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MAD - FRA : Inflight Pictures

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:56 pm


I am flying this summer from MAD to FRA. When i fly i always try to get a window seat so i can take pictures.

During my last flights i have not had the chance of taking pictures like the one i show you (please see link).

How likely do you think that i will be able to take similar pictures to the one i am showing you? Is it so difficult to pass or be passed by a relatively close aircraft?

Thank You!

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RE: MAD - FRA : Inflight Pictures

Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:44 pm

Include the < and > to get the best results when indulging in a mystery plug !
Anyway, stick the camera close to the window and you'll be able to get this :

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RE: MAD - FRA : Inflight Pictures

Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:13 pm


Your should be able to get pictures like that if the situation arises.....but you may have to be quick with the camera.

On one of my flights a few weeks ago, ZRH-AMS, I had a similar situation when an Evergreen 747 (I think it was) was pretty close for a shot, under me and producing a nice trail above the clouds.....only problem I had was the meal was just served and the camera was still in the bag. Try getting your camera out from the bag while the table is down  Sad


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RE: MAD - FRA : Inflight Pictures

Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:26 pm

In general this can happen anywhere inflight, but the chance is even higher if you are flying near big airports - so ALWAYS be prepared, those aircraft are really fast. I tried some shots last time, but you have to be really fast.

Oh, use a big lens  Wink/being sarcastic

Good luck!

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RE: MAD - FRA : Inflight Pictures

Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:57 pm

Thank You all for your responses.

I think i will be ok doing the picture that UTA_flyingHIGH is showing us, by the way, when you take these photos, what do you focus, the engines, the background,...?


"so ALWAYS be prepared, those aircraft are really fast".

Is there such a different in speeds really that you need to be that fast even if flying at the same direction? I thought if you were passed by another plane flying the same way you would have plenty of time to take the picture, as there should not be a great speed difference between both planes.  Sad


I will take into account your tip about not having down the table during the whole flight.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: MAD - FRA : Inflight Pictures

Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:47 pm

I really like those air-to-air shots. My newest encouter was just a few weeks ago over France:

I think there really is much room to get a better picture out of such a situation. Any camera setting recommendations for these kind of shots?

I am using the 10D with the EF100-400. I don't remember the settings, I have to look into the EXIF when I'm at home.


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