Lakenheath 15th November

Lakenheath 15th November

Postby MikeH on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 5:39 pm

A very busy morning at the 'Heath with '06 in use. Good to see some familiar faces, oh and a few Gripens. :biggrin:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby IanH on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 5:48 pm

All nice but the 2 C`s standout for me Mike. Glorious light.

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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby Aquila on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 6:19 pm

Wow!! A superb set of shots-angle on the first F-15 is great, but the last three are really top!! :rock:

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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby tomcat6 on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 6:24 pm

Cracking shots there matey
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby RichPittman on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 6:28 pm

Well done Mike.
1st to post something in Modern mIl in nearly 48 hours and a cracking set to boot!
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby lynothehammer on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 6:30 pm

What I'd give to be able to get shots like them, they are immense...
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby captain scarlet on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 6:54 pm

Superb set! :clap:

Wish i'd got up early and drove down to LN today now! :sad:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby bigcrow on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 7:22 pm

Lovely Mike... :clap:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby Koen L on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 7:24 pm

They are lovely indeed! :clap:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby stuart n on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 7:52 pm

Topside tastic :worship:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby SuffolkBlue on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 7:59 pm

I'm rather gutted I didn't get there earlier today!

Superb set all round. :clap:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby Harry_Imp on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 9:54 pm

That first one is just A BEAUTY!

where were these taken from mate, on http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk ... eath.html?? And with what size lens?


Harry
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby MikeH on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 10:58 pm

Harry_Imp wrote:Where were these taken from?


Point B on Damien's Map.The lens used is a Canon 100-400, which made me feel a bit inadequate amongst the "heavy artillery" brigade. :whistle:

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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby Harry_Imp on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 7:08 am

MikeH wrote:
Harry_Imp wrote:Where were these taken from?


Point B on Damien's Map.The lens used is a Canon 100-400, which made me feel a bit inadequate amongst the "heavy artillery" brigade. :whistle:



Thanks mate, would i struggle in the position then with just a 70-300?

Harry :rock:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby Stu on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 8:25 am

Very nice set Mike :clap: wish I could skived off there now :smile:
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby MikeH on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 1:50 pm

Harry_Imp wrote: would i struggle in the position then with just a 70-300?


I'm not familiar with the 70-300 but would imagine if it's anything like the 100-400 the top end would be a bit soft - I usually don't use it beyond 350. Most of the shots in my post are taken in the 250-300 range but as I have a 1.3 crop factor (compared to 35mm,) sensor would think that your lens will cope. The good thing about Lakenheath is you can walk closer to the flightpath if you find they are not filling the frame. Good weather days when they are launching from the 06 runway (easterly winds.) are not that common. Hope some of that helps.
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby Harry_Imp on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 9:16 pm

MikeH wrote:
Harry_Imp wrote: would i struggle in the position then with just a 70-300?


I'm not familiar with the 70-300 but would imagine if it's anything like the 100-400 the top end would be a bit soft - I usually don't use it beyond 350. Most of the shots in my post are taken in the 250-300 range but as I have a 1.3 crop factor (compared to 35mm,) sensor would think that your lens will cope. The good thing about Lakenheath is you can walk closer to the flightpath if you find they are not filling the frame. Good weather days when they are launching from the 06 runway (easterly winds.) are not that common. Hope some of that helps.


It definately does mate, thanks alot!!

Would you reccomend the same place if 24 is in use or elsewhere? Is there much space for parking?

Harry
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Re: Lakenheath 15th November

Postby MikeH on Sat 19 Nov 2011, 1:31 pm

Harry_Imp wrote:Would you recommend the same place if 24 is in use or elsewhere? Is there much space for parking?


If 24 were in use there would only be opportunities for landing and taxying shots from there. Parking wise there is space for a few cars but the authorities prefer you use the viewing area. Don't block the forest entrance.
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