Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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Country: Australia

gerov wrote:
Al,
if you have the screwin filterholder, I believe any 52mm threaded filter will work on this. The challenge is that you can't adjust the ND settings without pulling the filter holder out of the lens, and then you're just inviting dust and other cr$p into the lens. I would recommend getting fixed ND filters as Jay has mentioned, and developing a sense for when to use which one.

The other drawback to the variable ND filters is that if you really crank them up, you get an "X" pattern in the image with the outsides being darker, and it happens even with the good filters (I bought a Heliopan variable ND this summer and had this issue). Effectively, the variable ND is two polarizers stacked, which I understand causes this issue as the ND value increases.

I think the cost of two ND filters will also be significantly less than the variable NDs.

just my $0.02,
Gero

Thanks Gero,..I got a filter holder in mine, its got just a gelatin filter atm,...
So i just look for a threaded 52mm filter.., I agree about opening the top to change the filter,....not too keen on that...

Al



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

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Angry wrote:
Jay,

Are these the drop in filters in the back of the 300,f2.8
Can you tell me where you get the Variable ones from ??

Al


The shot above was with a 77mm front-mounted filter Al on my 70-200.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you probably won't find a 52mm version that will work with the large prime drop-in carrier for two reasons:
1) The drop in carrier needs a low-profile, "thin" 52mm filter and a variable ND isn't thin by any means
2) Aside from the purpose-built drop-in CPL, you'd have no way to adjust the filter once it got dropped in

I'm sure the usual suspects carry Variable ND filters. The one in my possession happens to be a Singh-Ray model.


I thought you were using your 300 2.8....., Ive got a 70-200 f2.8 II, & somewhere (??) I have a variable ND which I bought for my WA 10-20 for my Rig shots....

I might look at a CP for the 300 does anyone use them , I dont use one on my 100-400 or 70-200 escpecially at airshows, makes the sky change too much..

Thanks


Al



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

Well, Elvis has arrived in Wagga Wagga....
Seems the powers to be have sent malcolm elsewhere...& replaced him with Elvis....
An afternoon shot yesterday... I cant seem to get these guys in the air !!


Firey sunset Down Under...


Al



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
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That's our sheet metal hangin under that guy ( the water box/tank ).
I guess if he stays put, that's a good thing !
Nice shots Al.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Super, Man!



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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TurbosLS1ta, welcome to MA2A. You have now joined the ranks of the best thread on the internet. Please make yourself a part of the family. Enjoy the company that you are now with, because the level of knowledge here is ginormous. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away and someone should be along shortly to answer them.

Regards, Colin



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
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Country: United States

Angry wrote:

I might look at a CP for the 300 does anyone use them , I dont use one on my 100-400 or 70-200 escpecially at airshows, makes the sky change too much..

Al


I've only used the drop in CP on my Nikon 300 2.8 twice so far, with mixed results. Some of the shots it helped, some I didn't like the effect, and it makes matching the sky a chore across shots. Still, when it helps I really like the result, so I'll try it a few more times. If it were possible to use an ND filter I'd try it, but I don't see how it's possible. The filter holder isn't interchangeable, and there's no threads on the front.

Erich



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
Total Posts: 148
Country: United States



I might look at a CP for the 300 does anyone use them , I dont use one on my 100-400 or 70-200 escpecially at airshows, makes the sky change too much..

Thanks


Al


I have tried them for static shots and the control is great, neat results possible. Doesn't do well for moving objects though as you suspected.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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The sounds and smells of a B25 on take off, or any other flight mode, pure heaven to me.



JWilsonphoto
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Nice image Stuart! Nary a bug smashed on it yet. Man, that must take a few gallons of paint!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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My next 5D arrived this afternoon, it will go into service at HQ tomorrow. Once it's configured and loaded, my storage and back up system should be back to a comfortable level with enough space for 2013 and a little beyond. The Drobos have finally allowed me to begin consolidating, thereby reducing a bunch of peripheral drives and smaller arrays. Simpler is better.



JWilsonphoto
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The more, the merrier.......................



dtw757
Registered: Jan 05, 2009
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Nice image Stuart! Nary a bug smashed on it yet. Man, that must take a few gallons of paint!



Thank you to yourself and Bobi. Guess they got tired(expense) of polishing the aluminum.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Working on the final touches for KTKI's trade show booth. Should be an outstanding presentation for the airport. This will go on the podium that adds dimension to the display.............



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
My next 5D arrived this afternoon, it will go into service at HQ tomorrow. Once it's configured and loaded, my storage and back up system should be back to a comfortable level with enough space for 2013 and a little beyond. The Drobos have finally allowed me to begin consolidating, thereby reducing a bunch of peripheral drives and smaller arrays. Simpler is better.



You've got the Doolittle shots nailed down perfect Jim.

Edit: TOPP San Jacinto Monument, sunrise



TurbosLS1ta
Registered: Apr 10, 2012
Total Posts: 27
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
The sounds and smells of a B25 on take off, or any other flight mode, pure heaven to me.

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...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Welcome Turbo!

I might feel a bit differently if they were shaking my pictures off the wall at home, but I'm not absolutely sure of that......



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Hey Everyone,

ISAP is asking for a couple of your 2012 favorites. Time is short and it's good exposure..........uh, of your great exposures. If they are going to be in the article, they need to be sent in within 24 hours because we're really past the deadline.

Here are the specs if you're interested:

If you have submitted your image for the members image year in review..Thank you.

If not please submit your images ASAP, we are working on the current issue and I would like to see your images featured in this issue.

(2) 6x4 at 200dpi images from this past year. Please send the images to isnap@aviationphoto.org



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
I might feel a bit differently if they were shaking my pictures off the wall at home, but I'm not absolutely sure of that......


Easy! Step 1: Figure out a better way of attaching the pictures to the walls. Step 2: Grab camera.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Brian, that sunrise image is fab. I do see a little chromatic aberration around the monument edges. Lightroom will fix that in a microsecond, if you use that.

Welcome Turbo, you should get together with Brian, sounds like you're neighbours. Glenn and I are also local.

Anyone interested in the ISS should spend 25 minutes watching this tour:

and don't forget to ogle all the cameras around the 18 minute mark!


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