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A nice shiny RC135 Rivet Joint about to depart Mildenhall for duty over the Land of Sand...a couple of years ago.
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Cant beat a bit of fluff!
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A couple of snaps of the "Thank U NHS" Spitfire that is doing the rounds over key NHS hospitals. I was out in the garden and heard the sound of a Merlin engine, so dashed in the house and made a quick lens change to the Pana 50-200 with seconds to spare. First shot is a bit off, but I had a few moments to compose myself and the shot for the second.

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A couple of snaps of the "Thank U NHS" Spitfire that is doing the rounds over key NHS hospitals. I was out in the garden and heard the sound of a Merlin engine, so dashed in the house and made a quick lens change to the Pana 50-200 with seconds to spare. First shot is a bit off, but I had a few moments to compose myself and the shot for the second.

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Nice captures. A slower shutter speed would have given some prop blur and not given the impression that the engine was stopped. 😊
 

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Agreeing.....can indeed cause you to miss the shot if in a hurry.
Indeed.

I had no idea what the camera was set to when I grabbed it and had just enough time to pull Memory Recall 1 and set to Program mode, which are my "safety" settings. Unfortunately this includes Single AF, which I should probably change in my defaults to Continuous AF as it is generally more useful for emergencies. I was still in motion walking out the house when the first photo was taken which is why it has some motion blur. I managed to plant my feet for no. 2 but didn't have enough time to set for C-AF.
 

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Indeed.

I had no idea what the camera was set to when I grabbed it and had just enough time to pull Memory Recall 1 and set to Program mode, which are my "safety" settings. Unfortunately this includes Single AF, which I should probably change in my defaults to Continuous AF as it is generally more useful for emergencies. I was still in motion walking out the house when the first photo was taken which is why it has some motion blur. I managed to plant my feet for no. 2 but didn't have enough time to set for C-AF.
Been there. I used to carry a P-n-S that I kept in auto for just that reason. I usually shoot in Manual almost exclusively. While I do have a custom set up that'd work well for aircraft in most cases, I still prefer to spin dials when there's time.
 
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OK, so slightly odd question, but since I got smart people and people with experience shooting aircraft....

My boss would like a picture of our unit (about 400x PAX) with our five aircraft. Right now I'm thinking a V (modified bowling pattern) with people on the outside and a V of people on the inside. Our planes are very large, so I'm assuming I'll need to take multiple shots and stitch them into a Pano.

The question is - and I'm sure it's just math - how far out and how high up would I need to be to capture the scene vertically at ~12mm (as a function of the plane size)? Added bonus if I can get a mountain in the background :) Or any other ideas on how to capture this. :)
 

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OK, so slightly odd question, but since I got smart people and people with experience shooting aircraft....

My boss would like a picture of our unit (about 400x PAX) with our five aircraft. Right now I'm thinking a V (modified bowling pattern) with people on the outside and a V of people on the inside. Our planes are very large, so I'm assuming I'll need to take multiple shots and stitch them into a Pano.

The question is - and I'm sure it's just math - how far out and how high up would I need to be to capture the scene vertically at ~12mm (as a function of the plane size)? Added bonus if I can get a mountain in the background :) Or any other ideas on how to capture this. :)
There are field of view calculators on the web by the dozens, everything from any 12mm lens to your specific one. The decent ones are sensor specific. Using your Google Fu, you should be able to get it nailed down to the foot.
 
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Perfect, thanks! You led me in the right direction - I found an app (Photographer's Companion Pro) that let me just choose the camera model, and automatically put in the sensor size, crop factor - made it super easy with a slider. Seems pretty up-to-date -- even had an entry for the OM-D E-M1 Mark III!

Now all I have to figure out is how much space I need for everything :)
 
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Apologies for an image heavy post. My first airshow attendance in about 25 years. Below are some of my favourite shots from the event. Sept 12-13 2020 London, Ontario.

RCAF CF-18B Hornet
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USAF F-35A Lightning II
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USAF F-22 Raptor
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USAF A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog)
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USAF Thunderbirds F-16C Fighting Falcon (Viper)
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RCAF CF-18B Hornet
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RCAF CF-18B Hornet and CC-150 Polaris (Airbus A-310)
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RCAF CF-18B Hornet
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RCAF CF-18B Hornet
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A-10 hangin ten
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Heritage flight
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F-16C Fighting Falcon (Viper)
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Ornge Air AW-139 air ambulance, (not part of the airshow but stationed at the airport)
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Nice! That shot of the Hornet and Polaris is a jaw-dropper!

We were discussing the show at the YAF event. The T-Birds and other performers from the US were housed at the Selfridge ANG base on Lake St. Claire. They flew in, did their show, and left. Of course the Warthogs are housed there all of the time. Had they landed, there would've been quarantine restrictions, etc. Glad you got to go.

How did they handle all of the distancing and mask issues?
 

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Apologies for an image heavy post. My first airshow attendance in about 25 years. Below are some of my favourite shots from the event. Sept 12-13 2020 London, Ontario.
Those are fabulous images.

I used the 300 f4/EM1 MK2 combination last year. Your pictures are way sharper than mine.

Are you using C-AF or S-AF?
 
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Nice! That shot of the Hornet and Polaris is a jaw-dropper!

We were discussing the show at the YAF event. The T-Birds and other performers from the US were housed at the Selfridge ANG base on Lake St. Claire. They flew in, did their show, and left. Of course the Warthogs are housed there all of the time. Had they landed, there would've been quarantine restrictions, etc. Glad you got to go.

How did they handle all of the distancing and mask issues?
Thanks Brownie, oddly I wasn't going to post it at all - too much grey. I went out of my comfort zone and post processed it way more than I usually would.

The show was drive in event without a ground portion. You drove in (or walked in to the photo-pit with a mask on). You were assigned a "socially distant" pod and were required to stay there. If you needed to use a rest room you had to put a mask on etc. I thought it worked very well.

I was very impressed with the performance put on by the USAF, incredible skill and professionalism.
 
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