Fighter Planes (yeah more of them)

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by J.D. Parker, Sep 22, 2003.

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    J.D. Parker Guest

    J.D. Parker, Sep 22, 2003
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    Zol. Guest

    You might want to do an index file or contact sheet - the `plane 4.jpg` is
    rather nice with the smoke trail -why not post them in ? lots of photos there ... Zol.
    Zol., Sep 22, 2003
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    Some pretty good action shots there Jonathan
    Paul Heslop, Sep 22, 2003
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    This Old Man Guest

    Serious shutter speed! The props don't even look like they're turning!
    This Old Man, Sep 22, 2003
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    Jean Guest

    1/4000th of a second according to EXIF data (25/100000)

    Good pics

    Jean, Sep 22, 2003
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    Steve Guest

    Yeah, that makes the pic of the Lanc look very strange. A speed of around
    1/125 is better for prop planes. I've shot pix of P-51s, Bearcats et al at
    the Reno air races on that speed with a 300mm f2.8 handheld with no
    trouble. You just need to refine your panning technique. If you want to see
    a comparison of the effects on props of different speeds, you could see if
    your local library has a copy of my old book 'Photographing Aeroplanes'
    (now long out of print). I did start putting parts of it on one of my web
    sites - - but can't remember how far I got. Maybe one day
    I'll have the time to finish it (though it needs updating quite a bit).

    Steve, Sep 23, 2003
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    J.D. Parker Guest

    I agree.

    I probably could have slowed down the shutter speed on the prop planes
    as they go slow enough that I can use my monopod.

    Anyone know the maximum shutter speed that will reveal motion in the


    J.D. Parker, Sep 23, 2003
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    Steve Guest

    That depends greatly on the type of aircraft. Some have geared props, some
    not. And by no means all turn so fast that the tips approach supersonic.
    You can only go with a rule of thumb here. I prefer 1/125th if I want to
    ensure blurred props. Shooting at 1/250th will normally produce some blur,
    but not always enough to be pleasing.
    Steve, Oct 3, 2003
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