Boeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
I've an important question here:
I found some photos of starting/landing aircrafts, made with a digital camera (Nikon - Coolpix). I've already written the photographer but haven't received a message yet.
Just wanted to know the best settings - autofocus or not - ISO - shutter speed ect.
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9698 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
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I have been trying shots of planes landing lately, haven't really gotten it down. "Auto" settings on my CP5k don't seem to do the trick, so I have been playing with the ISO, either 200 or 400, and shutter speeds of 1/500 or faster if the lighting is there.
My results have been mixed...some fairly good, some downright horrible. Nothing A.net quality, but it is fun trying...
The Red Baron From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 90 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
I'm now using a Canon D60 with a Canon 100-400 IS lens.
The image stabilizer on the lens really helps and you can pretty much ignore shutter speeds on sunny days and go for f8 to get good depth of field.
I always try to use 100 ASA going no higher than 200 ASA on cloudy days - higher goes noticeably grainy.
Always use autofocus with three point focusing - its fooled the camera a couple of times when the a/c is predominantly white but 95+ % have come out crisp. One point focusing though can result in focusing difficulties if it catches a flat white patch on the fuselage.
I'll be uploading a few take-off and landing shots to A.net soon so you can judge for yourself.
I have emailed one direct to Markus for him to see.
Hope this helps.