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what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:14 am
by wiggy
hi sorry to bother you all i have 2 photos waiting in the que and i was wondering whats the best camera to use
fill free to close this thread anytime







cheers

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:33 am
by FredrikHAD
It’s always nice with new photos and photographers! A semi-pro photographer friend told me ”the best camera is the one you have at hand”. Forgot your 2000 Euro Nikon? Shoot with your mobile. If the object is stunning, so will the photo be. If you have that Nikon with you, it will also be of stunning quality. Perhaps ”Aviation Photography” would be a better forum to post this question in? Ask there and I’m sure you’ll receive a zillion suggestions.

/Fredrik

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:17 am
by wiggy
high def cameras you mean fredrik

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:36 am
by flee
You mentioned you have two photos in the queue - what equipment did you use to photograph them?

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:47 pm
by fsx98
Personally, in my experience, any DSLR from Canon or Nikon would work best, though sometimes it could be on the high end of pricing; an iPhone would work fine, though you won't get the best experience as you would with a DSLR (I did had a iPhone photo accepted to the a.net DB once), as photo quality is sometimes not up to par with DSLRs.

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:46 pm
by JakTrax
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 recommend the heck out of lenses such as the Canon 70-200s and the 100-400.... but they're pretty useless if most of your work is done at 50mm!

The best cameras don't always produce the best images - it's about balance - generally full-frame cameras are considered better than FOVCF, however many of us here keep a couple of FOVCF bodies alongside our FFs (and for good reason).

It'a also important to recognise that lower megapixel cameras actually have better resolving power in a way, because they place less demand on lenses. Some of the cleanest, punchiest images ever seen came from the original Canon EOS 5D (12mp), and I think you'd be hard pressed to better them, even with today's high-performance bodies. As the old adage goes, bigger isn't always better.

Karl

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:53 pm
by wiggy
i only have a digital camera at the moment

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:47 pm
by DL747
Karl, I couldn't agree more with your comments about megapixels, although my 7000 has 16.something, it is excellent at higher ISO's. Bigger isn't always better indeed. As for best bodies, that depends on so many factors. Budget, needs, ISO requirements, which lens system/brand you want, etc. My advice is pick a lens system you like, invest in quality glass, and then buy a midrange consumer body if you have the funds leftover. I started with a D3100 and had moderate success, upgraded to a D7000 x2 and couldn't be happier. Lenses, I have the kit stuff still, so that's the limiting factor. I should have bought better glass from the start, so I urge you to invest in lenses over bodies.

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:33 pm
by JakTrax
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 twice as much detail as a 12mp sensor. It's worth remembering that you need to spend a lot of money to get a lens that can properly resolve even only 70% of a 24mp sensor!

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:20 am
by cpd
JakTrax wrote:
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 twice as much detail as a 12mp sensor. It's worth remembering that you need to spend a lot of money to get a lens that can properly resolve even only 70% of a 24mp sensor!


My D800e takes far better images than the older D3S, a 12mp camera. Those 36.3mp D800e images still leave me amazed.

I can resize down to 3000x2000 and not need to do any further editing. The image at that size is already very sharp.

Amazing- and it isn't a gigantic brick of a thing. Superb.

One thing right you said, you have to use very good lenses with it. Poorer ones are obvious.

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:56 am
by wiggy
thank you

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:57 am
by wiggy
thank you

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:32 pm
by JakTrax
cpd wrote:
My D800e takes far better images than the older D3S, a 12mp camera. Those 36.3mp D800e images still leave me amazed.


And so it should, all things considered - but does it take images 3x as detailed as those from your old 12mp camera? I can't speak for Nikon but I've yet to find an up-to-date Canon DSLR (i.e. 20+ megapixels) that competes on a per-pixel level with the older models. I've had to upgrade to the latest L glass recently to get the most out of my two modern DSLRs (FF and FOVCF), and I'd say I'm still not resolving the full power of the sensors.

Karl

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:06 am
by wiggy
thats done it two of my photos have rejected seriously

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:45 pm
by DL747
You're going to get rejections, this site has very high standards. Don't take it too hard, post over in the feedback forum, screeners/one of us (likely both) will be happy to help you out.

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:39 pm
by airkas1
wiggy wrote:
thats done it two of my photos have rejected seriously

You've had the exact same photo rejected twice: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 1836cb0f5e

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:34 am
by wiggy
SERIOUSLY thats not good enough i was hoping someone accept at least one photo

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:24 pm
by JakTrax
I was hoping to win at least £50,000 in this week's lottery but it didn't happen. Life's tough sometimes......

The image Kas linked above is pretty unspectacular, and if the link is reflective of the quality then I'm not surprised it was rejected.

Karl

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:59 pm
by vikkyvik
wiggy wrote:
SERIOUSLY thats not good enough i was hoping someone accept at least one photo


To be blunt, NO, that is nowhere near good enough.

Don't be discouraged - it takes quite a bit of practice to develop an eye for what A.net accepts.

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:06 am
by wiggy
my first photo0o

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:12 am
by wiggy
should I try again

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:21 pm
by JakTrax
It's entirely up to you whether or not you try again, but I would go through the image database and familiarise yourself with the kind of standards you'll need to adhere to here. Getting all worked up after having clearly sub-par images rejected is a waste of everyone's time (yours included).

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:10 pm
by wiggy
ok

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:17 am
by wiggy
i think ive got the hang of it now

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:43 am
by airkas1
wiggy wrote:
i think ive got the hang of it now

I don't think you did, as I rejected this image some minutes ago: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 0ba542fe17

Get a good camera, take photos during sunny weather, have the aircraft relatively close to you and the sun in your back.Your current uploads are incredibly poor quality and look like a photo from an old model mobiel phone. Uploading these photos is a waste of time for both of us.

At this point in time, I'm seriously wondering if you're just trolling.

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:07 am
by wiggy
ok but i can't afford a good camera at the moment

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:08 am
by wiggy
plus i don't have air side access

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:02 am
by wiggy
my father has a lumix camera the smallest ever high definition camera in its class

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:01 am
by wiggy
close this thread down