Flamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4565 times:
SFO isn't much good if you don't have at least 400mm of glass. Also, there isn't much of any place to spot inside the terminals, and whenever I seem to get a good shot, the windows leave this ugly green tint resulting in a color rejection. There is a great website for all the three bay area airports, explaining almost everything you need to know. For some reason the link i try to post isn't working so just type "Golden Gate Airliners flygga tripod" into to google and it is the first hit shown.
Photography at SFO is difficult due to the distance. Although if all you want to do is to watch, Bayfront Park is an excellent location for that. I suggest drive yourself south and come to SJC where the weather and photo conditions are so much better.
QantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4486 times:
Quoting Flamedude707 (Reply 1): Also, there isn't much of any place to spot inside the terminals, and whenever I seem to get a good shot, the windows leave this ugly green tint resulting in a color rejection.
I disagree completely. Terminal photography at SFO is quite nice. There's a lot going on, and reasonably clean windows. Just walk up and down the piers and catch what you can. I can plug - err, I mean reference - some sample photos if you're interested.
The train between terminals also offers a good view as you go to the rental car building.
Scotland1979 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 548 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4415 times:
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SFO, you need to have 400mm lens I went there last December - it was bad for first time visitors, I had alot of rejected but one. Obviously SFO you need alot of practice to adjust. Yes SLC is much better but sorry you wont see much international airlines outside of USA (most domestic flight)
If I go SFO again, I better bring 400mm with f/2.8 IS USM
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