Cad East Yesterday ( 8th April )


Chrism8

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 08:35
USAF C130J

A visit to Cad East yesterday, started off poor, got slightly better, 3 passes of this USAF C130J Herc, then the weather completely closed in around Midday, couldn't see the road even from half way up the Fence, so gave up and went down the Cross Foxes for lunch.

All K1 plus Sigma 100 - 300mm F4 @ 100mm 1/60th F10 ( except the head on shot @ 300mm and cropped )







Look at the rear of the aircraft, there's 3 pairs of legs hanging out !!



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 09/05/2018 - 08:35

derek897

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 08:55
I wouldnt know where to start to get shots like this, wish there was somewhere like this over here to try though.
Must be savage sitting in the back with the doors open ( even harnessed in )
Love them.
I know what i like, If not always why.

davidtrout

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 09:16
First class images with excellent action.
David
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Chrism8

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 09:18
Thanks for your kind comments David and Derek

Chris
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

stub

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 10:34
Great shots Chris... How many went in the bin ? lol They say the focus on the K1 is to slow or cant follow the subject. How did you find it ? Or were you just put off by the noise of the Canikons spraying 10's of shots to keep 1...
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Nigelk

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 10:34
That middle image is great! What a shot!
What was your shutter speed cause you judged it to perfection?
Last Edited by Nigelk on 09/05/2018 - 10:35

Chrism8

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 10:42
Hi Stuart / Nigel

For me the K1 keeps up perfectly, I do use Back Button Focus thou ( BBF ) of 3 passes, I only shot 30 and I've kept 6 of which 3 are the ones here.

Nigel - Shutter speed was 1/60th second at F10 with ISO at 100, so there were 6 of the 30 that weren't as sharp as I would have liked, but as I shot in short bursts, 3 or 4 at a time, the one before or after was sharp enough.

There were about 35 togs braving the weather on Cad East,
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 12:47
Nice images Chris...particularly the middle one in less than ideal conditions.

Pleased that you got something...even though only one at least it went round three times!

I have to say if given the choice of a C130 or a fast jet i'd take the prop any day.

Thanks for putting these on anyway.

(Out of interest how did you find the Cross Foxes?)

Regards

Karlo

Chrism8

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 13:13
Thanks Karlo

The Cross Foxes is good, excellent food and service, downstairs is clean and modern, I'd stay there on another loop trip.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 15:13
Cheers for that Chris.

Karlo

Mike-P

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 15:49
stub wrote:
Great shots Chris... How many went in the bin ? lol They say the focus on the K1 is to slow or cant follow the subject. How did you find it ? Or were you just put off by the noise of the Canikons spraying 10's of shots to keep 1...

I would be really worried if the K-1 couldn't keep up with a Herc ... I imagine even my phone could do that.

Second one is great, do wish it could be displayed larger though, it makes a huge difference when viewing photos.
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womble

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 16:43
I had to google Cad East. Great looking shots. My one attempt at an airshow was a bit of a bust. Thankfully tanks move a bit more slowly!

K.
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gtis

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 16:50
womble wrote:
I had to google Cad East. Great looking shots. My one attempt at an airshow was a bit of a bust. Thankfully tanks move a bit more slowly!

K.

Me too 3 1/2 hour drive to get there
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HowardJ

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 19:45
Great images.

I too had to use Google for information.

I have some questions- 1. How much can you see from the car park? 2. How far up do you have to go to get a good view?

The reason I ask is that we've booked a cottage for a week near Barmouth in September and I fancy a visit. However I don't think my good lady would fancy a walk to the top and to be honest I'm not sure I could do it.

Thanks.

Howard
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Chrism8

Link Posted 09/05/2018 - 20:08
Hi Neil

It's a 2.5hr trip for me, I do it 3 times a year, twice as a day trip, 300 miles round trip and once as an overnight so get 2 days up the hill somewhere.

Howard - you will see the aircraft from the car park, about 80ft above your head but you'll get less than 2 seconds warning and they'll be gone.

To get a proper view with a chance of shooting them the fence or cad west is the best, I.e from where I shot these, a steady climb of 500rt in about half a mile, stop as many times as you like, once up, you needent move.

To see a Tornado or Typhoon on a knife edge about 200ft away is superb, the noise is terrific and it's over in less than 10 seconds from when u first spot the jet, Hercs are obviously slower but much much larger.

These were shot at the short end of a 100mm -300mm zoom, apart from the head on shot which was at 300mm.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.
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