Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Kenny on Thu 09 May 2013, 9:09 am

I was very eager to test out my new Canon 70-300mm L IS USM lens. So last Friday my boss and I went to Coningsby for a few hours. We were surprised at how busy it was. Unfortunately we'd missed the Danish F-16s by an hour.

I am very happy with the lens!
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Brimstone laden 41 Sqn GR4
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And a sneak peak of an article I'm working on
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby swingy on Thu 09 May 2013, 10:03 am

Nice nearly had a heart attack though given the last couple of shots and the thread title. Took a moment before I saw the small print. :lol:
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Screechy on Thu 09 May 2013, 10:37 am

Ooooow liking the An72, nice
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby toom317 on Thu 09 May 2013, 11:48 am

I'm sorry but I will have to contact Health and safety. In your last pic, one of the people in the background to the right of the pic, isn't wearing a high viz vest.
"Nice pics mate" comments only! No criticism please.

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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Maisie on Thu 09 May 2013, 11:53 am

How the hell did that guy get out to clean his window on the An-72 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Love the An-32/An-72, Sod the RAF bits!
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Kenny on Thu 09 May 2013, 12:08 pm

Maisie wrote:How the hell did that guy get out to clean his window on the An-72 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Love the An-32/An-72, Sod the RAF bits!

Through the DV window :smile:
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby JJC on Thu 09 May 2013, 12:11 pm

Lovely shots! :smile:

I got the same lens for Christmas. It seems a great piece of kit!

May I ask what body, settings and post-processing you use? These are brilliantly sharp.
''Time to dive into the fireworks!''
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Macc on Thu 09 May 2013, 2:14 pm

Those Antonov shots are incredibly nice, lovely angle and light, glad the news lens is working nicely for you.
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 09 May 2013, 2:18 pm

JJC wrote:May I ask what body, settings and post-processing you use? These are brilliantly sharp.


If you click on the image, it opens in Flickr and just to the right of the photo are the settings, click on that and all the info you need.

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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby bigcrow on Thu 09 May 2013, 3:43 pm

Great shooting Kenny, looks like the lens is working a treat... :clap:
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby RichPittman on Thu 09 May 2013, 4:06 pm

Way to go Kenny with the lens :smile:
Dont forget its get to the time of Year for heat haze too
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Mr Flibble on Thu 09 May 2013, 4:07 pm

Good stuff Kenny!
Glad to see you're getting on well with the L lens.
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby JJC on Thu 09 May 2013, 6:11 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:
JJC wrote:May I ask what body, settings and post-processing you use? These are brilliantly sharp.


If you click on the image, it opens in Flickr and just to the right of the photo are the settings, click on that and all the info you need.

Brian


Thanks for that tip! :smile:

Great shots again Kenny, particularly loving the 41sqn machines! :cool:
''Time to dive into the fireworks!''
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Blackjack on Thu 09 May 2013, 6:42 pm

Its a great lens isnt it!! I love mine, even though I have not had much chance to really put it to the test as each time I went to go out last year the weather was horrid!!

Well done, and enjoy your lens!!
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby Kenny on Sat 11 May 2013, 11:54 am

RichPittman wrote:Way to go Kenny with the lens :smile:
Dont forget its get to the time of Year for heat haze too

Thanks chaps!

I'm off to Nellis on Wednesday, so I think I'm going to find out just how well this lens deals with heat haze there. It's forecast for 40c!
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Re: Testing the new lens at Coningsby

Postby TonyO on Sat 11 May 2013, 3:51 pm

Kenny wrote:I'm off to Nellis on Wednesday, so I think I'm going to find out just how well this lens deals with heat haze there. It's forecast for 40c!


Kenny, heathaze is a natural occurrence, its not about whether a lens can cope with it, its just there and the only way to deal with it is getting closer to the subject.
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