Demosthenes From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
Hi, I was wondering about some feedback on these shots, and whether it is more desirable to have propeller movement rather than stopping it all together with a fast shutter speed. Do you think these meet the mark? Thanks
Also, I was taking quite a few pictures of larger aircraft, but found them to be not so sharp, I seem to be struggling a little with the autofocus, though I wonder whether I should stop down from f/4 some, make the IS work for its money, might it sharpen results in circumstances such as the following?
Demosthenes From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
Yeah, I haven't uploaded the last two nor expected to salvage them, rather was wondering about some advice on improving that kind of shot. I rather new to aviation photography, and just looking out for some tips on capturing sharper images across larger jets, specifically using the L lens at the long end, since I'm happy with focusing on the smaller ones but struggling to lock onto the right areas on anything much bigger.
As for the photos I submitted, is it desirable then to place the aircraft as dead centre as possible? In terms of being soft, any particular part, the overall image, etc?
Whisperjet From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 575 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1582 times:
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had a look at the EXIF data of the Dragon Air shot. Considering your settings (f 4.0, 1/6400), the focal length and your camera and lens the result should have been much better. Beside the heat haze which destroys it partly there are some very blurry parts (eg the tail).
In these light conditions I would set it to f71 in aperture priority.