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Apr 01, 2012 15:23 |  #1

I drove out to RDU airport to practice my panning and capturing plane pics using the new 100-400 MM. From the initial review I have a few that look promising! Here are a couple for your C&C.

The sun was nearly directly overhead so everything was reflective or blown-out. Mebbe I shoulda used my CPL to offset some of the blowouts instead of trying to downplay it in PP? Your comments are most welcome with this new lens! Thanks for looking.


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Apr 01, 2012 20:31 |  #2

How about some exposure values for those two? Which auto focus mode are you using? How much have these been cropped, if at all? They both look a little soft to me, though the second looks sharper. I also see dust bunnies in the sky on the second shot. I'm thinking that perhaps you could have used a faster shutter and larger aperture. If you aren't already using center point auto focus, then I would give that a go.


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Apr 02, 2012 12:56 |  #3

can you post some EXIF data for these shots as JWOL said


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Apr 02, 2012 13:06 as a reply to  @ Chris Lokey's post |  #4

I'll post the info once I get home as the work 'puter doesn't have it. :)


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Apr 02, 2012 19:22 as a reply to  @ tarheeldragon's post |  #5

Rokey dokey! I went back to the pics to see if I could make them a tad bit better from your earlier observations, which are posted below.

Here is the data for the pics:
1st blue tail jet: F9, 1/500s, ISO 200 and taken @ 190mm, cropped to bring out the details of the jet. Set to programed, but not full auto, shot in RAW

2nd jet: F10, 1/640s, ISO 200 @ 190MM and also cropped to get rid of the construction junk near the runway. Set to programed, but not full auto, shot in RAW.

Again, your C&C is welcome so that I can get better at this. This was only the 2nd time I had used the new lens, (and I won't use that as an excuse, just thought I'd focus on the panning and captures and let the camera brain figure the remainder for me!)

Thanks for looking!


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Apr 03, 2012 17:38 as a reply to  @ tarheeldragon's post |  #6

Ditch the program mode. Go to Av mode and select F8 or larger for aperture. This will give you shutter speeds near 1/1000 or faster if you choose a larger aperture, about double what you were using, in the same light. Use center point auto focus. Make sure your lens' stabilization is in mode 2. Pick a spot on the plane and keep that center point box on it as you pan. Squeeze the shutter and continue panning as you do. Practise. A lot.

Now, the above will work fine for jets and its a good starting point. Props are going to look funny with shutter speeds above about 1/320. For props you'll need to switch to Tv mode and set a shutter speed of 320. Again practise. As you get sharper you can go to slower shutter speeds.
This thread contains some great info on panning and prop blur: https://photography-on-the.net …63081&highlight​=prop+blur


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Apr 03, 2012 18:12 as a reply to  @ jwol's post |  #7

How often to you go out to RDU? I used to go about once a week, but haven't been since last summer. May try it again.

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Apr 03, 2012 19:10 as a reply to  @ lilredss's post |  #8

John, thanks for the wonderful advice! I'll drill myself with the steps to make sure they set in. RDU is not that far from me and I can get there most anytime to put the steps into place! :)

Bob, this was my first time with the new lens, you can be sure I'll be there more often now! :)


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Apr 03, 2012 21:34 |  #9

The advise JWOL mentioned is really good. Check the IS mode, mode two is the way to go for aircraft. Also set the focus limit switch at 6.5m. It took me a couple of months to get good with the lens, it is a big piece of glass to get used to.

My typical settings are F7.1 and 1/800-1/1250 for jets and 1/60-1/320 for props.

Every now and then I get mixed up though :)

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Apr 04, 2012 17:29 as a reply to  @ jdando's post |  #10

Thanks Jeremy, I'll add those tidibits to the procedures list as well !

And yes, the lens is a tad bit heavier than I thought it would be. :eek:


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Apr 07, 2012 15:50 as a reply to  @ tarheeldragon's post |  #11

I went back out to RDU to get in some panning and capture practice. I have about 221 shots to go through to see what worked and what didn't. I did however; find these two to be of interest:

The T6 Texan II was sitting there looking lonely, no doubt it'll be gone tomorrow or Monday.It is at F/8, 1/640 ISO 200 and At 400mm

While I was getting my practice in, the King air Medic plane cranked up and I was able to get a few shots of prop blur in to see how I need to adjust things on the fly, so to speak! F/32, 1/80 ISO 200 @ 150mm

C&C is always welcome and encouraged so that I can get better. Thanks for looking!


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Apr 07, 2012 17:12 as a reply to  @ tarheeldragon's post |  #12

I also captured a few shots of this private plane that I've never seen before. It was no bigger than a minute and, once airborne, managed to fly out of sight before I had a chance to get a clear shot with the 100-400. The settings were: F/32, 1/80. ISO 400, 340 mm.

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