sandromederle
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Imperial Hill At LAX With 300mm Enough?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:08 pm

hi guys,

i will be in LA at the beginning of February next year and was wondering if 300mm on a full frame body is a good focal length for spotting at LAX's Imperial Hill?

Are there any objects in the way that limit photography to a certain angle only? Any input for spotting from said point would be nice!


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RE: Imperial Hill At LAX With 300mm Enough?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:17 pm

300mm full frame will be a little on the short side for all but the big heavies (747, A346).
 
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RE: Imperial Hill At LAX With 300mm Enough?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:49 pm

2nd that Sandro, 300mm on a FF camera will have you miss quite a bit of stuff. For smaller acft (320s, 737s, 757s) you'd need about 500mm on a FF, 400 will do fine if you can use a 1.3 or 1.6 crop cam.

Drop Jorge Chavez & Paul Paulsen a line if you're going, brilliant guys and take one or two OKish photos too  Wink
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RE: Imperial Hill At LAX With 300mm Enough?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:15 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 1):
300mm full frame will be a little on the short side for all but the big heavies (747, A346).

Then there is Samy's where you can rent a 600mm f4.
http://www.samys.com/common/pdf_files/2009_rental.pdf

Just for 150 bucks (a day or the w/e) you will be "king of the hill"

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