The last time I went to the Air Show was back in '95 with a F601 and a cheap
Sigma 300mm zoom. I took about 2 rolls at most.
This time I went with my D100, 70-200VR and TC-20E 2x, and I sat in the
grandstand rather than general admission (so much more comfortable!). I
shot 1195 shots. To get access to the whopping 6 frame buffer of the D100 I
shot in jpg fine (RAW is only 4). Santa, please bring me a D2x (I can dream
about it anyway). A lot of the shots were a little soft with the lens
combo, but I also think it was a bit of the D100's AF missing it slightly as
many shots were very sharp showing what the lens can do.
Most shots were manual 1000/f5.6, with a few varied to 1/800 and 1/640 as
the sun position changed to overhead and the lower part of the planes became
more in shadow more often.
This slideshow is generated with the XP Powertoys and is about 4MB total.
It is 107 images from start to end, including one of my ugly scone. I don't
think the filmstrip and preview mode won't work properly unless you allow
the Microsoft Active X control the powertoy implants.
I hope you like them
These shots are all from one day, Sunday. The morning Sun was great, coming
from behind but as the Sun rose to overhead it caused a lot of problems,
especially with the cloud to the right of the airfield that steadily
increased throughout the day. Most of the better shots came from aircraft
passing left to right, or as they flew off to the left.
Images are as taken. I haven't done any processing on any of them in any
way, and while some could certainly benefit from them, for sharing I feel
like it would be cheating a bit.