Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1651
Country: United States

You guys should all throw away your gear and just buy iPhones or your favorite Android flavored phone.




Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4076
Country: Netherlands

Cool reflection shots Jim.
Watch the video nice air to air work...

Nice Video To Wake Up To



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2382
Country: United Kingdom

Slowly working my through my shots from Flying Legends as it's ten tenths low cloud with drizzle here today so, if the weather improves as forecast (although not a major improvement) I am not going to Dunsfold Wings and Wheels until tomorrow!
Niall



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

Thanks guys :-)

Congrats on the new camera Steve. I had to go look it up since it's new to me, but it looks very nice. I agree with you on the 5-axis IS and the viewfinder, assuming they are the same as on my EM5 then are indeed rock solid. Built in wifi is not too shabby either!
Now, can you divert that rainstorm our way please? Texas could use some of that...



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2421
Country: United States

Congrats Jo and Jay on your recent recognitions - well done.

FLYING THE COLORS - VMA-211 Avengers color bird at KIWA.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
Thanks guys :-)

Congrats on the new camera Steve. I had to go look it up since it's new to me, but it looks very nice. I agree with you on the 5-axis IS and the viewfinder, assuming they are the same as on my EM5 then are indeed rock solid. Built in wifi is not too shabby either!
Now, can you divert that rainstorm our way please? Texas could use some of that...


Thanks, Jo. The E-P5 has the same sensor as your OM-D, but the detachable EVF is actually a bit better. Many people prefer the E-P5's control layout, but the OM-D has weather sealing and the possibility of adding a battery grip, where the E-P5 doesn't. You pays your money, and you takes your choice...

...as for the rain: we need all of it we can get...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19069
Country: United States

Hi Zim,

I look forward to seeing what art you create with your new gear. I put the D800 through the traps this morning in an R44. Love that camera more every time I fire it up. I'm so ready for the D4X! For the first time in a great many years I recommended that a client buy a Nikon over a Canon. A long time client asked me what I thought his choice should be between a 60D and a D600. I spent a few hours reading reviews on both cameras and ended up telling him that I thought the D600 was head and shoulders above the Canon product. He's headed to Africa for a couple of weeks of shooting. I sent him down to Competitive and enlisted the Nikon rep to meet him for an in depth hands on experience.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19069
Country: United States

Thanks Jan Arie! I have been commissioned to shoot that particular building four times over the years. The first shoot was for the architect when it was newly minted. Still a nice commercial property on a beautifully landscaped site.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2634
Country: United Kingdom



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4076
Country: Netherlands

Nice one Mark looks like he bounced a little?



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2634
Country: United Kingdom

Nope,

the right hand inner main gear touched front wheels 1st and then started to flatten out before the other gears touched.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2634
Country: United Kingdom

stevez wrote:
Following in Lady Jo's footsteps, I just acquired a Micro Four Thirds system body and some lenses. What pushed me into the purchase is an upcoming trip where I'm going to be using public transport a lot and don't want to haul the full-frame DSLR's around for weeks at a time on planes, trains and automobiles (and buses, and trams...). And I'm tired of 'enthusiast' P&S cameras that just don't have the responsiveness and feature set you'd want.

So I picked up an Olympus E-P5 kit with the VF-4 electronic viewfinder and 17mm f/1.8 prime (that's 34mm equivalent, for those of us who don't speak MFT). My primary walking-around lens will be the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 X OIS (the crop factor for MFT is 2.0, so it's a fast, 24-70mm equivalent).

It's a pretty nice piece of kit: solidly built and the controls are well laid out and feel good under the hand, but not bulky and heavy like DSLR's are. AF is fast and sure; shutter lag is nonexistent, just like a DSLR; 9 fps continuous burst mode for when you need it; built-in intervalometer and WiFi and some other cool if marginally useful features. The IQ won't make anyone drop their D800 in the trash, but it's plenty good; and the 5-axis image stabilization built into the camera body is nothing short of spectacular (X- and Y-translation, plus roll, pitch and yaw). The articulated LCD on the back of the camera is also a touch screen; the electronic viewfinder is removable when you want to go minimalist, but is by far the best EVF I've ever seen.

Once I get used to the smaller form factor and Olympus' menu system, I think I'm going to like it a lot. Here's a grab shot off the back deck this evening, handheld, with the 12-35 at 12mm.


Steve,

interesting. For similar reasoning I went with the Fuji X100S which gets superb reviews. Small & unobtrusive. One thing I'm finding is that going from the DSLR to the range finder / Leica style camera takes a bit of getting used to. The 35mm EFL is forcing me to look more at composition and where I position myself for a shot.
I decided against the M4/3 format as I didn't want to have 2 bags full of lenses.

Mark



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

MMcGrath wrote
Steve,

interesting. For similar reasoning I went with the Fuji X100S which gets superb reviews. Small & unobtrusive. One thing I'm finding is that going from the DSLR to the range finder / Leica style camera takes a bit of getting used to. The 35mm EFL is forcing me to look more at composition and where I position myself for a shot.
I decided against the M4/3 format as I didn't want to have 2 bags full of lenses.

Mark


Yeah, but they're small lenses...



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Hi Zim,

I'm so ready for the D4X!



Hi Jim, You know some thing we don't
I know rumors, just rumors.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19069
Country: United States

HI Paul,

Yup, just rumors. There's a pretty credible vibe from sources unnamed that the D4X will be released sometime in early 2014. Doesn't look like the sensor will be any larger than the D800, but who knows at this point. I'm kind of holding off on any major glass updates until it becomes clear which manufacturer is going to be serious about large sensors and quicker buffers. I'd put my money on Nikon though.



Tim Ashton
Registered: Dec 27, 2006
Total Posts: 3187
Country: Australia

^^^^^^^^
Jim, after 3858 pages I didnt think it would be possible to shoot a new aspect of any aircraft flying today, but you have just done it and what a shot


Tim



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

Hi Jim, Yes I heard all the rumors too, every thing from the same 36megs as the D800 to over 50megs. But all are saying a slow burst speed of about 6fps. Will not believed anything until Nikon comes out and says so.
Love the AV-8



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19069
Country: United States

Hi Tim! Thank you!! How's your daughter doing? Very well I hope.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19069
Country: United States

I agree Paul. But, Nikon has proven a lot more true to their rumors than Canon over the past three years. If Canon does head out into the weeds chasing medium format, I'm going to be miffed because they're at least a D800 behind the power curve as it is. You know what happens when a camera company "loses focus".



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2922
Country: United States

I am planning to upgrade my rapidly aging Canon gear next year. Unfortunately, Canon hasn't been releasing anything for me to get excited about. (Well, there is the 1Dx and the 200-400, but nothing like the D800.) I guess I will keep reading to see what is going to happen.



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