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Sep 28, 2012 12:48 |  #1

I have a chance to take some aerial photos this Sunday...
can anybody give me any tips and which lenses would be best for this?
TIA
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Sep 28, 2012 14:01 |  #2

Air to ground? Air to air? What are you photographing? What's your budget? What lenses do you have now? What's your platform (fixed wing, rotary wing, balloon, airship, building)?


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Sep 28, 2012 14:03 |  #3

400mm minimum and higher!


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Sep 28, 2012 14:08 |  #4

300L f2.8 + TC1.4II if ground to air

24-105 if air to ground


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Sep 28, 2012 18:12 |  #5

800mm.


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Sep 28, 2012 19:24 |  #6

I would think your 24-105 IS and 100-400 IS should do the trick.


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Sep 28, 2012 20:02 |  #7

456 plus a monopod!
very affordable


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Sep 28, 2012 20:03 |  #8

I'd take 7D + 100-400 and the 5DII + 24-105 so you dont have to switch lenses on the same body


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Sep 28, 2012 21:15 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #9

Thank You very much for all your comments!
It will air to ground - small plane!
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Sep 28, 2012 21:18 |  #10

elfieh wrote in post #15056205 (external link)
Thank You very much for all your comments!
It will air to ground - small plane!
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70-200
Low altitude, 400 may be too much.
If you have a 24-105, take that along too.




  
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Sep 28, 2012 21:24 |  #11

Air to ground, I'd take the 24-105, and 100-400. Don't use the airplane for support when you shoot, it will induce a lot of vibration. Try to shoot with the door off or window removed, if not then make sure to clean the window that you'll be shooting out of very well.


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Sep 28, 2012 21:31 as a reply to  @ casaaviocar's post |  #12

I normally use the 100-400 for air to ground stuff (normally from a helicopter).

As others have suggested - don't lean on the airframe - it will be vibrating.

Also - keep the shutter speed nice and high, I generally try and keep it above 1/1000 - and preferably even higher.


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Sep 28, 2012 21:35 |  #13

casaaviocar wrote in post #15056239 (external link)
Air to ground, I'd take the 24-105, and 100-400. Don't use the airplane for support when you shoot, it will induce a lot of vibration. Try to shoot with the door off or window removed, if not then make sure to clean the window that you'll be shooting out of very well.

Very correct about not using any framework for support. Kind of why I mentioned the 70-200. The f/2.8 version. You can kick shutter speed up a notch.
One other thought. When approaching the target area, have the driver throttle back. Helps reduce vibration.




  
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Sep 28, 2012 21:53 |  #14

elfieh wrote in post #15054420 (external link)
I have a chance to take some aerial photos this Sunday...
can anybody give me any tips and which lenses would be best for this?
TIA
elfieh

^^ Hope (Jay) FlyingPhotog can chime in...he can help you out.


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Sep 28, 2012 21:57 |  #15

Don't take all of the lenses in your gear list. Your plane might never get off the ground!

Seriously, from a small plane at low altitude I suggest your 17-40L and 24-105L on your 1D and 5D. I am not sure how useful a long telephoto would be, unless you want a detail shot of some architectural feature, such as your own home.


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