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Old Dec 31, 2009, 5:41 PM   #1
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These are rejects from www.airliners.net. Pentax K20D + Sigma 70-300 APO DG. Photographing in and around airports is getting increasingly difficult in the current environment unless you work "inside the fence." These were taken from the outside...I remain a free man.

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Airbus A320 with reverse thrusters engaged.



Delta Heavy (B767) slowing after touch-down.


Capt at controls; First Officer looks like he's consulting the manual.
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 3:13 PM   #2
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Using Sony A200 with Russian LZOS 500mm f8 Mirror lens. There is a nice viewing area, called "Founders Plaza" from which these shots were taken. I liked your shots very much. The Sigma looks like a nice lens with no detectable C.A.
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 4:11 PM   #3
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Texron, these are nice close-ups of the cockpit--great view of the F.O. on AA B757. I'd like to see more. How far away were you from the aircraft?

Yes the Sigma 70-300 is a good lens as long as you're not looking to shoot fast action. If you shoot around 200mm and f/8, the images are good for a lens that does not cost more than $300! I have since gotten rid of it, but miss it. I'm thinking of the Sigma 100-300 f/4 instead...much pricier though!

CVG (Cincinnati) these days is a quiet airfield with mostly regional jets. Gone are the days when Delta heavies would be the main stay. Right now there are more heavies being operated by DHL...unfortunately most of the arrivals and departures are between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM when freight moves.
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