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Victor Archer
01-28-2006, 11:26 PM
I know :o , there airliners but what makes these photos different from anything eles I have ever posted??????? :D

http://www.pbase.com/image/55417036/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/55417026/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/55417034/original.jpg

:thumbsup:

W J Pearce
01-30-2006, 08:42 AM
I don't know. They look very sharp and overall excellent. Nice and up close too (Bill Style). No exif data.... do you have a new camera? Maybe a 5D or Mark II? I think you have posted shots from LAX before so....

I give...

jarrodeu
01-30-2006, 08:54 AM
There is no data on the photos that I can see so I would say some sort of new equipment. They are very clear pictures.

Jarrod

Stevo
01-30-2006, 01:24 PM
Does Victor have a new lens... 600mm F4.0L IS maybe :cool:

Victor Archer
01-30-2006, 01:43 PM
Close enough I'm the proud new owner of a brand new 500mm IS USM f4.
Hmmmmm Mkll...... I'll have one before Reno

Steve, Check out Citizen Airmen can you get copies?

(OOPS almost edited you message, gotta watch which buttons I click :D )

W J Pearce
01-30-2006, 01:46 PM
Close enough I'm the proud new owner of a brand new 500mm IS USM f4.
Hmmmmm Mkll...... I'll have one before Reno

Oh, so very AWESOME. Congrats!

Victor Archer
01-30-2006, 01:59 PM
Oh, so very AWESOME. Congrats!

I have to thank my Dad for that. He knew I really wanted the best equipment he and made it possible. I just hope somehow he can see the images I will be capturing with it.

AAFO_WSagar
01-30-2006, 02:01 PM
Conga rats Victor... that's a hefty chunk'o'lens!

you'll think of your dad every time you pick it up...

Cool!

Stevo
01-30-2006, 02:09 PM
Can't wait to see what you'll be getting with that thing at Reno :D

"Citizen Airmen" That's mainly for AF Reserve, I'm active. If you would like a copy I can look around and see if I can't find one. Jast say the word.

ignomini
01-30-2006, 04:00 PM
Congratulations Victor, and thanks a bunch. You just saved me close to three thousand bucks.

No sense buying that 5D I've been lusting after, only to have my photos look like dog droppings compared to yours. Now I can leave my equipment at home, and just hang around the box seats drinking beer.

After the races, I can kick back and check out all the incredible shots you post, instead of sorting through my collection of fuzz looking for one decent shot. This is great!

Jealous? Meeeeeeeee? Not at all.

Victor Archer
01-30-2006, 04:31 PM
"Citizen Airmen" That's mainly for AF Reserve, I'm active. If you would like a copy I can look around and see if I can't find one. Jast say the word.

In the latest issue (I think) they did a story on IF1's Steve Temple. They used a few of my photos in the article. :D

AAFO_WSagar
01-30-2006, 05:39 PM
Congratulations Victor, and thanks a bunch. You just saved me close to three thousand bucks.

No sense buying that 5D I've been lusting after, only to have my photos look like dog droppings compared to yours. Now I can leave my equipment at home, and just hang around the box seats drinking beer.

After the races, I can kick back and check out all the incredible shots you post, instead of sorting through my collection of fuzz looking for one decent shot. This is great!

Jealous? Meeeeeeeee? Not at all.LOL ignomini... you might just have the best solution to this!

Let Victor spend the money and do the work!!!! We stay in the pits having fun and drinking OPB'S!!!

:dunno:

Victor Archer
01-30-2006, 06:31 PM
LOL ignomini... you might just have the best solution to this!

Let Victor spend the money and do the work!!!! We stay in the pits having fun and drinking OPB'S!!!

:dunno:

So, Ah Wayne does that mean your going to pay me to be your photographer and you can write the stories????????? :D :eek:

Stevo
01-30-2006, 07:14 PM
In the latest issue (I think) they did a story on IF1's Steve Temple. They used a few of my photos in the article. :D

In that case I will definitely try and track a copy down :thumbsup:

BTW;
http://i.pbase.com/o4/18/453118/1/55513068.V35.JPG
That would be about the only shooting of airplanes I have been able to do for the last few months. No fun being in the middle of no where Oklahoma :1zhelp:

Victor Archer
01-30-2006, 07:18 PM
SWEET!!!

Great shot Steve!!!!!!!!

If you find the mag and if possible grab a few of them for me..Please.

AAFO_WSagar
01-30-2006, 08:16 PM
So, Ah Wayne does that mean your going to pay me to be your photographer and you can write the stories????????? :D :eek:LOL Victor... I'll pay you as many OPB's as you can drink!!

:thumbsup:

Umnn.. on second thought, Gettin the shot, even if it's sort of second rate, is an awful lot of fun!

:dunno:

T. Adams
01-31-2006, 07:06 AM
Congratulations Victor, and thanks a bunch. You just saved me close to three thousand bucks.

No sense buying that 5D I've been lusting after, only to have my photos look like dog droppings compared to yours. Now I can leave my equipment at home, and just hang around the box seats drinking beer.

After the races, I can kick back and check out all the incredible shots you post, instead of sorting through my collection of fuzz looking for one decent shot. This is great!

Jealous? Meeeeeeeee? Not at all.

5D?? forget it. This is not a sports camera. 3 frames per second is way too slow. This is a landscape photographers camera. Not saying sports can't be done with it, but it is not the ideal setup. Remember the follow up to the 20D has a 99% chance to be announced at Photokina in Feb.

Now as for Victor, congrats, but your wimping out. If Tyson can haul that 400 f/2.8 around, so can you. After all, you are taller than he is, (running for cover now :D :D ). If you can swing it, get a MkIIN, a vast majority of the original mkII guys are dumping them for the N, and are much happier with the new MkII.

And me jealous, hell yeah!!

Victor Archer
01-31-2006, 07:31 AM
Now as for Victor, congrats, but your wimping out. If Tyson can haul that 400 f/2.8 around, so can you. After all, you are taller than he is, (running for cover now :D :D ). If you can swing it, get a MkIIN, a vast majority of the original mkII guys are dumping them for the N, and are much happier with the new MkII.

And me jealous, hell yeah!!

AS for the 500mm I talked to a lot of the big lens guys before I made my decision and although not quite the same the 100-400 lens is still a very good 400mm lens. Plus 500 x 1.4 on an EOS = 700mm with auto focus... :D

Ah the MkllN, If it was a ten or eleven mega pix camera it would be in my hands right now.... still debating that one, but some time before Reno I will have some sort of 1D/1Ds

ignomini
01-31-2006, 04:28 PM
Oooh goodie, camera wars! :)

No, the 5D is not a sports camera. However, I never shoot continuous. Tried it...lots more motion blurred photos, no more good ones (photographer's fault, not the camera). I grew up at the Monterey Historics with an F2a and a 400mm Nikkor. You pre-focused on a spot and shot one frame when the cars were in the sweet spot.

Although I'm now using an auto everything 10D, I still practice tracking the subject and nailing one or two good shots at (what I hope) is the ideal moment. Also, with the crop factor, you can't quite fit Bossman in the frame at 400mm. This means some last minute zoom changes as the planes speed by. I would rather leave the lens zoomed all the way in and rely on the larger coverage angle with the FF camera.

There's no way I'm buying anything until Canon makes their next move. While the 20D didn't offer enough of an upgrade over the 10D to justify the cost, the 25D/30D/InfiniD or whatever they call it will no doubt be worth a hard look.

Now, having spouted all this blather, I'm always interested in picking up a few tips and tricks. The nut behind the camera has far more room for improvement than any of the cameras themselves.

Robert Goldman

PS. I'm kidding about the camera wars. There's more than enough of that going on at dpreview's forums.

PPS. If Canon would only add a second lens, then we'd have a proper stero camera. No more of those flat photos, bring me some 3D!