Hmmm ...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Giorgis, Oct 3, 2003.

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    Giorgis Guest

    Giorgis, Oct 3, 2003
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    Brothermark Guest

    You should have commented.
    With all the porn around lately, I wasn't quite sure that the page was safe
    to visit.

    But yes, it is safe, and quite interesting too
    Brothermark, Oct 3, 2003
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    yep, me too. Wish I had that kind of cash!
    Paul Heslop, Oct 3, 2003
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    Jay Beckman Guest

    Looks to me like (L to R):

    500mm Mirror
    ?? to 300mm Zoom

    If he has them properly harmonzied (aimed at the same spot...), then he
    probably gets terrific images and can pick and coose which one is best as
    far as cropping goes.
    Jay Beckman, Oct 3, 2003
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    Giorgis Guest

    Appologies, it is sad that has come to this. Come to think about it,
    many would not check the link on account of subject alone. A collection of
    lenses and cameras mounted to one tripod that would make any photographer
    drool ...

    Giorgis, Oct 3, 2003
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    G Guest

    I've got one of those too. No, not the camera set-up, the grey plastic
    trolley in the 2nd shot. It looks the same as mine, and it's the most
    unstable rig you can get, the wheels are far too near the centre.
    G, Oct 3, 2003
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    Steve Guest

    Now there's someone with more money than sense (more money than talent,
    too, I'd guess). Looks like he's more interested in showing off his
    hardware than in getting decent photographs.
    Steve, Oct 3, 2003
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    Kevin Heider Guest

    No comment? Ummm, we're not going to hear about this guy laying in a
    ditch on the evening news are we? :)

    -- Kevin Heider
    (to e-mail: put after my username)
    Kevin Heider, Oct 4, 2003
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    Steve Guest

    Well, maybe... but somehow I doubt it. I've done quite a bit of aviation
    photography, and even wrote a book about it. Like many branches of
    photography the secret to success is not having loads of kit and hoping
    technology will get that shot for you, but using kit intelligently. A
    well-honed instinct for when to hit the shutter button, for instance, is
    much better than blasting away with an ultra-fast motor and hoping the shot
    will be in there somewhere. Similarly in choice of lens - do you shoot with
    every lens at once, like this guy, or is it better to have the skill and
    experience to actually know which lens will get the result you want?

    I remember one time at the Reno Air Races (1987, I think). I was out at a
    pylon for an Unlimited race. I was shooting with a 300mm f2.8 handheld.
    Next to me was a guy using a fast 600mm on a monopod. Sure, he was going to
    get much tighter framing on those warbirds - but I doubt he got a single
    decent shot. Why? Because he'd overlooked a couple of crucial points. The
    first was that it is very hard to track an object moving obliquely across
    your field of view at 500mph when you're using a lens with such a narrow
    angle of view. His shots probably consisted of nose cones or tails, but not
    whole aircraft. The second, more important reason, is that aircraft flying
    by describe - from your point of view - an arc. It's not like a racing car
    going by at the same elevation as you, when you just need to pan. The
    result, for this guy, is that he wound up hand-holding that kit - monopod
    waving around in the air - as he needed to track higher as the aircraft got
    closer. I saw him several times after that, but never with the 600mm.

    When I see kit like the set-up this guy has, I immediately assume that
    someone is trying to use technology to make up for a lack of skill.
    Steve, Oct 5, 2003
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