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Old Nov 6, 2011, 8:52 PM   #1
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 8:55 PM   #2
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Great images, Steve. You're panning abilities are far greater than mine, buddy.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 5:55 AM   #3
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Agreed, very nicely done. I prefer #3 FWIW...
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 6:13 AM   #4
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Great images, Steve. You're panning abilities are far greater than mine, buddy.
Ditto on the images and the panning. I don't think I have seen that cockpit detail before - impressive especially at larger sizes on your smugmug site.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 6:30 AM   #5
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Steven,
Yes indeed, getting a shot in the cockpit is really impressive. Either your panning skills are very good or you can run extremely fast : )
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Thanks guys, glad you like them.

No, my panning skills are only average, just a lot of practice shooting military aircraft. All the credit goes to the E-3 and 50-200mm. It was the easiest high speed pass shooting that I have ever done.

This was taken this past Saturday at MacDill AFB in Tampa, and the bird was in full afterburner on a low altitude high speed pass coming left to right. I knew that after they pass over the center-line that he would then begin a right bank and that the cockpit would then be more visible.

Even at close to 600mph, the E-3 tracked it perfectly and never lost focus. Just set the camera for 3 shot bursts, and the Oly did the all the work. Much easier than my past shots with the E-330 or E-520. The more I use the E-3 the more impressed I am with that piece of hardware.
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Here is the same aircraft on a low speed pass with a P-51 Mustang

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Old Nov 7, 2011, 11:17 AM   #8
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Fantastic shots Steven,

Very sharp and very well exposed... thank you for posting.
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All of the above Steven.

Even stopped the prop on that P51...or it was going to fall out of the sky.
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Even at close to 600mph, the E-3 tracked it perfectly and never lost focus. Just set the camera for 3 shot bursts, and the Oly did the all the work.
You are obviously doing something wrong. Everyone knows that Oly DSLRs can't shoot fast moving objects.
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