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Yup, depends on how close you get to the plane, where you position yourself and what kind of an airplane you are shooting. Most often I use the 40-150 and sometimes i go down to the 12-40.... If it is a jet feel free to use as high a shutter speed as you want but if it is a prop plane you probably want to keep it under 1/500 just to give some motion blur to the props
Perfect, thanks. I also have the 12-40 Pro - it's my normal go to lens. I'm shooting a relatively large jet. Sorry, I hate to be so vague, but it's a bit sensitive at the moment. But sounds like my existing stuff should work. That's nice because it's hard to justify a $700 lens when I really don't do so much telephoto...
 
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Photo below was taken with the 12-100 at 57mm, the hardware you have should be plenty. If you have a chance go to the airport and do some practice shots. Airplanes tend to move fairly predictably while landing, especially large commercial ones so you should get a good feel for it rather quickly.

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Photo below was taken with the 12-100 at 57mm, the hardware you have should be plenty. If you have a chance go to the airport and do some practice shots. Airplanes tend to move fairly predictably while landing, especially large commercial ones so you should get a good feel for it rather quickly.
Nice shot! My situation is a bit different, but I'll try to see if I can get some practice shots beforehand. Thanks for all the info guys! And safety always :)
 
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Which one? This BW version or the Red Sky one?
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I inverted some colours to make it pop a bit more. And Red sky seems fitting to a bomber.
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@Dion Houston Sr. I would think the 40-150 would be fine, but like everyone else said, it depends on location. If you are doing this for work, you would do yourself a huge favor by practicing first. No one could expect to go out having never done this before and get good shots. I would try to find a way to go shoot for a half a day before the assignment.

Also, it sounds like you may work at the airport or have something to do with it, since you'll be on the runway. Hopefully you're aware that it's illegal to be anywhere in the no-movement zone without approval. Airport Security and the FAA get pretty picky about that stuff!
 
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@Dion Houston Sr. I would think the 40-150 would be fine, but like everyone else said, it depends on location. If you are doing this for work, you would do yourself a huge favor by practicing first. No one could expect to go out having never done this before and get good shots. I would try to find a way to go shoot for a half a day before the assignment.

Also, it sounds like you may work at the airport or have something to do with it, since you'll be on the runway. Hopefully you're aware that it's illegal to be anywhere in the no-movement zone without approval. Airport Security and the FAA get pretty picky about that stuff!
OK guys, well... Turns out we're going to try something fun... We're looking to create an effect like...

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(Most definitely not our aircraft!)

Unfortunately we have about a minute of water, and no chance to rehearse, so curious of any tips to get this right. I'm guessing most of the effect is a longer shutter speed (recommendations?). Anything else? Thanks...
 

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Tripod. With only one minute of water, I would maybe do some presets for ISO/f/Speed and take the same shot with different settings. I don't see where you mentioned which camera you have, but it most likely has a night shot mode. I would hedge my bet by taking one final shot in auto/night and let the camera try to sort it out.

I would also have someone standing next to me with a stopwatch counting down every 5 or 10 seconds so I knew how much time I had left.

If you can't practice the exact shot, you can at least practice switching between settings and snapping off shots in between...outside, at night.
 
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Thanks for the reply. Guess the model would be good to mention. I have an E-M1 II. I haven't tried using the different scenes on that -- I'll give it a go. I can modify settings before the water goes for a decent base, and got my tripod :)
 

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I know nothing about Olympus, but on my G9 I have a program mode set up for shooting at air shows and the drag strip. The rear wheel is assigned to shutter speed/aperture (program mode changes them both simultaneously) and the front wheel is assigned to exposure compensation. If you have the ability to do something like that and set your ISO to 'auto', you can try a lot of different settings without having to button-push between shots. It'd probably be your best bet for a bunch of tries in a short period and still shoot in RAW for processing. But again, don't discount the auto/night setting as a safety. Most cameras will do a pretty good job of getting the shot in that mode.
 
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Hi all... End of a long day. Since NATO released a story on it, thought I'd share a bit more information: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171171.htm . Not my picture, but I was there... :)

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I'm a US Army guy, but I'm assigned to this unit, and today was truly a historic day. The NATO AGS GLOBAL HAWKs are the largest acquisition in NATO history and its first organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform. It's been 7 years in the making, but the first arrived today.

I hope to be able to share my pictures soon. I was in the aircraft control tower -- pretty amazing :) . One of the best photographic experiences in my life. Since I took the pictures in an official capacity, I have to make sure it's OK to post. Today started at 16 hours ago, so I'm pretty wiped out, but wanted to share :)
 

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Coast Guard way up overhead.

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