My SONY did EAA AirVenture 2012
In an ongoing attempt to try and capture some superior aerial action, I went to the annual EAA Fly-in at Oshkosh, WI on Saturday, which is basically the "big" airshow. I got a lot more sun than I bargained for... "OUCH!!!" and the incredible burn that goes with it. Regardless, I stood my ground, camera at the ready and took nearly 1500 images, to capture "the spirit" of the show.
Anyway... as usual, the SONY a850 was up to the task, but as I have found out, when using the SONY 70-400 on it, that lens is just devastating to the battery life of the camera. I quickly abandoned the highly-touted SONY lens for the more miserly TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 LD :p
Again, this 19-inch long lens (when fully extended and the lens shield is attached) is a rather nimble-to-handle 42-ounces (12-ounces less than the SONY 70-400) and a heck of a lot easily to manipulate when tracking aircraft and birds. I am darn glad I have kept it and have not retired it.
Anyway... the images:
One of my favorite types of planes
Oshkosh EAA AirVenture is kind of the "farmer's market" of airplanes and other flying aircraft, as you can almost see everything from the day aviation started to the newest composite aircraft on the planet. One of my personal favorites is the amphibian. Not only does this aircraft make good use of a runway... but, it can land in places many other aircraft simply cannot. I like options.