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post #1 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Finally decided to part ways with the Kodak "point and shoot" camera I've been using for the past 10 years. I must say it always did take nice photos but, really, what digital camera doesn't? I had a photo from my last Colorado trip I took with the cheap Kodak blown up to 24x36" poster size at Walmart and it looks great.

To replace it, I opted for the Nikon D3500, an "entry level" DSLR that seems to get pretty good reviews. I wanted something a little above a standard point and shoot but something smaller and cheap enough I can still carry it around on my motorcycle and hiking travels and not be overly concerned about its welfare like I would be with a more expensive model.

My first "real" camera, back in 1980, was a Pentax K1000. It struck me the other day that back then if you went around taking photos of yourself with your own camera, you would most likely have been labelled as "weird" or "a loser." How things change!

Anyway, looking forward to using this new camera. Most cell phones take great photos but I just prefer using an actual dedicated camera.
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-01-2020, 05:25 PM
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For goodness' sake, planalp; POST A PICTURE MADE WITH YOUR NEW CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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For goodness' sake, planalp; POST A PICTURE MADE WITH YOUR NEW CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will do, but the camera ain't arriving 'til Tuesday. Maybe next weekend. I noted a few things on today's ride that were photo-worthy and will return to them whenever the hit-and-miss good riding weather returns again.
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Just a test to see if I could still figure out how Imgur works...........

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If you tried posting a picture of an early-series B-17, it works!

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If you tried posting a picture of an early-series B-17, it works!

Congratulations.
Indeed. Shot of a "Giclee" canvas artwork I have on one of my walls. It's the Memphis Belle. Looking forward to getting out and taking some other shots with the new rig. Motorcycling and photography just seem to go together.
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If you tried posting a picture of an early-series B-17, it works!

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May I ask what is the difference between Early & Later models that you spotted?

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May I ask what is the difference between Early & Later models that you spotted?
Without referring to Google or Wikipedia, I'll walk down Memory Lane a bit!

The B-17 Flying Fortress, as I recall, was produced in several model series; not sure whether the first on was, B-17A, but I know they went through at least, B-17F. Each letter series was different, according to design/construction, including different armament. For example, I think the B-17Gs had "Chin Turrets," machine guns protruding from the underside of the cockpit; these forward-facing guns (crew members didn't like head-on attacks from Messerschmidts or Zeroes) were fired by the bombardier.

I built a B-17E model airplane in about 1944; to the best of my recall, it had no chin turrets. I see none in the excellent picture planalp shared; thus . . . I advanced the premise a B-17F or earlier model is shown (about right for the time frame of the Memphis Belle).

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EDIT: Just checked Google; here's a cutaway drawing of the last model B-17's (B-17G) chin turret; not seen in planalp's Memphis Belle picture:





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Keen eye, Damocles. G models did indeed incorporate the chin turret. Another dead giveaway for later models was the lack of paint. Interesting article below:

https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/...anes-of-paint/
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