American Air Shows

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2007 Air Show Pictures















2006 Air Show Pictures






 2005 Air Show Pictures




2006 Show Comments for Spectators and Photographers




Fred's Photo Equipment



Camera - Canon EOS1D-Mark IIn.  After years of using Nikon equipment I switched to Canon after a major theft at a show in 2005.  Chose Canon because it seems to have a slightly better autofocus system for action photography.  Equivalent Nikon equipment is almost a toss up.  Camera is heavy.  I am very pleased with the results following the change of equipment.


Nikon D70s available as backup.  Frequently use this camera with a zoom 28-35mm f2.8 wide angle lens for ground shots.  I no longer shoot anything but digital.  I normally use 4 GB compact flash cards and shoot everything in a RAW format.  Process all pictures in Photoshop CS2 including web format.


Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens.  Seems to be standard lens for air show photographers.  Image stabilization works well - marginally faster autofocul than equivalent Nikon which I also use.  Lens works well with the Canon 1.3x Multiplier which gives 540mm capability.  Shooting a burst of 3-5 pictures will produce at least a couple of the very sharp pictures desired.


Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens.  General use lens for ground shots.  This is a great lens for general photographic use including both landscapes and portraits.






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