RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby FastJetsBest on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 11:42 pm

Hey,

What an amazing day, sunshine, bit of cloud cover to cool down & plenty of fast jet action.

So many pictures to sort and look at but here are a couple to get started. Will update over the next couple of days. Used a 5DS, 5DMKIV & 7DMKII with a Prime 800mm, all handheld.

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Lockheed Martin F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component RIAT 2018 (5) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon Belgian Air Component RIAT 2018 (4) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker Ukrainian AF RIAT 2018 (3) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker Ukrainian AF RIAT 2018 (7) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker Ukrainian AF RIAT 2018 (4) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker Ukrainian AF RIAT 2018 (5) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker Ukrainian AF RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker Ukrainian AF RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Dassault Rafale C French Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Dassault Rafale C French Air Force (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Dassault Rafale C French Air Force by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Dassault Ralale M French Navy RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Couteau Delta – Dassault Mirage 2000D x2 French Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Couteau Delta – Dassault Mirage 2000D French Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet RCAF RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon Polish AF RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon Hellenic AF Demo Team Zeus RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon Hellenic AF Demo Team Zeus RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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NH Industries NH90 TTH Finnish Army RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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NH Industries NH90 TTH Finnish Army RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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USAF Heritage Flight RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018

Postby Webby74 on Sun 15 Jul 2018, 12:08 pm

Great set. Really like the look of the Polish f16
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018

Postby frank on Sun 15 Jul 2018, 9:46 pm

Hand held 800mm
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018

Postby Chris G on Sun 15 Jul 2018, 9:51 pm

Oh well, you look at stuff like this and think whats the point. Cracking set, well done!
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby FastJetsBest on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 2:22 pm

Thanks for the comments.

Few more from a great day...

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SAAB JAS-39C Gripen Swedish Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon Hellenic AFDemo Team Zeus RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 RAF RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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De Havilland Vampire FB6 & Vampire T55 Norwegian AF Historical Squadron RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Dassault Ralale M French Navy RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Dassault Rafale C French Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Dassault Rafale C French Air Force RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing FA-18C Hornet Swiss Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing FA-18C Hornet Swiss Air Force RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing FA-18C Hornet Swiss Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing FA-18C Hornet Finnish Air Force RIAT 2018 (3) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing FA-18C Hornet Finnish Air Force RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing FA-18C Hornet Finnish Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing FA-18C Hornet Finnish Air Force RIAT 2018 (3) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Boeing Chinook HC6A RAF RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Airbus A400M Airbus Defence & Space RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Agusta A109BAi Belgian Air Component RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Couteau Delta – Dassault Mirage 2000D French Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Couteau Delta – Dassault Mirage 2000D x2 French Air Force RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon Italian AFRSV RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon Italian AFRSV RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc JG891 G-LFVC RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc JG891 G-LFVC RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Patrulla Aguila CASA C.101EB Aviojet x7 Spanish AF RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Patrulla Aguila CASA C.101EB Aviojet x7 Spanish AF RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Patrulla Aguila CASA C.101EB Aviojet Spanish AF RIAT 2018 (2) by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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The Royal Jordanian Falcons – Extra 330LX x4 RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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The Royal Jordanian Falcons – Extra 330LX RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II USAF 56FW RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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PC-7 Team Pilatus NCPC-7 Turbotrainer x9 Swiss Air Force & Boeing FA-18C Hornet RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr

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BBMF RIAT 2018 by Richard Davies, on Flickr
Last edited by FastJetsBest on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:22 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby stevebrodie on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7:49 am

Great shots, i hired a Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 for the weekend, with variable results.
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby CJS on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:01 am

They're lovely shots, and thanks very much for sharing them.

My only minor C&C would be that there's too many of them! They are of an excellent quality, so pick out one, maybe 2, of each aircraft you you think really knock spots off the others and post them. I think - but I may be a minority of 1 here - that people will linger longer over 2 shots of the Flanker, Belgian F-16 or Finnish Hornet (for example) than if there are 5 or 6 of each. None of them are poor, but some are better than others.

But that's just my opinion - they're great shots. :clap:
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby FastJetsBest on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:25 am

Thanks for the comments guys.

CJS wrote:They're lovely shots, and thanks very much for sharing them.

My only minor C&C would be that there's too many of them! They are of an excellent quality, so pick out one, maybe 2, of each aircraft you you think really knock spots off the others and post them. I think - but I may be a minority of 1 here - that people will linger longer over 2 shots of the Flanker, Belgian F-16 or Finnish Hornet (for example) than if there are 5 or 6 of each. None of them are poor, but some are better than others.

But that's just my opinion - they're great shots. :clap:


I did think about this, I might have got a little bit carried away thinking which ones to post, then ended up posting a load. :grin:

Thanks for the honest reply.
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby capercaillie on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:33 am

Stunning stuff, particularly like the pull up shots of the Navy Rafale and Finnish Hornet. :clap: :up:
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby harkins on Wed 18 Jul 2018, 12:55 pm

This is a brilliant set Richard. A lot of the shots of jets mid aerobatics are the best I've seen and I guess it shows that 800mm is necessary if you want quality shots like these today. And how you've managed to hand hold an 800mm lens (4.5kg?), use shutter speeds around 1/640 and get sharp photos of fast jets is frankly stunning. I must ask though, did you have a security guard with you? Sounds like you were carrying about £20'000 worth of kit!
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby Ian2211 on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 12:58 pm

Stunning Pictures
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Re: RIAT Saturday 2018 (Updated)

Postby FastJetsBest on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 4:42 pm

harkins wrote:This is a brilliant set Richard. A lot of the shots of jets mid aerobatics are the best I've seen and I guess it shows that 800mm is necessary if you want quality shots like these today. And how you've managed to hand hold an 800mm lens (4.5kg?), use shutter speeds around 1/640 and get sharp photos of fast jets is frankly stunning. I must ask though, did you have a security guard with you? Sounds like you were carrying about £20'000 worth of kit!


Thanks very much. I am used to the 800mm, I use it most days. It was pretty hard at first but I guess my arms got a work out and now I don't mind the weight :lol:

No security guards. :lol: Unless family count. :grin:
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