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Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by cat1 » Thu May 09, 2024 11:45 am

Hi All,

What would be advised for fast jets, shutter priority or manual?

I don't do jets enough to know, so would be grateful of any advise. :thumb:

Many thanks!
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Re: Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by James Cutting » Thu May 09, 2024 12:15 pm

Personally, start off with shutter. Manual can be a headache to get around it, until you get some practice in.

They say for jets you should have a minimum shutter speed that is above your max focal length - for instance, 400mm, want to be 1/400 and higher. Often for jets I shot upwards of 1/640 in the air, up to 1/1250. For any props, bring it down to beneath 1/320 to get the shutter blur (and good for panning shots if you fancy it!)

Best advice is just get out there and practice! :thumb: :D Trial and error until you get something you like. Auto ISO, too, personally.
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Re: Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by slogen51 » Thu May 09, 2024 4:01 pm

Aperture priority for me all day long

I can have some control over the Depth of Field plus try to stay within my particular lens sweet spot

Obviously I keep and eye on the resulting shutter speed or closure time

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Re: Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by B58Hustler » Thu May 09, 2024 5:48 pm

Agree with Slogan.
I use aperture priority for jets. Use the f stop that puts the lens in it's sweet spot and the lowest possible iso that enables the minimum shutter speed you require.
I will use shutter priority if I want a panning shot or for props.
I realise some of us have steadier hands than others but I like to convey a sense of movement rather than have a 'frozen' shot.

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Re: Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by James Cutting » Thu May 09, 2024 6:18 pm

Interesting take, hadn't thought of that before. Suppose it's all dependant on where you're shooting and the shot you want - if an airshow I suppose depth of field isn't as important in the air.

Personally I've shot manually the last few years. Always found it's a personal preference down to the style of photo you like, want to get and get comfortable with taking :thumb:
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Re: Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by XWP29 » Thu May 09, 2024 6:35 pm

cat1 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 11:45 am
Hi All,

What would be advised for fast jets, shutter priority or manual?

I don't do jets enough to know, so would be grateful of any advise. :thumb:

Many thanks!

Try this it’s a helpful reference site.
https://www.military-airshows.co.uk/air ... basics.htm
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Re: Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by Snoop55 » Mon May 13, 2024 10:48 am

Personally I use manual mode and leave the ISO on auto. Give a little aperture so DoF not too narrow and this typically uses the sweet spot for the lens.

Shutter speed depends on what I'm trying to convey but typically very fast for fast jets and longer exposure for props and even longer for helicopters/CV22.

I also use longer exposures if wanting to show movement (background blur) with panning.

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Re: Shutter priority vs Manual

Post by markranger » Mon May 13, 2024 4:07 pm

I have recently gone to manual with auto ISO bracketed to a max of ISO800. Kept getting caught out on shutter seeds sometimes when i was using Aperture Priority , Especially on the Lakenheath Quick climbs for instance.
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