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    Sports Photographer Switching Gears to Aviation C&C welcome

    Well my days of indoor volleyball shooting are pretty much done! I always loved airplanes and militia items. So sold my 1D MK III and am buying some lenses with some reach. I shot these with my 7D with the 85mm 1.8 and processed in Photomatix.

















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    Very nice work, welcome aboard!
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Thanks, looks like this is going to be fun! What is the preferred long reach lens you guys are using? 100-400?

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    Welcome! Your HDR's are a good start, watch your halo's though. Very noticable in the first T-6, the L-39 tail shot and A6 cockpit.
    Most of the Canon folk here (being that's your gear) have the 100-400. Very versatile and good reach.

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    Yes the halos, Think they are from sharpening?

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    Welcome aboard!!! Definitely agree that your HDRs are a good start, but be careful with the halo's. Most spotter's that use Canon use the 100-400mm lens (which is a push-pull lens).
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    Maybe this is better



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee71 View Post
    Welcome aboard!!! Definitely agree that your HDRs are a good start, but be careful with the halo's. Most spotter's that use Canon use the 100-400mm lens (which is a push-pull lens).
    Has annyone tried the 70-300 L lens?

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    Welcome! Some nice subjects to take photos of make it easier, nice Texan!

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    I just started messing with HDR's myself. Halos are bad? I thought they looked kind of cool.

    Are you in the NY area?

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    Yes, Long Island. The Halos can be reduced by lowering the Strength and Highlight sliders. The halos are usually a problem when there is alot open sky in the photograph. The Photomatix website has a decent FAQ section, and info on reducing halos was covered.
    Jeff
    Last edited by buy2ls; 04-09-2012 at 10:27 PM.

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