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Imperial Hill At LAX With 300mm Enough?  
User currently offlineSandromederle From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4107 times:
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hi guys,

i will be in LA at the beginning of February next year and was wondering if 300mm on a full frame body is a good focal length for spotting at LAX's Imperial Hill?

Are there any objects in the way that limit photography to a certain angle only? Any input for spotting from said point would be nice!


Cheers
Sandro


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9647 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4102 times:
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300mm full frame will be a little on the short side for all but the big heavies (747, A346).

User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

2nd that Sandro, 300mm on a FF camera will have you miss quite a bit of stuff. For smaller acft (320s, 737s, 757s) you'd need about 500mm on a FF, 400 will do fine if you can use a 1.3 or 1.6 crop cam.

Drop Jorge Chavez & Paul Paulsen a line if you're going, brilliant guys and take one or two OKish photos too  Wink



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User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 1):
300mm full frame will be a little on the short side for all but the big heavies (747, A346).

Then there is Samy's where you can rent a 600mm f4.
http://www.samys.com/common/pdf_files/2009_rental.pdf

Just for 150 bucks (a day or the w/e) you will be "king of the hill"

V.

[Edited 2009-12-16 11:16:25]

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