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Old Aug 19, 2010, 1:00 PM   #1
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I visited the Lyon Air Museum yesterday and was quite impressed -- prompted by Pinolta's series of photos. Took lots of shots myself, but don't want to duplicate his postings. I was very impressed by the size of Hitler's staff car.
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And this perspective from the balcony.
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Two super shot's, i bet the build quality then was better than it is now !!!!
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I visited the Lyon Air Museum yesterday and was quite impressed -- prompted by Pinolta's series of photos. Took lots of shots myself, but don't want to duplicate his postings. I was very impressed by the size of Hitler's staff car.
Glad you finally made it, Walter. I like your shots, and hope to see more. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Don't worry about duplicating my postings - there is plenty of room for different views, and I always admire your automobile pictures - especially the ones isolated from the background. One mistake I made was framing too tightly (after years of cut down viewfinders, I still haven't gotten used to the K7's 100% view and expect to have margin for error), so there was limited opportunity for correcting some of the excessive perspective from the 10-20mm wide angle. I took the liberty of trying a little perspective correction ("wide angle distortion" is not technically correct) on your overhead shot to see how it would come out - for some reason those balcony shots seem to exaggerate it - I hope you don't mind. As tightly as it was framed, your black background made it possible to do this with out cropping off part of the car. What so you think?

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Yes, its somewhat better, but some distortion still there. As you say, the angle from the balcony seems to further emphasize it. I was very impressed with the museum. One of the staff told me that General Lyon has 80-100 more automobiles in similar condition at his estate in Cota de Caza, pampered by full time mechanics.
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And the Army Jeep with trailer.
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Ive got two questions about Hitler's car. Is that a rip in the front passenger seat? And what is that over the rear fender on both sides?
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Ive got two questions about Hitler's car. Is that a rip in the front passenger seat? And what is that over the rear fender on both sides?
Yes, there was a rip in the front seat. I think the things on the rear fenders provided a step to access the rear seat. Only thing I can think of.
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Yes, there was a rip in the front seat. I think the things on the rear fenders provided a step to access the rear seat. Only thing I can think of.
I would agree...a step into the back rearmost seat. No doors for the last row of seats..so unless the second row of seats moves forward...stepping in from the rear fender with the fender step and putting the other foot on what appears to be a black, grippy pad...seems to be the way.

That grippy pad on top of the rear fender seems to have two functions...to provide 'purchase' or grip for one's foot and also as a protectant pad for the fender.

But I'm guessing.
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