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by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: what lens to buy

if you are not sure what lens you want, then at this stage don't spend any money. keep saving, keep practicing then when you know what you need, you can be sure your money is well spent. one other small point that i find helps. with continuous focus, if your focus is linked to your shutter button th...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: what lens to buy

it's a good enough camera (ultimately, all cameras will do the same job), but in the aviation game i wouldn't be upgrading to a camera which has less frames per second personally. listen, i'm not going to tell you how to spend your money, but from your photos i've seen, and the conversation you hav...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: what lens to buy

it's a good enough camera (ultimately, all cameras will do the same job), but in the aviation game i wouldn't be upgrading to a camera which has less frames per second personally. listen, i'm not going to tell you how to spend your money, but from your photos i've seen, and the conversation you have...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: what lens to buy

just seen you have a 7D. hate to be a kill joy mate, but you have 18mp's on there. so unless you are cropping to print onto a massive print, that's more than enough for most use. the next step up will likely be 24 mp's which really isn't going to make that much difference. more megapixels does not i...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: what lens to buy

i wouldn't bother with such a small step up to 400. if you are going to upgrade from a 300, i think you'd want to extend up to a 600. cropping doesn't instantly mean your picture will be soft. that will be focus as much as anything. if you haven't got the camera set right, learnt how to pan the sub...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: what lens to buy
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: what lens to buy

i wouldn't bother with such a small step up to 400. if you are going to upgrade from a 300, i think you'd want to extend up to a 600. cropping doesn't instantly mean your picture will be soft. that will be focus as much as anything. if you haven't got the camera set right, learnt how to pan the subj...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: need help with camera settings
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: need help with camera settings

Duxford is a pig to get right with the light there.
i shoot manual and i never go beyond about iso 200 for props.
i'm normally end up around iso 200, 1/200th @ F10 ish on a bright day at duxford
by rockfordstone
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Duxford Air Festival May 19
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Duxford Air Festival May 19

Bit later than others have been on this (sorry), but thought it was about time I shared my take on Duxford Air Festival. I ended up doing both days and friday afternoon. It was as usual a challenging show with the heavily documented sun location and the incredibly changeable weather, and it was my f...
by rockfordstone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136762

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

i think it's a nice addition. yeah it's not military, but it's something different
by rockfordstone
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019

Fisherking wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:06 am
Some great shots there, well worth the effort, great shot of the tonka
Trevor
thank you, it came in with very short notice so wasn't able to compose it up as well as i'd have liked. this was the only keeper out of a blast on the continuous. photoshop is a saviour at times
by rockfordstone
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 854

RAF Lakenheath, 6th March 2019

I finally did. I finally lost my Lakenheath virginity!! I've been meaning to go down there for a long while. I mean, it's only 45 minutes or so from where I live so I just had to right? Anyway, I popped down there and took some photos. Here are some of them. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7910/47307...
by rockfordstone
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19

Good to see them aired for the massif who didn't get a ticket for the near 'exclusive event' today. Weather so nearly played-ball too by the look of it. In shots 2 & 4 the 'specials' appear to have some new retirement sensor fitted above the canopy ;) but I see they are gone in the air-to-air shots...
by rockfordstone
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19

Zac Hinchcliffe wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Love the 'aged one'! Authentically old

Zac
thanks.

as i didn't have a ladder, i had to shoot through the fence so the yellow of the rail was casting over the image. decided to be creative
by rockfordstone
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

RAF Marham 23rd Jan 19

i'm fairly new here, and this is my first photo post. i like a lot of others went down to Marham yesterday to catch the unveiling of the camo tonka and its fly by with the other 2 special tail jets. despite it being freezing it was an enjoyable day, with the powers that be at Marham doing their best...
by rockfordstone
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado last flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8668

Re: Tornado last flights

markranger wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Real shame if That is the case mind. :unsure:
it would. it's going to be first time up at marham (i know, god damn newbies) so i'm hoping we are allowed in the field
by rockfordstone
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado last flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8668

Re: Tornado last flights

Quote from Marham media on Twitter "with kind permission of the landowner a Viewing/parking area has been confirmed on the grass verges along white road" I read that as Viewing along white road? Not field? probably more likely. i'm sure we will get another update from them, i imagine it will be busy
by rockfordstone
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado last flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8668

Re: Tornado last flights

The field access has been blocked off since last week, which would indicate that the farmer/land owner does not want people in his fields at the 01 end, as discussed in another thread under 'RAF Marham' section. station commander did say they have come to an agreement with the farmer for the one da...
by rockfordstone
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136762

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

quite pleased with the announcements thus far. would love to see the A-10, but i'll happily settle for the harrier :D
by rockfordstone
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado last flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8668

Re: Tornado last flights

Any news on where they will be visiting? Cheers Chris Nope, nobody knows! It's whatever the Station Commander has already announced publicly. It's a 3 ship photo ship, so who knows where they will go. No, won't be the loop :lol: :lol: in relation to the flight this week, i think it's only a local s...
by rockfordstone
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: HI ALL!
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: HI ALL!

thanks guys, hopefully ill also meet some local like minded people

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