Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Holy cow Matt! I don't care how many megapixels that image is, everyone of them is a beautiful pixel.


Absolutely! Well done, Matt.



alawadhi
Registered: Feb 25, 2004
Total Posts: 425
Country: Bahrain

Guys...

If I may ask a question, out of your experiences, for an inside-airport photography and airshows, is it 500mm f4, 400mm f2.8, or 100-400? I already have 120-300 with 1.4x and I am looking for another lens.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19268
Country: United States

Chuck just emailed me with these, he thought you might enjoy them. I thought the gear door problem he navigated so ably was amazing, this tops that. If something goes south, I want to be flying with Chuck!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19268
Country: United States

I don't know what that is in the foreground on the road, but I know what it would have been if I'd been flying that 51.......



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Oh yeah, I this this would pass inspection at HQ......................Going to look at it tomorrow with JR.



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
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Now, there is a lonely Mustang. Sure is pretty
, sitting on that country road. Wonder how much adrenalin, got pumped. You are right , Jim, he's the guy I want up front. Tom



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

Wow Jim looks like a scene from a movie good to hear everything is allright

Mmm looks like a brand spanking new T6 Harvard ow sorry Texan



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

alawadhi wrote:
Guys...

If I may ask a question, out of your experiences, for an inside-airport photography and airshows, is it 500mm f4, 400mm f2.8, or 100-400? I already have 120-300 with 1.4x and I am looking for another lens.


I know a lot of people who shoot airshows with the 500 f/4 and many more who use the 100-400. Not aware of anyone who uses the 400 f/2.8, probably because extra reach is more bang for the buck than maximum aperture at an airshow.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oh yeah, I this this would pass inspection at HQ......................Going to look at it tomorrow with JR.


Bait and switch: that's no P-51!



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 1070
Country: United States

Wrei wrote:
Use to work on that Voodoo at Ellington, 147th TxANG.


Wow, it really is a small world.

Steve, wow, you've got me really psyched for Alliance!

Erich




Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oh yeah, I this this would pass inspection at HQ......................Going to look at it tomorrow with JR.



Ahh, we have been by Lance...



Chris Luvara
Registered: Nov 17, 2006
Total Posts: 145
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oh yeah, I this this would pass inspection at HQ......................Going to look at it tomorrow with JR.


That one has been for sale at Lance for quite a while I think.



Chris Luvara
Registered: Nov 17, 2006
Total Posts: 145
Country: United States

A few Reno shots..

Strega early morning dawn patrol.


Voodoo back in from dawn patrol.


Precious Metal.


Argonaut.


Voodoo on the way to victory!


Rare Bear


Strega chasing down Rare Bear.




Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Under the heading of, "What a stick....!" My friend Chuck Gardner once again kept his cool and put all of his warbird hours out there where they were needed. The Brat III shelled and engine over New Mexico, but when all the dust settled, through Chuck's expertise, the airplane was unscathed. Sitting in the middle of nowhere, but unscathed. This guy is just flat out good.



And calm, we have had a few times in the T-6 and he is like the fuzzy headed painter on Ch. 9 painting, ok, now lets add a little rudder now, roll the plane level now, nice, ok. Just don't get 6" off center line while landing, the calm goes away...

He is a great stick and good friend...

Lynn



alawadhi
Registered: Feb 25, 2004
Total Posts: 425
Country: Bahrain

stevez wrote:
alawadhi wrote:
Guys...

If I may ask a question, out of your experiences, for an inside-airport photography and airshows, is it 500mm f4, 400mm f2.8, or 100-400? I already have 120-300 with 1.4x and I am looking for another lens.


I know a lot of people who shoot airshows with the 500 f/4 and many more who use the 100-400. Not aware of anyone who uses the 400 f/2.8, probably because extra reach is more bang for the buck than maximum aperture at an airshow.


Thank you Stevez for your reply, so based on your suggestion, if I can go ahead with a 500 f4 it would be beneficial more than a 400 f2.8 even with a 1.4x (560 f4)?



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1651
Country: United States

ELinder wrote:
Right, any recommendations for hotels in Ft.Worth for Fri-Sun?

I was afraid you'd say 24-70. I've been trying to avoid that obvious $ choice since getting the D4.

Erich


I'm sure you know this, but don't forget that the 17-55 is equivalent to 25-82 on a full frame.



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States

Pretty cool photos from Chuck - Jim. I'm glad he and his plane are OK !

He is out there ...... but what's really neat in that second photo is the Country Light House -- it has it's head !! That's rare but because of the isolation of this farm the well is probably essential !



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

Chris Luvara wrote:
A few Reno shots..



Wow, Chris! Looks like you took some great access and milked it for all it's worth. Which pylon were you standing at?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

alawadhi wrote:
stevez wrote:
alawadhi wrote:
Guys...

If I may ask a question, out of your experiences, for an inside-airport photography and airshows, is it 500mm f4, 400mm f2.8, or 100-400? I already have 120-300 with 1.4x and I am looking for another lens.


I know a lot of people who shoot airshows with the 500 f/4 and many more who use the 100-400. Not aware of anyone who uses the 400 f/2.8, probably because extra reach is more bang for the buck than maximum aperture at an airshow.


Thank you Stevez for your reply, so based on your suggestion, if I can go ahead with a 500 f4 it would be beneficial more than a 400 f2.8 even with a 1.4x (560 f4)?


I don't have any experience shooting the 400 f/2.8, either with or without the 1.4x; all I can tell you is that the 500 f/4 is a hell of a lens and that I don't recall seeing anyone using the 400 f/2.8 at an airshow. Maybe the front-weighted balance (big objective glass) is awkward for hand-holding?



Chris Luvara
Registered: Nov 17, 2006
Total Posts: 145
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Chris Luvara wrote:
A few Reno shots..



Wow, Chris! Looks like you took some great access and milked it for all it's worth. Which pylon were you standing at?




Thanks.

I was at Pylon 5. It's a lottery pylon and it's one of the normal spots so you have to take the opportunity when you're name is drawn. It has the best light of the whole course.

Chris



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