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Old Jul 11, 2010, 11:37 PM   #11
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Thanks Dave! I used my Tamron 70-300 for all of these, I wonder if the Sony 70-300G would be better?
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 5:51 AM   #12
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Super shots of somev very fast moving aircraft! #'s 7.8.9 & 10 are definitely show worthy! Looks like it was a perfect day for an airshow too.
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Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 8:01 AM   #14
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Super shots of somev very fast moving aircraft! #'s 7.8.9 & 10 are definitely show worthy! Looks like it was a perfect day for an airshow too.
Thanks, Jelpee. Yes it was a gorgeous day. The storm came about an hour after the show ended...
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 8:02 AM   #15
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Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.
Thank you Gary, you're too kind.. Maybe by next year I'll get the Sony 70-300G
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I agree, a very nice series.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 7:29 PM   #17
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Thanks, Walter C.
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My first air show with a dslr will be in Sept. I have the sony a550 with the kit 75300. I need some tips on what settings to use. I find the sony focus-hunts when i point it at the sky (no kidding). And exposure will be all over. So I'm thinking to go manual exposure for the conditions. If I keep a focus point on an airplane and use AF-C, you think that might work? or what? thanks.
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Nice camera. I have the A300, would like to go full frame one day, but I like telephoto more than I do wide, so maybe an A550 or...?

For all these shots, I used 100 iso, F/8, and let the camera decide the shutter speed, which wasn't a problem because I had plenty of light.

I used spot metering, although I meant to use center weighted. To get propellors blurry use a shutter speed of 1/400 or less. I also used af-c focussing mode, and use only the center point to focus.

A lot of it is plain luck LOL, but whatever it is, if you enjoy photography, you will love shooting airplanes.
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The show will be on for three days here so I can go the first day, grab some shots, and review them at night. then I'll have a couple more opportunities. we'll see.
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