Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

Congratulations Mark, that should be a beauty. I look froward to seeing what you capture with it! I have one coming, but in light of the investment I made at Texas media on Friday, I may not take the first one that comes in........



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
In my humble opinion, the best looking factory stock hood ornament on the planet. This one was adorning a 1951 Pontiac Chieftain. I photographed this bad boy at the weekly Pavillions car show in Scottsdale.


Simply stunning, Jeff!



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

stevez wrote:
Jeff W. wrote:
In my humble opinion, the best looking factory stock hood ornament on the planet. This one was adorning a 1951 Pontiac Chieftain. I photographed this bad boy at the weekly Pavillions car show in Scottsdale.


Simply stunning, Jeff!


Thanks Steve. I always enjoy attending this weekly car show in Scottsdale with my camera. Catching this Chieftain was a special treat. I was a busy boy yesterday. A tractor show in the morning and a car show in the afternoon



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

Jeff Is that also called a Tractor? And what is it purpose and how old is it It looks old to me.



FotoBuf78
Registered: Apr 16, 2009
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
MMcGrath wrote:
Ray,

I have a Windows PC that has all my photos on an NTFS format external HDD.
I basically want to know if I can take the drive and connect it straight to a Mac and be able to read my photos.

Mark


It should work, Mark. On a Mac, an NTFS disk will be read-only: for full compatibility, you'd need FAT32 or exFAT.


I use NTFS for Mac, its a $20 application that lets you use the NTFS drive with full read/write without issues. I have PC and MAC that need to use the same drive, so it was the easiest solution. The app runs in the background and after install you never touch it again. Pretty flawless.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

For those of you on Facebook, yesterday I started a new closed group dedicated to the wonders of aerial photography. We're up to 86 members already, some of them very familiar names to the MA2A family.

I hope you'll join us.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAerialPerspective/



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

Jan-Arie, yes that is an early (1930ish) John Deere tractor. It was a general purpose farm tractor that could be used for row farming. Love the skeleton wheels. Jeff's photo shows this little tractor putting on a show in a "tractor pull".



FotoBuf78
Registered: Apr 16, 2009
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

The skeleton wheels are a nice touch. Would not want to ride down payment on those....



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

Wrei wrote:
Jan-Arie, yes that is an early (1930ish) John Deere tractor. It was a general purpose farm tractor that could be used for row farming. Love the skeleton wheels. Jeff's photo shows this little tractor putting on a show in a "tractor pull".


Thanks for the info Ray. While I enjoy photographing these cool vintage workhorses, historical tractor info is not my specialty.

Whoops - Edit for TOPP:



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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FotoBuf78 wrote:
The skeleton wheels are a nice touch. Would not want to ride down payment on those....


Our desert soil in AZ is nearly as hard as concrete. The driver was getting a solid pounding during his "pull"



FotoBuf78
Registered: Apr 16, 2009
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

A couple from El Centro yesterday. The group shot may not be framed perfectly, but I think it does a great job showing the proximity.













FotoBuf78
Registered: Apr 16, 2009
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
Wrei wrote:
Jan-Arie, yes that is an early (1930ish) John Deere tractor. It was a general purpose farm tractor that could be used for row farming. Love the skeleton wheels. Jeff's photo shows this little tractor putting on a show in a "tractor pull".


Thanks for the info Ray. While I enjoy photographing these cool vintage workhorses, historical tractor info is not my specialty.

Whoops - Edit for TOPP:


That is a man-eater of a PTO!



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

FotoBuf78 wrote:
A couple from El Centro yesterday. The group shot may not be framed perfectly, but I think it does a great job showing the proximity.


Terrific images Dan. Did you do the night shoot Friday evening? I wasn't able to attend, but several of our AzAP crew were there and had a super time. I especially like your Fat Albert photograph. I do like that large fellow

Since I'm on a tractor jag...



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Congratulations Mark, that should be a beauty. I look froward to seeing what you capture with it! I have one coming, but in light of the investment I made at Texas media on Friday, I may not take the first one that comes in........


Thanks Jim,

Not had a chance to use it yet, got a few ideas for things though.

To give you an idea of the size, it's as if someone has shoved a 4" wide by 1.5" deep lump of glass onto the focus ring of the 24-70 F2.8 II. It's also heavy, but feels pretty balanced on the 1DIV all things considered.

I've now upgraded all my glass apart from the 300 F2.8 L IS.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

Jeff W. wrote:
FotoBuf78 wrote:
A couple from El Centro yesterday. The group shot may not be framed perfectly, but I think it does a great job showing the proximity.


Terrific images Dan. Did you do the night shoot Friday evening? I wasn't able to attend, but several of our AzAP crew were there and had a super time. I especially like your Fat Albert photograph. I do like that large fellow

Since I'm on a tractor jag...


Nice use of DoF in that shot Jeff.



FotoBuf78
Registered: Apr 16, 2009
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

I did not get to go down on Friday, I was stuck working unfortunately. My dad worked on Hercs, and they have a special place in my heart too!

Love the DoF on the tractor as well!



FotoBuf78
Registered: Apr 16, 2009
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

MMcGrath wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
Congratulations Mark, that should be a beauty. I look froward to seeing what you capture with it! I have one coming, but in light of the investment I made at Texas media on Friday, I may not take the first one that comes in........


Thanks Jim,

Not had a chance to use it yet, got a few ideas for things though.

To give you an idea of the size, it's as if someone has shoved a 4" wide by 1.5" deep lump of glass onto the focus ring of the 24-70 F2.8 II. It's also heavy, but feels pretty balanced on the 1DIV all things considered.

I've now upgraded all my glass apart from the 300 F2.8 L IS.


I just upgraded my 300 2.8 last week and got to use it yesterday. Nice change from the vI to vII



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

Nice Dan. How do you find it, apart from lighter?



FotoBuf78
Registered: Apr 16, 2009
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

MMcGrath wrote:
Nice Dan. How do you find it, apart from lighter?


The IS is probably the biggest change. Mode two for panning seems a bit cleaner and mode one is a big step as well. The balance with the 5DIII is good, but imaging it would be better with a 1D type body. Using it with a TC vIII I can see a slight improvement in IQ but the focus speed is better as well. I was using the 300 and the 2x TC in the two images above from El Centro yesterday.

The weight is for sure a nice change, but the tripod foot is terrible. You can't hold the lens from the foot as easily as you could the vI. I actually bought the RRS replacement foot to swap it out. The RRS looks like it will make it much easier to hold.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Today was one of those late-winter/early-spring stunners: 77 F. here in Denver, and not a breath of wind at any altitude over the high peaks of the Rockies. It was so beautiful, Marcia and I took the Pipistrel Sinus and headed to Leadville, which boasts the highest paved runway in the USA: 9934' MSL. Hadn't landed there in 30 years, but it doesn't get any easier than today: no wind and 'only' 11,200' density altitude.

I've never seen so many people enjoying themselves in the high country: hikers above treeline, snow boarders and back-country skiers, snow machines running in packs in the high mountain bowls. Everywhere you looked there were people down below enjoying the day.



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