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Does this help at an airshow?

 
goldenturtle
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Oct 29, 2014 23:29 as a reply to post 17240535 |  #16

Mayhaps he's trying to impress people who don't know any better.:lol:




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Oct 30, 2014 00:13 |  #17

Ok good...I thought he knew something that all of us didn't...lol :P


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Oct 30, 2014 01:24 |  #18

Shake N Vac wrote in post #17237171external link
I have seen a few people using flash on their cameras at airshows - there was a guy near me at Duxford this year with a 1DX and 500mm L glass with his canon speedlight firing away throughout the show. Not that it had the recycle time to keep up with his almost constant burst mode.

He seemed to think it made a diference when asked about it, haven't seen his photos so he may be right though I wouldn't have thought it would. He had a lot more kit (and a lot more expensive kit) than me so either knew what he was talking about or has more money to burn on gear than most :)

Also lots of tablets and phones with the flash on too.

And what good does that flash even do? Some people make me wonder. I even wonder how people can use a tripod at an airshow. What I even find more amusing are people who use a monopod. How is that even going to work at an airshow?




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Oct 30, 2014 02:47 |  #19

seaninsa wrote in post #17241133external link
And what good does that flash even do? Some people make me wonder. I even wonder how people can use a tripod at an airshow. What I even find more amusing are people who use a monopod. How is that even going to work at an airshow?

I was hedging my bets with 'money to burn' over knowing something everyone else didn't.

Never managed tripods/monopods at airshows myself either. The strain it takes off your arms is more than accounted for by having to crouch every time the plane goes up and the camera has to be titlted. Maybe theres a technique to it but I just felt compelled to lift the tripod off the ground every time the Eurofighter did its rocket into the skies thing.


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Oct 30, 2014 03:04 as a reply to post 17240535 |  #20

If he had them turned on then that was just (dare I say it) dumb. I'd tell the guy to google 'inverse square law of light'.


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Oct 30, 2014 03:08 |  #21

Just happened to be passing by...

I can't imagine flash helping outdoors at airshow distances in any way. Wish I had his AA Battery contract.

I have seen flash used outdoors, pointing straight up but with the white bounce panel extended. You'd be surprised how much that can help put a little life in eyes or open shadows under hats. Yes, it can help...

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Oct 30, 2014 03:12 |  #22

seaninsa wrote in post #17241133external link
And what good does that flash even do? Some people make me wonder. I even wonder how people can use a tripod at an airshow. What I even find more amusing are people who use a monopod. How is that even going to work at an airshow?

Using an EF 600 f4 on a tripod with gimballed head makes a heap of sense, if the tripod is tall enough. There is no restriction to movement and the exposure can be kept slow enough to get a good prop blur....hard to do with a 12 lb lens hand held! But I take your point about conventional tripods...way too cumbersome.

As for flash...:confused::confused:


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Oct 30, 2014 03:13 |  #23

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #17241187external link
Just happened to be passing by...

I can't imagine flash helping outdoors at airshow distances in any way. Wish I had his AA Battery contract.

I have seen flash used outdoors, pointing straight up but with the white bounce panel extended. You'd be surprised how much that can help put a little life in eyes or open shadows under hats. Yes, it can help...

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Oct 30, 2014 23:23 |  #24

Re-emergence!


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Oct 31, 2014 10:31 |  #25

jwol wrote in post #17240520external link
So that's how I should be dealing with back lighting!:rolleyes: As someone already said, ain't gona work on a plane flying a quarter mile away.

Ha, we've been doing it wrong all this time John!


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Nov 01, 2014 22:27 |  #26

I'm not sure which is more amazing... the rig or Jay popping his head back in here!


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Nov 03, 2014 03:01 |  #27

those of us that have been around awhile are less impressed with rigs as we are photos. Just sayin... ;)


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