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    Re: Need help finding the best aerial lens for 6x17

    I must have confused the two. I was looking at lenses to cover 6x17 just the other day on that chart you linked to me a while back. Must have confused numbers.. In any case, your shot of the the 12 apostles shows that the 110xl is more than capable on 6x17 without the need of a CF Thats a pretty high contrast scene, and if there was falloff, you would think it would be fairly obvious.. To be honest, for arieal shots of reefs etc, I like a bit of vignetting. I've seen plenty of great shots of the barrier reef with vignetting that really draw you to the subject. Worth thinking about.
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    Re: Need help finding the best aerial lens for 6x17

    Hey thanks again guys, wealth of knowledge! Yer i have been looking at the http://www.largeformatphotography.in.../LF6x17cm.html guide and the XL is about as good as it gets. I will have to buy one and see how it goes. I know what you mean about the pleasing vignetting. I am trying to do a bit more abstract work focusing on patterns more then a point of focus however, that's why i am been so painful and picky. :/

    Anyway thanks again chaps you all certainly know your stuff.

    let me know if you see a 110XL on the market.

    cheers

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    Re: Need help finding the best aerial lens for 6x17

    there a 110xl on ebay from bulgaria, $176 at the moment... i might try and out bid you...just kidding.

    Tell me maple, do you fly in a plane or a chopper, and who pays for it?

    I am thinking of getting a paramotor next year, to get a bit of levity.
    through a glass darkly...

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    Re: Need help finding the best aerial lens for 6x17

    Hahah yer i am watching that item.

    Yer i have been through the paramotor idea, I have been flying a paraglider for about 7 years now and on paper the paramotor looks like the perfect solution but it didn't work and It nearly killed me! Apart from the obvious restrictions with a very tiny weather window of operation, and very shot flying rang, a paraglider needs to be flown with your hands near or at close to the toggles in-case of collapse (youtube paraglider collapse) not a good look! Anyway now i have a mate with a microlight (trike) bigger window of operation, further range and far less life threatening

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