A Popular Hobby: The Evolution Of Planespotting

Storms at Heathrow in early 2022 and their media coverage suddenly made everyone interested in planespotting. Events like this may draw attention, but planespotting had long been an established and popular hobby. Modern technology is making it even more accessible and enjoyable, too.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/the-evolution-of-planespotting/

A fun hobby yes, but some of us have worse cameras than others :rofl:

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No shame in iPhone photography :point_up:

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A lot of the time i go without a camera :camera_flash:

I just like seeing it happen without worrying about taking pictures .

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Yeah I don’t usually film but the stereotypical planespotter has a stupid expensive camera

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I don’t wanna just buy a camera that cost more than $200, wanna get a high quality one but it can’t be expensive. I usually use an iPad as well

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And a lens that’s like 2m lol

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well, what really is a “stupid expensive camera”? one over or around $20,000 or less?

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Oink one that looks like a frickin Bazooka

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