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Your Camera Settings

Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:18 am

What camera settings do you use for normal aviation photography?
- auto-focus or manual-focus?
- shutter speeds
- aperture
- flash
- automatic camera settings
- lens
- digital/35mm/aps/slide
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RE: Your Camera Settings

Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:30 am

1. auto
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RE: Your Camera Settings

Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:39 am

Auto or manual (though Zone focus) depending on the situtation

Shutter Priority (at 1/60) for prop planes where there will be little or no motion

Appature priority other wise

Spot Metering

No Flash

The lens depends on what I am using and where I am. For air to air I keep a 70-210 f/2.8 If I am close I use a 17mm-35mm, Sometimes I throw a 35-70 but not very much. And I have yet to need anything bigger except during airshows.

I shoot Digital, Slide and Prints.
At worst, you screw up and die.
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RE: Your Camera Settings

Fri Jun 21, 2002 5:53 am

This is the current setting on my F80 (which is the usual one these days):
- centerweighted metering
- aperture priority mode
- center sectorl AF
- center sector metering
- Tokina ATX-Pro 28-70 lens (or Cosina 100-400 for the long distances, still not won the lottery to get the Nikkor 80-400VR)
- aperture depending on light conditions. Try to shoot at f/8 to f/16
-Velvia or Provia 100F
- usually no flash
- tripod or monopod always within reach
I wish I were flying
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RE: Your Camera Settings

Fri Jun 21, 2002 11:10 am

Hey Jernting...

I've seen the 80-400 VR on Ebay for less than $1500 don't need to win the lotto for that. It's a damn nice up for it dude.

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RE: Your Camera Settings

Fri Jun 21, 2002 11:52 am

- auto focus
- aperture priority for ramp shots (in the range of f8 to f11 if the lighting is good), shutter priority for motion shots (1/350 - 1/750 with panning)
- no flash
- two lenses: 28 - 80mm and 75 - 300mm
- digital (Canon EOS D30), formerly Kodachrome 64 slide film

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