Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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My brother asked me for some camera advice at the weekend. He has around $600 to spend.

I told him to look at a Canon G1X. Any other options - I didn't think it was worth his money buying a bottom of the range DSLR & some lenses.

For what he & his wife like to take in terms of holiday snaps, I told him if he could stretch his budget to go for the Fuji X100s.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
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1. Daniela uses the Panasonic Lumix LX7 ($400). 10MP, 7.5x zoom, f/1.4 max aperture at the wide end and f/2.3 at the long end. A daily shooter and family-pic camera.

2. Another option is the Panasonic Lumix ZS20 ($345) if he needs reach more than he needs aperture.

3. Or, the Panasonic Lumix FZ150K ($560) gives even more reach and more flexibility (eg a hotshoe for flash or an outboard mic) though it's bulkier and more expensive.

We've used all of the above and been happy with them. Just don't the noise levels at very high ISO values to compete with DSLR quality; but otherwise, they do a great job. Panasonic is a well-loved brand for compact cameras in this household.



FlyingPhotog
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Go Ugly Early...
A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan AFB
Not a lot of "drama" really, but the Warthog has such character!



Rodolfo Paiz
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If anyone does not have Lightroom yet and wants it, I've just received a coupon code that brings down the price of a full version from $150 to $78. Email me (or PM me if you don't have my email) and I'll send you the coupon... I don't want to post it publicly in case they cancel it.



FlyingPhotog
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Just not sure about this HDR thing...

This is as "unprocessed" as I can get in the Nik HDR product. IOW, it's as close to simply blending exposures as I know how to do at this point, and yet, it's really not that "real" looking is it?



Leviathor
Registered: Dec 20, 2005
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
Just not sure about this HDR thing...

This is as "unprocessed" as I can get in the Nik HDR product. IOW, it's as close to simply blending exposures as I know how to do at this point, and yet, it's really not that "real" looking is it?

A10


I think you could recover some reality by selectively boosting the contrast a bit, Jay.

PS. Love the clouds through the canopy. Fabulous touch.



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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I should of known since I made the decision to purchase Jim .. GF wanted to go shoppin' out of town so I was able to go by Best Buy and pick up a 32gig for it .. youtube said / showed it would take a 64gig, but they didn't have any so the 32 with like 9 hours should do the trick ......



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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I also looked at battery backpaks today Razor .. but didn't have H2 or info on me to determine if what I was looking at would work .. but as I look at it now - it appears the accessories may be backward compatible .. if not / I need to know what won't work, just give me a shout folks.



Mrussfoto
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I am so impressed by the quality of work on this thread. A lot of amazing talent here.



NightOwl Cat
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Another from Sunday's outing..



pburke
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dusty old bird







pburke
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Lots of birds







pburke
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another of the cool plane







astrobrian
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Another from Sunday's outing..

I still prefer this one over the 22



astrobrian
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
Just not sure about this HDR thing...

This is as "unprocessed" as I can get in the Nik HDR product. IOW, it's as close to simply blending exposures as I know how to do at this point, and yet, it's really not that "real" looking is it?


My 2 cents, I like the treatment you gave the shot.



JWilsonphoto
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Ten hours, two shots..........I hate shooting glass!



Rodolfo Paiz
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Ten hours, two shots..........I hate shooting glass!




I wish I could feel bad for you, my dear Shooter, but it just ain't happenin'. Would have loved to watch the whole thing unfold and learn something, that's for sure.



J Mosher
Registered: Dec 26, 2007
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Another from Sunday's outing..


This plane is on my bucket list. Soooo much better looking than the F-22, IMHO.



Sad news of 747 crash in Bagram today. Killing all 8 on board. I was just on this plane last week talking with the maintenance crew. They were more than friendly and allowed me time to get some images of the flight deck.

May the crew rest in peace.

http://www.nycaviation.com/2013/04/national-air-cargo-747-crash-at-bagram-afghanistan/#.UX8mesq-VSk




NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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I concur. Having lived out at Eddy's Airplane Patch during the competition testing of the two, I thought this one had won as well. Surprised the heck out of me. Got used to the daily rounds of multiple sonic booms though, first from the 22 or 23, then the chase planes after they lit afterburners to catch up...

Sorry to hear about that plane crash

astrobrian wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Another from Sunday's outing..

I still prefer this one over the 22


J Mosher wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Another from Sunday's outing..


This plane is on my bucket list. Soooo much better looking than the F-22, IMHO.



Captured it with a fisheye as well, as I wasn't getting the WWWWIIIIIIDDDEEE I wanted



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