Airshow lens

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Questions thread
technophile Veteran Member • Posts: 3,337
Re: Airshow lens

slookabill wrote:

As I'm planning to go to Oshkosh this year, I'm wanting opinions about a good lens to suplement my current lenses for my Canon 60D. I currently have the 18-135, and the 70-300 f4-5.6. I'd love some opinions on whether I should add a 2.0x teleconverter, or a combination of the SuperZooms(Canon 100-400L, Signma 50-500, etc). Thanks

I'm a complete amateur at airshows, but had the chance to shoot one last year with the Sigma 50-500 (non-OS).  It's a handful for a full day of shooting and I only had it on a Rebel XS.  Loved the range, but have recently acquired a 100-400 to replace it.  Haven't had a chance to shoot an airshow with it yet, but am eager to get the chance.  You should be able to get some nice shots with either lens.  You can check out the XS and 50-500 combo results here:  A couple of samples...

Using the full 500mm

Back out to 50mm

In between at 266mm

I should go back and reprocess these, but at least you get the idea of how versatile the 50-500 range is.  Good luck.

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