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1/250s, Is It Enough For Landing Shoot?  
User currently offlinePhileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Hi,
Recently I just spotted a nice place to shoot the landing of the planes right at the beginning of the runway in Perth airport. This tips was given by one of the forum members by the way.
I used 35mm SLR with 100-300mm lense and yesterday during the trial I used 200ASA negatives films. The fastest speed I could achieved is 1/500s. So, if I used 100ASA film, it will be 1/250s maximum speed. It is summer in Australia now and the sky was very bright.
So, is 1/250s enough for landing shoot?

Thanks for the any advice.

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User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Phileo

Yes its OK

Should be fine. I'd use slide film rather than negative. Better colours & you can always get a print from the slide if you want.

Happy shooting you lucky chap

Scotty in frozen Scotland


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Phileo,

1/250 should be fine. I've gotten away with 1/90 or so if you pan properly. But I would expect at least some higher numbers. Check your f/stop If you are shooting 100ASA in broad daylight, at f/8, you should come up to 1/500 sometimes.

Charles


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Id go fer more of a 1/500,
Ive tried 1/250 and when hte plane gets really close to you..
(I usually hang right underneath the path)
and things get really fast.
with 250fps, it blurs the picture even when I use a ISO(ASA) 200 film.
Sometimes with some luck and optimism you can survive with 250.
My F was at 4-11 depending of weather..

Bo Kim



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1586 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

I shoot Kodachrome 64 with a 1/350th shutter speed. The f is anywhere from 8 to 5.6 depending on the scene.

1/250th shutter speed should be okay with 200 speed film, unless you are extremely close to the action.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Hmmmm...........I've surprised that you were only able to achieve 1/250 shutter, however thats fast enough.
I went to Denver Int'l (DEN) last weekend and it was VERY cloudy. There was not a sun spot in the sky, so I was worried that my pictures wouldn't turn out good. I was shocked and I was able to achieve 1/1000 shutter the whole time! It never was less! The aperature was f/11, that shocked me also! I thought it would be using f/4.5-5.6 which is the fastest on my Pentax 80-320MM that I was using. Anyways, here is one of my photos. It turned out GREAT! However I have a really poor scanner ($40 one!) so the scan isn't good. I'm getting a new one soon, so my photos will be much better in the future. I haven't submitted it to airliners.net yet. I will once I re-scan it with my new scanner.



Kind regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Hi

The rule of thumb is this...

If you are using a 200mm lense, in order to get sharp results (not because of the lense specifically) you must be able to shoot at F5.6 and 1/200th or faster of course. At 300mm, it's F5.6 at 1/300th. With my old lense, I'd be using KR64 and sometimes KM25 at 250-300mm at F5.6 at 1/60th. Sure, I'd lose a few blurry shots, but the sharp ones were awesome.
Now with a faster lense, I shoot KR64 at F8/11 at 1/500th-600th rather easily, but provided you shoot faster than whatever 1/xth zoom that you have, your shots SHOULD be sharp.

Regards,
Rob




What other people think of you is none of your business!
User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Hey BA

Nice shot. But what was your film rating? Also, looks to me like you may have snow on the ground. So on a 200ASA you probably could go to 1/1000 if that was the case.

Cheers


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Scotty, most of the snow was melted. However, what you see above the plane are snow clouds. Thanks, the quality is pretty poor though because of my poor scanner. Amazon.com still hasn't shipped my new one!


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Hey BA

Your shot has mysteriously disappeared from the Forum. Any idea why?? Could the Administrator have crept by in the night and chopped it out??

Scotty


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

My shot disappeared? I still see it.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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