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Lens Choices For LAX!  
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

I am travelling to LAx in afew weeks and plan to do some shooting while i'm there! What are the "must haves" in terms of focal lengths on lenses???

I'm thinking of taking my 100-400/17-40/70-200 and my 1.4x convertor! Is this going to be sufficient??? Or should i take my 28-135 aswell???

Chris


5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

If you plan to spot at the finals, 70-200 should do it for the most of the (bigger) planes. For smaller planes and for Imperial Hill 100-400 will be the right choice. I don't really think you would do anything with the 28-135, as long as you only take pictures of planes and you don't have a ramp access.  Smile

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

No, we have no ramp access!!! lol we wish!!!!!!

WE will shoot from where ever the kind spotters of LAX can guide us!!!!

Neither of us have been there b4!!!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineLgbguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Your 100-400 and 70-200 lenses are fine, but I would bring the 28-135 just in case you shoot from a place we call "Little Cargo". The 28-135 would be good for the bizjets that taxi past this location, not to mention the freighters that taxi past as well.

When do you plan to be in LA?

Please contact me via the e-mail link to my photos on this site and let me know your schedule, maybe I can show you around LAX abit.

Cheers
Michael Carter
lgbguy


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2102 times:

Michael,

Isn't that a place where the police hassles you away in less than few minutes?!

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Interesting topic, since there's a small chance I might be going to LAX myself (again - this time for photography).

Would a 75-300mm also be sufficient for decent LAX photography?

Greets,
Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineLgbguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Once in awhile they ask us to leave yes, just depends on which officers are on duty.

Michael Carter
lgbguy


User currently offlineLgbguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Ivan,

Yes, the 75-300mm lens is fine, that's what I use for the majority of my photos.

Michael
lgbguy


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