How to make good pictures: share your experience

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How to make good pictures: share your experience

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As member William suggested we open a sticky topic where you can discuss all the different settings you use to make pictures of planes.

Every time you have a question or you tried out a new feature which you want to share with other members, put it in this topic.
This will enable other photographers to progress as well.

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Post by William »

Nice to see this kind of positive feedback on my proposal !!
Maybe it would be interesting if everyone would mention his equipment too ... Camera / lens .... ?!

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Here we go:

Equipment:

Canon EOS 10D
Sigma 50-500
Canon 28-135 IS
2x Sandisk 256Mb
1x Sandisk 1024Mb

questions? shoot me ;)

Robin_Bamps

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Equipment :

http://www.geocities.com/the2rbs/equipment.html

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Equipment:

Canon 300D

Sigma 17-50
Sigma 55-200
Sigma 50-500

Edit: I shoot mine in the Av mode with 100 ISO (clear weather), diafragma 8.0 and a shutterspeed around 1/400.
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My equipement :

Canon EOS 10D / Canon EOS 500N
Batterygrip BG-ED 3 (for 10D) / BP-8 (for 500N)
Canon EF 75-300 ( no USM :( )
Canon EF 35-80
Cosina EF 100-400
Sigma EF 18-50
Tamron EF 28-300 XR
+ UV-filters on all lenses (for the protection of the first lens element)
2x SanDisk Ultra II 512Mb
Vosonic X-Drive Pro 3310 (40Gb)

My list for improvement :

Sigma 50-500 (2006, replacing my oldest lens, the 75-300 and the 100-400)
Canon 28-300 IS (2008, replacing the Tamron 28-300 XR of which I am not satisfied)

Some photography advice :
:arrow: Never go above ISO 100 unless really neccessairy
:arrow: Avoid 'Auto' functions on your cam. Try to do everything manually (exept for auto-focus offcourse :wink: ) You will first have to try a while before getting the result you want, but eventually its worth the wait, cause you get way better results than with 'Auto' functions !

@ Robin_Bamps : I don't know if it is wise to say on your website you've got a scanner and you use it when you go spotting ... (just my opinion offcourse)

Greetz,

:twisted: Andries :twisted:
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My equipment:

Euh...Hp Photosmart 945 :?

Just sold it and bought a Fujifilm S5500 (no good)

Now ready to buy Minolta DimageA200

My question: In one of these forums, someone told about buying it's Nikon D70 in Germany because it's much cheaper. So where exactly can I find those prices or where is that cheap German shop?

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rotor wrote: My question: In one of these forums, someone told about buying it's Nikon D70 in Germany because it's much cheaper. So where exactly can I find those prices or where is that cheap German shop?
www.top-foto.de, it's a shop in Düren. On the site you can find everything they have.

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Hi Rotor,

Take a look at : http://www.topvisionshop.de/ :!:
We had very recently some really great experience with them : good prices :wink: , correct administration, and really speedy delivery with DPD !

Greetz,

Leopold

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Post by Avro »

Allright my equipment

Canon EOS300D
Tamron 28-300
Canon 18-55

Most of the time I shoot in TV mode and try to use as much as possible ISO100.

To see the results go here: my pics

Chris

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Andries wrote: @ Robin_Bamps : I don't know if it is wise to say on your website you've got a scanner and you use it when you go spotting ... (just my opinion offcourse)
You have a point on that one, although I haven't experienced any problems until now, and it's standing there for more than a year already. Police can't prove that the owner of http://www.robinbamps.tk is me :lol:

The main goal of putting that info on my equipment page was to inform (foreign) spotters that are searching for a good scanner (because it's a very good one, and most people I know have a Uniden).

Although, I'll remove it from my equipment page when doing my next update.

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Post by William »

Hi there Rotor,

For the lowest prices in DE & NL you can always check tweakers pricewatch !
That's how I found TopVision and I see that they have the lowest price too for the D70 + 18-70 DX lens.

Pricewatch Nikon D70 + 18 - 70 DX lens

I'll include the link to the Pricewatch page for the camera alone ( body - no lens )

Nikon D70 Body

And .... because i'm a 300D fan the Pricewatch page for the 300D body !

Canon EOS 300D Body

I hope I was of any help on this one !

Cheerio

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Hello guys,
Does someone off you have an idea where i can find a flemish manual concerning the nikon D70 and the canon eos 300D?
we have plans to buy a digital camera at topfoto at duren germany,anyone who has experience with that shop?
thanks

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Buzzydriver wrote:Hello guys,
Does someone off you have an idea where i can find a flemish manual concerning the nikon D70 and the canon eos 300D?
we have plans to buy a digital camera at topfoto at duren germany,anyone who has experience with that shop?
thanks
for the manuals you can search on this site http://www.belgiumdigital.com/, i'm shure you 'll find it there :wink:
as for TopFoto : it is TOP, very small shop, but great service and sharp prices :D

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Buzzydriver wrote: we have plans to buy a digital camera at topfoto at duren germany,anyone who has experience with that shop?
thanks
I've bought my Tamron lens in Düren and can only recommend that shop. It's a little shop indeed but the prices are very attractive and the people are very firendly (at least when I went there ;) )

Chris

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Robin_Bamps wrote:Police can't prove that the owner of http://www.robinbamps.tk is me :lol:
:offtopic: Don't be too sure about that

Jense

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Robin_Bamps wrote:Police can't prove that the owner of http://www.robinbamps.tk is me :lol:
What a stupid remark, I shouldn't be too sure about that my friend!
If they want to know something, they WILL know it, keep that in mind.
Btw; using your real name in forums... police don't asks more :wink:

All this being :offtopic:

On-topic:
Fuji Finepix S5000 - http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=4808

EDIT: you can also take a look @ www.ac-foto.com, good service, sharp prices and support!

Robin_Bamps

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How nice to see the usual members again with off-topic replies to my messages :?
Jense wrote:Btw; using your real name in forums...
Honest people that are able to stand against criticism have no problem using their real name :wink:

By the way, I'm sure that police knows that a lot of spotters are using a scanner, even in Belgium !

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Buzzydriver wrote:anyone who has experience with that shop?
thanks
VERY good shop ! Great prices, great service !
The owner even speaks Dutch !

I wouldn't doubt to buy there again !

Greetz,

:twisted: Andries :twisted:
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