dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2950 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted
Thu Jan 5 2012 07:48:24 UTC (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3938 times:
I've just replied to your other other post! You need a telescope rather than a lens for that or at least a 300mm+ high specification lens. Something like the Canon 100-400 L, Sigma 50-500 or a prime.
EDIT: I forgot to add, very clear sky as well.
Darren [Edited 2012-01-05 07:49:23]
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
Giancavia From Jamaica, joined Feb 2010, 1539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Thu Jan 5 2012 08:42:44 UTC (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3918 times:
Thanks for the tips, I shall look into them.. and lol im in UK that last thing isnt likely all that often is it
jeffreyklm From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Sat Jan 7 2012 05:36:43 UTC (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3807 times:
With 500mm you'll not be able to make it, I can show you a 500mm shot of a Antonov An-124 on flightlevel with heavy crop:
While these: (The most famous contrail shots I guess) is taken with 240mm.
View Large View Medium Photo © Andrzej Kostrzewa (ExtremeSpotting)
My advise to you is, get a large canon L lens (500- or 400mm) and buy a 2.0x extender with it to make it around 1000mm focal length. That will get you there.
✈ a mile of road or railway leads to nowhere, a mile of runway leads to everywhere. ✈ Aeronautical Engineering Student ✈