Mclaudio From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4635 times:
I also have a Canon 100-400 and photos like the one you are trying to make are amongst my favourites. Actually my current wallpaper is an A346 from Iberia flying over my house in Lisbon.
There is no big secret if you want to achieve those frames. The only thing you really need is good visibility and zero haze. Then it's only a matter of shooting in the best quality your camera has and while editing, use a fair amount of crop. As an example, here is an SP crusing at FL360. I did it using a 30D and the 100-400 in full power
definitely 400mm is almost nothing. According to the remark of the photographer : Canon 600mm + 2X Teleconverter.
Only on my wildest dreams...
But back to the op. Now that you spent a good deal of money with the 400mm (but you have the Ferrari of the lenses) you can always try a 2x converter, but good results normally take a little time to achieve.
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Jid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 966 posts, RR: 34 Reply 15, posted (4 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 3752 times:
Unfortunatly none of these have the sharpness to make it. In fact all are blurry. This is one of the main issues with this kind of shot because you are using a long lens ANY camera movement is shown in your image.
Don't shot with cold shaking hands! (If you are in your back garden try whiskey to stay warm)
Use IS if you have it.
Try a monopod, it does not have to be on the ground but the extra weight will give you more stability.
Don't try shooting in challenging light as you have until you have mastered shooting in good light.
The aim is for a sharp image so use the appature that gives you the best results for your lens, normally around F8.
Good luck .. Jid
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