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    Default Re: RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Airbase

    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman
    Hehehehe and Thanks I got it.

    Will bring a 400mm and TC1.7 inside my pocket nobody would know. Don't think the RP/MP are so smart.

    YMMV
    FYI:we might b subjected to a metal detector walk through.

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    Default Re: RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Airbase

    Quote Originally Posted by syc77
    FYI:we might b subjected to a metal detector walk through.
    Ok thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman
    Hehehehe and Thanks I got it.

    Will bring a 400mm and TC1.7 inside my pocket nobody would know. Don't think the RP/MP are so smart.

    YMMV


    Why do you need such a long lens?

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    Default Re: RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Airbase

    Quote Originally Posted by Tango3
    Why do you need such a long lens?
    For shooting the metal birds in flight. Like shooting anything that flies, you need genuinely loooong lens and quite a bit of cropping.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    Default Re: RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Airbase

    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    For shooting the metal birds in flight. Like shooting anything that flies, you need genuinely loooong lens and quite a bit of cropping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    For shooting the metal birds in flight. Like shooting anything that flies, you need genuinely loooong lens and quite a bit of cropping.
    But on that day, the metal birds got fly patten boh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua
    But on that day, the metal birds got fly patten boh?
    My guess is that got wings must fly lah, or else, it's like sitting ducks leh.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    For shooting the metal birds in flight. Like shooting anything that flies, you need genuinely loooong lens and quite a bit of cropping.
    I see, oh well, lets hope somebody with a loooooong lens is able to get something like this.... would like to see one shot by a Singie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango3
    I see, oh well, lets hope somebody with a loooooong lens is able to get something like this.... would like to see one shot by a Singie.

    Hey Tango3, WoW, that is a fabulous pic, dynamic, intensive and full of impact! How I wished I could get that kind of pic!
    Last edited by smallaperture; 9th July 2006 at 11:07 PM.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman
    Hehehehe and Thanks I got it.

    Will bring a 400mm and TC1.7 inside my pocket nobody would know. Don't think the RP/MP are so smart.

    YMMV
    Thanks for the tip off
    Anyway i spoke to the base RSM incharge of the security for the air show. He mentioned tha checks this time will be strict for some recent cases of security threats. Here's how it goes.

    1: u'll need to walk through a metal detector ( there will be a max amt of "metal" u can have on u before it triggers the beep)
    2: u're required to place ur pocket items in a small basket before u walk through the detector.
    3: in the event the machine beeps, u'll be manually searched with a hand held metal detector.
    4: they have the right to ask u to open ur handbag and components but not rummage thru your things.
    5: have the right to refuse entry.
    6: all bags will need to pass thru the X-ray belt. ( which is not the typical ones used. they will stop the bag in the middle and make a decisive check)
    7: gear bags will/may be asked to open for inspection.
    8: during the show if u have a "suspicious" looking lens u might be asked to "follow them"

    I next asked. what will happen if lets say someone used a TC on say a 400mm lens to make it 600 or any lenght more then 500mm. He said. " We don't want to be extremely unfriendly and refuse entry, but we will safe keep the object for them for the duration of the airshow and still allow entry, but in cases of un co operative attitudes, we will not allow them entry."

    Hope this is good info for you guys. Security tests and checks have been going on recently to test the RPs and Mps. anyway the new choppers dun fly that high. seen them practising for the show lately.

    Cheers.
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    Default Re: RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Airbase

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Lim
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    I next asked. what will happen if lets say someone used a TC on say a 400mm lens to make it 600 or any lenght more then 500mm. He said. " We don't want to be extremely unfriendly and refuse entry, but we will safe keep the object for them for the duration of the airshow and still allow entry, but in cases of un co operative attitudes, we will not allow them entry."
    Still the RSM don't seems to answer the question precisely.

    400mm on a 1.6 or 1.5 crop already more than 500mm.

    300mm on a 2.0 crop is 600mm.

    Do hope the RSM read this.

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    Great work guys. So the RSM is now educated about TC.

    Don't ask questions that will force an answer that will not work to your advantage.

    So back off from forcing an answer on the 400mm lens.


    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman
    Still the RSM don't seems to answer the question precisely.

    400mm on a 1.6 or 1.5 crop already more than 500mm.

    300mm on a 2.0 crop is 600mm.

    Do hope the RSM read this.

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    how stupid can someone be...



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    I do it on purpose mah. LOL

    Why got any problem with that.
    Last edited by longkangman; 9th July 2006 at 09:34 PM.

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    No problem, I'm very tolerant of genuinely stupid people, but less tolerant of people who try to act smart. Do you fall into the first category?


    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman
    I do it on purpose mah. LOL

    Why got any problem with that.
    Last edited by Spotter; 9th July 2006 at 10:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotter
    No problem, I'm very tolerant of genuinely stupid people, but less tolerant of people who try to act smart. Do you fall into the first category?
    smart LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Lim
    Thanks for the tip off
    Anyway i spoke to the base RSM incharge of the security for the air show. He mentioned tha checks this time will be strict for some recent cases of security threats. Here's how it goes.

    1: u'll need to walk through a metal detector ( there will be a max amt of "metal" u can have on u before it triggers the beep)
    2: u're required to place ur pocket items in a small basket before u walk through the detector.
    3: in the event the machine beeps, u'll be manually searched with a hand held metal detector.
    4: they have the right to ask u to open ur handbag and components but not rummage thru your things.
    5: have the right to refuse entry.
    6: all bags will need to pass thru the X-ray belt. ( which is not the typical ones used. they will stop the bag in the middle and make a decisive check)
    7: gear bags will/may be asked to open for inspection.
    8: during the show if u have a "suspicious" looking lens u might be asked to "follow them"
    lol

    should b no prob for me.goes thro one everyday.
    FYI:If u r going down from office,wear running shoes.all leather shoes have 1 strip of metal in it which nearly 80% will set off the alarm.those like me enjoys wearing army boot,the detector will also go off.

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    Default Re: RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Airbase

    So, this open house is in a week's time.

    For those who do not want to get a free suntan, better get ready your sunblock and a jockey cap to standby. If you stay around like 2 hours or so, depending on how bright the sun is, garanteed to get suntan, if not sunburnt.

    We are gonna to see some fantastic action by the Apache choppers!
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    i think the question about limiting focal length to 500mm is not so much about how far u could zoom. You can have a video cam with 800mm zoom too and it is very small in size. They are restricting to 500mm in my opinion is to set a standard for rather limiting the overall lens size and barrel diameter. Someone could disguise a bazooka or grenade launcher with a lens the size of 500mm and beyond but it would be quite difficult to simulate one with a small lens. So the standard set for 500mm is more a safe guard more so than how far u could zoom in.

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    Default Re: RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Airbase

    Quote Originally Posted by Tango3
    Why do you need such a long lens?
    he waana take the pilot's face when the apache is flying. haha

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