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Old Feb 5, 2009, 1:34 PM   #1
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A few shots from a contest in Rockledge, FL.
















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Old Feb 5, 2009, 2:54 PM   #2
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Tim some lovely shots. What setup are you shooting with?

The first one is class, great timing and some skills from the rider.
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Thanks Mark!

Nikon D300 with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens. SB-800 speedlight,with diffuser.




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Cool, I would never have thought of using a prime but guess that it has better focus in low light. I'm guessing you are using continuous Auto Focus or do you use another technique?

Either way it has worked well for you.
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 9:08 AM   #5
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Yes, using continuous AF set to "dynamic" on the D300 (better to catch the fast moving skaters!)

Normally, I would'nt think of using the prime 50mm for skateboarding as I like to move around and get shots from different distances. For this, the 18-135 kit lens works just fine.

This being indoors and tight quarters, I tried the 50 and really liked the results!

Thanks again for the compliments from the master!

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LOL, seriously not that master especially at something like this but I would love to give it a bash.

I would also love to play around with crazy wide angle like 15mm or something to accentuate everything.
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