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User currently offlineMikey From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 195 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Do you know what shutter speed are. If I want to take a plane landing what will the picture turn out.


Ex LAX, LGB, SNA aviation photographer
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User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

You HAVE to have AT LEAST 400 speed film, a camera with a fast autofocus, and have the shutter speed on AT LEAST 1000.


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

What kind of advices are these? I NEVER used a 400 speed film in my life and was able to shot hundreds of landings with no problem. Any 200 or even 100 ASA is enough and you don't need a shutter speed of 1000, beggining with 250 is enough in a sunny day.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Depending on what your zoom and Fstops are, you will need various shutter speeds, but not any film over 100ASA! For 50mm, 1/125 should be good for a beginner, while for 200mm, you will want about 1/500. As you get better you will be able to pull off much longer exposures, some people can get down to about 1/8 for 50mm!

For a plane landing on a sunny day, I'm going to guess a zoom of 100-200mm, exposure of 1/250-1/500th, and FStop of 11-16, with 100 speed film.

User currently offlineNikonman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

I use ASA 100 film, and get shutter speeds and f stops anywhere from 1/125 at f/4.5 to 1/2000 at f/22

I think the majority of my LAX shots (just recently, that are still out in the box) were taken at 1/250 to 1/500 anywhere from f/8 to f/16


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