CayneHampton
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How to take pics of airplanes overhead?

Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:55 pm

Can you help me. Which lens should i use when taking pics of aircraft flying over 8,000 to 40,000 feet. I live in new jersey where we have some of the busiest airspace in the world and planes fly over south jersey from Philadelphia International Airport
 
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Re: How to take pics of airplanes overhead?

Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:43 pm

I think you need at least a 400 mm. I have a photo in the database taken with a Canon 100-400II mm on a crop sensor body.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qatar-Ai ... 61/4162773
Taken at 40,000 feet. You have more chance with a 600 mm I guess. For example the Sigma or Tamron 150-600 mm. But I think sharpness is a bit less compared to the Canon. I you have a lot of money a good option is the Canon 200-400 or 500mm. Don't know about Nikon.
 
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Re: How to take pics of airplanes overhead?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:04 pm

If you're Nikon user, I recommend the Nikon 200mm-500mm f5.6 VR. I use mine--it is a gem and reasonably priced.

Jehan
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Re: How to take pics of airplanes overhead?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:57 pm

jelpee wrote:
If you're Nikon user, I recommend the Nikon 200mm-500mm f5.6 VR. I use mine--it is a gem and reasonably priced.

Jehan

I'm a canon user

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