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Old Mar 19, 2012, 6:11 PM   #11
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Oh, good job this thread came back as I see I didn't thank people for commenting.... sorry all! I appreciate the kind words.

I offered #3 to the makers of the boat as their advertising shots are not great. I didn't hear anything back so that's their loss LOL.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 8:41 AM   #12
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Hard to believe theyd pass up on that shot. Man, i bet this is tough to shoot!
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 9:47 AM   #13
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Hard to believe theyd pass up on that shot. Man, i bet this is tough to shoot!
Probably they get so many email they thought it was spam, or the person who received it wasn't in the right part of the company and just couldn't be bothered.

It's fine with me either way, I enjoyed taking it

As for being hard, yes and no, once you are used to panning (I shot loads of sports back in the day) then it isn't all that bad as most of the time they were running pretty straight lines. Then it just comes down to how good the tracking is on the camera/lens combo.
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Those things are lightening fast. i can see it being less difficult when panning with it, but this one was coming right at you-dont sell yourself short-thats One killer shot, Mr Humble, lol. what are you shooting and what focus tracking mode did you use?
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I shot these with at 7D and Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 + 1.4x TC to give me the reach.

I was in continuous AF and selected the focus point I wanted. That's about it, keep the point on the boat and let the action happen and hope take a shot at the right time. I will be honest and say I was machine gunning quite a bit as there is little you can do to predict the action, these things are going at about 50mph, not too shabby LOL.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 1:13 PM   #16
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50 mph and bouncing like mad in the waves! ill practice this summer by tracking a mosquito. lol
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