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sergioboeing
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Re: How to make good pictures: share your experience

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Dear All,

Does somebody know how to reduce or eliminate the problem with the atmospheric convection (heat distortion).
It appears when I take pictures with my 300 mm from the top of a building and the planes are a bit far.
Should I use a filter?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Sergioboeing
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Sergioboeing

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By participating 'Worlds Best' Aviation Photography On The Edge (Air to Air Academy) classroom ;)

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just bought the special Carrefour offer Nikon D3000 kit with 1 standard 18-55 lens for 299 euro.
So after 10 years I return to the reflex camera instead of the stupid small digital rubbish.

Questions:
  • which lens is capable to do already some spotting from a good spotting place? ( and please please please, don't reply that I bought the crappiest SLR in the world...I just found out the stamping "made in Thailand ")
    which SD card should I purchase?

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regi wrote:just bought the special Carrefour offer Nikon D3000 kit with 1 standard 18-55 lens for 299 euro.
So after 10 years I return to the reflex camera instead of the stupid small digital rubbish.

Questions:
  • which lens is capable to do already some spotting from a good spotting place? ( and please please please, don't reply that I bought the crappiest SLR in the world...I just found out the stamping "made in Thailand ")
    which SD card should I purchase?
Get yourself a Nikon 70-300 VR (prices <400€) and you'll be more then happy to start with it. And an SDcard of 4Mb is good to start with. I see it's 10Mpixels so in NEF you can put more than 200 pics on one card.

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Get yourself a Nikon 70-300 VR (prices <400€) and you'll be more then happy to start with it. And an SDcard of 4Mb is good to start with. I see it's 10Mpixels so in NEF you can put more than 200 pics on one card.
I guess you mean 4GB ;)
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first experience is already top top, even if this camera is discribed as the starter camera.

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regi wrote:first experience is already top top, even if this camera is discribed as the starter camera.
Care to share? ;) ;)

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Bottie wrote:
regi wrote:first experience is already top top, even if this camera is discribed as the starter camera.
Care to share? ;) ;)
to share...meaning, that you can use my camera? Nope. Just to protect you, if its brakes , you pay me a new one.
Or to share meaning that I put my pictures on the web? OK.

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regi wrote:
Bottie wrote:
regi wrote:first experience is already top top, even if this camera is discribed as the starter camera.
Care to share? ;) ;)
to share...meaning, that you can use my camera? Nope. Just to protect you, if its brakes , you pay me a new one.
Or to share meaning that I put my pictures on the web? OK.

I have my own cam, no need to use yours ;) ;)

Indeed, meaniny you to share your pics with us :)

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understood.

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Anyone that could recommend a good lens for the Canon 600D ?

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DAT202D wrote:Anyone that could recommend a good lens for the Canon 600D ?
I assume you're talking about a lens for spotting... If so, the Canon 70-200 F4/L is hard to beat (the non-IS version is quite affordable compared to the other L series).

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> I assume you're talking about a lens for spotting... If so, the Canon 70-200 F4/L is hard to beat

Although the picture quality is very good, I often feel I'm lacking range with 70-200. You may want to consider the 70-300 instead.

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I take my pictures with a Nikon D3200.
I have 2 lenses, the standard 18-55mm kitlens and the Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD.
I would like to ask you, the experienced spotters and photographers is a zoomrange of 300mm is enough to get some descend pictures of airplanes

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KoenMol wrote: zoomrange of 300mm is enough to get some descend pictures of airplanes
It really depends on the situation you're in (e.g. the landing of a big 747 versus the air display of a small F16), but in general 300mm will help you out a long way.



Other question: can someone recommend a good freeware photo editing program that can also handle the RAW format?

http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2013/10/fr ... e?page=0,0

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i know one, but your computer must run on Linux for it.
If you have Linux you can install darktable, its free and almost the same as Lightroom

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KoenMol wrote:If you have Linux you can install darktable, its free and almost the same as Lightroom
Thanks, that's the one that caught my attention in the article.

Unfortunately I have no experience with Linux though, but I keep on reading from IT nerds that they're very happy with it. Maybe one day I'll dig into it as well.
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a way to do it is to install a Linux in VM-Ware on your windows machine and then work in that.
If you google it, normaly you could find a complete how to on the subject ;)

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Just came across this website.

http://www.brusselstarmac.be/407048077

This person definitely knows how to make good pictures.

I'm impressed by his creativity and by his editing skills.

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Yup, some fantastic photos out there ! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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