Aircraft images for Dr Harout

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Aircraft images for Dr Harout

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Dr Harout,

A few samples.
In Japan quite a lot of shots were big crops, often as much as 6000px down to 2500px due to subject distance. Luckily the A99 and 70-400G gave great sharpness and detail PROVIDED I managed to keep the camera steady. Adjusting in LR to medium contrast and making sure I used the full white to black range helped. The first shot was quite hazy, could have done with "dehaze" a few months ago!

approx. 4200px wide 1/1250, f7.1, ISO250, 330mm
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approx. 2700px wide 1/500, f7.1, ISO200, 400mm
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approx. 2800px wide (A77 plus 70-400G) 1/400s, f9, ISO100, 400mm (600mm) and still a big crop. Needed 1/400 to reduce shake, I'd normally use 1/125-1/200 to give more rotor blur at shorter focal lengths. many adjacent frames were scrapped due to blur. Probably got 1 out of 10 pin sharp.
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At times I wonder if the new Sigma or Tamron 150-600 would be any use but I'm sure I'd suffer from increased shake at 600mm on both A99 and A77.

Hope these are of interest.

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Good shots, but why it's only for Dr.Harout? :) Other people can't see it, can be blind? :) :)
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#2 is a bingo.
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Valery,

Everyone is welcome to look and comment.
Dr Harout had some specific questions about aviation photography on another forum which I rarely use so I posted some examples with data on here for him to view as it is much easier for me and they are shot with Sony equipment :)

If you follow the image links to my Photobucket accouont there are many more.

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Thanks Mike, I will follow your advices, definitely, but... seldom we see aircraft, let alone aircraft exhibitions or shows...

As I am an optimistic person, I say we have blue skies with no streaks or lines of aircraft passing by...
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I am with JB. I can feel the heat from those afterburners in #2.
So would you or Doc care to share the specific questions? I am curious
and since I do have access to these types of planes at the shows, perhpas
I could benefit from the information.

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He was asking about suitable settings for shooting flying aircraft. I was giving some examples with settings and also showing how big some crops need to be even with 400mm on a crop body. The A99 with 70-400G has a lot of scope for cropping provided it is in focus and also free of shake.

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Amazing!

The second shot takes one's breath away. : )

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Interesting shot Ken. I am not sensing the motion though lighting is very nice. May be a bit of brightening the foreground
would convey the motion better.

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Talk about limited light! Excellent catch. Mine would be covered in motion blur!

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