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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by computerman View Post
    1600-3200 see example https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N...o/DSC_0015.JPG didnt bring any support as it was just supposed a short trip, had to head home for dinner. exif data incorrectly showing f4, should be 5.6 . Max auto iso set to 1600, 1/60s was far too slow for 440mm handheld shot. I guess I will miss having VR. Will be going down to bushy park on Saturday then Riat on Sunday.

    Are you using the sigma 70-200 to shoot fast jets?

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    Just done some quick research on the sigma, very nearly as sharp and lacks weather sealing but its about £600 cheaper. Hopefully it will in bag by the end of this year. Currently priced at £627 from the same place I bought my 300mm versus £1220 for the nikon
    yeah, shooting long without IS/VR/OS takes practice - my 70-200 is the MK1 so all my shots are without any stabilisation and all hand held..

    yeah fast jets / helicopters are all with the 70-200 with a x2 tele - i occasionally borrow a 120-300 2.8 and use that with the x2 as well..

    i've had the 70-200 out in all weathers and it's yet to miss a beat
    this shot was in torrential rain (not that you can see because the shutter was too slow to capture the drops of water)

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    How is this shot?


    really struggled with the teleconverter in todays light too. Hunting back and forth for over 5 seconds on some occasions.
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    The rest of the days photos:

















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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by computerman View Post
    How is this shot?
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j...030+-+Copy.JPG

    really struggled with the teleconverter in todays light too. Hunting back and forth for over 5 seconds on some occasions.
    interesting, might be a limitation of the cheap camera body..

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    yeah, shooting long without IS/VR/OS takes practice - my 70-200 is the MK1 so all my shots are without any stabilisation and all hand held..

    yeah fast jets / helicopters are all with the 70-200 with a x2 tele - i occasionally borrow a 120-300 2.8 and use that with the x2 as well..

    i've had the 70-200 out in all weathers and it's yet to miss a beat
    this shot was in torrential rain (not that you can see because the shutter was too slow to capture the drops of water)
    Do you use any sort of cover to keep the rain off it or just let it get rained on?

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    I havent been using any covers, but i will do with my new lenses. Thats how my viewfinder got misty after photographing deer last week

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Weather wasnt great today, giving me problems exposing my shots:

    RIAT 2014














    spot metering fails to get it right:








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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Some right good shots there....

    Just one minor point, not everyone has fast broadband so large images can take a while to load so try and limit to 800 - 1024 wide, and the original post asked for no more than 3 shots per day.... I know it's quiet right now so its not a problem, but if it gets busy again please bear it in mind.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Do you use any sort of cover to keep the rain off it or just let it get rained on?
    depends if i know its going to rain or not.. just grab a black bin bag ..

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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    Weather wasnt great today, giving me problems exposing my shots:
    shoot manual exposure, then you have control over the situation

    also try and keep your SS below 1/250 when shooting helicopters/propped aircraft, the slower the better - Chinook's need a SS of around 1/50 to get a decent rotor blur

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Ah that's a Lynx, so nerdy fact, those have RPMs higher than most other choppers, where as a Huey (or Iroquois) is ~300RPM, the Lynx is about ~500RPM.

    Obviously when they guy is coming down towards ground, he will be letting the collective, which will be making it more varied!

    It's also why if you are ever lined up with the runway, it's easier to get nice prop blurr on take off, rather than landing, most pistons will be at most 2500rpm on take off, but probably less than a quarter of that for landing!

    So trying to get nice blur will also greatly depend on what stage of flight your target is.
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    shoot manual exposure, then you have control over the situation

    also try and keep your SS below 1/250 when shooting helicopters/propped aircraft, the slower the better - Chinook's need a SS of around 1/50 to get a decent rotor blur.
    Thanks for the tip will bare than in mind next time. I was worried that a lower speed will make it look soft, plus there werent any breaks between each display. I was rushing alot constantly changing, iso, exposure, WB, TC and batteries! I was shooting manual to start with a couple months back, The A380 shot posted earlier was manual. After shooting wildlife I got in the habbit on shooting in aperture priority.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    A Fitter, pretty cool!
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    A Fitter, pretty cool!
    nope two fitters, see:


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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    Yikies! The old joke about how big the cockpit has to be to fit those massive giant balls it takes to do that....
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    Flame on!
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