Shooting F-16 Fighter Pilots with the 1D Mark IV and 5D Mark II

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I found this earlier today and had to show off Tyler Stableford's work… Shooting F-16 Fighter Pilots with the 1D Mark IV and 5D Mark II

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In November Tyler Stableford had the assignment of a lifetime, flying with F-16 fighter pilots of the 120th Fighter Squadron at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base, for an upcoming feature in 5280 Magazine. Here is a sneak-peak trailer of the project, shot with Canon’s 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV video and still images. Cinematographer Kent Harvey assisted Tyler in shooting footage on the ground. Please see the July 2010 issue of 5280 for the full feature; click here to view the video (ed. note: Tyler wanted to continue to host the video – click the image to see it as well)

Tyler is one of Canon's Explorers of Light, and received a prerelease of the 1D Mark IV for the flight. He bought the Mark IV and two 5D Mark II bodies in the air, holding the 5DII out in front of him with a 15mm fisheye lens, and using a 16-35mm f/2.8 lens on the 1D Mark IV to shoot scenes through the cockpit glass. Tyler is currently shooting a DSLR documentary on the disabled Iraq war veteran Heath Calhoun, who lost both legs above the knees in a grenade blast and is now making a bid for the 2010 Paralympics in downhill ski racing.

Last winter Tyler shot a documentary for the Ethiopian humanitarian-aid agency Wide Horizons for Children with two 5D Mark II bodies. He wrote about the experience on Scott Kelby's blog.

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(Photo credit: snap from the video)


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