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    JFK 4-14-12

    Was out for a short period today with my Dad and Eric at the mounds. Slow start, but it picked up nicely! Can't complain about pink Delta and Air Berlin One World (Dennis :-)).
























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    here's my contribution for today.









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    Very nice......I was out with Manny briefly and John. Will post some photos later.
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    Saw the pink Delta, Caribbean Airlines and Air Berlin planes at their loading docks today. Lol Nice snaps!

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    No photos 'til tomorrow. Computer is digesting them as the Rangers play. Was a good day with the Copa Star Alliance the catch of the day for me. Manny & Mark, always a pleasure shooting with you guys.

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    WOW! Copa Star Alliance i wanna catch that bird!
    Nice pictures guys!

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    Well...........here are a few of mine (bounced between Bayswater and North Woodmere).







    Manny.......below are the few photo's taken with your lens (200-400mm), I have to agree with you they seem to be slightly fuzzy, but this was the best I could do. Tell me what you think? How did yours come out with the 80-400mm?





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    Mark, it is amazing what you pulled off with the 200-400mm at that distance. As I said, tis lens is well known to be poor-resolving at long subject distances and I just wanted your confirmation. It isn;t so much OOF as it is unable to resolve fine details... milky contrast edges I call it. Also, the entire right side of the FOV is somewhat blurry as if the VR elements are lose, even if turned off...

    This lens has been to Nikon a couple of times and I have never been happy with the results. Where it shines is at close range (subject distance that is) and wide open when it gets dark. I have an extra stop of light than the next cheaper choice from Nikon. I will unfortunately have to invest in the 400mm f/2.8 since there is no cheaper alternative right now to the 200-400mm f/4 sadly... I hear the VR II model is just as bad... design flaw I believe... only thing they improved was the VR (IS in Canon land) and the addition of Nano Coating (for contrast improvement)

    So I will keep it for when it shines (airshows, close range F-15/F-16/F-18 high speed passes) as the other benefit is the instant focus and tracking. But I may wait until Nikon copies the Canon with the built in 1.4x converter.

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    Finally got a few processed. As always a pleasure shooting with Manny & Mark.
    I had rented Canon's 400mm f/5.6L (non-IS) for the weekend. Gave me some really nice results.
















    and the "Star" of the day for me...

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    Very nice work John!!! As I was heading home after a good part of the day shooting "Air Berlin One World" passed right in front of me on Rockaway Blvd.. Oh well, next time!
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    I never noticed Copa painting a 738 in SA colors, good catch, also I like the Omni shots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee71 View Post

    Manny.......below are the few photo's taken with your lens (200-400mm), I have to agree with you they seem to be slightly fuzzy, but this was the best I could do. Tell me what you think? How did yours come out with the 80-400mm?





    Mark, I will blame the heat haze this time. I got SLIGHTLY better FOCUS results with yours but, not much better see below..



    and a 100% crop UNTOUCHED... 40 sharpness on Lightroom 4 in case you were wondering.

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