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Old May 29, 2007, 2:30 PM   #31
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Jeff at dcresource should learn to take good pics with H9 from our Nick here
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Old May 29, 2007, 3:46 PM   #32
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I was looking at some of the demo photosthat bash the H9 and wonder to myself how they take such bad photos. What settings did they have it on and were they drinking? Is it just me :?Anybody with a H9 get crappy photos like theres?
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Old May 29, 2007, 4:28 PM   #33
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I'm sure a lot of people are, Cyberf828! I can probably get better pictures with a disposable Kodak (do they still make them???). I can only imagine the QAfolks at Sony telling the engineers/marketing peopleabout the poor results they were gettingon their testings only to hear back..."it does not matter, we're gonna ship it anyway!!!".
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Old May 29, 2007, 5:32 PM   #34
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Yes they still make these ( disposable Kodaks )
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Old May 29, 2007, 9:20 PM   #35
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Nick I thought your airshow shots were average at best, I think you might have had the light against you, have a look at http://www.airliners.net/there are thousands of militry aircraft as well as commercial aircraft, a great site for picking up tips for this specialised type ofphotography.
Wirraway,

I checked out the first 6 pages of images posted, 16 per page.

All of the 96 planes photographed were either

1) sitting on the ground,

2) just lifting off ( +- 200mph), or

3) just landing ( +- 200 mph).

Found only 3 or 4 actually in the sky.

That iis like shooting ducks in a barrell.

All of the planes I shot were at high speed and flying in all directions overhead.

This was my second air show.

My first was last year with my R1. Trying to shoot an air show with my R1 was like going fishing for whale with a bent straight pin.

If my air show shots are average, I am prettty happy I achieved that level.

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Old May 29, 2007, 11:32 PM   #36
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Nick I give up, for your information the aviation photographysite I recomended is the largest and most respected on the internet , it is also hasthe worlds largest aviation photo database with over 1.1 million imagesand is used a lot by the worlds media.

There are thousands ofshotslike you have attempted on airliners net, just type in Lockheed Hercules for example to get images of that aircraft, as you have several shots of this plane, the best aviation photographer's on the planet post on this site, you may think you know it all, but when it comes to this facet of photographyyou are not in the ballpark.All shots there go through a panel of expert aviation photographer's before being accepted, currently over 75% are rejected my own 46 that I submitted a few years ago only 13 were accepted.

Just one of my rejected shots submitted, reason for rejection was the registration numberon the rear was not clear enough: Camera Sony DSC-F707 + Olympus 1.7xB300 teleconverter.
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Old May 30, 2007, 1:52 AM   #37
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It must be cool to own 707 many many years ago. BTW, your jet looks pretty good to me Wirraway. maybe those pro have their own standards.

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That's a real nice photo but I can predict what some people may say..."the jet is huge, flying at a very low altitude and slow lending speed". We may not be comparing apples-to-apples here.
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This 747 was at least at 1500', shot it 5km fromBrisbane Internationalairport after takeoff, it was because of the height that as well as the 1.7x converterand useing a fairbit of digital zoom as well and thus the planes registration number being compromised. Still to get 13 shotsaccepted there at allwith the F707 was a buzz at the time.

Most photographer's submitting imagesthere mostly use Canon DSLRs with Llens and the results show, as it was a fun thing at that timeI was not prepared to fork over the A$5000 for one of these camera's with lens, and got interested in landscapes instead.

Next time I am down in Brisbane just for heck of it Iwill trymy H5 with T/C from the same spot to see how it goes against the F707but would not expect anything likeDSLR quality from that distance.
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That's a real nice photo but I can predict what some people may say..."the jet is huge, flying at a very low altitude and slow lending speed". We may not be comparing apples-to-apples here.
You are right Tullio.

Wirraway stated my air show pics were average. That is no problem with me.

BUT...If you look at my air show index page you will see several series of shots of the variousplanes in flight, coming toward me, in front of me, vertically above me, and flying away from me.

My H9 enabled me to capture these sequences under dificult conditions.

In my mind I am very satisfied with my captures.

Here is my gallery to my Air Show images:

http://nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gallery/2909210


P.S. Wirraway,... The incomplete logo on your plane is probably why it was not accepted, IMHO, something out of your control. Nice shot anyway.

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