Air Show (EM1 II and Panny Leica 100-400MM)

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LMcFarrin Regular Member • Posts: 375
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I would suggest using a slower shutter speed for piston engined and turboprop aircraft, the stationary propeller blades look very different from the way the eye sees them.

Some people like to see a full propeller disc, others are happy with 30 degrees or so of prop blur. Most propellers rotate at between 1,000 and 1,500 rpm so roughly 1/125th shutter speed is a good starting point.

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Understood.  First time shooting them.

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That bottom shot is pretty interesting because the top three airplanes have the propellers stopped in the same position!  Wonder what the odds of that would be?

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I think they are great shots 

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Nice series.

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LMcFarrin wrote:

Understood. First time shooting them.

Indeed, I thought you would benefit from the suggestion, otherwise I can't fault your photos.

When I shoot aircraft I normally use a 100-400 Pana-Leica lens on my G9 mainly because it gives good reach for distant subjects with the x2 crop factor of the MFT sensor.

On the occasions where this lens is too long I switch to the 12-60mm Pana-Leica lens, that's mainly for static aircraft on the ground or large aircraft displaying.

Enjoy your airshow photography, it's a fun thing to do but remember to ensure you don't freeze as airfields are often pretty windy.

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Good observation. The one that's "out" is a different aircraft model.

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That bottom shot is pretty interesting because the top three airplanes have the propellers stopped in the same position! Wonder what the odds of that would be?

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Max5150 wrote:

Good observation. The one that's "out" is a different aircraft model.

Bobby J wrote:

That bottom shot is pretty interesting because the top three airplanes have the propellers stopped in the same position! Wonder what the odds of that would be?

Yes, and looks like it's using a Russian radial engine which turns the opposite direction (clockwise viewed from the front of the aircraft) from the US norm (CCW).

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evetsf wrote:

Max5150 wrote:

Good observation. The one that's "out" is a different aircraft model.

Bobby J wrote:

That bottom shot is pretty interesting because the top three airplanes have the propellers stopped in the same position! Wonder what the odds of that would be?

Yes, and looks like it's using a Russian radial engine which turns the opposite direction (clockwise viewed from the front of the aircraft) from the US norm (CCW).

Yes, the good old Yak-52, this one a TW version with the 3-bladed propeller, a Spornrad (the rear wheel, for nostalgia reasons) and completely retractable main wheels.

The normal 52 has a front wheel, a 2-bladed propeller and even when 'retracted' the three wheels are still showing like in this lousy tiny 100% crop of such a max. 1600 x 1200 UZI file:

Two older SOOC jpgs of three normal Yak 52, from the days of the 2.1 MP Oly C-2100 UZ:

I didn't know about the difference propellers turning clockwise or CCW, but this picture shows you're right, both when looking at the Anstellwinkel (angle of attack? pitch?) of the propeller blades as well as the side of the blade on which some 'lawn mowing' / 'pigeon chopping' caused some wear to the paint:

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