nssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4518 times:
Are the Opteka Telephoto lenses worth looking at? I'm wanting a lens where I can get decent pictures of planes flying at 30,000 feet or so. I'm not looking at getting the pictures on Airliners.net per se,but want a picture that I can tell what the aircraft is.
OLy720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7115 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4475 times:
They don't get particularly good reviews and you get what you pay for, so don't expect much.
If you want to photograph planes at 30kft then a 400mm is probably the minimum focal length to get the aircraft a reasonable size to identify it, and then you're looking at A330/A340/B767/B777 sized planes.
To give you an idea of possibilities, these are with a Tokina 400mm lens
johnkrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1430 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4459 times:
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Identifying what? The reg? Airline?
Sometimes I can see the reg with my 200mm+1.4 converter. To identify an airline all you need is 200mm and zoom in on the image afterwards. Stabilizer helps a lot though
nssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4375 times:
Looks like I need to just get a converter for my 70-300mm lense. I only want to be able to tell whether the plane is a 757,A320,etc. Is there a converter that is better than others? I have a Canon Rebel XS camera,and Canon lenses.