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Lax Heli Photo Best Lens To Use

Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:46 pm

Hello, I am planning a spotting trip to LAX in Sept. I would like to spend a couple of hours shooting from one of the Star Helicopters. What is the best lens to use. Currently I am using a Nikon D7100 with an 18-300 mm 3.8-5.6 zoom lens. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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RE: Lax Heli Photo Best Lens To Use

Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:57 pm

A 300mm lens should be sufficient. Provided your D7100 has a 1.5x crop factor (which makes the 300mm a 450mm), you should be able to get some great shots. Happy shooting!

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RE: Lax Heli Photo Best Lens To Use

Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:22 pm

I used a 70-300 L and photos generally came out great on the ground but were hit or miss for air to air. If I went up again I probably would turn off image stabilization and shoot 1/1600 or faster.

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