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Which Lens For Spotting In Sfo?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:45 am

Hi people,
i need a suggestion. I hope next April to came one week in SFO and would like also spotting from the millbrae avenue park but my camera has not a so good zoom to reach the 2 runways on the sea. Which lens in ur opinion do u need if i want to buy a new camera?
And how are now the spotting possibilities from the park?
thanx very much
Alberto
 
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RE: Which Lens For Spotting In Sfo?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:16 am

I think for the 1s you can get by with 200-300mm, as for the 28s, a 400mm and a lot of luck with heat haze. Heat haze can be a problem on the 1s as well. Good luck, SFO is an awesome setting, albeit a little tough conditions wise.

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RE: Which Lens For Spotting In Sfo?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:00 am

I have a friend that spots at SFO (about a mile away) He lives up on the hill in Milbrae he uses a 300-1000mm lens on a canon rebel ti.
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RE: Which Lens For Spotting In Sfo?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:07 am

You need at least 400mm for the 28's... at least.

Juan APM
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