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p.3493 #1 · p.3493 #1 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Last night, as I was going through some of our Christmas pictures, I had a little voice inside my head griping about how my little Nikon 1 camera doesn't have the same IQ as I'm used to seeing from my D3x and D800 bodies. Then I suddenly realized that the little Nikon 1 outguns the Nikon D200 DSLR I took to Africa in 2007 in every single way. And some of the best images I've ever captured came from that trip.

In fact, apart from a 2MP handicap, the little 1 probably matches or beats my 2008-2010 primary body (D300) too, and that's my all-time favorite action body. Obviously the ergonomics, layout, and buttons/levers of a DSLR are an advantage in and of themselves. But in image quality, video, high-ISO performance, AF speed and accuracy, even frame rate... it's a contender. Put the guts of my V1 into a D300 shell, and you'd have a very real and capable action camera.

Good Lord, how quickly things evolve.



Jan 09, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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p.3493 #2 · p.3493 #2 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Brian,
that sunrise shot is quite interesting. Nicely executed.

Gero



Jan 09, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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p.3493 #3 · p.3493 #3 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Wish I had these cameras when I was living less than 1 mile from the end of the runway at Holloman AFB to get shots of F-15's all day long, that and the test sled, now there's something that will rock your walls

Get velcro, staple a small square to the wall and a small square to each corner of the picture frame. Waa Laaa! I do it here too, even though no sonic booms to rock my walls anymore

TurbosLS1ta wrote:
Except when you live with it's home airfield in your backyard and the owner takes it out almost weekly. I've had to screw my pictures to the wall because the Devil Dog, several P51s, a C47, and several other WW2 planes make their home here in Georgetown.
Naw, Im kidding.. I actually love watching them fly, except for the dude in the SNJ4 who buzzes my house at 200 mph on a regular basis. He never seems to do it when I have my camera handy...




Jan 09, 2013 at 03:11 PM
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p.3493 #4 · p.3493 #4 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Reworked some things from Alliance



NightOwl Cat 2012

  NIKON D700    380mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





NightOwl Cat 2012

  NIKON D700    330mm    f/9.0    1/1600s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





NightOwl Cat 2012

  NIKON D700    340mm    f/9.0    1/1250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





NightOwl Cat 2012

  NIKON D700    200mm    f/11.0    1/400s    200 ISO    +1.0 EV  




Jan 09, 2013 at 03:28 PM
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NightOwl Cat 2012

  NIKON D700    400mm    f/8.0    1/250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





NightOwl Cat 2012

  NIKON D700    270mm    f/8.0    1/160s    200 ISO    +0.7 EV  






  NIKON D700    360mm    f/8.0    1/200s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 09, 2013 at 03:30 PM
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p.3493 #6 · p.3493 #6 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


More from Sun-n-Fun 2011. Is anyone planning on going there this year? I'm thinking about going for a few days.

Erich




ELinder 2012




Jan 09, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/06/excavators-head-to-burma-hoping-to-uncover-buried-stash-wwii-fighter-planes/


Jan 09, 2013 at 05:44 PM
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Looks like they at least hit crate:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20957162



Jan 09, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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Well when Zim gets back from his tropical isle R&R, he'll discover that I had a similar experience with the newest Drobo 5D this morning. I unboxed it and loaded all five drives at HQ. When I booted it I got five red vertical lights and nothing showed in dashboard. A call to Drobo technical help, which was answered in less than two minutes, was ably handled. Turns out it needed a firmware update, a two minute exercise, and a re-boot. The array is now backing up 14.89TB of files at HQ and should be finished in 1.5 days, at which point HQ will be "all Thunderbolt all the time"


Jan 09, 2013 at 07:09 PM
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p.3493 #10 · p.3493 #10 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


I have a good friend and client who has ties with the powers that be in Burma. The other day we were doing a shoot together and I mentioned that I'd love a crate of something aviation when he comes back from his next trip over there.

One another note, my new neighbor, Words With Friends inventor, is on a binge of the nicest sort. Flanking his new TBM 850, are two new birds, a gorgeous Extra and a Corvalis. He's a "progressive", I think it's about time to talk to him about "redistribution"

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We're sitting in a shaded veranda on the top floor of our hotel overlooking the Pacific: not too shabby. Took a long walk on the beach this morning and, palefaces that we are, will hide from the midday sun. Weather forecast: partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees, every day this week.

Like I said, not too shabby.

[edit]

Just saw a humpback whale breach, completely out of the water, a half-mile offshore. And of course I had the 14-24 mounted at the time...

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Jan 09, 2013 at 08:04 PM
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Hmmm, we're looking out the window at the third inch of rain (welcome) and about 55. I like your scenario better.


Jan 09, 2013 at 08:30 PM
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JW: redistributing some front seat time in the EXTRA is a grand idea!

Glenn



Jan 09, 2013 at 08:36 PM
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Hi Glenn. I have this little alarm that goes off around fast airplanes recently purchased by people who made big money quickly. 45 years in aviation has imprinted the cliche: "person loves aviation, person gets rich, person buys fast airplanes, person ends up in smoking hole" in my mind. There are really about six people in the WWW (whole wide world) that I'll crawl into an airplane with, call me chicken, but call me "alive". It's a rule that no amount of new and shiny tempts me to break. I've turned down rides and stick opportunities that would make you cringe over the years, and I've never regretted it. Many of the offerers are no longer this side of green.


Jan 09, 2013 at 09:04 PM
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p.3493 #15 · p.3493 #15 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


The fates' payback for the weather report, maybe?

Edit to add TOPP (weather is currently 46F and partly cloudy here, this shot was taken this afternoon)



stevez wrote:
We're sitting in a shaded veranda on the top floor of our hotel overlooking the Pacific: not too shabby. Took a long walk on the beach this morning and, palefaces that we are, will hide from the midday sun. Weather forecast: partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees, every day this week.

Like I said, not too shabby.

[edit]

Just saw a humpback whale breach, completely out of the water, a half-mile offshore. And of course I had the 14-24 mounted at the time...








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Jan 09, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Hi Glenn. I have this little alarm that goes off around fast airplanes recently purchased by people who made big money quickly. 45 years in aviation has imprinted the cliche: "person loves aviation, person gets rich, person buys fast airplanes, person ends up in smoking hole" in my mind.


That's why I'm focused on making big money, slowly... because there ain't no way I'm doing the smoking hole thing, but I would like to make the big bucks and get the fast airplanes.

I keep telling people who ask me about GA flying that the single most important trait in a pilot is the burning and all-encompassing desire to be around for his/her own retirement party. Everything else can be taught... but the patience, the discipline, and especially the balls to abort at any time and under any circumstances are all traits that the pilot must know and value deep in his own soul. They cannot be imposed from outside.



Jan 09, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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p.3493 #17 · p.3493 #17 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Some amazing flying here, even if it is with multiple kites at one time, all flown by the same man.




Jan 10, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Hi Glenn. I have this little alarm that goes off around fast airplanes recently purchased by people who made big money quickly. 45 years in aviation has imprinted the cliche: "person loves aviation, person gets rich, person buys fast airplanes, person ends up in smoking hole" in my mind. There are really about six people in the WWW (whole wide world) that I'll crawl into an airplane with, call me chicken, but call me "alive". It's a rule that no amount of new and shiny tempts me to break. I've turned down rides and stick opportunities that would make you
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Not a bad rule at all - how about you and I take it out then while your friend watches from the TBM?



Jan 10, 2013 at 01:21 AM
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p.3493 #19 · p.3493 #19 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Brian - Nice shot of the Blue Angels knife edge!

ELinder wrote:
More from Sun-n-Fun 2011. Is anyone planning on going there this year? I'm thinking about going for a few days.

Erich


I will be there the last few days. Let me know if you make it down to KLAL



Jan 10, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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The last time I was at Sun and Fun, it was for just a couple of hours.....during that time, a tornado hit and destroyed or damaged over a dozen planes and wrecked most of the vendor display tents and awnings.......I don't they can afford to take a chance on having me come back.


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