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    Gday from Canberra

    by Aviation550D » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:08 pm

    Hi guys n gals,

    Im Daniel and I live in the ACT. I have always loved photography and aircraft so needless to say, I spend quite a bit of time out at the Canberra Airport :D

    I am a newcomer to DSLRs and recently purchased a Canon EOS550D Sports Pack with the 18-55mm IS Lens & 55-250mm IS Lens.

    Looking to perfect my skills through lots of hardwork and research (here was a good start) and if anyone has any tips for aircraft photography, especially at night, please feel free to drop me a line.

    Cheers
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    by Busiboy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:24 pm

    Aircraft photos at night? What sort of photos you trying to make?

    Like this?

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    by Dug » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:43 pm

    Dam yet another canon deviant on the forum

    Welcome from the resident NIKON Bigot :lol:

    Aircraft photos at night ?

    Can I suggest you do not use a really really big flash unit if they are coming in to land or are taking off, it seems to ping of the pilots something wicked for some strange reason.

    Cheers and welcome post some shots so we know what you are up to :wink:
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    by beeb » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:59 pm

    Dug wrote:Can I suggest you do not use a really really big flash unit if they are coming in to land or are taking off, it seems to ping of the pilots something wicked for some strange reason.


    These days it'll also land you with a massive fine (in the region of $10,000!!!) and potential jail time if you're found to be guilty. They've been having a lot of problems with people trying to blind the pilots with lasers so larger fines were introduced...
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    by Busiboy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:04 pm

    If you can buy a flash system that blinds pilots, Im interested!
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    by Dug » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:05 pm

    beeb wrote:
    Dug wrote:Can I suggest you do not use a really really big flash unit if they are coming in to land or are taking off, it seems to ping of the pilots something wicked for some strange reason.


    These days it'll also land you with a massive fine (in the region of $10,000!!!) and potential jail time if you're found to be guilty. They've been having a lot of problems with people trying to blind the pilots with lasers so larger fines were introduced...



    They take all the fun out of stuff :cry:
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    by Spiderau » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:57 pm

    A fellow Canberran - welcome.

    I passed the Canberra airport a couple of weekends ago and stopped to take some shots of those new buildings. What colour. They certainly brightened the place up.
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    by W G » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:38 am

    Busiboy wrote:If you can buy a flash system that blinds pilots, Im interested!


    Q: At a crowded party, how does a girl work out just who the pilot is?

    A: She doesn't have to. He'll tell her.

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    by Dug » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:39 am

    Busiboy wrote:If you can buy a flash system that blinds pilots, Im interested!


    I only saw them demonstrated once BUT !!!!!!

    The old Canberra bombers had a system for night time aerial reconnoissance photography.

    It was basically a 100 pound magnesium bomb that burst in the air producing a 600 MILLION candlepower burst of light.

    It would light up sufficient area of land to be able to photograph it at night from about 10,000 ft in the days before thermal imaging etc.

    I imagine one of those from the ground would be enough to take night photos of aircraft in flight :lol:

    hooking up the synch leads would be fun :roll: :wink:
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