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Old Apr 1, 2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Some of my first pics with my 60D - using the 70-200 F/2.8 mark II
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 1:28 PM   #2
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Shot 1 is a really nice photo. I like the composition. Shot 2 doesn't really have anything going on at all. Shot 3 looks over-cropped. I like the expression on the middle man, but the detail isn't there to support the tight framing (i.e. look at the sharpness in 1 & 2 vs. shot 3). So, the lesson here is - it's a sharp lens but still not sharp enough to handle such heavy cropping.

Nice to see something different here though! Thanks for sharing.
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thanks for the comments. it was hard using the 'auto-focus points' on the camera - while tracking a moving boat and being in a moving boat. (alot of times focus points grabbed the water or boat or landscape... i have a lot more respect for great action photos I'll try pulling the crop back on #3 and your totally right, sharpness isn't there.

I've got a hole season ahead to shoot, so looking forward to big improvements.

thanks for the feedback!
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i dont use auto focus points for action shots for just that reason. I use either the center focus point only, or a far right focus point if im in portrait orientation and i want to focus on the eyes. The action will then be in the middle of the frame and only minor cropping will be needed to meet the rule of thirds or something like that. Or ill prefocus and re-compose if applicable.

I love your 1st shot, a classic rowing photo for sure!
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