Epic Day Out - Part 2 - Wings Over Illawarra Air Show...

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Epic Day Out - Part 2 - Wings Over Illawarra Air Show...

Postby Remorhaz on Thu May 09, 2013 3:43 pm

Headed to Albion Park for the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show. I'd never been to or shot at an air show before and didn't really know what to expect so I packed my BigMos - the Sigma 50-500mm lens to accomodate my expected need for a long focal length along with some focal length flexibility in case I needed it (which I did).

Any feedback, tips, suggestions from anyone who actually knows what they are doing with a long lens or particularly shooting aircraft appreciated of course :)

Up first were some trick aircraft and the Roulettes which put on a good stomach churning show

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Then it was time for the old warbirds to put on a show. In this first I've gone for a really slow shutter 1/40 sec to capture the blur of the full rotation of the propellor. To do this I had to stop right down and I had the lens on a monopod for stability.

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and a couple more images to finish off the day

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Re: Epic Day Out - Part 2 - Wings Over Illawarra Air Show...

Postby ozimax on Thu May 09, 2013 8:23 pm

Excellent images Rodney, especially the propeller one and the last, which gives a great perspective of the whole show.

What's your opinion of the Sigma lens?
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Re: Epic Day Out - Part 2 - Wings Over Illawarra Air Show...

Postby Remorhaz on Thu May 09, 2013 11:21 pm

ozimax wrote:Excellent images Rodney, especially the propeller one and the last, which gives a great perspective of the whole show. What's your opinion of the Sigma lens?


Thanks Ozi - I'm very happy with it - for the price I reckon it's a steal. The AF is awesomely fast and accurate (Suren and Cameron both tried it and were impressed). The downsize is the size (when zoomed) & weight - but then again Cam and I saw some guy handholding what looked to be the Nikon 400/2.8!
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Re: Epic Day Out - Part 2 - Wings Over Illawarra Air Show...

Postby ozimax on Fri May 10, 2013 7:58 am

Thanks Rodney. I would dearly love to get a lens longer than my 24-105, but just not sure about which one as yet. There is a Canon EF 100-400 advertised on Gumtree west of here (about 400kms west to be exact) but it's pickup only. It's a long way to drive just to have a look at the lens.

The Bigma may be a better alternative anyway. We shall see.
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