Royal, what happened with your shot of the dal md80?
Sunil, indeed, 500th of a sec at Ff5.6 if i remember correctly and i typically take 2 shots, maybe 3 of each airplane in that type of shot and they indeed are usually all sharp unless i screw something up by not being careful when panning. As far as 2x and no one using them, well i use it a good amt of time, though I prefer the 1.4x. Recently in Frankfurt, I was talking to a guy who shoots 50mm shots on the ramp there, we spoke of AeroLoyd/Sabena hybrid A320 and I told him I shot it at 320mm (eos 1v, 70-200 and 2x converter) and they are pin sharp (see below). He said its not possible to get any ramp shot through the fence and at 320mm and be good (sharp), i said yes it is (not that i do this regularly but this was in Frankfurt, not home). The shot is attached. My point ofcourse is, if you have quality glass, you'd be amazed at what you can achieve, even with 2x converter, handheld, trying to fill the frame, no IS, and getting the lighting to be dead on and shooting tough kodachrome 64 film which is very unforgiving for any screwups with metering.
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