Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3848 times:
Well, I haven't had any luck with those shots so just as an observer, i would think 200mm would be enough to see a contrail. i can see them with my bare eyes. But if you have any hopes of seeing any detail on the plane, like a winglet, or logo, you'd better have a 500mm lens or more. I shot one contrail once, at the full 300mm, and all i could see was that it was a fairly long fuselage twin-engine with a "light colored" bottom...like a 757.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
on the note of scanners, if anyone wants a good one look at the Maycom AR-108. I bought this big a$$ Radio Shack monster for $200 (since sold on eBay, breaking even) and then I saw the Maycom. What a little beauty!