From: Shawn on
All:

I would like to take picture in airplane cabins.

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=cathay+pacific+business+class&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Some flights are red-eye, and I would like to use a fast lens to take
first/business class pictures.

Which of the following lenses sould I use?

http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/nikon

Thanks.
From: Neil Harrington on

"Shawn" <shawn0706(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> All:
>
> I would like to take picture in airplane cabins.
>
> http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=cathay+pacific+business+class&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
>
> Some flights are red-eye, and I would like to use a fast lens to take
> first/business class pictures.
>
> Which of the following lenses sould I use?
>
> http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/nikon
>
> Thanks.

You haven't mentioned your camera, but assuming it's DX the Tokina 11-16mm
f/2.8 looks good for what you're asking for. I have no experience with that
lens, however. If you can give up a little speed, either the Nikon or Tamron
10-24mm f/3.5-4.5. I have the Tamron and like it a lot. Remember that a fast
lens wide open may give you shallower depth of field than you'd like in such
an enclosed space, so you might not really want as fast a lens as you think.
It sort of depends on what exactly you intend to do.


From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-05-16 10:02:07 -0700, Shawn <shawn0706(a)gmail.com> said:

> All:
>
> I would like to take picture in airplane cabins.
>
> http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=cathay+pacific+business+class&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Some
>
> flights are red-eye, and I would like to use a fast lens to take
> first/business class pictures.
>
> Which of the following lenses sould I use?
>
> http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/nikon
>
> Thanks.

Most of the pictures in the sample images were taken with fast
wide-angle lenses. Some appear to be using off-camera lights.

I would avoid flash photography of sleeping passengers, lest you find
yourself strangled by your neck strap.

--
Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor

From: Bruce on
On Sun, 16 May 2010 10:02:07 -0700 (PDT), Shawn <shawn0706(a)gmail.com>
wrote:
>I would like to take picture in airplane cabins.
>http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=cathay+pacific+business+class&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
>
>Some flights are red-eye, and I would like to use a fast lens to take
>first/business class pictures.
>
>Which of the following lenses sould I use?
>http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/nikon


Is this an assignment where you have been commissioned by the airline?
If not you will need to obtain the airline's prior express permission.
You will also need a release or releases from the airline if you wish
to sell or publish any of the shots - that includes placing them on a
personal web site.

You will also need to take with you a good quantity of model release
forms, and ask anyone who is identifiable in any of your shots to sign
them. The model release grants you the image rights (subject also to
any agreement with the airline) of those people you photograph and is
essential if you wish to sell or publish any shots.

However, you may find that people are unwilling to sign - for example,
if you asked me to sign one, I would probably leave you in no doubt
that I had no intention of allowing you to include me in any of your
shots. Especially at night, many other people will share that view.

If you were commissioned, or you get permission, you need to rent a
wide angle lens. I would recommend you rent a Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED
AF-S lens, and a D3, D3s or D700 body if you don't already have one.
The reason for using one of these bodies is their excellent image
quality at high ISOs. But if you have one, you will already know
this.

Another lens that is worth considering is the Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED
AF-S VR. The f/4 maximum aperture is limiting but the VR allows hand
held shots at shutter speeds up to three stops lower than you would
normally use to get sharp results.

I use both these lenses in low light on a D700 and am very happy with
them.


From: Alois Schicklgr´┐Żber on

"Shawn" <shawn0706(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> All:
>
> I would like to take picture in airplane cabins.
>
> http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=cathay+pacific+business+class&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
>
> Some flights are red-eye, and I would like to use a fast lens to take
> first/business class pictures.
>
> Which of the following lenses sould I use?
>
> http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/nikon
>
> Thanks.

If I was aboard that flight, I would file a complaint about invasion of
privacy. The flight attendant will report that to the pilot in chargem and
you would face sanctions of some sort. The airplane is private property, and
I did not grant third-party permission to violate my privacy.