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on Jun 26, 2012 in Aviation

BDay Evening Flight, pt1

We really had no expectations when we went to the flyin Bday party for our dear friend Scottie, but one would think with so many aircraft, you might just get your feet off the ground. After a great BBQ, Scottie said, “Lets get a shooting mission going!” Within seconds my bud Kevin was in one plane and Sharon & I were in another with aircraft taxing down the grass strip and launching. Wow…fun doesn’t even come close to expressing what came next! And I was very exciting to have my first air to air opportunity to work with the D800 with MB-D12 attached along with the 70-200VR2 ring in the air. Just a few months ago I did my first air to air with the D4 and just before that, the D3x. So to see how the D800 would translate off the ground, I just couldn’t wait!

This is a 1955 V-35B Bonanza that was my first subject for the evening. John & Arron at the stick did a great job. Steve flying the Cessna 170 we were in flew a great path so all I had to do was watch the light and background and shoot. And the D800, it did a great job! I simply can’t rant enough how that MB-D12 has made all the difference in my shooting experience with the D800. That extra mass especially when shooting out the window of the 172 was key in making a sharp click. It was a great evening and…it wasn’t over yet!