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Chrism8
Posted 11/08/2017 - 14:36 Link
3 from a day trip to the Mach Loop on Wednesday, weather not ideal, showers in the morning and a stiff breeze, all with a K1, Pentax 150 - 450 plus handheld - 800 ISO - 1/3200 sec and F5.6

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Chris

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

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
1stEverPentax
Posted 11/08/2017 - 17:27 Link
Very nice Chris...I was there with my sons yesterday...weather was better for us...glad to say.

Regards

Karlo
Chrism8
Posted 11/08/2017 - 17:51 Link
1stEverPentax wrote:
Very nice Chris...I was there with my sons yesterday...weather was better for us...glad to say.

Regards

Karlo

Did you get much through ? There was a rumour the Red Arrows were going through today.
Chris

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

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
McGregNi
Posted 11/08/2017 - 19:10 Link
C**P light, but you got sharp and bold results despite it, so full marks to you and the equipment.
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Chrism8
Posted 11/08/2017 - 19:44 Link
McGregNi wrote:
C**P light, but you got sharp and bold results despite it, so full marks to you and the equipment.

Thanks Nigel
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 DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
pschlute
Posted 11/08/2017 - 19:52 Link
Nice shots. I have never done proper aircraft in flight shots, the first is just stunning. Must visit this place at some point, as a minor aviation fan I really should.

Is there any website that you would recommend to get an idea of when is a good time and place to go ?
bwlchmawr
Posted 11/08/2017 - 19:57 Link
The first shot is wonderful.
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1stEverPentax
Posted 11/08/2017 - 20:42 Link
pschlute wrote:
Nice shots. I have never done proper aircraft in flight shots, the first is just stunning. Must visit this place at some point, as a minor aviation fan I really should.

Is there any website that you would recommend to get an idea of when is a good time and place to go ?

Any weekday when the weather for mid Wales is dry with little or no cloud is your best bet. If you can avoid schools hols parking will be easier and fewer people on location. Thursday there were well over 100 people on both sides of the road at Cad West/East for most of the day...not enough parking for everyone so some people parked half on the road...apparently the police are giving out tickets now if blocking the highway.
derek897
Posted 11/08/2017 - 23:59 Link
Just super, Love the first one
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Chrism8
Posted 12/08/2017 - 07:54 Link
pschlute wrote:
Is there any website that you would recommend to get an idea of when is a good time and place to go ?

Agree with 1stEverPentax, Cad West is an easier climb, still tough but shorter, you can drive up to East, but there's only a few parking spaces and you have to know where to go up a lane through farmers fields.

Cad West is better if you want top side and East for bottom side and flying underneath you,

A 70 - 200 is perfectly good on a crop sensor camera, whilst a 100 - 300 on a full frame or longer, the 3 here were shot at around 330mm

This is the hotel I use, its about 2 miles from the Cad West / East car park, and a close-ish post code
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 DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
stub
Posted 12/08/2017 - 07:59 Link
Lovely set of three.. A place I've never been. Looks impressive if you get the conditions.. Well done.
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ronniemac
Posted 12/08/2017 - 16:12 Link
Brilliant shots, all three are stunning! You have clearly mastered how to exploit that excellent lens!
Chrism8
Posted 12/08/2017 - 17:24 Link
Thanks Ronniemac,

It can be a beast to handhold, the problem is these blighters move so fast and are a little unpredictable. I've tried a monopod with a bsll head and with a gimbal head and tbh you can't move fast enough to track them imo with these.
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 DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Edited by Chrism8: 12/08/2017 - 17:24
cardiffgareth
Posted 12/08/2017 - 20:54 Link
That 2nd image

Good little video here on it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNmNVEJQsVU

One of my places to visit, maybe even a cheeky wild camp also if allowed!
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Chrism8
Posted 13/08/2017 - 15:36 Link
cardiffgareth wrote:
That 2nd image

I'm probably going to go again in October, just for a day trip, weather dependant, why not join me if u can get a day off in the week ?
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 DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

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