steinwayartist
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Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:18 pm

Take this picture, for example. Anybody have an idea of how far away the photographer was, whether he was on the tarmack, what kind of zoom it is, etc.?


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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:22 pm

I just now learned the correct spelling of "tarmac." There's no 'edit' feature, and I felt this an important enough message to deserve its own mention  Smile
 
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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:26 pm

I was about 30 metres or so from the aircraft outside the airport perimeter and used a 300mm lens at 300mm to get that shot.

Here's another one!


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The shot is taken from a small viewing area near Twy Alpha as the aircraft taxi for departure off Rwy 34L.

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Craig Murray
 
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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:34 pm

Craig,

were you shooting thru the fence, or did you get yourself above the fence?

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steinwayartist
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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:40 pm

Craig (or anyone), do you know of a good site online to compare prices/quality for cameras? (A site which also has FAQ's etc. for newbies to photography, perhaps?)

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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 2:11 pm

Approx. 10-12 Metres using 75-80mm


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.... using (approx.) 50mm


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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 2:44 pm

Nick, http://www.photo.net/ has a lot of information and a generally helpfull crowd, but be sure to search the archives before asking a question. There are (as usual) some hawks who will flame you if you ask something that was answered 2 years ago in a response to an unrelated thread that went out of control.
Another site I like is http://www.usefilm.com/ which is smaller (thus less info) but nice nonetheless.
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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 5:03 pm

Try Epinions. The reviews on each product are from people who bought the thing.

http://www.epinions.com/elec-Photo

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Aircanon

Tue Aug 21, 2001 5:17 pm

75-80? Does anyone make such a lens.....or did you mean a 75-180?
 
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Cyka

Tue Aug 21, 2001 9:11 pm

Hi

I don´t know if anybody makes such a lens, doubt it. I was using my Canon 28-135, f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens at a setting of approx. 75-80 when taking that photo.

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Edwin
 
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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Tue Aug 21, 2001 11:07 pm

I suppose you guys don't mean 10-30 metres from the cockpit, but from the wing, otherwise you'd be hit by the wings!

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RE: Photographer's Distance From Planes...

Wed Aug 22, 2001 12:36 am

always was talking from the wing tip Konstantin! I would´nt want to get hit by the wing hehe because i am intending to keep on with aviation photography. Big grin

Edwin

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