Airshow Shooting Tips

Started Jul 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Senior MemberPosts: 1,726Gear list
Airshow Shooting Tips
Jul 27, 2014

Ok you experts. I'm heading to the EAA airshow in Oshkosh next week and hoping to improve upon last years effort.  Couple things I learned last year from the forum is that I need to slow down my shutter speed for prop planes.  So what's the recommended shutter speed?  I'll be taking the following:

  • K5II
  • Pentax 55 - 300 DA L
  • Pentax 18 - 135 DA WR
  • Sigma 50mm
  • Sigma 10 - 20

I figure the 55 - 300 will primarily be used during the actual flight demonstrations and the 18 - 135 as a walk around.  The other two for early morning shots when nobody is up.  The Thunderbirds are going to be there so I'm hoping to get a nice sunrise picture with the planes.

Thoughts, tips, suggestions on shutter speed and focus tracking?  I'm assuming spot is not recommended?



 Peteo's gear list:Peteo's gear list
Pentax MX-1 Pentax K-5 II Pentax K-5 IIs Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM +10 more
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow