Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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At 1/30th, the runway number are tack sharp, unreal. I can hardly wait to try some air to air tricks with this rig!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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The other thing a tool like this allows one to do, is amortize the cost of it in one evening............



pfnskyshots
Registered: Oct 26, 2005
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I seem to have neglected to post a few more shots from our "Yak Attack" a couple of weeks ago. A mixture of Yak-52s and Nanchangs:



















See ya:







JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Outstanding Rich!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Gotta put the Cub away, left it on the ramp because I couldn't wait to see what I got.



pfnskyshots
Registered: Oct 26, 2005
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Yowzer Jim! Those are some pretty impressive results you got from that equipment! Holy Kenyon is right!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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I'm not rolling anything. I'm just running like crazy to stay out of Glenn's way!

Nice stuff Jim. However, being from Detroit, when I see the word Gyro, I think Beef and Lamb on flat bread with yogurt! OPAH!



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
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JamesG wrote:
Razor17 wrote:







All of them are really nice, which setting did you use for the Mustang T/O roll?

Lynn

Hi, settings for the Mustang shot were:

1DX, 420mm (300mm f2.8L IS + 1.4 t/c), 1/60th, f/16, +1/3EV, ISO 100, AI Servo AF, Case 1


Thank you... Well Done


Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Sorry for being tardy, been cloning dust spots for the last 2 hours!



Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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I hear that they are doing free sensor cleaning at HQ this week, which includes lunch at I'n'O............ For anyone with the initials GW, from Austin.................

All kidding aside, Ya gotta clean those sensors or you'll spend the rest of your life cloning crud. I hate it. The X and the D800, mostly the X get trashed very quickly.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Thanks Rich and Jay. It's so nice to have something you spend a bunch of money on end up being more than you had hoped for. Far too often the scenario is reversed. There's one winging it's way to a very talented MA2A'er as we speak. I can't wait to see the grin, as if his stuff isn't stellar enough as it is.

Oh, and just for grins I looked at every frame from tonight's flight. The results are in, 487 frames, three weren't sharp. I'm debating whether to send it back................. I wanted to shoot a video so badly, but that's not what I was there for and the light was changing rapidly as I orbited. Given how everything felt, it would have been velvety. Another day.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Glenn Watson wrote:
Sorry for being tardy, been cloning dust spots for the last 2 hours!



Glenn


Two words my friend:

Neutral Density!



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Do you find yourself using that filter a lot Jay? Can see lots of opportunities when shooting during the middle of the day for sure.
Do you notice any IQ loss?



jj_glos
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
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Not great quality, a 7D with 70-200 + Kenko 2.0x TC isn't that great to be honest (not to mention I struggle with slow ss shots). An Army Air Coprs Lynx doing it's thing


Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr



Abingdon Airshow 2013 by jj_glos, on Flickr


FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Glenn Watson wrote:
Do you find yourself using that filter a lot Jay? Can see lots of opportunities when shooting during the middle of the day for sure.
Do you notice any IQ loss?



These were shot around 4pm in the afternoon with .9 (3 stop) sheet ND cut to 52mm discs and sandwiched in the stock Canon drop in filter holder (ie, NOT the threaded one)

300mm f/2.8
1/125 @ f/4.5 ISO 100


500mm f/4
1/125 @ f/5.6 ISO 100


Now this was shot very early in the morning with the 300mm + ND and the light was such that wide open at f/2.8 and 1/125 was more or less the right exposure! Notice the foreground. That's not T/S effect. That's simply f/2.8 at work. You won't normally get this shallow DOF shooting props even first thing in the morning without the ND:


Oh, and major bonus, there was essentially ZERO dust spots!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19076
Country: United States

Cool sequence JJ!



Leviathor
Registered: Dec 20, 2005
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
At 1/30th, the runway number are tack sharp, unreal. I can hardly wait to try some air to air tricks with this rig!


This is really gorgeous Jim!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
I hear that they are doing free sensor cleaning at HQ this week, which includes lunch at I'n'O............ For anyone with the initials GW, from Austin.................

All kidding aside, Ya gotta clean those sensors or you'll spend the rest of your life cloning crud. I hate it. The X and the D800, mostly the X get trashed very quickly.


Or you could just hand it off to your retoucher, and let him deal with the dust spots.

You think I'm kidding? I viewed a YouTube video yesterday, a Lamborghini Aventador studio shoot, and the photog was at some pains to add grid spots to make his retoucher's life a little easier, but in the final few seconds they showed a before-and-after sequence where there must have been a couple hundred dust spots in the original image, and those were just the ones visible at 480p.

I'll see if I can find the link...

Ah, here it is: http://fstoppers.com/aventador



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Rich and Jay. It's so nice to have something you spend a bunch of money on end up being more than you had hoped for. Far too often the scenario is reversed. There's one winging it's way to a very talented MA2A'er as we speak. I can't wait to see the grin, as if his stuff isn't stellar enough as it is.

Oh, and just for grins I looked at every frame from tonight's flight. The results are in, 487 frames, three weren't sharp. I'm debating whether to send it back................. I wanted to shoot a video so badly, but that's not what I was there for and the light was changing rapidly as I orbited. Given how everything felt, it would have been velvety. Another day.


Knowing how unforgiving the D800's sensor is to the slightest bit of camera shake, I gotta tell you I'm super excited to get my hands on the 4x4. I played with a borrowed Kenyon once, maybe eight years ago, but the hassle of the extra weight, cord and battery pack didn't excite me.

But your tack sharp A2G in the deep, post-sunset gloaming: that excites me. I also think the dual-axis stabilization will be easier to adjust to than single-axis, which felt extremely uncooperative in my hands: single-axis precession forces just don't 'compute'.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3790
Country: United States

Single axis precession forces at work





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