Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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briancphoto
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 320
Country: United States

Wow Steve. Thanks for all the great advice. I did talk to the pilot about an open window and she said it was possible but I wasn't sure how open it would be. Getting up before dawn is standard for landscapers and the pilot said she could start at 6 am so I am going to try for that.

The only advice I might have trouble following is the not changing lenses in midflight. My back up body is an iphone I don't really have a mid range zoom) So it is either start with the 70-300, which I am afraid will not be wide enough to get the whole valley and the mountain, or either the 50mm or the 18-35. I may just start with the 50 and try to switch once up or down depending on what it looks like. I hopefully will have my son and wife in the back to hold on to stuff as I switch. I guess I could rent a mid range zoom but I am trying to fly in the next few days as the blossoms are peaking and I am just waiting for the forcast to improve from its current cloudy with sprinkles Thanks again Brian



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9308
Country: United States

Is that 70-300G the one with, or without VR? Is it possible for you to borrow or rent another body?

briancphoto wrote:
Wow Steve. Thanks for all the great advice. I did talk to the pilot about an open window and she said it was possible but I wasn't sure how open it would be. Getting up before dawn is standard for landscapers and the pilot said she could start at 6 am so I am going to try for that.

The only advice I might have trouble following is the not changing lenses in midflight. My back up body is an iphone I don't really have a mid range zoom) So it is either start with the 70-300, which I am afraid will not be wide enough to get the whole valley and the mountain, or either the 50mm or the 18-35. I may just start with the 50 and try to switch once up or down depending on what it looks like. I hopefully will have my son and wife in the back to hold on to stuff as I switch. I guess I could rent a mid range zoom but I am trying to fly in the next few days as the blossoms are peaking and I am just waiting for the forcast to improve from its current cloudy with sprinkles Thanks again Brian



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

briancphoto wrote:
Wow Steve. Thanks for all the great advice. I did talk to the pilot about an open window and she said it was possible but I wasn't sure how open it would be. Getting up before dawn is standard for landscapers and the pilot said she could start at 6 am so I am going to try for that.

The only advice I might have trouble following is the not changing lenses in midflight. My back up body is an iphone I don't really have a mid range zoom) So it is either start with the 70-300, which I am afraid will not be wide enough to get the whole valley and the mountain, or either the 50mm or the 18-35. I may just start with the 50 and try to switch once up or down depending on what it looks like. I hopefully will have my son and wife in the back to hold on to stuff as I switch. I guess I could rent a mid range zoom but I am trying to fly in the next few days as the blossoms are peaking and I am just waiting for the forcast to improve from its current cloudy with sprinkles Thanks again Brian


You're welcome, Brian. The window will hover open, close to the wing, in flight. If you can close the window (and you should be able to since the closing lever mechanism is still there, just disassembled), changing lenses is less likely to leave you with a pile of crud on the sensor. Good luck!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19267
Country: United States

Welcome Brian! You just got advice from one of the best on the ground, or in the air, follow what Zim said and you'll be fine. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the fact that you'll need to take the screw out of the little sliding arm on the side of the Cessna's window in order for it to "fly" . Use the longer lens with caution, it's a prescription for air sickness if you aren't a seasoned aerial shooter, and the possibility for losing sharpness also goes up exponentially.

Good luck, and let us see the results!

JW



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19267
Country: United States

Zim, your helicopter image is wonderful!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19267
Country: United States

Chandler and I had a great day today, r/c flying early for a few hours, back home for the annual Easter egg hunt, then back out to fly 1:1 scale until dusk. The way a day should be!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
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You can never have too many Dragon Rapide shots.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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I knew I needed all 600mm for this shot: EF300 f/4L + 2.0 TC III. Wish the combo was a little sharper, though.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Stealth Staggerwing!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Duo Discus XL high speed pass with ballast dump, flown by Gavin Wills.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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The (un)usual suspects: stevez and carrg at Wanaka.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4094
Country: Netherlands

Jim cool to see that Chandler has the same determined facial expression as you, cool that he has the opportunity to experience flight...



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

Hey Gerard cool to see the face hope you have a great time :-)



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19267
Country: United States

He Is Risen!

Happy Easter Everyone!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4094
Country: Netherlands

Gene Soucy



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Took another stab at the whole video thing, this time put considerably more time and resources into the production and processing. man what a lot of work! I like the results much better than my first try..




Glenn


Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Hi Stevez:

What a great trip you had! You can tell you in a world far far away when the flares come out. I really wish we could fire those in the good ol USA.

Glenn



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Great stuff, J-A!

Here's Jurgis Kairys, right side up for once, 'racing' the Lambo at Wanaka. Weird optical illusion, but the car is closer to the camera, as the second photo makes clear.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Duo Discus XL high speed pass with ballast dump, flown by Gavin Wills.


Your Discus image is a stunner Steve. Amazing work as always.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19267
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Duo Discus XL high speed pass with ballast dump, flown by Gavin Wills.



Man! There is just nothing not perfect about that image! Nicely "Zimmermanned"!



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