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Old Jul 15, 2005, 9:17 AM   #1
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I`m just gettin my kit together for tomorrow,I think I`m gonna shoot in S mode (any suggestions).For some of the planes it maybe the last time they fly.I`m opting for shootin high on a hill (with TCON), rather than jostle with the 30,000 expected crowd,its free entry so maybe more!!.

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B17 Flying fortress "The Sally B" (Memphis Belle),escorted by 2 P51 Mustangs

4 WW 2 Spitfires,a Catalina Sea plane, RAF Nimrod, Tupelov display team, and The Utterly Butterly Wing walkers,

I may visit the site when the crowds die down.

I hope the weather stays fine.

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The B17 was not goin to make it because the insurance was close to £5m,because of the weight class,It only made it because of an anonymous donation from across the pond.

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Old Jul 15, 2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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Shoot in A mode at f/3.7 maybe at ISO200, that'll get your speed up.

Good luck with your shooting, I agree about finding a vantage point away from the crowds.



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I was at a nature reserve a few weeks back, at the end of Manston Airport's runway where all of the display planes were stopping for fuel between the displays.
This was shot with six grands worth of lens on the end of a D70, but as it was a prime 500mm (750mm due to crop ratio) I only just got it in the frame.

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Old Jul 15, 2005, 2:42 PM   #3
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Sounds like fun TD. Hope you find your vantage spot.

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Old Jul 15, 2005, 3:50 PM   #4
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Shoot in A mode at f/3.7 maybe at ISO200, that'll get your speed up.

Thanks for the tip Coldsnail, I`ll give it a whirl

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That looks like a Tornado...man those thing are LOUD
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 5:15 PM   #6
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That looks like a Tornado...man those thing are LOUD
Pah, that was just for warm-up.

This was one of those times when I wished I had a zoom on the end of the D70, so I could pull back.




Yup, one of the last flying Lancaster bombers approx 100ft above my head.

After this I went back to shooting the wildlife, I nearly took one of the Red Arrows, but at that moment I was using a x2 teleconverter on the 500. (1500mm with the crop ratio). That was far too much lens and it weighed a ton too.

The body of the D70 is next to my watch.




Hmmmm, something went wrong with this picture.


All the best, Paul.

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Old Jul 16, 2005, 12:26 AM   #7
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Yup and the other Lancaster is in Hamilton Ontario and its a pleasure to see them fly...las airshow I went to as the Lan' was flying around, one of the original crew members told a horrific story over the PA system to like 50,000 people. It just made the flight demo that much more interesting with Vera Lynn music playing in the background as this verteran told the story......Ive been to many an airshow and I JUST LOVE the Tornado rippin' my ears off.....Thanks for the Lancaster memory:-)
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Nice last shot there Paul. Thanks for the cover up, children might be viewing these posts!! LOL Have fun TD and post,post and post!! That lens brings back memories of the olden times for me when the length of your lens could get you thrown out of some venues. I got tossed out of an Iron Maiden concert because they thought I was a Professional. The long lens did it!! Makes the TCON look puny! LOL


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NO WAY...the Dawg at a Maiden concert??? Please explain this one will ya ?
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 8:40 AM   #10
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Yes I'm interested too. What vintage Maiden did you see?

Oh, I met Bruce Dickinson at Gatwick Airport once, he's a pilot for one of the cheap holiday airlines. (Just to keep the Airshow theme running in this thread)
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