Aviator99
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New Camera

Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:13 am

Hey Everyone!

I'm going to be getting a new camera very soon and I'm new to this photography thing ... I want to do photos up here where I live in Washington State & don't know what to get ... I was thinking Canon XS / XSI ... Possibly T1-I ... I was also thinking of getting a 55-250 lens too ... Especially for the photos I take at Sea Tac as 16R is far away from the spotting point, What suggestions do you all have for what I should get?

Thanks

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ThomasWarloe
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RE: New Camera

Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:34 am

As for the focal lengths, this site might be of help to you:

http://nycaviation.com/spotting-guides/sea/
 
Aviator99
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RE: New Camera

Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:39 am

Thanks for that information, Anyone know what to use for Paine Field?
 
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RE: New Camera

Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:30 am

Quoting Aviator99 (Reply 2):
Anyone know what to use for Paine Field?

Shooting from the balcony or mounds at the Future of Flight Center, you don't need anything more than about 85mm. Both of these were shot with Canon EOS 400D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM:

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RE: New Camera

Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:20 am

Does anyone have a spotting guide for Paine Field (KPAE) If so Can you post a link?
 
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RE: New Camera

Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:04 am

Quoting Aviator99 (Reply 4):
Does anyone have a spotting guide for Paine Field (KPAE) If so Can you post a link?
http://nycaviation.com/spotting-guides/pae/

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