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Do you think the UV filter could be doing anything? It's a cheapy from Best Buy and I dropped in the car so it's a bit scratched.
Edited by fastsite - 4/26/11 at 8:43pm
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Do you think the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L would give me sharper images?
Yes, Definitely. It's mine and 99% of photog's favorite airshow lens.

Plane photography is hard and takes practice, if you haven't tried panning, it's an excellent technique to learn for better aviation shots.

I took this with a 100-400L @ 300mm @1/160sec handheld pan. (notice the propeller blur?)



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Do you think the UV filter could be doing anything? It's a cheapy from Best Buy and I dropped in the car so it's a bit scratched.
Take off the UV filter. 9 out of 10 times, it will degrade image quality.
    
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OP - shoot in RAW and PP in Light Room or DPP if you're using a Canon camera.
 
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Take that filter off asap. Its a money grab for dslrs
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Yes, Definitely. It's mine and 99% of photog's favorite airshow lens.

Plane photography is hard and takes practice, if you haven't tried panning, it's an excellent technique to learn for better aviation shots.

I took this with a 100-400L @ 300mm @1/160sec handheld pan. (notice the propeller blur?)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...IMG_5964-1.jpg


Take off the UV filter. 9 out of 10 times, it will degrade image quality.
That's a great photo! I also do pan with the plane.

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OP - shoot in RAW and PP in Light Room or DPP if you're using a Canon camera.
I already shoot in RAW at the maximum resolution and I use DPP.

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Take that filter off asap. Its a money grab for dslrs
I'll try taking it off next time.

Thanks all!
Edited by fastsite - 4/27/11 at 3:56pm
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