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Lenses For Aviation Photography

Sat Sep 09, 2000 2:27 pm

I forgot to add this to my first post but, what is the best mm lense to use for avition photography ?

Martin
 
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RE: Lenses For Aviation Photography

Sat Sep 09, 2000 4:16 pm

Hi Martin,

i believe it depends at what location/airport you intend to take pictures. So you cannot say for example a 300mm lens would do the job. If the runway and/or the aircraft is further away you might need a 400 mm lens or more. Concering my own experience, i often use a tele-lens between 200 and 300 mm. On some circumstances, when aircraft is very close, even a 80mm lens will do. Of course it is also a question of how much money you want and can afford to spend. I for myself would like to have a larger lens in the near future.

Let´s see what other photographers suggest.

Lot´s of luck picking the right lens and much success on aviation photography.

Regards
Edwin
 
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RE: Lenses For Aviation Photography

Sat Sep 09, 2000 4:39 pm

Well if its any help its Dublin airport here in Ireland and the runway/taxiway is between 30ft in some places to 150-200ft in others

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RE: Lenses For Aviation Photography

Sun Sep 10, 2000 8:43 am

Hi Martin,

i have never been at Dublin Airport exept flying over it in about 11000 ft. some time ago. the best thing i can suggest is just go ahead and start shooting pictures. then you will get some experience and notice what kind of lenses you should use. a regular one for example 28-80mm and a tele-lens like a 75-300mm should do for the beginning. maybe thats even all you need. if not, nobody is preventing you of buying even larger lenses. so just give it a try.

lot´s of luck....
Edwin

 
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RE: Lenses For Aviation Photography

Sun Sep 10, 2000 12:23 pm

That's grand Edwin, thanks for the advice

Martin

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