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    A Plane

    Thanks Box, I like that and will try it. I think I was in manual mode. Would it have been better to be in aperture priority and increase the EC? But if in manual, just increase the ISO until my exposure meter is showing a little to the right of the centre?
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    The Amazing Sony A7/A9/APS-C & Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    I was walking in the park yesterday looking for a macho dog to shoot, but took what I could get. This dog is just, well.. macho doesn't really come to mind :LOL: Pomeranian 1 by Merlin 5, on Flickr Pomeranian 3 by Merlin 5, on Flickr Pomeranian 2 by Merlin 5, on Flickr
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    A Plane

    Thanks Jason. F6.3 is the fastest I can get with my lens when at 350mm which is fully zoomed. I definitely should have gone lower on the shutter speed as you've suggested. Here's a screenshot of one of my unprocessed plane shots. You can see the histogram is bang in the centre. That's not good...
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    Today in Finchley

    I see. I thought a histogram should look like this, which is from one of my photos as opposed to this from my BIF photo But maybe they're both ok.
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    Today in Finchley

    So your histogram when you've imported your photo to process, looks like my histogram in my screenshot above, just in the middle with nothing left or right?
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    Today in Finchley

    By the way, mine is aps-c so less tolerance than yours, I guess your 5000 ISO would be my 1000 to 2000 ISO.
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    Today in Finchley

    Nice photo, Les. So when you took that shot or any shot at all, low or high ISO, does your histogram always show a spread of colours from left to right with a sort of mountain peak in the middle, is that what the histogram should always look like? Or have you sometimes had usable shots with...
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    Today in Finchley

    Right but then I'd introduce noise wouldn't I if the ISO goes much beyond 800?
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    Today in Finchley

    The problem I had yesterday Les was that I got some fairly decent BIF shots with auto ISO between 200 and 400, F6.3 and 350mm, and shutter speed 1/2000 . But my histogram only showed a vertical coloured band, approximately right in the middle with nothing to the left or right, so obviously...
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    Photographing planes at airports?

    And seeing the runways? That's what I was hoping for but yeah, I kind of wondered if they'd maybe stop that because of covid.
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    Photographing planes at airports?

    I hope you had your camera at the ready. Or phone? :D Fantastic! I've just looked at the sample photos from the Premier Inn, looks great, planes come really big and close. It would have been nice to be able to see the actual runway with the planes taking off and landing, but the Premier Inn...
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    Photographing planes at airports?

    Hi guys. I was thinking of taking the london underground to Heathrow airport, not sure which terminal stop is best, and wondering if they allow people to watch planes and take photos and if there's a good place to get great views of take offs and landings? Not sure I'd be allowed to do it...
  13. Merlin5

    A Plane

    My first attempt at planes today. This one came overhead a couple of times while I was near a park. My histogram was in the middle only, nothing left or right, so basically incorrect exposure, My shutter speed was 1/2000, aperture F6.3 and auto ISO came out 250 and 320. Do you think I should go...
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    Today in Finchley

    Thanks Mike, yep, I'm aware of those.
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