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Which lens should I bring on a helicopter tour?

 
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Oct 02, 2017 11:16 |  #16
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Looks like a cool trip!

They have a helicopter tour in New Jersey that actually flies over NYC. I brought a 70-200 with me and it worked really well!




  
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Oct 15, 2017 14:22 |  #17

I have flown with Flynyon eight times, which operate out of Kearney, NJ. They do doors off helicopter tours of NYC (Miami, Vegas, SF, LA.) I would recommend a 24-70 and keep the shutter speed high. It is a very thrilling experience. However, very challenging given the wind and depending what time you fly, changing light conditions.


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Apr 27, 2018 18:02 |  #18

Superintendent wrote in post #18473305 (external link)
I have flown with Flynyon eight times, which operate out of Kearney, NJ. They do doors off helicopter tours of NYC (Miami, Vegas, SF, LA.) I would recommend a 24-70 and keep the shutter speed high. It is a very thrilling experience. However, very challenging given the wind and depending what time you fly, changing light conditions.

What do you consider high shutter speed? Thanks for the info.


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Apr 28, 2018 05:08 |  #19

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What do you consider high shutter speed? Thanks for the info.


I would be trying to aim for at least 1/1000s given the levels of vibration in a helicopter. A lot will depend on your situation though. If you are sitting on a well upholstered seat, and are not forced to be leaning back against the backrest, then you could probably come down to much lower speeds, since your body will be absorbing much of the vibration. Resting your arms against the airframe will on the other hand give you the worst possible situation. This is going to be one situation where optical image stabilisation is going to be very useful. Provided that is that the oscillation frequency is not above the response time of the stabilisation system.

It might be worth trying a test by shooting with you resting on the bonnet (hood) of a car with the engine running. Change the revs across a range and see what results you get. This will allow you to have a good idea of what levels of vibration will require what shutter speeds, and how well any optical image stabilisation will work.

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Apr 28, 2018 13:43 |  #20

... older post but good for future fliers too.

+1 1/1000 or higher level shooting.

Don’t rest the camera, elbows, arms... on the heli, or touch the window with the lens. You’ll be fine.

Try shooting from a moving car. A helicopter is way smoother than a car on a bumpy road. I’ve been on a few rides, last in Hawaii. No issues on shutter speeds. —> The higher the sharper for enlargements.

The reflections matter too. Talk to the pilot for best seats to shoot from and that you need the scenic side.

Dont forget wide angle views from inside the helicopter. Helps tell the story if you like.


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Apr 28, 2018 18:20 |  #21

thank you.
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