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  • Photographing Airplanes,

    André de Wit
    The Netherlands

    http://eheh0422.webs.com/

    Oly E-420
    Oly Zuiko ED 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
    Oly Zuiko ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
    Oly Zuiko ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
    Samyang/Delamax 650-1300mm 1:8-16 Manual Telephoto Lens
    Chinon 500mm 1:8-16 Mirror Manual Telephoto Lens

  • #2
    Re: Photographing Airplanes,

    A wonderfully sharp photograph which adds weight to all the information you have supplied.
    Knowing very little about aviation myself could you say what that pod hanging underneath is?
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    • #3
      Re: Photographing Airplanes,

      Dickie,

      That "pod" is the external center line fuel drop tank. It has also 2 wing mounted drop tanks. this configuration was used for long range interception, transit flights and/or long range recon flights. This particular Hunter(actually not this one but a similar plane with the same registration) was once stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base as an interceptor fighter during the cold war in the 1950's.
      Below you can read more about the Dutch Hawker hunter Foundation:
      http://www.dutchhawkerhunter.nl/#Home
      André de Wit
      The Netherlands

      http://eheh0422.webs.com/

      Oly E-420
      Oly Zuiko ED 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
      Oly Zuiko ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
      Oly Zuiko ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
      Samyang/Delamax 650-1300mm 1:8-16 Manual Telephoto Lens
      Chinon 500mm 1:8-16 Mirror Manual Telephoto Lens

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      • #4
        Re: Photographing Airplanes,

        Thanks for that.
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        • #5
          Re: Photographing Airplanes,

          Hard subject to get completely right! Thank god for Lightroom I say!

          Some of mine





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          • #6
            Re: Photographing Airplanes,

            Hi Ekkl,
            Can you still remember which settings you used for each of these photos? And which lens? Also would like to know where you took those photos and when.
            Just curious.
            Personally, I would have cropped the Arrows shot a bit more, so that the planes and smoke trails would be more pronounced.
            Greetz,
            André de Wit
            The Netherlands

            http://eheh0422.webs.com/

            Oly E-420
            Oly Zuiko ED 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
            Oly Zuiko ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
            Oly Zuiko ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
            Samyang/Delamax 650-1300mm 1:8-16 Manual Telephoto Lens
            Chinon 500mm 1:8-16 Mirror Manual Telephoto Lens

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            • #7
              Re: Photographing Airplanes,

              Hi Andre. The arrows shot was taken at the Easbourne Airshow on the south coast UK. I did a thread here asking what to do with that picture, i.e cropping etc, I will try and link to it if I can find it. I think it was taken with a 70-200 L lens, can't remember to be honest! Might have been a 75-300.

              The other two were taken during a quick hour at the end of the runway at Gatwick airport. Again taken with my 70-200 L lens which I was testing out. No idea what setting without looking at the originals exif data. The crop on the Irish Airbus there is not the best at all but I just posted this as it shows how filthy the aeroplane is close up!

              Not a spotter by the way, just something I wanted to try out really.

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              • #8
                Re: Photographing Airplanes,

                The settings..
                f8
                1/800
                iso 400

                buddha, there is neat little free prog available which allows you to view image exif on most images. Just install and it places itself within your right click menu.
                You can find the prog Here
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                • #9
                  Re: Photographing Airplanes,



                  I posted this late last year. Another from the archive - taken on 24th October 2003 on the last day the BA Concorde fleet flew. I took the day off and staked out the end of the runway at Heathrow along with hundreds of others as the planes did their last celebratory flights.

                  Ian
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                  • #10
                    Re: Photographing Airplanes,

                    Some really brilliant pictures here. The Red Arrows used to be based out of Kemble about 10 miles away from my Secondary School. Their practice sessions coincided with ‘Double Maths’ meaning I spent most of the lessons watching them therefore my maths skills are rubbish. Concorde is another matter altogether. My late Father in Law worked on Concorde’s engines in Filton (Bristol). I saw the first flight go over my house when I was a kid and saw the last flight as it flew over Bristol back to Filton.

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