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Aug 11, 2016 17:25 |  #601

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A few pages back there was a question or 2 about the Sigma 150-600 C being a decent lens for shooting airshows. My answer is a big YES & I've posted a few shots it was used for. These are from the last Radio Control event which is what I shoot throughout the summer because there are lots of these events & very few full scale events in the region. All shot with a 1D4 & the Sigma hand held in Tv mode. All models are at full speed, which is 100 MPH & up & usually no more that 150 feet away from me.

You did a good job!

I find shooting model airplanes much harder than real planes, especially at slow shutter speeds.
Those little planes move very fast!


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Aug 11, 2016 17:35 |  #602

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Nice shots but there's a green tint on them?

On my monitor the only green tint I see is on the canopy of the first image. Could that be normal?


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Aug 11, 2016 18:29 |  #603

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18093012 (external link)
You did a good job!

I find shooting model airplanes much harder than real planes, especially at slow shutter speeds.
Those little planes move very fast!

Thank You. I agree they are harder to shoot than full scale both because of their speed & relative size. They are also a lot closer a lot of the time than at any event featuring full scale in most countries where there are strong safety rules. Worse yet I'll be tracking one getting my panning down & suddenly it shoots up at a sharp angle & does a victory roll, loop etc. You never know what the pilot will do unless you stand beside them but I usually have 4 manned pilot stations spread out across the flight line. I had 2 pilots do bomb drops at that event so I stood beside them & they did a count down so I could start shooting in time to catch the bombs as they fell. They were shot with my 7D2 & 28-300 L IS .


I think he has corrected the green tint issue because I saw it too.

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Aug 11, 2016 19:17 |  #604

^^Bombs away!

What a unique photo!


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Aug 11, 2016 19:31 |  #605

cicopo wrote in post #18091794 (external link)
A few pages back there was a question or 2 about the Sigma 150-600 C being a decent lens for shooting airshows. My answer is a big YES & I've posted a few shots it was used for. These are from the last Radio Control event which is what I shoot throughout the summer because there are lots of these events & very few full scale events in the region. All shot with a 1D4 & the Sigma hand held in Tv mode. All models are at full speed, which is 100 MPH & up & usually no more that 150 feet away from me.

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I wonder how the Sigma 120-400 would get on in a similar situation, I believe the AF is very similar.

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Aug 11, 2016 23:53 as a reply to  @ post 18092647 |  #606

Haven't moved your custom white balance tint in photoshop or in camera?


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Aug 12, 2016 05:36 |  #607

Another Sigma shot...

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Aug 12, 2016 08:05 |  #608

I haven't owned or shot the Sigma 120-400 but way back in 08 when I started shooting the R/C events I owned the Sigma 80-400 OS and the 50-500 non OS & both were sharp copies. They however did not have limit switches & once you lost focus the lenses would hunt from one end to the other trying to find & lock onto the plane which was pretty much too far away if they did lock on. I sold both & the Canon 100-400 L IS became my long "go to" lens until this season. So far I haven't used it once after trying out & now relying on the Sigma 150-600 C. I have no idea whether the Sport version would be better but there is absolutely no way I could work with the extra weight doing what I do because I'm on the flight line from about 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM non stop.

EDITED TO CLARIFY. My remarks above relate to shooting R/C model aircraft & not full scale. I'm pretty confident that the Sigma lenses mentioned (if sharp) could do full scale well on bodies that have a good AF system. You have a much larger target and more time to lock focus onto it.


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Aug 14, 2016 05:28 |  #609

Found this one hiding away. Tyabb Airshow, March 2016
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2016 Abbotsford Airshow, USN F/A-18E Super Hornet demo flight.

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Aug 15, 2016 22:14 |  #611

cicopo wrote in post #18091794 (external link)
A few pages back there was a question or 2 about the Sigma 150-600 C being a decent lens for shooting airshows. My answer is a big YES & I've posted a few shots it was used for. These are from the last Radio Control event which is what I shoot throughout the summer because there are lots of these events & very few full scale events in the region. All shot with a 1D4 & the Sigma hand held in Tv mode. All models are at full speed, which is 100 MPH & up & usually no more that 150 feet away from me.

Great job! Tough to do. I do the website and photos from the Giant Scale Fly-in (external link) at the old Castle AFB. Fun time!


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Aug 15, 2016 22:27 |  #612

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Great job! Tough to do. I do the website and photos from the Giant Scale Fly-in (external link) at the old Castle AFB. Fun time!


I have seen the scale jets over this side of the pond esp the massive scale victor and vulcan, when I sat on a chair near to these when they started them up - Amazing so much power:eek:


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Aug 15, 2016 22:32 |  #614

Thanks. I'm the official flight line photographer for a Giant Scale event that's on this weekend, and it's supposed to be the largest in Canada & 3rd largest in North America which means it's one down from yours. Ours is on a very nice grass field & best of all the sun is at my back for a big part of the day (when it's sunny). Hopefully we'll have good weather but rain or shine I'm expected to be there & it's a 2 hour drive each way. How many pilots (roughly) does your event draw?


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Aug 15, 2016 23:15 |  #615

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Thanks. I'm the official flight line photographer for a Giant Scale event that's on this weekend, and it's supposed to be the largest in Canada & 3rd largest in North America which means it's one down from yours. Ours is on a very nice grass field & best of all the sun is at my back for a big part of the day (when it's sunny). Hopefully we'll have good weather but rain or shine I'm expected to be there & it's a 2 hour drive each way. How many pilots (roughly) does your event draw?

I don't think there was a "official photographer" there. I go to church with the guy that runs it, so I asked if I could shoot it. I don't fly, but my dad has been flying since he was a kid, so I'm familiar with the safety etc.

I think there was about a 100 pilots. Last year we had a full-scale P-51 fly-by and land for a while. That was cool!


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