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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?
On day 1 i had horrible focusing issues, I chalk it up to inexperience at an airshow and poor camera configuration (C-AF+TR and not correct micro-focus adjustment) on top of technique. The 300 was set up pretty well from a prior micro-focus but I found it challenging to keep track of the fast moving jets. On day 2 was a bit easier. I decided to stick to one camera for most aircraft and seeing as I was happy with the 300 focal range I opted to pair the MC20 with the 40-150 for some flexibility, the los of aperture didn't bother me because I was planning to step up to get a larger focal plane anyway. I opted to keep C-AF with single small point, and did a quick and dirty on site micro-focus tune before the show by just taking a few shots of a distant object in the center focus point and then adjusting "default data" +/- until I was happy with the results in the viewfinder. I switched to my second body with the Pana-leica 100-400 that had a ND filter so i could slow down the shutter speed only for aircraft with spinny things. I also set up AF zone limits (50m-999.99m). This was a totally different experience to what I am used to, glad I went - it really pushed my skills to their limit.
 
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Finally had some time to finish going through more of the shots from the airshow.
USAF C-17 short field takeoff demo was very impressive
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USAF A-10 Warthog
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USAF F-16 Viper special demo paint scheme, I had a particularly hard time getting any good shots of this jet.
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RCAF CF-18's and CC-150 Polaris air to air refueling demo
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USAF Thunderbirds mirror pass
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RCAF C-130 Hercules SAR demo
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USAF F-16 Viper demo, Sunday featured a F-16 in standard paint scheme
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An Air Canada DeHavilland Q400 taking off during a break in the show
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The special demo scheme on the F-16 viper
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CF-18 taking off
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USAF Thunderbirds
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USAF C-17
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RCAF C-130 Herkules
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USAF F-22 Raptor
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USAF F-35
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Thunderbirds F-16
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Thunderbirds cross pass, wish I focused on the jet coming in from the left but pretty happy I got the shot at all.
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Air Asia 9M RAE at the Air Bridge - Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Snapped a photo of Air Asia’s Airbus A320-216, 9M RAE at the air bridge at Bali Ngurah Rai International airport.

I was a bit surprised as, as other low-cost carriers flying in and out of Bali they seem to have to make use of buses to get passengers on and off planes. Even flying Guardia, Indonesia national airline has seen us doing the bus shuttle.
 
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Top tip. Always carry a camera.

In a densely populated area like mine, helicopters in city centres are a rare sight. I was picking my daughter up from work this morning and heard what I expected was the air ambulance. So grabbed my camera and headed towards the helipad.

Turned out it was a Super Puma helping out with a spot of building work.

My jpegs are looking a bit nasty in places. Anyone have any optimum settings such as size for uploading to this forum?

Uploaded to a new flickr for comparison. Link at the bottom.

I still have the borrowed 12-100. The owner is offering me an instalment plan - seems I've used it more in three weeks than he has in three years. Pity he doesn't own an EM1X to go with it 😎



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Light aircraft park at a typical rural English airfield.

Four Cessnas, one Cherokee, and a Vulcan bomber.

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Wellesbourne Mountford.

No access to the Vulcan at the moment. This was taken from the road.
 
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British Airways 747s lined up for recycling at Kemble this morning.

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Saturday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Williams AFB) in Mesa AZ. 3 parallel runways and they kept switching the active for landings. We went to take photos of the water tankers and got the C-47 from the Commemorative Air Force as a bonus.

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This tanker landed on the left most runway about 45 seconds after the Allegiant plane above. It took me about 15 minutes messing around in Workspace to figure out the distortion was from the engine exhaust from the Allegiant plane.
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Saturday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Williams AFB) in Mesa AZ. 3 parallel runways and they kept switching the active for landings. We went to take photos of the water tankers and got the C-47 from the Commemorative Air Force as a bonus.

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This tanker landed on the left most runway about 45 seconds after the Allegiant plane above. It took me about 15 minutes messing around in Workspace to figure out the distortion was from the engine exhaust from the Allegiant plane.
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Number 169's litter mate was flying out of Cedar City a week ago. It has a nice red belly stain from dropping retardant.

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Air Asia 9M RAE About to be Towed - Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Snapped a photo of Air Asia’s Airbus A320-216, 9M RAE at the air bridge at Bali Ngurah Rai International airport.

I was a bit surprised as, as other low-cost carriers flying in and out of Bali they seem to have to make use of buses to get passengers on and off planes. Even flying Guardia, Indonesia national airline has seen us doing the bus shuttle.
 

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Cessna 680A Citation Latitude. M1 II, Leica 12-60
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Spitfire MV268 (a mark XIV) being given some engine maintenance in June 2018 at Duxford (https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft/vickers-armstrong-spitfire-fr-xiv-g-spit-2.html)
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