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Old May 12, 2010, 9:22 PM   #11
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That little thin wing rocket is a very fast bird. It is kinda wild that they are using an interceptor for air acrobatic. Figure they would want something with a greater surface area for more stability control
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Old May 12, 2010, 9:25 PM   #12
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That little thin wing rocket is a very fast bird. It is kinda wild that they are using an interceptor for air acrobatic. Figure they would want something with a greater surface area for more stability control
Well, the loops it did were pretty big, but it did some rolls. Mainly, it just went fast. It was the first time I saw a vapor cone in real life.
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That it is, very fast mark number close to 2 in level flight testing.
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Old May 12, 2010, 10:30 PM   #14
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why is it at f16?! looks real noisy, or is that overcast?

i was shooting f5 with my 70-200 and a 1.4 tele on there, and the AF was so crazy fast because of the contrast of the planes to the sky. It was actually on my d60 because my 90's batteries flopped on me.
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We're possibly getting a WW 11 era, RCAF Lancaster Heavy Bomber fly in, to our local airport in the summer.

These bombers were the ones used as Dam Busters, destroyed the Battleship Tirpitz and were the main heavy bomber used by the RCAF and RAF during WW 11.

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why is it at f16?! looks real noisy, or is that overcast?
It was very overcast. The Blue Angels fly the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet.
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It was very overcast. The Blue Angels fly the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet.
He means the aperture not the aircraft
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Looking forward to seeing the full series, man I still want to shoot an air show!!!
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I live near Andrews AFB, and I shoot lots of the aircraft that fly over my neighborhood. I've been experimenting with different settings. Some of the aircraft are the C-130 and the UH-1N, and I've been trying to get the shutter speeds down so I can get some motion blur on the propeller and rotor blades. This was the first time I saw one of the Blue Angels (notice the tail number is "7", so it's not one of the ones used during the performance) and I just shot with what I had.

During an air show, you have a schedule, so you know what's going to happen next and you can plan for it. The United States Air Force doesn't usually tell me what aircraft will be buzzing my house, and when, so I shoot with the settings I've got, and hope for the best.
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I had to laugh at the confusion LOL.

I always go for Tv when getting shutter speeds down, also ISO 100 (I think the D90 only does this in expanded mode) and let the camera decide..... actually I try to use M as far as possible as the sky insists on being a pain in messing up the exposure I want.
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