A Question On Photographing Jets

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  1. DennyCrane

    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I tried to get some shots of a landing jet today and I just couldn't nail the focus... I think it was because the thing was moving to damned fast and was moving out of the focus point. This was @ 300mm, ISO 100, 1/1000 second, f/5.6:

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    It's just not as sharp as it should be... any input?

    Thanks!
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What AF mode were you in? Servo would probably be best for something like this...something that will track the plane.
     
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    I was in the One Shot mode... honestly, I haven't played with the different modes yet and after rereading the manual just now... yeah, that probably would have been the ticket! Cool beans. Thanks.
     
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    Yep definitely put it on the continuous focus. It's great for anything moving when you're going to shoot off a little burst. Can't wait to see some cool plane pics! GL
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    Usually, I just forget that I have anything other than one-shot...lol.

    I get home, and then I'm like - "Why didn't I switch to servo...?"

    Same for ISO...I forget that I can change it a lot...
     

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