Raptors (and more) at Nellis AFB

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Raptors (and more) at Nellis AFB

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Hi All,

Spend two days at Nellis AFB. I rented a 400mm 2.8 what a heavy thing is that.
I used it with a 1.4 ext. Due to the heavy lens (I was not “trained” for) and high wind, it was difficult.
But still happy with some results.

First some Raptors
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Some others:

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Thanks for interest and all coments are welcome.

Greetings,

Marcel Onstenk
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Awesome, I like shot number 2.... thanks for sharing :-)
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Those are some stunning pictures Marcel! Well done.
Just for the info, what's the cropfactor of your camera? And was the 400mm+1.4TC sufficient to get the planes "randje randje"? or did you have to crop a lot in Photoshop?
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Very nice pics Marcel!

and another thing that struck me; what a beautiful design the T-38(F-5) still is....
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Joost,

All photo’s are taken at spot 3 (speedway) from the scramble airfield guide when a/c turning from base leg to final approach Rwy 21R. I used a canon 7D (1.6 crop factor). It depends when the a/c will start its turn to final Approach if it will fill the frame, but when they come with more a/c keep in mind that all a/c after the first one will turn later. Resume, when you on the right spot it will fill the frame with only 400mm, but my experience you need 400+ mm.
Another nice spot is take-off shots from Rwy 21L at point 1 from the scramble airfield guide.

Greetings Marcel Onstenk
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