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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Quick one Zaph . Do you shoot on auto or manual focus .




posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 03:54 AM
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Manual. Only my 18-55 lens is auto capable. It kind of confuses me to use it anymore. Heh.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I dont have the opportunities you have in the US but i do live under the flight path for Adelaide airport and at times RAAF edinburgh . Missed a great shot of a globemaster flying down the street a couple of days ago . Approaching night , it was all lit up but plenty of light to see the plane . Oh well .



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 04:45 AM
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Lucky sod!!!



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 05:16 AM
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I'm getting a new lens towards the end of the month that's going to make it more fun. I'll be able to do corrosion checks on planes going overhead at altitude almost.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 05:19 AM
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It's all about planning. We're picking up a load in Dallas today, but it's only 3 hours between the two, so we decided to just sit all day yesterday
We'll be gong by Mojave and Edwards on Monday with this load.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 05:35 AM
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Nice going look forward to more pics. Boeing put a vid up on YouTube of a C17 doing the mach loop haven't managed to watch it all yet. Oh I'm off to Duxford tomorrow for the flying legends show so I'll put some pics up sunday night or Monday depending how tired I am.
edit on 8-7-2017 by Woody510 because: Extra information



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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There's a big Viper move through the UK next week, with some A-10s possible too.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 05:52 AM
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I'll keep my eyes to the sky then. Haven't seen a F16 flying over here yet so that would be good.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 05:57 AM
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I set the camera at 300 mm manual and pre set the focus to infinity . Just brought a 2X doubler but man that would require super steady hands .



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 05:59 AM
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There should be three flights, about 30-45 minutes apart. I'll check on the day but I think they said Monday.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:01 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

I usually run just short of infinity, and just barely twitch it as they come by. My new one is a 500 so it'll be fun to see how it works driving by places.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:03 AM
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Why are they are moving are they heading back for maintenance?



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:06 AM
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500 and driving . Good luck.lol . I set the focus on trees that are about a K away so probably just short of infinity as well now i think about it . Scoped Edinborough today and not much there but found a good spot .



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:07 AM
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Probably heading to Red Flag. The next class starts in about 10 days or so.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:09 AM
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You'd be surprised. We've gotten pretty damn good at getting shots while driving. That lens will be pushing it, but I think we can get some decent shots.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:10 AM
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Any euro fighters joining that? Just they've been really active the last week or so.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:13 AM
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I don't think they are for this class. The July class tends to be US units, and see things involved that they prefer not showing off for others. The first and sometimes last class of the year see quite a few foreign units. I'll have to see the list for this one though to check.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:15 AM
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At 300 i might take 5 shots for one really good one . Mind you it has to be perfect for me to put on here . At 600 i am thinking tripod shots only unless its really good light (winter now ) .



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 06:19 AM
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For now, I'm mostly going to be using the 500 for shots of Pinal, Mojave, and what we can see of the Edwards ramp when we go by. I'll keep the 300 for shots like these. I probably took 400 shots yesterday and am happy with about a third of them.



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