This sounds interesting… I think I need to contact this guy..
Photo Tour – non-media credentialed photographers
Amateur and Professional
Attention all amateur and professional photographers, we are pleased to announce a great opportunity for non-credentialed photographers, granting unprecedented access to Airshow grounds. The Airshow is pleased to offer the 2012 “Photo Tour.”
From the USAF Thunderbirds Jet Team, to state-of-the-art military aircraft, gravity-defying aerobatics, and a huge roster of aviation displays and activities, a day at the California Capital Airshow is a fantastic and memorable experience, whether you’re already an avid aviation fan or want to learn how to take great aircraft photos.
For additional information and to download the registration form click here.
Questions? Call Airshow Headquarters (916) 876-7568 or email Photo Tour Manager, Bruce Boehm at CCA.PhotoTour@ gmail.com.
Hey +Olav Folland have you ever done this? or anything related to this show I know you are out that direction…
I might just need to rent this for the next airshow I go to…. +LensRentals.com you might get some of my business – sadly I need to start working out first….
11lbs – got to love it….
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I got to go to a dinner there once, with a behind the scenes tour. It's a sweet place.
My buddy did that tour once I think. He loved it.
+Josh Norem I am curious when it is…. I will know tomorrow the lead on it already replied to my email…
Sept 8th and 9th according to the link
Too bad you aren't a Canon user:
It's a little lighter lol
+elizabeth hahn I think this is before possibly…
+Kevin Gault only 9 lbs.. bah….
My buddy hand-holds the 800 for birding and his images are tack sharp. It can be done with enough practice, and weight lifting.
Yeah – sorta – you can either do the full tour, or just one day passes for the show on the weekend. You have to dig a few links to get to: http://www.californiacapitalairshow.com/event-information/photo-tour
Nice… They do not link to that from the media Page…..
That's odd. I guess my half asleep random clicking paid off for once.
Well i will talk to the guy and seen if g+ people can get a discount…
Personally I can't hold even a 400mm on an aircraft all the time. VERY often the field of an aircraft in flight is bigger than the sensor (FX). That is for "warbirds". Actually, the jet aircraft are closer yet because, even though faster, can actually turn quicker. Fortunately, shooting the jet aircraft allows MUCH faster shutter speeds. For prop. aircraft, 1/250 or 1/320 is about as fast as is appropriate to get some prop blur. I just have too many shots with part of an aircraft out of the frame. The more pixels the better to allow a bit of a crop. It is usually HOT at air shows. Mirage (atmospheric aberration) often limits resolution. I have popped a 1.7X teleconverter behind the 400mm and that (for me) was TOO MUCH with a full-frame sensor. I think a Wimberley gimbal head is very useful. For whatever it is worth (free and worth every penny) that has been my experience.
I will admit I did not do to terrible even with my 70-200
+Brent Burzycki I agree. A year ago that was my weapon of choice. This year I carried a D3X (More Pixels) with a 400mm for air shots and D700 with 24-70 for walking shots of the flight line.