Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9758
Country: United States

Greetings to all, from way back on page 3420!

I have a simple suggestion for Shooter and others worried about card failures. If you have the luxury of dual slots, buy bigger cards than you need and use them in pairs. Set the camera to use the second slot as a backup, storing all images to both cards simultaneously, and you should be well-insured against any card failure that may occur.

Since my D800 has CF/SD slots, I shoot this way all the time but only download from the CF since it's faster. Once I'm sure the download (and the backup) were successful, I simply format both cards again and I'm good to go. I see no downsides to this other than the additional cost. If I've missed something, please let me know!

I'll get an image in here somehow...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16413
Country: United States

Stopped by my local camera guy's place to pick up a few things, one being Canon's new 600EX-RT. I'm going to sell my 580 EXII's if anyone is in need. We had an interesting discussion re: the 1D X sensor. Seems that everyone with an X is experiencing the same particulate accumulation problem. No one knows why, but everyone agrees that it exists. Nothing to do but stock up on sensor cleaning tools and be vigilant about keeping them .

Headed off to break in the 600 EX-RT. hands on report to follow.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8664
Country: United States

For those of you with Macbook Pros, did you opt for the glossy, glossy hi res, or anti-glare hi res screen. Are you happy with your selection? I'm going to upgrade (finally) from my 2008 15" macbook pro, and it has the anti-glare screen. I'm debating between a 27" iMac and the 15" macbook pro, and if I go for the macbook, would like to get the best screen possible.

Thanks for your comments and suggestions,
Gero

edit - here's an image to hold the fort while Rodolfo goes digging...



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 564
Country: United States

Jurgen Radier wrote:
Although I have to admit that gliders have their charm as well!



Funny enough, both categories don't see nearly enough posts here compared to all the military stuff. Seems like I have to start posting more!


Yes please! My first solo flight was in a Schweizer 2-33, so I have a soft spot for sailplanes. But then I've flown helo's too, so I'm partial to both ends of the spectrum.

Erich



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1959
Country: United States

Jurgen Radier wrote:
Jeff, nothing wrong with some good old big stuff! They pay my bills at least


I'm definitely learning to enjoy this corner of aviation photography. Went out again this evening and tried a few different techniques. Certainly a change of pace (in a good way) from what I'm used to.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2673
Country: United States

Very cool. I think you will find the mkIII AF pretty amazing at night. It only needs a little light to lock on.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3166
Country: United States

Apaches at sunset..



Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2291
Country: United States

Gero, in March I bought the 17" MBP with the anti glare high res screen. I have not been disappointed. I use it in several rooms in the house (depending on what my wife has on the boob tube). I talked to several Apple guys and they all recommended the anti glare high res for photos. I thought Shooter also recommended that screen. I got it because I may be in a room with a lot of light and the glare is not a problem. I guess if you are using it in a room where you can control the light, glossy may be fine.

Why wouldn't you consider the new retina display with the MBP?

Ray



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16413
Country: United States

+1 for Wrei's opinion.

I've shot in this room dozens of times but it still knocks me out when I walk into it, especially at Christmas........



Jurgen Radier
Registered: Oct 24, 2006
Total Posts: 573
Country: Netherlands

Erich, I'll do my best! Not much flying going on for the next three months, but then I'm planning on doing more gliding photography and video! I'll be sure to post some old work in the meantime though!

Jeff, I'm glad you are getting to enjoy it! The good thing about civil aviation is the access, you can usually get a lot closer than military and try more angles! I love PHX for it's parking garages as well, where you can do some excellent nightshots. The two shots below are from 5 years ago (damn, that long already?) but I imagine it isn't much different now!





JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16413
Country: United States

600 series flash units work very nicely. ANyone interested, I just posted two 580 EXII units on Buy & Sell for $300 each.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8664
Country: United States

Wrei wrote:
Gero, in March I bought the 17" MBP with the anti glare high res screen. I have not been disappointed. I use it in several rooms in the house (depending on what my wife has on the boob tube). I talked to several Apple guys and they all recommended the anti glare high res for photos. I thought Shooter also recommended that screen. I got it because I may be in a room with a lot of light and the glare is not a problem. I guess if you are using it in a room where you can control the light, glossy may be fine.

Why wouldn't you consider the new retina display with the MBP?

Ray


Ray,
I've looked at the new MBP with retina display - the thing holding me back is that I'd like to have more storage on there as I keep a large part of my photo library on the laptop, and with the 768mb drive, it will be out of my budget.

I'd certainly like that display though, as well as the light weight.

Gero



jerboyd
Registered: Oct 16, 2004
Total Posts: 806
Country: United States

Jim -

I have been to that room many times. We are doing some great things with the family. Such a rich history there.

I'll talk to you soon.

Jeremy

JWilsonphoto wrote:
+1 for Wrei's opinion.

I've shot in this room dozens of times but it still knocks me out when I walk into it, especially at Christmas........



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3513
Country: United States

Jurgen, US commercial operators have historically favored aero tow over winch launch because the economics don't favor it: it takes too many (paid) people to do winch launches safely, and the cost of operating tow planes in the US is much lower than in Europe.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2291
Country: United States

Appears things are going slow this morning, so an oldie but goodie:







futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2447
Country: United States

Gero, I have the matte screen on my MBP and I love it. The shiny one looked just too shiny for me, although by all accounts it's good for watching films on.

Glenn, I do like those sunset Apache shots!

Excuse my ignorance, but whose room is that? It is very fabulous.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1959
Country: United States

@Gero - FWIW I have the shiny hi-res on my MBP and wish I'd gotten the anti-glare.

@Jurgen - While your commercial aircraft photographs are terrific, I've always thought your sailplane images were my favorites. Ever since I went for a ride in a Schweizer in Durango, I've been in love with the serenity and beauty of flying thermals.

@Tim - I've been very impressed with the 5D3's AF. Seems to be the equal or superior to my 1D4.

@Glenn - Your Apache images just keep getting better and better. The 2nd one on this page is a favorite.

@Jim - I've never been in that room and your photograph of it knocks me out. It appears they have a nice library upstairs



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
Country: United States

That room, is just beautiful. How much light did all that wood soak up?I think, inviting is the word I would use..
Tom

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Aviationbuff
Registered: Apr 09, 2011
Total Posts: 583
Country: United States

Waiting For Daybreak - P-51C Mustang "By Request" at the 2012 Thunder in the vallery airshow. Columbus, GA







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