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EOS Bodies / Re: Where to get 5DIII sensor cleaned?
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:25:06 PM »
I've been cleaning my own sensors for well over a decade. Visible Dust products are head and shoulders above others. Yes CPS will clean a sensor, but you are without your camera and shipping gets pretty expensive, because dust comes back on a regular basis.

Done carefully, there is virtually no chance of damaging your sensor. Visible Dust has plenty of video tutorials to walk you through it. A key is hold the swab vertically for a few minutes after you place a couple of drops of Sensor Clean on the leading edge of the swab, this allows the liquid to soak in, and evaporate a little. One pass down the sensor, rotate it 180 degrees and make another pass in the same direction.  Look at the sensor with a Visible Dust sensor loupe, shoot the sky at f16, see if you got it all. If you did, great, if not repeat until you do.

Very little pressure is required/suggested. Once you get the hang of it, you'll wonder why you ever went through the time and trouble to send it off. I have four or five bodies at any given time. I had to learn to do this.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New high resolution camera
« on: November 14, 2013, 08:36:58 PM »
Based upon Canon's track record over the last couple of years, I have little faith in the possibility of a large MP camera  anytime soon. Both Canon and Nikon must be reeling from the $$$ lost to iPhone/iPad, and other misc.digital capture tools. Gone are the days of top of the line updates ever 12 to 18 months. Canon has a hard time bringing anything to the shelf within a year of it's initial announcement, and there isn't a hint of any news. Can't quite figure their strategy out anymore. I used to rotate out of three or four pro line bodies every couple of years and replace them with the latest and greatest. They have been saving me lots of money lately by not doing much of anything.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 05:48:14 PM »
 :)Relaxing before departure .................

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 05:45:07 PM »
Thanks Bornshooter!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 05:07:36 PM »
Thank you Serendipity, these images are nothing much without someone who appreciates them. I appreciate all the kind comments Y'all have posted. While not as good an air to air position, the nose gunner's perch is pretty spectacular as far as the view. Can't help but think of those heroes who occupied that seat in combat.

JW

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:55:54 PM »
You can see a bunch of images taken from the 25 in the aviation section of my website at jimwilsonphotography.com

Great shots Shooter ! It must be one hell of an experience to hang out the rear of a B52 !

This picture ( Mustang ? ) looks very Nikonish colour to me. Am I right ?

Dear Sporgon,

It is that! My office in the tail is one of my favorite places to be, nothing quite like it. Thank you for your kind comments. Nope, that's a Canon 1DsMkIII capture I believe, but you are right, it looks saturated like a Nikon file.

JW

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:53:06 PM »
Congrats for your great shots Shooter. Thanks for the information.

I love this one.



Nice job Sir!

Dear Click,

Thanks! That's one of my favorites for sure. That's my best friend and my son flying the L39. Sadly, my Buddy was killed in an air show accident, in that airplane, one year ago this weekend. A terrible loss to everyone who was blessed to know him.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:30:46 AM »
Thank you Northstar!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:26:09 AM »
The 1 DX bodies are my go to for faster subjects, but I have to confess that Nikon sent me a D800 to test, and I have fallen deeply in love with that camera (own two at the moment) for anything that isn't moving at the speed of sound. I have several 1DX's and love them as well, but the D800's are capturing about 60% of my subjects at the moment.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:21:03 AM »
You can see a bunch of images taken from the 25 in the aviation section of my website at jimwilsonphotography.com

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:12:23 AM »
There are only a handful of B25 Bombers that are modified for photography. The best ones have the tail cone and tail gun modified for removal. There are also emergency exit portals that can be removed on the fuselage sides. The aircraft can cruise in a 185-200 knot range, although at 200 you're working it pretty hard and the fuel consumption will water your eyes.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:06:40 AM »
Thank you for your kind comments! This is pretty much my standard air to air platform. The aircraft's speed, combined with the unencumbered perspectives it affords make it a perfect air to air platform. The historical value and the fact that it's one of the coolest warbirds ever are just additional perks! :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:43:04 AM »
Thanks! Can't fit a chute in that tiny tail gunner spot. I do wear a harness that allows me to lean out, but not fall out :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:37:57 AM »
Grumman Wildcat captured air to air from a B25 platform......

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:34:09 AM »
P51 Mustang, shot from a B25.................

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