Went to the air show last weekend and tried out my Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 mounted on my Nikon D7200. I also brought along my D750 and some primes so my bag was pretty darn heavy. I had plenty of length with the cropped sensor D7200 and Tamron, but getting good focus on propeller planes was a challenge since I shot at a slower shutter speed to try to capture the movement of the props. Jets were easier as I could shoot at a faster shutter speed, but even those were hard to get sharp :-)
The highlight of the show was the Thunderbirds, but the Tora Tora Tora reenactment with Japanese Zeros was pretty cool. We had a pretty good storm roll through the day before, but the weather ended up being fantastic. Some nice clouds provided good backgrounds for the planes. Shock Wave, the jet powered truck was there. They had it racing some of the prop planes and it actually would win sometimes.
I took a ton of photos and thought I’d share a select few of my favorites. All shots were handheld. Hope you enjoy them. Read more