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Arkayem

Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
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Mon 02-Apr-12 02:39 PM

I was at Sun n Fun in Lakeland, FL last week and took my D800 to see how it does when focusing on fast-moving subjects. I am a complete novice when it comes to air shows, so please overlook the blurring I got with my poor panning techniques.

I was using my D800 with a 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter, which gave me an effective 98 - 280mm, f/4 lens. I found out from the real air show experts that you really need 400mm minimum for air shows, so I was considerably low. However, the high resolution allowed me to crop and you can see the results.

The D800 is lighter than my D3, and it caused me much less fatigue over a long day.

Here's a link to my gallery:
http://www.russmacdonaldphotos.com/Airplanes/2012-03-30-Sun-n-Fun/22209268_DNhM7c#!i=1775022514&k=jNbzc6q

Russ
Nikonian Team Member
Russell MacDonald Photography
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