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#3635 2009-02-06 10:52 GMT-5 hours    
Since nobody else has, allow me to be the first to applaud people like Rainer Muller and Lieuwe Hofstra for the wonderful slide scans they've been posting the last few weeks. Gentlemen, thank you for sharing your collections, and thanks for reminding us that great photos were being taken of great aircraft long before DLSRs came along!



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#3638 2009-02-07 03:53 GMT-5 hours    
Arie van Groen also deserves a mention for some great 'oldies' on this site

I think the mix of aviation subject matter and timescale when taken is making Airfighters a much more diverse site now, initially it did feel a little bit like a RIAT posting board.

I still have many photos from two AMARC visits back in the nineties to share except my new film scanner worked for exactly two hours then broke down and has not stirred since!

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#3639 2009-02-07 04:14 GMT-5 hours    
I second that, and I'm a big fan of older photos as well. To that we can add Eric Tammer, Joop de Groot, and Peter Terlouw as well. Some of their great photos come to mind. I'm sure we've missed a few others as well, but all in all a good variety of photos.

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#3640 2009-02-07 11:20 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for the positive remarks. But don't forget Tom Gibbons with some of his earlier Kodachrome stuff from Scotland.

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#3641 2009-02-07 13:01 GMT-5 hours    
I'ts a pleasure to share the pics with you all.
Don't forget: the joy is mutual. I would not take the time to upload if noone was watching..:-)

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#3642 2009-02-07 13:56 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Mark. Its a pleasure for me sharing photos here of my collection. Thanks to all the other
photographers showing us so wonderful photos. As Joop already mentioned: the joy is mutual.

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#3650 2009-02-08 15:29 GMT-5 hours    
Thank you for the kind words. At that time it was manual focus and settings and I am happy how they turned out. Now I feel very pleased to share them with other enthusiasts all over the world through Airfighters.

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#3651 2009-02-08 16:03 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for the kind words folks; I'm just pleased that I have the opportunity to show my oldish shots and even more pleased that you enjoy them all. Most of the stuff from Kinloss & Lossie was shot with a manual focus Pentax ME Super that did me proud over the years. My biggest disappointment is that a flood in my old house destroyed my pics from a three year period at Lossie from 1979 to 1982! Only very few survived and I'm sure I'll get there one day with scanning those.

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#3652 2009-02-08 18:46 GMT-5 hours    
I really like the SAR Twin Huey and Challenger pics, Tom. Love to see all those old Canadian Forces pictures.

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#3825 2009-03-26 15:21 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Mark,

thanks for the great Indruder photos at Whitbey Island!
I love this old fighter and the colorful Navy scheme.

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#3831 2009-03-27 01:11 GMT-5 hours    
Glad you like them, Rainer. Consider them my payback for all the golden oldies from Europe you and others have shared with us.

And speaking of great old jets, we should salute Alex for his F-4s, F-104s and Huns -- and that SR-71 shot!

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#3842 2009-03-28 12:53 GMT-5 hours    


I too am thankful for all the photographers sharing their work on here, from a time when I wasn't even around to enjoy such aircraft (with color, even!)

And thanks to Mark as well for his gorgeous A-6, F-14 and EF-111 photos!

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#3847 2009-03-30 11:19 GMT-5 hours    
Love seeing those bright and smart color schemes. I just can't get into the toner-down and subdued markings used today. Thanks for sharing!

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#4578 2010-02-10 00:12 GMT-5 hours    
Let's bring this thread back to the top, and give shout-outs to Rick Morgan and Hank Schuitemaker for their recent "old gold" contributions. Which is not to suggest that the scans that Eric Tammer, Alex S., Klemens Hoevel, David F. Brown, and others have posted in the last little while aren't worthy of praise as well. Please keep the old stuff coming, gentlemen!

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#4606 2010-02-12 13:11 GMT-5 hours    
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Let's bring this thread back to the top, and give shout-outs to Rick Morgan and Hank Schuitemaker for their recent "old gold" contributions. Which is not to suggest that the scans that Eric Tammer, Alex S., Klemens Hoevel, David F. Brown, and others have posted in the last little while aren't worthy of praise as well. Please keep the old stuff coming, gentlemen!

-M.M.



Mark,

Couldn't agree more with you, some of the latest old stuff being uploaded at the moment is outstanding and a pleasure to screen, shame its seems its not to everyone's liking though.

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What don't kill you make you more strong"

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#4621 2010-02-13 11:06 GMT-5 hours    
Their loss, John. This is just a phase for AF.com; come summer there will vast numbers of up-to-the-minute digital images for all to enjoy. In the meantime, let's appreciate the views of Soesterberg F-4s, bombed-up Desert Storm F/A-18s, and Bear takeoff rolls (love that one, BTW) that will never again be captured.

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#4622 2010-02-13 12:50 GMT-5 hours    
I totally agree with you Mark. I love the old stuff as I was too young to photograph it myself and now I am more than happy to see so many pictures from a while back in time.

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#4825 2010-06-19 07:34 GMT-5 hours    
Old stuff is allways good
When I was younger, there were many possibilitys to take pictures from airplanes. The problem then was, that I haven't had a good equipement, like I have it in these days. In the old days I took my pictures with the Minolta 9000 and a 75 - 300mm lens, sometimes I have used a 80 - 205mm with 2 times teleconverter.
I'd like to turn back the time. You must now, that I grow up about half a mile away from the runway at Interlaken air force base

Every free minutes I spent at the airbase!
what could I have done with the camera and leneses, what I use now!!!?

So please, everyone keep on sharing the good old stuff!!!

I wish back the good old times, when a picture was a picture and not only bits and bytes and when the people knew the meaning of the word respect. Respect is a very rare thing in our days…

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#4871 2010-08-11 01:33 GMT-5 hours    
I totally agree with you Carl. If only there was better equipment in those days...but still there are some good shots, and we can treasure those forever. Who knows, maybe someday when there are only those ugly drones flying around everywhere, or nothing flying with everything being done with satellites and cruise missiles, we will look at "now" as the good old days. Lets treasure the past and relish these good ole days that will surely come to an end in the not so distant future.

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#6586 2013-12-19 08:56 GMT-5 hours    
Sorry for bringing up this old Thread again - but yesterday was a travel back in time with my timemachine

Do you remember those days where you had given your films to the shop or sent them through half of europe to a well known Adress in Lausanne (Switzerland) ? And after a few days you received a small parcel and the fun begun ?
I had this feeling again the last week

Ok, I still have hundreds of films and the same amount of Dias to scan 'till retirement, but last week I gave four of my still undeveloped work to a shop. And Yesterday was the day of the big questions ... where the films still in good quality ? What is on the pictures ? Over-/or underexposed ? Disintegrated Film ?

So, on one of the rolls I gave was written TOT Pay 02 02? ... and I received those:



Not exactly what was written on, but MiG-29 in Dübendorf are always welcome

And as you can see, film is not dead yet - I still have some rolls. The next few I will let develop maybe in a year, maybe next month ... when I want to travel back in time again

Muuuuhhh - welcome in the land of milk and chocolate

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#6587 2013-12-19 17:32 GMT-5 hours    
Since so much as been said on the subject i can only pass on my accolades to all the photographers for their willingness to share photos from their private collections. It is and always will be a pleasure to view the fine photos that are presented on this site! It is in this spirit that this site is blessed with these photographers that really make this web-site one of the best today!


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