Millennium Falcon Cockpit

Millennium Falcon Cockpit - Anaheim, California

Millennium Falcon Cockpit – Anaheim, California

Star Wars fans will definitely recognize this iconic cockpit. It is, of course, the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s ship in the original series. Though in the later movies, it’s been used by others.

I’ve talked about Smuggler’s Run at Galaxy’s Edge and showed off many pictures. But this is from the actual ride in motion. A crew of six sits inside a very realistic Falcon and pilots a mission to steal precious cargo from the First Order. There are two pilots, two gunners, and two engineers.

The pilots definitely have the most difficult task. I gave that job to my two sons. I sat in the back and pushed a few buttons. Mainly, I wanted to make a good picture of the action, which was more challenging than expected.

This is a motion ride with a lot of movement. I used the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with the wide-angle. The in-body image stabilization on the Olympus definitely helped. Still, my keeper rate was low. In retrospect, I didn’t use the wide-angle’s capabilities, opting to shoot at a modest 28mm. I used ISO 6400, which really pushed the Olympus. The Fuji might have worked better, yielding a high-quality photo. However, at this small web size, the picture doesn’t look too bad.

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