thinking that if it's parked all the way down the bottom of <acronym ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: An-225 At MAN!?
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

RE: An-225 At MAN!?

Yes, apparently (and according to a reliable source) it will stay till Tuesday, when I suspect it will be the last departure from runway 24L before the lunchtime closure. I would imagine it will do what the An-22 did and depart at noon or just after - reason being it'll need a clear runway while it ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Spotting:
Replies: 20
Views: 2443

RE: LHR Spotting:

Definately no probs at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> when I was there on 21st September. They were arriving on 09L, which considering the recently-started taxiway works on 09R/27L was just as well. As far as I know, for the next 10 weeks or so, if the ...

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi
Replies: 47
Views: 7909

RE: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help From Portuguese Photographers Please...
Replies: 0
Views: 3668

Help From Portuguese Photographers Please...

A friend and I are planning a little tour of southern Europe late Oct/early Nov and were thinking of dropping in on Porto airport. Is this place good for photography and what sort of traffic may we expect midweek? Also, what is the weather like at that time of year?

Thanks,

Karl

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by JakTrax
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Photography @ Dublin
Replies: 1
Views: 3404

Help With Photography @ Dublin

Hi all,

Thinking of booking a cheapie to Dublin, wondering what photography is like (will be early Nov) and what I might need.

Cheers,

Karl

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by JakTrax
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi
Replies: 47
Views: 7909

RE: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi

When the shutter release is half pressed in one-shot mode you'll hear a 'bleep' when the focus is locked and also the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> points will temporarily light up red. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F s...

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by JakTrax
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi
Replies: 47
Views: 7909

RE: Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi

Something I forgot..... I popped into my local camera shop today to get a feel for the 400D first-hand. Looks-wise, it appears to be more-or-less identical to the 350D, but with a larger 2.5 inch screen. The menu functions are the same, they are just displayed in a different way on the bigger <acron...

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