Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19259
Country: United States

I had a 6:30 wrap up of yesterday's assignment this morning. I hate getting up, but you have to love being able to head to the hangar at 8:30. Actually, I had one stop, the Social Security Administration, to sign up for mandatory Medicare. They were actually pretty efficient for a government operation. I only had to wait an hour, but I was entertained by a guy sitting next to me talking about going to formula 1 events around the world, and his new Corvette………uh, he was there applying for food stamp assistance, and the beat goes on.

Good news is my health insurance premium goes from a grand a month to $104.31 in April, plus a Blue Cross supplemental of a couple of hundred dollars. Bad news is, most of our Docs don't want to have anything to do with you if you're enrolled in Medicare. Glad we're healthy.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

yipDog wrote:
Jay, if it's the one I sold you it's a Singh-Ray. They don't exhibit the X that some of the lesser variable NDs do. That's why they're so f-ing expensive! Best out there! Just be glad you didn't have to buy the 82mm!




Oops.... Yeah, like I said Singh-Ray...



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 9030
Country: United States

Well, my Heliopan was no bargain as it was somewhere around the same price as the Singh Ray, if I remember correctly. I had read that Singh Rays can exhibit the same effect, I guess it depends in part on the shooting conditions.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

…...



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2775
Country: United States

Extra-heavy parcels on that one, I guess!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19259
Country: United States

Oops! Nikon D4s has a memory slot for QXD and CF cards, but it's just been announced that the QXD cards are on their way out. Someone isn't talking to someone.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

Landing or doing a burnout dragster style....... Either way, nicely captured.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57516672-1/cfast-2.0-splits-high-end-flash-card-market/

Went looking for the specs on the D4s but couldn't find them on Nikon's site yet, nor on B&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1024081-REG/nikon_d4s_digital_slr_camera.html



JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oops! Nikon D4s has a memory slot for QXD and CF cards, but it's just been announced that the QXD cards are on their way out. Someone isn't talking to someone.


Edit to add TOPP



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Red Baron Lives!
(Sort Of)

The RB #2 ship resides here in AZ...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19259
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57516672-1/cfast-2.0-splits-high-end-flash-card-market/

Went looking for the specs on the D4s but couldn't find them on Nikon's site yet, nor on B&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1024081-REG/nikon_d4s_digital_slr_camera.html



JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oops! Nikon D4s has a memory slot for QXD and CF cards, but it's just been announced that the QXD cards are on their way out. Someone isn't talking to someone.


Edit to add TOPP




Hi Laura,

Here they are:

Same 16MP Sensor
Faster Buffer
QXD/CF Card Slots
New Image Processor



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19259
Country: United States

Wrapping up a productive week, dusk this evening..................



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Her Majesty, The Queen...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

Thanks Jim, It'll be interesting to see which of the new cards makes it as a standard, QXD or CFAST, or neither, with camera manufacturers settling on SD card format instead, for the reasons given in that article. It'll be interesting to see how right the rumor specs become.

Then again, there's this: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1265138/4#12053746

Wonder why the redesign?

JWilsonphoto wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57516672-1/cfast-2.0-splits-high-end-flash-card-market/

Went looking for the specs on the D4s but couldn't find them on Nikon's site yet, nor on B&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1024081-REG/nikon_d4s_digital_slr_camera.html



JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oops! Nikon D4s has a memory slot for QXD and CF cards, but it's just been announced that the QXD cards are on their way out. Someone isn't talking to someone.


Edit to add TOPP




Hi Laura,

Here they are:

Same 16MP Sensor
Faster Buffer
QXD/CF Card Slots
New Image Processor



PDumm
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

Finely made it out this year to do some shooting. Went up to Phoenix and get some Painted Aluminum tubes at sunset.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19259
Country: United States

Something is up if B&H is pulling them from the shelf. If this proves to be true, Nikon has some extensive redesign to do. I can't imagine they would release a camera that utilizes a waning memory card design.


http://nikonrumors.com/2014/01/17/interesting-lexar-xqd-memory-cards-listed-as-discontinued.aspx/



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19259
Country: United States

I was asked to be part of a small photographic team to cover a big event in LA honoring Bob Hoover next month. Thought that I had my schedule organized perfectly and was looking forward to the assignment. I should have known better, things started unravelling right after the turn of the year. I have a gig for His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait that fell right in the middle of the Hoover Gala. Much as I dislike missing that event, the math was pretty simple.



PDumm
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Something is up if B&H is pulling them from the shelf. If this proves to be true, Nikon has some extensive redesign to do. I can't imagine they would release a camera that utilizes a waning memory card design.


http://nikonrumors.com/2014/01/17/interesting-lexar-xqd-memory-cards-listed-as-discontinued.aspx/


Looked on nikonrumors page and it shows the card door and you can see that the door has be changed. The new one is rounder wile the old door comes out and drops off flat on the outside. Just wish we could open that door.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Artifaction...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

I did some poking around on my break, and it seems that there's a new XQD card, the S series, maybe that's why Lexar is discontinued at the moment.

http://www.sony.net/Products/memorycard/en_us/xqd/

Then again, those Sony memory sticks were pretty much confined to Sony products. Thankfully I just have to worry about CF and SD here. Webesee what happens next.

Now back to the books I go. so I can keep that GPA up.

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Something is up if B&H is pulling them from the shelf. If this proves to be true, Nikon has some extensive redesign to do. I can't imagine they would release a camera that utilizes a waning memory card design.


http://nikonrumors.com/2014/01/17/interesting-lexar-xqd-memory-cards-listed-as-discontinued.aspx/



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Artifaction...


Jay - I always enjoy when you start massaging the sliders with no restraint



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