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User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Hello Airliners  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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.  Crying

Just wanted to know the best settings - autofocus or not - ISO - shutter speed ect.

Thanks for the answers,
yours sincerely
Markus  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Of course there are also topics which are quite similiar, but I'm not using a D30 or D60 (hm...)  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2306 times:
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Markus -

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...

Royal


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Hello Royal,

I'm using a Coolpix 5700, like Paul Arnold, the photographer I've written.


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I will try several settings, but this guy here has the key!  Wink/being sarcastic

Markus


User currently offlineThe Red Baron From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 90 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2221 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.
Rgds
Bill



User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Hi Bill, thanks for the answers.

Does anyone have a direct e-mail adress to Paul Arnold?

Thanks, best regards Markus


User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Hi Markus,

My apologies for this. I don't recall receiving your e-mail, although I have quite alot, so my I'm very sorry if I've over-looked it.

Thanks for including my shots here! Pleased you like them!

What is it I can help you with?! Let me know and I'll give you all the advice I can!

Kind Regards,

Paul.
mail@airsnaps.com

Singapore.


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Hi Paul,

thanks for this message, I was very happy to hear something from you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
No problem of the over - looking!

Well, I'm using the Coolpix5700 myself very often, and wanted to know the best settings for this awesome digital camera (shutter speed - automatic, autofocus...)

How are you going on with the teleconverter? Do you loose some quality or focus speed?

If you could help me here - that would be very great  Big thumbs up

Best regards
Markus
Austria


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