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    Frontier Skydivers
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    20870
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    uspa
  • Number of Jumps
    1465
  • Years in Sport
    10
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    Freefall Photography
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    1000
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    Formation Skydiving
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    465

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  1. Just put a Sigma 18mm - 22mm lens on my digital rebel xt It works great indoors but as soon as I try and shoot outside I get the error 99. I'm guessing the lens is older than the camera. What can I do to resolve this? thanks!
  2. don't want a fisheye. Want the photo to look as good as if it were your own eyes. Figured if I am going to spend the money I might as well get a zoom and get the most out of it. Don't see that much difference in cost unless I am looking in the wrong place. Have a fixed 24mm now. Only because I bought it DIRT CHEAP!
  3. Looking for input on my next purchase. The Tamron 11 - 18 vs. Sigma 10 -20 vs. the Canon 10 - 22. This will be used on a Rebel XT 8.1. Shoot 99% tandems. Went with the Royal .5X on my DCR - HC90 from my last post. Thank You Max.
  4. Would like a single element lens to keep this from happening again. Our DZ is only 4 miles from lake Ontario so we have a lot of moisture. Have the silver Sony .6X now. Bought this when we had a Otter. Now down to Cessna so the exit is a little tighter. This lens is for a Sony DCR-HC90. I have a Royal .3x for my Sony PC-109 side mount I use for coach jumps. Was just wondering if there was anything I was missing?
  5. I need a new lens for my HC-90 for tandems? I can't keep the moisture out of my Sony 0.6X anymore. Royal Stelth 0.5x Or, Liquid 5 Or Something else. I have$200.00 to spend on it.
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  7. After making about 1000 paid tandem videos using copyrighted music ( that statement is off the record ) two cd players, a JVC video processor and a Panasonic mx-12 with about a hundred wires all knotted up I think I may be ready for computer editing. I am starting from scratch with vary little computer editing experience. I would like to get a laptop with it's primary function being just this. Anything else I use it for would be a bonus. Any input on Computer, software, music and anything else I am not thinking of. I am currently using a HC-90 and a Rebel XT for tandems. A 109 for everything else. We all had to start somewhere. This post is my start.
  8. I have to agree with everyone here. We are a small DZ still using CR songs. It's a pain in the [email protected] and I would like to get away from it. Any more sugestions for sites to fine good music would be appreciated. With the ability of home computer video editing does anyone offer the student raw footage to edit themselves? What if they were to edit or re-edit the video then place on the web with cr music??
  9. What is everyone's personal favorite tandem video music or song? I here some great stuff on youtube ect... I just want to here what you hard working video gods think.
  10. Anyone out their make custrom handcam gloves???
  11. I am looking for a simple (cheap) editing board with two RCA music audio imputs. one audio video imput for the camera and one output to record. Simpley put I just want to overlap music with two audio soursed and edit with the camera. How about it pat?