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User currently offlinertodepart From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Some days ago i had time to sit at the end of one of the runways here at KIAH and the lens i had in my camera (D3200)was the 60mm f2.8 and i was on Auto .. please look at this shot and tell me if the 60mm was the only lens you had on , what would you guys done diferent to get a better shot???? Thanks ... Im trying to learn here.and in the process of getting a better longer lens ..
ISO 280
1/500s F/5.6

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User currently offlinekukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4840 times:

Not a lot you could have done differently, given the short lens and the low light. Learn as much about camera settings as you can, so you can make your choices for yourself rather than letting your camera make them for you. You could perhaps have sacrificed some shutter speed for a lower ISO (less noise). But there wasn't much of a margin to play with because the closer you are to an aircraft, the quicker it changes shape in your viewfinder. So you need shutter speed otherwise you will end up with part of the aircraft - typically either the nose or the tail - blurred.

Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
User currently offlinertodepart From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

thanks for the reply. im looking to get another used lens like this one on the link for not too much money .
http://www.adorama.com/NK70300AFGB.html and once i get better ill spend on something better ....

[Edited 2013-07-13 22:10:06]

[Edited 2013-07-13 22:10:35]

User currently offlineEGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

Nothing really wrong with your shot Antonio, I think you did well, if you shoot Auto then you would get this kind of result fairly often, It's why many of us shoot Aperture Priority or Manual Mode. You camera's 'Auto' metering wont work too great in tricky lighting situations. I did a 10 second rework of your shot in Photoshop here

All I have done is used 'Levels' as your histogram was blank on the right side indicating the short is 'Underexposed' or 'Dark'

That was an easy fix, a tighter crop and sharpen and then you are pretty close!

Quoting rtodepart (Reply 2):
im looking to get another used lens like this one

Leave it well alone, I had one and its very soft past 120mm  

Try the below link in future, there are many helpful guys out there both on the crew and not who will help you get to where you want to be   


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User currently offlinertodepart From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

thanks alot for the help guys ....

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