Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9906
Country: United States

Mark, "luminous" and "three-dimensional" are among my highest compliments for an image of an aircraft in flight. That Typhoon of yours is both.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks Rodolfo & J-A,

been messing around with the NIK filters on these last 2 images trying to emulate some of the techniques that Jay uses in his PP. I think I'm on the right tracks.

Mark



JamesG
Registered: May 26, 2002
Total Posts: 307
Country: United Kingdom

Hi guys,

Took delivery of a 1DX last week and had my first play with it yesterday at the Abingdon Air & Country Show. A big change from my 1Dmkii, so its going to take a little getting used to. Spent time mainly playing with the different AF modes, if anyone's got any tips with this camera I'm all ears!

The only downers were that I found the sensor is absolutely filthy, with dust even in the viewfinder. Never had a new camera arrive in such a state before. And as it was my first airshow in 10 months, I can't believe how rusty I was.

A few samples from yesterday:











































Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

Wrei wrote:
Lynn, the Corsair and the P-40 Brian posted belong to the Texas Flying Lengends Museum at Ellington Field near Houston.

http://www.texasflyinglegends.org

They also brought an Avenger and an original (um, with a PW engine) Zero A6.








Thank you for the intel...

Lynn


MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

James,

Looks like you nailed them.



jj_glos
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
Total Posts: 1341
Country: United Kingdom

Nice James, I was there too. Sadly I only had a 7D with a 70-200 and cheap 2.0x TC! We also got there late so not a great position either. Nice day out though!

Abingdon was the only show I went to last year, so 12 months for me

The Fennec "Little Rascal"


Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr


jj_glos
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
Total Posts: 1341
Country: United Kingdom

and a Harvard as well


Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr


Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9906
Country: United States

JamesG wrote:
And as it was my first airshow in 10 months, I can't believe how rusty I was.


How dare you post such crap here... oh wait.

Gorgeous shots, James. Hard to pick a favorite there since they're all so "rusty", but the first image of the set and the biplanes do seem to slightly nose ahead of the rest IMHO...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19264
Country: United States

I'm with Mark James. If that's rusty, we better hold on when you get back in shape.

I don't know if you've seen them, but I've made a number of comments about the 1DX sensor. Mine didn't arrive dirty, but it didn't take too long for it to get that way. The high speed buffer has to have something to do with it. Mine gets filthy in the upper left portion of the images. Some of it is dust, some of it is crud that has been flung from the mirror mechanism. You don't want to see what that sensor looks like at f/16, a gravel road is cleaner. I have formed a habit of cleaning the sensors in my X's once a week. Too much time spent in post if I don't. Much of what I shoot is f/16 to f/22, it's a nightmare. Nikon is dealing with it on the D600 as well, and it doesn't have the buffer the X has so I guess it's just something in the manufacturing process. Other than that, you will love the X, it's dead on and fast.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19264
Country: United States

Just spent a couple of hours in choppy air with the KS-4x4, it's a keeper. Today is beautiful, not much wind and lots of sun so the air is like a cobblestone road down low. It's very strange to feel the bumps, but not see them in the viewfinder, kind of surreal. I really don't know how low you could go, shutter speed wise, with the 4x4 in relatively smooth air. I would take a wild guess and say you could shoot air to air all day long at 1/30th and slower in smooth air. I can hardly wait to try one of my low level air to airs in soft light. This unit will allow you to turn the background into pure velvet. I bolted it to the X a little while ago and stuck the 70-200/II on just to see how they would play. Choppy air, focal lengths around 135, lens poking out into the slipstream occasionally, keeper rate/100%! I'm about to look at the first D800 video clip, once again, it was surreal to watch the stability in the viewfinder while my fanny was coming out of the seat. Nice work Kenyon! If the sky cooperates tonight, Brian and I are going to take a whack at shooting KTKI at dusk.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19264
Country: United States

Sheesh! I just looked through the D800 folder and my keeper ratio is 100% there as well with the 24-70 /D800 combination. I thought certainly that there would be a couple of soft ones because I hit a couple of pretty good jolts, in this configuration the camera just doesn't seem to care.



JamesG
Registered: May 26, 2002
Total Posts: 307
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks guys! Just trying to keep up the standard that's been set on here . I'm looking forward to sharing more of experiments over the coming months, with Flying Legends & RIAT already booked and a trip to the D-Day battlefields.

Jim, thanks for the heads up on the cleaning demands of the X. Currently using a Giotto Rocket blower, any other suggestions?

Cheers

James



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19264
Country: United States

Ridiculous! This is at 200mm, bumpy air, not one that isn't crisp!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19264
Country: United States

You're welcome James! Don't let the dust problem diminish your affection for what is an incredible photographic tool. The Rocket Blower, in this instance is akin to the proverbial "whizzing" into a rain storm, it'll be worse than worthless. My weapons of choice for sensor cleaning, and I've bought ant used them all, are Visible Dust products. The ones I use every time are the Sensor Loupe, Visible Dust 1.0 (full Frame) Swabs, and Sensor Cleaning Solution. Don't let anyone talk you into any one else's swabs or solution, it's tossing money down the drain. You can order the stuff from B&H and not fool with the customs costs, they come from Canada (so they must be good eh Steven! I can walk you through the process if you would like, it's nothing to be afraid of, just a few precautions and some patience.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19264
Country: United States

PS, Y'all keep this gyro thing quiet, Glenn with a KS-4 is dangerous enough, we don't want him getting any better than he is for a while.......................... I'll give him my 4x4 when I am ready to hang up the spurs.



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

JamesG wrote:
Hi guys,

Took delivery of a 1DX last week and had my first play with it yesterday at the Abingdon Air & Country Show. A big change from my 1Dmkii, so its going to take a little getting used to. Spent time mainly playing with the different AF modes, if anyone's got any tips with this camera I'm all ears!

The only downers were that I found the sensor is absolutely filthy, with dust even in the viewfinder. Never had a new camera arrive in such a state before. And as it was my first airshow in 10 months, I can't believe how rusty I was.

A few samples from yesterday:


Welcome James,....

Mate if thats what you term rusty ,.........I goota get me some rusty.....
Hope you enjoy your 1DX....

Al.....



RobMoser
Registered: Sep 04, 2007
Total Posts: 871
Country: United States

A few more.

Rob



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

JamesG wrote:
Hi guys,

Took delivery of a 1DX last week and had my first play with it yesterday at the Abingdon Air & Country Show. A big change from my 1Dmkii, so its going to take a little getting used to. Spent time mainly playing with the different AF modes, if anyone's got any tips with this camera I'm all ears!

The only downers were that I found the sensor is absolutely filthy, with dust even in the viewfinder. Never had a new camera arrive in such a state before. And as it was my first airshow in 10 months, I can't believe how rusty I was.


Rusty, my a$$! Those are stellar, James.

The 1DX sensor is a dust magnet, but that's a real bummer to have it arrive in such a state.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

RobMoser wrote:
A few more.

Rob


Woot, Rob: nice work!

And for whatever reason, the color balance issues I normally see with your stuff are absent from this series. Whatever you're doing, don't change a thing!



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