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Best Canon Lense For Taking Pictures On Aircraft  
User currently offlineHARLEYF150 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6817 times:

Which lense would be better for taking pictures on aircraft ( Cockpit shots and window shots ) out of the Canon 15MM Fisheye or the Canon 17-40 MM or maybe one that i haven't mentioned,Thanks

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User currently offlineWERNAIR From Austria, joined Aug 2003, 164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

I would suggest the Sigma 10-20mm which is quite cheap compared to other lenses and brings you good picture quality...

Werner



Wernair Photography
User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

Pro for the 15mm: f2.8
Con: less flexibility

Pro for the 17-40: more flexibility
Con: f4

If budget doesn't matter consider a 16-35 2.8L



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6742 times:

the 17-40L is a great lense for photography on airplanes, price is not too high and you get some great shots.

if you're more into jumpseat night photography grab yourself the 16-35 f2.8  Smile

chris



Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6730 times:

They are both great lenses, i own both of them. If i could only have one then i would have the 17-40 tho. It is much more versatile.

Here are some shots from both lenses.

15mmF2.8 Fisheye


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17-40F4L


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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 offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6689 times:

I have the 17-40 f/4L and love it. I only have one cabin shot with it and a couple wingviews. Its a great lens though. I got to use the Sigma 15mm Fisheye last week, while a cool lense. You are restricted. I'll join the plugorama. Here are 2 shots taken with my 17-40.


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Danny



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User currently offlineSpartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6667 times:

I have both Canon 17-40L/Sigma 15mm. I love both lenses but find myself using my 15mm for all my cockpit shots and some cabin shots. Theses photos are all taken with the Sigma fisheye.

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Ralph Duenas - Jetwash Images (Charles Barkley said it best "Oklahoma is a vast wasteland")
User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6640 times:

Well, I like all those lenses you have noted down, but I would add another one that is apparently giving very good results to one of our best Spotters (at least for me): Javier Guerrero. I'm talking about the Canon EFS 10-22. Javi, any comment about it?

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Kind Regards, Radial360
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