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by tmattias
Thu 31 Oct 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November
Replies: 37
Views: 11725

Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

A heads up for those staying on the Strip. Driving back to your hotel is going to be a nightmare due to the marathon.
by tmattias
Wed 09 Oct 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2978

Re: NAS El Centro Airshow - Saturday 14th March 2020

Was there this year. Decent show but be aware of the desert heat. This year was a warm show so lots of heat haze. Expect a few warbirds and most likely some of the following; F-86, Mig-15, T-33, and/or L-39. Vicky Benzing usually shows up as well. This year there was no F-18 display only a couple of...
by tmattias
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: MAKS 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 53635

Re: MAKS 2019

What is the easiest way to get to the riverbank on the other side?
by tmattias
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Telemark Airshow 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Telemark Airshow 2018

Re Viggen. Not it’s homefield as it’s runways is reviceiving some much needed TLC. The SK version has smaller fuel tanks so needs the drop tank to make the trip. Can’t speak for Viggen but Gripen does not suffer any significant reduction in aerodynamics due to a drop tank. It frequently displays wit...
by tmattias
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Radom Air Show 2018 (100th Anniversary of Polish Air Force)
Replies: 413
Views: 73404

Re: Radom Air Show 2018 (100th Anniversary of Polish Air For

Does anyone need if you're able to get out from Skaryszewska during the display? I'm planning to take a flight back home Sunday night so will have to leave around 4pm.
by tmattias
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Danish Air Show 2018 (Aalborg 10th June)
Replies: 81
Views: 19124

Re: Danish Air Show 2018 (Aalborg 10th June)

Any tips on ‘naughty field’ locations?
by tmattias
Tue 26 Dec 2017, 11:44 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Totterdown Park and view field queries
Replies: 19
Views: 7780

Re: Totterdown Park and view field queries

How early did you have to get there this year to get in? I'm thinking you have be be even earlier this year?

Also is it possible to sit outside with your car before they open the gates?
by tmattias
Mon 28 Aug 2017, 4:38 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Overexposed sky...best way to deal with it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: Overexposed sky...best way to deal with it?

The Huion H610 is a cheaper alternative that works almost as well. I'm satisfied with mine and have no plans on upgrading to the Wacom.
by tmattias
Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751305

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Whether forecast for today.

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by tmattias
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751305

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

138EAW wrote:Airshowinfo.hu have a list of events the Czech are support and RIAT is listed, tomorrow update?

Jas-39C Gripen,
3x L-159A Alca - 3 seems a bit odd ?
CASA C-295

https://airshowinfo.hu/hirek/en/item/38 ... -2017.html

I know it's not conmfirmed by DBH blah blah blah :lol:


Last years duo-demo with a spare comes to mind.
by tmattias
Sat 25 Feb 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Nordic Warbirds Airshow 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2953

Nordic Warbirds Airshow 2016

A few photos from the Nordic Warbirds Airshow in Sweden last year. A good mix of warbirds, classic planes and to end the show the Gripen. As always comments are more than welcome. 1. Douglas A-26 Invader Sugarland Express https://photos.smugmug.com/Nordic-Warbirds-Airshow-2016/i-Wqtpswz/0/XL/DSC_153...
by tmattias
Fri 24 Feb 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751305

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Which, the last time I checked, wasn't in the UK. So yes, they may have done but if people want to see dynamic, high energy classic jet displays, they will (for now) need to leave the UK, or buy a large pair of bins and watch them at a seaside show. We may not like it, but that's how it is at the m...
by tmattias
Wed 01 Feb 2017, 7:50 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: MAKS 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 25089

Re: MAKS 2017

How does it work with public transportation for photographing the show from the outside. From my uderstanding standing on the south side across the river is the best place to photograph from. Is it generally croweded there during the showdays/tradedays? Have anyone experienced any problem walking ar...
by tmattias
Thu 22 Dec 2016, 4:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 113568

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

HHA tweeted after this year's show that, all being well, they will have an F-4F at RIAT 2017 on static . I doubt we'd be getting a display from it! I think you'll find UKAR broke the news on that one Did a display at Aviation Nation, kinda bland though nothing compared to the dynamic display of the...
by tmattias
Sat 10 Dec 2016, 10:08 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Nikon 200-500mm VR on or off with fast jets
Replies: 5
Views: 2811

Nikon 200-500mm VR on or off with fast jets

I have only used my 200-500mm at a couple airshows and have always left the VR on during the whole time, even during fast jet actions with a shutter speed at 1/1250s. While finding time between seasons to sort through all the photos it feels as from time to time I get an unreasonable amount of unfoc...
by tmattias
Sat 19 Nov 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Aviation Nation 2016, Nellis AFB
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Aviation Nation 2016, Nellis AFB

A few photos from last weekend at a packed Aviation Nation. A great airshow which I highly recommend you all to attend at least once! 1. https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5330/30296861104_91e91a8c70_z.jpg Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II by Mattias Richter , on Flickr 2. https://c7.staticflickr.co...
by tmattias
Thu 01 Sep 2016, 7:23 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Cropping in post-processing
Replies: 16
Views: 4677

Cropping in post-processing

I have to rely on heavy cropping in my post-processing to get tight shots of fast jets during their display, even with my 80-400mm!

I'm therefore curious as to how much cropping the rest of you have to do. Examples would be nice but any indication you can give me is highly appreciated.
by tmattias
Sun 06 Mar 2016, 10:22 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: 90th anniversary Swedish Air Force Malmen 27-28 August
Replies: 61
Views: 14722

Re: 90th anniversary Swedish Air Force Malmen 27-28 August

Important to note that it's not confirmed which aircraft will be flying and which will only be static.
by tmattias
Sun 27 Dec 2015, 12:17 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: new nikon 200-500 f5.6
Replies: 11
Views: 6434

Re: new nikon 200-500 f5.6

Sorry to bump this thread but I'm seriously loving into upgrading my kit after receiving some money for christmas. I'm considering either the Nikon 200-500 or the Sigma 150-600 Sport, at the moment site and weight is not a consideration. The important factors for me are sharpness and focus. How is t...
by tmattias
Fri 18 Sep 2015, 2:30 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: new nikon 200-500 f5.6
Replies: 11
Views: 6434

Re: new nikon 200-500 f5.6

The reviews I've read says it's both sharper and has better autofocus than the Sigma but you have to weight that against the loss of 100mm. It's supposed to be good with the 1.4 teleconverter as well so that is an option to get to 700mm if you need the extra reach but it will make it an f8 lens. Wil...
by tmattias
Wed 26 Aug 2015, 6:14 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Tamron 150-600 or Sigma 150-600 sport
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: Tamron 150-600 or Sigma 150-600 sport

For those who use it, how is the sharpness of the Sigma? Seen post in the Airshow Photos section from people using it where the photos aren't as sharp as I would require from a new lens. Haven't been able to get an answer out of those photographer about how they experience the sharpness so I'll ask ...
by tmattias
Sat 22 Aug 2015, 6:45 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: This was the week that was...RIAT 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

Re: This was the week that was...RIAT 2015

Some great photos composition wise but have to agree that they tend to be a bit soft.

I wonder if it's because of the lens? Been looking at the 150-600 as well so appreciate any input you have on the issue boff180
by tmattias
Wed 08 Jul 2015, 9:15 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Flygdag F7 Såtenäs, Sweden
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: Flygdag F7 Såtenäs, Sweden

Yes the fence is new and you can't see over it as you used to be able with the old one. The old one looked like a regular electric fence you use in agriculture so no surprise that they changed it.
by tmattias
Tue 07 Jul 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Såtenäs Air Show, Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Såtenäs Air Show, Sweden

A few from the show at Såtenäs Air Show in Sweden. It was a great show with all old Swedish jets flying, with the exception of the J-32 Lansen. Also had international participation in the form of Finland with the F-18 and the Czech with the Aero L-159 in the flying display and a Norwegian and a Dani...