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Old 22-05-2012, 13:13   #1 (permalink)
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We are going to the Flinders Ranges on the weekend and are considering a scenic flight over the area

Any tips on the best lenses / settings? I have a wide angle lense, telephoto and a wider angle as per my profile

The flight is only 20 minutes so I don't want to be mucking about changing.

I'm thinking the standard 28 - 80 for moderate wide angle and probably a fairly fast shutter speed to counteract movement of the plane?

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Old 22-05-2012, 14:37   #2 (permalink)
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I used an 18-200 on a flight and found it worked very well. You will not have to worry about movement of the plane as other than take off and landing you will be high enough to be able to ignore it (unless you are going on a 'white knuckle' low level flight )

More of an issue might be low cloud that will make it like shooting on a foggy day. My flight was like this for part of the flight, but we did get some clear weather too Pictures here EXIF should be available to give you the focal lengths etc used.

Also be aware of shooting through the widows. Reflections ect. I found sitting next to the window a bit resticting as the lens kept hitting the window too.

I think that your lens will be OK, but if you have one with a longer reach while retianing the wider end it could be useful.
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Old 22-05-2012, 21:25   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like a nice area to visit. You probably have chosen the best lens for the job. A long lens is only necessary if you want to get a close view of something like a house. Even then you need to be below 2000ft to get a decent detailed shot with 200mm. I guess the flight will be between 1500ft and 3000ft. In 20 minutes you will not have much time to ascend further. If I were flying near mountains I would go for something a little wider than 28mm, but then I fly very close to the rocks - for better lift, you understand.

Keep your shutter speed above 1/500sec against any possible turbulence and propeller wash vibration, although I see that one of the tour companies uses 3 bladed props which will give less vibration. f/ numbers don't really matter, you will be focussed on infinity, unless you get very close to the ground.

As Dabs says internal reflections can play havoc, try sitting on the non-sunny side for the greater part of the flight. Back seat will give less obstruction from the wing support, but could be less comfortable if you have long legs. If only two of you are travelling in the plane definitely go for the back seat on your own, as you can slide from side to side for the shots. Just make sure you know how to fasten the harness before landing or if there is any turbulence around the mountains (check the pilot is happy to let you do this). It's what I suggest people do if they want to film while I'm piloting. The other thing I do is take the doors off so there are no reflections and you can see straight to the ground, but I'm not sure they will offer that .

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Thank you both all tips duly noted, I'l let you know how it goes - now just praying for fine weather - it's cold and wet in the city this week but it may not be the same up north by the weekend - fingers crossed!
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Hi just thought I'd update you - it was a cloudy weekend with some rain so we ended up not taking any flights - I did take some pictures - here's one


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Hi just thought I'd update you - it was a cloudy weekend with some rain so we ended up not taking any flights - I did take some pictures
You tend to forget about the weather on the other side of the globe, it's not any better here though. Pity about the flight. Nice evening shot. Liked your other shots around Flinders.
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Thanks Grease spot.
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Mmmm yeah this is good photo actually i have not a great experience in photography i am newly become a photogrpaher and mostly deals to make wedding and other velley vies photographs so i have nothign to say you more only say that this is good photo....
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