Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Best Equipment For Orly Airport?  
User currently offlinekorpenko From France, joined Jun 2011, 75 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Hi
I am currently a member of a photography club and have access to various cameras and lenses, all from Canon :
EOS 5D mk 2
EOS 7D
And a third one not available (a 600D i think)

EF 70-200mm
EF 24-70mm
EF 300mm

(And also a speedlite flash but i don't think it will be useful)

I haven't chosen a spot yet, but i will probably be able to shoot airplanes both flying and on the ground.
Here is the airport : https://maps.google.fr/?ll=48.731681,2.356396&spn=0.045573,0.111494&t=h&z=14
What is the best time of the year/day to shoot ?
Which equipment would you recommend ?
Would you recommend a precise spot ?

Thanks

[Edited 2013-02-02 15:55:31]

1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinedendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3493 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

You should be okay for a lot of shots with the 7D and 70-200 or the 5D and 300mm. The 24-70 will not be much use

Heat haze can be a problem so now is a good time. There was a spotters site at Kerozen but it seems to have disappeared but if you look at this site
http://www.plane-mad.com/airport-spo...es/france/paris-orly-ory-lfpo.html I have used locations B and the park at D (closed on Mondays)
I have also used a long stay car park off Ave de l'Europe and moved into the cargo area where parking was easy to find as the sun moved round and on my last visit, 2 years ago now I found a new, small industrial area off Ave Henri Dunant where again it was easy to park and whilst the weather was not good, it would be a very good location I am sure in better light
From the long stay car park

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar


From the cargo area later in the day

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar


From location B

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar


From the park D (very prone to heat haze)

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar


Off Henri Dunant

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mick Bajcar



Mick Bajcar


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Best Equipment For Aviation Photography? posted Sat Oct 6 2001 16:21:32 by Herbman
Best Hotels For Spotting posted Sun Aug 19 2012 08:02:32 by flywrite
Best Places For Skyline Shots In Various Cities. posted Thu Aug 2 2012 06:31:20 by bingo296
Best Camera For Nighttime Shots? posted Sat Jul 21 2012 20:51:14 by PHX787
Best Time For Heavies And Cargo - MIA posted Mon May 21 2012 09:03:18 by jcoz
Best Lenses For Spotting Aircraft At 35,000ft posted Sun Apr 15 2012 17:17:17 by xms3200
Best Camera For Taking Images posted Thu Apr 12 2012 00:39:35 by avfan
Best Settings For Night Shooting posted Tue Feb 21 2012 21:05:28 by evall95
Best Settings For Bright Light posted Sun Jan 22 2012 18:21:17 by evall95
Best Place For Newbie posted Thu Dec 8 2011 12:14:58 by JoeyTaffy93