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F-15 Eagle

By geoffrey baker
Another F-15 from the mach Loop, North Wales taken from the top shelf of The Bwlch.
Again this image is as taken, no cropping or rotation. I shot this in JPEG, that way I can get over 30 shots before the buffer in my camera fills, RAW would be something like 8?. In fact, if I was shooting RAW I wouldn't have got this one at all as my buffer would already have filled by this time.
I like the vapour coming off the wing tips and leading edges of the wings in this shot, plus the lovely background.

Tags: Wales Speed Transport Panning Mountains Aircraft Raf Jet Vapour Mach loop F-15 Eagle

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Chrism8 13 948 27 England
1 Oct 2017 12:39PM
Superbly caught.


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sandwedge 14 2.9k 3 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2017 7:21PM
This a great shot, deserves much better exposure and comment.
Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
7 Oct 2017 9:54PM
A Very cool shot Geoffry. It goes without saying that your PP would have given you many more oprions if shot in RAW. You explained your choice based on the butfer restricitons if shooring RAW. I'm hoping to buy a Nikon D850 (as soon as I have the money) so I can do rapid fire in RAW of birds in flight.

Have you considered renting a Nikon D850 for a day c/w a Sigma 159-600 S to see what the results would be? I'd love to see the results and it would give you something to ponder regarding future kit.

Thanks for sharing this cool shot.
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
8 Oct 2017 12:07AM
Thanks everyone Smile

It's very, very rare that I shoot in Jpeg, even rarer now that I also have the D500, no problem with the buffer on that little beauty.
My son uses that camera when we're out together, I too will eventually own a D850, it's an awesome camera.
I have the Sigma 150-600 and also the Nikon 200-500, both great lenses.
Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
8 Oct 2017 9:18AM
Hello again Geoffry, thanks for the feedback. I have nothing but praise for the Sigma 150-600 S. Best money I ever spent. So you have plans for the D850. I would love to see a repeat of the F15 with the 850 + the Sigma lens.Wink
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
8 Oct 2017 11:34AM
Me too Smile mine's the contemporary version, I wanted a lighter lens to hand hold all day for airshows, it's really sharp, even at the 600mm end which I didn't expect, it's a bit slower focusing than the Nikon 200-500 though, not a problem for aircraft but it struggles a bit for birds in flight sometimes, I'll have to adapt my technique maybe, the Nikon is a faster lens too at f5.6 throughout.
Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
8 Oct 2017 11:51PM
Hi Geoffry, It's hard to beat Nikon lensesWink

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