A&P I went on a 4 day vacation and took 1600+ pics is that bad?

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  1. jeepilot

    jeepilot Banned

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    So I went to Lakeland, FL for Sun N Fun, a fly-in down there.
    Here's just a few of them. The re-named ones have been re-worked to look a little better.

    All were shot with either my 18-135 kit lens or my sigma apo70-300 lens. Thoughts on the 18-135 are it does good for the up close stuff, but it's way too short for anything in the air. It did well at the beach and overall as a walk around lens and i'm pretty satisfied overall, but it seems like my pictures aren't as sharp as what i see on here, is that because i view them in microsoft picture/fax viewer at "show full size"? or is it that these lenses aren't that sharp?
    As for the Sigma It seemed like it took good pictures in general and was sharper than the kit lens, at the kit lens ranges, but got pretty soft pretty quick once it got past the 200mm mark. Is that pretty standard on <$500 zoom lenses?

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    On a few of them it looks like i may have a bit of dust on my sensor.
    What would be the best way to clean or check for this?

    I changed between the two lenses about 7 times total on the whole trip. One thing i noticed is that sometimes if the lens got rotated a little after it was locked in, is that it wouldn't register the F stop setting and would pull up the "- -" indicator. I could fiddle with it, and it'd come back to whatever the current setting was, but is it something like dirty contacts that makes this happen? i wouldn't expect this out of a $1200 camera system, and would assume that it'd be perfect lockup every time. Is it something i'm doing wrong?

    Also, I've probably got 2000+ shutter operations on my Nikon D80 after just getting it a week ago. Is this bad? as in, do they have a limited life? Should i slow down? Anyway, i'll post some better, re-worked pics later.
     
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    happen to stop by the Eclipse display? :o

    //edit: cool pelican shots btw
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the D80 dying. You'll probably want to upgrade long before it stops working. It's a pretty robust camera.
     
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    Damn right i did. and bought a hat. I have some of the 500 flying by with a gear re-tract. I'll get them up tomorrow.

    Of all the VLJ's hitting the market, I really hope the Eclipse 500 does well.
     
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    1200mk Still same OG

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    why do majority of your images look like there is a lot of smog?
     
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    I'm their webmaster :mamoru2:

    I get to look out my window and see the jets every day :coold:
     
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    These are two differnt f-16's btw. These smoke shots were hard as hell.
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    I don't know specifically why it seems like they're all foggy, but i bump up the contrast and they start looking better. It may have been that there was a lot of stuff flying and putting particulate matter in the air, causing the smog. Other than that, i'd say maybe a dirty lens, or maybe the use of a lens cover. A lot of these pictures were taken later in the day, so that may be it too.


    Critique welcome.
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    it screams DSLR user:dunno:
     
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    I don't understand what that means :hsughr:
     
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    it means he's pro.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    some folks do 4000 pics per wedding ... :run:
     
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    in the good old days you only needed 4 back:sadwavey:
     
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    i wonder how many weddings these guys get in before they blow a shutter :eek4:
     
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    10:rofl:
     

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