Old 02-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Trains magazine is looking for a year's worth of shots of AMTK 44, 66 and 90:

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Peter Lewis, step right up!

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Chase, George, Mathiey, you too; probably bunches of other forum participants have them. Only 7/1/2011 to 6/30/2012 qualify.

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I've got AMTK 46 and 84, just a bit off. Maybe I have one in non-RP form, although I doubt it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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I already have. That's cool what they're doing.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Count me in!

I have lot's of photos of #90!



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Old 02-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Once again, I serve as inspiration ...

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Thanks for the heads-up, Janusz.

Funny how it's the only Amtrak unit I have shots of.
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Well I made my one and only submission (so far). Unfortunately, these units haven't come out to my neck of the woods too much. I have only shot 66 once... Now if it was 184, 822, or 145 that would be a different story. But here's the one I submitted which I'm not really expecting to get published because it's relatively basic. I have been published in Trains Mag and really the only benefit is supporting a railbased magazine. The few bucks they paid me last time looks like chump change compared to the photo I just sold for over $1,000.

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A few of them have come through Columbia..... well ater dark, of course. Amtrak runs south bound at 12:21 a.m. and northbound just after 4 a.m.
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A few of them have come through Columbia..... well ater dark, of course. Amtrak runs south bound at 12:21 a.m. and northbound just after 4 a.m.
That's what flash bulbs are for.
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I don't make AmtrakDavis type money off this stuff. I'm broke.
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Ha I wanted to see if this gathered any questions. I was contacted by a navigation company (no I'm not a member of BoatPhoto.Net) who wanted to use a photo of mine in a PR thing they were making. The offered $1,000... and so I took it. Definitely wasn't my best photo but if it works for them... It will be going towards my Canon 100-400. Does anyone have that lens? How is it and is there any way to get it for cheaper?
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Those heritage units have been tricky for me. I missed a foggy sunrise shot of the westbound Lakeshore this summer by just a few minutes when they had the 184 leading. Other than that, I've never come close.
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It will be going towards my Canon 100-400. Does anyone have that lens? How is it and is there any way to get it for cheaper?
I have it. Have had it for about 3 years now. I find myself using it a whole lot less than I initially thought I would. I bought it originally to shoot birds, but I found it a little short for that and I find it awkward to zoom (it's push-pull) and impossible to manually focus AND zoom, forget about that. If you use it a lot, you can get used to the push-pull. I went to an air show this summer and used it a lot, probably the most I have ever used it at any one time since I owned it and was used to it by the end of the day. It also has older IS system, I think it was one of the first IS lenses. IQ is consistent across the entire focal range, albeit not the same IQ as the 70-200's. If I had to do it over again, I may not have bought it. Who knows... I could likely sell it for more than I paid for it, as lens prices have gone WAY up and I bought it during one of the rebate periods.

Supposedly Canon is coming out with (or it IS out) a 200-400 f4L that is superb IQ, but also hugely expensive. Way out of my price range.
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I had the 100-400 L. Never liked it. Thought it was soft throughout. Then again, I've been told when you buy Canon lenses, you got to "get the right one", ie; try a few out until you find the one that is sharp. Maybe that is true?

I got it mostly for Schmollinger-like shots but all I could ever get is heat distortion. The softness was another matter. Seemed to be prevalent regardless - zoo's, landscape, whatever. I sold it after 2 years for the same price I paid for it.

As for a $1,000.00 image - I too was wondering. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the info. I'd say you were quite lucky not only to get $1,000 but also to be offered it up front and haggle free. Both quite rare.

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Problem is, Canon doesn't really have another lens that compares in the range it has. If I could get a 100-400, I would only be overlapping 5mm with my 24-105. Then after I got the 100-400, I would get that 10-22mm and have a range from 10-400mm excluding 23mm. If Canon had a nicer lens with this kind of range it would be great, but it doesn't seem like that will happen. Any other thoughts on a quality telephoto lens for a Canon XSi?
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Ha I wanted to see if this gathered any questions. I was contacted by a navigation company (no I'm not a member of BoatPhoto.Net) who wanted to use a photo of mine in a PR thing they were making. The offered $1,000... and so I took it. Definitely wasn't my best photo but if it works for them... It will be going towards my Canon 100-400. Does anyone have that lens? How is it and is there any way to get it for cheaper?
As I was just reminded in the mail today...Don't forget you'll be getting a 1099-misc in the mail for that $1,000 offer you took, so don't forget to factor that into the budget for that Canon 100-400
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As I was just reminded in the mail today...Don't forget you'll be getting a 1099-misc in the mail for that $1,000 offer you took, so don't forget to factor that into the budget for that Canon 100-400
Yeah I've already bought Lightroom 3 with it and with all the other small things I'm gonna buy and tax, I probably really only got $800. So hey I need another $700 or so... Anyone wanna buy a train for?
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I had the 100-400 L. Never liked it. Thought it was soft throughout. Then again, I've been told when you buy Canon lenses, you got to "get the right one", ie; try a few out until you find the one that is sharp. Maybe that is true?
It's definitely true, if that's what happened with yours. I've been pretty happy with my 100-400. Sure, there are times when it doesn't seem as sharp as it could be, but that's more to do with user error (handheld at 400mm, lower shutter speeds, etc). I've taken some tack-sharp photos with the 100-400, so if you were never able to, I'm suspecting you got a lemon.

The 100-400 was my first "big" zoom lens, and unlike Troy, I have never disliked the push-pull system. In fact, I really enjoy the efficiency of it. The only thing I don't like about the lens is that the locking ring has worn out some, thus not fully locking, allowing for some slippage when slinging the camera over my shoulder and walking.

I don't use it as often as I used to before getting my 24-105, but one thing is for sure, I won't ever sell mine, as I believe it's a good weapon to have in my arsenal.
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Just looking at rp.net shots of #44 - here's three that sure illustrate "getting around the system"! (in the timeframe):

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Just looking at rp.net shots of #44 - here's three that sure illustrate "getting around the system"! (in the timeframe):

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Hey I recognize that location. It's on one of my favorite rail lines in the Western US... the Dotsero Cutoff (Moffat Route). I got a very similar shot.

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Yea, the 100-400 is definitely not as sharp as the 70-200, but then again, it's twice to 3 times as heavy, twice as long (physically and focal length). I actually sent it in to canon to be adjusted, and I dont think it came back any better.

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Your first shot was on the Keystone sub? Did you move to Florida somewhat recently, then, or is this just happenstance?
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