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  1. #1
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    Air Show San Diego

    Hello everyone. I was recently out at Miramar Marine Air Station in San Diego for the huge Air Show and have a few to share. These are resized however the original size is awesome because when you zoom in you can see a clear helmet and mask. It's pretty cool how close you get into the cockpit when zoomed.






    *It looks slightly blurred but that's the effect of the pilot "pulling some g's". He came straight (photo above) and then cut up like he was a shuttle launching. It was insane live.




    Before the exposure brighten below....Looks like I'm in the cockpit of another jet taking the photo. I dunno I like it. lol


    *I brightened this last photo in photoshop and by far my favorite
    Last edited by Scribblah; 10-07-2008 at 12:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribblah View Post

    Before the exposure brighten below....Looks like I'm in the cockpit of another jet taking the photo. I dunno I like it. lol
    Well, I played with that last one ... and came up with this level of exposure. It just looks a little more ... clear?

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    Good shot, though ... nice vantage point. What lens?
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Don,

    Thank you, you're right it definitely looks clearer. The lens? That would be the good ol Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD. With the speed of those jets I was very pleased with the lens and the A300. It was fun to see what I came home with.
    Shooting with a Sony a300
    Sony 18-70mm
    Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD

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    Nice series of images. Another vote for the cheap Tamron 70 -300, LOL
    Frank

    PS Who said you can't get sharp images at full zoom? I am going to have to check my images and post a few.
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    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
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    Unfortunately, it takes the assistance of Photoshop to compensate for the lack of light. That's the drawback ... but, it still is a really nice capture. Good job ... just imagine what you might have done with a 70-200mm f/2.8? Assuming you have the 70-300 at its widest (base) aperture, f/2.8 would have been four times brighter at the same shutter speed.

    Just something to think about.

    Hell, I should talk ... I'm often shooting stuff at a base aperture of f/5.6 at 400mm! LOL

    My (A700) settings for the air show are usually:
    f/5.6
    1/2000 second
    ISO-400
    Spot focus
    Spot metering
    AF-A DMF
    DRO+5EV

    And I wound up with this ... this year (after slight Photoshop detailing):

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-07-2008 at 12:09 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    The Tamron 70-300 as the workhorse of the Alpha users! Scribblah i like the stacked shot where the old school prop fighter is "on top" of the others. Nice work Don on exposure cleaning.
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    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
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