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12-19-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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Any airplane spotters around?

Hi everybody

I am a newbie spotter, I love the aicraft action photographed, Ive been doing it for a while but not enough to upload in A.net or the other sites, Id like to exchange information and talk about lenses and places with you guys.
I use my K10d with a Pentax SMC 100-300mm.
My first questions:

1.-Which edition software is better for aircraft pictures?
2.-Do the Tamron or Sigma lenses have any advantage over the Pentax SMC 100-300mm?

Thanks in advance

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Hello there..I'm a spotter from Costa Rica. I use Photoshop and usually shot jpgs, sometimes I shoot raw but it's a little more time consuming. I do have a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 and it's an excellent lens. I do not have any long Pentax lens so I cannot really compare (well the only long Pentax I have it's a 80-320 but you cannot compare the quality of a $200 Pentax with the $800 Sigma).
I'm sure a 300 DA* will give excellent images but for spotting I would not use primes. Zooms are much more versatile for our hobby.
I do have some pictures on A.net and JP.net. You can do a search with my name Andre Quiros. I also have my own website costaricaaviation.com, feel free to drop by.
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Hi Emisor - welcome to the forum.

I am an aircraft enthusiast based in UK.

My two weapons of choice are the DA*300 and the Sigma 150-500 ( pictures available here https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/790489-post11.html .)

The Sigma is good when the light is great.

Software wise, I use Silkypix and Photosop elements 7.


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Thanks a lot, Ill check it.
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Hello there..I'm a spotter from Costa Rica. I use Photoshop and usually shot jpgs, sometimes I shoot raw but it's a little more time consuming. I do have a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 and it's an excellent lens. I do not have any long Pentax lens so I cannot really compare (well the only long Pentax I have it's a 80-320 but you cannot compare the quality of a $200 Pentax with the $800 Sigma).
I'm sure a 300 DA* will give excellent images but for spotting I would not use primes. Zooms are much more versatile for our hobby.
I do have some pictures on A.net and JP.net. You can do a search with my name Andre Quiros. I also have my own website costaricaaviation.com, feel free to drop by.
Thanks for the information Andre

Ill keep in touch with you for sure, I, Mexican and I speak spanish too.
Id appreciate your opinion on my pictures, I have not upload anything in A.net or the other sites, I know the screening is quite hard on photoshop, so any tips are welcome.
Gracias
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Hi Elsimor - welcome to the forum.

I am an aircraft enthusiast based in UK.

My two weapons of choice are the DA*300 and the Sigma 150-500 ( pictures available here https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/790489-post11.html .)

The Sigma is good when the light is great.

Software wise, I use Silkypix and Photosop elements 7.
Great information Oggy
I already checked your pics, nice job, please check my job too, I accept any chritiques and opinions.
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Hi Emisor - your pictures look good to me. What lens are you using?


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Hi Elsimor - your pictures look good to me. What lens are you using?
Hi Oggy
for airplanes I use the Pentax SMC FA 100-300 4.5-5.6, its the old one (dark grey) I just love it, its not the fanciest one but it is an all terrain and all weather piece.
Sometimes I use the 10-55mm, Im thinking about an 80 or 100mm or something like that also.
Thanks for watching my pictures, I have many more Ill upload them soon.

I created a group,(aviation) lets use it if you want.
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Hello there..I'm a spotter from Costa Rica. I use Photoshop and usually shot jpgs, sometimes I shoot raw but it's a little more time consuming. I do have a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 and it's an excellent lens. I do not have any long Pentax lens so I cannot really compare (well the only long Pentax I have it's a 80-320 but you cannot compare the quality of a $200 Pentax with the $800 Sigma).
I'm sure a 300 DA* will give excellent images but for spotting I would not use primes. Zooms are much more versatile for our hobby.
I do have some pictures on A.net and JP.net. You can do a search with my name Andre Quiros. I also have my own website costaricaaviation.com, feel free to drop by.
Hola Andre
I checked your web site, very nice work, I also love cars, I enjoyed those pics.
Thanks.
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Saludos Emisor73...Nice pictures. If you want to start uploading pictures on airliners.net or jetphotos.net, make sure you check the rules and the rejection reasons of the websites. They can teach you a lot about what they expect from the pictures and what kind of pictures they accept.
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Hi CR

Salu2! Thanks for the comment, I tried already but Its all about photoshop, editors have told me some are good composed and even well taken but I need the elements PS and a much better monitor, so Itll take some time, I a not really in a rush for A.net but its a challenge for the near future, here are some others if you like to see them. Flickr: jose pentaksu's Photostream
Gracias!!
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I take a few airplane photos once in a while.

I use my K-7 and Pentax DA 55-300mm for most shots, though I got a Sigma 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 recently that I'll use if I need more range, and I use LightRoom for photo processing.
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Airplanes

I took this way back in 1986,was asked beforehand if shutter was driven electrically
or mechanically.Was using ME super so its either or. Metered from a distance,removed
batteries then switched to 1/125x (manual shutter) went to point were I snapped this. NASA was worried about arching from camera in regards to fueling operations. Also, they prohibited daytime departures with this aircraft in urban areas because it caused too many car wrecks from people looking up.
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Wow, a Super Guppy? Is this at Lambert?
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