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p.3700 #1 · p.3700 #1 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Now to Glenn, holy cow!! What's left to say? That Bolt looks wet! I have to talk to the builder!! The photographer leaves me absolutely speechless!! The grin on your face must be pretty much continuous!!


May 09, 2013 at 03:22 AM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Now to Zim,

Yes, it's a bit of a brick all configured, but you'll find yourself resting it comfortably on your thigh, then lifting it for your captures. It is an amazing addition to the gear roster. Gone are the frustrating moments of culling images and finding the perfect light/angle, whatever, and it's slightly soft so you continue the search. They are all sharp, just pick the ones that have everything else you want. It seems to run cooler than any Kenyon I've used previously, which is interesting what with all the whiiring going on in those capsules. Being a electro
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I got the (heavy!) Kenyon box at 5pm this afternoon. Immediately spooled it up (which drove our yellow Lab, Lola under the coffee table) and took it in my hands for a test drive around the living room. I *think* I'll be able to pan with it, at least with the lighter 300 f/4 + 1.4x TC. But I won't have a way to attach it to a camera until the B&H box arrives on Friday, kind of frustrating. My weekend plans are to get out in the Remos near sunset and try shooting some stuff as the lights come up, like you did. Then it's coming with me to ISAP next week for a thorough workout.

Is that 'clunk-clunk' noise/vibration it makes when you change directions just something to live with and work around, or is mine possibly a defective unit?

Pardon the lousy iPhone pix...














May 09, 2013 at 03:35 AM
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Is that 'clunk-clunk' noise/vibration it makes when you change directions just something to live with and work around, or is mine possibly a defective unit?


Be careful with this, Steve. When rotating the gyro you must let it catch up before reversing directions. Changing directions quickly will bring the gyros to their stops as well (the clunk sound), which adversely wears the gyro's guts.



May 09, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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Leviathor wrote:
Be careful with this, Steve. When rotating the gyro you must let it catch up before reversing directions. Changing directions quickly will bring the gyros to their stops as well (the clunk sound), which adversely wears the gyro's guts.


Makes sense; I'll be careful!



May 09, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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p.3700 #5 · p.3700 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


"Single axis precession forces at work", now that's funny, Glenn.

Well worth seeing this one again, at any rate: if I were the pilot I'd have that printed large and hung up so fast...

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Single axis precession forces at work

http://www.machpointoneaviation.com/img/s8/v76/p1586122136.jpg






May 09, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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Thanks Steve! My joke was referring to using a single axis gyro to capture it, but then I decided it was funnier if it was referring to the prop!


Sometimes I just have to stop shooting and "take it all in"...



Glenn



May 09, 2013 at 04:23 AM
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Hi Zim,

You can't avoid the clunk sometimes. Generally if the direction change isn't rough, it won't bother the gyro, just try make those transitions as smoothly as possible. When you are setting the unit down or picking it up, just do it smoothly and you'll be fine. They caution users not to subject the unit to abrupt g's and direction changes.

The back seat of a T-6 is quite possibly the most challenging photo platform, so you'll give the 4x4 a work out. I remember the first time someone slid their canopy open unannounced when i was flying the Six, the ensuing whirling dervish scared to doowaditty out of me for a second. Once open, it calms a little, especially with the front canopy closed.







May 09, 2013 at 04:41 AM
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Probably the first, and last time a formation of Sixes will fly in formation 50 feet above 36L at DFW, what fun! "Smoke On!".......







May 09, 2013 at 04:45 AM
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I've been jonesin' for a Six lately. Completely impractical, but that never stopped me before...............







May 09, 2013 at 04:49 AM
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This is about where the adrenaline starts to pump..............







May 09, 2013 at 04:58 AM
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I can almost smell the old bird, better get a hold of myself!







May 09, 2013 at 05:01 AM
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Camera Upgrade help ...

Hi guys (& ladies) I currently have a 7D & a 1D4,...im thinking about upgrading the 7D as Im not happy witht he noise & the hit & miss AF.
I shoot Aussie Rules Footbal mostly daytime here but winter days offer low light so AF is a bit of luck...I also shoot Wakeboarding, Warbirds & Motorsport/ Ski Racing Boats ,MotoX & Freestyle MotoX..
The thing I find galling is the inconsistancy of the 7D AF & the 7D IQ especially the noise, when PPing the 7D images I find them less tolerant of PP work,...It does have a Crop advantage but sometimes this is outweighed by the Quality & Inconsistant AF issues.

I also have a pre loved 1D4 & find it really good..

I want another Body & have narrowed it down to the following,
1D3, 1Ds3, 5D3..
I can get a Pre Loved 1D4 here for around $2600/$3000. or...
A 1Ds3 for around $2500/$2800
a 1D3 for around $1500/$2000..
I can buy a new 5D3 for between $2600 /$3200 ..

The 1D3 is only 10mp,...so Im not tto keen on that body, ....
but the 1Ds3 has 20mp FPS is down at 5/6FPS which isnt bad as a number 2 body with the 1D4 able to crank out 10FPS at will..

I know the 5D3 doesnt have the 10FPS, but lateley Ive been trying my 1D4 slow speed drive @ 6FPS & find I can still get a hell of a lot of action at that FPS speed.
Ive heard that the 5D3 AF, especially in average & low light is really good, can anyone confirm this, my two main lenses are a Canon 300F2.8 IS & a Canon L 70-200F2.8 IS II....I also have a 100-400f5.6

I look forward to hearing from someone who has used these cameras.

Al



May 09, 2013 at 06:17 AM
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Angry wrote:
Camera Upgrade help ...

Hi guys (& ladies) I currently have a 7D & a 1D4,...im thinking about upgrading the 7D as Im not happy witht he noise & the hit & miss AF.
I shoot Aussie Rules Footbal mostly daytime here but winter days offer low light so AF is a bit of luck...I also shoot Wakeboarding, Warbirds & Motorsport/ Ski Racing Boats ,MotoX & Freestyle MotoX..
The thing I find galling is the inconsistancy of the 7D AF & the 7D IQ especially the noise, when PPing the 7D images I find them less tolerant of PP work,...It does have a
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Dear Al:

I sold my 1D4 to buy a 5D3 professionally and lovingly broken-in by Messrs. Zimmerman

While I certainly miss that robust body on the 1D4 and the testosterone rush of shooting with a pro platform, rarely do I feel limited by the 5D3's 6FPS. The 5D3 AF is very close to a duplicate of the AF they put in the 1DX. FWIW, I have a 7D as my back-up camera and I'm getting ready to sell it so I can get a second 5D3. You lose a little reach with the 5D3's full frame sensor when compared to your 1D4 or 7D; however, the IQ is noticeably better to my eye and the lack of noise at high ISO's compared to the 7D is a welcome improvement. If nothing else, you can always buy longer L glass



May 09, 2013 at 06:49 AM
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Angry wrote:
Camera Upgrade help ...

Hi guys (& ladies) I currently have a 7D & a 1D4,...im thinking about upgrading the 7D as Im not happy witht he noise & the hit & miss AF.
I shoot Aussie Rules Footbal mostly daytime here but winter days offer low light so AF is a bit of luck...I also shoot Wakeboarding, Warbirds & Motorsport/ Ski Racing Boats ,MotoX & Freestyle MotoX..
The thing I find galling is the inconsistancy of the 7D AF & the 7D IQ especially the noise, when PPing the 7D images I find them less tolerant of PP work,...It does have a
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I have a 5D3 and have just done the latest Firmware upgrade that gives autofocus to F8 (but only with centre spot). I had been considering a 1Dx but it doesn't have F8 capability. At Shuttleworth at the weekend I did find the buffer filled unexpectedly (first time ever) but I had it recording to an SD card rather than the CF (I still haven't quite sorted out all the card options, I wanted it to record stills to CF and video to SD but got it the wrong way round!) I don't think you'll regret a 5D3 - I have a 7D as my back up but almost never use it.
Niall



May 09, 2013 at 07:13 AM
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Canon will have to call it a bug of some kind eventually because everyone I know with a 5D3 complains about how badly SD drags it down.

Stick with CF and you'll be much happier.

@ AL: I think I gave you my $0.02 on POTN...



May 09, 2013 at 09:20 AM
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Thanks Dan, Steve, Jay (I think you've done made something of yourself for sure!), Mark (and that's an excellent shot for TOPP 3700), Jim, Brian, Curtis, David, Jo, and Al.

Now on to Anatomy and Physiology I and its lab, Intro to Health Care Delivery, and then some classes for me, B&W Photography and Darkroom, Yoga, and Tai Chi for the summer session. Anatomy and Physiology II and Microbiology and their labs for Fall semester along with Computer Photography.

Jeff, wow on the Solar Impulse. reminds me of Close Encounters Hope you get to see it leave.



May 09, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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@Al: I miss my old 5D3. And I own a 1DX.

Does that answer your question?



May 09, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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1DX will AF at f/8 also with the latest firmware. I'd go 5DmkIII. The AF is amazing. Best of any camera I have used. I would never even consider a 1dMkIII. The AF on that camera is just no good, and 10mp is no good either.


May 09, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Thanks, Jeff, Niall, Jay Steve & Tim...

Out of all I think Tim probable shoots closest to my kind of images,...with Motorsport....
I just shoot with less skill...
Thinking about keeping the 1D$ & getting a 5D3,....7D might become Long range . good light camera/Backup....
Seems the 7D is like the 100-400 , OK in good light.....but not quite there...

Thanks guys..




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