Shooting Planes with Canon EF 100-400mm IS II Lens

For over 4 years the Canon 70-200mm lens was my lens of choice for airplane photos. The 100-200mm range was good enough for shots of the planes on the runway or close to the runway. However I realized I had to get a 400mm lens or greater to get those shots of planes approaching in the distance or flying overhead.

A few weeks ago I bought the Canon EF 100-400mm IS II lens. With a reach of 400mm I am now able to get the shots I see in magazines that I previously envied. I have been going to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) airport and the smaller Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE) airport more often. Here are some of my better photos of planes in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas. I will be adding to the gallery periodically.

AAL-AirbusA321-FLL_TH27131 SilverAirways-Saab340B-FLL_TH26890 Delta-CanadairCRJ-900-FLL_TH26929
CenturionCargo-MD11-MIA_TH31895 AAL-AirbusA321-TreeTopsPk_TH32352 Spirit-AirbusA321-FLL_TH31914