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Potomac view from GW parkway/National Airport VA
G9 ISO80 1/200s F4.0 75mm > dcraw H0W AHD 3-color > Gimp crop, gamma 1.50, strong USM & contrast]
...I saw this, first thing that I wanted to do is rotate it ccw, my monitor is that badly-aligned. I checked it with the grid tool in Gimp *and* just using the toolboxes as a horizontal level, and it's fine. My monitor is just that screwed-up.
So the normal comments apply about pastiness, chalkiness and pastel-looking colors even after cranking up the contrast. I had to push the gamma, this shot was just too dark without it, but at least I was able to get this without blowing-out the superbright clouds in the background.
Another "HDR" photo? Feel free to shoot & try it yourself. Doesn't seem like it would take much to do an exposure-mask here and push the gamma of the lower-exposed parts of the scene. But to what benefit? Too little of the scene is in the highlights, most people would be happy to just push the whole thing.
So anyway. I am somewhat miffed that I just spent $300 on a used A200/18-70 combo and then another $400 on a Tamron 18-250 & Tiffen UV filter, but then again it wasn't the $700 that a D90 would have cost me plus the $500 that a Tamron 18-270VC would have cost. For a bigger, heavier camera, with a lens that was less sharp across the focal-length range, all for slightly-cleaner shots ISO100-800 & more-detailed shots at ISO1600-3200. Honestly I spent a good part of yesterday thinking of just how much I would enjoy actually having a D700 & Tamron 28-300VC, even if the $3500 for that combo wasn't a problem, financially. That's a surprisingly-effective rig when it comes to taking pictures, but then again, that light-streaking (where it streaks overexposed highlights at around -2eV relative to the scene, at least in continuous drive) really take the edge off it.
That's a great rig, for taking pictures of just about anything that can be seen with the naked eye. But, man, that's a big & heavy camera & lens. I remember many times beginning to seriously-hate the 5D & that same Tamron 28-300VC lens just walking around, because at close to 5 pounds it begins to be a serious pain on the shoulder.
Oh sure, it's a great combination. And the pics from the 5D & Tamron, ISO100-1600, they definitely made me smile, ISO1600-6400 the D700 combo just amazed me.
But you don't want to *have* to carry a big & heavy camera & lens just to take good pictures.
And if you don't have to carry it just to take good pictures, that means that it will be taken-out, taken-with, less and less often...and used less and less often. Then it makes less and less sense to buy & to own in the first place. That's the problem with expensive gear (I am trying hard to not use the 2nd-person so much): it has to be used a lot for its purchase and continued ownership to make sense, unless of course it's purchased as a collectors' item. But what sense does *that* make?
Just think of it: Jay Leno gets paid tens of millions a year to host an hour-long nightly "comedy" show on late-night TV. What does he do with the money? He collects cars. Is that *really* the best that we can do? I think that I can do better than that, really.
I know that I can do better than buying & carrying a big & heavy D90 & Tamron 28-300VC lens which is just as big and heavy as a D700 & Tamron 28-300VC but not as good and then rarely shooting it. The Alpha and Tamron 18-250 I can at least leave in my backpack without sweating the size & weight but it will give me a much-better FL-range, better IQ at low ISO and better low-light performance than the G9, plus I can still carry the G9 with it, comfortably. And we'll see about the IQ comparison.
And again it cost me $815 for the camera *and* the lens vs the $1500 or so that even a 5D & Tamron 28-300VC would have cost me. There simply wasn't another subframe and IS-superzoom combo that I could have bought that would have given me comparable performance, size & weight at a comparable price. Even if I had to sacrifice ISO1600 to get into it. My only concern is that I will look at the pics and wish that I had just gone ahead and gotten another D300 and the Tamron 18-270VC and be happy shooting jpegs. I had a D300 with the original Nikon 18-200VR2 which was a real "piece of shit" lens in terms of sharpness, and while that combination was crap for fine-detail it had "amazing" color. Literally the best color that I've ever seen out of a digital camera. But that was shooting jpeg. Through a dull lens with a ton of NR leaving virtually no fine-detail (though the AF was exceptionally good on that camera). At this point I would love to have a D300 and shoot it raw knowing that I can use the embedded jpegs at 12MP. But that would get me right back to the point of carrying that big-ass camera & a *dull* lens all the time.
Seriously the more that you have to carry it, the more the weight matters more
BUCKER BU-133C JUNGMEISTER
The Jungmeister dominated the aerobatic scene in Europe and the United States during the mid-1930s and 1940s, and the Museum's Jungmeister is especially important because of the four great aerobatic pilots who flew it. The modest size, plus a high power-to-weight ratio, with ailerons on both upper and lower wings, insured its future as an excellent aerobatic aircraft.
The Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister was a production biplane built in Germany before World War II and in Spain during the war. It was the single-seat version of the Bu-131A Jungmann, a two-place advanced aerobatic sport and training plane introduced in 1934 by Bucker Flugzeugbau in Berlin. The Jungmann became popular with the flying schools of Luftsportverband, a civil flying association during the early 1930s before military flight was allowed in Germany. In reality, the association trained the pilots who formed a clandestine air arm that later became the Luftwaffe. In 1935, Carl Bucker introduced the single seat Jungmeister, so similar to the Jungman that parts could be interchanged. While the Jungmeister was designed to use either the Hirth HM 506 160-hp inline air-cooled engine or the seven-cylinder radial air-cooled Siemens Sh-14A of 160 hp, the latter engine was used almost exclusively. The fuselage was a steel tube covered with fabric, and the wings were built of wooden spars and ribs with fabric cover, with the upper and lower panels being interchangeable. The outer wing panels had an 11-degree sweep-back.
Because of its agility and lightness on the controls, it was selected by a number of European flying clubs and air services as an advance trainer for aerobatics. Some pilots of the prewar era contend that the only aircraft that matched the Jungmeister were the specially built Great Lakes trainers, but others even question this comparison. A number of Jungmeisters still exist, both here and in Europe, and command high prices because of their scarcity and demonstrated maneuverability. After World War II, a limited number of the airplanes were produced near Munich, but high labor costs made them almost prohibitively expensive. This situation and the growing enthusiasm for aerobatic flying led to the development of rival types such as the Pitts Special, the Zlin 526A Trener Master, and the Yak 18 PS.
The Museum's Jungmeister, YR-PAX and later N15696, was flown exclusively by aerobatic champions. Aerobatic pilot Alex Papana acquired the aircraft and it shipped to the United States in 1936 aboard the airship Hindenburg. During the Cleveland Air Races of 1937, both Papana and Count Hagenburg flew the aircraft in competition after the latter's Jungmeister crashed while these two pilots were engaging in a showmanship contest. Papana made a low level inverted pass in front of the grandstands, and Hagenburg, not wishing to be outdone, repeated the maneuver at no more than a few feet above the ground. But as he pushed forward to climb out, the vertical fin hit the ground slowing him sufficiently to cause the plane to crash. Fortunately, Hagenburg was not injured seriously, and a few minutes later he was back in the air completing his performance in Papana's Jungmeister.
The aircraft was severely damaged in 1940 and was acquired by Mike Murphy, who had already flown it to win the American Aerobatic Championship at the Miami All American Air Maneuvers in 1938. He rebuilt it with a Warner engine and flew it to victory again in 1940. Beverly "Bevo" Howard soon bought the Jungmeister and won the 1946 and 1947 aerobatic championships with it. Howard took great pleasure in flying numerous weekend air shows and programs for worthy causes, and he always performed at the graduation ceremonies for aviation cadets at Hawthorne Aviation Company Schools, of which he was president, in Charleston, South Carolina. Unfortunately, on October 17, 1971, while flying at a show in Greenville, North Carolina, he had a fatal accident. The Jungmeister was almost demolished but was rebuilt by his estate and friends who had worked with him during its flying career. Howard's estate donated the restored aircraft to the National Air and Space Museum in June 1973. The Museum displayed the Jungmeister in its Exhibition Flight gallery and then lent it to the Naval and Maritime Museum at Patriot's Point, South Carolina for several years before its return to NASM. It is currently on display at the Museum's Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Virginia.
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Automatic noise protection - amplification automatically shuts off at 82dB attenuating impulse and continuous noise
Sound amplification - sound is amplified to deliver superior directional sound quality in stereo
Headband adjusts for a secure, non-slip fit
Single knob control for on /off and volume; power automatically shuts off after 4 hours of use
Equipped with an external audio input that allows you to connect to your own audio source
To capture low level sound, the Impact Sport employs built-in microphones that amplify range commands and other important sounds. Users enjoy full, clear directional hearing in stereo. For protection, the Impact Sport actively listens and automatically shuts off amplification whenever harmful sound levels are reached. The earmuffs effectively block any noise, continuous or impulse, of 82dB or more. External audio imput allows you to connect your IPOD or other audio source. Black leatherette headband with hunter green earcups. Snap-on lid for quick and easy battery replacement. Outstanding battery lifetime. Includes 2 AAA batteries. Compact Fold design for convenient storage. Noise reduction rating: NRR 22 provides excellent attenuation in a sporting environment .
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