July 17, 2018, 11:53:04 AM

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Hi Ladislav.
Roo has a valid point, fighting the image stabiliser gives horrid results, as Roo said make sure you use a mode compatible with panning!
Of course if you know this (and my previous suggestions) already I apologise for trying to teach you to suck eggs!

Cheers, Graham.

I agree with Graham's suggestion Ladislav.  The other thing to look at is the image stabilisation on the lens - OS on the Sigma.   Make sure it's either switched to mode 2, which allows for panning motion, or switched off, otherwise you're fighting against the stabilisation and introducing some unwanted blur.  With the Tamron, I generally have it switched off for panning.
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Thanks guys, I will start practicing!

I'm using OS Mode 2 on my Sigma for panning.

Hi Ladislav.
Roo has a valid point, fighting the image stabiliser gives horrid results, as Roo said make sure you use a mode compatible with panning!
Of course if you know this (and my previous suggestions) already I apologise for trying to teach you to suck eggs!

Cheers, Graham.

I agree with Graham's suggestion Ladislav.  The other thing to look at is the image stabilisation on the lens - OS on the Sigma.   Make sure it's either switched to mode 2, which allows for panning motion, or switched off, otherwise you're fighting against the stabilisation and introducing some unwanted blur.  With the Tamron, I generally have it switched off for panning.
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Hands up who's going to be at the RAF 100 flypast on July 10...

Looks to be something not to be missed.  Hopefully we'll see some pics here :D
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Hi Roo.
That sounds really interesting along with the other celebratory events that are being held, unfortunately I will not be able to attend anything this year except Goodwood and the display there is very vanilla since the Shoreham crash.  :'(

Cheers, Graham.

Hands up who's going to be at the RAF 100 flypast on July 10...

Looks to be something not to be missed.  Hopefully we'll see some pics here :D
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Hands up who's going to be at the RAF 100 flypast on July 10...

Looks to be something not to be missed.  Hopefully we'll see some pics here :D

Wow! Sadly I will be at work, but they are due to fly right over where I live...just a little too far from where I work :( Think I may try to beg off work for a long lunch if the weather looks promising!
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Hands up who's going to be at the RAF 100 flypast on July 10...

Looks to be something not to be missed.  Hopefully we'll see some pics here :D

'Unfortunately' if they don't fly directly over a rather well known resort town on the Amalfi coast I fear my lens selection on the day may be rather focal length limited  :o  ;D

It does sound like an amazing event though

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What AF settings do you use for Air Shows? 
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Alphajets, The Patrouille de France, Duxford Airshow (May 2018)
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What AF settings do you use for Air Shows?

I usually have my 3 C options in manual with shutter speeds set for fat jet, turbo prop and piston engines. ETTR, 2/3 usually. Then Tv and Av for general walkabout stuff. That dial gets spun quite a lot  ;D

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What AF settings do you use for Air Shows?

For the most part I'm just using single point AF and occasionally moving it around the frame for composition - they're big targets and fairly easy to track as they are generally predictable in movement.
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What AF settings do you use for Air Shows?

I usually have my 3 C options in manual with shutter speeds set for fat jet, turbo prop and piston engines. ETTR, 2/3 usually. Then Tv and Av for general walkabout stuff. That dial gets spun quite a lot  ;D

May I ask what are those 3 custom settings? Do you change the setting when planes are flying along and when planes are flying towards you? I noticed that my settings for panning and blurring propellers usually completely mess up anything where plane is coming towards me.

When I asked about AF I meant more if you use any settings for AF tracking sensitivity, acceleration tracking and 1st and 2nd image priority.
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Hands up who's going to be at the RAF 100 flypast on July 10...

Looks to be something not to be missed.  Hopefully we'll see some pics here :D

I was there and I have mixed feelings.

The location: I knew it will be bad because all actions in London are always terribly overcrowded. I went there anyway hoping to make some particular photos I imagined - I couldn't do them anywhere else. I may have done one. I couldn't change position to try other. Also since planes were flying in large formations, they were usually not all visible over trees until too late for photo I wanted to take.

My wife had better view on few returning formations flying over our garden in Hertfordshire. My colleagues saw everything from office in Shoreditch.

The flypast: It was impressive. Really a lot of planes in large formations.
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Hi Ladislav.
I really hope you got something for your effort. I’m guessing the best place to see this will be on tv.  :'(
I was surprised and rather disappointed to hear it being ‘sold’ as the largest formation in living memory! 100 planes is not a large formation in comparison to the 1000+ bomber raids my mum saw going over her home heading for Europe! Yes she is still alive! As I’m sure are many others who remember this unfortunate part of history.

Cheers, Graham.

Hands up who's going to be at the RAF 100 flypast on July 10...

Looks to be something not to be missed.  Hopefully we'll see some pics here :D

I was there and I have mixed feelings.

The location: I knew it will be bad because all actions in London are always terribly overcrowded. I went there anyway hoping to make some particular photos I imagined - I couldn't do them anywhere else. I may have done one. I couldn't change position to try other. Also since planes were flying in large formations, they were usually not all visible over trees until too late for photo I wanted to take.

My wife had better view on few returning formations flying over our garden in Hertfordshire. My colleagues saw everything from office in Shoreditch.

The flypast: It was impressive. Really a lot of planes in large formations.
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Hi Ladislav.
I really hope you got something for your effort. I’m guessing the best place to see this will be on tv.  :'(
I was surprised and rather disappointed to hear it being ‘sold’ as the largest formation in living memory! 100 planes is not a large formation in comparison to the 1000+ bomber raids my mum saw going over her home heading for Europe! Yes she is still alive! As I’m sure are many others who remember this unfortunate part of history.

Cheers, Graham.

Hands up who's going to be at the RAF 100 flypast on July 10...

Looks to be something not to be missed.  Hopefully we'll see some pics here :D

I was there and I have mixed feelings.

The location: I knew it will be bad because all actions in London are always terribly overcrowded. I went there anyway hoping to make some particular photos I imagined - I couldn't do them anywhere else. I may have done one. I couldn't change position to try other. Also since planes were flying in large formations, they were usually not all visible over trees until too late for photo I wanted to take.

My wife had better view on few returning formations flying over our garden in Hertfordshire. My colleagues saw everything from office in Shoreditch.

The flypast: It was impressive. Really a lot of planes in large formations.

This is so true. I remember my dad telling me about the 1000 bomber raids and how the sky darkened.
So good to know there are people that can relate such an experience first hand

Best regards to your mum!

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Some fun shots from the Nellis AFB show last year.

I don't have any cool Mach Loop shots, but I did have a coworker take a shot of me about to make out with a 212 during a previous life ...  :-[

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