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  1. pandinus

    pandinus TPF Noob!

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    I'm going to shoot an air show next weekend, and I'm wondering if anyone of you have any suggestions about techniques etc.

    I'll be using a 35-105mm lens for the static display and a 70-300mm lens for the actual show. (I might allso use a greater wide-angle to get a couple of nice panoramas...)

    I'd really apprechiate all help and suggestions.
     
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    Planes in the air.

    Go manual and expose for the shadows, not the sky. Get a setting on something on the ground that doesn't have a bright background, and has an average brightness.

    Since they are moving you will want to pan and shoot at a minimum of 1/250. If you go high speed on prop planes it will stop the propellers. If you want some blur, don't go with 1/1000.

    Unless they are very close you can manually focus at infinity.

    Autofocus needs contrast to find the subject. A clear sky might confuse the AF.
     
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    Hey, great stuff. Thanks, I really apprechiate it.
    Thanks. (I've never thought about the manual focus before, a great idea that I'll have to use.)

    Thanks again.
     
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    A great thanks for your help "SnapShot," I really apprechiate it. I got some great photos and hope to be able to publish some of them on this sight in the near future.
     

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