|Quoting viv (Reply 6):|
Yes, but there will be some image lag, which may make framing a moving aircraft difficult.
|Quoting teopilot (Reply 8):|
sorry PZ, I'd like to add something else to your questions...
what about the diaphgagm... is it better to use a closed one, or you'd rather choose a "wider" one?
|Quoting PZ (Reply 7):|
you half press the shutter when following the aircraft?? your comments will be highly appreciated!
|Quoting cpd (Reply 10):|
I can't speak for the others, but I'd usually follow the plane smoothly - keeping the shutter button pressed half-way (for focus), and then pressing all the way down on the button to take a photo. If you do it right, the shutter speed won't matter greatly - and you'll get a nice panning effect on the image.
But keep in mind, this is for a camera with a proper viewfinder.
|Quoting moose135 (Reply 11):|
And you plan to go out spotting??? That poor girl...
|Quoting teopilot (Reply 12):|
of course... I meant right the F/ stops...
really sorry for having write down things a bit unclearly.
|Quoting PZ (Reply 13):|
haha I actually showed her the pictures of how low the airplanes past over the beach and she got excited!
|Quoting moose135 (Reply 14):|
If you are shooting in good, sunny conditions, you shouldn't have too much of a problem balancing shutter and aperture. I shoot with a Canon DSLR, and I'm not familiar with your Sony, but here's what I would do...keep your ISO as low as practicable, usually ISO 100. For airliners, I shoot in Aperture Priority, set somewhere around f/7.1 or f/8. That will give you plenty of DOF, but allow your shutter speed to fall somewhere in the 1/400 - 1/640 range, which will be more than enough, especially if you can track along with the subject before shooting.
|Quoting PZ (Reply 15):|
I just went outside my office and played with the camera a little bit taking shots of moving cars.