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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

I forgot to add this to my first post but, what is the best mm lense to use for avition photography ?

Martin

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User currently offlineAIRCANON From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Hi Martin,

i believe it depends at what location/airport you intend to take pictures. So you cannot say for example a 300mm lens would do the job. If the runway and/or the aircraft is further away you might need a 400 mm lens or more. Concering my own experience, i often use a tele-lens between 200 and 300 mm. On some circumstances, when aircraft is very close, even a 80mm lens will do. Of course it is also a question of how much money you want and can afford to spend. I for myself would like to have a larger lens in the near future.

Let´s see what other photographers suggest.

Lot´s of luck picking the right lens and much success on aviation photography.

Regards
Edwin


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Well if its any help its Dublin airport here in Ireland and the runway/taxiway is between 30ft in some places to 150-200ft in others

Martin


User currently offlineAIRCANON From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Hi Martin,

i have never been at Dublin Airport exept flying over it in about 11000 ft. some time ago. the best thing i can suggest is just go ahead and start shooting pictures. then you will get some experience and notice what kind of lenses you should use. a regular one for example 28-80mm and a tele-lens like a 75-300mm should do for the beginning. maybe thats even all you need. if not, nobody is preventing you of buying even larger lenses. so just give it a try.

lot´s of luck....
Edwin



User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

That's grand Edwin, thanks for the advice

Martin


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