Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Hope I'm not beating a dead horse...



Cicopo
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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I'm hoping to have an R/C version of the Christen Eagle in that scheme this summer. Downloaded DPP last night & I've been re editing some of the photos from Wings Over Gatineau & getting much better results now. I'll have to find out why ACR is giving me a colour cast that makes the sky a bit purple. I'm much happier with these.



















Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Jay, dead horse or not, I like it.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Escaped from the books yesterday after school, for just a little while. All I could get was this though.



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Welcome back, Andras.



ifxbonz
Registered: Mar 02, 2004
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luv the man o war image

Andy



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Tadaaaa! Seven residences, a high school, a BBJ, and a marketing center, in seven days. Gotta be some kind of record, can't remember for sure, but I think it is. My feet say it is!

HQ tomorrow for R&R.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Were you saying something Jim?

All I saw was $$$$$$$$$$...



Cicopo
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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I had the very same thought Jay did when reading about your day.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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This week has been a good one for sure. The weather cooperated, the lighting cooperated, my back, knees and feet cooperated.

Look who made the cover of Frisco Style this month.............



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Any Nikon guys have strong feelings one way or the other on this new 80-400 VR they released this week?



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Just tried out the new "like" button...getting high tech here!



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Bout time lol I've thought that we needed something along those lines for a while



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Any Nikon guys have strong feelings one way or the other on this new 80-400 VR they released this week?


It's pricey, but still a relatively cheap way to get to 400mm. Looks to be optimized for the long end of things according to the MTF charts. I would expect to see some samples popping up soon as they apparently started shipping on Thursday.

It was strange with the old one...people either loved it and swore by it, or swore that it was among the worst lenses that Nikon made. One way or another it was definitely long in the tooth, every time a new lens was announced someone would gripe about waiting for the 80-400mm replacement.



KJindaUK
Registered: Sep 20, 2004
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It's definitely a good alternative to the bigger/heavier/pricier 200-400 f4 for travel and hiking. It should be very good quality based on Nikon's record of updating lenses. Price should come down once the initial rush to have it first dies down.

That's my take on it, if it cuts the mustard on IQ I'll be getting one for sure.

Kev

Edit for TOPP


ChileanNavy--kevinj-014 by airpowerimages.com, on Flickr



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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Andras,

Can you expand on the twitter posting you made about the D800E & 600F4 combo being better than the 1DX & 500F4 combo?

Mark



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Thanks guys! I figured it would be a great lens. Bill Fortney just got his copy and he's out testing it so we'll see what he has to say. I really don't want to invest in longer Nikon primes until I see where the D4X rumors end up so this would be a good lens to give me a little reach with the D800 bodies.

Mark, While I'm sure the 600/4 is an incredible lens, unless one is shooting slower moving subjects than we normally do, the D800/600 combo isn't likely to be as good as the Canon 500 II and a 1DX. I would think that would be pretty much an ultimate combination for fast long glass shooting. I've said it several times before, much as I love the D800, it isn't fast by any stretch of the imagination, but then, I didn't buy it for it's speed.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Jim, my shots on the previous page were done with the current 80-400 and my poor skills. Rob also has and uses the current model.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
Hope I'm not beating a dead horse...


Jay,

that is very reminiscent of some of Gavin Conroy's Air 2 Airs from New Zealand.

Mark



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2602
Country: United Kingdom

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Mark, While I'm sure the 600/4 is an incredible lens, unless one is shooting slower moving subjects than we normally do, the D800/600 combo isn't likely to be as good as the Canon 500 II and a 1DX. I would think that would be pretty much an ultimate combination for fast long glass shooting. I've said it several times before, much as I love the D800, it isn't fast by any stretch of the imagination, but then, I didn't buy it for it's speed.


Jim,

that's why I'm interested to hear why Andras has come to the conclusion he has.

Mark



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