Observations from another forum

Started Mar 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
TrapperJohn Forum Pro • Posts: 16,486
The fisheye really works for those aircraft shots.

Normally, several fisheye shots have me crosseyed, but it works well for all of those shots. I really have to chase one of those 8FE's down some day.

Interesting story... I believe the Sikorsky S38 with the zebra stripes was known as 'Osa's Ark', owned by Martin and Osa Johnson, filmmakers who used it to cross Africa while making African wildlife films.

A surprising number of the Sikorsky S38's still exist, with at least two replicas having been built. Otherwise, most of the early amphibious and flying boat (could only land on water, no landing gear) passenger planes were scrapped, with a couple scuttled at sea. A pity, they were glorious aircraft from a romantic age.

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