Thanks Dana, appreciate it. I think that is what I'll have to do to get these shots, invest in a tripod. I love the spot and the time of night, so I'm going to have to stop down on the aperature and the only way to do that is on a tripod so I can slow the shutter speed.
But you are right again. If I did have a full body, from what I've seen and read, you could really pump up the ISO. Not going to be able to do that right now. But even a body upgrade to the 40D or 50D would most likely handle higher ISO better. On my XS I should really stick to 200 ISO, 400 creates alot of grain and forces me to reduce noise in the software. Anything over 400 is unuseable on the XS.
I have indeed been trying my hand at panning. Got a few keepers down to 1/60th without IS
at 80MM. I've since gotten IS
and looking foward to trying it out with that. These two aircraft were both stopped, holding short. I'm going to stick to panning at this time of night until I get a tripod.
Thanks you guys, you've just helped out my acceptance ratio, not to mention the screeners getting frusturated looking at my shots!
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