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Dec 19, 2008 10:49 |  #16

yeah I read up on Canons 500mm f/4L and decided to order it, along with the 100-400




  
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Dec 19, 2008 12:24 |  #17

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yeah I read up on Canons 500mm f/4L and decided to order it, along with the 100-400

Better pick up a set of weights to get yourself ready to horse that baby around. It's not as bad as the 400 f/2.8, but it's heavy.


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Dec 19, 2008 12:31 |  #18

hahaha yeah i saw a picture of the lens by a little girl and its a pretty good size




  
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Dec 19, 2008 16:47 as a reply to  @ CanonKidXTI's post |  #19

Enjoy the 500.....

This was done with one mounted on a 1Ds2 this year at Dunsfold. Hand held all day, and yes I felt it the day after!


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Dec 19, 2008 16:59 |  #20

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Enjoy the 500.....

This was done with one mounted on a 1Ds2 this year at Dunsfold. Hand held all day, and yes I felt it the day after!

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Bloody Brilliant shot, that...

Just curious but do the Red Arrows fly this maneuver actually toward the crowd line or were you down at the end of the flightline looking back toward show center?

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Dec 19, 2008 17:06 |  #21

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Bloody Brilliant shot, that...

Just curious but do the Red Arrows fly this maneuver actually toward the crowd line or were you down at the end of the flightline looking back toward show center?

(sorry for a light threadjack...)

Thanks for your comment.

They fly this towards the crowd. They are a long way off when they split, as the smoke trails expand and pattern the sky as a great overall effect. To catch the split you need to be directly in front of them and use a long lens to catch it. So a fair bit of planning is needed to catch that one moment - you only get one chance!! The moment I tripped the shutter, I knew that that was the shot I wanted:cool:


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Dec 19, 2008 17:08 |  #22

Scuff wrote in post #6910956 (external link)
Thanks for your comment.

They fly this towards the crowd. They are a long way off when they split, as the smoke trails expand and pattern the sky as a great overall effect. To catch the split you need to be directly in front of them and use a long lens to catch it. So a fair bit of planning is needed to catch that one moment - you only get one chance!! The moment I tripped the shutter, I knew that that was the shot I wanted:cool:

Interesting...

The FAA in the USofA no longer allows crossing maneuvers to be flown toward the crowd line. I guess the JAA didn't jump the way the FAA did after the Frecce Tricolore accident at Ramstein...


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Dec 19, 2008 17:11 |  #23

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Interesting...

The FAA in the USofA no longer allows crossing maneuvers to be flown toward the crowd line. I guess the JAA didn't jump the way the FAA did after the Frecce Tricolore accident at Ramstein...

I think that applies in the UK, but as I stated, they are a long way off when they split and turn away from the crowd line.


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Dec 19, 2008 17:22 |  #24

I use a 70-200 F4L and a Kenko 1.4 TC I think its a good combo por plane spotting.

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Dec 21, 2008 14:41 |  #25

Jon wrote in post #6909380 (external link)
Better pick up a set of weights to get yourself ready to horse that baby around. It's not as bad as the 400 f/2.8, but it's heavy.

The Canon 500MM F 4 is a SWEET lens for shooting aircraft weighing in at 8.5 lbs. not bad at all. I use it all the time and handhold it 98% of the time. Here is an example of this lenses superiority (just my opinion):D

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