Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules (L-382)

A97-449 doing a flyby at Amberley RAAF Base for the 2008 Australian Defence Force Air Show.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th October 2008, This photo: 1:56pm

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  • Lushpup Images said:
    Nice one.
  • teejaybee said:
    That looks low... or you were elevated :) Very nice. Was manual focusing annoying? Do you still get the little beep/red when it does achieve focus?
    I'm wondering, because it's annoying to do with my 100mm macro setup and the mpe-65 is manual-only...
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    It was indeed low, as I was most definitely on the ground ;-)
    No red light (and I have beeps turned off). I suspect when the max. aperture is > 5.6 the camera just disables the whole AF system, including focus confirm.
    At these distances the focussing wasn't too bad, and you tend to get better with a bit of practice. Having said that, the viewfinder on the 400D isn't exactly large, and the focusing screen isn't really designed for manual focus either.
    Ironically, at this distance I could have shot it without the TC or even used the 70-200 and had nice fast AF.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Nice shot of the work horse David!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Cecily :) It's good to see them still flying, even if this particular one is somewhat newer than the ones I remember as a lad.