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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:46 am
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Megashorts, well know for his great Bovington's pictures on Flickr, just posted a set from Duxford:
www.flickr.com/photos/...274857171/

Mostly planes, but some AFVs too. I am not sure if more shots will be added later on.

I always had the impression Landwarfare Hall over there was dark, so I asked:
www.flickr.com/photos/...577231815/

Seems even worst than I expected. Crying or Very sad
I would love to hear from others too, I know for sure Trevor has been there.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:14 am
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Oh, it's as black as a witch's cloak!
Very poor lighting, they must be afraid of the tanks' paint fading!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:41 pm
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Good to know. Thanks!
This means I will not visit Duxford in the near future as I was planning. I think it could still be possible to take pictures, but it would require a kind of hardware I don't have yet, maybe within 2-3 years I'll get it and give Duxford a try.

It could be a good way to test photos under extreme conditions, maybe even a way to prepare for a visit to Kubinka Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:26 pm
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The Duxford list is here:

Location ID 3330: Preserved Tanks at Duxford

I struggled with it being dark inside - I bought a better camera soon after, but now after Bovington and other trips I'm looking again for a better camera.

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So you too had to use flash inside, right?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:06 am
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Is there any explanation as to why it is so dark in there?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:17 am
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Good question... Especially considering the light in the planes area looks decent

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:22 am
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So you too had to use flash inside, right?

Massimo


Yes - but it was only a compact camera so I still ended up with a lot of noise in the pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:53 am
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Yes, I can see the level of noise. Even with a reflex and an external flash results would not be that great. More or less up to the level "Megashort" got with his Olympus.

There could be a way to try without flash, maybe with a camera that could stand decent quality at ISO 6400 and some f/1.4 lenses.
Unfortunately, only "prime" (fixed-lenght) lenses are that fast. Making it harder to get a good shot within limited space.
Anyway, I don't have that kind of equipment, maybe within 2-3 years I may get there, but not very soon.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:36 am
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As always, looking for interior photos (or maybe restoration process) of Pz.IV from this museum :).

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