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    Default Hiring a £6,000 prime lens GULP!

    We've all seen thos big impressive lenses at sporting events and though 'how much is one of those?'. Well i'm hiring one for 4 days in July to shoot low-flying aircraft at the Mach Loop in North wales. My standard lenses just wouldnt be up to the job so looked into hiring one that was. Ended up with an Olympus f300 f2.8 (eqiv to 600mm 35mm) worth £6,000. I know they get more expensive than that but its worth 3x more than my veccy! Scared about dropping it down the welsh mountain.

    Heres the lens:



    Has anyone here done the Mach Loop and been to cad west?

    Heres some pics to show you how close you can get:





    and a video at the spot I will be going to:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-7zHlOi4T4&feature=player_embedded"]The Awesome "CAD WEST" Low Flying Jet Site In Wales "Mach Loop". - YouTube[/ame]
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    Good grief!!! Did a google for cad west, some stunning pics!!!!!!

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    Nice lens. I went to a wildlife park at the weekend. There were people there with very similar lenses. I'm walking around with a £300 DSLR set up, taking pictures like this.... www.flickr.com/chriswilkinsonphotography and wondering how to possibly warrant buying such a unit.


    If you like big lenses then check this out

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...ed=0CFgQ8wIwAQ

    ....and this at £12k....


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWilko View Post
    So a jet pilot travelling at 600 mph, whats the difference between that and this.., ... I think he'd launch


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    What is this event? Always wanted to see a good aircraft show?

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    Searching for Cad West brings some great youtube videos.

    Is there a list when they will be flying or is it pot luck.

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    It's pot luck! we may not see a thing but they generally fly between 9am and 5pm mon to Friday. Google MJ Aviation for some great Mach loop photos. In YouTube put typhoon Mach west. The typhoons make the best noise ever. Sounds like airwolf approaching and thunder leaving!!


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    Edit: put Mach loop not Mach west!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    So a jet pilot travelling at 600 mph, whats the difference between that and this.., ... I think he'd launch

    Brilliant hah hah!!!!

    They do get American F15s through the loop and we know how happy they are to open fire!!


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    Wow the typhoons sound awesome.

    I do have to ask though.... Not sure if you'll know the answer..... But why that location for training?

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    Looks like an impressive lens to hire ... Looking forward to our results

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