Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States

L39 NX3467N ( doesn't come up on Aircraft Registry ) but it's based in Easton, Md







cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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Country: United States

correction ..

Nanchang ( thanks for the ID Ken )









Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Tim Adams wrote:
The classic lines of 232, with Hoot Gibson at the controls.





neat Plane Tim,...Love the paint job...



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2408
Country: United States

Ever since I acquired Zim's 5D3, I've not had the time I'd like to become more familiar with the platform in different environments. This weekend, I took a couple of hours and ran out to the Scottsdale Municipal Airport to give the 5D3's AF a test drive on some moving objects - read private jets. Here are a couple of images from that effort. Thus far, I could not be happier.



kwbarnes
Registered: Jun 26, 2005
Total Posts: 255
Country: United States

cbrandt wrote:
YAK







Curtis,

If the wings are straight, and the tail is round, it's a Yak.

If the wings are bent, and the tail is angular (not round) it's a Nanchang.

There are other differences, but the wing, and the shape of the tail are quick ways to visually identify the aircraft as a Yak, or Nanchang.

Ken


went
Registered: Apr 27, 2002
Total Posts: 1683
Country: New Zealand

Jeff W. wrote:
Ever since I acquired Zim's 5D3, I've not had the time I'd like to become more familiar with the platform in different environments. This weekend, I took a couple of hours and ran out to the Scottsdale Municipal Airport to give the 5D3's AF a test drive on some moving objects - read private jets. Here are a couple of images from that effort. Thus far, I could not be happier.


Jeff you've got to be very pleased with these clean & very sharp, just can't beat the FF file, I'm finding the same thing moving from the APS-C to the 36 x 24 file size and it just feels like there is more information to work with during processing, especially with jpg's, can't comment on the raw files yet at the D600 plugin is not available yet.

Went



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2408
Country: United States

went wrote:
Jeff W. wrote:
Ever since I acquired Zim's 5D3, I've not had the time I'd like to become more familiar with the platform in different environments. This weekend, I took a couple of hours and ran out to the Scottsdale Municipal Airport to give the 5D3's AF a test drive on some moving objects - read private jets. Here are a couple of images from that effort. Thus far, I could not be happier.


Jeff you've got to be very pleased with these clean & very sharp, just can't beat the FF file, I'm finding the same thing moving from the APS-C to the 36 x 24 file size and it just feels like there is more information to work with during processing, especially with jpg's, can't comment on the raw files yet at the D600 plugin is not available yet.

Went


I sold my 1D4 to fund the 5D3 purchase. It wasn't easy seeing the 1D body go bye bye. Suffice it to say the 5D3 has salved my wound rather nicely. The AF works like a champ and the RAW IQ is tremendous. I'm sure you will enjoy the files produced by your D600.



Jim Bau
Registered: Jan 13, 2007
Total Posts: 1632
Country: United States

Hey Jeff, Whatr AF settings did you set up for the shots? I am going to my first air show this weekend with my 5D3. I have tentatively set if for expanded AF point, scenario #5 with increased tracking sensitivity an AF point switching.



dswiger
Registered: Feb 24, 2006
Total Posts: 7814
Country: United States

Fireworks & an FA-18

At the S.F Giants-Cincinnati playoff game, treated to a fly over form Lemoore NAS







Dan


Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1978
Country: Canada


The Horsemen by Steven Szabo, on Flickr

I'm expecting a lot of B&W edits from the weekend :P



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4062
Country: United States

Jim Bau wrote:
Hey Jeff, Whatr AF settings did you set up for the shots? I am going to my first air show this weekend with my 5D3. I have tentatively set if for expanded AF point, scenario #5 with increased tracking sensitivity an AF point switching.


I recall Tim saying he used Case 2 for shooting from the pylons at Reno this year. I used basic Case 1 with good results at Alliance. I don't believe you need to over think the AF: it's just damn good out of the box.



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1978
Country: Canada


Cool Your Jets by Steven Szabo, on Flickr



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4062
Country: United States

Four engine jello maker...

I asked one of the flight crew why they'd left the engines running so long after taxiing in to the static area on Friday. He said they were waiting for the Alliance folks to remove all the Tora Tora Tora aircraft from their position 100 yards behind the B-1 so they wouldn't flip anything over taxiing the last 50 feet to their final parking spot. I also asked him why they didn't give us a pass on arrival: they were late because of a mechanical with the first jet they tried to bring, and the T-birds were anxious to fly, so they just had to land...fortunately for us, they had to land on the near runway since the T-birds were staged on the far runway.



Jim Bau
Registered: Jan 13, 2007
Total Posts: 1632
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Jim Bau wrote:
Hey Jeff, Whatr AF settings did you set up for the shots? I am going to my first air show this weekend with my 5D3. I have tentatively set if for expanded AF point, scenario #5 with increased tracking sensitivity an AF point switching.


I recall Tim saying he used Case 2 for shooting from the pylons at Reno this year. I used basic Case 1 with good results at Alliance. I don't believe you need to over think the AF: it's just damn good out of the box.


Thanks Steve! That's good to know. I read all of the different cases & suggested uses, then watched the videos on the Canon website and was more confused than before I started. I'm all about the K.I.S.S. method if it works! Got any shots of the B-1 aloft?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4062
Country: United States

T-28 belonging to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, from the B-25.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4062
Country: United States

Jim Bau wrote:
stevez wrote:
Jim Bau wrote:
Hey Jeff, Whatr AF settings did you set up for the shots? I am going to my first air show this weekend with my 5D3. I have tentatively set if for expanded AF point, scenario #5 with increased tracking sensitivity an AF point switching.


I recall Tim saying he used Case 2 for shooting from the pylons at Reno this year. I used basic Case 1 with good results at Alliance. I don't believe you need to over think the AF: it's just damn good out of the box.


Thanks Steve! That's good to know. I read all of the different cases & suggested uses, then watched the videos on the Canon website and was more confused than before I started. I'm all about the K.I.S.S. method if it works! Got any shots of the B-1 aloft?


We didn't see it coming until it was on short final; I've already posted a touchdown shot here.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2852
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Jim Bau wrote:
stevez wrote:
Jim Bau wrote:
Hey Jeff, Whatr AF settings did you set up for the shots? I am going to my first air show this weekend with my 5D3. I have tentatively set if for expanded AF point, scenario #5 with increased tracking sensitivity an AF point switching.


I recall Tim saying he used Case 2 for shooting from the pylons at Reno this year. I used basic Case 1 with good results at Alliance. I don't believe you need to over think the AF: it's just damn good out of the box.


Thanks Steve! That's good to know. I read all of the different cases & suggested uses, then watched the videos on the Canon website and was more confused than before I started. I'm all about the K.I.S.S. method if it works! Got any shots of the B-1 aloft?


We didn't see it coming until it was on short final; I've already posted a touchdown shot here.


Actually I used case 4 all week, whether it was static or flying, I just left it on 4.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2621
Country: United Kingdom

Bloody typical.
Overcast skies and crud weather all airshow weekend.
Monday morning and the sun is out at AFW.

Grrrrrrrrr.........................................



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2408
Country: United States

Jim Bau wrote:
Hey Jeff, Whatr AF settings did you set up for the shots? I am going to my first air show this weekend with my 5D3. I have tentatively set if for expanded AF point, scenario #5 with increased tracking sensitivity an AF point switching.


@Jim: My current settings are - AI Servo; Expanded AF Area, Surround; Scenario #1; Tracking Sensitivity 0; Accel./Decel. Tracking 0; and AF PT Auto Switching 0. I've not changed much since I got the 5D3 from Steve. I'm still learning the ropes and I'm slowly tinkering as I go along. I know this may sound like heresy, but at this early stage it seems that the 5D3's AF system is at least the equal of my 1D4 - if not superior. Maybe that is just my wishful thinking; however, it sure works very well for a camera that I primarily intended for a tripod and shooting architectural work - a very pleasant reality

I hope this is helpful.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2408
Country: United States

Go4Long wrote:

The Horsemen by Steven Szabo, on Flickr

I'm expecting a lot of B&W edits from the weekend :P


Hey Steve2: I was just about to post this sentiment when I saw your two images. Some of my favorite monochrome conversions from the files of one Jay Beckman came from a Luke air show we shot together a couple of years ago. I'm thinking some terrific b&w photographs (like yours) will slowly surface from the other attendees.

BTW; an absolute wonderful image - monochrome or color



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