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#31 FST513

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:53 AM

Hahahaha ;)

#32 Clubmanmc

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:19 AM

View PostFST513, on 01 September 2011 - 03:44 PM, said:

The canon 70-200 f/4 IS is the sharpest lens of all 70-200's (pre MKII).

I'd pick up an IS for around $1400? and work on getting a circular polarizer and an ND filter. Motorsports photos are notorious for blown out windows/reflections etc... a polarizer will help here and also help you lower your shutter speed.

You'll barely ever be shooting at 2.8, so unless you will actually use it for portraits of drivers etc etc... and low light stuff then i wouldn't worry about it. I would buy the f/4 first, get used to it, get used to panning and then if you want to, you can upgrade to a 2.8 if you like the focal length.

agree with this 100%

its all in the ability of the shooter... not the equipment...

hand me a 400D with a 75-300 and id get as good shot as my 7D with my 100-400...

the difference is in the IQ teh final result... as the glass in the cheaper lens is not as good.. so the iQ of the shot at the fringes will be worse...

save your money, buy the best lense you can afford... and PRACTICE....

M

#33 019

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:51 AM

figured this would be the best thread to post this in...

drift battle mag is coming back!
http://www.facebook....211001458981061

so get your drift lens out and start sending stuff in so they have plenty of material to keep the mag alive

#34 dunn

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

Took a 300 2.8 to the drifts one day and it was a real pain, too heavy for panning (didn't bring a mono) and I was restricted to only shooting one corner.
So I would steer away from a fixed focal length for that reason.

#35 Jason12

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

I need to give my tammy 70 - 300 a go... My mate used it at adgp and said it went well...

#36 019

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

View Postdunn, on 10 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

I was restricted to only shooting one corner.

just wondering how you were restricted? wouldnt it just be a case of hunting out spots to shoot from instead of relying on the 'regular' spots?

ive never used a decent sized fixed length lens tho (just a 50mm from inside the track) so in that regard i dont really have a clue, lol.

#37 dunn

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

View Postbike19, on 10 January 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

View Postdunn, on 10 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

I was restricted to only shooting one corner.

just wondering how you were restricted? wouldnt it just be a case of hunting out spots to shoot from instead of relying on the 'regular' spots?

ive never used a decent sized fixed length lens tho (just a 50mm from inside the track) so in that regard i dont really have a clue, lol.

I mean I was restricted to one corner when I was shooting from one position.

#38 019

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

ah yep, that makes sense.

and stuff using one without a monopod. the 70-200mm was bad enough, hate to be trying to hold the 300mm with my weak arms, haha.

#39 dunn

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

yeh theyre reasonably heavy, used to work for a guy shooting SANFL and he had a 300 2.8 and a 400 2.8 and only one monopod, my arm got pretty strong after a few months lol.

#40 Dori31

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

hey dudes check out this thread:

http://www.nissansil...howtopic=517821

how am I going? where can I improve?

most are shot with the Tamron 70-300mm SP lens and the overhead bridge shots are done with the canon 1.8 50mm and are colour corrected in lightroom cs5

cheers :D

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