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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:57 pm 
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Very varied weather made life difficult, as did the softness of my 55-250mm at max zoom (nothing to do with me being an amateur of course, LOL!)



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:04 pm 
Great shots! 1,3 and the penultimate ones are my favourite.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:29 pm 
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Thanks, the penultimate is a bit special for me. Its a DeHavilland Venom (in case you didn't know) and was one of the types my grandfather worked on.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:52 am 
Nice shots, I like them all , specially the heli one


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:04 pm 
Nice shots indeed you have a bit of motion blur in the rotors of the apache helicopter, and with the two arrows crossing, and that in my opinion shows speed.
Love the venom mind you i use to restore classic military aircraft.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:02 pm 
I like 8 I think that was it, the one with the planes split with the different color smoke. Also the heli is cool, and obviously number 1.

Did you shoot Aperture mode? If so what numbers were you having success with.

If not, around what shutters were you having the most luck with?
Are these cropped a bit? Or are most of these at 250mm?

I'm shooting a airshow next weekend and I'm pumped, but not to many people on here have giving any advice or tips yet. It seems around no faster than 250 on stuff with propellers. You don't want to freeze them completely, which you did nicely.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:47 pm 
For focusing, what did you use?
dynamic field + continuous?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:09 am 
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csmonte wrote:
I like 8 I think that was it, the one with the planes split with the different color smoke. Also the heli is cool, and obviously number 1.

Did you shoot Aperture mode? If so what numbers were you having success with.

If not, around what shutters were you having the most luck with?
Are these cropped a bit? Or are most of these at 250mm?

I'm shooting a airshow next weekend and I'm pumped, but not to many people on here have giving any advice or tips yet. It seems around no faster than 250 on stuff with propellers. You don't want to freeze them completely, which you did nicely.

thanks


To be honest, the conditions were so varied with dark cloud and patches of clear blue sky that I used P mode most of the time I think, with Continuous auto focus. Good luck with your shoot!

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Liked the shots also, as a newbie I don't have a problem of using P mode, if I mess around the image I want is gone.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:47 pm 
Great shots, got me all excited for the Southport Airshow next weekend.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:50 pm 
Great shots! I think the best are the italian "Tricolor Arrows", but probably I think that because I'm italian :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:09 am 
mikek75 wrote:
csmonte wrote:
I like 8 I think that was it, the one with the planes split with the different color smoke. Also the heli is cool, and obviously number 1.

Did you shoot Aperture mode? If so what numbers were you having success with.

If not, around what shutters were you having the most luck with?
Are these cropped a bit? Or are most of these at 250mm?

I'm shooting a airshow next weekend and I'm pumped, but not to many people on here have giving any advice or tips yet. It seems around no faster than 250 on stuff with propellers. You don't want to freeze them completely, which you did nicely.

thanks



To be honest, the conditions were so varied with dark cloud and patches of clear blue sky that I used P mode most of the time I think, with Continuous auto focus. Good luck with your shoot!



just a report back, I did the airshow and had a few problems, and some decent success. I will post some pictures when possible. I'm not claiming to have anything better than your collection though.

But for the record, I ended up shooting in Shutter priority. I varied from 250-320, to 800-1600, mostly. I slowed it down a bit on the Propeller planes.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:45 pm 
Very nice shots mate! Next month will happen an Airshow here in my city and I'll post some pics.

I hope they bring some Mirage 2000 this year and the P-47 that Brazil used on WWII in Italy.

Do you have some shots of the Eurofighter on the ground?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:28 am 
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Arghhh, I DID have shots of the Eurofighter on the ground, but I re-formatted my PC a month or so ago and I stupidly forgot to back up the airshow folder to my media drive. :oops:

Thanks for your comments guys, much appreciated.

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