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Old May 11, 2010, 7:41 PM   #1
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Default A couple of more arrivals

I liked the way the lighting turned out on this shot where the sun was behind me.



I need to try a polarizing filter on my next outing in order to see through the cockpit windows.


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Old May 12, 2010, 1:03 PM   #2
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I really like the angle you took the 1st one, and you got allot of details, nicely done once again.
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Thanks ST--my 70-200 f/2.8 lens hardly dissapoints when it comes to capturing detail. Also I've been using flight tracker to check arrivals. It helps me tailor my visits to the airport so that I do not end up spending hours watching nothing but Delta regional jets.

I could use some additional reach in the zoom and am waffling between the Nikon 80-400 VR ($1,600) and the Sigma 100-300 F/4 HSM ($1000). I'm partial to the Sigma because of the HSM focusing and lower price tag, but it lacks VR. The Nikon has additional reach and VR but non SDM focusing, a bit slower (F/4.5 - 5/6) and more $$$'s. If the Nikon had SDM focusing, I'd ante up the premium and get it.

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why not add like a 1.4x or 2x tc. I is not as bright, but if you shoot in good light it will give you a reach out to 400mm with the 2x
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ST: I thought about a TC, but am hesitant to add more layers of glass. For airplane shots, detail is paramount! It does not help that I am a pixel peeper!
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Okay,

I would go with the 400mm, if that is the case. Think you will be happier with the IQ for your airplane shots
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