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I think you are correct in your subject motion thought. At the slower shutter speeds any little input, a thermal, a little aileron or rudder, will cause that. You can tell the difference between camera motion and subject motion by looking at the grain sharpness, if nothing is sharp, the problem resides at the camera, if the grain i sharp, but he subject appears a bit "3D-ish", then it's the subject.
Sorry about the politics, I hate that, but it pops up everywhere. The older I get the less patience I have for it. I'm getting to the point where my...Show more →
Thanks Jim. I suspect that motion is the culprit as math shows a plane moving at 70mph moves almost 10" during a 1/125 sec exposure. The greater the level of magnification (longer the lens) the more obvious this is going to be. The answer would appear to be to avoid the head-on shots and go more to the sides where panning is useful. However, we have already seen the effects of the changes in angular velocity that result in sharp noses and slightly OOF tails. As in most things photographic, it's all about trade-offs.
Politics are what they are and I can't change that. I don't get paid, so it was easy to walk away when the "new" management shut off my photo ops in favor of their friends. None of them are left, but it will take me time and effort to prove myself to the newest group. There are a few of the old timers around, but they also have to prove themselves. The important thing is that the right people appear to be in charge now.