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Unread post by Jaz » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:47 am

Hi there

I'm new here, so first off, hi everyone.

I've been doing aviation photography (as a hobby) for some time now, but so far I've only visited Wonderboom the most seeing as I can walk around freely there. I've been to Kitty Hawk as well a few times, but there are no big jets there.

Which airports offer excellent/good viewing and shooting spots, without fear of getting chased away by security? I found two great locations at FALA yesterday to shoot from, depending if you want aircraft in finals or just after they took off. I don't want to limit myself to three airports though.

Any advice?
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Unread post by Kieran » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:20 pm

IM A DAD!!! :mrgreen:
I just bought myself a brand new Canon EOS 1000D 8)
I'm also very lucky, because my dad is also interested in photography so has a couple lenses that I have commandeered :lol:
Finally I can start taking some 'serious' photos!
I still have a LOT to learn so keep this thread going guys! It really is a big help! =D> =D>
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Unread post by jjdutoit » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:03 pm

Hi every one, I need some advice regarding buying a camera (up to now used a Pentax with film rolls) and decided is time to upgrde to a new camera. Been looking at the Canon EOS 450D, Nikon D5000 and Sony Alpha DSLR A330. (The Sony come with a 300mm as well) I am more of general kind of family shots, vacation and general photographical shots. What is the pro’s and cons’ of the mentioned cameras. Any advice will be welcomed. Oh I do aircraft as well, still have shots of the time when air shows were held at Lanseria. Giving my age away!!!!!
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Unread post by echodelta » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:49 am

jjdutoit wrote:Hi every one, I need some advice regarding buying a camera (up to now used a Pentax with film rolls) and decided is time to upgrde to a new camera. Been looking at the Canon EOS 450D, Nikon D5000 and Sony Alpha DSLR A330. (The Sony come with a 300mm as well) I am more of general kind of family shots, vacation and general photographical shots. What is the pro’s and cons’ of the mentioned cameras. Any advice will be welcomed. Oh I do aircraft as well, still have shots of the time when air shows were held at Lanseria. Giving my age away!!!!!
=D> on your first post!

I have a 450D and it's a great piece of camera. I would recommend it to anyone. My father-in-law has the Nikon and it's very good looking, but I wasn't that impressed with operating it. Might be subjective...

Canon has brought out the 500D, which can do HD video as well. It also has a much greater ISO capability. And it doesn't cost all that much more than a 450D. If I were to be in the market for an SLR again, the 500D would be it...
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Unread post by jjdutoit » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:56 am

thanks echodelta,
appreciated your view, must admit i did not look at the 500 HD, will make the effort and and have a closer look at 500, i want to spend the money wise on a camera that will be used for years and not be obselete within a couple of years.
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Unread post by Elaine-G » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:32 pm

Makro has a special on the Nikon D5000 with 2 lenses: 18-55 & 55-200, a camera bag and memory card -R9999-00
Just got mine 2 days ago :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: still trying to check out all the settings :? :? :? :? :?
It does take GREAT pics :D :D :D
BUT......if you want to get nice pic's at air shows you definitely need a 300mm or 400mm lens.....will have to get me one of those soon :wink:
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Unread post by echodelta » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:42 pm

Don't know if I mentioned it before, but my advice is if you buy a zoomlense rather take the plunge and be sure to get one with image stabilizer. You're going to be sorry if you didn't unless you take your shots from a tripod or a beanbag.
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Unread post by Elaine-G » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:50 pm

Is there a difference between IS and VR?
:oops: My first DSLR
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Unread post by Monique » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:20 pm

Is there a difference between IS and VR?
I think it is just two different terms for the same thing
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Unread post by Monique » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:22 pm

I've also seen a special (I think it was at Incredible connection, but not sure) for a 450D with two lenses, 18-55 and 75-300, both IS for R9999.

Doesn't the 450D also do HD video?

I have a 400D with the 75-300 lens and it is great as a starter upper!
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Unread post by echodelta » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:28 pm

Monique wrote:Doesn't the 450D also do HD video?
Negative! :(
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Unread post by Monique » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:35 pm

Ja, you're right, was confused. It has Live View.

But I did just find this: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read. ... e=30753503
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Unread post by Elaine-G » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:36 pm

Monique wrote:
Is there a difference between IS and VR?
I think it is just two different terms for the same thing

Cool.....the lenses I got = VR :D
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Unread post by haXor » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:16 pm

Elaine-G wrote:
Monique wrote:
Is there a difference between IS and VR?
I think it is just two different terms for the same thing

Cool.....the lenses I got = VR :D
IS = canon - Image stabiliser

VR = Nikon - Vibration resistance.

Elaine, thats the exact same camera I've got, also bought from Makro with the lense bundle. Its a lovely piece of kit. It takes wonderful pictures. It also comes with a free course from Nikon which I'm going to make use of.

Enjoy it.
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Unread post by Elaine-G » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:19 pm

Soweto....great, so u managed to replace the stolen one :?:

I already booked for the course.....26 January....first opening :(

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