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Jun 07, 2008 17:17 |  #16

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I would think hard about the 500 at the RIAT;) Have you been there before?I don't think I would like to lug the 500 round there.If you get to the front of the line I think the 300 and 1.4 will do a good job and on your 5d you will have a bit more than what I had with my mk2 and 300 bare.The shots I posted were from last years RIAT and if I go this year I won't be taking my 500 it will be 1dsmk2,300 and 1.4 TC

It's probably good to listen to someone who's been to the same show, and not me. The 4 I went to last year, here in the US, I could use all the reach I could carry. Maybe the spectators are a lot closer there.


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Jun 07, 2008 17:29 |  #17

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It's probably good to listen to someone who's been to the same show, and not me. The 4 I went to last year, here in the US, I could use all the reach I could carry. Maybe the spectators are a lot closer there.

I was right on the line last year and as the planes were taking off I could not frame then untill they passed me,it is a huge show, you need to be in the line to get in at 6.30AM to get a good place and if you move forget about getting to the front again,if I go again I will not enter the show I will be in a farmers field just across the runway.Its just to busy in there.


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Jun 07, 2008 18:43 |  #18

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I was right on the line last year and as the planes were taking off I could not frame then untill they passed me,it is a huge show, you need to be in the line to get in at 6.30AM to get a good place and if you move forget about getting to the front again,if I go again I will not enter the show I will be in a farmers field just across the runway.Its just to busy in there.

The weight is an issue with the 500. No I haven't been there and I've only seen the event photos on the website, last year did look amazingly busy from the photos. As it is my first airshow, maybe the 300 and tc is a better option. The 100-400 with tc is a no go on the 5D for me, way too slow... especially with the unpredictable British weather.

The 500 might be a bit overkill for me; the more I think about it.

Malla, Do you know this farmer? or will you just sneak in kind of thing? PM me if you like, sounds like it might be a better idea.


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Jun 08, 2008 03:10 |  #19

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The weight is an issue with the 500. No I haven't been there and I've only seen the event photos on the website, last year did look amazingly busy from the photos. As it is my first airshow, maybe the 300 and tc is a better option. The 100-400 with tc is a no go on the 5D for me, way too slow... especially with the unpredictable British weather.

The 500 might be a bit overkill for me; the more I think about it.

Malla, Do you know this farmer? or will you just sneak in kind of thing? PM me if you like, sounds like it might be a better idea.

No I dont know the farmer and I dont sneak in;) he charges £10 but he has toilets and a burger van there, the blue jet I posted was from there on the friday, they practice right over you I will try and find out what it is called and pm you the details.

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Jun 08, 2008 03:55 |  #20

^Really appreciate that, thanks. Another great shot again, PERFECT amount of prop blur!


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Jun 10, 2008 08:03 |  #21

^^ lol - hey! not fair! i'd like to know details as well! altho i already have my tickets. £10 is nothing compared to £30something a pop!

i was in the same boat as you before. i wanted to hire the 500 purely for the F22 raptor but it's a scary lens to have! and from what i remember of the F117 last year, it didn't fly too high or far from the crowd so i'm thinking of getting a 300 2.8 (wasn't thinking of getting a 1.4x but i might now just to make sure)

the 100-400 is a great lens! altho i got it last year and riat last year was my first show with the lens so shots weren't as good but i've gotten good at using that lens now (i hope) so i think you'll be fine with it if you changed your mind.

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Jun 10, 2008 08:10 |  #22

Believe it or not, I'm thinking about the 120-300 with 1 or 2x now, over the 300 2.8 just for the versatility... damn it I'm confused:) If i do the farmers field then I could probably get away with sitting in one spot and using a tripod for the 500 with an appropriate head, but if I do the actual event I'd need something a lot more handholdable. I've practiced holding 5kg in front of me and it's not that bad, but that might change after 6 or so hours!

I think the 120-300 and tc, then at least it's all bases covered, opinions!?!?!?!


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Jun 10, 2008 11:26 |  #23

adam LC wrote in post #5695001 (external link)
Believe it or not, I'm thinking about the 120-300 with 1 or 2x now, over the 300 2.8 just for the versatility... damn it I'm confused:) If i do the farmers field then I could probably get away with sitting in one spot and using a tripod for the 500 with an appropriate head, but if I do the actual event I'd need something a lot more handholdable. I've practiced holding 5kg in front of me and it's not that bad, but that might change after 6 or so hours!

I think the 120-300 and tc, then at least it's all bases covered, opinions!?!?!?!

I think that would work with the 1.4X T-Con.


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Jun 14, 2008 19:41 |  #24

I am hiring a 100-400 for the Farnborough International Airshow but was also wondering whether using a CPL or ND filters is better/best???

In respect of Farnborough has anyone been before and can advise where the grandstand is in relation to the flightline ~ I have a ticket for the grandstand and it was my understanding that it affords a good view of the air display?

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