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by ckw
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographic Insurance "admin Fees"
Replies: 4
Views: 4159

RE: Photographic Insurance "admin Fees"

I think the admin fee is becoming quite common. Just another way of cutting the upfront price. I used to use a separate insurance policy for my camera equipment, until I changed my home insurance to Sheila's Wheels. I noted in their policy that I could get all risk cover for specified items, so deci...

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by ckw
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?
Replies: 21
Views: 9136

RE: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KFLLCFII" class="quote" target="_blank">KFLLCFII</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Now if Canon would backpedal on the crop...

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by ckw
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking "hard" Photos In "soft" Lighting
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

RE: Taking "hard" Photos In "soft" Lighting

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bombayduck" class="quote" target="_blank">bombayduck</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>you should set the shutter speed at le...

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by ckw
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Database Problems?
Replies: 114
Views: 9276

RE: Database Problems?

Just had a look at the advertising page of the Demand Media website. May be worth noting that A.net is the cheapest site to advertise on in their portfolio. If nothing else, that would suggest that A.net will be at the bottom of the list when it comes to investing in site maintenance / redevelopment...

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by ckw
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: At Long Last ...
Replies: 36
Views: 5930

RE: At Long Last ...

Hmm - nothing against the lens, but the way he's holding it looks seriously awkward. I like the explanation <i>This is excellent because I can zoom in or out simply by moving my thumb and forefinger, keeping my arm still and so reducing the risk of disturbing the subject.</i> <acronym title="CSA Cze...

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by ckw
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Database Problems?
Replies: 114
Views: 9276

RE: Database Problems?

I suspect there is a lot of old code at the core of the site - it should have been rebuilt from scratch when <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> took it over. 20+ year old code is a nightmare for anyone to deal with. To be honest A.net is not that complex a system and a fresh start wo...

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by ckw
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Database Problems?
Replies: 114
Views: 9276

RE: Database Problems?

I think this is something many feared when Demand Media took over the site. IMHO Demand Media are in this for one thing only - advertising revenue. Do they care about aviation, photography or what this site is trying to achieve? I very much doubt it as there is no revenue to be generated directly fr...

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by ckw
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: At Long Last ...
Replies: 36
Views: 5930

RE: At Long Last ...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planespot" class="quote" target="_blank">planespot</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>In the end, I think the D800 and 5Dm3 ...

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by ckw
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Designing Products For Plane Spotters
Replies: 13
Views: 5707

RE: Designing Products For Plane Spotters

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JohnKrist" class="quote" target="_blank">JohnKrist</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> But a combination of a rubber hood and ...

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by ckw
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: At Long Last ...
Replies: 36
Views: 5930

RE: At Long Last ...

<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="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>I expect to finally see great things...

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by ckw
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: At Long Last ...
Replies: 36
Views: 5930

RE: At Long Last ...

One thing that's often forgotten with the push/pull - its really the only way to use a zoom effectively with manual focus. I can remember when nearly <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> zooms were push pull. Manual focus is making a co...

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by ckw
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: At Long Last ...
Replies: 36
Views: 5930

RE: At Long Last ...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>That's what both mode 1 and mode 2 do on...

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by ckw
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Designing Products For Plane Spotters
Replies: 13
Views: 5707

RE: Designing Products For Plane Spotters

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JohnJ" class="quote" target="_blank">JohnJ</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>It would need to be designed in such a way that ...

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by ckw
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: At Long Last ...
Replies: 36
Views: 5930

RE: At Long Last ...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Does that mean the <acronym title="Island ...

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by ckw
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?
Replies: 21
Views: 9136

RE: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Chukcha" class="quote" target="_blank">Chukcha</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>My only issue with the original 7D was its n...

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by ckw
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?
Replies: 21
Views: 9136

RE: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?

As it happens, I'm using a couple of my old <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym> lenses (35 1.8 and 200 f4) which now have a new lease of life. But its the Oly glass I'm really interested in. The pro range 12-40 is stunning, and I'm waiting on the arrival of the 40-150. W...

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by ckw
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?
Replies: 21
Views: 9136

RE: Anyone Got Their Hands On A Canon 7D Mark II Yet?

7D fans may want to have a look at this <a href="http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/11/cracking-open-the-7d-ii" target="_blank">http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/11/cracking-open-the-7d-ii</a> This thing seems to be really well put together. Having lost an old 7D to water damage, its nice to se...

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by ckw
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Budget Telephoto Lens.
Replies: 8
Views: 6164

RE: Budget Telephoto Lens.

Well I (vaguely) remember being your age and trying to buy lenses on a budget. Every one was a mistake and ended up being a waste of money. My advice would be avoid cheap lenses - they only lead to frustration, and either wait till you can afford what you want, or look into second hand lenses. Cheer...

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by ckw
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problems Copying Pictures From CF To PC
Replies: 10
Views: 5386

RE: Problems Copying Pictures From CF To PC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stealthz" class="quote" target="_blank">stealthz</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Have to say am a big fan of formatting in ...

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by ckw
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thinking About New Camera
Replies: 30
Views: 5381

RE: Thinking About New Camera

Just a thought... First let me say I am fully aware of the differences between optical telephoto and crop telephoto. As I understand it, most of you want long lenses primarily to fill the frame, rather than for their optical effects (eg. compressed perspective, shallow DOF etc.) It would seem then, ...

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by ckw
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

RE: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dehowie" class="quote" target="_blank">dehowie</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Quick question Colon what is disappointing...

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by ckw
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thinking About New Camera
Replies: 30
Views: 5381

RE: Thinking About New Camera

You would lose a lot more switching from Canon to Nikon than an external flash would cost you, if that's the only issue.

Any of the Yongnou range (essentially Chinese copies of the Canon Speedlights) provide excellent value for money, and are excellent quality.

Cheers,

Colin

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by ckw
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Announces The 7DII
Replies: 22
Views: 5267

RE: Canon Announces The 7DII

Hmm - I can't say I'm very impressed by the 6400 ISO example - ok noise is low, but it looks very processed with smeared detail (look at the trees). Presumably you can turn down the in camera noise suppression. To be fair though, the lower ISO samples are quite impressive. There definitely is an imp...

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by ckw
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Announces The 7DII
Replies: 22
Views: 5267

RE: Canon Announces The 7DII

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/angad84" class="quote" target="_blank">angad84</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>This is just a sensor characteristic. If y...

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by ckw
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Announces The 7DII
Replies: 22
Views: 5267

RE: Canon Announces The 7DII

I think the noise thing on current sensors is 2 fold. Firstly there's what I'll call native noise - ie. the fact the blue skies are simply not clean anymore - even at low ISO a small amount of noise can be detected - even on my 5D3. Compare this to early models (eg. D30, D60) where at base ISO the i...

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by ckw
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Announces The 7DII
Replies: 22
Views: 5267

RE: Canon Announces The 7DII

No, they're not saying its the same ... but you can be sure if it were a significant improvement on the sensor it would be their headline news - Canon know they're lagging behind here. I suspect they're putting everything into their 40-50mp full frame sensors which are known to be out in the field. ...

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by ckw
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

RE: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600

Given the IMHO disappointing 7DII and lack of anything else, the extreme pricing of Canon L glass, and the continued absence of a 100-400 replacement, I'm seriously considering dumping my Canon gear and adding an EM-1 to my EM-5 along with some of the stunning new Oly glass. Yes the EM-5 & EM-1 ...

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by ckw
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Announces The 7DII
Replies: 22
Views: 5267

RE: Canon Announces The 7DII

As an one time 7D user, I was hoping for good things from the Mk2. As far as I was concerned the old 7D was a great camera to use from an ergonomics point of view, and performance was more than adequate in terms of speed, <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> etc. Its Achilles heel was the sensor...

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by ckw
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

RE: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/megatop412" class="quote" target="_blank">megatop412</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Canon better do their homework if they...

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by ckw
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

RE: Rumor: Sigma Will Also Announce 150-600

I'd be surprised if this was much more than a stretched 150-500, with roughly similar quality. Bottom line is you're never going to get top performance and an extreme zoom range. There is a reason why Canon used a conservative 200-400 range in their top end zoom, even though they had much success wi...

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by ckw
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Adobe Camera Raw Color Adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 4404

RE: Adobe Camera Raw Color Adjustments

Basically Adobe have to reverse engineer the propriety data held in the RAW file. In the case of Canon, they've done a pretty good job, but you have to access the correct setting as opposed to the default. In Adobe Camera Raw, go to the Camera Calibration icon (camera symbol) and select the desired ...

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by ckw
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need A Good Point And Shoot Or Dslr Replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 5968

RE: Need A Good Point And Shoot Or Dslr Replacement

Olympus EM5, EM1 or EM10 (depending on your budget). You can treat it like a point n shoot, but fully capable of playing with the big boys should your reqiurements grow. Nothing (including DSLRs) focuses faster in single shot mode. Image quality? At base ISO I prefer the output of my EM5 to that of ...

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by ckw
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Colors After Upload
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

RE: Image Colors After Upload

In Photoshop, open the jpg and then Edit -> Convert to Profile, then re-save the image. Be careful not to over compress when resaving the jpg. Whether or not the image looks correct depends on whether the platform understands color spaces - it would seem Facebook and Flickr do (I presume they auto c...

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by ckw
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Camcorder For Videoing
Replies: 3
Views: 3402

RE: Best Camcorder For Videoing

Difficult question, and a lot depends on what you intend to do with the videos. If you're posting them on YouTube, I would think 4K is overkill for a long time to come! Home use? Broadcast quality? High quality slow motion? Also how do you intend to process and edit (if at all) the video - 4K would ...

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by ckw
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Suggestions For Camera (planespotting)
Replies: 7
Views: 5243

RE: Suggestions For Camera (planespotting)

Depending on how serious you are about video, you might want to rethink the combined approach. I have been slowly getting into videos, first using my 5D and OMD-E5, but, as this became more serious I bought a decent camcorder. I was amazed at how much easier it was to film with a tool designed for t...

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by ckw
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 70D Auto Focus Settings.
Replies: 13
Views: 11792

RE: Canon 70D Auto Focus Settings.

Yeah, but the 100-400 shows significant improvement stopped down a bit, esp. at 400mm. Also stopping down gives you a little extra leeway with the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>. With regard DOF, it depends how close you are. At 400mm, f5.6 will give you 103 ft in focus if the subject is 5...

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by ckw
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust Spots
Replies: 22
Views: 2725

RE: Dust Spots

This "dust pump" myth has been around for ages and just won't die. Think about it - the nature of a zoom lens means you need to move glass up and down the barrel of the lens. Whether this is done by a push-pull method or via a rotating ring doesn't matter. Put it this way - if you replaced the push-...

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by ckw
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 70D Auto Focus Settings.
Replies: 13
Views: 11792

RE: Canon 70D Auto Focus Settings.

I've not used the 70D, but as it borrows much from the 5D3 perhaps my experience will help. The first thing to note is that an aircraft on approach is a very simple problem as far as the camera is concerned - steady speed, no erratic movements. Canon offers options to improve tracking sensitivity an...

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by ckw
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: NEF Editing
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

RE: NEF Editing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ptrjong" class="quote" target="_blank">ptrjong</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>I don't really fancy converting hundreds of ...

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by ckw
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: NEF Editing
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

RE: NEF Editing

Unfortunately you need 7.4 for the D7100, and Elements 10 compatibility stops at 6.7. This is a bit of a problem for anyone using proprietry software and file formats - you're stuck with having to upgrade, an additional often overlooked cost when buying a new camera! I do believe DNG is your only no...

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by ckw
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help Needed Cannon 5D - Plane Photography
Replies: 12
Views: 3924

RE: Help Needed Cannon 5D - Plane Photography

I think many people get caught out by their lenses when moving from crop to full frame. You need to remember that a crop camera only uses the central portion of the image circle created by the lens - a full frame sensor uses a much larger portion of the image circle. All lenses (with a few specialis...

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by ckw
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: NEF Editing
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

RE: NEF Editing

Not sure what the problem with the DNG convertor is - just set an import and output folder and let it get on with it. I've been using it for years now as: - don't have to wait for the latest software camera support to come out - gives me files which can be used by a wider range of applications - fut...

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by ckw
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Issue With Nikon Coolscan 4000ED
Replies: 4
Views: 2487

RE: Issue With Nikon Coolscan 4000ED

If you haven't taken it apart before - be careful, it's a bit tricky. I found a very good guide on the 'net showing a step by step disassembley ... can't remember where now, but it's worth looking for.

Cheers,

Colin

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by ckw
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Issue With Nikon Coolscan 4000ED
Replies: 4
Views: 2487

RE: Issue With Nikon Coolscan 4000ED

Looks like a mechanical problem to me - possibly the stepper motor. Is it making any odd (different) noises while scanning? If the join occurred in the same place, I'd suspect a problem with the drive mechanism (eg. crude on a guide rail). It could also be a power supply issue if the motor isn't get...

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by ckw
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question About Cropping
Replies: 3
Views: 2935

RE: Question About Cropping

Cropping, as such has no effect on image quality. If you have, say an image that is 3000 px by 2000 px and crop it to 1500px by 1000px, the image quality of the cropped area is identical to the original. However, if you you print the same images at say 12x8, then the larger image will appear to be o...

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by ckw
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help! How To Use Infinite Focus
Replies: 8
Views: 3273

RE: Help! How To Use Infinite Focus

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/andrewmoir" class="quote" target="_blank">andrewmoir</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Isn't everything beyond 1.1m supposed ...

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by ckw
Mon May 12, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In-Flight IPhone Video?
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

RE: In-Flight IPhone Video?

Its a tricky one - basically if you attach a camera to any part of an aircraft it's likely to pick up vibrations to some extent. You might have a look at the GoPro range of accessories - they have all kinds of mounts, some which may minimise vibration and might be adaptable to for an iphone. An othe...

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by ckw
Tue May 06, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Compression
Replies: 7
Views: 2756

RE: Image Compression

It may be worth noting the sharpening an image will also increase file size when saving as jpg since the harder edges are less 'compressible' in the jpg format. And of course jpg compression on a very sharp image may introduce jaggies or other artifacts. Double compression will aggravate the situati...

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by ckw
Thu May 01, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Editing
Replies: 3
Views: 2672

RE: Photo Editing

I think the key for compact and bridge cameras (well, for every camera, but especially for these) is get it right in camera! It really doesn't matter what you use for editing (Photoshop Elements would be fine), as you have very little scope for manipulating jpgs taken with small sensor cameras - adj...

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