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6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:24:19 AM »
Something recent, A340 rwy 10 CCS

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:16:50 PM »
As you know, much easier than opposite-direction traffic.

My last overseas position was B744F, last flight 2 weeks after 911, so still shooting film. That'd be a perfect airplane for north atlantic shots today since we cruised it at .86 and eventually passed everyone except Concorde and other 400s... Should be back overseas next year on the 787, this time with a DSLR.  :)

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:27:55 PM »
Here some shots.  Some of them taken with point and shoots.
Same direction of flight, NAT tracks?

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 07, 2013, 06:42:17 PM »
Thanks, Carl. Your skills are an order of magnitude above mine.  ;)

Yes, I made a lot of the mistakes you mentioned, but- about panning- there really isn't time or room for that for an airplane traveling along a reciprocal track. If ATC mentions the traffic (more for interest, since separation is adequate if everyone's doing what they're supposed to be doing)- you won't actually see the aircraft until he's well inside 10 miles. That's less than 40 seconds from when he starts out as a hazy dot until he disappears over (or under) your windscreen. It's only the last 2 or 3 seconds that he's big enough in your field of view to produce a useable photo. You aim, you shoot, sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't.

Crossing traffic is easier as is the organized track system over the Atlantic where everyone's stacked up and going in the same direction. (But I haven't flown either big ocean since before digital cameras were available to the masses.)

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 07, 2013, 03:34:47 PM »
I just don't get why we keep discussing this. 

I'm the OP, and frankly, I'm sorry I posted the shot. It seems that CarlTN has a point about people not completely reading messages or conversely reading too much into a post. Once again- it was just me- an untalented, unsophisticated, amateur photographer celebrating the fact that the camera could do something I wasn't expecting it to be able to do based upon my previous experience with another Canon DSLR.

Holy Cow. Let it go.

Site Information / Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 04, 2013, 07:51:31 AM »

Indeed, and while I guess US law would apply to CR
Nope, CR is in Canada.   Those who post are responsible for their own posts, but the moderators try to make it a plesant place to carry on reasonable conversations about photography.
They even let some of the US citizens like Neuro and myself post here.  My son was born in Toronto and has a Canadian father, so I guess that makes me part Canadian - eh :)

...and my mom was born in Regina and is still a Canadian citizen

I bought my first non-kit lens in Regina, so we're practically brothers...

Actually, since it was only a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 I, I guess I'm more of a backwards 2nd cousin, twice-removed- but still!!

Site Information / Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 03, 2013, 10:42:49 AM »
Well, if it's turning into a poll- although I believe in free speech- I support the moderators on this one. I've run internet forums, Compuserve forums and even a fidonet BBS back in the early '90s. The value of the entire place diminishes greatly when a free-for-all erupts. People get crazy behind the anonymity of a keyboard and as much as we like to think we're all adults- the conversation often needs to be nudged back in proper directions.

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:49:36 PM »
My sincerest apologies, wellfedCanuck, but this was all I could think about:

Thanks, we had just a little more separation than that.  ;)

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:38:26 PM »

Making pictures of planes can be done fairly easily with my 500mm manual focus FD lens...
You've tried this in a small flightdeck going 440 kts while trying to focus on another airplane going the opposite direction at roughly the same speed?  ::)

Landscape / Re: 2013 Vistek Emerging Photographer
« on: February 01, 2013, 01:01:13 PM »
Wow, tough competition! (But you got my vote)  Good luck!

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:30:58 AM »
Wow, weeks of silence, then suddenly so much criticism... Thanks CarlTN for helping out.

To repeat- the original post was not intended as a scientific/pro analysis of the 6D AF. Just me- a hobbyist- pleasantly surprised that the camera could easily achieve something that my previous camera- a Rebel- could not. (Almost never, in fact.) Believe me, guys- these air-to-air shots are not so straight forward. So far the 6D has nailed it every time I've tried to take one of these shots.

Yes, the closure rate was about 900kts. You have to add the groundspeeds which include the headwind/tailwind components, not just the true airspeed. I was there, I saw the numbers for myself- I was in the flightdeck of another airplane going in the opposite direction one thousand feet below the aircraft in the photo. The two aircraft tracks were almost reciprocal- the divergent headings are mostly a result of the very strong jetstream that existed at the time the photo was taken.

The shot is cropped but is otherwise SOOC- no post.

Sheesh. Any more hairs you fellows wish to split?   ::)

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: January 31, 2013, 02:20:04 PM »
It wasn't meant to be a scientific analysis, just a sucessful first attempt at a shot my previous camera could never have captured. Colour me pleasantly surprised, is all.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:28:37 AM »
Chris has an amazing photo album posted on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/AstronautChrisHadfield

No Maserati, but to quote Joe Walsh "life's been good to me so far" = wellfed + my nationality. 

The photo is technically poor but it amuses me. One of my dogs (the male chocolate lab)  was sitting on my boat when one of my brother's dogs (a very domineering female) muscled in. My off-kilter sense of humour sees this as a harangued married man being told off by his wife. (But maybe I've just been married waaay too long...)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:11:46 AM »
Old Boat In Barbados.
Nice shot. I was in Barbados yesterday and saw a number of boats like this beside the Oistins Fish Market. Pity I didn't have my camera with me. Beautiful island!

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