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More Photos! (Spitfire Flyby)

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by divine`, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. divine`

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  2. divine`

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    Im quite pleased with those, my little Sigma APO did ok at 300mm I feel, I was expecting blurred messes of photos!
     
  3. Pickers

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    Divine - what time of the day was this?? I've been keeping an eye out of the window must have missed them :(
     
  4. divine`

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    About 4:35 till 4:55, they did only fly down the river though, they didn't go anywhere else.

    I went down to Calshot Spit where they circled a few times to form up.
     
  5. Brycheiniog

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    I think the last plane is a Harvard. Apparently it was being used as a camera ship.

    Jonathan
     
  6. Sparky191

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    it amazing to get so many togther at once. How did you manage to snap them?
     
  7. Pickers

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    mmm I want to play flying corps ;)
     
  8. Flibster

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    Absolutely correct. :D

    At least 2 of them are based at Duxford as well - Just down the road from me. :D JH-C and 161

    Not sure on the other 3 - suspect they could be local as well *North Weald/Duxford maybe - paintschemes have changed over winter*

    For a very brief history on the Spitfire - no better place to go than than the home of the only military operated Spitfires in the world. The BBMF. :D

    http://www.deltaweb.co.uk/bbmf/spitfire70.html

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  9. Richard T

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    best sounding engine ever in those things.... need I say more :D

    Great shots as well
     
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  10. rG-tom

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    *makes no comment about nikon and noise ;)*

    Tom.
     
  11. Attu

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    Which engine ? ;)
     
  12. JPL

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    Twas the 70th Anniv of the first test flight-plus a homage to R.J who was based at the Seaplane works at the Spit........(came from Stoke btw!)

    Engine that sounded best was the last one-the Gryff(in the Mk9),which superceded the Merlin. :cool:
     
  13. nolimit

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    nice shots divine.

    Is the Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro worth buying?

    I'm thinking of getting long zoom and macro lens but also need a good wide lens e.g Sigma 10-20.
    My budget is only around £500.

    if I go with Sigma 105mm and 10-20mm, I won't have enough funds to buy zoom lens. :(

    I currently have the nikon d50 18-70 kit lens.
     
  14. Brycheiniog

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    The Spitfires involved were:-

    Mk.XVIII SM845
    Mk.IX TA805
    Mk.V BM597
    Mk.XVI TD248 I think.
    TR.IX G-CCCA


    Some of my own pictures of the above Aircraft....

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    And the Harvard complete with Camera mount....

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    Jonathan
     
  15. divine`

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    Possibly, I couldn't say for sure as mine is the older non DG version, and there are a few tiny differences apparantly.
     
  16. nolimit

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    The price seems very good bargain @ £160 ish. how is the build quality? and is the focusing really that slow?

    I will be taking photos of nature and some macro stuff this summer in mongolia.