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Photographing overflyers

Post by mbo570 » Thu May 07, 2015 1:29 pm

Hi guys...i am trying to refine my photographing overflyers. Currently i just use my 70-300mm lens and my images usually turn up most of the time grainy. Is there a good method i can try to get better shots..apart from a better lens obviously. Sometimes i get 'jealous' :cry: seeing some great and clear overflyer shots.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Photographing overflyers

Post by beefsteak » Thu May 07, 2015 3:10 pm

Use the lowest ISO that the conditions allow. 100 is best obviously

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Re: Photographing overflyers

Post by Wallie » Sat May 09, 2015 1:24 pm

Hello,
Low ISO (100 ) and aparture priority. The smallest possible aparture of the lens, spotmeting for the light and a little bit over-exposure ( +1/3 -- +2/3 ).
Take care of motion blur. When using a large zoom lens, the smallest movement is visible. Image stabilizing is a must or use a monopod.
Try to take these kind of pictures on a sunny winterday. Much better as on a summer day ( heathaze - polution ) Or, if in summer, just after a rainshower, when the air is clear.
Practice, practice, practice.....
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Re: Photographing overflyers

Post by EGVP » Sun May 10, 2015 10:00 am

Personally I find it depends on the ISO performance of the body. My D7100 can quite happily shoot at ISO 400 with acceptable (for me) noise results, so for overflights I use that;

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