Hatstand

Joined on Feb 12, 2013

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  • Any of my photo's with a fast jet in it, will have been taken using a Red Dot Sight as my viewfinder (I use brief glances at the rear screen to check zoom/framing) eg. There are some fast jets ...
  • Thanks for the detail Sherm. I've never tapped anything this small before, so didn't realise the length of taper at the end of the tap would be an issue...
  • Nicely done! Do the screws lock it in place well, in the hotshoe? What size grub screws are those? I don't understand the reason for drilling right through the foot of the mount? Don't you only ...
  • Wow. What a great idea. And for 67 quid? Dirt cheap for an opportunity like that! I'd be mad keen myself, if only I could make it... But I can't :-/ I look forward to seeing the results though!
  • Thanks LH! Yes, the 100-400mm is a magnificent lens... and yet, I'm likely to part with mine soon... I only bought it for the "big" airshows like RIAT, Duxford etc... and beyond that, I have no ...
  • Great stuff as always Trevor. I have considered buying a 2nd G80 too... I mean my GX80 is great and all, and makes a neat little backup - but on a day like Saturday I am reminded of the benefits of ...
  • Not sure what's up with your shots, but they look out of focus? And noise seems strangely high? I don't know if any of the following would make any difference, but just in case: -I use a single, ...
  • Thanks! But do bear in mind, what works for me, does not necessarily work for others! Some of the settings I gave are kind of "standard", but others not so much: (1) autofocus mode doesn't seem to ...
  • Hi Trevor, thanks (it's actually landing in that shot, not taking off, but you weren't to know :-D) I was in the Aviation Club grandstand, at the back/top - which gives a great view, but is also ...
  • Hi Brian, I find Pannny's DFD AF so fast and reliable, that I don't even think about focussing any more. When I half-press the shutter, I just know it's going to be in focus immediately...! The ...
  • Created photo thread RIAT Airshow: G80, 100-400mm
    I was at this year's RIAT for just one day - the Saturday... which was the worst day of the event, weatherwise. Overcast, some rain, many acts couldn't fly due to low cloud... poor light for ...
  • Replied in Red Dot Sight?
    A Red Dot Sight might help - it lets you immediately get your subject into the frame, even if the EVF is hopelessly out of focus and/or you are at maximum zoom. With practice, using one is as easy ...
  • Variables can be useful (ie. good quality, and convenient), but they can't provide as much light-cutting as a non-variable, and I have had issues using one on the 100-400mm lens. The variable ...
  • Replied in Patents?
    What kind of patents would Canon/Nikon have, that would prevent other manufacturers designing and making Fresnel lenses? I mean, Fresnel lenses were invented long before Canon/Nikon even existed? ...
  • For the "bigger" shows where flightline is long and/or planes are more distant, I use Panasonic 100-400mm eg. Duxford September 2016 (GX80 body, 100-400) eg. Duxford May 2017 (G80 body, 100-400) Fo ...
  • Don't use cheap filters...! ;-D
  • Here's what it looks like on my FZ1000: Maximum comfort, RDS is fitted well forward - still secure and stable It's a tighter fit than on my G80. The mounting doesn't protrude beyond the eyecup, and ...
  • Do you mean the original Xtend-a-sight that looks like picture below? Original Xtend-a-sight If yes, then screwing in the grub screw at the side, should push open the split - do this after ...
  • Well, I don't have the right size tap... but I can get one for cheap :-D Yes, I have poked about that site before, seeing what kind of things I might make, if I had my own 3D printer :-D I even ...
  • Not sure what you're suggesting to modify the aluminium mount...? But I think that 3D-printed design could quite easily incorporate the "grub screws" idea! Drill a couple of holes, tap the holes ...
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